Quoted: The Witches of New York

He shook his head. “A skeptic is only interested in being right. I’m interested in finding the truth.”

“Even if there’s a chance your theories are wrong?”

“Especially then, because it means I might be on my way to discovering something new.”

Quoted: NW

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What is the fear? It is something to do with death and time and age. Simply: I am eighteen in my mind I am eighteen and if I do nothing if I stand still nothing will change. I will be eighteen always. For always. Time will stop. I’ll never die. Very banal, this fear. Everyone has it these days.

 

Quoted: The Three Musketeers

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D’Artagnan, the original playa:

Do not depend upon me, madame, for the next meeting; since my convalescence I have so many affairs of this kind on my hands, that I am forced to regulate them a little. When your turn comes, I shall have the honour to inform you of it. I kiss your hands.

Poor Lady DeWinter (ha!).

Quoted: All My Friends are Superheroes

Okay, there’s this thing you can do, a thing you can do like no other person on this planet. That makes you special, but being special really doesn’t mean anything. You still have to get dressed in the morning. Your shoelaces still break. Your lover will still leave you if you don’t treat her right.

Quoted: Undermajordomo Minor

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The position (Mr Olderglough assigned it the name of undermajordomo, which Lucy and Father Raymond decided was not a word at all) was lowly and the pay mirrored this but Lucy, having nothing better to do, and nowhere in the world to be … embraced his fate and wrote back to Mr Olderglough, formally accepting the offer, a decision which led to many things, including but not limited to true love, bitterest heartbreak, bright-white terror of the spirit, and an acute homicidal impulse.

How could I possibly put this book down after a set up like that?!