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French proverb, Anonymous
With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.
A.A. Bell
I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid I'll never get a chance to live!
A.F. Stewart
Sulphurous wind gusted in his wake; the dust of the street swirled and the folds of his black coat flapped against his thin body.
Aaron Dembski-Bowden
You came to me asking how my faith survived the Day of Judgement. I will tell you a secret. When the stars fell, when the seas boiled and the earth burned, my faith didn't die. That is when I began to believe.God was real, and he hated us.
Aberjhani
Millions cheer the warriorspilling blood across the ringwhile the one who stands for peaceis ridiculed and shamed.Must hearts forever sufferfrom ignorance and greed?Can bombs heal our soulsor set our spirits free?
Abhijit Naskar
By nature, that mind is easily fooled by supernatural mysticism. It is extremely gullible. And no matter how much we the civilized human beings advance in the fields of modern sciences, there is always a part of us, that tries to allure us with magical nonsense, because that nonsense has been with us since the birth of humanity.
Abhijit Naskar
The human mind has a primordial affinity towards ideas of miracles and mysticism, especially, in times of weakness.
Abhijit Naskar
Now you know that the fascinating phenomenon of love has nothing to do with the supernatural entity known as Cupid, but everything to do with neurochemistry. Likewise, divinity is a cerebral creation, not a supernatural one. And it has been long since thinking humanity has learnt that love is a majestic creation of the brain, yet that knowledge hasn't made love be deemed any less glorious. Then why should it threaten the religious believer to learn that divinity as well is a natural creation of the brain!
Abhijit Naskar
It has been long since thinking humanity has learnt that love is a majestic creation of the brain, yet that knowledge hasn't made love be deemed any less glorious. Then why should it threaten the religious believer to learn that divinity as well is a natural creation of the brain!
Adam Gopnik
Of all the unexpected things in contemporary literature, this is among the oddest: that kids have an inordinate appetite for very long, very tricky, very strange books about places that don't exist.
Adam Gopnik
This is surely the most significant of the elements that Tolkien brought to fantasy.... his arranged marriage between the Elder Edda and The Wind in the Willows--big Icelandic romance and small-scale, cozy English children's book. The story told by The Lord of the Rings is essentially what would happen if Mole and Ratty got drafted into the Nibelungenlied.
Adele Rose
His tricks had raised the temperature of the room considerably, although I was pretty sure his presence alone had that effect.
Aishabella Sheikh
Keith traced my face, traced my hands and traced my body as the crickets chirped a love song and I lost myself in his eyes that stroked my soul and punctured my heart, like a poison arrow in a shooting star
Alaric Hutchinson
On my journey from the fantastical to the practical, spirituality has gone from being a mystical experience to something very ordinary and a daily experience. Many don't want this, instead they prefer spiritual grandeur, and I believe that is what keeps enlightenment at bay. We want big revelations of complexity that validates our perceptions of the divine. What a let down it was to Moses when God spoke through a burning bush! But that is exactly the simplicity of it all. Our spiritual life is our ordinary life and it is very grounded in every day experience. For me, it is the daily practice of kindness, mindfulness, happiness, and peace.
Albert Einstein
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Alberto Manguel
Unicorns, dragons, witches may be creatures conjured up in dreams, but on the page their needs, joys, anguishes, and redemptions should be just as true as those of Madame Bovary or Martin Chuzzlewit.
Alexandre Dumas
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.
Alice Borchardt
So fair a victor, how can I help but be conquered.
Alisha Rai
In the deepest, darkest depths of her heart where she kept all her dreams locked up in a pink journal decorated with ponies and unicorns, she'd fantasized about declaring her love for Sasha Karimi for two years. In those scenarios, he generally fell to his knees in thrilled delight before he reciprocated the feelings and then they got married and had lots of babies and maybe a pet iguana and lived happily ever after.
Alison Cooklin
So you know that all living things share the same energy source and that every action that humans do to nature will affect everything on this planet.
Alison Cooklin
Lava oozed up from the centre of the crater like blood from a wound. As the flaming lava touched the water it hissed and groaned. She feared she would be boiled alive.
Alison Cooklin
He cowered in terror as the body of the beast darkened the water above him. The monster swooped around the crevice, scenting the blood trail from Luke's foot. Luke saw that several of his toes had been ripped off. He felt sick.
