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Challenge #475

"Tell me what you like, I'll tell you what you are."

John Ruskin

Challenge #476

"What matters is this: you can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing. Try to understand."

Sherri Reynolds (A Gracious Plenty)

Challenge #477

"Dreamers can find their way by moonlight and their only punishment is that they see the dawn before the rest of the world."

Oscar Wilde

Challenge #478

"Good luck, little wanderer, good luck. How I wish you didn't need it."

Stephenie Meyer (The Host)

Challenge #479

"You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and he won’t tell you that he loves you, but he loves you. And you feel like you’ve done something terrible, like robbed a liquor store, or swallowed pills, or shoveled yourself a grave in the dirt, and you’re tired. You’re in a car with a beautiful boy, and you’re trying not to tell him that you love him, and you’re trying to choke down the feeling, and you’re trembling, but he reaches over and he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your heart taking root in your body, like you’ve discovered something you didn’t even have a name for."

Richard Siken

Challenge #480

"We don't know what we want, but we are ready to bite somebody to get it."

Will Rogers

Quotes

Challenge #469

"...like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous."

Toni Morrison (Sula)

Challenge #470

"One sad thing about this world is that the acts that take the most out of you are usually the ones that people will never know about."

Anne Tyler

Challenge #471

"Later I dreamed that I hadn’t died. And I was terrified by the certainty that I was going to wake up.

Arturo Pérez-Reverte (The Purity of Blood)

Challenge #472

"A man or woman sunk in dreams that cannot be spoken, about a life they do not possess, comes suddenly to a door in the wall."

Jeanette Winterson (Sexing The Cherry)

Challenge #473

So take this night
Wrap it around me like a sheet
I know I'm not forgiven
But I need a place to sleep

Black Lab (This Night)

Challenge #474

"Don't water the kiss with whiskey.
It'll turn bright pink and explode into a thousand luscious splinters,
but in the morning it'll be ashamed and sneak out of
your body without saying good-bye,
and you'll remember that kiss forever by all the little cuts it left
on the inside of your mouth. You must
nurture the kiss. Turn out the lights. Notice how it
illuminates the room. Hold it to your chest
and wonder if the sand inside hourglasses comes from a
special beach."

Jeffrey McDaniel (The Archipelago of Kisses)

Quotes

Challenge #463

"I'll swallow death and pretend not to notice."

Bertolt Brecht (Baal)

Challenge #464

"What, then, is love? A wind whispering among the roses—no, a yellow phosphorescence in the blood. A danse macabre in which even the oldest and frailest hearts are obliged to join. It is like the marguerite which opens wide as night draws on, and like the anemone which closes at a breath and dies at a touch.

Such is love."

Knut Hamsun (Victoria)

Challenge #465

"I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let’s do some living after we die"

Rolling Stones (Wild Horses)

Challenge #466

"Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground."

Oscar Wilde (De Profundis)

Challenge #467

"If you came at night like a broken king,
If you came by day not knowing what you came for,
It would be the same"

T.S. Eliot

Challenge #468

"Between the desire
And the spasm
Between the potency
And the existence
Between the essence
And the descent
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom"

T.S. Eliot
"The Hollow Men"

Challenge #451 - From One Point to That

Title: From One Point to That
Author: sinulatan
Pairing: David/Robin (Crows and Ravens - original)
Summary: And then she was leaving.
Notes: I know this is late but I liked that quote too much to pass up.
the_dark_garden Challenge 451: "After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning. And company doesn't always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises." ~ Veronica A. Shoffstall

( But as it happened at that time, he kissed her instead. )

Quotes

Challenge #457

"So sacrifice yourself
And let me have what's left
I know that I can find
The fire in your eyes
I'm going all the way
Get away please"

Breaking Benjamin (Breath)

Challenge #458

"It's strange how pain marks our faces, and makes us look like family."

Stephen King (The Green Mile)

Challenge #459

"I love you. If you hadn't existed I would have had to invent you."

Elaine Dundy (The Dud Avocado)

Challenge #460

"Nature doesn't disdain what lives for a day. It pours the whole of itself into each moment. We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in its flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it’s being sung? The dance when it’s being danced?"

Tom Stoppard (Shipwreck)

Challenge #461

"We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness."

