North Quotes

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George R.R. Martin
“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Susan Sontag
“Every culture has its southerners -- people who work as little as they can, preferring to dance, drink, sing brawl, kill their unfaithful spouses; who have livelier gestures, more lustrous eyes, more colorful garments, more fancifully decorated vehicles, a wonderful sense of rhythm, and charm, charm, charm; unambitious, no, lazy, ignorant, superstitious, uninhibited people, never on time, conspicuously poorer (how could it be otherwise, say the northerners); who for all their poverty and squalor lead enviable lives -- envied, that is, by work-driven, sensually inhibted, less corruptly governed northerners. We are superior to them, say the northerners, clearly superior. We do not shirk our duties or tell lies as a matter of course, we work hard, we are punctual, we keep reliable accounts. But they have more fun than we do ... They caution[ed] themselves as people do who know they are part of a superior culture: we mustn't let ourselves go, mustn't descend to the level of the ... jungle, street, bush, bog, hills, outback (take your pick). For if you start dancing on tables, fanning yourself, feeling sleepy when you pick up a book, developing a sense of rhythm, making love whenever you feel like it -- then you know. The south has got you.”
Susan Sontag, The Volcano Lover

Vera Nazarian
“Once upon a time, the Reindeer took a running leap and jumped over the Northern Lights.

But he jumped too low, and the long fur of his beautiful flowing tail got singed by the rainbow fires of the aurora.

To this day the reindeer has no tail to speak of. But he is too busy pulling the Important Sleigh to notice what is lost. And he certainly doesn’t complain.

What's your excuse?”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Anna Akhmatova
“Let whoever wants to, relax in the south,
And bask in the garden of paradise.
Here is the essence of north—and it's autumn
I've chosen as this year's friend.”
Anna Akhmatova, The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

Mark  Lawrence
“Snow makes a soft bed, but no man wakes from it. That was the wisdom of the North.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Slush is frozen over. People say that winter lasts forever, but it's because they obsess over the thermometer. North in the mountains, the maple syrup is trickling. Brave geese punch through the thin ice left on the lake. Underground, pale seeds roll over in their sleep. Starting to get restless. Starting to dream green.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

Stephen Crane
“The ranks opened covertly to avoid the corpse. The invulnerable dead man forced a way for himself. The youth looked keenly at the ashen face. The wind raised the tawny beard. It moved as if a hand were stroking it. He vaguely desired to walk around and around the body and stare; the impulse of the living to try to read in dead eyes the answer to the Question.”
Stephen Crane - The Red Badget of Courage

Alison Weir
“In the South of England northerners were regarded then as uncouth, brutish, undisciplined savages ...”
Alison Weir, The Princes in the Tower

Katherine Rundell
“To the three men in gray coats and golden buttons just cresting the hill, the pantomime was a strange one. The speck of green merged with the gray, and the black with the flash of red, as they shot off toward north.”
Katherine Rundell, The Wolf Wilder
tags: hill, north

Talismanist Giebra
“To the North of my soul.
To the South of my existence.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

Mordecai Richler
“Let me put it this way. Canada is not so much a country as a holding tank filled with the disgruntled progeny of defeated peoples.”
Mordecai Richler

Shannon  Mullen
“With thousands of years of history frozen in time, it's no wonder that many southerners like me romanticize the north as a place where we can freeze our former selves, thaw, and then bloom anew. Here it’s just you, the land, and your thoughts, and you can't leave until you've wrestled with yourself and emerged a survivor. But then again, the light is much more intense up here and everything looks different because of it. The sun hasn’t set in a couple of months, and you can see things much more clearly when it is light all of the time.”
Shannon M Mullen, See What Flowers

Steven Magee
“The USA demanding that North Korea halt its nuclear program is akin to the fox demanding that the hens open their coup.”
Steven Magee

Alice Hoffman
“I do not know if he had a name, but I called him North, an appellation I think Beck would have approved of, for it was the name the Dutch called the Hudson River when they first came here, when men set to changing the world in their image, and gave all the wild things their own names.”
Alice Hoffman

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A compass calibrated by my greed is a rather shrewd way to legitimize my agenda. However, true north on a compass such as this is a straight line to the edge of a really big cliff.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Thylias Moss
“She also said that Esmenda Jenkins Dube
would have wanted a northern life,
as far north as north can be, limits of north
where it was so cold nothing there understood hellfire,
and the mountains were white, like full-hipped women
sleeping undisturbed, women of the cold clouds
breathing out more cold clouds that departed their mouths
when they whispered heaven in their northern dreams.”
Thylias Moss, Slave Moth: A Narrative in Verse

Steven Magee
“I am far more fearful of the USA government than I am of North Korea.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“I am far more fearful of the police than I am of North Korea.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The most dangerous thing to the USA population is not North Korea, it is the USA government.”
Steven Magee

“I felt entangled now: this March, this South, this war, history. History could not possibly let the South get away with slavery; history would not possibly let us get away with what we were doing to the South. Somehow or other, we'd both have to pay.”
Cynthia Bass, Sherman's March

Steven Magee
“Western corporate governments are far more likely to damage your health or kill you prematurely than anyone from North Korea.”
Steven Magee

James Baldwin
“There was not, after all, a great difference between the world of the North and that of the South which she had fled; there was only this difference: the North promised more. And this similarity: what it promised it did not give, and what it gave, at length and grudgingly with one hand, it took back with the other. Now she understood in this nervous, hollow, ringing city, that nervousness of Richard's which had so attracted her—a tension so total, and so without the hope, or possibility of release, or resolution, that she felt it in his muscles, and heard it in his breathing, even as on her breast he fell asleep.”
James Baldwin

“Point north and vok voort.”
Andrew Miller, Dub Steps
tags: north

Victoria Escobar
“I rolled my shoulders. “Sure. Are we on the clock?”

“In a matter,” Hadley stepped back as I stepped forward, “unless you want to build a snowman?”

Testing us both, I stepped into her personal space and bent down to her ear, “Doesn’t have to be a snowman.”
Victoria Escobar, Leaving Tracks

Steven Magee
“Your enemy is not in North Korea or Syria, it is your own corporate controlled government.”
Steven Magee

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Steven Magee
“The Island of Hawaii has a very strange property market. In the north you will find some of the most expensive homes in the USA and in the south they among the cheapest.”
Steven Magee

Margaret Atwood
“The north smells different from the city: clearer, thinner. You can see farther. A sawmill, a hill of sawdust, the teepee shape of a sawdust burner; the smokestacks of the copper smelters, the rocks around them bare of trees, burnt-looking, the heaps of blackened slag: I’ve forgotten about these things all winter, but here they are again, and when I see them I remember them, I know them, I greet them as if they are home.”
Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye

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