Quote of the Day: Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan

“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Your body is only clothing. Your flesh will wither, but you are your heart and mind, and they do not change except to grow stronger.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Great captains earned their reputation not just for laying brilliant plans, but for still being able to find victory after those plans began to fall apart.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“There was nothing a woman would not tell you if you kissed her enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Women lied to get a man into bed, and they lied worse once they had him there.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Light, women would believe anything about a man so long as it was bad. And the worse it was, the more they had to talk about it.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Stories have power. Gleemen’s tales, and bards’ epics, and rumors in the street alike. They stir passions, and change the way men see the world.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

Quote of the Day: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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“Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth.

Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this Universe there shines a star.

But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many–perhaps most–of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first ape-man, his own private, world-sized heaven–or hell.

How many of those potential heavens and hells are now inhabited, and by what manner of creatures, we have no way of guessing; the very nearest is a million times farther away than Mars or Venus, those still remote goals of the next generation. But the barriers of distance are crumbling; one day we shall meet our equals, or our masters, among the stars.

Men have been slow to face this prospect; some still hope that it may never become reality. Increasing numbers, however are asking; ‘Why have such meetings not occurred already, since we ourselves are about to venture into space?’

Why not, indeed? Here is one possible answer to that very reasonable question. But please remember: this is only a work of fiction.

The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“But he knew well enough that any man in the right circumstances could be dehumanised by panic.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Unlike the animals, who knew only the present, Man had acquired a past; and he was beginning to grope toward a future.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“He was only aware of the conflict that was slowly destroying his integrity—the conflict between truth, and concealment of truth.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now, before you make a movie, you have to have a script, and before you have a script, you have to have a story; though some avant-garde directors have tried to dispense with the latter item, you’ll find their work only at art theaters.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Yet there was no violation of the laws of mechanics; Nature always balances her books, and Jupiter had lost exactly as much momentum as Discovery had gained. The planet had been slowed down – but as its mass was a sextillion times greater than the ship’s, the change in its orbit was far too small to be detectable. The time had not yet come when Man could leave his mark upon the Solar System.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Turing had pointed out that, if one could carry out a prolonged conversation with a machine—whether by typewriter or microphones was immaterial—without being able to distinguish between its replies and those that a man might give, then the machine was thinking, by any sensible definition of the word. Hal could pass the Turing test with ease. The”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Though the man-apes often fought and wrestled one another, their disputes very seldom resulted in serious injuries. Having no claws or fighting canine teeth, and being well protected by hair, they could not inflict much harm on one another. In any event, they had little surplus energy for such unproductive behavior; snarling and threatening was a much more efficient way of asserting their points of view.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Quote of the Day: Gore

“To me, the best zombie movies aren’t the splatter fests of gore and violence with goofy characters and tongue in cheek antics. Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are, they make us question our station in society… and our society’s station in the world. They show us gore and violence and all that cool stuff too… but there’s always an undercurrent of social commentary and thoughtfulness.” 
― Robert Kirkman

“When one wants to be famous, one has to dive gracefully into rivers of the blood of cannon-blasted bodies.” 
― Comte de Lautréamont

“I didn’t want to be the woman who gave herself over willingly to the first man to notice her. I didn’t want to be the stupid girl in every novel who loved without question and entered relationships that didn’t make sense.” 
― Destinee Hardwick

“And lo, at the moment when she needed it most, she found the force within her. She didn’t find it in time to avoid having her head bitten off, but she sure did die enlightened.” 
― Jeff Mach

“He would have been half-hanged, taken down alive, castrated, his genitals stuffed in his mouth, his stomach slit open, and his intestines taken out and burnt, and his carcase chopped into four quarters.” 
― John Broadbent

“Mere grimness is as easy as grinning; but it requires something to put a handsome face on a story. Narratives become of suspicious merit in proportion as they lean to Newgate-like offenses, particularly of blood and wounds…” 
― Leigh Hunt

“A sign read “Free drinks for billiards competitors only.” Hand-lettered below read “All others will pay.” It was written in blood. I could tell because a red fairy with what looked like black insect wings was writing it at the time, with his own dismembered finger.” 
― Red Tash

“There was a muffled pop, the sound of a small pumpkin exploding in a microwave oven.
Morris cut the wheel to the left and there was another bump as the Biscayne went back into the parking area. He looked in the mirror and saw that Curtis’s head was gone.
Well, no. Not exactly. It was there, but all spread out. Mooshed. No loss of talent in that mess. Morrie thought.” 
― Stephen King

“He had not even done the fledgling courtesy of shredding open a major artery, anointing himself in the viscous gore, and desecrating her body. The order was as flexible as her corpse remained.” 
― Thomm Quackenbush

