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Lifted her gaze to the last telephone pole on the street. A mass of black balloons were caught there, snarled in the lines. The wind was wrestling to wrench them free, and they bobbled and weaved, pulling hard to escape. The wires held the balloons implacably where they were. She recoiled at the sight of them. They were dreadful - somehow they were dreadful - a dead spot in the sky.

Joe Hill in The Black Phone
 
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If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!

H. P. Lovecraft in Der Tempel
 
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Das Licht war fort, doch das Dunkel, das folgte, war mehr als nur Verlust des Lichts.

The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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And for a great deal it seemed good to him, for in the music there were no flaws.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Mit dieser Gabe der Freiheit ist es eins, dass die Menschenkinder nur für eine kurze Zeit in der lebendigen Welt wohnen und nicht an sie gebunden sind, sondern bald scheiden, wohin, das wissen die Elben nicht.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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"Many are the strange chances of the world," said Mithrandir, "and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter."

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Doch vom Glück und vom frohen Leben gibt es wenig zu sagen, bevor es ein Ende hat; so sind große und herrliche Werke ihr eigener Nachruhm, solange sie dauern und Augen sie sehen können, und erst wenn sie in Gefahr sind oder für immer zerbrochen, gehen sie in die Lieder ein.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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"Take now this Ring," he said; "for thy labours and thy cares will be heavy, but in all it will support thee and defend thee from weariness. For this is the Ring of Fire, and herewith, maybe, thou shalt rekindle hearts to the valour of old in a world that grows chill."

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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But those who saw the things that were done in that time, deeds of valour and wonder, have elsewhere told the tale of the War of the Ring, and how it ended both in victory unlooked for and in sorrow long foreseen.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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To him that is pitiless the deeds of pity are ever strange and beyond comprehension.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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These folk are hewers of trees and hunters of beasts; therefore we are their unfriends, and if they will not depart we shall afflict them in all ways that we can.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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But her beauty was more than their beauty, and her sorrow deeper than their sorrows; and she knelt before Mandos and sang to him.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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So starb Beleg Langbogen, der getreueste Freund und der Findigste unter allen, die in der Ältesten Zeit in den Wäldern von Beleriand lebten, von der Hand dessen, den er am meisten geliebt.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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We renounce no friendship. But it may be the part of a friend to rebuke a friend's folly.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Their "magic" is Art, delivered from many of its human limitations.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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For if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomable at the foundations of the Earth.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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A sister they had, Galadriel, most beautiful of all the house of Finwë; her hair was lit with gold as though it had caught in a mesh the radiance of Laurelin.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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But he that sows lies in the end shall not lack of a harvest, and soon he may rest from toil indeed, while others reap and sow in his stead.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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And thus it came to pass that the Silmarils found their long homes: one in the airs of heaven, and one in the fires of the heart of the world, and one in the deep waters.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Farewell sweet earth and northern sky,
for ever blest, since here did lie
and here with lissom limbs did run
beneath the Moon, beneath the Sun,
Lúthien Tinúviel
more fair than Mortal tongue can tell.
Though all to ruin fell the world
and were dissolved and backward hurled;
unmade into the old abyss,
yet were its making good, for this -
the dusk, the dawn, the earth, the sea -
that Lúthien for a time should be.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Er ritt über Dor-nu-Fauglith, wie der Wind durch den Staub fährt, und alle, die ihn sahen, flohen voller Entsetzen, glaubten sie doch, Orome selbst käme geritten, denn der Wahnsinn des großen Zorns war in ihm, so dass seine Augen leuchteten wie die Augen der Valar.

He passed over Dor-nu-Fauglith like a wind amid the dust, and all that beheld his onset fled in amaze, thinking that Orome himself was come: for a great madness of rage was upon him, so that his eyes shone like the eyes of the Valar.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Truly, Water is become now fairer than my heart imagined, neither had my secret thought conceived the snowflake, nor in all my music was contained the falling of the rain.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Dann starb er; doch gab er man ihm weder Grab noch Stein, denn so heißt brannte sein Geist, als er aus ihm wich, daß sein Leib zu Asche verfiel und wie Rauch davongeweht wurde; und nie wieder ist seinesgleichen in Arda erschienen, noch hat sein Geist Mandos' Hallen verlassen. So endete der mächtigste der Noldor, aus dessen Taten ihr höchster Ruhm und tiefstes Leid erwuchs.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Hass vertrieb da Feanors Furcht, und er verwünschte Melkor und jagte ihn fort mit den Worten: "Schere dich weg von meiner Tür, du Krähe aus Mandos' Kerker!" Und vor dem mächtigsten aller Bewohner von Ea schlug er die Tür seines Hauses zu.

