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“It’s a woeful species that’s all male.”
“More like a nonexistent species. Men lacking both wombs and good sense.”
Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

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I prefer an open mind to a closed one. – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

Beautiful and full of monsters? All the best stories are. – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

Some men are born for great things, and others to help great men do great things. There’s no shame in it. – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

All his life, time had been passing in the only way he knew time to pass: unrushed and unrushable, as sands running through an hourglass grain by grain. And if the hourglass had been real, then in the bottom and neck—the past and the present—the sands of Lazlo’s life would be as gray as his robes, as gray as his eyes, but the top—the future—would hold a brilliant storm of color: azure and cinnamon, blinding white and yellow gold and the shell pink of svytagor blood. So he hoped, so he dreamed: that, in the course of time, grain by grain, the gray would give way to the dream and the sands of his life would run bright.  – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming? – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

Your spirit shouldn’t be ‘fine.’ It should be effervescent. – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

Life won’t just happen to you, boy. You have to happen to it. Remember: The spirit grows sluggish when you neglect the passions. – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

He believed in magic, like a child, and in ghosts, like a peasant. His nose was broken by a falling volume of fairy tales his first day on the job, and that, they said, told you everything you needed to know about [him]: head in the clouds, world of his own, fairy tales and fancy. – Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

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