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Coffee should not be drunk in a hurry. It is the sister of time, and should be sipped slowly, slowly. Coffee is the sound of taste, a sound for the aroma. It is a meditation and a plunge into memories and the soul.

—Mahmoud Darwish, from Memory for Forgetfulness: August, Beirut, 1982 (University of California Press, 1990)

Coffee should be injected straight into the vein.
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“Which way I fly is Hell; myself am Hell;
And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep
Still threatening to devour me opens wide–”
- John Milton, from ‘Paradise Lost (Book IV)’ (via soracities)
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“I am a mermaid, a swamp witch, a creature born to the in between. A lover of where water meets land.”
- Unknown (via lighteclipse8)
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“A monster is not such a terrible thing to be. From the Latin root monstrum, a divine messenger of catastrophe, then adapted by the Old French to mean an animal of myriad origins: centaur, griffin, satyr. To be a monster is to be a hybrid signal, a lighthouse: both shelter and warning at once.”
- Ocean Vuong, from “A Letter To My Mother That She Will Never Read”, published in The New Yorker (via mesogeios)
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“I’ve been taught that love is beautiful and kind, but it isn’t like that at all. It is beautiful, but it’s a terrible beauty, a ruthless one, and you fall-you fall, and the thing is-
The thing is you want to. You don’t care what’s coming you just want who your heart beats for.”
- Elizabeth Scott, The Unwritten Rule The Unwritten Rule  (via thequotejournals)
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“Don’t ever underestimate the power of your words. The power of a book. A library is not just a hall filled with paper and ink. It’s a fortress of light and darkness. It’s a weaponry of knights and angels. It’s a cave that offers protection during the storm. It’s the past, the present and the future and everything that could have been.”
- The Ágia Chronicles
Hadrian Hephaestus Nox (via l1na-k13)
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someone: what’s a mob to a king

sam vimes: historically, fatal

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“Be it known that you crush heads! Be it known that you devour corpses like a dog! Be it known that your gaze is terrible! Be it known that you lift your terrible gaze! Be it known that you have flashing eyes! Be it known that you are unshakeable and unyielding! Be it known that you always stand triumphant!”
- Enheduanna, excerpt of The Exaltation of Inana (via antigonick)
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This post was originally a lot longer, but I decided to break it down because things got complicated and intensely personal in a way I’m not ready for.

There are four hard lessons to learn in life.

Some of them seem obvious. Some are not.

Sometimes, good things happen for good reasons.

Sometimes, good things happen for bad reasons.

Sometimes, bad things happen for bad reasons.

Sometimes, bad things happen for good reasons.
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“If you are born with weakness to fall, you were born with strength to rise.”
- (via warriorwolverine86)
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“T'dr'duzk b'hazg t’t!”

Cheri’s battle cry while charging the golem. Translation: Today Is A Good Day For Someone Else To Die!

– Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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The Story of Feyre and Rhysand

A Court of Mist and Fury - Sarah J Maas

(Part 1, Part 2)
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Tell me, do you know what day it is, Evey? November the 4th? Not anymore.

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
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“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
- Evelyn Beatrice Hall in “The Friends of Voltaire,” summing up both Voltaire’s attitude about the author of a book that was attacked, publicly burned, and resulted in the author’s exile, and my feelings about the current “fandom purity” wank. (via shinykari)
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“Elves are wonderful. They provoke wonder.
Elves are marvellous. They cause marvels.
Elves are fantastic. They create fantasies.
Elves are glamorous. They project glamour.
Elves are enchanting. They weave enchantment.
Elves are terrific. They beget terror.
The thing about words is that meanings can twist just like a snake, and if you want to find snakes look for them behind words that have changed their meaning.
No one ever said elves are nice.
Elves are bad.”

Terry Pratchett {Lords & Ladies}

This, to me is the most chilling paragraph in any Discworld novel.

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