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Recently, SFF author Tansy Rayner Roberts wrote an excellent post debunking the idea that women did nothing interesting or useful throughout history, and that trying to write fictional stories based on this premise of feminine insignificance is therefore both…


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"I don’t want realism. I want magic! Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don’t tell the truth, I tell what ought to be the truth. And it that’s sinful, then let me be damned for it!"
Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
"My toaster could have a soul,and the walnut grove to the east of my house could be just a bunch of trees or could be made from the atoms of Elvis or Mussolini.Why not?"
A.S. King, The Dust of 100 Dogs

Down the long and silent street,
The dawn, with silver-sandaled feet,
Crept like a frightened girl.

~ Oscar Wilde

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Martina Boone

Most kids don’t believe in fairy tales very long. Once they hit six or seven they put away “Cinderella” and her shoe fetish, “The Three Little Pigs” with their violation of building codes, “Miss Muffet” and her well-shaped tuffet—all forgotten or discounted. And maybe that’s the way it has to be. To survive in the world, you have to give up the fantasies, the make-believe. The only trouble is that it’s not all make-believe. Some parts of the fairy tales are all too real, all too true. There might not be a Red Riding Hood, but there is a Big Bad Wolf. No Snow White, but definitely an Evil Queen. No obnoxiously cute blond tots, but a child-eating witch…

― Rob Thurman, Nightlife

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Martina Boone

Because of you, the heady perfumes of
Summer pain me; because of you, I again
Seek out the signs that precipitate desires:
Shooting stars, falling objects.

~ Pablo Neruda

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Martina Boone:

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.

~ Stephen King

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Martina Boone:

Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

~ J. R. R. Tolkien

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There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

~ George R. R. Martin

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I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.

~ Charles de Lint

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"The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them ‘magic’ or ‘dragons’ or ‘faeries’ and get to know them better. But then I write the stuff. Obviously I’m prejudiced."
 Robin McKinley

 Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in a house across the field, from a girl who no longer exists. They made up a thousand games. She was queen and he was king. In the autumn light her hair shone like a crown. They collected the world in small handfuls, and when the sky grew dark, and they parted with leaves in their hair.

Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.

~ Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

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Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.

~ J. R. R. Tolkein, The Hobbit

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Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero


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