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Catherynne M Valente Quotes

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
Don't look back you're not going that way - Inspirational Quotes
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Magic does that. It wastes you away. Once it grips you by the ear, the real world gets quieter and quieter, until you can hardly hear it at all  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) No, not like this, when I have not seen you without your skin on, when I know nothing, when I am not safe. Not you, whose name all my nightmares know  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) ... relationships required such vigilance, such attention. You had to hold them together by force of will, and other people took up so much space, demanded so much time. It was exhausting  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) It is harder, usually, to find a person who wants to walk the streets of me, to taste the teas of my country, to... immigrate, you could say  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) She who invented words, and yet does not speak; she who brings dreams and visions, yet does not sleep; she who swallows the storm, yet knows nothing of rain or wind. I speak for her; I am her own  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) She knew herself, how she had slowly, over years, become a cat, a wolf, a snake, anything but a girl. How she had wrung out her girlhood like death  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) The smell of loving is a difficult one to describe, but if you think of the times when someone has held you close and made you safe, you will remember how it smells just as well as I do  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) She felt as she often did in class when she was nearly sure she had the right answer, but could not always make herself raise her hand  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) September had never been betrayed before. She did not even know what to call the feeling in her chest, so bitter and sour. Poor child. There is always a first time, and it is never the last time  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) This is what comes of having a heart, even a very small and young one. It causes no end of trouble, and that’s the truth  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Temperament, you’ll find, is highly dependent on time of day, weather, frequency of naps, and whether one has had enough to eat  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) I am a practical girl, and a life is only so long. It should be spent in as much peace and good eating and good reading as possible and no undue excitement. That is all I am after  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Just remember that the only question in a house is who is to rule. The rest is only dancing around that, trying not to look it in the eye  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) In both marriage and war you must cut up the things people say like a cake and eat only what you can stomach  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) There is no such thing as a people who are all wicked or even all good. Everyone chooses. But even they, even they looked at people and saw only tools. No one is a cup for another to drink from  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Tell it fast before you get scared and silence yourself. You’ll never wish you’d held back a little more  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) First, the avid student must be aware that when the world was young it knew only seven things: water, life and death, salt, night, birds and the length of an hour  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) I’ve always had enough, even if my enough and your enough are as different as an elephant and a minaret  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Your past’s a private matter, sweetheart. You just keep it locked up in xbox where it can’t hurt anyone  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) You should always listen to minotaurs. Anybody with four stomachs has to have a firm grip on reality  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Everybody’s strange everywhere. Most of the trick of being a social animal is pretending you’re not. But who do you fool? Nobody worth talking to  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Every morning is a battle between the superego and the id, and I am a mere foot soldier with mud and a snooze button on her shield  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Respect me. Be proud, and if you love me, a little afraid, because love so often looks like fear. We are alike. We are alike  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Marya Morevna! Don’t you know anything? Girls must be very, very careful to care only for ribbons and magazines and wedding rings. They must sweep their hearts clean of anything but kisses and theater and dancing. They must never read Pushkin; they must never say clever things; they must never have sly eyes or wear their hair loose and wander around barefoot, or they will draw his attention!  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) 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 Quotes) Marya pinned out her childhood like a butterfly. She considered it the way a mathematician considers an equation  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) You will live as you live anywhere. With difficulty, and grief. Yes, you are dead. And I and my family and everyone, always, forever. All dead, like stones. But what does it matter? You still have to go to work in the morning. You still have to live  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes)
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