Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.FreedomGeorge Orwell in 1984
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The end justifies the means. Sometimes you have to do the wrong thing to get the right result.Sebastian Fitzek in Splinter
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
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
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
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.DarknessJ.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
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
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
All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
"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
"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
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
To him that is pitiless the deeds of pity are ever strange and beyond comprehension.J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
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
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
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
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
Their "magic" is Art, delivered from many of its human limitations.J.R.R. Tolkien in The Silmarillion
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hess had long thought of death with indifference. Not because he hated life, but because existence was painful.Søren Sveistrup in The Chestnut Man
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