„If anything happens, I'm going to pin you to my back and never let you off."
I love you too."
- Saphira and Eragon“
Source: Saphira to Eragon: "If anything happens, I’m going to pin you to my back and never let you off.
Eragon: I love you too.
Saphira: Then I will bind you all the tighter.
„If you don't understand other people in their time and why they did what they did, then you don't understand your own past. And when you lose your past, you lose some potential for your own future.“
— C. J. Cherryh United States science fiction and fantasy author 1942
The Camelot Project interview (1996)
Context: When the legend is retold, it mirrors the reality of the time, and one can learn from studying how various authors have attempted to retell the story. I don't think we have an obligation to change it radically. I think that if we ever move too far from the basic story, we would lose something very precious. I don't, for instance, approve of fantasy that attempts to go back and rewrite the Middle Ages until it conforms to political correctness in the twentieth century. That removes all the benefit from reading the story. If you don't understand other people in their time and why they did what they did, then you don't understand your own past. And when you lose your past, you lose some potential for your own future.
„See, you're like all the others. But don't you understand that we can't quarrel? We love each other. If I could hate him the way I hate myself, then of course I would abuse him. But neither of us deserves it. See?“
— Cesare Pavese Italian poet, novelist, literary critic, and translator 1908 - 1950
Source: The Beach (1941), Chapter 3, p. 20
„I don't understand why people don't have a f***ing sense of humor. Always assume that I'm being sarcastic.“
— Megan Fox American actress 1986
Megan Fox: 'Fallen' Angel http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20246950_20263258_20284375,00.html, Entertainment Weekly. Page 4 of 4 http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20246950_20263258_20284375_4,00.html
Source: City of Bones
„Why is everything so confusing? Maybe I'm just out of my mind. Won't you, take me by the hand? Take me somewhere new. I don't know who you are, but I? I'm with you, I'm with you.“
— Avril Lavigne Canadian singer-songwriter and actress 1984
"I'm With You"
Let Go (2002)
„Ow!" said Horace as the Ranger's fingers probed and poked around the bruise.
Did that hurt?" Halt asked, and Horace looked at him with exasperation.
Of course it did," he said sharply. "That's why I said 'ow!“
— John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938
Source: The Icebound Land
„I am not successful and I probably never will be. I look around and I see successful people, and I see that they have something I don't—success. Perhaps they were born that way, or perhaps they figured something out that I can never seem to learn. I don't know. That's why I'm not successful.“
— John S. Hall Poet, author, singer, lawyer 1960
Quotes from Daily Negations (2007)
— Satchel Paige American baseball player and coach; Negro Leagues 1906 - 1982
"How to Stay Young" Collier's Magazine (13 June 1953)
Context: Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood.
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society— the social ramble ain't restful.
Avoid running at all times.
And don't look back— something might be gaining on you.