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Catherynne M Valente Quotes

A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
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I know you loved both he and I, the way a mother can love two sons. And no one should be judged for loving more than they ought, only for loving not enough  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Husbands lie, Masha. I should know; I’ve eaten my share. That’s lesson one. Lesson number two: among the topics about which a husband is most likely to lie are money, drink, black eyes, political affiliation, and women who squatted on his lap before and after your sweet self  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) 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 Quotes) And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) When I say forever,’ Koschei whispered, ‘I mean until the black death of the world. An Ivan means just the present moment, the flickering light of it, in a green field, his mouth on yours. He means the stretching of that moment. But forever isn’t bright; it isn’t like that. Forever is cold and hard and final  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) You can never know how your clock runs. But it does run - and always faster than you think  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) As all mothers know, children travel faster than kisses. The speed of kisses is, in fact, what Doctor Fallow would call a cosmic constant. The speed of children has no limits  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Every writing teacher I ever had except for one told me I was an awful writer, had no idea what I was doing, and should stop immediately. It only took the one to tell me something different to light a fire under me  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) For most of us, fanfiction is a non-issue. Even for midlist writers. We will never be popular enough for people to play in our worlds with any frequency. The problem for us is getting people to read and care about our books that much in the first place  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) I have always been delighted when told there was a piece of fanfic inspired by a book of mine floating about. I don’t read it for legal reasons, but I’m thrilled to know it’s there. Someone cared. Someone loved it enough to spend their free time writing about it for free  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Just about every science whiz can tell you how he or she took apart the TV or the radio when they were kids just to see how it worked. To see what the world was made of. Well, when I was a kid, I took apart fairy tales to see how they worked. To see what the world was made of  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) You can’t have whatever you want. But to a child who must ask permission for every single thing, adulthood looks like a constant parade of every desire’s satisfaction. It is a heady and terrifying place. It is the Otherworld. It is Fairyland. In fantasy, we make this literal  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) ...the villagers had decided that ‘practical’ meant ‘extremely magical and full of interesting objects’ and had officially subtitled themselves, Winesap: A Pracktical Towne.  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Fantasy is my heart and love. And I just want to play in that garden for the rest of my life.  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) No matter what you write, you actually can’t help retelling a fairy tale somewhere along the way.  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) He tried to reconstruct the story in his mind, but it kept getting confused, bleeding into itself like watercolors.  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Do you think, if Columbus had stood on the bow of his ship, looked at the New World and understood everything to come, all the disease and death and betrayal, all the ugliness, all the blood - do you think he would have embraced it, called it paradise?  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Whenever one does extraordinary things, someone is bound to try to repeat them for themselves. It’s the way of the world.  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) I abandoned her. It’s the one capital crime of fatherhood. Mothers can fail a thousand different ways. A father’s only job is: do not abandon this child.  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Monsters almost always are culture’s way of working out their fears and are thus inherently incredibly interesting and powerful.  (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) ... For grace may only be found briefly, and always in the midst of madness  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) I believe we have an utterly unique specimen on our hands: a child who listens  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) And it’s the wonders I’m after, even if I have to bleed for them  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) Just tell yourself a story that’ll satisfy you and pretend he told it  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) The great blessing and great cruelty of youth is that there seems to be time enough  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) You will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes) What is the world but a boxing ring where fools and devils put up their fists?  (Catherynne M Valente Quotes)
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