Reversal Quotes

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Criss Jami
“A fear of weakness only strengthens weakness.”
Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

Criss Jami
“To be a philosopher, just reverse everything you have ever been told...and have a sense of humor doing it.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Sarah Rees Brennan
“Do not have a catfight, boys, even if it is that time of the month,” said Serene, and when she saw them staring at her, she explained: “You know—women shed their dark feelings with their menses every month? But men, robbed of that outlet, have strange moodswings and become hysterical at a certain phase of the moon?”
Sarah Rees Brennan, The Turn of the Story

“In the minds of my parents, they are the victims; I am the abuser.”
Christina Enevoldsen

E.D.E.N. Southworth
“The priest then turning toward the bride, inquired:

"Wilt thou have this man to be thy wedded husband, etc., etc., so long as ye both shall live?"

To which the bride, throwing aside her veil, answered, firmly:

"No! Not if he were the last man and I the last woman on the face of the earth and the human race was about to become extinct and the angel of Gabriel came down from above to ask it of me as a personal favor."

The effect of this outburst, this revelation, this explosion, may be imagined but can never be adequately described.”
E.D.E.N. Southworth, Capitola's Peril

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Anything great will only be appreciated if I am given the opportunity to feel the absence of it, or experience the reversal of it. It is only then that I can even begin to understand its majesty and cherish it in the manner I should have all along.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“It is precisely, if paradoxically, because reversal is in the service of repetition (so as to ensure, alongside its companion strategies, a dizzying proliferation of citations) that it gains a subversive power rather than remain a mere dependent (and thus conservative) form of social discourse. Reversal plays a double role in this novel (MONSIEUR VENUS), for it is not only a formal strategy bearing on citation, but itself a citation as well; one more cliché mobilized from the fin-de-siecle reserve.”
Janet Beizer

“Wenda's chest and hips shrank, her shoulders and arms turned muscular and her body became lean and hard where it had been rounded and soft. The hair of her head shortened drastically, and a mustache sprouted on her upper lip. Her delicate human feet had become hard hooves. She was now not a nymph but a faun. Physically; she would never be male in spirit.”
Piers Anthony, Knot Gneiss

Carol Shields
“From surfeit to loss is a short line.”
Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

“Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck.”

Christina Engela
“Moments later, Sona Kilroy, heading for the open doorway, stepped over the sergeant’s body. With an old auto-rifle in his left hand and his favorite sword in the other, and the sharp melodic din of bolts and bullets ringing in his ears, ‘the Hammer’ grinned an evil grin to himself, well pleased. He wished he could’ve seen the look on the face of Indomitable’s captain when he realized the tables had just been turned on him! The thought amused him. It was bloody hilarious. He cackled, reveling in this complete reversal of fortune. Then he stalked onward with conviction, a grim smile on his lips – intent on taking the ship for himself.

* * *”
Christina Engela, Dead Beckoning

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I don’t necessarily sit around inviting life to knock me down, but when it does I don’t wait around for an invitation to stand back up either.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Christmas is the beginning of a wonderfully tumultuous story of God coming on tip-toe in order to turn the world on it’s head.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Sarah C. Patten
“The golden pill was more solvent than medicine, dissolving self, reversing the tide of opposites, like only knowing the alphabet from finish to start, z to a.”
Sarah C. Patten, The Measure of Gold