When God hath ordained a creature to die in a particular place, He causeth that creature’s wants to direct him to that place. ― Frank Herbert, Dune. (Hodder; British trade paperback edition 2006) Originally published December 1st 1965.
We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing. — David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas. (Random House Trade Paperbacks August 17, 2004)
I know that pain is the most important thing in the universes. Greater than survival, greater than love, greater even than the beauty it brings about. For without pain, there can be no pleasure. Without sadness, there can be no happiness. Without misery there can be no beauty. And without these, life is endless, hopeless,… Continue reading Harlan Ellison
There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time. ― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (Delacorte 1969)
Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. ― Dan Brown, Digital Fortress. (Corgi Books January 17, 2004) Originally published 1998.
The earth will never be the same againRock, water, tree, iron, share this greifAs distant stars participate in the pain.A candle snuffed, a falling star or leaf,A dolphin death, O this particular lossA Heaven-mourned; for if no angel criedIf this small one was tossed away as dross,The very galaxies would have lied.How shall we sing… Continue reading Madeleine L’Engle
Fate is fluid, Captain Wegener. Destiny is in the hands of men.– The Man in the High Castle, Season One, Episode One, “The New World” Amazon series (2015) Directed by Rigley Scott. Based on The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
—they longed to press themselves against a heartbeat. — Philip Pullman, Northern Lights. (Scholatic, 2011)
Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. — Frank Herbert
When we hold each other in the darkness, it doesnt 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 alright,’ we whisper, ‘I’m here; I love you.’ And we lie: ‘I’ll never leave you.’ For just… Continue reading Neil Gaiman