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  • Silent Lamb

    Silent Lamb (100)

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    “Over this odd world, this half the world that's dark now, I have to hunt a thing that lives on tears.” - Silence of the Lambs

    “The tragedy is not to die, but to be wasted.” - Hannibal

    “The worm that destroys you is the temptation to agree with your critics, to get their approval.” - Hannibal

    "Jesus watches from the wall,
    But his face is cold as stone,
    And if he loves me
    As she tells me
    Why do I feel so all alone?" - Carrie
    September 13th, 2013 at 02:44am
  • the god of thunder.

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    From The Suppliants, Aeschylus.
    "Danaus: That is to your advantage, children, if those men
    Should merit the gods' enmity, as they do yours.
    Chorus: You think fear of the gods, of tridents, of thunderbolts,
    Will hold their hands from us? I tell you it will not.
    They are arrogant and lustful,
    Swift with the force of frenzy,
    Fearless as hounds, and ready
    To mock the gods to silence."
    April 12th, 2016 at 03:35am
  • the god of thunder.

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    All from Butterflies in November by Auður Ava Olafsdottir.

    "The sleeping bags are still zipped to each other since our camping trip in the summer. The giant bag will resuscitate my scent for him, traces and odours of moss, traces of me."

    "His hand is too small to enclose all the signs of the world in words. But I have three books in the car to teach me how to understand a deaf child."

    "'I don't see any point in reading a book that you've read before me, because then I'd be experiencing it after you, but I'd be willing to try being a woman and to see what it's like to give birth to a child. I think it must be a totally unique experience to split into two,' says my muscular, macho sailor as he slips into a blue salt-beaten sweater that his mother knitted for him and must never be washed."
    April 23rd, 2016 at 12:23am
  • Auticorn Writes;

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    "You can't tell me who I am. Because you don't know what's going on in my head or how I feel, and you can't define me. I define me." - Jazz Jennings.

    This is from her book titled "Being Jazz". I like this one a lot because I can relate to it. I always feel as though people misunderstand me a lot due to my disabilities.They always say things like 'you don't look disabled' or 'you don't look autistic', and this is the kind of thing I've been wanting to tell them. I mean, it's true because they can't define me. They don't know what's going in my mind or how I feel either... so yeah.

    For those that don't know her, Jazz is an mtf transgender. She's a teenage girl who's trying to inspire people and promote awareness for not only transgenders but other LGBTQ+ rights.
    August 24th, 2016 at 02:49pm
  • Baron Von

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    "But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?"

    "It is true, that which I have revealed to you; there is no God, no universe, no human race, no earthly life, no heaven, no hell. It is all a dream—a grotesque and foolish dream. Nothing exists but you. And you are but a thought—a vagrant thought, a useless thought, a homeless thought, wandering forlorn among the empty eternities!”


    - Mark Twain
    August 28th, 2016 at 05:16am
  • sun spirit

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    "So yes. It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect." -Patrick Rothfuss

    This is from The Wise Man's Fear. It's something the main character, Kvothe, says, that I really loved. While you might think that these words were inspired by a girl, though, that is not true. Kvothe says this about his lute, which has a slightly bent neck, a loose peg, and is both scraped and scuffed in places. Just another one of the quirks that makes him so charming, I suppose Cute
    September 15th, 2016 at 03:38am
  • the archandroid

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    'It is a curious thing, but as one travels the world getting older and older, it appears that happiness is easier to get used to than despair. The second time you have a root beer float, for instance, your happiness at sipping the delicious concoction may not be quite as enormous as when you first had a root beer float, and the twelfth time your happiness may be still less enormous, until root beer floats begin to offer you very little happiness at all, because you have become used to the taste of vanilla ice cream and root beer mixed together.

    However, the second time you find a thumbtack in your root beer float, your despair is much greater than the first time, when you dismissed the thumbtack as a freak accident rather than part of the scheme of a soda jerk, a phrase which here means "ice cream shop employee who is trying to injure your tongue," and by the twelfth time you find a thumbtack, your despair is even greater still, until you can hardly utter the phrase "root beer float" without bursting into tears.

    It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.'

    - The End by Lemony Snicket
    December 16th, 2016 at 12:04am
  • squidward tentacles.

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    "The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
    -from The Fellowship of the Ring

    "I don't know many rules to live by,' he'd said. 'But here's one. It's simple. Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles--drug or tattoo--and...no inessential penises either.'

    'Inessential penises?' Karou had repeated, delighted with the phrase in spite of her grief. 'Is there any such thing as an essential one?'

    'When an essential one comes along, you'll know,' he'd replied."
    -from Daughter of Smoke and Bone

    "Because being human is a hard lesson to learn and you really have to start young, and practice constantly, if you're going to stand a chance of getting good at it."
    -from Vassa in the Night

    "No mourners. No funerals."
    -from Six of Crows
    February 5th, 2017 at 05:22am