A figure of speech is a shifty thing; it can be twisted or it can be straight.
A little bit of one story joins onto an idea from another, and hey presto, . . . not old tales but new ones. Nothing comes from nothing.
Believe in your own eyes and you'll get into a lot of trouble, hot water, a mess.
He knew what he knew: that the real world was full of magic, so magical worls could easily be real.
It is all for love. Which is a wonderful and dashing matter. But which can also be a very foolish thing.
Nothing comes from nothing, Thieflet; no story comes from nowhere; new stories are born from old--it is the new combinations that make them new.
Straight answers were beyond the powers of Rashid Khalifa, who would never take a short cut if there was a longer, twistier road available.
The black ice of that dark fortress received the sunlight like a mortal wound.
They drove past buses that dripped people the way a sponge drips water, and arrived at a thick forest of human beings, a crowd of people sprouting in all directions like leaves on jungle trees.
What's the use of stories that aren't even true?
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