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The Solitudes by John Crowley
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Mar 09, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy-sci-fi-steampunk, fiction
Read in June, 2010


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John Crowley
“Serenity. Now you could wish for that, naming no conditions: a permanent inner vacation, escape made good. To somehow have this motionlessness that he drew in with the sweet air he inhaled for his inward weather always.

But there were problems too with wishing for moral qualities, serenity, large-mindedness. The interdiction (which Pierce thought obvious) against wishing for such things as artistic abilities -- sit down at the piano, the Appassionata flows suddenly from your fingertips -- applied in a way to wisdom too, to enlightenment, to heart-knowledge, useless unless earned, the earning of it being no doubt all that it consisted of.”
John Crowley, Aegypt

Reading Progress

06/26/2010 page 113
26.0% "Slow moving mostly because I am at the ALA conference and have very little time to read. :D"

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