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    It is the stupidest children who are the most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are the most grown-up. - The Silver Chair

    Make your choice, adventurous Stranger;
    Strike the bell and bide the danger,
    Or wonder, till it drives you mad,
    What would have followed if you had. - The Magician's Nephew

    "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" - Alice in Wonderland
    August 1st, 2010 at 09:46pm
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    I think it's relatively easy for people to accept something like telepathy or precognition or teleplasm because their willingness to believe doesn't cost them anything. It doesn't keep them awake nights. But the idea that the evil that men do lives after them is unsettling.

    I think that house might be Hubert Marsten's monument to evil, a kind of psychic sounding board. A supernatural beacon, if you like. Sitting there all these years, maybe holding the essence of Hubie's evil in its old, moldering bones.

    Understand death? Sure. That was when the monsters got you.

    Alone. Yes, that's the key word, the most awful word in the English tongue. Murder doesn't hold a candle to it and hell is only a poor synonym.

    All from ‘Salem’s Lot
    August 1st, 2010 at 09:49pm
  • x3beats

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    It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.

    - To Kill A Mockingbird

    Atticus Finch is probably my all time favorite literary character
    I absolutely love To Kill a Mockingbird!
    August 2nd, 2010 at 08:12pm
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    My favorite book of all time is Skin by A.M. Vrettos. I've read it like... too many times, eheh.

    "These are the things you think when you come home to find that your sister has starved herself to death and you have dropped to your knees to revive her:
    1. My sister is flat like a board. There's fat guys in the locker room with bigger boobs than she has.
    2. When I scream my sister's name into her face. I can hear my father's voice in my own.
    3. Where is it you're supposed to press? In the middle, on the side? Left or right?"

    "Every day since Karen's been gone, I practice floating through the school halls like a ghost. I don't touch anyone and I imagine that the times I do brush up against their arms it feels like a clammy, cold breath on their skin. I sit in the back of the class and I don't raise my hand. I ignore everyone, even the teachers. Not the kind of ignoring where you jut out your chin and hope that everyone notices you ignoring them. I ignore them because it's easy: I'm not even here. My goasl is to get through the whole school day without anyone talking to me. I decide once I do that, I'll become a superhero. I'll become Donnie Disappeared."
    August 2nd, 2010 at 08:23pm
  • Teenage Dirtbag.

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    "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view--until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
    - Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird.

    There was once a boy named Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
    -The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
    August 7th, 2010 at 11:55am
  • IamAlazySLACKER

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    "Age is only a number of which the heart pays no mind."
    August 10th, 2010 at 07:01pm
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    "He had not said “I love you”; but he held her hand. Happiness is this, is this, he thought."

    - Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    August 12th, 2010 at 10:18am
  • glamur.boi

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    "There's always music, if you listen." -Keith
    "You can think and you can fight, but the world's always movin', and if you wanna stay ahead you gotta dance." -Sardines
    Both from The Amazing Maurica and his Educated Rodents. Anyhting by Terry Pratchett, actually.
    August 21st, 2010 at 12:15am
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    "Numbing the pain for a while only makes it worse when you finally feel it."
    - Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.

    I can't remember which Harry Potter book it's in, but it's definately there. Cute
    August 22nd, 2010 at 08:39pm
  • malkin.

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    There are so many and should I write them down here, it would take ages to do so. tehe But my probably the most favourite is from The Witcher novels by A. Sapkowski (Shifty this be my own humble translation as the English version doesn't exist yet):

    You have mistaken the sky with the reflection of stars on the water surface. (Alternatively, as the quote was repeated a few times, You have mistaken the universe with the reflection of stars on the water surface.)
    August 23rd, 2010 at 10:05am
  • The Way

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    "God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players*, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time."

    "There never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got into for eating it."

    And basically everything from Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett lmfao
    August 25th, 2010 at 11:10am
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    "Beauty, she had discovered, occupied a narrow band. Ugliness, on the other hand, had infinite variation."
    Atonement by Ian McEwan
    August 26th, 2010 at 02:36pm
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    XD I love that book so so much.

    Which reminds me, I just searched the internet for a bit of various quotes from Terry Pratchett's books:

    It is a fact that although the Death of the Discworld is, in his own words, an ANTHROPOMORPHIC PERSONIFICATION, he long ago gave up using the traditional skeletal horses, because of the bother of having to stop all the time to wire bits back on.

    "You're dead," he said. Keli waited. She couldn't think of any suitable reply. "I'm not" lacked a certain style, while "Is it serious?" seemed somehow too frivolous. (both from Mort).

    What our ancestors would really be thinking, if they were alive today, is: "Why is it so dark in here?" (from Pyraminds) lmfao

    Mustrum Ridcully did a lot for rare species. For one thing, he kept them rare.

    Using a metaphor in front of a man as unimaginative as Ridcully was like a red flag to a bu-- was like putting something very annoying in front of someone who was annoyed by it.

