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Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

FreedomGeorge Orwell in 1984
 
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War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

George Orwell in 1984
 
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All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
2. Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
3. No animal shall wear clothes.
4. No animal shall sleep in a bed.
5. No animal shall drink alcohol.
6. No animal shall kill any other animal.
7. All animals are equal.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals. He sets them to work, he gives back to them the bare minimum that will prevent them from starving, and the rest he keeps for himself.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
 
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Loving someone always requires you to not love others.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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It's not a bad thing to be loved.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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Sometimes you need to lie make the world go around.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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By then she was dead. In fact, she may have been dead a while ago. Physically, several seconds ago, mentally, ages ago.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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Together Noriko we'll live with the sadness. I'll love you with all the madness in my soul. Someday girl I don't know when we're gonna get to that place. Where we really want to go and we'll walk in the sun. But till then tramps like us baby we were born to run.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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Someday I'm going to marry someone like my mom and I'll be smiling all the time the way my Mom and Dad are.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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I didn't realize it until now, but I don't really know anything about them, or what kind of people they are, really. You can't see inside a person's heart.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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Little by little - no, a lot by a lot - they all took from her. No one gave her anything. Mitsuko became a hollow shell.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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If you could see for yourself then there'd be no need to lend an ear to what others said.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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I am who I am. And you're you. Even if I'm pretty good at basketball or computers, or popular with the girls, that doesn't make me a better person. You can make people laugh and you're kind. When you're serious, you're much more sincere than I am. Like with the girls. I'm not resorting to the cheap cliche about everyone having something to offer, but i'm saying there are a lot of things I admire about you.

Koushun Takami in Battle Royale
 
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Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.

Autumn & FallLauren DeStefano in Chemical Garden - Wither
 
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"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."

Sebastian Fitzek in Splinter
 
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The end justifies the means. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to get the right result.

Sebastian Fitzek in Splinter
 
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How can I put it poetically? Time is the life jacket of truth; it always brings it to the surface.

Sebastian Fitzek in Passenger 23
 
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Lifted her gaze to the last telephone pole on the street. A mass of black balloons were caught there, snarled in the lines. The wind was wrestling to wrench them free, and they bobbled and weaved, pulling hard to escape. The wires held the balloons implacably where they were. She recoiled at the sight of them. They were dreadful - somehow they were dreadful - a dead spot in the sky.

Joe Hill in The Black Phone
 
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If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!

H. P. Lovecraft in The Temple
 
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The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.

DarknessJ.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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And for a great deal it seemed good to him, for in the music there were no flaws.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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"Many are the strange chances of the world," said Mithrandir, "and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter."

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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"Take now this Ring," he said; "for thy labours and thy cares will be heavy, but in all it will support thee and defend thee from weariness. For this is the Ring of Fire, and herewith, maybe, thou shalt rekindle hearts to the valour of old in a world that grows chill."

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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But those who saw the things that were done in that time, deeds of valour and wonder, have elsewhere told the tale of the War of the Ring, and how it ended both in victory unlooked for and in sorrow long foreseen.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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To him that is pitiless the deeds of pity are ever strange and beyond comprehension.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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These folk are hewers of trees and hunters of beasts; therefore we are their unfriends, and if they will not depart we shall afflict them in all ways that we can.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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But her beauty was more than their beauty, and her sorrow deeper than their sorrows; and she knelt before Mandos and sang to him.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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We renounce no friendship. But it may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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Their "magic" is Art, delivered from many of its human limitations.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomable at the foundations of the Earth.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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A sister they had, Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwë; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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And thus it came to pass that the Silmarils found their long homes: one in the airs of heaven, and one in the fires of the heart of the world, and one in the deep waters.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien Tinúviel
more fair than Mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
and were dissolved and backward hurled;
unmade into the old abyss,
yet were its making good, for this -
the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea -
that Lúthien for a time should be.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking that Orome himself was come: for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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Truly, Water is become now fairer than my heart imagined, neither had my secret thought conceived the snowflake, nor in all my music was contained the falling of the rain.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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Then hate overcame Feanor"s fear, and he cursed Melkor and bade him be gone, saying: "Get thee gone from my gate, thou jail-crow of Mandos!" And he shut the doors of his house in the face of the mightiest of all dwellers in Ea.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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The doom of the Elves is to be immortal, to love the beauty of the world, to bring it to full flower with their gifts of delicacy and perfection, to last while it lasts, never leaving it even when ‘slain', but returning – and yet, when the Followers come, to teach them, and make way for them, to ‘fade' as the Followers grow and absorb the life from which both proceed. The Doom of Men is mortality, freedom from the circles of the world.

J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
 
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Hope could be a wonderful thing. But hope could crush you anew every single day. Hope could be the cruelest thing in the world.

Harlan Coben in Stay Close
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It was obvious and a bit of cliché, but we don't really age in a straight line. We age in a circle, curving back to childhood, but in all the wrong ways.

Harlan Coben in Stay Close
 
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Grief is love made homeless.

Grief & CondolenceSøren Sveistrup in The Chestnut Man
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She'd been swallowed up in her own pain for so many years that she didn't notice his until it was too late.

Søren Sveistrup in The Chestnut Man
 
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Hess had long thought of death with indifference. Not because he hated life, but because existence was painful.

Søren Sveistrup in The Chestnut Man
 
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If you honestly feel you have done something so terrible that you cannot be forgiven, then I am willing to share your sins with you. When we die, if we should have to stand before God and be judged, then I will tell him I am as much to blame as you and that half your punishment should be portioned out to me.

Christopher Pike in The Midnight Club
 
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The price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.

Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
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