“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’”
“O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!
Did ever a dragon keep so fair a cave?
Beautiful tyrant, feind angelical, dove feather raven, wolvish-ravening lamb! Despised substance of divinest show, just opposite to what thou justly seemest - A dammed saint, an honourable villain!”
-William Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet
“When you think about it, most of the good ideas came along to make sin a whole lot easier.”
-Joe Hill, Horns
“Eyes as black and as shiny as chips of obsidian stared back into his. They were eyes like black holes, letting nothing out, not even information.”
"Isn’t Christmas a moral and aesthetic nightmare?
"Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision."
“I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins”
“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.”
“Nothing thicker than a knife’s blade separates happiness from melancholy.”
“Some things are too terrible to grasp at once. Other things - naked, sputtering, indelible in their horror - are too terrible to really grasp ever at all.”
-Donna Tartt, The Secret History