Then hate overcame Feanor"s fear, and he cursed Melkor and bade him be gone, saying: "Get thee gone from my gate, thou jail-crow of Mandos!" And he shut the doors of his house in the face of the mightiest of all dwellers in Ea.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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The doom of the Elves is to be immortal, to love the beauty of the world, to bring it to full flower with their gifts of delicacy and perfection, to last while it lasts, never leaving it even when ‘slain', but returning – and yet, when the Followers come, to teach them, and make way for them, to ‘fade' as the Followers grow and absorb the life from which both proceed. The Doom of Men is mortality, freedom from the circles of the world.

J.R.R. Tolkien in Das Silmarillion
 
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Hope could be a wonderful thing. But hope could crush you anew every single day. Hope could be the cruelest thing in the world.

Harlan Coben in Wer einmal lügt
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It was obvious and a bit of cliché, but we don't really age in a straight line. We age in a circle, curving back to childhood, but in all the wrong ways.

Harlan Coben in Wer einmal lügt
 
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Trauer ist Liebe, die kein Zuhause mehr hat.

Grief is love made homeless.

Trauer & BeileidSøren Sveistrup in Der Kastanienmann
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She'd been swallowed up in her own pain for so many years that she didn't notice his until it was too late.

Søren Sveistrup in Der Kastanienmann
 
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Hess had long thought of death with indifference. Not because he hated life, but because existence was painful.

Søren Sveistrup in Der Kastanienmann
 
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If you honestly feel you have done something so terrible that you cannot be forgiven, then I am willing to share your sins with you. When we die, if we should have to stand before God and be judged, then I will tell him I am as much to blame as you and that half your punishment should be portioned out to me.

Christopher Pike in The Midnight Club
 
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The price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
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What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?

Neil Gaiman in Sandman
 
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Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Dream Country
 
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For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - The Doll's House
 
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Never trust the storyteller. Only trust the story.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Fables & Reflections
 
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Dreams shape the world.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Dream Country
 
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For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Dream Country
 
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You hurt. It's okay. I hurt too. Hold my hand.

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Endless Nights
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"I must confess, I have always wondered what lay beyond life, my dear."
"Yeah, everybody wonders. And sooner or later everybody gets to find out."

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Fables & Reflections
 
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"Is there a word for forgetting the name of someone when you want to introduce them to someone else at the same time you realize you've forgotten the name of the person you're introducing them to as well?"
"No."

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Brief Lives
 
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"You will forget. Death or life will take him from your minds."
"I know," whispered Despair, in her distant, empty voice. "But I shall remember him."

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - The Wake
 
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Writers are liars my dear, surely you know that by now?

Neil Gaiman in Sandman - Dream Country
 
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"Pah!", rief die kleine Hexe, "Verboten ist vieles. Aber wenn man sich nicht erwischen lässt..."

Otfried Preußler in Die kleine Hexe
 
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Wissen Sie, lieber Freund - ich an Ihrer Stelle würde mich damit abfinden, dass es auf Erden gewisse Dinge gibt, die sich nicht ändern lassen.

Otfried Preußler in Das kleine Gespenst
 
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Ich fand es allmählich langweilig ohne Sie. Das Leben gefällt mir bedeutend besser, wenn jemand da ist, der einem Gesellschaft leistet.

Otfried Preußler in Das kleine Gespenst
 
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Auf Burg Eulenstein hauste seit uralten Zeiten ein kleines Gespenst. Es war eines jener harmlosen kleinen Nachtgespenster, die niemandem etwas zuleide tun, außer man ärgert sie.

Otfried Preußler in Das kleine Gespenst
 
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