Worlds Quotes

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V.E. Schwab
“For the ones who dream of stranger worlds.”
V.E. Schwab, A Darker Shade of Magic

Neil Gaiman
“This is a work of fiction. Still, given an infinite number of possible worlds, it must be true on one of them. And if a story set in an infinite number of possible worlds is true in one of them, then it must be true in all of them. So maybe, it's not as fictional as we think.”
Neil Gaiman, InterWorld

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“After a while it occurred to me that between the covers of each of those books lay a boundless universe waiting to be discovered while beyond those walls, in the outside world, people allowed life to pass by in afternoons of football and radio soaps, content to do little more than gaze at their navels.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

Mark Knopfler
“There's so many different worlds, so many different suns. And we have just one world, but we live in different ones.”
Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Kelly Barnhill
“There's no such thing as complete when it comes to stories. Stories are infinite. They are as infinite as worlds.”
Kelly Barnhill, Iron Hearted Violet

Jenn Granneman
“Introverts live in two worlds: We visit the world of people, but solitude and the inner world will always be our home.”
Jenn Granneman, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World

Josephine Angelini
“The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.”
Josephine Angelini, Trial by Fire

Alix E. Harrow
“Worlds were never meant to be prisons, locked and suffocating and safe. Worlds were supposed to be great rambling houses with all the windows thrown open and the wind and summer rain rushing through them, with magic passages in their closets and secret treasure chests in their attics.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Toba Beta
“Just as heart is a fountain of unspoken words,
the universe is a womb of wonder weird worlds.”
Toba Beta

Susanna Clarke
“The House is valuable because it is the House. It is enough in and of Itself. It is not the means to an end.”
Susanna Clarke, Piranesi

Markus Zusak
“So I saw that there was only me. There was only me who could worry about what was happening here, inside these walls of my life. Other people had their own worlds to worry about, and in the end, they had to fend for themselves, just like us.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Alix E. Harrow
“There's only one way to run away from your own story, and that's to sneak into someone else's. I unwedged the leatherbound book from beneath my mattress and breathed in the ink-and-adventure smell of it. I walked through it into another world.”
Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Toba Beta
“There has to be new words
to explain new worlds.”
Toba Beta [Betelgeuse Incident], Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Alexander the Great
“There are no more worlds to conquer!”
Alexander the Great

Guy Gavriel Kay
“... everyone knew that all islands were worlds unto themselves, that to come to an island was to come to another world.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana

Brian Krans
“Everyone wants to be a God. We manufacture our own worlds, duping ourselves with things to escape the reality we call our lives. Drugs, alcohol, sex, work, school. Bigger houses, newer cars and designer clothes are the universes we invent to exert our god-like rule. We can't control the weather, but it's always a perfect seventy-two degrees in our central-air controlled worlds.”
Brian Krans

Jack Kerouac
“The innumerable worlds in the Milky Way, words.”
Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Trinity Vinton
“Few from your world believe,' Killian replied. 'And of those that do, fewer yet understand.”
Trinity Vinton, The Rise of Ethrundson: Quest of a Thousand Questions

Kawai Strong Washburn
“Take a match and hold it to the strip, start the strike. Somewhere at the microscopic level there are whole worlds of hot light that gather and jump to the match tip. That's what we were.”
Kawai Strong Washburn, Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Elizabeth Kay
“perhaps,thought Felix,that's what magic is--physics with a different twist to it.
my world just hasn't discovered the twist.”
Elizabeth Kay, Back to the Divide

Kaylee Stepkoski
“The rain puts me in a daze. A daze that pulls me away into the worlds I've made.”
Kaylee Stepkoski

“His life is worth so much more than he believes. His life means the world to me, and I want this world to know that I'm not afraid to love him. I want this world to know that he's going to be the death of me because THAT'S HOW I WANT IT. I don't care what the rules are because I've made my own, and in my rules it says 'Love the one you do, for he'll forever love you.' So this life can go kick a can for all I care! I'm gonna love him even if people don't approve. I've been through so much, but he's been through more, so as I said, GO KICK A CAN, because, yes, I Love Him.”
Lillian Michelle Frazier

