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Wicked by Gregory Maguire
“The surface of the shoes seemed to pulse with hundreds of reflections and refractions. In the firelight, it was like looking at boiling corpuscles of blood under a magnifying glass.”
Gregory Maguire
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
“You mean you indulged in adultery and you dont' even have the benefit of a good saucy memory about it.”
Gregory Maguire
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
“There may be no city in the clouds, but dreaming of it can enliven the spirit.”
Gregory Maguire
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
"Here is yet one more instance that supports the old adage that “hindsight is 20/20,” because had I known how much I’d have enjoyed this book, I’d have read it sooner. I have no one to blame but myself for taking all the negative reviews so serious..." Read more of this review »
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Gregory Maguire
“The more civilized we become, the more horrendous our entertainments.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Gregory Maguire
“Why should I keep myself so safe?” he asked her, but he was almost asking himself. What is there in my life worth preserving? With a good wife back there in the mountains, serviceable as an old spoon, dry in the heart from having been scared of marriage since she was six? With three children so shy of their father, the Prince of the Arjikis, that they will hardly come near him? With a careworn clan moving here, moving there, going through th same disputes, herding the same herds, as thy have done for five hundred years? And me, with a shallow and undirected mind, no artfulness in word or habit, no especial kindness toward the world? What is there that makes my life worth preserving?

“I love you,” said Elphaba.

“So that’s that then, and that’s it,” he answered her and himself. “And I love you. So I promise to be careful.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Gregory Maguire
“And in the cave there lived a wicked old witch. Did she ever some out? Not yet.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Gregory Maguire
“She watched the sun bleed water out of the icicle. Warm and cold working together to make an icicle. Warm and cold anger working together to make a fury, a fury worthy enough to use as a weapon against the old things that still needed fighting.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

Gregory Maguire
“The real thing about evil," said the Witch at the doorway, "isn't any of what you said. You figure out one side of it - the human side, say - and the eternal side goes into shadow. Or vice versa. It's like the old saw: What does a dragon in its shell look like? Well no one can ever tell, for as soon as you break the shell to see, the dragon is no longer in its shell. The real disaster of this inquiry is that it is the nature of evil to be secret.”
Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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