“When you say you’re a fan of the gore, what do you mean?”
“The all supernatural bunch, love. The scarier the merrier.” 
― Patricia Morais

“I have seen a lot of ugly things as a trainee and as a nurse, but they don’t bother me very much. It’s not that the familiarity hardens one; it is rather that one learns the knack of channelling one’s emotions around the ugly thing.” 
― Theodore Sturgeon

“What are you?’ She asked. He shot her a brief glance and looked away. He stared at the scenery of the pastures and distant rows of trees. She knew he was not going to answer the question. 
In the brightening daylight, she could see that most of the blood on him was restricted to his mouth and hands. It dawned on her that it wasn’t his blood, but the blood of something he had caught and eaten.” 
― Shirley A. Martin

“People are often wary of reading or watching anything in the horror genre because in their minds, it’s just senseless gore, death and violence. Well, I can tell you from avid experience, that’s not what horror is about. The horror genre teaches us that sometimes really bad things happen to really good people, but that hope always prevails in even the darkest of situations. That’s a very important lesson, no matter how frightening you think the teacher is, and to be in the top of her class, all you need to do is to go in with an open mind.” 
― Rebecca McNutt

Quote of the Day: Fairy Tales

Hello dear readers, this week’s Quote of the Day is all about Fairy Tales! I hope you find a quote in here that you enjoy.


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” 
― Albert Einstein


“When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” 
― Taylor Swift


“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” 
― Mo Willems

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” 
― Audrey Hepburn

“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.” 
― Leo Rosten

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” 
― Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

“She talks like you. It’s not every day you hear a four-year-old say Prince Charming is a douchebag who’s only holding Cinderella back.” 
“That’s my girl.” 
― Emma Chase

“Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
“Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.” 
― Rick Riordan

“But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.” 
― Simone Elkeles

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” 
― Mae West

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” 
― Alfred Hitchcock

“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.” 
― W.H. Auden

“There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.” 
― Terri Windling

“Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.” 
― Alice Hoffman

“If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

“Think of every fairy-tale villainess you’ve ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they’ve all been real.
“As for fairy tales, he understood that they were reflections of the people who had spun them, and were flecked with little truths – intrusions of reality into fantasy, like toast crumbs on a wizard’s beard.” 
― Laini Taylor

One Piece Quotes: Nefertari Vivi

“Everyone!!! I’m here!!! To say goodbye!!! I… I cannot go with you!!! Thank you for everything!!! I want to go adventuring with you some more, but I can’t!! Because… I love my country!!!… That’s why I cannot come along!!!… I will stay here…!!! But if we ever meet again, will you call me a friend once more?!!!”- Nefertari Vivi.


“I can’t just sit around and do nothing. As royalty, it’s important that I protect my people with everything I have!” – Nefertari Vivi.


“No matter what happens from here on, our left arms will bear the sign of our friendship.” – Nefertari Vivi


Quotes from Literature

Hello dear readers, welcome back. Usually Friday’s Quote of the Day post relates to whatever book I reviewed on the Monday, but I didn’t review a book this week yet.

This week is a bit different, because I have a special book review coming tomorrow, and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting quotes from it today.

Instead you’re getting an ensemble of quotes from different pieces of literature that I have found.

Hope you enjoy!


“Just breathing isn’t living!” – Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

“There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.” – The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give. – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

“It seemed to me that where others had prayed before to their God, in their joy or in their agony, was of itself a sacred place.” – Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

“It’s Christmas Day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can.” – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


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Quote of the Day: The Snow Queen

“I can give her no greater power than she has already, said the woman; don’t you see how strong that is? How men and animals are obliged to serve her, and how well she has got through the world, barefooted as she is. She cannot receive any power from me greater than she now has, which consists in her own purity and innocence of heart. If she cannot herself obtain access to the Snow Queen, and remove the glass fragments from little Kay, we can do nothing to help her.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“Then little Gerda said the Lord’s Prayer; the cold was so intense that she could see her own breath; it came out of her mouth like smoke. Her breath became thicker and thicker, and took the form of little angels who grew larger and larger as soon as they touched the ground. All had helmets on their heads, and lances and shields in their hands; their numbers increased, and when Gerda had finished her prayer a whole legion stood around her. They trust their lances against the horrible snow-flakes, so that the latter flew into a hundred pieces; and little Gerda went forward safely and cheerfully. The angels stroked her hands and feet, so that she felt the cold less, and she hastened on to the Snow Queen’s castle.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“You’re a fine one for tramping around,” the bandit girl said to Kai. “I’d like to know – do you really deserve to have someone run to the end of the world just for your sake?” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“And they both sat there, grown up, yet children at heart; and it was summer, – warm, beautiful summer.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“Roses bloom and cease to be, but we shall the Christ-child see” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen