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Catherynne M Valente quotes: A father is nowhere near as valuable as a spoon. A father is nowhere near as valuable as a spoon.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Family is a transitive property. Family is a transitive property.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: A thing too familiar becomes invisible. A thing too familiar becomes invisible.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: That is what happens when a person lives alone for so long - no one else can change their ways. That is what happens when a person lives alone for so long - no one else can change their ways.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: But love is love, and love is compulsion. I must, and I do. But love is love, and love is compulsion. I must, and I do.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Thing is, just because you make a body shiver don't make it yours. Thing is, just because you make a body shiver don't make it yours.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Today I shall be a wicked murderous tyrant and crush something nice under my heel. Today I shall be a wicked murderous tyrant and crush something nice under my heel.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: They climbed their ladders to wheedle and prune the trees into holiness They climbed their ladders to wheedle and prune the trees into holiness
Catherynne M Valente quotes: He missed youlike a fish in a bowlmisses the open sea. He missed you
like a fish in a bowl
misses the open sea.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: But it is difficult for men to disbelieve a woman who insists that she wishes to serve them, and he nodded assent. But it is difficult for men to disbelieve a woman who insists that she wishes to serve them, and he nodded assent.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Narrators may go where they please. Narrators may go where they please.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Love is what grown folk do to each other because the law frowns on killing. I Love is what grown folk do to each other because the law frowns on killing. I
Catherynne M Valente quotes: In his own country, Death can be kind. But of an end In his own country, Death can be kind. But of an end
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Men die. It's practically what they're for. Men die. It's practically what they're for.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: if enough lost things band together, even in the darkest depths, they aren't really lost at all anymore. if enough lost things band together, even in the darkest depths, they aren't really lost at all anymore.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: I think I look a little like a pumpkin," whispered September, secretly delighted. "I'm all green and orange. I think I look a little like a pumpkin," whispered September, secretly delighted. "I'm all green and orange.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: A library is never complete. That's the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection. A library is never complete. That's the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Dreams keep the heart alive. Dreams keep the heart alive.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Everything is always happening all at once, in the present tense, forever, the beginning and the end and the denouement and the remaindering. Everything is always happening all at once, in the present tense, forever, the beginning and the end and the denouement and the remaindering.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Things that are unsightly: birthmarks, infidelity, strangers in one's kitchen. Too much sunlight. Stitches. Missing teeth. Overlong guests. Things that are unsightly: birthmarks, infidelity, strangers in one's kitchen. Too much sunlight. Stitches. Missing teeth. Overlong guests.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: We hold demonstrations and civil wars when inequities are discovered. We hold demonstrations and civil wars when inequities are discovered.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: It tasted like a shade of white near blue; it tasted like the idea of pearls; it tasted like a memory nearly grasped but lost at the last moment. It tasted like a shade of white near blue; it tasted like the idea of pearls; it tasted like a memory nearly grasped but lost at the last moment.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: I perceive that you have a cruel heart, my child. It lies within your breast like a smoldering blade, hissing steam at me. I perceive that you have a cruel heart, my child. It lies within your breast like a smoldering blade, hissing steam at me.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Wife sounded like something exciting, something daring, something a bit scoundrelly, like pirate or bandit. And they were bandits, of course. Wife sounded like something exciting, something daring, something a bit scoundrelly, like pirate or bandit. And they were bandits, of course.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: People are clocks who think they wind themselves. People are clocks who think they wind themselves.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Over in the refrigerated section hang lies told so long ago and so often that they turned into the truth and get taught in history books. Over in the refrigerated section hang lies told so long ago and so often that they turned into the truth and get taught in history books.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Readers will always insist on adventures, and though you can have grief without adventures, you cannot have adventures without grief. Readers will always insist on adventures, and though you can have grief without adventures, you cannot have adventures without grief.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Why should I care about you first kiss,' he said. 'You can kiss anyone you like. But sometimes if you wanted to kiss me, that would be all right, too. Why should I care about you first kiss,' he said. 'You can kiss anyone you like. But sometimes if you wanted to kiss me, that would be all right, too.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Anyway, nobody bothers with real beginnings anymore. We stopped making up stories about the creation of the world ages ago. Anyway, nobody bothers with real beginnings anymore. We stopped making up stories about the creation of the world ages ago.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: No, love, in real life you can get all the way to death and never have finished one single story. No, love, in real life you can get all the way to death and never have finished one single story.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: We are a Body of contradiction, flesh-full and fleshless. We are a Body of contradiction, flesh-full and fleshless.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: She was ... unhappy. It was part of her, you could not separate her from it. She was sad the way a horse is strong or a bird flies. She was ... unhappy. It was part of her, you could not separate her from it. She was sad the way a horse is strong or a bird flies.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Bad luck relies on absolutely perfect timing. Bad luck relies on absolutely perfect timing.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: You're not in love if you keep your own heart bricked up behind your bones. You're only playing. You're not in love if you keep your own heart bricked up behind your bones. You're only playing.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: But I've brought you to the snow, and the snow is the beginning and the end of everything, everyone knows that. I But I've brought you to the snow, and the snow is the beginning and the end of everything, everyone knows that. I
