He ordered a family pack of chicken, and sat and finished it off without any help from anyone else in his family.
The right song can turn an emperor into a laughingstock, can bring down dynasties.
The names are the first things to go, after the breath has gone, and the beating of the heart. We keep our memories longer than our names.
Potentially evil. Potentially good, too, I suppose. Just this huge powerful potentiality waiting to be shaped.
I'm going to go home. Everything is going to be normal again. Boring again. Wonderful again.
Work. Home. The pub. Meeting girls. Living in the city. Life. Is that all there is?
The only ones who ever come here from your lands are the minstrels, and the lovers, and the mad. And you don't look like much of a minstrel, and you're- pardon me for saying so lad, but it's true- ordinary as cheese crumbs. So it's love if you ask me.
He would go somewhere no one knew him, and he would sit in a library all day and read books and listen to people breathing.
There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
His name is Marcus: he is four and a half and possesses that deep gravity and seriousness that only small children and mountain gorillas have ever been able to master.
There are three things, and three things only, that can lift the pain of mortality and ease the ravages of life. These are wine, women and song
The sky had never seemed so sky; the world had never seemed so world.
It sounded like a piece of blackboard being dragged over the nails of a wall of severed fingers.
You've a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.
The squirrel has not yet found the acorn that will grow to the oak that will be cut to form the cradle of the babe that will grow to slay me.
I think I've got Fear down, but how do I take it all the way up to Terror?
There were people you could hug, and then there was Silas.
Human beings do not like being pushed about by gods. They may seem to, on the surface, but somewhere on the inside, underneath it all, they sense it, and they resent it.
They were kissing. Put like that, and you could be forgiven for presuming that this was a normal kiss, all lips and skin and possibly even a little tongue. You'd miss how he smiled, how his eyes glowed. And then, after the kiss was done, how he stood, like a man who had just discovered the art of standing and had figured out how to do it better than anyone else who would ever come along.
The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges.
Sister Mary chose that moment to come in with the tea. Satanist or not, she'd also found a plate and arranged some iced biscuits on it.
Mr. Vandemar showed them his teeth, demonstrating his sunny and delightful disposition. It was unquestionably the most horrible thing Richard had ever seen.
You've got a good heart. Sometimes that's enough to to see you safe wherever you go. But mostly, it's not.
There is a proverbial saying chiefly concerned with warning against too closely calculating the numerical value of un-hatched chicks.
If he didn't care about you, you couldn't upset him.
There's an expression, deja vu, that means that you feel like you've been somewhere before, that you've somehow already dreamed it or experienced it in your mind.
I am remarkably likeable. Few people have ever been as likeable as I am. There is, frankly, no end to my likeability. People gather together in public assemblies to discuss how much they like me. I have several awards, and a small medal from a small country in South America which pays tribute both to how much I am liked and my general all around wonderfulness. I don't have it on me, of course. I keep my medals in my sock drawer.
But how can you walk away from something and still come back to it?
There are those who have suggested that the tendency of a cat to play with its prey is a merciful one..
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