Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. — Jorge Luis Borges, from “The Threatened”, The Book of Sand [El Libro de arena] (1975) Advertisements
I love you— I do— but I am afraid of making that love too important. Because you’re always going to leave me. We can’t deny it. You’re always going to leave. — David Levithan, Every Day. (Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1st Printing edition, 2012)
It is not merely enough to love literature if one wishes to spend one’s life as a writer. It is a dangerous undertaking on the most primitive level. For, it seems to me, the act of writing with serious intent involves enormous personal risk. It entails the ongoing courage for self-discovery. It means one will… Continue reading Harlan Ellison
After love, no one is what they were before. —Catherynne M. Valente, Deathless. (Tor Books; First Edition edition March 29, 2011)
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. ― James Branch Cabell, The Silver Stallion. (Del Rey, May 12, 1979) Originally published January 1st 1926,
You don’t forget the face of the person who was your last hope. — Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1) Scholastic Press (September 14, 2008)
Remember the quiet wonders. The world has more need of them than it has for warriors. — Charles de Lint, Moonheart. (Orb Books, February 15, 1994) Originally published October 1984.