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Darkkin
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'What is past is prologue. What is legend, is history. What is secret, is key to prologue and legend.'

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Brandi_R
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I just came across this writerly quote from Sue Grafton in the current issue of The Writer Magazine:

 

"Park your butt at your desk and get on with it."

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Kat-NE
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I know you probably mean a quote from a book, but this immediately popped into my head as I was reading this:

 

"You know what the chain of command is here?  It's a chain I go get and beat you with to show you who's in command." (Jayne, from Firefly)

 

It's making me laugh just thinking about it:smileyvery-happy:!

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Here are 5 of my favorites:

 

Rahim Khan: “Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.” - a quote from the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2003), page 21

 

“What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.

‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’

            - an exchange between the characters Lady Éowyn and Aragorn from the book Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), chapter “The Passing of the Grey Company”

 

Mr. Dumby:            “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

- a quote from the play Lady Windermere’s Farm by Oscar Wilde (1854 -1900), Act III, 1892

 

“Important things are inevitably cliché.”

 - a quote from the book Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman (2004), page 141

 

Narrator:                  “And I wasn’t the only slave to my nesting instinct. The people I know who used to sit in the bathroom with pornography, now they sit in the bathroom with their IKEA furniture catalogue…

                           You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple of years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug.

                           Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”

                  - a quote from the book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996), pages 43-

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'Logic no longer held sway, legend did.'  -The Traveler.

 

'Some bedtime stories are real.'  - Lady in the Water

 

'Savvy?'  -Captain Jack Sparrow

 

'Before the last petal fell...'  -Beauty and the Beast

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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"I took the road less traveled by...and that has made all the difference."  ~ Robert Frost

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -- Paul Sweeney
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Virginia Woolf Quotes

 

I was in a queer mood, thinking myself very old: but now I am a woman again - as I always am when I write.

 

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.

 


Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.

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"Yes, I am a fatal man, to inspire hopeless passion is my destiny"

 

 

Thomas Hardy - The Mayor of Casterbridge (I think)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But I wasn

  

 

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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

-Marianne Williamson

 

"You shall love your crooked neighbor-with your crooked heart." 

-Auden, Collection of Poems

 

"And so it is in our freedom, that in the end, has the power to make us captive to our broken hearts."

-Andrea Hansen

 

"I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my will across the sky in stars."

-T.E. Lawrence

 

"It is not the absence of life that I fear, but how we come to be a part of that absence."

-Anonymous

 

"If you won't look at me in the day, then I'll find you in the night just to see you in your sleep so that you can't hurt me any more."

-Anonymous

 

These are a few of my favorite quotes.

"Let the world be torn apart, may our lives be ripped away, simply so that we may be broken souls together."
-Andrea Hansen
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Darkkin
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'There is no sin except stupidity.'  - Oscar Wilde

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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'Whispers and chaos abound, I am the butterfly behind it...' - The Changeling: A Darkkin Chronicle

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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Darkkin wrote:

'Logic no longer held sway, legend did.'  -The Traveler.

 

'Some bedtime stories are real.'  - Lady in the Water

 

'Savvy?'  -Captain Jack Sparrow

 

'Before the last petal fell...'  -Beauty and the Beast

 

 

 

When I think of Captain Jack Sparrow, I think of "Why is all the run gone?" :smileyvery-happy:

 

 

"There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself." -Laurell K. Hamilton

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables me to laugh at life's realities.”
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I don't recall where I saw this:

 

"In order to begin writing, you must be willing to write badly."

 

Then there's Granny Weatherwax in Terry Pratchett's "Carpe Jugulum":

 

"Hard to have faith, ain't it, when you read too many books."

 

And I'll end with W. Somerset Maugham:

 

"There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

 

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Htom_Serveaux wrote:

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And I'll end with W. Somerset Maugham:

 

"There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

 


Ha! That's great.

 

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Struggle as hard as you can for whatever you believe in.......

 

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'Against the grain should be a way of life.  What's worth the price is always worth the fight...'  -Nickelback

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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'She had an uncomfortable feeling that while this odd child's body might be there at the table her spirit was far away in some remote airy cloudland, borne aloft on the wings of imagination.' - Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'

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"Then a curious thing happened: I found out what was on the other side of my fear."

"What was there?"
"My courage"

 

-The Mirror's Tale

 

I just read the book recently and I really liked this part. :smileyhappy:

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Look below-- lol

That's my favorite about writing!

If there is a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, you must write it. -Toni Morrison
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'The world moves for love; it bows down before it in awe...'  - The Village

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'