Never bet your money on another man’s game.
All things in Fiji are paid for in blood.
But the tale or narrative set in the past may have its particular time-free value; and the candid reader will not misunderstand me, will not suppose that I intend any preposterous comparison, when I observe...
You’ll likely always have some reason or other to hang onto that girl. You just want her cause she was married to your son, and I understand that, he was a friend to me like...
I realize that I can laugh, that it is possible to be happy, that laughter and hope can come back to me.
Tethered to the universe by tendrils of history, with threads of continuity descending to God knows where, I see that I’m more than the dust I’ll become.” This quote is from my novel, “Whispers from...
Everyone is a criminal! We are beset on all sides by antirevolutionary forces. Naturally, then, humans fall into three categories: the criminal, the not-yet-criminal, and the not-yet-caught.
… every monarch needs a blow on the head, from time to time.
They didn’t realize that if you take away the possibility of pain, and suffering, failure…you also take away the possibility of happiness, success, and joy.” -The Old Man: DOMINATUS
Megan’s deception is another hook on which I can hang my conscience.
She says it is a school for bluestockings which, according to her, is really only a fashionable way of saying it is a school for ugly girls who cannot find suitable husbands. To tease her,...
Il sorriso di Helen mi tranquillizzò; in fondo era una delle persone che amava leggere per prima i miei lavori. Intinsi la punta nell’inchiostro e scrissi le prime parole: Il cuore rivelatore.
[…] That is why we are here today, because we have had the strength within us to survive, a flame inside of us that have not gone out. We are still human, not dust, like...
She turned her painted blue eyes toward the assistant and said something in French before she left.
You are intelligent, you are diplomatic, you are beautiful, and you are and always will be…[he kisses her]…MINE…
Sunset encroached upon daylight like a powder burst from the mouth of a crimson cannon—orange and gold ribbons shot forth to wage a battle against the clouds. The western horizon was obscured by a glow...
Good men are often more practical than pretty ” said Mother. “Andrius just happens to be both.
Cowan son of Branieucc, you’re the only one of my people that I know for sure still lives.
Life is volatile.
Everything burns if the flame is hot enough. The world is nothing but a crucible.
Incredible. It is just incredible that you can notice something like that when your face is so cold you can’t feel it anymore, and you know perfectly well you are surrounded by death, and the...
A warrior becomes experienced by being defeated; a scholar by making mistakes. Defeat and mistakes we have left in the past,” he said.
It was easy to imagine the beginning of time here, but also, perhaps, its end.
Positive thoughts (expectations) can change perspective, transform behaviors, and attract good fortune.
I’m learning not to hope for what I can’t control…
Gentlemen. You are looking at the true Abraham Lincoln of Arabia. And in order to end our internal bickering – our civil war, if you will – I have solicited your aid.
In her orchard the trees had been born from deaths; they marked and grew from the remains of the children that had passed through her.
”He smiled at me and I felt the tenderness only a daughter could feel.
Capital dictates the fate of humanity.
A brief whiff of her mother had come through a cracked window that opened to a weed-infested courtyard. It was a fragrance that almost spoke to her, saying, ‘Yes, it was an unjust end to...
You are a woman born of secrets and sadness. It will either destroy your future or lead you to greatness. A handsome gentleman with eyes like the sky and hair like a raven’s wing will...
They did go on so, don’t you think, those Victorian poets, they took themselves so horribly seriously,” he said, pushing the lift button, summoning it from the depths.As it creaked up, Blackadder said, “That’s not...
How many men can say, as I must, ‘I am a man whose only friend is the King of England’? I have everything, you would think. And yet take Henry away, and I have nothing.
Mr Martinek turned back to Jana. ‘Thirty-eight per cent alcohol, sixty-two per cent fire – all the way from Karlovy Vary.
Words had failed us that night, and I’d welcomed the silence. Words had escaped me the next morning as well but in a different way, when I came to realize that I was married to...
I decided to write the book I wanted to read
—David A. Lottes
Where are these fucking guns coming from?
Rooks have clustered on either side of the long road. It is as if they line a grand parade route for our passage. Their black feathers are stark as soot against the white road and...
Some of the braver say I am mad.
Papa was our strength and the very fiber that wove our family together. He was our foundation and our rock, but even rocks, break, given enough stress.
Our house has its back to the sea,’ writes Hester in her journal. ‘Below us, the ocean spreads to the sky, twitching wide and blue and hungry. One would think it to be infinite. But...
War’s all either country knows, and everything seems to depend on it now.
… all that that I learn just teaches me that I know nothing.
I flutter my eyes ladylike. “I know the green fairy is absinthe, but what’s the white angel?” “Cocaine. Wilde, by the way frequents this café. He claims he once saw an angel fluttering over the...
‘All we can see is the surface. But there’s so much more we can’t see beneath. I bet it’s as big as the world down there, underneath the water. There could be anything down there....
He is not a man wedded to action, Boleyn, but rather a man who stands by, smirking and stroking his beard; he thinks he looks enigmatic, but instead he looks as if he’s pleasuring himself.
Yes, my boy, you are indeed much faster, bigger, and stronger than me and an altogether superior speciman of God’s creation, but I have seen your like before. Only one of us can be master,...
We may be finished with the past but the past is not finished with us.
Oil and Water, Daddy calls us. At four years younger than me, Katie is only fourteen and she already has half the boys in town eating from her pretty little hand. She tells me I...
I thought I was going to die. I wanted to die. And I thought if I was going to die I would die with you.Someone like you, young as I am, I saw so many...
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