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The Infernals (Samuel Johnson, #2) The Infernals by John Connolly
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“There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.
It is really that simple.
And that hard.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“When did you get so clever?"
"When I realized I wasn't as clever as I thought.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“Why is there always one bloke in these boy bands who looks like he came to fix the boiler and somehow got bullied into joining the group?”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“It is one thing to be brave in front of others, perhaps for fear of being branded a coward and becoming diminished in their eyes, but another entirely to be brave when there is nobody to witness your courage. The latter is an elemental bravery, a strength of spirit and character.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“But don't they say that all is fair in love and war? I heard that somewhere."
"'They?' Who are 'they?'"
"I don't know. Just people."
"That's what the victorious claim, not the defeated; the powerful, not the powerless. 'All is fair.' 'The end justifies the means.' Is that what you believe?”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“A demon obsessed with being human is a demon no longer”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“Evil, unlike good, is constantly at war with those most like itself, and ambition is its spur.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“You've just inherited rudeness. We've had to work at it.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“If there is anything worse than evil, it is nothingness. At least evil has a form, and a voice, and a purpose, however depraved. Perhaps some good can even come out of evil: a terrible deed of violence against someone weaker may lead others to act in order to ensure that such a deed is not perpetrated again, whereas before they might have been unaware of the reasons why an individual might behave in such a way, or they might simply have chosen to ignore them. And evil, as we saw with the Blacksmith, always contains within itself the possibility of its own redemption. It is not evil that is the enemy of hope: it is nothingness.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“After all this time, he had hope, and then hope was gone, and he hates himself for giving in to hope. He, who exists only to kill the hopes of others, could not destroy the hope within himself.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“When did you get so clever?” “When I realized that I wasn’t as clever as I thought,”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“We must have taken a wrong turn turning somewhere."
"Where, Purgatory?" said Dozy. "We're in Hell.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“Wickedness never rests easily so, in a way, one might almost feel pity for the wicked, for they are destined to live their lives in fear, in a prison of the heart.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself. That's just the way Evil is. All things considered, it's better to be on the side of Good, even if Evil occasionally has nicer uniforms.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“Regrets, Blacksmith, make poor currency. You can't but back with them what you most desire.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“It is one thing to be brave in front of others, perhaps for fear of being branded a coward and becoming diminished in their eyes, but another entirely to be brave when there is nobody to witness your courage. The latter is an elemental bravery, a strength of spirit and character. It is a revelation of the essence of the self,”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“he would envy each and every living thing its freedom, even if it was only the freedom to die.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“Samuel understood at last why this being hated men and women so much: he hated them because they were so like himself, because the worst of the was mirrored in them. He was the source of all that was bad in men and women, but he had none of the greatness, and none of the grace, of which human beings were capable, so that by only by corrupting them was his own pain diminished, and thus his existence made more tolerable.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“Z útrob Asketické jeskyně v nitru Nezajímavé hory, která se tyčí v části pekla nazývané Tady-není-nic-k-vidění-jeďte-jinam, se ozývaly kutilské zvuky. Kutilství, jak možná víte, je převážně doménou mužů. Ženy - až na světlé výjimky - kutilství neprovozují, což je i důvod, proč právě muži vynalezli kůlnu a garáž, dvě místa, kam se zpravidla uchylují za účelem provádění činností nemajících žádný konkrétní účel, vyjma toho nějak zaměstnat chlapské ruce - a pokud možno něčím, co nezahrnuje jídlo, pití ani mačkání tlačítek dálkového ovladače televizoru. Velmi zřídka přinese kutilství nějaký užitečný objev; většinou je jeho náplní opravování součástek, které dosud bezvadně fungovaly, a výsledkem situace, kdy inkriminované součástky dělají něco jiného, než by měly, popřípadě nedělají vůbec nic, takže je třeba dalšího kutilství za účelem jejich opravy; jenže ani poté nefungují tak dobře jako na začátku, takže se s nimi dál kutí, což pokračuje prakticky do chvíle, než dotyčný kutil zemře, přičemž jeho smrt mívá zhusta na svědomí rozezlená manželka, která ho umlátí nefungujícím papiňákem či kusem lednice.”
John Connolly, The Infernals
“It’s odd, but people are capable of forgetting quite extraordinary occurrences very quickly if it makes them happier to do so,”
John Connolly, The Infernals