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Susanna Clarke quotes: [A] smile is the most becomingornament that any lady can wear. [A] smile is the most becoming
ornament that any lady can wear.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Even a magician must have relations, Even a magician must have relations,
Susanna Clarke quotes: One day," he said,"I shall find the right spell and banish the Darkness And on that day I will come to you. One day," he said,"I shall find the right spell and banish the Darkness And on that day I will come to you.
Susanna Clarke quotes: For there was nothing in his eyes but the black night and the cold stars. For there was nothing in his eyes but the black night and the cold stars.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Magic (in the practical sense) was much fallen off. It had low connexions. Magic (in the practical sense) was much fallen off. It had low connexions.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Soldiers, I am sorry to say, steal everything." He thought for a moment and then added, "Or at least ours do." How Soldiers, I am sorry to say, steal everything." He thought for a moment and then added, "Or at least ours do." How
Susanna Clarke quotes: Now came Dr Foxcastle, sailing magisterially around the corner like a fat, black ship. Now came Dr Foxcastle, sailing magisterially around the corner like a fat, black ship.
Susanna Clarke quotes: An explorer cannot stay at home reading maps other men have made. An explorer cannot stay at home reading maps other men have made.
Susanna Clarke quotes: There must come a time when the bullets will run out There must come a time when the bullets will run out
Susanna Clarke quotes: It is also true that his hair had a reddish tinge and, as everybody knows, no one with red hair can ever truly be said to be handsome. It is also true that his hair had a reddish tinge and, as everybody knows, no one with red hair can ever truly be said to be handsome.
Susanna Clarke quotes: ...hatching his poems.. ...hatching his poems..
Susanna Clarke quotes: ..(As to what they might be resting upon, Stephen was determined not to consider). ..(As to what they might be resting upon, Stephen was determined not to consider).
Susanna Clarke quotes: The land is all too shallowIt is painted on the skyAnd trembles like the wind-shook rainWhen the Raven King passed by The land is all too shallow
It is painted on the sky
And trembles like the wind-shook rain
When the Raven King passed by
Susanna Clarke quotes: It's not easy to convey to someone who doesn't read comics just how Alan Moore has dominated the field since 'Watchmen.' It's not easy to convey to someone who doesn't read comics just how Alan Moore has dominated the field since 'Watchmen.'
Susanna Clarke quotes: Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Which demomstrates the sad poverty of English launguage ... Which demomstrates the sad poverty of English launguage ...
Susanna Clarke quotes: In a war one is either living like a prince or a vagabond. I In a war one is either living like a prince or a vagabond. I
Susanna Clarke quotes: What nobility of feeling! To sacrifice your own pleasure to preserve the comfort of others! It is a thing, I confess, that would never occur to me. What nobility of feeling! To sacrifice your own pleasure to preserve the comfort of others! It is a thing, I confess, that would never occur to me.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Oh," said the Duke of Wellington, not much interested, "they are still complaining about that, are they? Oh," said the Duke of Wellington, not much interested, "they are still complaining about that, are they?
Susanna Clarke quotes: Mr. Honeyfoot did not propose going quite so far indeed he did not wish to go far at all because it was winter and the roads where very shocking. Mr. Honeyfoot did not propose going quite so far
indeed he did not wish to go far at all because it was winter and the roads where very shocking.
Susanna Clarke quotes: One way of grounding the magic is by putting in lots of stuff about street lamps, carriages, and how difficult it is to get good servants. One way of grounding the magic is by putting in lots of stuff about street lamps, carriages, and how difficult it is to get good servants.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Like many spells with unusual names, the Unrobed Ladies was a great deal less exciting than it sounded. Like many spells with unusual names, the Unrobed Ladies was a great deal less exciting than it sounded.
Susanna Clarke quotes: To a magician there is very little difference between a mirror and a door. To a magician there is very little difference between a mirror and a door.
Susanna Clarke quotes: To be more precise it was the color of heartache. To be more precise it was the color of heartache.
