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  • #1
    Gregory Maguire
    “Not everyone is born a witch or a saint. Not everyone is born talented, or crooked, or blessed; some are born definite in no particular at all. We are a fountain of shimmering contradictions, most of us. Beautiful in the concept, if we're lucky, but frequently tedious or regrettable as we flesh ourselves out.”
    Gregory Maguire, Son of a Witch

  • #2
    Ransom Riggs
    “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”
    Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • #3
    Ransom Riggs
    “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.”
    Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

  • #4
    Agatha Christie
    “I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
    Agatha Christi

  • #5
    Agatha Christie
    “It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. ”
    Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

  • #6
    Agatha Christie
    “Very few of us are what we seem.”
    Agatha Christie, The Man in the Mist

  • #7
    Agatha Christie
    “Poirot," I said. "I have been thinking."
    "An admirable exercise my friend. Continue it.”
    Agatha Christie, Peril at End House

  • #8
    Agatha Christie
    “A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.

    -The Last Seance (from The Hound of Death and Other Stories, also Double Sin and Other Stories)
    Agatha Christie, The Hound of Death

  • #9
    Agatha Christie
    “An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #10
    Agatha Christie
    “If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #11
    Agatha Christie
    “One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.”
    Agatha Christie

  • #12
    Agatha Christie
    “You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.”
    Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • #13
    Agatha Christie
    “It is really a hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking, and women will not be nice to you if you are.”
    Agatha Christie, The Man in the Brown Suit

  • #14
    Agatha Christie
    “But surely for everything you love you have to pay some price.”
    Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

  • #15
    Agatha Christie
    “To every problem, there is a most simple solution.”
    Agatha Christie, The Clocks

  • #16
    James Rollins
    “It ain't always rocket science, sometimes a door is just a door.”
    James Rollins, The Judas Strain

  • #17
    James Rollins
    “Books are keys that open many doors.”
    James Rollins

  • #18
    James Rollins
    “Often-times it's madness, not genius that moves the world forward. Who else but the mad would reach so far, stretching for the impossible and, in so doing, prove the impossible possible!”
    James Rollins, Black Order

  • #19
    “He had even read Pride and Prejudice--although he had thought that many of the heroine's problems would have been solved if someone had simply strangled her mother.”
    Lynn Viehl, Private Demon

  • #20
    “You have superpowers.
    I don't have supernerves so don't get on them.”
    Lynn Viehl, Twilight Fall

  • #21
    “Showing up underdressed is as smart as standing in the marketplace and shouting you've become an agent for the crown."
    "I'd hang myself first. I hate being a female."
    "Well until you sprout a beard and cock there you are.”
    Lynn Viehl, Her Ladyship's Curse

  • #22
    Robin S. Sharma
    “Change is hardest at the beginning, messiest in the middle and best at the end.”
    Robin Sharma, The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life

  • #23
    Robin S. Sharma
    “I’ve learned that everything happens for a reason,” the yogi Krishnan told him. “Every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson... Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.”
    Robin Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

  • #24
    Lao Tzu
    “Every journey begins with a single step.”
    lao tsu

  • #25
    Madeline Miller
    “In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood like a hundred golden urns pouring out of the sun.”
    Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

  • #26
    Madeline Miller
    “I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
    Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

  • #27
    Joe Abercrombie
    “Bloody North,” said Shev as she picked her way towards it and had a tentative drag at the ropes. “Even their bridges are shit.”

    “Their men are good,” said Javre, clattering out with no fear whatsoever. “Far from subtle, but enthusiastic.”

    “Great,” said Shev as she edged after, exchanging a mutually suspicious glance with a crow perched atop one of the posts. “Men. The one thing that interests me not at all.”

    “You should try them.”

    “I did. Once. Bloody useless. Like trying to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even speak your language, let alone understand the topic.”

    “Some are certainly more horizontally fluent than others.”

    “No. Just no. The hairiness, and the lumpiness, and the great big fumbling fingers and . . . balls. I mean, balls. What’s that about? That is one singularly unattractive piece of anatomy. That is just . . . that is bad design, is what that is.”
    Joe Abercrombie, Two’s Company
    tags: humor

  • #28
    Joe Abercrombie
    “I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them.”
    Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings

  • #29
    Joe Abercrombie
    “Once you've got a task to do, it's better to do it than live with the fear of it.”
    Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

  • #30
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

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