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Hearts set about finding other hearts the moment they are born, and between them, they weave nets so frightfully strong and tight that you end up bound forever in hopeless knots, even to the shadow of a beast you knew and loved long ago.


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Readers will always insist on adventures, and though you can have grief without adventures, you cann...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
No one belongs when they are new to this world. All children are Changelings.
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Some girls have to go to college to discover what they are good at; some are born doing what they mu...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
We treat our stone wives with much more care than they treat their warm ones, anyway. I personally d...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
This is what it means to be a woman in this world. Every step is a bargain with pain. Make your blac...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Even if you’ve taken off every stitch of clothing, you still have your secrets, your history, your...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
You humans, you know, whoever built you sewed irony into your sinews.
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
You only had to choose which me to talk to, for, you know, we all change our manners, depending on w...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
You cannot escape where you come from, September. Some part of it remains inside you always, like th...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Cats don’t have dark sides. That’s all a shadow is—and though you might be prejudiced against ...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Shows what you know, sunny-girl! I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about their Heart’s Desire...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
A book is a door, you know. Always and forever. A book is a door into another place and another hear...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
A heart can learn ever so many tricks, and what sort of beast it becomes depends greatly upon whethe...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Metamorphosis is the most profound of all acts.
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Why do you need that thing?" September asked. "None of the airports back home have them."
"They...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
To touch a person...to sleep with a person...is to become a pioneer," she whispered then, "a frontie...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Your past's a private matter, sweetheart. You just keep it locked up in xbox where it can't hurt any...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
It seems like every few years a big name author will holler something about how evil, heinous, and m...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Fate is a woman, I said to them. In fact, she is three women. Young, like us, so that they will have...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
And there’s nothing wrong with spinsters, anyway. They have nice cats and little bowls full of can...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Children make prayers so thoughtlessly, building them up like sand castles—and they are always sur...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
But this is a story,
and in a story
there is always someone
beautiful enough."
<...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Trouble is, most times, when you go looking to sell your soul, nobody's buying.
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
I wonder sometimes what the memory of God looks like. Is it a palace of infinite rooms, a chest of m...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Because I’m a cat. A big one, the Panther of Rough Storms, in fact. But still a cat. If there’s ...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Have you never known a cruel wind? What an easy, balmy, tropical life you must have! I never tease, ...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
I’ve read science fiction and fantasy all my life – though when you’re a child, they just call...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Funny how "question" contains the word "quest" inside it, as though any small question asked is a jo...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
However wretched her origins, she chose freely to continue her crimes against us from the moment she...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
It is best in the end to let women see to their own vengeance.
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Maidens stand still, they are lovely statues and all admire them. Witches do not stand still. I was ...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
You'll forgive the flowery talk, won't you? Our family does so love to be told they are beautiful. V...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Some thought he was quite wicked, but in truth, he was no more or less than any other crow: enamored...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Vampires should be pretty much like mean girls, all the time, only amazing at it. Flawless. They'...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
For most of us, fanfiction is a non-issue. Even for midlist writers. We will never be popular enough...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
Everyone has a right to cry uncle on a genre every once in awhile. I've done it myself. Sometime...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
I got a heart like a half bottle of no-label whiskey.
Nothing to brag on,
but enough for y...
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE
I was better than a punk. I was a protaganist.
CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE IN THE REFRIGERATOR MONOLOGUES
That's part of farming; you just have to deal with what you have. Every year is different.
JOE VALENTE
Inside I have been a stabber, a screamer, a die-er from way back.
BENITA VALENTE
He asked to borrow my (cell) phone. When he handed it back, it was full of blood.
JOE VALENTE
Young singers ask me, "Do I have to live in New York?" I say, "You can live wherever you want-as lon...
BENITA VALENTE
Why not say it? I'm bursting out of my cocoon. It was all too nice in the past - it never knocked an...
BENITA VALENTE
We're Kansas and the other side is Oz. People think no one lives here. But this is a really active n...
LYNN VALENTE
I want to come out of my house and see kids and people enjoying themselves. I grew up in the Marina....
LYNN VALENTE
We want a vibrant neighborhood. We want to activate this big, scary empty space.
LYNN VALENTE
I am a diamond
But people see me as gold
Honestly, I wanna be silver
M
-I would die for you
-You lie
-If I lie, why do I stand here before and beg on my knees t...
M
Morals; the pathetic answer to authority
Seen two gorillas sharing a banana?
M. COCHET M.
I'm not a leftist; I'm where the righteous ought to be.
M. M. COADY
Ability is a poor man's wealth.
M. WREN
I always prefer other people's interpretations over my own, so I'm not very quick to make ex...
M. WARD
Certain things you have to stumble on to. They can't be preprogrammed.
M. WARD
I learned a long time ago that fame and money is not a ticket to happiness.
M. WARD
The story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perha...
M. HIRSCHFIELD
I gotta be honest, I kinda like the idea of death. Because if I could live forever I'd probably neve...
VANDA M
Home is a kingdom, Husband is the king, and the Wife is the Prime-minister.
M ANSSARY
Life is like a mesh, where you stand is a result of your previous choices, choose where you want to ...
M ANSSARY
Writers are not narcissists. They simply acknowledge that what they find interesting is not unique t...
M CHAPMAN
You can have all the information on culture in the world–’ Pix continues.
'We don’t posse...
M. BLACK
My wife told me I’m always watching TV and never paying attention to her. So she got a job as a ne...
MUNTAZIR M.
A lie eventually leads to a loss of promise, A loss of promise leads to a loss of trust, But what hu...
MADELIN M.
Friends show their love - in times of trouble, not in happiness, therefore if they don't show their ...
MADELIN M.
When you look up in the sky at night and see that one star shining brightly, You know that a friend ...
MADELIN M.
best friends are always going to pick you up when your down, make you happy when your sad, and have ...
ANISA M
It goes to show that even though three lay witnesses say he was surrendering and retreating when he ...
M. POWELL
Vaya con Dios, bitch.
KYOKO M.
എനിക്കൊരു ദുഖവും ഇല്ലമ്മേ. ഒരുപക്ഷെ ...
M. MUKUNDAN
We have counted on customers realizing they need big processors to anchor their Web serving e-commer...
M. THOMPSON
We have a 100 per cent disposal rate, ... We don't keep anything.
M. HARDMAN
They were very lucky because unfortunately it's sad to say but people who lose large sums of money d...
M. HARDMAN
Even in Ghana everyone wants to be Western. The young people don't want to hold on to the traditiona...
M. POWELL
He's going to tell you that when you're in a situation like this, the first thing you do is get out ...
M. POWELL