Susanna Clarke quotes: It seemed that it was not only live magicians which Mr. Norrell despised. He had taken the measure of all the dead ones too and found them wanting. It seemed that it was not only live magicians which Mr. Norrell despised. He had taken the measure of all the dead ones too and found them wanting.
Susanna Clarke quotes: He argument he was conducting with his neighbor as to whether the English magician had gone mad because he was a magician, or because he was English. He argument he was conducting with his neighbor as to whether the English magician had gone mad because he was a magician, or because he was English.
Susanna Clarke quotes: He hoped his enemies all had reason to fear him and his friends reason to love him ... He hoped his enemies all had reason to fear him and his friends reason to love him ...
Susanna Clarke quotes: In some ways, 'Mansfield Park' is 'Pride and Prejudice' turned inside out. In some ways, 'Mansfield Park' is 'Pride and Prejudice' turned inside out.
Susanna Clarke quotes: It was an old fashioned house the sort of house in fact, as Strange expressed it, which a lady in a novel might like to be persecuted in. It was an old fashioned house
the sort of house in fact, as Strange expressed it, which a lady in a novel might like to be persecuted in.
Susanna Clarke quotes: And such a pinched-looking ruin of a thing now! I shall advice all the good-looking woman of my acquaintance not to die. And such a pinched-looking ruin of a thing now! I shall advice all the good-looking woman of my acquaintance not to die.
Susanna Clarke quotes: It might well appear to Sir Walter that there had been no quarrel. It was often the case that gentlemen did not observe the signs. It might well appear to Sir Walter that there had been no quarrel. It was often the case that gentlemen did not observe the signs.
Susanna Clarke quotes: I hope there may be bogs and that John McKenzie may drown in them. I hope there may be bogs and that John McKenzie may drown in them.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk. Magic, madam, is like wine and, if you are not used to it, it will make you drunk.
Susanna Clarke quotes: 'Pride and Prejudice' is often compared to 'Cinderella,' but Jane Austen's real 'Cinderella' tale is 'Mansfield Park.' 'Pride and Prejudice' is often compared to 'Cinderella,' but Jane Austen's real 'Cinderella' tale is 'Mansfield Park.'
Susanna Clarke quotes: Both had indulged in, if not Black Magic, then certainly magic of a darker hue than seemed desirable or legitimate. Both had indulged in, if not Black Magic, then certainly magic of a darker hue than seemed desirable or legitimate.
Susanna Clarke quotes: a book of magic should be written by a practising magician, rather than a theoretical magician or a historian of magic. a book of magic should be written by a practising magician, rather than a theoretical magician or a historian of magic.
Susanna Clarke quotes: and a couple of days later he sent Strange a haggis (a sort of Scotch pudding) as a present. and a couple of days later he sent Strange a haggis (a sort of Scotch pudding) as a present.
Susanna Clarke quotes: He gave her his heart. She took it and placed it quietly in the pocket of her gown. No one observed what she did. He gave her his heart. She took it and placed it quietly in the pocket of her gown. No one observed what she did.
Susanna Clarke quotes: I tell stories. I kind of stumbled on that by trying to combine Jane Austen and magic. I tell stories. I kind of stumbled on that by trying to combine Jane Austen and magic.
Susanna Clarke quotes: But though he had no striking vices, his virtues were perhaps almost as hard to define. But though he had no striking vices, his virtues were perhaps almost as hard to define.
Susanna Clarke quotes: It is the right of a traveller to vent their frustration at every minor inconvenience by writing of it to their friends. It is the right of a traveller to vent their frustration at every minor inconvenience by writing of it to their friends.
Susanna Clarke quotes: All books are doors; and some of them are wardrobes. All books are doors; and some of them are wardrobes.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Drawing teaches habits of close observation that will always be useful. Drawing teaches habits of close observation that will always be useful.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Lovers are rarely the most rational beings in creation ... Lovers are rarely the most rational beings in creation ...
Susanna Clarke quotes: I only wish he had not married," said Mr. Norell fretfully. "Magicians have no business marrying. I only wish he had not married," said Mr. Norell fretfully. "Magicians have no business marrying.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Beautiful flames, can destroy so many things - prison walls that hold you, stitches that bind you fast. Beautiful flames, can destroy so many things - prison walls that hold you, stitches that bind you fast.
