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  • #1
    Megan Whalen Turner
    “No 'Glory shall be your reward' for me. Oh, no, for me, it is, 'Stop whining' and 'Go to bed'.”
    Megan Whalen Turner, The King of Attolia

  • #2
    Oscar Wilde
    “Quotation is a serviceable substitute for wit.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #3
    Oscar Wilde
    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

  • #4
    Catherynne M. Valente
    “One ought not to judge her: all children are Heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb high trees and say shocking things and leap so very high grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. But, as in their reading and arithmetic and drawing, different children proceed at different speeds. (It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.) Some small ones are terrible and fey, Utterly Heartless. Some are dear and sweet and Hardly Heartless At All. September stood very generally in the middle on the day the Green Wind took her, Somewhat Heartless, and Somewhat Grown.”
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

  • #5
    Terry Pratchett
    “The jurisdiction of a good man extends to the end of the world.”
    Terry Pratchett, Snuff

  • #6
    Terry Pratchett
    “He'd heard that writers spent all day in their dressing gowns drinking champagne. This is, of course, absolutely true.”
    Terry Pratchett, Snuff

  • #7
    Terry Pratchett
    “Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to.”
    Terry Pratchett, Snuff

  • #8
    H.P. Lovecraft
    “I couldn't live a week without a private library - indeed, I'd part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I'd let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.”
    H.P. Lovecraft

  • #9
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    “Apologizing to me again, thought Miles miserably. For me. He keeps telling me I'm all right—and then apologizing. Inconsistent, Father.He shuffled back and forth across the room again, and his pain burst into speech. He flung his words against the deaf door, "I'll make you take back that apology! I am all right, damn it! I'll make you see it. I'll stuff you so full of pride in me there'll be no room left for your precious guilt! I swear by my word as Vorkosigan. I swear it, Father," his voice fell to a whisper, "Grandfather. Somehow, I don't know how . . .”
    Lois McMaster Bujold, Young Miles

  • #10
    Terry Pratchett
    “This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.”
    Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

  • #11
    Terry Pratchett
    “And that's when I first learned about evil. It is built in to the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.”
    Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

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