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  • #1
    Roger Zelazny
    “To paraphrase Oedipus, Hamlet, Lear, and all those guys, "I wish I had known this some time ago.”
    Roger Zelazny, Sign of the Unicorn

  • #2
    Roger Zelazny
    “Nobody steals books but your friends.”
    Roger Zelazny, The Guns of Avalon

  • #3
    Roger Zelazny
    “A totally nondenominational prayer: Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that I be forgiven for anything I may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness.  Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which I may be eligible after the destruction of my body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen.”
    Roger Zelazny, Creatures of Light and Darkness

  • #4
    Roger Zelazny
    “I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.”
    Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber

  • #5
    Roger Zelazny
    “Good-bye and hello, as always.”
    Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos

  • #6
    Roger Zelazny
    “There are none of you, good doctors, could cope with my family anyway.”
    Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber

  • #7
    Terry Pratchett
    “Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
    Terry Pratchett, Jingo

  • #8
    Terry Pratchett
    “If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.”
    Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

  • #10
    Terry Pratchett
    “His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink.”
    Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

  • #11
    Mervyn Peake
    “Lingering is so very lonely when one lingers all alone.”
    Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

  • #12
    Mervyn Peake
    “Gormenghast, that is, the main massing of the original stone, taken by itself would have displayed a certain ponderous architectural quality were it possible to have ignored the circumfusion of those mean dwellings that swarmed like an epidemic around its outer walls. They sprawled over the sloping arch, each one half way over its neighbour until, held back by the castle ramparts, the innermost of these hovels laid hold on the great walls, clamping themselves thereto like limpets to a rock. These dwellings, by ancient law, were granted this chill intimacy with the stronghold that loomed above them. Over their irregular roofs would fall throughout the seasons, the shadows of time-eaten buttresses, of broken and lofty turrets, and, most enormous of all, the shadow of the Tower of Flints. This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”
    Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

  • #13
    Mervyn Peake
    “When he at least reached the door the handle had cease to vibrate. Lowering himself suddenly to his knees he placed his head and the vagaries of his left eye (which was for ever trying to dash up and down the vertical surface of the door), he was able by dint of concentration to observe, within three inches of his keyholed eye, an eye which was not his, being not only of a different colour to his own iron marble, but being, which is more convincing, on the other side of the door.”
    Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

  • #14
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #15
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #16
    Douglas Adams
    “I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    Douglas Adams

  • #17
    Douglas Adams
    “If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #18
    Douglas Adams
    “Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.
    The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist,'" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."
    "But," says Man, "The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED."
    "Oh dear," says God, "I hadn't thought of that," and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
    "Oh, that was easy," says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #19
    Douglas Adams
    “My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #20
    Douglas Adams
    “There's always a moment when you start to fall out of love, whether it's with a person or an idea or a cause, even if it's one you only narrate to yourself years after the event: a tiny thing, a wrong word, a false note, which means that things can never be quite the same again.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #21
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

  • #22
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “...vamos, que es ideal cuando la propia víctima se alegra de que la lleven al matadero.”
    Fiodor Dostoyevski, The Gambler



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