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American Gods – I Believe – Book Excerpt

I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that… Continue reading American Gods – I Believe – Book Excerpt

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The song of the Weirwood * Game of Thrones

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one. The singers of the forest had no books. No ink, no parchment, no written language. Instead they had the trees, and the weirwoods above all. When they died, they went into the wood, into leaf and… Continue reading The song of the Weirwood * Game of Thrones

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Grief can destroy you—or focus you. * Odd Hours – Dean Koontz Quote

Grief can destroy you—or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. Or you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived,… Continue reading Grief can destroy you—or focus you. * Odd Hours – Dean Koontz Quote

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In a lot of ways, I guess Satan was the first superhero * Horns * Joe Hill

“In a lot of ways, I guess Satan was the first superhero.” “Don’t you mean supervillain?” “Nah. Hero, for sure. Think about it. In his first adventure, he took the form of a snake to free two prisoners being held naked in a Third World jungle prison by an all-powerful megalomaniac. At the same time,… Continue reading In a lot of ways, I guess Satan was the first superhero * Horns * Joe Hill

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Never let me go * Kazuo Ishiguro Quote

Driving around the country now, I still see things that will remind me of Hailsham. I might pass the corner of a misty field, or see part of a large house in the distance as I come down the side of a valley, even a particular arrangement of poplar trees up on a hillside, and… Continue reading Never let me go * Kazuo Ishiguro Quote

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Cat’s Eye * Margaret Atwood – Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space

The book starts off with this gorgeous quote about time and dimensions of space but the entire discussion about time and space happens between a 9th grader and an 11th grader. Brother and sister pin down time in a manner that would make Stephen Hawking proud. Excerpt is from Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood -… Continue reading Cat’s Eye * Margaret Atwood – Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space

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Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past

'"Who controls the present controls the past,"' said O'Brien, nodding his head with slow approval. 'Is it your opinion, Winston, that the past has real existence?' Again the feeling of helplessness descended upon Winston. His eyes flitted towards the dial. He not only did not know whether 'yes' or 'no' was the answer that would… Continue reading Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past

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1984 Excerpt about the Inquisition and Persecution

The first thing for you to understand is that in this place there are no martyrdoms. You have read of the religious persecutions of the past. In the Middle Ages there was the Inquisition. It was a failure. It set out to eradicate heresy, and ended by perpetuating it. For every heretic it burned at… Continue reading 1984 Excerpt about the Inquisition and Persecution

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John Galt’s Speech * Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged

For twelve years you've been asking "Who is John Galt?" This is John Galt speaking. I'm the man who's taken away your victims and thus destroyed your world. You've heard it said that this is an age of moral crisis and that Man's sins are destroying the world. But your chief virtue has been sacrifice,… Continue reading John Galt’s Speech * Ayn Rand and Atlas Shrugged