If science fiction

10 February 2016

If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic.

Ursula K. Le Guin

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9 February 2016

Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.

Orson Scott Card

There is perhaps no more rewarding romance heroine

9 February 2016

There is perhaps no more rewarding romance heroine than she who is not expected to find love. The archetype comes in many disguises – the wallflower, the spinster, the governess, the single mom – but always with one sad claim: Love is not in her cards.

Sarah MacLean


A cheerful life

8 February 2016

A cheerful life is what the Muses love, A soaring spirit is their prime delight.

William Wordsworth


8 February 2016

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.

Author Unknown

What an astonishing thing a book is

7 February 2016

What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree, with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny, dark squiggles. But one glance at it, and you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

Carl Sagan

Each time

6 February 2016

Each time you happen to me all over again.

Edith Wharton

Lying under such a myriad of stars

5 February 2016

Lying under such a myriad of stars. The sea’s black horizon. He rose and walked out and stood barefoot in the sand and watched the pale surf appear all down the shore and roll and crash and darken again. When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different.

Cormac Mccarthy

You know what I am going to say

4 February 2016

You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure and disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me. But if you would return a favourable answer to my offer of myself in marriage, you could draw me to any good – every good – with equal force.

Charles Dickens

You and I

3 February 2016

You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.

Boris Pasternak

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