Worlds Quotes

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eden Phillpotts
“You are but a tiny cluster upon the vines of heaven, where the grapes are worlds; yet you hold the power to ripen your bitter berries and add to the eternal vintage of cosmic sweetness if so you will.”
Eden Phillpotts, Saurus

Adam Gidwitz
“And I read something else," Jacob goes on. "There was this discussion of the story of Cain and Abel, from the Bible. After Cain kills his brother, God says, 'The bloods of your brother call out to me.' Not blood. Bloods. Weird, right? So the Talmud tries to explain it."

"I can explain it," says William. "The scribe was drunk."

"William!" cries Jeanne. "The Bible is written by God!"

"And copied by scribes," the big boy replies. "Who get drunk. A lot. Trust me."

Jacob is laughing. "The rabbis have a different explanation. The Talmud says it's 'bloods' because Cain didn't only spill Abel's blood. He spilled the blood of Abel and all the descendants he never had."


"And then it says something like, 'Whoever destroys a single life destroys the whole world. And whoever saves a single life saves the whole world."

There are sheep in the meadow beside the road. Gwenforte walks up to the low stone wall, and one sheep--a ram--doesn't run away. They sniff each other's noses. Her white fur beside the ram's wool--two textures, two colors, both called white in our inadequate language.

Jeanne is thinking about something. At last, she shares it. "William, you said that it takes a lifetime to make a book."

"That's right."

"One book? A whole lifetime?"

William nods. "A scribe might copy out a single book for years. An illuminator would then take it and work on it for longer still. Not to mention the tanner who made the parchment, and the bookbinder who stitched the book together, and the librarian who worked to get the book for the library and keep it safe from mold and thieves and clumsy monks with ink pots and dirty hands. And some books have authors, too, like Saint Augustine or Rabbi Yehuda. When you think about it, each book is a lot of lives. Dozens and dozens of them."

Dozens and dozens of lives," Jeanne says. "And each life a whole world."

"We saved five books," says Jacob. "How many worlds is that?"

William smiles. "I don't know. A lot. A whole lot.”
Adam Gidwitz, The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog

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

“What worlds are there herein? I’ll tell you. In these seas of fragrant waters, numerous as atoms in unspeakably many buddha-fields, rest an equal number of world systems. Each world system also contains an equal number of worlds. Those world systems in the ocean of worlds have various resting places, various shapes and forms, various substances and essences, various locations, various entryways, various adornments, various boundaries, various alignments, various similarities, and various powers of maintenance.”
Thomas Cleary, The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

C.S. Lewis
“(Of the main character seeing a new world for the first time.) The air was cold but not bitterly so, and it seemed a bit rough at the back of his throat. He gazed about him, and the very intensity of his desire to take in the new world at a glance defeated itself. He saw nothing but colours - colours that refused to form themselves into things. Moreover, he knew nothing yet well enough to see it: you cannot see things till you know roughly what they are. His first impression was of a bright, pale world - a watercolour world out of a child's paint-box, a moment later he recognised the flat belt of light blue as a sheet of water, or of something like water, which came nearly to his feet. They were on the shore of a lake or river.”
C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

Garon Whited
“I have lived in worlds beyond counting and countries as strange and wonderful as the dance of dust in sunbeams, because I have lived in books.”
Garon Whited

Meia Geddes
“The window counter considered numbers often. How many tons of air did the universe contain, for instance. She wanted to know the average number of thoughts projected on an object in its life, to measure the silences in a dream, to calculate the ideal amount of light a window should emit. But the most pressing question of all was the number of windows the world contained. How many worlds could a person view from within or without?”
Meia Geddes, The Little Queen

Christina Engela
“Imagine, if you will:
The stuff myths are made of! The Turtle Island of the stars – home planet to the fearsome and once legendary Corsairs. The very name of this world immediately grabbed the imaginations of young boys and girls, and universally mesmerize dreamers and romantics alike. The truth though was less romantic – and as reality so often demonstrates in real life - instead rather ugly and brutal. The Corsairs were not corn-ball comics that went about with parrots on their shoulders, saying “Arr!” to everything they encountered. They were anything but. Behind the Corsairs and their culture lay a history fraught with a struggle to survive, a vengefulness and a cruelty – and a drive to survive by preying upon others that struck fear into the hearts of neighboring fringe worlds.”
Christina Engela, Dead Beckoning

Max Gladstone
“There are many worlds, and one.”
Max Gladstone, Full Fathom Five
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Mileta Prodanović
“It was if, in the process of its long and arduous journey from Afghanistan's mines to Europe's canvases, and its painful evolution from barren beginnings, ultramarine had collected and purified all the wisdom of the different worlds it traversed, retaining only what was common to then, and what was most important. This pure, clean color evokes undulating infinity, that delicate moment between day and night, an image of man constantly drifting between existence and non-existence.”
Mileta Prodanović, Ultramarin: roman bez slika

Aporva Kala
“Because the creator of all the worlds cannot be a participant in
worldly matters. Gods are the detached operators of the contents of
this Universe- the Brahmand; which consists of twenty Lokas: Six are
above the Prithivi, the mother Earth and they ago by the name - Jan,
Tap, Satyam, Mah, Swa, Bhuv. A total of seven Lokas, including our
earth - Prithivi Lok. Then there are fourteen Lokas below the Earth,
of which seven are the Naraks, meaning hells and they go by the name
of; Aveech, Mahakal, Ambrish, Rorav, Maharorav, Mahasutra and
Andhatamisr. Above them are the seven Patal Lokas below the earth
namely- Mahatal, Rasatal, Atal, Sutal, Vital, Talatal and the Patal.”
Aporva Kala, The Chronicle of Sapta Sindhu

“If my knowledge used by every others ... There could be 6,000,000,000 different parallel potential #worlds if the worldview of every citizen on Earth is used. One is the best for everyone - Who is responsible for to be found?”
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Adrian Tchaikovsky
“This will be the first of a thousand worlds that we will give life to. For we are gods, and we are lonely, so we shall create.”
Adrian Tchaikovsky, Children of Time

“A laneway between houses is like a laneway between worlds.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“He stood at the gateway between two worlds, at the place where imagination passed into creation.”
Michael Bedard, The Green Man

“Mountains may crumble.
Worlds may collide.
Universes may cease to exist.
But my love for you will never die.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Worlds will collide if love has anything to do with it.”
Anthony T. Hincks

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