Alyson Serena Stone
Today there could be laughter and freedom, but soon the magic would end and they would have to go back to the real world. However, there would still always be time to get under Dak's skin.
Alyson Serena Stone
And you are going to be to the light of our kingdom. No one is going to hurt you.
Amanda Orneck
We live in a magic time, Kanefionn Stoneweaver. Who is to say that it is not you who create these marvels?
Ami Blackwelder
Her caramel skin and curly beach sand hair spreads in wavy chops like the choppy storm waves on the ocean. Her fluffy rose colored lips glisten with eyes emerald green and almond shaped set deep into her face and yet when she looks at you with those same deep set eyes, it feels like they jump out, speaking to you.
Ana Claudia Antunes
In every possibility of a mind May you travel, yet not blind. As a head filled with imagination, Goes a heart full of gold creation, It's never late to have a dream. Nor is it so far away as it seems, And, like a rearview mirror reveals, Thus a fantasy soon becomes real. It may be closer than it appears. Or at least it will show up clear. Never give up a dream for fear!
Andrea Cremer
I handed him a beaker and toyed with the pleats of my skirt. The folds kept rippling against my knees in a distracting way. It was one of Naomi's additions to my wardrobe. I quickly decided that I hated it.
Andrew Kendall
I believe in the simple things--the classic beginning of once upon a time, that good conquers evil in the end, fantasy and fate. My life is that of wondrous enchantment, a place of endless possibilities and dreams, where inspiration is found in the oddest of places. I aspire to inspire, and someday I will change the world,
Anthon St. Maarten
Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass - to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.
Aprilynne Pike
Guess I've been reading too much fantasy.
Ashavan
Perhaps the one unanswerable question in life is why so many of us choose to live in a fantasy world of our own creation that offers us nothing but pain.
Ashlee Willis
They are faithful, even if we are not.
Ashlee Willis
Do not lose your heart, she said. What she did not tell me was that the surest way to lose it was to hold it tight.
Aya Ling
She says affection is all very well being imagined, like a romantic fancy, but marriage should be based on practical purposes in order to last longer.
Barbara T. Cerny
I did not choose to be a monster
Barbara T. Cerny
My life was going exactly where I wanted it to until the Devil showed up.
Barbara T. Cerny
I was once a man, not a great man, not a saintly man, but a good man, and a man nonetheless.
Barbara T. Cerny
Then it kissed me
Barbara T. Cerny
God himself had sent me away. I was truly now among the damned.
Barbara T. Cerny
The black of the ocean waves was the color of the sorrow in my breast, a sorrow that was never far away and always visible.
Barbara T. Cerny
Iona stared at me for a long time. You are going to leave me a widow before I have a chance to become a bride.
Benjamin Franklin
A Swedish minister having assembled the chiefs of the Susquehanna Indians, made a sermon to them, acquainting them with the principal historical facts on which our religion is founded
Beth Cohen
There are moment of sadness and moment of joy. This is life.
Billie-Jo Williams
Hurricanes couldn't remove you from my mind. You're my world and I'm incapable of not loving you.
Blake Crouch
And we're not lost.We are so fucking lost. Literally adrift in the nothing space between universes.
Braith Maxwell
There exists a line within every man, a line that frightens even us. When an enemy comes to our very doorstep to endanger wife and child, our Beast is unleashed. The Lionmage had gone feral.
Brandon Sanderson
There was nothing more bitter than a soul who had had its chance and thrown it away.
Brandon Sanderson
I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword.She raised an eyebrow.Sharp as hell, Lightsong said, but lacking a point.
Brett Armstrong
If fiction and fantasy books are escapism, then let an author write them so as to better equip the reader to face reality by the end.
Brian Rathbone
Life is the greatest of all mysteries, and though I seek to solve its many riddles, my deepest fear is that I will succeed.
Brom
Christians. They're determined to rid the land of any who worship the Horned One. Murdering all the druids, burning the temples, sometimes whole villages, and knocking over the standing stones. The Lady's face hardened. This god of peace and love certainly likes to bathe the land in blood.
Brom
Men-kind shared this world for but a blink, then, sadly, they became enlightened, found science and religion. The new world of men left little room for magic or the magical creatures of old. Earth's first children were driven into the shadows by flame and cold iron, by man's insatiable need of conquest.
Bryan Butvidas
Love is when you'd rather see someone one last time and die, than never see their face again.
C.G. Rousing
When the mind is free, magic happens.
