“Love is not fashionable anymore; the poets have killed it.”
“Because sometimes you have to do something bad to do something good.”
“I often have long conversations all by myself, and I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
"Then you should certainly lecture on Philosophy," said the Dragon-fly”
“For the future let those who come to play with me have no hearts,' she cried, and she ran out into the garden.”
“Yet ruled he not long, so great had been his suffering, and so bitter the fire of his testing, for after the space of three years he died. And he who came after him ruled evilly.”
“Besides, if Hans came here, he might ask me to let him have some flour on credit, and that I could not do. Flour is one thing, and friendship is another, and they should not be confused. Why, the words are spelled differently, and mean quite different things. Everyone can see that.”
“Injustice has parcelled out the world, nor is there equal division of aught save of sorrow.”
“- Колко глупаво нещо е любовта! — рече студентът, когато си тръгна. — Тя не е и наполовина така полезна, както логиката, защото нищо не доказва, винаги разправя неща, които няма да станат, и те кара да вярваш в неща, които не са верни. Всъщност тя е съвсем непрактична, а понеже в нашия век да бъдеш практичен значи всичко, аз ще се върна към философията и ще изучавам метафизика.
И той се върна в стаята си, издърпа голяма прашна книга и седна да чете.”
“I don't show off. I merely demonstrate my abilities at opportune times." - Skulduggery Pleasant”
“Dogs are not like cats, who amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw. Men made dogs, they took wolves and gave them human things--unnecessary intelligence, names, a desire to belong, and a twitching inferiority complex. All dogs dream wolf dreams, and know they're dreaming of biting their Maker. Every dog knows, deep in his heart, that he is a Bad Dog...”
“Be careful in your life, Tolui. I want you fit and strong for when I come for you.”
“How good it felt, to do some good, here and there. Perhaps this was what it meant to be an adult. To grab the opportunity at hand, make the most of the day, regardless of what it looked like.”
“I hope you do not let anyone else's expectations direct the course of your life.”
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