Cecilia Dart-Thornton · 588 pages
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“Down the violet wind slid syrinx melodies, wild as foxes, mad as love, strange as wakening.”
“The raven spread out its glossy wings and departed like hope.”
“She had seen what it cost him and her heart quickened with compassion. For that alone, she might have loved him almost.”
“Mindful of not thanking their benefactors, in case, like wights, they took offense, she added, "Your kindness is gratefully acknowledged. May your trees be forever fruitful.”
“Careful, even now, not to thank the wights, she added, "You have all been most kind.”
“Should they be thanked or does thanks drive them away?
"You honor us," she stammered. "We request your help.”
“Riding upon the back of a waterhorse - what mortal had ever stayed in such a seat for so long? On a horse made of cold currents and liquid convergences, jests and trickery - pressed against a hide like the burnished sea of midnight, thing look different to the rider.”
“As far as I can see there is no conquering or exorcising the past with words - words born either of imagination or forthrightness.”
“Before the end of the week, Fudge asked the big question. “How did the baby get inside you, Mommy?” So”
“After a moment, Quentin asked, "How long had it been since you'd been completely off medications?"
Diana didn't really want to tell him, but finally said, "The first medications were prescribed when I was eleven. From that point on, there was always something, usually more than one drug at a time. But always something. I'm thirty-three now. You do the math."
"More than twenty years. You've spent two-thirds of your life drugged."
"Just about into oblivion," she agreed.”
“Nick at Nite, the cultural equivalent of aerosol cheese.”
“When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn.”
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