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Rattle his bones
over the stones
its only a pauper
who nobody owns


Neil Gaiman

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There's a grim one-horse hearse in a jolly round trot; To the churchyear a pauper is going I wot; ...
THOMAS NOEL
poetry
melts my bones.
enters my blood.

and changes
its composition.
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can also hurt me.
Stones and sticks break only...
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In the end, everyone is aware of this:
nobody keeps any of what he has,
and life is only a...
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We do not always remember the things that do no credit to us. We justify them, cover them in bright ...
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Who really owns the Earth?
Corporations? Governments?
Charity Organizations?
Or... ANTHONY T. HINCKS
What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,
The labor of an age in pilèd stones,
O...
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That old man over there
Is selling trinkets made of stones
That old woman the entire world...
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WHAT IS TRUTH?

Truth is not a thing
Or a concept.
It is as multidimensional
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I saw his face change.
His eyes widen.
He lunged at me.
I wouldn't let go.
We...
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Who is wise? He that learns from every One.
Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.
W...
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Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't bloc...
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Do you remember the sight we saw, my soul,
that soft summer morning
round a turning in the...
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I think whosoever is faithful to Allah Almighty,
His/Her faithfulness can never be questioned!<...
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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me', said some idiot who,
1. Di...
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He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles...
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People who walk across dark bridges, past saints,
with dim, small lights.
Clouds which mov...
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Nobody loves me, nobody cares,
Nobody picks me peaches and pears.
Nobody offers me candy a...
SHEL SILVERSTEIN
The shades of night were falling fast,
As though an Alpine village passed
A youth, who bore, '...
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Polyphemus stiffened. "Who said that?"

"Nobody!" Annabeth yelled.

That got exa...
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A word only writes
Its night and rides
Its dream.
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I play the music of Steven
for Steven;
ragged, helpless,
it owns me, enveloping me STASIA WARD KEHOE
The trauma said, ‘Don’t write these poems.
Nobody wants to hear you cry about the grief ins...
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Full fathom five thy father lies;
Of his bones are coral made;
Those are pearls that were ...
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I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there ’s a pair of us—don’t tel...
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Cast up
the heart flops over
gasping 'Love'

a foolish fish which tries to draw<...
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In your hands

The dog, the donkey, surely they know
They are alive.
Who would ...
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I can't believe I'm here,
sitting with all my friends.
There's No-one!
And there's No...
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I may seem secure. I could have it made . . .
You might think you see a lucky man who made the g...
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The lustful glances thrown his way made me wish he wasn’t such a damned bowl of eye candy."
<...
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If only we were not that seedling of Creation,
Of Earth and its generations,
If only we ha...
ADONIS
This Stone

He went looking for a road
that doesn't lead to death.
He went looki...
URSULA K. LE GUIN
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the...
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When

When it’s over, it’s over, and we don’t know
any of us, what happens th...
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The little boy who never grew up,
He trapped the frog and kills the rat,
He flew a kite, t...
QUETZAL
This,” Neil flicked his finger to indicate the two of them, “isn’t worthless.”
“There...
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Oblong stones sink
slow and sideways. Shaped
by the weight of waves,
dutifully vibr...
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I must confess, that my
heart is like a frozen lake,
only pretends to be firm,
to sh...
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I mean, have you ever imagined

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And his eyes will only know darkness,
His ears will only know hatred,
His hands will onl...
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Saying of the Prophet
Food
Nobody has eaten better food than that won by his own labour.
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A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it.

But first, while moving in a circle...
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I feel his arm
Lightly
Over me.
He takes one of my outstretched hands.
Draws i...
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Nobody is masterless,
even ronin enslaved by his sword.
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Each October I walk into the woods
looking for bones: rabbit skulls,
a grackle spine, the ...
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THE BARROW

In this high field strewn with stones
I walk by a green mound,
It...
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'Not drinking?' Collin asked coolly.

'I only drink the blood of virgins,' Logan quipped...
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Bones has always been smart," I muttered. "His intelligence was just camouflaged under a mountain of...
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Die slowly

He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,...
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The stones were sharp,
The wind came at my back;
Walking along the highway,
Mincing ...
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I believe that we are who we choose to be.