C.S. Lewis
I ended my first book with the words 'no answer.' I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words.
C.S. Lewis
He's not safe, but he's good (referring to Aslan, the Lion, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
C.S. Lewis
For I need not remind such an audience as this that the neat sorting out of books into age-groups, so dear to publishers, has only a very sketchy relation with the habits of any real readers. Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us. No reader worth his salt trots along in obedience to a time-table.
Caitlyn Siehl
When is a monster not a monster? Oh, when you love it.
Cameron Conaway
Unreality cooled reality's burn.
Carl Einstein
We are no longer so lacking in fantasy as to uphold the existence of a god.
Carl Sagan
Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astounding universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.
Carla Reighard
Love doesn't have a calendar
Carla Reighard
If someone truly loves you, they won't try to change you or take away your freedom to choose.
Carol Salter
There's a hero in all of us, it merely needs the right incentive.
Cass Ark Galleas
You're not winged because you are flying on a dragon
Cassandra Gannon
Wonderful. Avenant rolled his eyes. Letty's killed the doctor. Now I'll have to start all over with training another one to stand when I enter a room. It'll take weeks.
Cassandra Gannon
Esmeralda? Scarlett turned to the witch next. Don't you want to do magic, again? Of course I do! It's the only thing I dream of. Casting spells… Turning people into frogs… Genetically engineering my gingerbread army…
Cassandra Gannon
So that's when the witch somehow pulled off her own restraint and flung herself at me like a beautiful and deadly panther. I think she'd seen my stupid clipboard and realized that I'd been writing down sordid lies about her mental state. I'm very jealous of her, you see, and use my middle management position…
Cassandra Gannon
Sad really. Avenant mused. Trevelyan was part of a majestic race. Doomed and enslaved by lesser beings, but majestic, none the less. His gaze swept over the rest of the group with a sigh. I know the feeling well.
Catherynne M. Valente
Sibyl, what do you want?I want to live, the Sibyl said, and her voice rang rich and full. I want to keep on living forever and watching heroes and fools and knights go up and down, into the world and out. I want to keep being myself and mind the work that minds me. Work is not always a hard thing that looms over your years. Sometimes, work is the gift of the world to the wanting.
Charlaine Harris
So you want me to go to a human orgy, where I will not be welcome, and you want us to leave before I get to enjoy myself? ~Eric Northman
Charles Baudelaire
Relate comic things in pompous fashion. Irregularity, in other words the unexpected, the surprising, the astonishing, are essential to and characteristic of beauty. Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony. The blend of the grotesque and the tragic are attractive to the mind, as is discord to blasé ears. Imagine a canvas for a lyrical, magical farce, for a pantomime, and translate it into a serious novel. Drown the whole thing in an abnormal, dreamy atmosphere, in the atmosphere of great days … the region of pure poetry.
Charles Baudelaire
He possessed the logic of all good intentions and a knowledge of all the tricks of his trade, and yet he never succeeded at anything, because he believed too much in the impossible. Surprising? Why so? He was forever in the act of conceiving it!
Charles de Lint
Having to amuse myself during those earlier years, I read voraciously and widely. Mythic matter and folklore made up much of that reading
Charles de Lint
Having to amuse myself during those earlier years, I read voraciously and widely. Mythic matter and folklore made up much of that reading
Charles de Lint
There are no happy endings... There are no endings, happy or otherwise. We all have our own stories which are just part of the one Story that binds both this world and Faerie. Sometimes we step into each others stories - perhaps just for a few minutes, perhaps for years - and then we step out of them again. But all the while, the Story just goes on.
Charles de Lint
Years ago, when I was about to go on a book tour for Someplace to Be Flying, my editor at the time Terri Windling and I sat down to figure out what to call what I was writing for the interviews that were to come. Terri came up with the term mythic fiction and I think that sums it up perfectly. There are almost invariably mythic elements in my fiction (as well as bits of folk and faerie lore) and the term doesn't lock me into writing only in an urban setting since many of my stories take place in rural areas. It never caught on, but when I don't describe what I do as simply fiction, I'll go with mythic fiction.
Charles Kingsley
The most wonderful and the strongest things in the world, you know, are just the things which no one can see.
Charles Nodier
But if what interests you are stories of the fantastic, I must warn you that this kind of story demands more art and judgment than is ordinarily imagined.