    Nanny Ogg looked under her bed in case there was a man there. Well, you never knew your luck.

    In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.

    In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded.

    Chain-mail isn't much defence against an arrow. It certainly isn't when the arrow is being aimed between your eyes.

    Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
    Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
    Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
    Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
    Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
    Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
    The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
    No one ever said elves are nice.
    Elves are bad.
    (all from Lords and Ladies)

    The person on the other side was a young woman. Very obviously a young woman. There was no possible way that she could have been mistaken for a young man in any language, especially Braille.

    People who didn't need people needed people around to know that they were the kind of people who didn't need people. (from Maskerade)

    Getting an education was a bit like a communicable sexual disease. It made you unsuitable for a lot of jobs and then you had the urge to pass it on. (from Hogfather)
    August 28th, 2010 at 02:34pm
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    "You do care! You care so much it feels as if you will bleed to death from the pain of it."

    Dumbledore says it to Harry in the fifth book. That's the line that always makes me start to sob. ;~;
    August 28th, 2010 at 05:30pm
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    "But it's the truth even if it didn't happen."

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey.

    "It's a kind of truth, Kitty. When we know nothing we're entitled to invent."

    The Fire-Raiser, by Maurice Gee.
    August 29th, 2010 at 11:42am
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    "To dream is to starve doubt; feed hope."
    North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley.
    September 7th, 2010 at 02:40am
  • Absolutely Arsenic

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    Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people!
    Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. I'm mad, you're mad, we're all mad here.

    -Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    God, I love that book.
    September 19th, 2010 at 06:33pm
  • DarkestStorm

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    Ooh, I have a list. :D I haven't read all of them though...just saw some and liked them. Here they are.

    Wintergirls
    I am spinning the silk threads of my story, weaving the fabric of my world...I spun out of control. Eating was hard. Breathing was hard. Living was hardest.

    I wanted to swallow the bitter seeds of forgetfulness...Somehow, I dragged myself out of the dark and asked for help.

    I spin and weave and knit my words and visions until a life starts to take shape.

    There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn't matter anymore.

    I am thawing."

    "Do I want to die from the inside out or the outside in?"

    "And that's the problem. When you're alive, people can hurt you. It's easier to crawl into a bone cage or a snowdrift of confusion. It's easier to lock everybody out.

    "I believe that you've created a metaphorical universe in which you can express your darkest fears. In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves, and sometimes we do such a good job, we lose track of reality."

    "You’re not dead, but you’re not alive, either. You’re a wintergirl, Lia-Lia, caught in between the worlds. You’re a ghost with a beating heart. Soon you’ll cross the border and be with me. I’m so stoked. I miss you wicked."

    Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
    "Grace is my favourite church word. A state of being. Something you can pray for. Something God can grant. Something you can obtain. Perfection is out of reach. But grace -- grace you can reach for."

    "I do not fall. I fell so hard so long ago there is nothing left for me to land on. I just keep falling and falling and falling."

    "I have been smashed and put back together so many times nothing works right. Nothing is where it should be, heavy thumping in my shoulder where my heart now beats."

    "I thought living dead girls couldn't feel pain, thought I was emptied out but I'm not, I'm not."

    "I'd forgotten how much feelings hurt."

    Romeo and Juliet
    "O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
    Deny thy father refuse thy name, thou art thyself thou not a Montegue, what is Montegue? tis nor hand nor foot nor any other part belonging to a man
    What is in a name?
    That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,
    So Romeo would were he not Romeo called retain such dear perfection to which he owes without that title,
    Romeo, Doth thy name!
    And for that name which is no part of thee, take all thyself....
    - (Act II, Scene II)"

    "My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
    My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
    The more I have, for both are infinite."

    "These violent delights have violent ends
    And in their triump die, like fire and powder
    Which, as they kiss, consume"

    "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."

    "Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! (Act 1, scene 1)"

    "Wisely and slow, they stumble who run fast."

    "Two households, both alike in dignity / In fair Verona, where we lay our scene / From ancient grudge break to new mutiny / Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes / A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life / Whose misadventured piteous overthrows / Do with their death bury their parents' strife."

    "If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking and you beat love down."

    "A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
    The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
    Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things;
    Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished:
    For never was a story of more woe
    Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

    "True, I talk of dreams,
    Which are the children of an idle brain,
    Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
    Which is as thin of substance as the air,
    And more inconstant than the wind, who woos
    Even now the frozen bosom of the north,
    And, being anger'd, puffs away from thence,
    Turning his side to the dew-dropping south."

    The robe of feathers F. Hadland Davis, Myths and Legends of Japan
    When the maiden had put on her pure white garment she struck a musical instrument and began to dance, and while she danced and played she sang of many strange and beautiful things concerning her faraway home in the moon. She sang of the might Palace of the Moon, where thirty monarchs ruled, fifteen in robes of white when that shining orb was full, and fifteen robed in black when the moon was waning. As she sang and played and danced she blessed Japan, "that earth may still her proper increase yield!"

