“God is good, but the devil is not so bad to those he likes,”
“That's when I realized the chill wasn't coming from outside—it was coming from within me.”
“It's not the amount of time that makes something real. It's what happens in that time," he said solemnly. "Each moment is weighted against the next, and the moments I've spent with you have been more meaningful than almost all the ones I've had before it.”
“I have seen all kinds of things that defy the laws of nature. But I've never seen a monster. Only those that are misunderstood and mistreated.”
“Darkness engulfed me...There was no ground below me, no sky above. Only the black, and the cold.”
“The sun had begun its descent toward the horizon, and the sounds of the carnival played like a familiar song behind me.”
“He looked at me then, his deep golden eyes meeting mine, and I saw a heat in them that I felt reflecting in my own.”
“It means ‘God is good, and the devil is not so bad to those he likes.”
“Your boyfriend spent the night sleeping outside your door. I haven't decided if that's romantic or creepy yet. Maybe both.”
“As Gideon always said in the opening of his act, There is always something extraordinary in the ordinary”
“Denial is how I cope. If I just deny everything, it can't hurt me right?”
“Once you open your mind to the spirits, you can't shut it again.”
“The worst is not death but being blind, blind to the fact that everything about life is in the nature of the miraculous. The language of society is conformity; the language of the creative individual is freedom. Life will continue to be a hell as long as people who make up the world shut their eyes to reality.”
“There can be no greater spiritual accomplishment than to come through brutal trials and then look back and see that mean times did not render us mean spirits.”
“As a poet and as a mathematician, he would reason well; as a mere mathematician, he could not have reasoned at all.”
“A throne is always paid for in blood.
The king of En had told her that once. Even should a king's ascension be bloodless as a gift from Heaven, to hold onto one's throne invariably meant that blood must flow -- as it had at the beginning, in the fight against the false king's armies, and the quelling of civil war, and the execution of criminals.
Luckily, the fighting part was easy for Yoko. All she had to do was resist the temptation to run away.”
“Because you’re a straight, Laura.” “Stop calling me that!” Laura said. “What makes you so different?” “Look at you,” Carlotta said. “You’re educated. You’re smart. You’re beautiful. You’re married to a goddamn architect. You have a wonderful baby and friends in high places.” Her eyes narrowed; she began to hiss. “Then look at me. I’m a cracker. Ugly. No family. Daddy used to beat me up. I never finished school—I can’t hardly read and write. I’m diselxic, or whatever they call it. You ever wonder what happens to people who can’t read and write? In your fucking beautiful Net world with all its fucking data? No, you never thought of that, did you? If I found a place for myself, it was in the teeth of people like you.”
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