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It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.


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Patience and propriety. It was the only graceful thing to do.
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Strength of body. Strength of mind. strength of personality. All this things lie within a person. Th...
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Cualquiera puede amar algo por algún motivo. Eso es tan fácil como meterse un penique en el bolsil...
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—No piensas en mí como yo en ti. No me importa. Pero si también tienes frío, podrías acercarte...
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Vashet: “I will admit, I’ve never had a studen offer himself up for a vicious beating in order t...
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Death was like an unpleasant neighbor. You didn’t talk about him for fear he might hear you and de...
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I know," she said. "You have a stone in your heart, and some days it's so heavy there is nothing to ...
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A poet is a musician who can't sing.
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Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game?
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Upon him I will visit famine and a fire,
Till all around him desolation rings
And all the ...
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It´s one thing to enjoy a story, but it´s quite another to take it for the truth.
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Cuando somos niños, casi nunca pensamos en el futuro. Esa inocencia nos deja libres para disfrutar ...
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Songs choose their hour and their own season. When your tune’s tin, there is a reason. The tone of...
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Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is y...
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What I personally knew about courting women could comfortably fit into a thimble without taking it o...
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Normally I miss deadlines like a storm trooper misses Jedi.
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Just pity him, my boy. Tomorrow we'll be on our way, but he'll have to keep his own disagreeable com...
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You lack the requisite spine and testicular fortitude to study under me.
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Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fi...
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It wasn't even a good note. 'If you are reading this I am probably dead.' What sort of a note is tha...
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You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some a...
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We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.
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Once upon a time,” I began. “There was a little boy born in a little town. He was perfect, or so...
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I've waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are.
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Absence feeds affection.
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But no. There is a difference between the truth and what we wish were true.
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She knew. She knew how quickly things could break. You did the things you could. You tended to the w...
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She was a wicked thing sometimes. All full of want. As if the shape of the world depended on her moo...
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Roses! I swear you men have all your romance from the same worn book. Flowers are a good thing, a sw...
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Each woman is like an instrument, waiting to be learned, loved, and finely played, to have at last h...
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He taught only one class: 'Unlikely Maths'. But since the time was listed as "now" and the place, "e...
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No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are,...
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Too much truth confuses the facts. Too much honesty makes you sound insincere
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It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That ...
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Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself. Impossib...
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A lot of new writers assume you have to know the where the story is going and that it flows out as m...
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I'm struggling with what is epic. People decided I was epic - if by epic, do you mean a big, hea...
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The problem with dragons is that everyone uses them. All the time. When that happens, they become co...
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After I'd been in college for a couple years I'd read Shakespeare and Frost and Chaucer and ...
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The myth of writer as, like, Asperger-style misanthrope, or, like, the Jack Nicholson, 'As Good ...
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Looters become looted, while time and tide make us mercenaries all.
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I should have been bolder and kissed her at the end. I should have been more cautious. I had talked ...
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I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing...
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You're sure your new roommate won't be like the last one who wore tinfoil socks and had a tendency t...
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Teccam explains there are two types of secrets. There are secrets of the mouth and secrets of the he...
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I don't mind being called a liar. I am. I am a marvelous liar. But I hate being called a liar when I...
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All the truth in the world is held in stories.
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Sometimes leaving is the only thing you can do.
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...if I have ever met someone without a single shadow on their heart, it was surely a child too youn...
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It slowly began to dawn on me that I had been staring at her for an impossible amount of time. Lost ...
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Elodin proved a difficult man to find. He had an office in Hollows, but never seemed to use it. When...
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It gets tiresome being spoken to as if you are a child, even if you happen to be one.
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If you are eager to find the reason I became the Kvothe they tell stories about, you could look ther...
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I have an apple that thinks its a pear. And a bun that thinks it’s a cat. And a lettuce that think...
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She stamped her foot. She hoped the greedy thing shit for a week. She hoped it shit its awful self i...
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There's looking and there's looking. When some men look at you it's a greasy thing. It makes you wan...
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That is how heavy a secret can become. It can make blood flow easier than ink.
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One wife, you're happy, two and you're tired, three and they'll hate each other, four and they'll ha...
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Truth is a troublesome motherfucker unless it's handled properly
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Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.
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