William Joyce · 228 pages
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“To understand pretending is to conquer all barriers of time and space.”
“The possibilities were endless. Battles would be fought. Wonders revealed. Many journeys. Many lands. Many joys. Many sorrows.
But stories all...”
“you know, a daydream properly utilized can be the most powerful force in the universe. One need only dream of freedom to begin to break the spell of enslavement.”
“Life is made up of danger and heartbreak, I laugh in the face of both!”
“But evil is a cunning force. It can find the weakness in any man, even the bravest. [...] It only takes a single weak moment to let evil in.”
“to understand pretending," Ombric was fond of saying, "is to conquer all barriers of time and space.”
“To understand creativity is to conquer the boundaries of time and space.”
“Anyone who lives in her own world is crazy. Like schizophrenics, psychopaths, maniacs. I mean people who are different from others.'
On the other hand,' Zedka continued, pretending not to have heard the remark, 'you have Einstein, saying that there was no time or space, just a combination of the two. Or Columbus, insisting that on the other side of the world lay not an abyss but a continent. Or Edmund Hillary, convinced that a man could reach the top of Everest. Or the Beatles, who created an entirely different sort of music and dressed like people from another time. Those people--and thousands of others--all lived in their own world.”
“No life goes past so swiftly as an eventless one, no clock spins like a clock whose days are all alike.”
“V?" Butch said. "Don't leave, okay?"
"Never." V brushed Butch's hair back with a gesture so tender it was out of place coming from a male.”
“The sweetest part of being a couple is sharing your life with someone else.
But my life, evidently, had not been good enough to share.”
“Dreams of innocence are just that; they usually depend on a denial of reality that can be its own form of hubris.”
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