David Weatherford

Challenge #462

"A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate."

Emmuska Orczy (The Scarlet Pimpernel)

Quotes

Challenge #451

"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning. And company doesn't always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead. With the grace of a woman/man, not the grief of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today. Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, and the future has a way of falling apart in mid-flight. After a while, you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth. And you learn. With every good-bye, you learn."

Veronica A. Shoffstall

Challenge #452

"It showed a kind of obscenity you only see in nature, an obscenity so extreme that it dissolves imperceptibly into beauty."

Richard Preston (The Hot Zone)

Challenge #453

"I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem..."

Diana Gabaldon (Dragonfly in Amber)

Challenge #454

"In Vienna there are ten little girls,
a shoulder for death to cry on,
and a forest of dried pigeons.
There is a fragment of tomorrow
in the museum of winter frost.
There is a thousand-windowed dance hall."

Federico Garcia Lorca (Little Viennese Waltz)

Challenge #455

"Nature doesn't disdain what lives for a day. It pours the whole of itself into each moment. We don't value the lily less for not being made of flint and built to last. Life's bounty is in its flow, later is too late. Where is the song when it’s being sung? The dance when it’s being danced?"

Tom Stoppard (Shipwreck)

Challenge #456

"I know it in my bones
Or maybe it's my soul
But blood is all I really know"

Deadboy and the Elephantmen (Fly on the Eye of the Lamb)

Quotes

Challenge #445

"Looking back now, I can only remember a time when the world seemed to have a million eyes, silently opening wherever I went."

Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex)

Challenge #446

"His celestial debauches
Cost him his head they say
And that silly rumor about a dagger
With human fingerprints

He found himself out of this world
They say he went to find a sunflower
In which every heart’s every star’s
Road comes together

He had to die they say"

Vasko Popa (Stargazer’s Death) translated by Charles Simic

Challenge #447

"... and remember, each moment I am robbed of you, each night and all nights I am turned away from you, turned out by you, give me pangs, the exquisiteness of which must be measured by the knowledge that they are moments and nights lost, lost, lost forever."

Jack London

Challenge #448

"The bad thing about falling to pieces is that it hurts. The good thing about it is that once you're lying there in shards you've got nothing left to protect, and so have no reason not to be honest."

David James Duncan (River Teeth)

Challenge #449

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."

William Wordsworth

Challenge #450

"It's like begging for mercy of a storm or killing Beauty or growing old, without you."

Zelda Fitzgerald

Challenge #451

"Picture anybody growing up so stupid he didn't know that hope is just another phase you'll grow out of. Who thought you could make something, anything, that would last forever."

Chuck Palahniuk (Choke)

Would You Offer Your Throat to the Wolf?

Title: Would You Offer Your Throat to the Wolf?
Fandom: 30 Seconds to Mars
Pairing: Tim/Jared
Rated: NC-17
Warnings: Um... sex(?)
Notes: Title inspired by the first line of the song "You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth" by Meatloaf. Quote is #415 at the_dark_garden. Title banner made for me by judas_denied, and it is made of fucking awesome ♥

Jared doesn’t know that sometimes Tim watches him sleep.

Quotes

Challenge #439

“Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us.
These, our bodies, possessed by light.
Tell me we’ll never get used to it.”

Richard Siken (Scheherazade)

Challenge #440

“In the middle of a glade, I had just offered funereal worship to the moon that was rising in my sky.”

Jean Genet (Funeral Rites)

Challenge #441

“She knows how to phrase the question
You want answered.”

Hans Ostrom (For Librarians)

Challenge #442

“You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns."

Vladimir Nabokov ( Lolita)

Challenge #443

“Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Challenge #444

“I know why there is no glass in front of the watercolor picture of blue irises, and why the window only opens partly and why the glass in it is shatterproof. It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge.”

Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale)

Quotes

Challenge #431

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."

Plato

Challenge #432

"For what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?"

The Bible (Matthew 16:26)

Challenge #435

"The devil made me do it."

Flip Wilson

Challenge #436

"They will kill a great many of us. We will kill a few of them. They will tire of it first."

Ho Chi Minh

Challenge #437

"If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend."

Stone Temple Pilots

Challenge #438

"I want to know the truth, however perverted that may sound."

Stephen Wolfram