Catherynne M. Valente Quotes About Truly

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"Koschei the Deathless made a face as he tasted the wine. "It is far too sweet. Comrade Stalin fears bitterness and has the tastes of a spoiled princess. I savor bitterness--it is born of experience. It is the privilege of one who has truly lived. You, too, must learn to prefer it. After all, when all else is gone, you may still have bitterness in abundance." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
"When she spoke, the words were rote, taught to her by her captors, dead and empty, and forced. But her voice was rough, like silk torn by sharp diamonds, and I believed, truly, that she wanted nothing more than to disappear into the Tower and never emerge again. "Please, Saint Sigrid, take me in from the storm and teach me to steer through darkness, for I am lost, and I cannot see the shore." I did not move for a long moment. Then, slowly, I reached out my hand to her and whispered, "Come, Lady, I will cut your hair for you." Her hand slipped into mine, hard and cool." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
"I savor bitterness - it is born of experience. It is the privilege of one who has truly lived." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
"Truly, Autumn is my season," the scarlet beast chorted. "Spring and Summer and Winter all begin with such late letters! But Autumn and Fall, I have loved best, because they are best to love." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
"Some girls have to go to college to discover what they are good at; some are born doing what they must without even truly knowing why. I felt a hole in my heart shaped like a dark door I needed to guard." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
"But no one may know the shape of the tale in which they move. And, perhaps, we do not truly know which sort of beast it is, either. Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
"Truly, Mallow yearned to know everything. Curiosity was part of her, like her short blond hair and bitten fingernails." ~ Catherynne M. Valente
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In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will."
Author: Alexander Hamilton

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