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“How many walking the earth know exactly why they breathe and understand exactly what they must do before passing into the afterdeath.” Acacia: The War with the Mein by David Anthony Durham Advertisements

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This is something we have never told mortals. Paper and ink are weak structures on which to build the framework of magic. Breath and sound aren’t much better, yet we godlings willingly confine ourselves to those methods because the mortal realm is such a fragile place. And because mortals are such dangerously fast learners. But […]

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“Once there was a city of women. Its rulers were women, as were its judges and advisors. Female architects had laid out its streets and houses, and female masons had raised them. Its army was well provided and well trained, for though the city was isolated, in a remote desert region, it had had enemies […]

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“A poet is a musician who can’t sing. Words have to find a man’s mind before they can touch his heart, and some men’s minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly, no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens.” The Name of the Wind  by Patrick Rothfuss

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“I will murder you by the billions to give you immortality. I will set fire to your civilization to light your way forward. But know this: My species is not defined by your dying, but by your living.” ― Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse

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Somebody once said–I’ve forgot who–said you can take away a man’s gods… but only to give him others in return. […] Wasn’t until after I’d left the seminary that I understood what that really meant. You don’t walk away from a thing you’d thought you believed your whole life without the loss of it leaving […]

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“We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel… is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.”  ― Ursula K. Le Guin “When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. […]

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“All you Westerosi make a shame of loving. There is no shame in loving. If your septons say there is, your seven gods must be demons. In the isles we know better. Our gods gave us legs to run with, noses to smell with, hands to touch and feel. What mad cruel god would give […]

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“Do you stop loving someone after they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much.” Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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“That which yields is not always weak.” ― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart

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