“And an unaware witch means a witch who doesn't know she's a witch, and because she's a women that makes her double trouble. Never trust a women."
My mothers a women," I said, suddenly feeling a little angry, "and I trust her."
Mothers are usually women," said the Spook. "And mothers are usually quite trustworthy, as long as your their son. Otherwise look out!”
“How can you be lonely? You've got yourself, haven't you? If you ever lose yourself, then you'll really be lonely...”
“He who never makes a mistake never makes anything. It's part of learning the job.”
“You never know just what you can do until you try.”
“He who never makes a mistake, never makes anything.”
“I like to keep my books in my library, he said, 'and I like my library to get bigger rather than smaller.”
“Well, you’re safe until you make another silly mistake,’ the Spook added. ‘And don’t say you won’t. He who never makes a mistake never makes anything. It’s part of learning the job.”
“Sometimes, when something bad leaves the world, something good enters in its place. I've seen it happen before . - Mam”
“How can you be lonely? You've got yourself, haven't you? If you ever lose yourself, then you'll really be lonely.”
“My dad once told me that women know things that men don't. That sometimes they have a certain look in their eyes, but when you see it, you should never ask them what they're thinking. If you do they might tell you something you don't want to hear.”
“Have you ever felt time slow so much that that it almost appears to stop? Ever listened to a clock when the next tick seems to take forever to follow the last tock?”
“If we're afraid, sometimes there are things that can feed on that fear. Fear makes it worse for us. The trick is to concentrate on what you can see and stop thinking about yourself. It works every time...”
“Everybody tells lie sometimes, she replied . Wouldn't be human if you didn't. But mostly I tell the truth. - Alice”
“Alice might end up neither good nor bad. She might end up somewhere in between. That would make her very dangerous to know. That girl could be the bane of your life, a blight, a poison on everything you do. Or she might turn out to be the best and strongest friend you’ll ever have. Someone who’ll make all the difference in the world. I just don’t know which way it will go. I can’t see it, no matter how hard I try.”
“Everyone has his price. It's just a case of making an offer that pleases him but doesn't hurt you too much. - Dad”
“Lonely? How can you be lonely ? You've got yourself, haven't you? If you ever lose yourself, then you'll really be lonely. In the meantime, stop complaining. You're nearly a man now, and a man has to work. Ever since the world began, men have been doing jobs they didn't like. Why should it be any different for you? You're the seventh son of a seventh son, and this is the job you were born to do. - Mam”
“He who never makes a mistake never makes anything. It's part of learning the job. - Spook”
“Maybe, but she knows too much and she's clever too. She's just a girl now, but one day she'll be a woman and a clever woman's dangerous.”
“We depend on neither man nor beast to get us where we need to go. If you rely on your own two good legs, then they won’t let you down.”
“Nothing spells trouble like two drunk cowboys with a rocket launcher.”
“I don’t want you to be free from something, I simply want you to be free. See the difference: Freedom from is never total; that “from” keeps it entrapped with the past. Freedom from can never be real freedom. Neither can freedom for ever be real freedom; that is a search for a new slavery.”
“Where most people live, most of us, imagining it to be the real sunlit world when it is only a cave lit by the flickering fires of illusion.”
“It's hotter than Satan's butt crack out here.”
“Perhaps that is the real surprise of love; it exists, but one may not attribute causes and effects to it. The existence may appear to be a mere fallacy to the minds of some, and by the time they realise what hit them, they would already be down and dead.”
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