Catherynne M Valente quotes: A map shows maybes. A map shows maybes.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: It's a law, a law of the universe. Like gravity or stupidity or how a minor chord always sounds sad. It's a law, a law of the universe. Like gravity or stupidity or how a minor chord always sounds sad.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: They were all very young, really, too young for all they had seen, but too old not to have seen it. They were all very young, really, too young for all they had seen, but too old not to have seen it.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Life is like that. Death sweeps it away. That's what death is for. That's why they keep telling this story. It's the only story. Life is like that. Death sweeps it away. That's what death is for. That's why they keep telling this story. It's the only story.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: It is best in the end to let women see to their own vengeance. It is best in the end to let women see to their own vengeance.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: I know real dirt looks nothing like this. Nothing like soft blood flecked with black bone. I know real dirt looks nothing like this. Nothing like soft blood flecked with black bone.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Snow White gets a Social Security card. She gets a job building houses out in California. Picks oranges. Snow White gets a Social Security card. She gets a job building houses out in California. Picks oranges.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: The burnt-off connectors and shadows where Ravan once filled my spaces - those, I think, are the sensations of grief. The burnt-off connectors and shadows where Ravan once filled my spaces - those, I think, are the sensations of grief.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: I thought: this is how you make a human being. A human being is beautiful and sick. A human being glitters and starves. I thought: this is how you make a human being. A human being is beautiful and sick. A human being glitters and starves.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: You will live as you live in any world ... With difficulty, and grief. You will live as you live in any world ... With difficulty, and grief.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: This is my heart - carry it with you. I will dream of you in the dark, and you will taste it in my tea, and feel it in my This is my heart - carry it with you. I will dream of you in the dark, and you will taste it in my tea, and feel it in my shoes.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Didn't you know? All stepmothers are witches. It is our compensation for remaining forever an intruder in another woman's house. Didn't you know? All stepmothers are witches. It is our compensation for remaining forever an intruder in another woman's house.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: He ran like if he kept running he could escape the last thousand years. He ran like if he kept running he could escape the last thousand years.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: The Sirens flicked their wings at the wall, inscribing it with their own blue ink: Even in penance is beauty; blessed are all the ocean's drowned! The Sirens flicked their wings at the wall, inscribing it with their own blue ink: Even in penance is beauty; blessed are all the ocean's drowned!
Catherynne M Valente quotes: What happens to anything beautiful? Viy ate it up. What happens to anything beautiful? Viy ate it up.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: That's your first hint that something's alive. It says no. That's your first hint that something's alive. It says no.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Everything good in the world has feathers and wings and claws. Everything good in the world has feathers and wings and claws.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: You have to have the right sort of stone. Peridot for mothers, girasol for lovers, sapphire for sadness, and garnet for joy. You have to have the right sort of stone. Peridot for mothers, girasol for lovers, sapphire for sadness, and garnet for joy.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Time is no one's friendtime has no social niceties and holds the door for nobody nowhere. But I hold the door for time, with my one good paw. Time is no one's friend
time has no social niceties and holds the door for nobody nowhere. But I hold the door for time, with my one good paw.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Fierce was her needle, and she wore it like a sword. Fierce was her needle, and she wore it like a sword.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: The Heart of Fairyland is a story The Heart of Fairyland is a story
Catherynne M Valente quotes: What is a map, but a thing that gets you where you're going?-Mr. Map What is a map, but a thing that gets you where you're going?
-Mr. Map
Catherynne M Valente quotes: You look like a winter night", he had told her when he had given it to her. "I could sleep inside the cold of you". You look like a winter night", he had told her when he had given it to her. "I could sleep inside the cold of you".
Catherynne M Valente quotes: However unlikely it may seem, it is the truth and, therefore, one hundred percent likely. However unlikely it may seem, it is the truth and, therefore, one hundred percent likely.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say: lines on maps are silly. We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say: lines on maps are silly.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: September drank in the starry sky with a longing and a tugging and a sigh. All the way up, to that enormous crescent in the black. September drank in the starry sky with a longing and a tugging and a sigh. All the way up, to that enormous crescent in the black.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: You humans, you know, whoever built you sewed irony into your sinews. You humans, you know, whoever built you sewed irony into your sinews.
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Being stern was like being underwater-she could do it, but never for long, and how her whole boy burned to come up for breath! Being stern was like being underwater-she could do it, but never for long, and how her whole boy burned to come up for breath!
Catherynne M Valente quotes: Fantasy is my heart and love. And I just want to play in that garden for the rest of my life. Fantasy is my heart and love. And I just want to play in that garden for the rest of my life.