Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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It is a good thing to read books, and need not be a bad thing to write them, but in any case, it is a pious thing to collect them.
      - Frederick Locker-Lampson
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Monday, December 30, 2013

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"Grasshopper, the three secrets of life are as follows: first, keep your eyes and ears open; second: don't tell everything you know."

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

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“The golden rays of the moon paid him absolute tribute. He was a buffet of muscles and corded strength.”
― Gena Showalter, Playing with Fire
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Saturday, December 28, 2013

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“Embroidery?" I sucked at embroidery. Aunt Hyacinth had tried to teach me, but we'd both given it up as a lost cause. Lucy, strangely, had picked it up really quickly and embroidered a tapestry of Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow for my last birthday.”

― Alyxandra Harvey, My Love Lies Bleeding
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Friday, December 27, 2013

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Another lifetime I'd have fallen in love with you
Swept away by my feelings, ashamed and confused
But just now it's enough to be walking with you
Let the mystery play as it will!

-Lui Collins

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

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A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.
      - Andrew Lang, The Library (ch. I)

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and courageous feelings, seek for no other rule to judge the work by; it is good, and made by a good workman.
      - Jean de la Bruyere
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Night, the beloved.  Night, when words fade and things come alive.  When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again.  When we reassemble our fragmentary self and grow with the calm of a tree.

 ~Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

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Monday, December 23, 2013

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Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

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"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
— Oscar Wilde

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

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 What do you get if you cross a vampire bat and a mummy?


A flying band-aid, or a gift-wrapped bat.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

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I'll say knock knock and you say, who's there? I'll say control freak and you will say control freak who? O.K?
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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~*~ Only a vampire can love you forever.~*~


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”
― Alfred Tennyson



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Monday, December 16, 2013

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What type of coffee do vampires prefer?


Decoffinated!


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Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Books...are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with 'em, then we grow out of 'em and leave 'em behind, as  evidence of our earlier stages of development.


 ~ Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957)

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

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Lord Byron wrote:

“Words are things; and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.”

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Friday, December 13, 2013

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“Book lovers will understand me, and they will know too that part of the pleasure of a library lies in its very existence” ~ Jan Morris

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

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MY LIBRARY
by Varda One

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks

It's a jet on which I soar
to lands that exist no more.

Or a key with which I find
answers to questions crowding my mind.

Building my habit of learning and growing,
asking and researching till I reach knowing.

Here, I've been a mermaid and an elf
I've even learned to be more myself.

I think that I shall never see
a place that's been more useful to me.

With encouraging kind friends with wit
Who tell me to dream big and never quit.

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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"Inside of me there is a thin person trying to get out, but I can usually sedate her with five or six doughnuts."

     Laura De Giorgio

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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.“Edward smiled, I smiled, even Bernardo smiled. Olaf just looked sinister.”

― Laurell K. Hamilton, Skin Trade

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Monday, December 9, 2013

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“How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
Sit, Jessica. Look how the floor of heaven
Is thick inlaid with patines of bright gold:
There's not the smallest orb which thou behold'st
But in his motion like an angel sings,
Still quiring to the young-eyed cherubins;
Such harmony is in immortal souls;
But whilst this muddy vesture of decay
Doth grossly close it in, we cannot hear it."
- Lorenzo, Acte V, Scene 1”
― William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

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“He wasn't that good looking, he had the social skills of a wet cat and the patience of a caffeinated hummingbird”
― Karen Chance

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

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In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. --Albert Camus.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

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Here, in the country, my books are my sole occupation; books my sure solace, and refuge from frivolous cares. Books the calmers, as well as the instruction of the mind.
      - Elizabeth Inchbald (nee Simpson)
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

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To clearly see the nature of the game is to be liberated from it.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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I once thought I would conquer the world....but, then I was distracted by something sparkly.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

 Oscar Wilde  (Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, 1854-1900)
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Monday, December 2, 2013

