~”One need not be a chamber to be haunted; One need not be a house; The brain has corridors surpassing Material place.” Emily Dickinson
“Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.”
~Enoch Arnold Bennett, Things that have Interested Me
~”Magic was a series of journeys, Casimir reflected as he spiraled down, down, down. Journeys through the landscapes of one’s mind, reflected in the outer world. Journeys . . . which were nothing but efflorescences of power and thus ultimately of someone elses’s mind. Journeys through non-space . . . in search of yet greater power. And now this power made possible a journey through earth and rock, into places long forgotten by mortals.” ~ Yves Meynard, Chrysanthe.
~”Offering dragons quarter is no good, they regrow all their parts and come on again, they have to be killed.” ~~ John Berryman
~”In a dark time, the eye begins to see.” ~~ Theodore Roethke
~”The talent of a meat-packer, the morals of a moneychanger and the manners of an undertaker.” ~~ Obituary of Frank A. Munsey, William Allen White
~ ” But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea.
~”I was queen and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains; take it but do not make me suffer long.” Marie Antoinette
“Do not enforce the tired wolf Dragging his infected wound homeward to sit tonight with the warm children Naming the pretty kings of France.” John Crowe Ransom
~”The boy was the only thing moving in a world suspended by winter. Bunched in the trees, crows watched him as he struggled up the lanes, bearing around his neck the door to all the magic in the world.” ~ James Treadwell, Advent.