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By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

I think if you cheat in a ethics class then there's really no hope for you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites. Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave? Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

Was there any human urge more pitiful-or more intense- than wanting another chance at something?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Hill

The dead pull the living down.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

But God fears women even more that He fears the devil- and is right to. She, with her power to bring life into the world, was truly made in the image of the Creator, not man.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

I will be waiting by candlelight in our tree house of the mind.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Hill

Out of the frying pan and into the Fireman.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

He had no doubt that Merrin had called out to God here in this place while she was been raped and killed, in her heart if not with her voice. God's reply had been that due to the high volume of calls she could expect to be on hold until she was dead.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

Were talking about an attitude. Delayed gratification is there, planning, be able to give up something now to get something later.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

Men, she thought, were one of the world's few sure comforts, like a fire on a cold October night, like cocoa, like broken-in-slippers. Their clumsy affections, their bristly faces, and their willingness to do what needed to be done - cook an omelette, change lightbulbs, make with hugging - sometimes almost made being a woman fun.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joe Hill

The sound of an English accent distracted her and lifted her spirits. She associated English accents with singing teapots, schools for witchcraft, and the science of deduction. This wasn't, she knew, terribly sophisticated of her, but she had no real guilt about it. She felt the English were themselves to blame for her feelings. They had spent a century relentlessly marketing their detectives and wizards and nannies, and they had to live with the results.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

I'm sorry to bother you," she whispered. "When I get excited about a movie I want to talk. I can't help it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

Already, though, she understood the difference between being a child and being an adult. The difference is when someone says he can keep the bad things away, a child believes him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

She'd thought love had something to do with happiness, but it turned out they were not even vaguely related. Love was closer to a need, no different from the need to eat, to breathe.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Hill

Sillman looked at his interrogator with hopeless eyes. 'I think while I was passed out, I dreamed about my mom's gingerbread cookies. Maybe the guy who knocked on the glass was eatin' one.' 'Mm,' said Peace-not-War. 'Well. That's helpful. We'll put an APB out on the Gingerbread Man. I'm not hopeful it'll do us much good, though. Word on the street is you can't catch him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

Sooner or later a black car came for everyone.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

Horror was rooted in sympathy . . . in understanding what it would be like to suffer the worst.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

Aren't you going to tell me I'm not so bad? she asked. Mmm-no. I was thinking how every man loves a hot girl with a history of making mistakes. Because it's always possible she'll make one with you.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Hill

Sometimes I think with half the world on fire- with so much dying and so much pain- it's a special kind of sin to sing and feel good. But then I think, well, even before Dragonscale, most human lives were unfair, brutal, full of loss and grief and confusion. Most human lives were and are too short. Most people have lived out their days hungry and barefoot, on the run from this war and that famine, a plague here and a flood there. But people have to sing anyway. Even a baby that hasn't been fed in days will stop crying and look around when they hear someone singing in joy. You sing and it's like giving a thirsty person water. It's a kindness. It makes you shine. The proof that you matter is in your song and in the way you light up for one another.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joe Hill

Wouldn’t be very fair to the rest of them, would it?” Harper asked. “They’re not bad people, most of them. All they want is to be safe.” “Isn’t that always a permission slip for ugliness and cruelty? All they want is to be safe, and they don’t care who they have to destroy to stay that way. And the people who want to kill us, the Cremation Crews, all they want is safety, too!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

I see God now as an unimaginative writer of popular fictions, someone who builds stories around sadistic and graceless plots, narratives that exist only to express His terror of a woman's power to choose who and how to love, to redefine love as she sees fit, not as God thinks it ought to be. The author is unworthy of His own characters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

You loved me as hard as you knew how. I'd give anything to go back and love you better.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

I want you to remember what was good in me, not what was most awful. The people you love should be allowed to keep their worst to themselves.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

I am; I was. I want to be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

He understood that the ghost existed first and foremost within his own head. That maybe ghosts always haunted minds, not places. If he wanted to take a shot at it, he’d have to turn the barrel against his own temple.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joe Hill