Nobody is going to come and save you. You've g...
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[B]ut it is only what happens, when they die, to all mortals.
The sinews no longer hold the fle...
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The nutritionist said I should eat root vegetables.
Said if I could get down thirteen turnips a...
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Normal is the Holy Grail
and only those without it
know its value.
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LITTLE DOGS RHAPSODY IN THE NIGHT
(PERCY THREE)

He puts his cheek against mine
...
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We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live with...
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But for now, happiness throws stones.
It guards itself.
I wait.
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I’m not letting you go, Fiona,” he murmured before brushing his lips over hers. She tasted like ...
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He who becomes the slave of habit,
who follows the same routes every day,
who never change...
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I wish I was Rapunzel
Letting down her hair
But at the bottom of my tower
There's no...
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There is in every madman
a misunderstood genius
whose idea
shining in his head
f...
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I make things up and write them down.
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Only after many trials for strength,
Only when all stimulants fail,
Does the aspiring soul EDGAR LEE MASTERS
Did I ever tell you about the man
who taught his asshole to talk?

His whole abdomen ...
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When I wake up in the afternoon
Which it pleases me to do
Don't nobody bring me no bad new...
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Invisible

She scanned through the magazine
for girls who looked like her
with d...
IJEOMA UMEBINYUO
All night my heart makes its way
however it can over the rough ground
of uncertainties, bu...
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i want to love you with simple,
like a bare singular matchstick.
one
stroke
to i...
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You trip over a word while carrying
a tray of vocabulary out to the pool
only to discover ...
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Snowball?"
It's white."
Meow."
It's so girly."
This from a guy who named his poo...
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Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.

(Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)

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While a man desires a woman,
His mind is bound
As closely as a calf to its mother.
DHAMMAPADA
THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

The man in the corner
Is dying with words
He's crying...
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alone with everybody


the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
in the...
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'Not yet.'

'Tomorrow, Rachel. Marry me.'

'Maybe ...
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Harry Potter has to go into the lake and find his Wheezy—"
"Find my what?"
"—and take ...
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HOW

do you define a word without concrete meaning? To each his own, the saying goes, so<...
ELLEN HOPKINS
I can't understand
why dark northern soldiers
and light ones
are seperated into di...
MARGARITA ENGLE
I don't see any attitude with these players. So far it's wonderful, ... Sometimes a team is not cohe...
JUAN GUZMAN
Sydney, I'm so happy to see you again. If there's anything I can do for you, please let me know. And...
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I heard of a man
who says words so beautifully
that if he only speaks their name
wome...
LEONARD COHEN
Man is a rope stretched between the animal and the Superman--a rope over an abyss.

A dan...
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Nobody owns comedy. Nobody owns a premise. Nobody owns an idea.
TREVOR NOAH
I mean, have you ever imagined

the ocean is alive, and needs to tell us something importa...
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Saving You

The darkness takes him over,
the sickness pulls him in;
his eyes...
LANG LEAV
¿Ha estado alguna vez enamorado? Horrible, ¿no? Te hace tan vulnerable. Te abre el pecho y el cora...
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Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?

I whisper it first then I sa...
LESLEY HAUGE
Mourn not the dead that in the cool earth lie
Dust unto dust
The calm, sweet earth that mothe...
RALPH CHAPLIN
Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them.
They move on. They move a...
PAULO COELHO
the best part was
pulling down the
shades
stuffing the doorbell
with rags
p...
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[As a result, Nagin himself has become part of the debate over how best to
rebuild the devasta...
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Late Hours"

On summer nights the world
moves within earshot
on the interstate w...
LISEL MUELLER
Sense how
Even the smooth stones ache
With stories of their own
In the shuddering lig...
SCOTT HASTIE
So, what can I do?” I asked.

“Annoy?”

I gave him a hurt look.

DANNIKA DARK
And do I ask, wherefore my heart
Falters, oppressed with unknown needs?
Why some inexpli...
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Picasso said he'd paint with his own wet tongue
on the dusty floor of a jail cell if he had to....
ANDREA GIBSON
Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.
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Praying

It doesn’t have to be
the blue iris, it could be
weeds in a vacant lo...
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and anyway it’s just the same old story --
a few people just trying,
one way or another,...
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Por muy lejos que te vayas, nunca podrás huir de ti mismo.
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È come quando c’è chi crede di essere felice andando a vivere da qualche altra parte, ma poi imp...
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7 Somewhere
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Someone had once told her that if you look up at the sky from the bottom of a mine shaft, even in th...
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Thank you,” said the dog.
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Spiders’ webs only have to be large enough to catch flies.’ Coraline
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Coraline sighed. ‘You really don’t understand, do you?’ she said. ‘I don’t want whatever I...
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Stay here with us,” said the voice from the figure at the end of the room. “We will listen to yo...
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The air was alive with yellow wasps. We must have stepped on a wasps' nest in a rotten branch as we ...
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In the flat above Coraline’s, under the roof, was a crazy old man with a big mustache. He told Cor...
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I don’t want whatever I want. Nobody does. Not really. What kind of fun would it be if I just got ...
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You people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't ne...
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It was true: the other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon ...
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Coraline's father stopped working and made them all dinner.

