“There is a passion in you that scares me.”
“The preface? Why would he waste time with the preface? Skip the preface and move on to the meat of the thing!”
“It was as though, in one moment, he had become a stranger. And I a stranger to myself.”
“You see, when medicine works, it is blessed science, and when it fails, it is witchcraft. - Polidori”
“No, indeed, 'pig' is very expressive. And an excellent description of a fellow who flirts with his brother's beloved.”
“If she can bite a vulture, she can jump a crack.
“Beyond the lake, over the mountains, the clouds were illuminated from within by a brilliant stutter of lightning, and in that split second Elizabeth and I were etched against the sky.”
“Konrad had gone to the New World without me, and no matter how fast I ran westward, how close I kept to the sunsets, I would never catch up with him now.”
“We all knew no respectable physician would remove my fingers just for the asking, and we had no time anyway.”
“What do you make of him?" I asked Elizabeth.
"Apart from the fact he's clearly insane?"
"What can he learn from Konrad's blood?" I said. "Except that he needs it in his body to live!"
"There is something ghoulish about it."
"He's like a vampyre,”
“Behind us I saw the water, still welling up from the tunnel, curving round in a frothing serpentine torrent to plunge down the other descending passage. For a moment we all sat there and watched, numb and exhausted.”
“Do you worry it is sinful?" I asked.
She took a breath. "No," she said firmly. "God is the creator, and anything on this earth is here by His permission. I cannot think He minds if we use His creations - only how. For good or ill. What we seek is for good, so I will not worry about it.”
“I have been made to learn that the doom and burden of our life is bound forever on man’s shoulders; and when the attempt is made to cast it off, it but returns upon us with more unfamiliar and more awful pressure.”
“they were two halves of the same whole”
“Hey, I’m mad, too,” Tsunami said. “But —” “LET’S GO BACK AND KILL HIM AGAIN.”
“Mum looks like someone has told her that Santa will be shortly arriving with that guy from Pride and Prejudice in tow.”
“That wouldn't be a bad way to die...giving off light for millions of years after you're gone.”
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