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Think of every fairy-tale villainess you've ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they've all been real.

Mab gave them lessons.


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It turns out that Molly wasn't her mother's daughter in that respect. Charity was like the MacGuyver...
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I followed him through the halls of the enormous church until we got to the staff's kitchen. He went...
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You’re playing the creepy vibe a little hard,” I said. “Might as well go for broke, put on a b...
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Punctuality is for people with nothing better to do
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You must be Warden Ramirez."
This is the part where I got nervous. Ramirez loved women. Ramirez...
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But… all I said was that I was scared."

After what you got to experience? That's smart...
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Yeah, but I forgot to take my George Orwell-shaped multivitamins along with my breakfast bowl of Big...
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I read an article once that said that when women have a conversation, they're communicating on five ...
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She is not a cookie. Neither is she a biscuit, a PopTart, Sweet TART, apple tart, or any other kind ...
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Because I know my daughter," she said. "And I know very well that the only way to absolutely ensure ...
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A technicality I'm prepared to hide wildly behind.
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Nay, but prithee, with sprinkles 'pon it instead," I said solemnly, "and frosting of white.
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When you do something stupid and die, it's pathetic,” I said. “When you do something stupid and ...
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No,” she said. “You are not Patrick Swayze. I am not Demi Moore.” She touched a switch on the ...
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I don't know about your true form, but the weight of your ego sure is pushing the crust of the earth...
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My friend is going to save a little girl from monsters. I am going with him. That's what friends do.
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My main source for faith-based stuff is mostly the Bible, and a childhood with a much, much higher-t...
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When I'm in turmoil, when I can't think, when I'm exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone,...
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You need to know where to go,' Sanya said.
'Yes,'
'And you are going to consult four large...
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I had three days to screw over Nicodemus Archleone and his crew and get this thing out of my head, w...
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No one is an unjust villain in his own mind. Even - perhaps even especially - those who are t...
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Heroism doesn't pay very well. I try to be cold-blooded and money-oriented, but I keep screwing it u...
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One can have only as much preparation as he has foresight.
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Now I feel like James Bond. Suave and intelligent, breaking all the codes while looking fabulous.
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There should be a rule against your own inner monologue throwing around that much sarcasm.
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In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!
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Me and polite have never been on close terms.
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Isana laughed. "And you, lady? Are you a woman of conscience or of ambition?"
The lady smiled. ...
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You," Madeline said, her voice hollow and wheezing, "are like a bad case of herpes, wizard. You're i...
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Coz," he said. "You really must learn to shut your mouth from time to time. You'll taste less shoe l...
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See, those who wield the primordial forces of creation have a long-running grudge with physics.
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I have nightmares about hell, where all I do is add up numbers and try to have conversations with pe...
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I’ve had a tense couple of days. And I’ve got to tell you, burning someone’s face off sounds l...
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Loneliness is a hard thing to handle. I feel it, sometimes. When I do, I want it to end. Sometimes, ...
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Jobs are a part of life. Maybe you've heard of the concept. It's called work? See, what happens is t...
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The man once wrote: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to ang...
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Most of the bad guys in the real world don't know that they are bad guys. You don't get a flashing w...
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I brought the Beetle to life with a roar. Well. Not really a roar. A Volkswagen Bug doesn't roar. Bu...
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Some things just aren't meant to go together. Things like oil and water. Orange juice and toothpaste...
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I put the ick in magic.
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Mister Dresden," he said. "And Miss Rodriguez, I believe. I didn't realize you were an art collector...
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It came charging toward me, several hundred pounds of angry-looking monster, and I did the only thin...
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Something like this will test you like nothing else," Mac said. "You're going to find out who you ar...
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I am disturbed by the presence of inordinate levels of coincidence
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Let's get something clear up front. I'm not Harry Dresden. Harry's a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-go...
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Everyone stopped to blink at that for a second. I mean, come on. Impaled by a guided frozen turkey m...
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