Coraline was disgusted. "Dadd...
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She said, ‘You know that I love you.’ And, despite herself, Coraline nodded. It was true: the ot...
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Coraline wondered why so few of the adults she had met made any sense. She sometimes wondered who th...
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No one had hugged her like that since she had retired from the theater.
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Cats don't have shoulders, not like people do. But the cat shrugged, in one smooth movement that sta...
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Realmente no lo entiendes, ¿verdad?. No quiero tener todo lo que deseo. Nadie lo quiere, no de verd...
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It wasn’t brave because he wasn’t scared: it was the only thing he could do. But going back agai...
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It seemed to Coraline that it was crouching, and staring down at her, as if it were not really a hou...
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Coraline went over to the window and watched the rain come down. It wasn't the kind of rain you coul...
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It was true: the other mother loved her. But she loved Coraline as a miser loves money, or a dragon ...
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How big are souls anyway?" asked Coraline.
The other mother sat down at the kitchen table and l...
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Oh ... My twitchy witchy girl I think you are so nice, I give you bowls of porridge And I give you b...
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But how can you walk away from something and still come
back to it?"
"Easy," said the cat....
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o non voglio tutto ciò che desidero. Nessuno lo vuole. Non veramente. Che divertimento sarebbe, se ...
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Coraline’s father stopped working and made them all dinner. Coraline was disgusted. “Daddy,” s...
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Coraline tried drawing the mist. After ten minutes of drawing she still had a white sheet of paper w...
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Small world," said Coraline. "It's big enough for her," said the cat. "Spiders' webs only have to be...
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Cats don’t have names,” it said.

“No?” said Coraline.

“No,” said t...
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Old but contented, the face of a man who had sipped life’s vinegar and found it, by and large, to ...
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Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement ...
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Charitably... I think... sometimes, perhaps, one must change or die. And, in the end, there were, pe...
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I believe [...] that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death pe...
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If an eagle gives you a feather, keep it safe.
Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that NEIL GAIMAN
What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it...
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Fair enough,” said Thor. “What’s the price?” “Freya’s hand in marriage.” “He just wa...
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It would have been hard for Fat Charlie to say exactly when the accumulation of birds on the wire me...
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I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies.
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You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.
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In a perfect world, you could fuck people without giving them a piece of your heart. And every glitt...
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Honestly, if you're given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don't say 'what kind of tea?
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She sat down on one of her grandmother's uncomfortable armchairs, and the cat sprang up into her lap...
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The cat wrinkled its nose and managed to look unimpressed. "Calling cats," it confided, "tends to be...
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The world seemed to shimmer a little at the edges.
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Oh- my twitchy witchy girl
I think you are so nice,
I give you bowls of porridge
And ...
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Nothing’s changed. You’ll go home. You’ll be bored. You’ll be ignored. No one will listen to...
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I am the mother of Odin's stallion, Sleipnir. I am the father of Fenrir Sun-Eater, and of Hel Half-R...
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We do what we do, because of who we are. If we did otherwise, we would not be ourselves.
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Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and i...
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You're a poem?' I repeated.

She chewed her lower lip. 'If you want. I am a poem, or I am ...
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We...we could be friends.'

We COULD be rare specimens of an exotic breed of dancing Afric...
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What's your name,' Coraline asked the cat. 'Look, I'm Coraline. Okay?'
'Cats don't have names,'...
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Anyway: I'm not blessed or merciful. I'm just me. I've got a job to do and I do it. Listen: even as ...
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When you smiled you had my undivided attention. When you laughed you had my urge to laugh with you. ...
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To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, bu...
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Love comes to those who still hope even though they've been disappointed, to those who still believe...
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Adventures are all very well in their place, but there's a lot to be said for regular meals and free...
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My guiltiest pleasure is Harry Stephen Keeler. He may have been the greatest bad writer America has ...
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