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Ka Quotes

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Stephen King
“If it's ka it'll come like a wind, and your plans will stand before it no more than a barn before a cyclone”
Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

Stephen King
“Ka was like a wheel, its one purpose to turn, and in the end it always came back to the place where it had started.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands
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Stephen King
“Ka works and the world moves on.”
Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

Robin Furth
“Ka is a wheel; its one purpose is to turn. The spin of ka always brings us back to the same place, to face and reface our mistakes and defeats until we can learn from them. When we learn from the past, the wheel continues to move forward, towards growth and evolution. When we don’t, the wheel spins backward, and we are given another chance. If once more we squander the opportunity, the wheel continues its rotation towards devolution, or destruction.”
Robin Furth, Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance

Stephen King
“Ka was a wheel; it was also a net from which none ever escaped.”
Stephen King, Everything's Eventual

Stephen King
“Luck's the word those with poor hearts use for ka...”
Stephen King

Stephen King
“Roland of Gilead responded as he ever had and ever would when such useless, mystifying questions were raised: 'Ka.”
Stephen King, Everything's Eventual

Stephen King
“Ka is a friend to evil as well as good. It embraces both.”
Stephen King, Black House

Stephen King
“The hands pulled him forward regardless. The hands of the Tower knew no mercy.

They were the hands of Gan, the hands of ka, and they knew no mercy.

He smelled alkali, bitter as tears. The desert beyond the door was white; blinding; waterless; without feature save for the faint, cloudy haze of the mountains which sketched themselves on the horizon. The smell beneath the alkali was that of the devil-grass which brought sweet dreams, nightmares, death.

But not for you, gunslinger. Never for you. You darkle. You tinct.

May I be brutally frank? You go on.

And each time you forget the last time. For you, each time is the first time.”
Stephen King, The Dark Tower

Stephen King
“They would go down fighting, but they were going to die there.

And he thought dying would be all right. It was going to break Roland's heart to lose the boy...yet he would go on. As long as the Dark Tower stood, Roland would go on.

Jake looked up. "She said, 'Remember the struggle.' "

"Susannah did."

"Yes. She came forward. Mia let her. And the song moved Mia. She wept."

"Say true?"

"True. Mia, daughter of none, mother of one. And while Mia was distracted...her eyes blind with tears..."

Jake looked around. Oy looked around with him, likely not searching for anything but only imitating his beloved Ake. Callahan was remembering that night on the Pavilion. The lights. The way Oy had stood on his hind legs and bowed to the folken. Susannah, singing. The lights. The dancing, Roland dancing the commala in the lights, the colored lights. Roland dancing in the white. Always Roland; and in the end, after the others had fallen, murdered away one by one in these bloody motions, Roland would remain.”
Stephen King, Song of Susannah

Kristen Ashley
“God. He could even dive perfectly.
In jeans.
Or maybe it was perfect because it was hot and he was doing it in jeans.
Or maybe it was just hot because he was joining me.”
Kristen Ashley, Kaleidoscope

“There is no such thing as fear until you allow it to enter your heart. If I told you what really happens to your soul when it is put to eternal sleep, you would not fear death; hence, you would never have fear — or fear Fear. But this is something I will share with you another day and time, in another story. We are taught to fear anything that can bring us closer to death — to keep us from taking huge leaps that involve risk. The only thing you should fear in this lifetime is not taking risks while you are living. I do not mean to go jump off a bridge. I mean, to go all out to reach your dreams, to dare to do things you typically would not do out of fear.

Pain has a threshold and so does death. Fear neither, and never fear what has no right to be feared. Fear only the Almighty, for he is the only one who can terminate a soul forever. No man can do that. No leader can do that. Only the Creator can do that. As long as the heart is good, a soul can live forever. The body is simply a coating for the soul, and when you die, your soul takes the soul of your heart along with it. Love strengthens both, while fear cripples both. Starting today, train your mind and heart to reject fear. Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Stephen King
“She felt actually faint as his gaze fell upon her, and now the idea of ka was almost too strong to deny. She tried to tell herself it was just the dim--that feeling of having lived a thing before--but it wasn't the dim; it was a sense of finding a road one had been searching for all along.”
Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

Stephen King
“He felt like a compass needle. The needle knows nothing about magnetic north; it only knows it must point in a certain direction, like it or not.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands

Stephen King
“All God’s children have shoes.”
Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

Roberto Calasso
“«Cuántos acontecimientos, cuántas historias una dentro de la otra, que en cada juntura esconden otras historias.. Y apenas acabo de salir del huevo», pensaba Garuda mientras, exultante, volaba rumbo al norte. Al fin un lugar sin seres vivientes. En aquel lugar se detendría a reflexionar. «Nadie me ha enseñado nada. Todo me ha sido sólo mostrado. Necesitaré toda la vida para empezar a comprender lo que he vivido. Comprender, entre otras cosas, qué significa el estar hecho de sílabas...»”
Roberto Calasso, Ka: The Story Of Garuda
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