Quotes from City of Golden Shadow

Tad Williams ·  780 pages

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“...Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“He had once thought it was strange to have a friend you'd never met. Now it was even stranger, losing a friend you'd never really had”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“There is no such thing as an accident. That's what science is all about. (...) There are only patterns we don't yet recognize.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“All people know the Greater Hunger...It is the hunger for warmth, for family, for connection to the stars and the earth and other living things..."

"For love?" Renie asked.

"Yes, I suppose that could be true.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“Go down." It seemed obvious. "You have to go down before you can come out - that's how these things always work.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow



“Never trust people that like to call things by initials, that's my philosophy.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“... Humans turn the places they live into great crowded piles of mud and stone, like the nests termites build--but what happens when in all the world there are only termite hills left but no bush?”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“So that's what--one "yes," one "not sure," and one "I had had a dream about a bug.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“Ho! We are being taunted by some sort of otherworldly fireflies. Someone fetch me my rifle!”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“Im Schlamm fing es an, wie so vieles.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow



“The world was all mud and wire. The war in the heavens was only a faint imitation of the horror men had learned to make.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“...a proud man who could do more than he is asked to do. It is not good for the spirit.”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


“Besides, there was always hope, wasn’t there?”
― Tad Williams, quote from City of Golden Shadow


About the author

Tad Williams
Born place: in San Jose, California, The United States
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