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  • #1
    Terry Pratchett
    “A good plan isn't one where someone wins, it's where nobody thinks they've lost.”
    Terry Pratchett, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

  • #2
    Jim Butcher
    “When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching -- they are your family. ”
    Jim Butcher

  • #3
    Jim Butcher
    “We are not going to die."

    Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. "We're not?"

    "No. And do you know why?" He shook his head. "Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I'm too stubborn to die." I hauled on the shirt even harder. "And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.”
    Jim Butcher, Dead Beat

  • #4
    Jim Butcher
    “Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar”
    Jim Butcher, Dead Beat

  • #5
    Jim Butcher
    “Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.”
    Jim Butcher, Changes

  • #6
    Jim Butcher
    “Of course Evil's afoot. If it had switched to the metric system it'd be up to a meter by now. ”
    Jim Butcher

  • #7
    Jim Butcher
    “So. You get handed a holy sword by an archangel, told to go fight the forces of evil, and you somehow remain an atheist. Is that what you're saying?”
    Jim Butcher, Death Masks

  • #8
    Jim Butcher
    “The man once wrote: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. Tolkien had that one mostly right.

    I stepped forward, let the door bang closed, and snarled, "Fuck subtle.”
    Jim Butcher, Changes

  • #9
    Jim Butcher
    “Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?”
    Jim Butcher, Small Favor

  • #10
    Jim Butcher
    “Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.”
    Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty

  • #11
    John Green
    “At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved.”
    John Green, Looking for Alaska

  • #12
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Better to be the failure who nobly strived than the success who never really had to.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Firstborn

  • #13
    Brandon Sanderson
    “I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword."

    She raised an eyebrow.

    "Sharp as hell," Lightsong said, "but lacking a point.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker

  • #14
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Elend: I kind of lost track of time…
    Breeze: For two hours?
    Elend: There were books involved.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension

  • #15
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #16
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #17
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “He taught only one class: 'Unlikely Maths'. But since the time was listed as "now" and the place, "everywhere," this was hardly helpful in tracking him down.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #18
    Orson Scott Card
    “Perhaps it's impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.”
    Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

  • #19
    Orson Scott Card
    “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.”
    Orson Scott Card, Shadow of the Giant

  • #20
    Orson Scott Card
    “You're a monster.
    Thanks. Does this mean I get a raise?
    No, just a medal. The budget isn't inexhaustable.”
    Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

  • #21
    Orson Scott Card
    “All the stories are fictions. What matters is which fiction you believe.”
    Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind

  • #22
    Orson Scott Card
    “We have to go. I'm almost happy here.”
    Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game

  • #23
    Jay Asher
    “You don’t know what goes on in anyone’s life but your own. And when you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can’t be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a person’s life, you’re messing with their entire life. Everything. . . affects everything.”
    Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

  • #24
    Rick Riordan
    “With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.”
    Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

  • #25
    Rick Riordan
    “How did you die?"
    "We er....drowned in a bathtub."
    "All three of you?"
    "It was a big bathtub.”
    Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

  • #26
    Rick Riordan
    “I told Tantalus to go chase a doughnut. ”
    Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

  • #27
    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

  • #28
    Terry Pratchett
    “A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #29
    Terry Pratchett
    “Last hopeless chances have got to work. Nothing makes sense otherwise. You might as well not be alive.”
    Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

  • #30
    Terry Pratchett
    “Cats will amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw.”
    Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
    tags: cats



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