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“Raven?'
Yes?'
What do you believe in?'
I believe in - finding out!”
― Ellen Schreiber, Vampire Kisses 

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

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“My professional aspirations were simple - I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.”
― Evanovich


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Saturday, November 30, 2013

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“Join us next time for Days of the Undead when Rachel learns her long lost brother is really a crown prince from outer space.”
― Kim Harrison, Every Which Way But Dead

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Friday, November 29, 2013

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“He was like Superman, but with fangs and oddly impaired morals.”
― Patricia Briggs, River Marked 


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Thursday, November 28, 2013

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“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.”
―     Kawabata


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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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The grass may be greener on the other side but at least you don’t have to mow it.


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Monday, November 25, 2013

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“I am your sire. I am to guide you through your first days as a vampire. Your first feeding is a rite of passage, a sacrament. It will not be wasted on some hormone-driven frenzy. This is why I wanted you to feed from me.”

“I will not drink it in a house, I will not drink it with a mouse. I will not drink it
here or there, I will not drink it anywhere,” I wheezed, hoping I was able to communicate adequate sarcasm through the crippling belly cramps.

“Did you just quote Green Eggs and Ham?”

― Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

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“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
―     William Shakespeare    
 
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

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“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  

Plato  

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Friday, November 22, 2013

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All I Want for Christmas are My Vampire Fangs (sung to the tune of "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"


All I want for Christmas are my vampire fangs,
My vampire fangs, see my vampire fangs.
Gee, if I could only have my vampire fangs,
Then I could rip somebody's throat out

It seems so long since I could say,
Back off or I'm really going to maim you
Gosh, oh gee, how happy I'd be
If I could only drain you.

All I want for Christmas are my vampire fangs,
My vampire fangs, see my vampire fangs
Gee, if I could only have my vampire fangs,
I wouldn't have to take any hassles

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

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The most savage controversies are about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Is the glass Half Empty Or is it Half Full? Depends on who's buying.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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"My fake plants died because I didn't pretend to water them."


- Mitch Hedberg

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Monday, November 18, 2013

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Only when we remake ourselves can we remake the world.

- Outer Limits (2001)

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

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The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

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“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

 Dr. Seuss  (American Writer and Cartoonist best known for his collection of children's books. 1904-1991)


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Friday, November 15, 2013

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If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
Carl Sagan

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Banging your head against a wall uses 150 calories an hour.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it.

Steven Wright

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Paul Anderson


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Monday, November 11, 2013

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You come into this world screaming, naked, and covered with blood. With any luck, things get better.


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

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“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read”

 Mark Twain  (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

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"I am neither good, nor bad, neither angel nor devil, I am a man, I am a vampire."


-Michael Romkey (I, Vampire)



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Friday, November 8, 2013

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"Existence has no pattern save what we imagine after staring at it for too long."


- Rorschach, The Watchmen

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Vampire of My Youth

You stole my blood
You ruined my dress
You punctured my skin
With your selfish caress

You pulled me down
Into your grave
You took my will
Made me your slave

You know so much
You are so strong
You think you won
You are so wrong

Eros Ashima
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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“Real luxury is time and opportunity to read for pleasure”

 Jane Brody

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Monday, November 4, 2013

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A vampire’s touch and I am asleep
A vampire’s love and I am in deep
A vampire’s senses have taken me
 No longer like a human will I see
 No longer dread grasp a hold of me
 No longer blood dripping down my face
I am now in the moon's embrace.

Stacey 'Midnight' Twiggs


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Sunday, November 3, 2013

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If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
           

  Jay Leno

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

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Coach Finstock: There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.

from: Teen Wolf (1985)

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Friday, November 1, 2013

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"A well composed book" says Caroline Gordon, "is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter any other way."


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Thursday, October 31, 2013

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I will be free, even to the uttermost, as I please, in words.
 


--William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew. 

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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You can do anything if you want it bad enough. That is why we see so many
people who can fly by flapping their arms.

