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Boneland (Tales of Alderley, #3) Boneland by Alan Garner
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“I'll buy metaphor, but simile's a cop-out used by scaredycats who won't commit to anything. Simile's for cowards.”
Alan Garner, Boneland
“I hope there isn't,' [a final answer] said Colin. "I'm for uncertainty. As soon as you think you know, you're done for. You don't listen and you can't hear. If you're certain of anything, you shut the door on the possibility of revelation, of discovery. You can think. You can believe. But you can't, you mustn't, 'know'. There's the real Entropy.”
Alan Garner, Boneland
“‎'They don't know what it's like. Inside. For them it's only fun, even though I tell them it isn't. You see I don't delete. Anything. Ever.”
Alan Garner, Boneland
“Why are you here?"
"To fetch the woman I cut from the veil of the rock."
“Why did you cut?"
"To send her spirit out, so that she would come to make the child, for me to teach to dance and sing and dream, to free the beasts within the rock to fill the world."
“Have you found her?"
"She is not here. There are only people horrible to see."
“Where are your stories?" said the other.
"I cannot tell them. My head is a cloud.”
Alan Garner, Boneland
“to show that he kept watch and worked that the world would not be lost. And, as he sat, hope came.”
Alan Garner, Boneland
“At the end of day, he looked out and saw that they were safe under ravens.”
Alan Garner, Boneland

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