Cheryl Price
It was then that the seven-year-old said, I am ready. What wonderful place will we visit tonight? I can take you wherever your dreams desire, the calico pony replied on their first night together.
China Miéville
Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they're not absurd.
China Miéville
I know, I know, Moore said. Mad beliefs like that, eh? Must be some metaphor, right? Must mean something else? Shook his head. What an awfully arrogant thing. What if faiths are exactly what they are? And mean exactly what they say? Stop trying to make sense of it and just listen, Dane said.And what, Moore said, if a large part of the reason they're so tenacious is that they're perfectly accurate?
Chinonye J. Chidolue
Her eyes bled from venomous anger...Her flower had been gruesomely deflowered...Her life had slowly turned into a blunder...There was no more thinking further....She would rather become a Foetus murderer Than end up a hopeless mother....Of course, she found peace in the formerUntil later years of emotional traumaOh, the foetus hunt was forever!The only thing you should abort is the thought of aborting your baby. Stop the hate and violence against innocent children.
Chris Colfer
Right now, we're living in an ugly chapter of our lives, but books always get better!
Chris Kraus
Your cowboy persona meshed so well with the dreams Chris has of the torn and silent men she's been rejected by. The fact that you don't return messages turns your answerphone into a blank screen onto which we can project our fantasies.
Chris Wraight
The gods demand entertainment. They demand trial and contest. We could not be allowed to defeat our own daemons, for that would be boring, and boredom is the only thing the eternals fear. We are being lined up, one by one, to tear at each other's throats. I do not think they wish to see a victor. I think they wish us to fight forever, locked in madness until the universe's end
Christoph Marzi
Firnis lächelte gütig. Bücher sind lebendige Wesen, sagte er, und wenn man ganz in sie eintaucht, dann erwachen sie zum Leben. Und wie die Gedanken, so bekommen auch die Buchstaben Flügel verliehen. Sie lösen sich vom Papier und flattern im Raum herum.
Christoph Marzi
Die Welt ist wie Wasser, scharlachrot und sanft gefärbt mit hellem Himmel. Und manchmal sind die Träume, die sich tief in den vergessenen Liedern unserer Kindheit verbergen, wie die Pfade in den Tiefen Wäldern, von jenem schweren Dunkel, das allein zu betreten man sich scheut, weil was dort schlummert, nur selten ist, was man zu finden erhofft.
Christopher Hitchens
I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim
Christopher Hitchens
I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim
Christopher Hitchens
I try to deny myself any illusions or delusions, and I think that this perhaps entitles me to try and deny the same to others, at least as long as they refuse to keep their fantasies to themselves.
Christopher Hitchens
I have met some highly intelligent believers, but history has no record to say that [s]he knew or understood the mind of god. Yet this is precisely the qualification which the godly must claim
Claes Gill
Det er midnatt: bøkene lukket,ryddet bort til det ordløse møtemed tankens gjæster, og lampen slukket.
Claudia Gray
Listen to me. When a physicist starts talking about souls, we are officially off the map.
Claudia Gray
Faith and mathematics don't only bring you back to the people you love. They can also bring you to the people you hate.
Clive Barker
Here is a list of terrible things,The jaws of sharks, a vultures wingsThe rabid bite of the dogs of war,The voice of one who went before,But most of all the mirror's gaze,Which counts us out our numbered days.
Constance Penley
The aim here is not to separate fact from fantasy but to show how each embodies a distinct class of knowledge and how one is deeply implicated in the other.
Cornelia Funke
Killing is easy, said Mo, Dying is harder...
Craig D. Lounsbrough
In the absence of faith, our dreams will move from feasible aspirations to implausible fantasy.
Criss Jami
Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
Criss Jami
Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.
Criss Jami
From time to timeI once wondered how one wanders from time to timeAnd think up the paradox lineSpeak of Epoch's crimeOh I lied, it hasn't happened yetBut bet you better believe it's such a habit thatI just said that in a past mindset
Criss Jami
I am not sure if women are attracted to genius. Can you imagine the wise wizard winning the woman over the gallant swordsman? It seems rather otherworldly in more ways than one.
Criss Jami
It is a healthy approach not to expect persons to turn out precisely how you would have wished.
