Whatever it takes to finish things, finish. You will learn more from a glorious failure than you ever will from something you never finished.
The devil made me do it I have never made one of them do anything. They live their own lives. I do not live their lives for them.
Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism.
We have, let us face it and admit it, little influence. We prey on them, and we take from them, and we get by; we strip and we whore and we drink too much; we pump gas and we steal and we cheat and we exist in the cracks at the edges of society. Old gods, here in this new land without gods.
The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the ghosts of long-dead cookies.
Everybody going to be dead one day, just give them time.
People want to forget the impossible. It makes their world safer.
Really, he thought, if you couldn't trust a poet to offer sensible advice, who could you trust?
Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way. Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.
Of course, everyone's parents are embarrassing. It goes with the territory. The nature of parents is to embarrass merely by existing, just as it is the nature of children of a certain age to cringe with embarrassment, shame, and mortification should their parents so much as speak to them on the street.
It is a fool's prerogative to utter truths that no one else will speak.
I was the kind of kid whose parents would drop him off at the local town library on their way to work, and I'd go and work my way through the children's area.
Remember your name. Do not lose hope ---what you seek will be found.
The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do.
But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize, their heart's desire, their dream... But the price of getting what you want, is getting what you once wanted.
Everything that is,casts a shadow
Let's start a new tomorrow, today.
Call no man happy, said shadow, until he is dead .