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Your children are not your children. * Kahil Gibran

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. You may… Continue reading Your children are not your children. * Kahil Gibran

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What is a slave? From Wyrms * Orson Scott Card

What did you learn, as a slave? That no one can ever be a slave to another man. That is a lie. Then I learned a lie. But you believe it. — Carra Lucia Books (@BooksCarra) May 18, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js There are people who do things for fear of the lash. There are people who… Continue reading What is a slave? From Wyrms * Orson Scott Card

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The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

I absolutely loved the idea of cross-species and hybrid plant creation ever since I read about it in a book from 1987 from Orson Scott Card called Wyrms. We all know about GMOs and how they are genetically enhanced plants, more resistant to bugs, weather changes and insecticides. Some plants even produce their own insecticide!… Continue reading The genetic molecule is the mirror of the will. Wyrms and how they got to be

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What sort of egomaniacal monster are you? A human being * Orson Scott Card – Wyrms Quote

This is the discussion between Patience and the head of her father from Orson Scott Card's 1987 book called Wyrms. She found out that she is the prophecy female destined to make the world or kill it as the destined lover of Unwyrm. When her father died, the king ordered to have truth worms implanted… Continue reading What sort of egomaniacal monster are you? A human being * Orson Scott Card – Wyrms Quote

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American Gods – There was a girl, and her uncle sold her – Excerpt

There was a girl, and her uncle sold her. Put like that it seems so simple. No man, proclaimed Donne, is an island, and he was wrong. If we were not islands, we would be lost, drowned in each other's tragedies. We are insulated (a word that means, literally, remember, made into an island) from… Continue reading American Gods – There was a girl, and her uncle sold her – Excerpt

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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