Susanna Clarke quotes: There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure - it is, after all, what everybody does all the time. There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure - it is, after all, what everybody does all the time.
Susanna Clarke quotes: But, though French, she was also very brave... But, though French, she was also very brave...
Susanna Clarke quotes: It's funny, because I don't think of myself as a novelist. I think of myself as a writer. It's funny, because I don't think of myself as a novelist. I think of myself as a writer.
Susanna Clarke quotes: You must learn to live as I do - in the face of constant criticism, opposition and censure. That, sir, is the English way. You must learn to live as I do - in the face of constant criticism, opposition and censure. That, sir, is the English way.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Other countries have stories of kings who will return at times of greatneed. Only in England is it part of the constitution. Other countries have stories of kings who will return at times of great
need. Only in England is it part of the constitution.
Susanna Clarke quotes: But the other Ministers considered that to employ a magician was one thing, novelists were quite another and they would not stoop to it. But the other Ministers considered that to employ a magician was one thing, novelists were quite another and they would not stoop to it.
Susanna Clarke quotes: I feel very much at home in the early nineteenth century and am not inclined to leave it. I feel very much at home in the early nineteenth century and am not inclined to leave it.
Susanna Clarke quotes: I suppose a magician might," he admitted, "but a gentleman never could. I suppose a magician might," he admitted, "but a gentleman never could.
Susanna Clarke quotes: I had to restrain myself from buying a book on 19th-century fruit knives. I had to restrain myself from buying a book on 19th-century fruit knives.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Byron!" exclaimed the little man. "Really? Dear me! Mad, and a friend of Lord Byron!" He sounded as if he did not know which was worse. Byron!" exclaimed the little man. "Really? Dear me! Mad, and a friend of Lord Byron!" He sounded as if he did not know which was worse.
Susanna Clarke quotes: I have always heard that Italian women are rather fierce. I have always heard that Italian women are rather fierce.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Could soldiers read? Mr Norrell did not know. He turned with a look of desperate appeal to Childermass.Childermass shrugged. Could soldiers read? Mr Norrell did not know. He turned with a look of desperate appeal to Childermass.
Childermass shrugged.
Susanna Clarke quotes: But now there were ten bells. And the bell for Lost-Hope was ringing violently. But now there were ten bells. And the bell for Lost-Hope was ringing violently.
Susanna Clarke quotes: Erhaps mortals are not formed for fairy bliss? Erhaps mortals are not formed for fairy bliss?
Susanna Clarke quotes: O, wherever men of my sort used to go, long ago. Wandering on paths that other men have not seen. Behind the sky. On the other side of the rain. O, wherever men of my sort used to go, long ago. Wandering on paths that other men have not seen. Behind the sky. On the other side of the rain.
Susanna Clarke quotes: And how shall I think of you?' He considered a moment and then laughed. 'Think of me with my nose in a book! And how shall I think of you?' He considered a moment and then laughed. 'Think of me with my nose in a book!
Susanna Clarke quotes: I have been quite put out of temper this morning and someone ought to die for it. I have been quite put out of temper this morning and someone ought to die for it.
Susanna Clarke quotes: For this is England where a man's neighbours will never suffer him to live entirely bereft of society, let him be as dry and sour-faced as he may. For this is England where a man's neighbours will never suffer him to live entirely bereft of society, let him be as dry and sour-faced as he may.
Susanna Clarke quotes: He understood for the first time that the world is not dumb at all, but merely waiting for someone to speak to it in a language it understands. He understood for the first time that the world is not dumb at all, but merely waiting for someone to speak to it in a language it understands.
Susanna Clarke quotes: He hardly ever spoke of magic, and when he did it was like a history lesson and no one could bear to listen to him. He hardly ever spoke of magic, and when he did it was like a history lesson and no one could bear to listen to him.
Susanna Clarke quotes: It is, after all, many centuries since clergymen distinguished themselves on the field of war, and lawyers never have. It is, after all, many centuries since clergymen distinguished themselves on the field of war, and lawyers never have.