“People who care about each other don’t hurt each other or make each other feel small.”
“And so it was that in the midst of chaos and color and light, in the glorious rebirth of a magical world, there remained two small vessels dark and drained. And those vessels were the heart and the soul of a brokenhearted young mage, sobbing alone in the sand.”
“-I'm not creative like you.-
-Of course you are!-
-I don't sing or draw or act or play an instrument. I can't make things.-
-That's not what 'creative' means, you know. Creativity is in everything.-”
“On the cool stone floor of their prison, Samheed and Lani huddled together to try to sleep.”
“Aaron looked at Alex as they reached the bottom of the steps. "What? What is that? Jerkface? Is that good?"
Alex snorted. "Yeah, Aaron. It's really good. I think it means she likes you.”
“Maybe you could keep him away from the breakables, eh?” “Maybe I could let him crrrush you into tiny bits,” Simber”
“People who care about each other don't hurt each other or make each other feel small. Period. End of sentence. It was obvious that Liam's problem was much bigger than just feeling like he had to obey...”
“Hard stuff forces you to grow up fast...”
“I’m not stealing your people, I’m rescuing mine,”
“Shred my beard and call me Ishmael!” the captain shouted. He”
“thin, whittled stick from his pocket and began to clean his teeth. “You knew”
“There was no time to look back. Only to move forward, toward the dots on the horizon, and steer for them.”
“but there was no time to marvel at his own awesomeness.”
“It's this same habit that confirms some of us, who are capable of better things, in Lucifer's own pride and stubbornness - that confirms and deepens others of us in villainy - more of us in indifference - that hardens us from day to day, according to the temper of our clay, like images, and leaves us as susceptible as images to new impressions and convictions.”
“Books have no life; they lack feeling maybe, and perhaps cannot feel pain, as animals and even plants feel -pain. But what proof have we that inorganic objects can feel no pain? Who knows if a book may not yearn for other books, its companions of many years, in some way strange to us and therefore never yet perceived? Every thinking being knows those moments in which the traditional frontier set by science between the organic and the inorganic, seems artificial and outdated, like every frontier drawn by men. Is not a secret antagonism to this division revealed in the very phrase 'dead matter' ? For the dead must once have been the living. Let us admit then of a substance that it is dead, have we not in so doing endowed it with an erstwhile life.”
“Show me a girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground and I'll show you a girl who can't put her pants on.
“There's nobody to guide through the process of becoming a man... to explain to them the meaning of manhood. And that's a recipe for disaster.”
“... je t'emmènerais dans une contrée resplendissante et prospère, au foyer d'une famille aristocratique des lettrés, fastueux domaine où abondent les fleurs et les saules, terroir de la douceur, de richesse et d'honneurs, pour t'installer dans la joie et en toute sécurité.
Cao Xueqin, "Le Rêve dans le pavillon rouge", trad, fr. par Li Tche-Houa, J. Alézaïs, révision par A. D'Hormon, Paris, Gallimard, "Bibliothèque de la Pléiade", 1981, vol. 1, p. 8.”
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