"Perhaps I am not as wise as I like to think I am." - Umberto Eco
I like reminding myself of that from time to time.
"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one." -Terry Pratchett
I was chatting to someone the other day and I mentioned that I love fantasy. And this person said to me they’ve tried to get into fantasy many times, but always found it so boring and preferred real life. Of all the things they could have said, I expected this the least. How can fantasy possibly be boring? I get that it’s not for everyone. But boring? More boring than real life? I mean… it’s got everything that real life has, plus magic and awesomeness. How can that be more boring? I, of course, said as much and suggested perhaps they just hadn’t tried good fantasy. But that person just said “No. I’ve tried. I simply lack the imagination for it.”
“There are different kinds of darkness; There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful. There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good.” -Rhysand (A Court of Mist and Fury)
Have some Rhys. Because ACOWAR just came out and I cannot wait to read it!!!