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Mark Z. Danielewski

Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer. —Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves. (Pantheon, Random House March… Continue reading Mark Z. Danielewski

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Laini Taylor

She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maiden at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox’s tongue. She tastes like hope. — Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. (Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition September 27, 2011)

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Charles de Lint

…we chase after ghosts and spirits and are left holding only memories and dreams. It’s not that we want what we can’t have; it’s that we’ve held all we could want and then had to watch it slip away. – Charles de Lint, Moonlight and Vines. (Orb Books; Reprint edition December 27, 2005) Originally published… Continue reading Charles de Lint

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Mark Z. Danielewski

Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not… Continue reading Mark Z. Danielewski

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