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Bloody Angel:
Why not mentioning our favourite quotes from a book?
I love quotes so I'm opening this topic with the first paragraph of Jonathan Carroll's White Apples book. Do I recommend the book? Nope, though this quote sounds very beautiful to me and got me reading it 'til the end.

"Patience never wants Wonder to enter the house: because Wonder is a wretched guest. It uses all of you but is not careful with what is most fragile or irreplaceable. If it breaks you, it shrugs and moves on. Without asking, Wonder often brings along dubious friends: doubt, jealousy, greed. Together they take over; rearrange the furniture in every one of your rooms for their own comfort. They speak odd languages but make no attempt to translate for you. They cook strange meals in your heart that leave odd tastes and smells. When they finally go are you happy or miserable? Patience is always left holding the broom."

Bloody Angel:
"I was bringing the Master as backup.  It was like carrying a thermonuclear device to kill ants.  Overkill has always been a speciality of mine."

Anita Blake from The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

If I were to have a favorite quote, it would have to be my own which shows as my signature beneath all of my posts. Perhaps this is narcicisstic of me, but I like my own stuff better than most others.

Bloody Angel:
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche

Bloody Angel:
One of my favourite authors ever, Roland Barthes, from A Lover's Discourse "To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little"


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