“The human mind is incredible. It can do nothing without belief, yet practically anything with it.”
“People who love each other can no more keep from communicating than from breathing.”
“Must a man then live as his fellows live, and never reach beyond?”
“There are different kinds of truth. And if our kind is more mature than theirs, it's so only because we know that.”
“What is it, I wonder, that makes two people suddenly become important to each other? So important that everything else around them just fades away?”
“I know little of magic, Lady,' he said haltingly. 'I am but a woodcutter's son, and there is much that is not given to men to understand; but of this I am sure: there is more to things than we imagine. Beyond the stars are worlds without number, perhaps, and had I never sought to look beyond my own I should be the poorer for it.”
“It is the only happiness now possible to me, to know that all is well with you”
“But a light now waxed within him at the knowledge that such wonders as he had been shown could exist.”
“I think I can remember
being dead. Many times, in winter,
I approached Zeus. Tell me, I would ask him,
how can I endure the earth?”
“We who have means and a voice must use them to help those who have neither.”
“Yet what of love? That is another, more solid thing; it is not tricked by fine lights or spirits. It is more of earth and time, like a river-turned stone.”
“The sort of guardian you can hire is worth about as much as the sort of wife you can buy.”
“But the hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes. Carson McCullers, 1917–1967”
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