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By Anonym 18 Sep

John Connolly

Regrets, Blacksmith, make poor currency. You can't but back with them what you most desire.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Connolly

There was a lot to be said for a man’s capacity to be comfortable while alone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

And the Crooked Man heard her dreams, because that was where he wandered. His place was the land of the imagination, the world where stories began. The stories were always looking for a way to be told, to be brought to life through books and reading. That was how they crossed over from their world into ours. But with them came the Crooked Man, prowling between his world and ours, looking for stories of his own to create, hunting for children who dreamed bad dreams, who were jealous and angry and proud. And he made kings and queens of them, cursing them with a kind of power, even if the real power lay always in his hands. And in return they betrayed the objects of their jealousy to him, and he took them into his lair deep beneath the castle...

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

I believe in those whom I love and trust.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

But don't they say that all is fair in love and war? I heard that somewhere." "'They?' Who are 'they?'" "I don't know. Just people." "That's what the victorious claim, not the defeated; the powerful, not the powerless. 'All is fair.' 'The end justifies the means.' Is that what you believe?

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

The US dollar is our currency but your problem.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

I dream dark dreams. I dream of a figure moving through the forest, of children flying from his path, of young women crying at his coming. I dream of snow and ice, of bare branches and moon-cast shadows. I dream of dancers floating in the air, stepping lightly even in death, and my own pain is but a faint echo of their suffering as I run. My blood is black on the snow, and the edges of the world are silvered with moonlight. I run into the darkness, and he is waiting. I dream in black and white, and I dream of him. I dream of Caleb, who does not exist, and I am afraid.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

After all this time, he had hope, and then hope was gone, and he hates himself for giving in to hope. He, who exists only to kill the hopes of others, could not destroy the hope within himself.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

You cannot perform acts of evil in the name of a greater good, because the good suffers. It is corrupted by what has been done in its name.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

After all, no relationship could function or survive under the burden of total honesty.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

Without a human voice to read them aloud, or a pair of wide eyes following them by flashlight beneath a blanket, they had no real existence in our world. They were like seeds in the beak of a bird, waiting to fall to earth, or the notes of a song laid out on a sheet, yearning for an instrument to bring their music into being.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

When did you get so clever?" "When I realized I wasn't as clever as I thought.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

It never paid to underestimate children.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Connolly

Perhaps it's true that all men love their fathers, no matter how terrible the things they do to their sons: there is a part of us that remains forever in debt to those responsible for our existence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Connolly

Of their friendship, Montaigne wrote: ‘If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.’ Louis touched his fingers to the page. Yes, he thought. Yes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Connolly

She was plump, with dyed red hair and a face so caked with cosmetics that the floor of the Amazon jungle probably saw more natural light.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

Al final, tu único amigo eres tú mismo porque los demás, llegado el momento, te dejarán todos en la estancada. Al final, todos estamos solos.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Connolly

There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do. It is really that simple. And that hard.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

It is one thing to be brave in front of others, perhaps for fear of being branded a coward and becoming diminished in their eyes, but another entirely to be brave when there is nobody to witness your courage. The latter is an elemental bravery, a strength of spirit and character.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

He became merely the broken statue of a beast, now without another's fear to animate it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

a technician who uses the term “glitch” is like a Doctor who tells you you’re suffering from a “thingy,” except the doctor won’t tell you to go home and try turning yourself on and off again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

Why is there always one bloke in these boy bands who looks like he came to fix the boiler and somehow got bullied into joining the group?

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

He had quite liked the dwarfs. He often had no idea what they were talking about, but for a group of homicidal, class-obsessed small people, they were really rather good fun.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Connolly

Misery loved company, but damnation needed it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

He had always worried about her when he was in school, because if he was away from her then he had no control over her existence.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Connolly

We must have taken a wrong turn turning somewhere." "Where, Purgatory?" said Dozy. "We're in Hell.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

But he was wounded, and tired, and winter was still upon him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

We all have our routines," he said softly."But they must have a purpose and provide an outcome that we can see and take some comfort from, or else they have no use at all. Without that, they are like the endless pacings of a caged animal. If they are not madness itself, then they are a prelude to it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Connolly

I thought it was her wicked stepmother who poisoned her...' '...Turned out the wicked stepmother had an alibi.' '...Seems she was off poisoning someone else at the time. Chance in a million, really. It was just bad luck.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

You mean they killed her?" asked David. They ate her," said Brother Number One. "With porridge. That's what 'ran away and was never seen again' means in these parts. It means 'eaten.'" Um and what about 'happily ever after'?" asked David, a little uncertainly. "What does that mean?" Eaten quickly," said Brother Number One.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

[H]e looked like a real bruiser as he stepped from his car, his big sunglasses giving the impression that a large bug had evolved to the point that it could wear a suit.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

You pay by the hour, even if the job only takes five minutes. I don’t do fractions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

Here is a truth, a truth by which to live: there is hope. There is always hope. If we choose to abandon it, our souls will turn to ash and blow away.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

You don’t have much faith in people, do you?” said David. “I don’t have much faith in anything,” Roland replied. “Not even in myself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

And Nurd, who had never had a mother and father, and who had never loved or been loved, marvelled at the ways in which feeling so wonderful could also leave one open to so much pain. In a strange way, he envied Samuel even that. He wanted to care about someone so much that it could hurt.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Connolly

Story!" The dwarf snorted. "You'll be talking about "happily ever after" next. Do we look happy? There's no happily ever after for us. Miserabily ever after, more like.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

And David saw himself reflected in the Woodsman's eyes, and there he was no longer old but a young man, for a man is always his father's child no matter how old he is or how long they have been apart.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

Earle had friendly written all over him the way that a plague rat had "Hug Me" emblazoned on its fur.

By Anonym 18 Sep

John Connolly

Patriots built Auschwitz. You start believing that “my country wrong or right” shit, and it always ends up at the same place: a pit filled with bones.

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

Wickedness never rests easily so, in a way, one might almost feel pity for the wicked, for they are destined to live their lives in fear, in a prison of the heart.

By Anonym 19 Sep

John Connolly

We lie to protect our children, and in lying we expose them to the greatest of harms

By Anonym 20 Sep

John Connolly

You have to understand that only the very worst end up here: the ones whose anger made them kill, and who felt no sorrow or guilt after the act; those so obsessed with themselves that they turned their backs on the sufferings of others, and left them in pain; those whose greed meant that others starved and died. Such souls belong here, because they would find no peace elsewhere. In this place, they are understood. In this place, their faults have meaning. In this place, they belong.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

They were on the side of the angels, even if the angels weren't entirely sure that this was a good thing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

If cats could count, they’d start getting nervous around the time they put paid to their fifth life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

A new, more efficient system was to be put in place, although, as with so many other such initiatives, it would later be revealed that it was less efficient and more costly than the original.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Connolly

David's mother would often tell him stories were alive. They weren't alive in the way people were alive,or even dogs or cats. People were alive whether you chose to notice them or not, while dogs tended to make you notice them if they decided that you weren't paying enough attention. Cats, meanwhile, were very good at pretending people didn't exist at all when it suited them.

By Anonym 17 Sep

John Connolly

No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

[I]gnorance was never an obstacle to a good sound bite.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Connolly

What is good for you creatively is usually bad commercially. You thrive financially by sticking to a series and not fiddling about too much. You do yourself harm by moving away from the series and the genre. By trying things not based in that particular mode of writing, you will just lose readers.

By Anonym 16 Sep

John Connolly

He will say less than he means, and conceal more than he reveals.