    A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
    "Shall I tell you a story? A new and terrible one? A ghost story? Are you ready? Shall I begin? Once upon a time there were four girls. One was pretty. One was clever. One charming, and one...one was mysterious. But they were all damaged, you see. Something not right about the lot of them. Bad blood. Big dreams. Oh, I left that part out. Sorry, that should have come before. They were all dreamers, these girls. One by one, night after night, the girls came together. And they sinned. Do you know what that sin was? No one? Pippa? Ann? Their sin was that they believed. Believed they could be different. Special. They believed they could change what they were--damaged, unloved. Cast-off things. They would be alive, adored, needed. Necessary. But it wasn't true. This is a ghost story remember? A tragedy. They were misled. Betrayed by their own stupid hopes. Things couldn't be different for them, because they weren't special after all. So life took them, led them, and they went along, you see? They faded before their own eyes, till they were nothing more than living ghosts, haunting each other with what could be. With what can't be. There, now. Isn't that the scariest story you've ever heard?"

    "There's a lot about discovering who you are and how difficult that is. And it never stops."

    "It's possible to pretend I'm someone other than who I am, and if I pretend long enough, I can believe it."

    "But forgiveness...I'll hold on to that fragile slice of hope and keep it close, remembering that in each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We're each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We've got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there's an awful lot of gray to work with. No one can live in the light all the time."

    "You can never really know someone completely. That's why it's the most terrifying thing in the world, really-taking someone on faith, hoping they'll take you on faith too. It's such a precarious balance, it's a wonder we even do it at all"

    A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks
    There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can. This happens more often than I let on.

    The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz-Zafon
    "I stepped into the bookshop and breathed in that perfume of paper and magic that strangely no one had ever thought of bottling."
     
    Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
    "If I could wake up in a different place, at a different time, could I wake up as a different person?"
      
    Preludes & Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman
    "People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes."
     
    The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova
    "...what will we someday do, I always wonder, without the pleasures of turning through books and stumbling on things we never meant to find?"

    Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch
    "Thought is pure energy. Every thought you have, have ever had and ever will have is creative. The energy of your thought never ever dies. Ever. It leaves your being and heads out to the universe, extending forever." 

    Messenger by Lois Lowry
    "He wept, and it felt as if the tears were cleansing him, as if his body needed to empty itself."
      
    The Shack by William P. Young
    "Each relationship between persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you."

    Ophelia by William Shakespeare
    "Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind"

     
    June 26th, 2011 at 08:00pm
  • DarkestStorm

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    Ooh, I'm going to take it that the Bible counts. so I'm going to list scriptures as well.

    John 16:33 "I have not told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

    1 Corinthians 10:13 "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it."

    1 Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails."

    1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

    Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

    Hebrews 11:7; 39-40 "By faith...These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised. God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect."

    Ecclesiastes 3:8 "A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

    Hebrews 13:2 "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels."

    1 Timothy 4:12 "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. "

    1 Peter 3:15 "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect."

    Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

    Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength."

    Acts 4:12 "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."

    1 Corinthians 7:34 "An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord's affairs: her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world - how she can please her husband."

    Psalm 27:14 "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."

    2 Timothy 2:22 "Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

    Romans 8:26 "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express."

    Hebrews 11:23 "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful."

    Proverbs 2
    My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
    turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
    indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
    and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
    then you will understand the fear of the LORD
    and find the knowledge of God.
    For the LORD gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
    He holds success in store for the upright,
    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
    for he guards the course of the just
    and protects the way of his faithful ones.

    Then you will understand what is right and just
    and fair—every good path.
    For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
    Discretion will protect you,
    and understanding will guard you.

    Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse,
    who have left the straight paths
    to walk in dark ways,
    who delight in doing wrong
    
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
    
whose paths are crooked
    
and who are devious in their ways.
    Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,
    from the wayward woman with her seductive words, 

    who has left the partner of her youth
    
and ignored the covenant she made before God.
    Surely her house leads down to death
    and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
    None who go to her return 
or attain the paths of life.

    Thus you will walk in the ways of the good 

    and keep to the paths of the righteous.
    For the upright will live in the land,
    and the blameless will remain in it;
    ;but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
    and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to help you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

    Romans 8:38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

    Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."

    Ecclesiates 4:9-12 "Two are better than one,because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

    Revelation 21:4 "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

    1 Corinthians 13:1-3 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.”

    1 Peter 4:8 "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

    1 Peter 2:34 “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.”

    Psalm 139:23-24 <3
    ‎"Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
    June 26th, 2011 at 08:20pm
  • peter quill.

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    "Never forget who you are, for surely the world won’t. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you."

    - A Game of Thrones, George R.R Martin
    June 29th, 2011 at 12:03am