Criss Jami
A steampunk nationBaby pollution rises up then the loving comes arraigning 'causeOur art's official and only partially artificialAnd our heart's in the middle of sharp hardened shards of metal butThere's not where it settlesBecause it's beating to the steaming of God's hottest pot or kettleAnd now we face it, this creation we made toTo save our craving for a synthetic rebelnation it'sOur safeway they make into a pathetic revelationIn our steampunk nationOur steampunk nation
Criss Jami
What further helps to reveal reality is when our personal thinking ceases to take reality for granted.
Cyrille Mendes
D'un tempérament courageux, prompt au galop, l'alezan brûlé au front étoilé n'était pas à son égard un simple cheval parmi d'autres. Ils entretenaient une amitié riche et complexe, révélatrice d'identité et de caractère particulier. C'est alors qu'il passait la brosse dure sur la robe du cheval que l'idée lui vint. Il se rappela avoir entendu quelquefois le Haut Chevalier appeler son noir rouanné Courroux ; Gur
Cyrille Mendes
Le pâle sourire d'Ysaëlle fut sa seule réponse, l'accord muet taisant les élans protecteurs de son c
D. Aswini
Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life
Dannika Dark
Where did you meet? he pressed on.I shrugged and considered a little rephrasing. I was out for a run.From who?I leaned back to take a long, very long, slow sip of that beer.Knox leaned forward. I think we're both bullsh*tting here, you ever play that card game?With my grandma, every Sunday after church.
David Eddings
...only in the surrender of the light could the darkness prevail.
David Farland
I'd like to emphasize that when a reader finishes a great novel, he will immediately begin looking for another. If someone loves your book, it increases the chance that he or she will look at mine. So there is no competition between writers. Another writer's success helps build a larger readership for all of us.
David Gaider
I fall off horses, he explained to Loghain with a sickly grin. It's this thing I do.
David Gemmell
If there is one sound the follows the march of humanity, it is the scream.
David Mitchell
Fantasy. Lunacy.All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.
Debasish Mridha
Fantastic ideas often come from fantasy.
Deepika Kumaaraguru
I really am a unicorn?' I asked again.'You think Janis and I escaped from an asylum, don't you?' she teased.'I hope you're not,' I said, horrified at the thought of being turned into a lunatic like them.
Desiree Williams
Yes! Torin threw an arm over Reese's shoulder. Smell that in the air? A grand adventure awaits.
Destinee Hardwick
The first rule in the book of love is acceptance.
Destinee Hardwick
I didn't want to be the woman who gave herself over willingly to the first man to notice her. I didn't want to be the stupid girl in every novel who loved without question and entered relationships that didn't make sense.
Diana Wynne Jones
I feel ill, [Howl] announced. I'm going to bed, where I may die.
Diana Wynne Jones
Nothing is safe from you. If I were to court a girl who lived on an iceberg in the middle of the ocean, sooner or later
Diane Duane
There is a rule for fantasy writers: The more truth you mix in with a lie, the stronger it gets.
Douglas Adams
OK, so the guy is cool, but... I mean own up, this is barking time, this is major lunch, this is stool approaching critical mass, this is... this is... total vocabulary failure!
Dr. Seuss
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Dr. Seuss
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
E.A. Bucchianeri
... the reader is probably wondering that if Tolkien did indeed fashion two of his heroic characters from Catholic prophecies, what about the evil protagonists? Were any of them inspired by these little-known revelations concerning future times? The answer is yes, but to discover the links between the myth and the prophecies, we must venture not only into the realm of unnerving revelations, but also into the murky world of secret sects, dark plots, occult signs, bloody revolutions and conspiracy theories ~ we must probe deep into the burning Eye of Sauron.
E.A. Bucchianeri
Tolkien did admit that, 'As a guide, I had only my own feelings for what is appealing or moving.' In other words ~ he wrote about what interested him ~ and despite his protestation of including anything allegorical into his tale, Catholic history and mystic prophecy obviously received its fair share of attention ...
E.T.A. Hoffmann
There are... otherwise quite decent people who are so dull of nature that they believe that they must attribute the swift flight of fancy to some illness of the psyche, and thus it happens that this or that writer is said to create not other than while imbibing intoxicating drink or that his fantasies are the result of overexcited nerves and resulting fever. But who can fail to know that, while a state of psychical excitement caused by the one or other stimulant may indeed generate some lucky and brilliant ideas, it can never produce a well-founded, substantial work of art that requires the utmost presence of mind.
Eça de Queirós
Let us depart instead for the fields of Dreams and wander those blue, romantic hills where stands the abandoned tower of the Supernatural, where cool mosses clothe the ruins of Idealism. Let us, in short, indulge in a little fantasy!