Whatever your sexual orientation, whatever your ethnicity, whatever your age or personal experience, it is my hope you will find a hero somewhere here you can relate to, that speaks to the world as you see it. Even better: there is a good chance you will find some heroes who are deeply, fundamentally different from yourself. I don't have much patience with readers who yearn to explore incredible worlds and mind-bending situations but grow cold at the idea of imagining their way into different political ideas, different faiths, a different gender, a different skin, a different life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

It was like wondering how evil had come into the world or what happens to a person after he dies: an interesting philosophical exercise, but also curiously pointless, since evil and death happened, regardless of the why and the how and what-it-meant.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

Because, of course, it wouldn't do to just talk to her. She had spoken to him in flashes of daylight, and he felt he ought to reply in kind.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

Gold don't come off. What's good stays good no matter how much of a beating it takes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

He had tried to explain the way he felt to Danny once, about compulsive behavior and time rushing too fast and the Internet and drugs. Danny had only lifted one of his slender, mobile eyebrows and stared at him in smirking confusion. Danny did not think coke and computers were anything alike. But Jude had seen the way people hunched over their screens, clicking the refresh button again and again, waiting for some crucial if meaningless hit of information, and he thought it was almost exactly the same.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

The best way to get even with anyone is to put them in the rearview mirror on your way to something better.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

There's only room for one hero in this story-and everyone knows the devil doesn't get to be the good guy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

Work and pray, live on hay, youll get pie in the sky when you die.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

He'd possessed all the key elements of a school shooter: hormones, misery, ammunition. People wondered how something like Columbine could happen. Jude wondered why it didn't happen more often.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

It’d be a mistake,” Lee said. “I think maybe you have to make a few,” Merrin said. “If you don’t, you’re probably thinking too much. That’s the worst mistake you can make.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joe Hill

The people in charge can always justify doing terrible things in the name of the greater good. A slaughter here, a little torture there. It becomes moral to do things that would be immoral if an ordinary individual did ’em.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Hill

Someone probably a lot smarter than me said hell is other people. I say you're in hell when you don't give to someone who needs, because you can't bear to have less.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joe Hill

Then she thought she had always known, deep down. She had always understood that obedience would be a great comfort to her, and that was in fact exactly why she resisted. She had sensed if she gave in once, just once, the next time would be easy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

What a blessed if painful thing, this business of being alive.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joe Hill

Everything that is good in the day is even better in the night.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

God saves - but not now, and not here. His salvation is on layaway. Like all grifters, He asks you to pay now and take it on faith that you will receive later. Whereas women offer a different sort of salvation, more immediate and fulfilling. They don't put off their love for a distant, ill-defined eternity but make a gift of it in the here and now, frequently to those who deserve it least. So it was in my case. So it is for many. The devil and woman have been allies against God from the beginning.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joe Hill

Death isn't the end of your life, you know. Your body is a lock. Death is the key. The key turns... and you're free. To be anywhere. Everywhere. Two places at once. Nowhere. Part of the background hum of the universe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

Maybe all the schemes of the devil were nothing compared to what man could think up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

I hope if there is another world, we will not be judged too harshly for the things we did wrong here—that we will at least be forgiven for the mistakes we made out of love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Joe Hill

Music [is] the third rail of life. You grabbed it to shock yourself out of the dull drag of hours. To feel something. To burn with all the emotions you didn't get to experience in the ordinary run of school, TV, and loading the dishwasher after dinner.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

If you didn't have me to rake you over the coals now and then, there wouldn't be any fire in your life at all.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

Her sanity was a fragile thing, a butterfly cupped in her hands, that she carried with her everywhere, afraid of what would happen if she let it go-or got careless and crushed it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Joe Hill

Why am I not good at anything?" "You're a good dad." "It ain't rocket science." No, Vic thought. It was harder.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Joe Hill

Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Joe Hill

Sometimes it seemed that one of the stars came loose from the firmament and sailed off with dizzying speed to a far corner of the night. In the dark hours before sunrise, constellations came apart and reformed and fell in burning streaks.