“Then spoke Gangleri: 'Where is the chief centre or holy place of the gods?'
High replied: 'It is at the ash Yggdrasil. There the gods must hold their courts each day.'
Then spoke Gangleri: 'What is there to tell about that place?'
Then said Just-as-high: 'The ash is of all trees the biggest and best. Its branches spread out over all the world and extend across the sky. Three of the tree's roots support it and extend very, very far. One is among the Æsir, the second among the frost-giants, where Ginnungagap once was. The third extends over Niflheim, and under that root is Hvergelmir, and Nidhogg gnaws the bottom of the root. But under the root that reaches towards the frost-giants, there is where Mimir's well is, which has wisdom and intelligence contained in it, and the master of the well is called Mimir. He is full of learning because he drinks of the well from the horn Giallarhorn. All-father went there and asked for a single drink from the well, but he did not get one until he placed his eye as a pledge. Thus it says in Voluspa:
I know it all, Odin, where you deposited your eye, in that renowned well of Mimir. Mimir drinks mead every morning from Val-father's pledge. Know you yet, or what?”
Anthony Faulkes, Edda

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“And there, as promised, was the grizzly bear habitat, dozens of the brown and black bears ambling along grass and tree below. Yet, from my position above, I did not fear—as I might have a snake—the large animals, or concern myself with the notion of a gondola-gone wrong and accidentally tumbling into their home like dinner falling into place on a well-set table. It was as if we were viewing a dozen worlds in a single instant, partaking in the thrill of it all.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, Peter

Agnes Chew
“When I was a child, a teacher once said that there existed 195 countries in the world. Astronomers lay claim to there being eight planets in our solar system, of the hundreds of solar systems that lie in our galaxy, of the billions of galaxies that exist in our single universe. On still nights when sleep forgets to steal me away, I think about all the worlds that have yet to be discovered by astronomers – vast, immense worlds that continue to remain hidden within each and every one of us; vast, immense worlds that continue to escape the consciousness of others.”
Agnes Chew, The Desire for Elsewhere

Patrick Harpur
“There are many other worlds - but they are all in this one.”
Patrick Harpur, The Secret Tradition of the Soul

Virginia Woolf
“We have destroyed something by our presence,” said Bernard, “a world perhaps.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

C.S. Lewis
“Low down and near the horizon hung a great, red sun, far bigger than our sun. Digory felt at once that it was also older than ours: a sun near the end of its life, weary of looking down upon that world. To the left of the sun, and higher up, there was a single star, big and bright. Those were the only two things to be seen in the dark sky; they made a dismal group. And on the earth, in every direction, as far as the eye could reach, there spread a vast city in which there was no living thing to be seen. And all the temples, towers, palaces, pyramids, and bridges cast long, disastrous-looking shadows in the light of that withered sun. Once a great river had flowed through the city, but the water had long since vanished, and it was now only a wide ditch of grey dust.

"Look well on that which no eyes will ever see again," said the Queen. "Such was Charn, that great city, the city of the King of Kings, the wonder of the world, perhaps of all worlds. Does your uncle rule any city as great as this, boy?"

"No," said Digory. He was going to explain that Uncle Andrew didn't rule any cities, but the Queen went on:

"It is silent now. But I have stood here when the whole air was full of the noises of Charn; the trampling of feet, the creaking of wheels, the cracking of the whips and the groaning of slaves, the thunder of chariots, and the sacrificial drums beating in the temples. I have stood here (but that was near the end) when the roar of battle went up from every street and the river of Charn ran red." She paused and added, "All in one moment one woman blotted it out forever."

"Who?" said Digory in a faint voice; but he had already guessed the answer.

"I," said the Queen. "I, Jadis, the last Queen, but the Queen of the World.”
C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew

Sarah J. Maas
“Perhaps she'd never stop seeing them. Perhaps she alone in this wold and all others knew what lay beyond the invisible walls separating them.
How much life dwelled and thrived. loved and hated and struggled to claw out a living.”
Sarah J. Maas, Kingdom of Ash

“As we change our worlds, we change our bodies. The old duality between environmental health and human health is obsolete.”
James Hamblin, Clean: The New Science of Skin

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