Elizabeth Wilson
Kiana loved birds, Breena told him late one dusky evening. When she was just a few summers old, she would run beneath them as they flew, her chubby arms stretched out as if tmo take flight alongside them. She sniffed and wrapped her arms around her stomach. A few weeks before the attack, she told me that she was still going to fly one day. 'I look at the birds, and I see freedom,' she said. 'To soar above the hurt of the world, to be too high for the wars of men to touch you: that is what it means to fly.
Erica Sehyun Song
My wishing star glowed slightly and winked back at me. I could almost hear its voice, tinkling like wind chimes and church bells, reassuring me that everything would return to normal.
Erica Sehyun Song
There was a sudden flash of lightning which brightly illuminated our faces. I squinted against the harsh light. It was soon followed by the crack of thunder. The strong wind whipped our hair around our faces, and the younger girls squealed as they quickly ran across the grass to get inside the school. Rose and I sat up, smiles on our faces as we listened to the weather's dangerous melody. The third flash of lightning finally ripped open the sky's belly. Freezing rain cascaded out, drenching us in a matter of seconds, the flower garlands drooping and lying limp on our matted hair.
Erica Sehyun Song
The two of us locked up our own little secrets from the real world. We had experienced countless sleepless nights when we would share our fears, our worries, and our passions; when we would gossip about the school and the other girls. We had played too many pranks and snuck out more than enough times to be expelled if the teachers ever found out. We were professionals at the art of being discreet; however, we had never found sneaking out of a residence necessary, especially when the reason was not to play a prank.
Erica Sehyun Song
Oscar always said that books are truly our best friends. He said that they never think poorly of us and that they always have a shoulder for us to cry on or relieve stress. They take our minds away from the real world by telling us captivating stories. When we look back at our choice of books, we can nostalgically recall our younger years.
Erica Sehyun Song
Making friends is not a big deal. Replacing me with them after talking to them for only one bloody day is a big deal.
Erica Sehyun Song
I took my friend's hand as she helped me up. With our hands still linked and our flower crowns tangled in our hair, we danced, laughing with joy, through the rain and towards the school, the lightning showing us our path with its powerful light.
Erica Sehyun Song
The rain landed on my skin with a barely audible patter and changed the tempo of its repetitive dance, letting the wind change its course and angle. The cold soon seeped through my dress and into my bones. An iris from my garland fell in my lap.
Erin Forbes
Nightmares have a dreadful effect of captivating our minds during the waking hours. Nevertheless, they are merely fiction.
Erin Forbes
I did not know what the future would bring, but I knew that life is not merely about knowledge. It is about the courage and trust that we place in our stories.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The change we want is within us and shall always be within us; the change we can have is in the steps we can take to realize the change we want. Take a step if you want a change!
Evgeny Shvarts
Let me tell you: the only way to get rid of dragons is to have one of your own.
F.D. Lee
You don't know anything about me.No, I know not everything about you. But I sense enough to know you have mistaken obsession with drive, guilt with injustice. I know you want to escape what you are, cabbage fairy, he said, reaching for his hood and gloves and tucking them into the waistband of his trousers. Your desires are no different from my own, I simply have the courage to face them.
F.K. Preston
I wanted to give you something that would last forever. Something that would surpass the world, that would still be alive and bright even after you passed away. Something beautiful. For your eyes and smile only. But I never found it. All I could give you is words. Words which were as fleeting as the heartbeats that shook my soul whenever you looked my way.
F.K. Preston
A death in reverse is the rewinding of life. I do not die of old age, in a bed surrounded by strangers my loved ones paid to take care of me. I die in reverse. I die falling backinto a younger age. From my forty-five years to twenty-five. To sixteen. When we were in love. To fourteen: when we first met. To five. To one. To the hospital my mother died at from the complications of my existence. A life for a life.
F.K. Preston
If my life was pulled into the pages of a book, there would be coffee stains and wrinkles along the lines of that narrative. Because all I can wish is that the book of my life would be well read and well loved. Living within words and the sound of writing.
F.K. Preston
I keep dying and hoping you notice me. But you're too busy living.
F.K. Preston
Where do they go, these dreams of mine? Do they live? Do they die? Do they fall? Do they fly?
