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China Miéville

“The summer stretched out the daylight as if on a rack. Each moment was drawn out until its anatomy collapsed. Time broke down. The day progressed in an endless sequence of dead moments.” ― China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (Macmillian; 1ST edition, January 1, 2001)

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W.B. Yeats

I have desired, like every artist, to create a little world out of the beautiful, pleasant, and significant things out of this marred and clumsy world… — W.B. Yeats, The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore (Wildside Press, 2005)

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Neil Gaiman

When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn’t make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. “It’s all right” we whisper, “I’m here, I love you.” and we lie: “I’ll never leave you.” For… Continue reading Neil Gaiman

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Jeaniene Frost

I’m saying that I’m a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you’re okay with that, because it’s who I am, and you’re what I need. ― Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave (Avon; 1st Printing edition, October 30, 2007)

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