(Elden Carnahan, Laurel)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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    "Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"    

Rose Kennedy 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

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"All is a riddle, and the key to a riddle...is another riddle."      Ralph Waldo Emerson 


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Sunday, October 27, 2013

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"Contrary to his infallibly honest image, Abe wasn't above lying so long as it served a noble purpose."

Abraham Lincoln , Vampire Hunter


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Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

- Robert Ingersoll


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Friday, October 25, 2013

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This secret's magic, moon magic - beware
For your lover will follow, know your mind -
The stains of her blood without its fare
Show forever useless love but still bind.
Have no secrets from your lover some say
'Moon show your other face; what do you hide?'

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

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"You know, I don't think it would be any more unusual for me to show up in another life, than showing up in this one!"


Eleanor Roosevelt


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.



-Robin Williams

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.


-Woody Allen

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Monday, October 21, 2013

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“I am the Vampire Lestat. I'm immortal more or less. The light of the sun, the sustained heat of an intense fire-these things might destroy me. But then again, they might not.”

―     Anne Rice

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

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“Some vampires wouldn't react if you shoved a rosary down their pants, though I wouldn't recommend testing the theory.”


― Molly Harper, Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

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“Strong isn't about not being afraid, Caitlin. It's about facing what you're scared of.”


― Lindsay J. Pryor, Blood Shadows

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Friday, October 18, 2013

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“Turning into a vampire is like signing a supernatural contract and like any contract, there are clauses.
And there is the fine print.”

― Cyma Rizwaan Khan, V-DAY - Definitely NOT a Fairy-Tale

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

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"We are always the same age inside."


-Gertrude Stein

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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The most completely lost of all days is that on which one has not laughed.

~  Catullus

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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“You freaking bit me," I said, my voice hoarse. "You're lucky I don't call animal control.”

― Jayde Scott

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Monday, October 14, 2013

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“The train is roaring toward you and the villain is twirling his moustache and you're fussing that he's tied you to the tracks with the wrong kind of rope.”

― Robin McKinley, Sunshine

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

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“No one told me holy water had chlorine in it.”

― Melanie Fair, Wolves Among Sheep

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

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“When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire.”

― Angelina Jolie

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Friday, October 11, 2013

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“Reality is highly overrated.”

― Roxanne Bland, The Underground

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

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“Clary- "How to Come Out to Your Parents," she read out loud. "LUKE. Don't be ridiculous. Simon's not gay, he's a vampire.”

― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

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“You know that old saying. Once you go dead, no one's better in bed.”

― Jeaniene Frost, One Foot in the Grave

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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“Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else's dream. ”


― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

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Monday, October 7, 2013

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“There's nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.”

― Richelle Mead, Frostbite
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

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"The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms."
 
― Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

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Hi my friends... I am running into a problem with the next part of the story ... I don't know where it is!

In the past I only had to sit at the keyboard and the story flew out of my mind and onto the page. Now I sit there and have some hazy bits of ideas but the movie screen in my mind is blank. I'm not sure what to do about this. Maybe the magic will come back and maybe it won't. I have no past experience with this.

I don't know when or if the story in my head will begin again. I want to "keep my finger in the checker" and keep this blog going in case some inspiration strikes me.  I will put on a quote or poem or thought and hope my mind gets in gear. I apologize for this gap in my imagination. I think of you and send you good wishes for your health and well being every day.

And now for the thought of the day:

“Mom. I have something to tell you. I’m undead. Now, I know you may have some preconceived notions about the undead. I know you may not be comfortable with the idea of me being undead. But I’m here to tell you that undead are just like you and me … well, okay. Possibly more like me than you.”  

Cassandra Clare - City of Ashes  

Monday, September 30, 2013

Poem Sookie read and thought of Eric

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Your love
has made me sure

I am ready to forsake
this worldly life
and surrender to the magnificence
of your Being

- Rumi  --




(Howdy Fanpires ... Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you!)