F.K. Preston
There are no humans left. I should not be alone. I can't help but wonder that. There were so many of us living. But time started growing young four years ago. It isn't four years anymore. It's a number I wouldn't even be able to say. It feels like four years. It's trapped in my tender memory as four years. It's been an age. Multiple ages. It's been lifetimes; every single lifetime that used to exist. I remember my mother screaming. I recall the doctors naming me as nurses wiped away her blood and covered her face with white. The end of the play. It's been so long. Why am I alone?
F.K. Preston
My creativity keeps me from starving. Humanity keeps my life mundane. Loving secures my love for life, but my imagination keeps me sane.
F.K. Preston
But I can't control my dreams. I can't even remember them. For all I know I'm having the time of my life when I sleep, but I just can't remember. So I'm forced to live in a life I have no control over. A life where I'm either numb to everything or terrified of every thought that crosses my mind. If this is all just a dream, then it sure is a disappointing one.But I still have time to try and control my dreams. I have time to try and make my dreams a reality in this waking life as well. The one bloody thing I have is time. I've got to remember that. I still have time. And despite everything, there is something reassuring about that.
F.K. Preston
The greatest happiness is a quiet kind. It's the tender understanding that we're living in a very strange place full of strange creatures. And there's quite a bit of wonder in that.
F.K. Preston
Violence can read like poetry. You just have to describe the act as if you're in love with the way your characters bleed.
F.K. Preston
I wish I could run into the world's arms. Linger within the spaces between nothing. I wish I could filter out of existence. To live quietly without dying. I wish I could be cherished by life itself. To speak and sing volumes without lying to myself.
F.K. Preston
All that is required of you is an open mind and a little patience.
F.K. Preston
The strangest thing about demons is that they come to love you. As much as they try to murder the very core of you when you first meet, they become your closest companions. I never asked for this devil on my shoulder. But my eyes are burning and I'm not alone. If you see a red gaze at midheaven, look away. It's exactly as they say: hell is a hungry place.
F.K. Preston
The truth is there isn't anything to me at all. All I know is that I can't sleep well, I can't dream well and I'm quite in love with you. That's all there is to me. My greatest feature is my admiration for you. I know it's not healthy. Like my insomnia. Like my dreamless nights. You make living alright. My nightmares come when I think of a night without Valeria. That's when I realise you're dead. That's when I remember you've been gone for years. That's when I remember I'm awake. And I wait for this dream called Life to leave me to my peace once and for all and forever.
F.K. Preston
Did I love her? No. I obsessed over her completely. And thank heavens I was obsessed. Obsession, infatuation, is something short-lived. A sweet fever dream that leaves you exhausted from the high. Love is perpetual. Love is an entire world compared to that other form of mania people mistake love for. If love is loving the reality of a person, obsession is idealising the fantasy of another. Did I love her? No. Never. But I was utterly obsessed.
F.K. Preston
All around us is a nothing that stretches on for infinity. We humans can barely comprehend that. If we comprehend it we are rarely pleased.
F.K. Preston
There is nothing to me but you. I know it's pathetic but, oh darling, it's true.
Faith Reese Martin
Every great day has a story and a song!
Flavia Bujor
...Opal is dead, and I don't see how a healer can change that! It's not something to joke about.Joke? Then Owen hit his forehead and cried, That's right, you haven't heard!Heard what? asked Adrien, who felt an insane glimmer of hope return to his heart.Death is on strike! She hasn't done that for two centuries, and it's very annoying. Your friend is alive.Very annoying? repeated Amber. I don't see what's so annoying about a miracle! What is Death on strike for?Everyone knows that Death lives in Fairytale-in an inaccessible area, obviously. And just a few hours ago, she decided to stop working. So, for now, no one can die.
Francisco de Goya
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
Frank Herbert
Create or arouse such unbridled forces and you built carnal fantasies of enormous complexity. You could lead whole populations around by their desires, by their fantasy projections.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
I sometimes have moments of such despair, such despair … Because in those moments I start to think that I will never be capable of beginning to live a real life; because I have already begun to think that I have lost all sense of proportion, all sense of the real and the actual; because, what is more, I have cursed myself; because my nights of fantasy are followed by hideous moments of sobering! And all the time one hears the human crowd swirling and thundering around one in the whirlwind of life, one hears, one sees how people live
Garth Nix
But think of how much worse it would be to sit here, not knowing. Until the Dead choke the Ratterlin and Hedge walks across the dry bed of the river to batter down the door.
