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  • #1
    Charles  de Lint
    “We're all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on. Not forever, perhaps, but for a time. It's a kind of immortality, I suppose, bounded by limits, it's true, but then so's everything.”
    Charles de Lint

  • #2
    Charles  de Lint
    “A name can't begin to encompass the sum of all her parts. But that's the magic of names, isn't it? That the complex, contradictory individuals we are can be called up complete and whole in another mind through the simple sorcery of a name.”
    Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot

  • #3
    Charles  de Lint
    “There's stories and then there's stories. The ones with any worth change your life forever, perhaps only in a small way, but once you've heard them, they are forever a part of you. You nurture them and pass them on, and the giving only makes you feel better. The others are just words on a page.”
    Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot

  • #4
    Charles  de Lint
    “I do believe in an everyday sort of magic -- the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we're alone.”
    Charles de Lint

  • #5
    Charles  de Lint
    “Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?”
    Charles de Lint

  • #6
    Neil Gaiman
    “Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #7
    Neil Gaiman
    “There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

  • #8
    Neil Gaiman
    “I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you'll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you'll make something that didn't exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #9
    Neil Gaiman
    “Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds' eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

  • #10
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #11
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “One thing I do know about intimacy is that there are certain natural laws which govern the sexual experience of two people, and that these laws cannot be budged any more than gravity can be negotiated with. To feel physically comfortable with someone else's body is not a decision you can make. It has very little to do with how two people think or act or talk or even look. The mysterious magnet is either there, buried somewhere deep behind the sternum, or it is not. When it isn't there (as I have learned in the past, with heartbreaking clarity) you can no more force it to exist than a surgeon can force a patient's body to accept a kidney from the wrong donor. My friend Annie says it all comes down to one simple question: "Do you want your belly pressed against this person's belly forever --or not?”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #12
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything

  • #13
    Joanne Harris
    “The right circumstances sometimes happen of their own accord, slyly, without fanfare, without warning. Layman's alchemy. . . . The magic of everyday things.”
    Joanne Harris, Blackberry Wine

  • #14
    Joanne Harris
    “Some things can be both real and imaginary at the same time, . . . some lies can be true, . . . broken faith may be restored.”
    Joanne Harris, Blackberry Wine

  • #15
    Harper Lee
    “They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
    Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

  • #16
    Bill Bryson
    “18th century scientists, the French in particular, seldom did things simply if an absurdly demanding alternative was available.”
    Bill Bryson

  • #17
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert

  • #18
    Neil Gaiman
    “Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #19
    Neil Gaiman
    “Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world!”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #20
    Neil Gaiman
    “I am selfish, private and easily bored. Will this be a problem?”
    Neil Gaiman, A Study in Emerald

  • #21
    Neil Gaiman
    “What are these fundamental principles, if they are not atoms?"
    "Stories. And they give me hope.”
    Neil Gaiman, Marvel 1602

  • #22
    Neil Gaiman
    “Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #23
    Neil Gaiman
    “Death’s a funny thing. I used to think it was a big, sudden thing, like a huge owl that would swoop down out of the night and carry you off. I don’t anymore. I think it’s a slow thing. Like a thief who comes to your house day after day, taking a little thing here and a little thing there, and one day you walk round your house and there’s nothing there to keep you, nothing to make you want to stay. And then you lie down and shut up forever. Lots of little deaths until the last big one.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Wake

  • #24
    Patricia A. McKillip
    “Words, he decided, were inadequate at best, impossible at worst. They meant too many things. Or they meant nothing at all.”
    Patricia A. McKillip, In the Forests of Serre

  • #25
    Neil Gaiman
    “All we have to believe with is our senses, the tools we use to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

  • #26
    Markus Zusak
    “Sometimes you read a book so special that you want to carry it around with you for months after you've finished just to stay near it.”
    Markus Zusak

  • #27
    Patricia Briggs
    “It is one of those lessons that every child should learn: Don't play with fire, sharp objects, or ancient artifacts.”
    Patricia Briggs

  • #28
    Elizabeth Gilbert
    “I think I deserve something beautiful.”
    Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • #29
    Jane Austen
    “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

  • #30
    Jane Austen
    “The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”
    Jane Austen, Love and Friendship



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