Fiction

«I thought I was in love, but it was only a head cold." (Humans)»

Robert Emmett


«He sent it flying at full speed. It jumped six times as well, sending ripples across the sea. The small splashes of foam turned into miniature rainbows as they caught the light of the evening sun setting behind the clouds.»

Erica Sehyun Song


«Don't mind Russ," he says. "He's a good kid underneath all those holes, although it's a wonder he doesn't spring a leak when he drinks»

Sara Gruen


«He was a lawyer and he knew that it would be best to trust his journalist friend, but not to tell his own lawyer»

Haidji


«I promise to tell you everything you want, but first I want something from you in return.»

Evette Davis


«He smiled at that, and then his gaze shifted to a spot over my shoulder and it faded. 'These doubts wouldn’t have anything to do with the company you’re keeping of late, would they?'»

Karen Chance


«Isn’t antimatter what fuels the U.S.S.»

Dan Brown


«Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?»

Norton Juster


«...all I knew were novels. It gave me pause, for a moment, that all my reference points were fiction, that all my narratives were lies.»

Rebecca Makkai


«I don't know who he was," Kavita flat-out states, "but whoever he was he sure did a number on you, didn't he?"»

Carroll Bryant


«A wise man does not step betwixt the beast and his meat»

David Mitchell


«To write is to reveal oneself.»

Sanhita Baruah


«The more I learn about life and people, the more I realise that everyone has a story and everyone’s story is the biggest in their own mind.” - Laylla Jonson»

L.B. Malpass


«The pursuit of truth, not of facts, is the business of fiction.»

Oakley Hall


«A man [Joyce] whose earliest stories appeared next to the manure prices in the Irish Homestead knew that columns of prose, like columns of shit, could both recultivate the earth.»

Declan Kiberd


«Outside of the usual bar or nightclub, it's not every day that I get a drink bought for me-at least not by strangers and certainly not on a workday. On that Saturday, in September 2010, it was from three separate individuals.»

Jason Leclerc


«Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings –»

Simona Panova


«For when those walls come down, then love takes over, and it no longer matters what is possible or impossible; it doesn't even matter whether we can keep the loved one at our side. To love is lose control.»

Paul Coehlo


«I just don't want them to change me, if I'm going to die I still want to be me.»

Suzanne Collins


«Historical fiction of course is particularly research-heavy. The details of everyday life are there to trip you up. Things that we take for granted, indeed, hardly think about, can lead to tremendous mistakes.»

Sara Sheridan


«It’s not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word»

William H. Gass


«The times have changed and now the story is old, but yet it all remains the same, a victim in the cold.»

Stephen Harker


«While we read a novel, we are insane—bonkers. We believe in the existence of people who aren't there, we hear their voices... Sanity returns (in most cases) when the book is closed.»

Ursula K. Le Guin


«I listened as the words became sentences and the sentences became pages and the pages became feelings and voices and places and people.»

Jennifer Donnelly


«I think it all basically breaks down to something like this: You have to look and feel great first. If you eat well, exercise and get enough sleep, you will have ample energy and the proper self-confidence to create and produce beyond your wildest dreams! Looking great and radiating positive energy, while presenting your highest quality work, is what will always make you the most valuable and only logical choice in whatever it is that you reach for.»

Jennifer Elisabeth


«Entah mengapa, mendadak dia merasa bahwa berkenalan dengan si pemilik nama itu sepertinya akan menyenangkan.»

Jee


«Then the sun came up and shook the night chill out of the air the way you'd shake a rug.»

John Steinbeck


«I actually felt awed by the remote possibilities of the person»

Marisha Pessl


«I told you; I am Arianna, the Siren, your Guardian, and how is a Guardian supposed to do her job if she is clueless about the Guardianee?»

Erica Sehyun Song


«You’ll be civilized or we’ll leave your arse here.” Johan... "Vital Perception»

D.L. Given