Garth Nix
The visions are fragmented and a dark cloud spreads like spilt ink across the pages of possible futures.
Genevra Thorne
I've learned that the flesh that clothes us means very little. Prince Ashton
Geoff Ryman
It is necessary to distinguish between history and fantasy wherever possible. And then use them against each other.
George R.R. Martin
She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.
George R.R. Martin
...Prophecy is like a treacherous woman. She takes your member in her mouth, and you moan with the pleasure of it and think, how sweet, how fine, how good this is... and then her teeth snap shut and your moans turn to screams... Prophecy will bite your prick off everytime,
Georgina Anne Taylor
The surge of his ardour swept through him in climatic release, filling her womb with his final, mortal sowing.
Grace Willows
Men are mere mortals but their quest for knowledge leads them to the brink of immortality.Excerpt from novel You Can't Escape Love by Grace Willows
Grace Willows
She dreamed of autumn. Of chilly autumn winds and soft fall rains. She could even feel the cool moisture as the rain drops touched her face and ran down her cheeks. Her denim skirt and work boots felt heavy as the rain in her dreams splashed cold water against them
Graham Swift
There has always been, for me, this other world, this second world to fall back on--a more reliable world in so far as it does not hide that its premise is illusion.
Gregory Figg
she was like the merlin in pursuit of its airborne quarry, perhaps the snow bunting or a small meadow pipit; the avian prey is nimble but so is the predatory merlin with its inexhaustible stamina and unparalleled agility
Guy Gavriel Kay
Eanna love us, Adaon preserve us, Morian guard our souls.
H.P. Lovecraft
A serious adult story must be true to something in life. Since marvel tales cannot be true to the events of life, they must shift their emphasis towards something to which they can be true; namely, certain wistful or restless moods of the human spirit, wherein it seeks to weave gossamer ladders of escape from the galling tyranny of time, space, and natural law.
Harrish Sairaman
Fantasizing about the future is not wrong until and unless you are not missing the beauty of the present!
Heather Brewer
Mulling this over, Vlad wiped her lip gloss from his lips with the back of his hand.Vampires, after all, didn't sparkle.
Heather Jensen
I wanted to apologize but what could I say? I'm sorry but I'm afraid my fangs might freak you out. Oh and by the way my eyes sort of glow in the dark when I get excited. I hope you're cool with that.
Heather Jensen
Then his lips were on mine and I lost myself, overwhelmed by the surge of Trey's emotions as they flooded through me. I kissed him back wanting to forget my fear of being discovered of putting him in danger and focus only on how good it felt being in his arms. After all relinquishing some control was a sacrifice worth making if it meant I could continue to live in this fantasy with Trey. But the dreaded tingling in my teeth started up again and I reluctantly pulled away.
Hope Mirrlees
It shocked his sense of dramatic economy that they should have to resort to violence when the same result could have been obtained by a minimum expenditure of energy.
Hope Mirrlees
So fine a medicine is the will to action.
I.B. George
Once you become a known writer, you will not have bad books anymore. You will only have less good books than the good ones.
Ian McEwan
The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
Imania Margria
My heart is on the brink of a world so foreign that it feels like a fantasy. Blessed do I feel when I think of your heart which is so warm that it melts the frozen world we live in. Blessed I am with all of you that I hold near and dear to my heart.
Israelmore Ayivor
Leaders spend time reviewing their mistakes rather than having fantasies over their achievements! They look for every way to do the undone!
Israelmore Ayivor
True leaders spend time reviewing their mistakes rather than having fantasies over their achievements! They look for every way to do the undone!
Ivan Stoikov
Knowing all the languages in the world could help you to really understand all the jokes you can hear... from my future Kids' Funny Business.
Ivan Stoikov
The thinnest thing in the world is the border between good and evil... my next The Opposite Of Magic.
Ivan Stoikov
Even in the hottest fire there's a bit of water. my The Opposite Of Magic.
Ivan Stoikov
One can fight money only with money! from my Tale Of The Rock Pieces.
Ivan Stoikov
No matter how strong you are, you cannot hold open the jaws of a great-white shark with your bare hands... that can do your brain.
J.K. Rowling
Jiggery pokery! said Harry in a fierce voice. Hocus pocus
J.M. Barrie
David tells me that fairies never say 'We feel happy': what they say is, 'We feel dancey'.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!
J.R.R. Tolkien
I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which 'Escape' is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?