Quotes by N K Jemisin

quotes by N K Jemisin

Best 51 Quotes by N K Jemisin

in the dreamblood  quote by n k jemisin

In the 'Dreamblood' books, I'm focusing more on what I like about epic fantasy: the layering and depth of tension; the chance to really delve into the minutia of an alternate society and its politics; a large cast of characters to love and hate.

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this is magic were  quote by n k jemisin

This is magic we're talking about. It's supposed to go places science can't, defy logic, wink at technology, fill us all with the sensawunda that comes of gazing upon a fictional world and seeing something truly different from our own.

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Actual Victorian mores and politics were a reaction to a specific series of historical events, technological and scientific developments, and ethical trends in which the commodification of people was de rigueur.

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Inevitable is not the same as immediate, Sieh--and love does not mandate forgiveness.

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Funny thing, employment. If you keep doing it, you keep getting paid.

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Rising from the dead? Glowing at sunrise? What did that make him, the god of cheerful mornings and macabre surprises?

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It's hard out here for a fantasy writer, after all; there's all these 'rules' I'm supposed to follow, or the Fantasy Police might come and make me do hard labor in the Cold Iron Mines.

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You are Insignificant. One of millions, neither special nor unique. I did not ask for this ignominy, and I resent the comparison. Fine. I don't you like you, either.

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You are what your creators and experiences have made you, like every other being in this universe. Accept that and be done; I tire of your whining.

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Within the sphere of steampunk, there seems to be a rapidly growing subsphere of gadgetless 'neo-Victorian' novels, most of which attempt to recapture the romance of the era without all the sociopolitical ugliness.

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Reconciliation is a part of the healing process, but how can there be healing when the wounds are still being inflicted?

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But love like that doesn't just disappear, does it? No matter how powerful the hate, there is always a little love left, underneath.Yes. Horrible, isn't it?

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In the future, as in the present, as in the past, black people will build many new worlds.This is true. I will make it so. And you will help me.

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In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.

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With epic fantasy, there is a tendency for it to be quintessentially conservative in that its job is to restore what is perceived to be out of whack.

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Determination could easily become obsession.

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Fortunately, where reason failed, blind panic served well enough.

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It's the way the human brain works: when enough events occur in a pattern, we stop thinking and go into macro mode.

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Calling something exotic emphasizes its distance from the reader. We don't refer to things as exotic if we think of them as ordinary. We call something exotic if it's so different that we see no way to emulate it or understand how it came to be. We call someone exotic if we aren't especially interested in viewing them as people - just as objects representing their culture.

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This means, in a way, that true light is dependent on the presence of other lights. Take the others away and darkness results. Yet the reverse is not true: take away darkness and there is only more darkness. Darkness can exist by itself. Light cannot.

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We worship Him not because He is the best of our gods, but because He is, or was, the greatest killer among them.

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We can never be gods, after all--but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.

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Love betrayed has an entirely different sound from hatred outright.

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It is blasphemy to separate oneself from the earth and look down on it like a god. It is more than blasphemy; it is dangerous. We can never be gods, after all - but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.

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Magic is the mysteries into which not everyone is so lucky, or unlucky, as to be initiated. It can be affected by belief, the whims of the unseen, harsh language. And it is not. Supposed. To make. Sense. In fact, I think it's coolest when it doesn't.

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...and when I lift my head to scream out my fury, a million stars turn black and die. No one can see them, but they are my tears.

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And in that sliver of time, I felt the power around me coalesce, malice-hard and sharp as crystal. That this analogy occurred to me should have been a warning.

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Any woman can face the world alone, but why should we have to?

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But perhaps that was just the way of power: no such thing as too much.

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But when I got angry, my nerves sought an outlet, and my mouth didn't always guard the gates.

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I am not as I once was. They have done this to me, broken me open and torn out my heart. I do not know who I am anymore. I must try to remember.

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I remembered Nahadoth's lips on my throat and fought to suppress a shudder, only half succeeding. Death as a consequence of lying with a god wasn't something I had considered, but it did not surprise me. A mortal man's strength had its limits. He spent himself and slept. He could be a good lover, but even his best skills were only guesswork - for every caress that sent a woman's head into the clouds, he might try ten that brought her back to earth.

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If the first words out of your mouth are to cry 'political correctness!', ... chances are very, very high that you are in fact part of the problem.

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If the gods do decide to wipe us out, is it such a bad thing? Maybe we've earned a little annihilation.

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I'm tired of being what everyone else has made me," I said. "I want to be myself." "Don't be a child." I looked up, startled and angry, though of course there was nothing to see. "What?" "You are what your creators and experiences have made you, like every other being in this universe. Accept that and be done; I'm tired of your whining.

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Immortality gets very, very boring. You'd be surprised at how interesting the small mundanities of life can seem after a few millennia.

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It is important to appreciate beauty, even when it is evil.

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It was very bad if the council had resorted to recruiting men. By tradition men were our last line of defence, their physical strength bent towards the single and most important task of protecting our homes and children. This meant the council had decided that our only defence was to defeat the enemy, period. Anything else meant the end of Darre.

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Loneliness is a darkness of the soul

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Once upon a time there was a Once upon a time there was a Once upon a time there was a Stop this. It's undignified.

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So here is why I write what I do: We all have futures. We all have pasts. We all have stories. And we all, every single one of us, no matter who we are and no matter what's been taken from us or what poison we've internalized or how hard we've had to work to expel it "“ "“ we all get to dream.

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The Cloud Roads has wildly original worldbuilding, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!

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The priest's lesson: beware the Nightlord, for his pleasure is a mortal's doom. My grandmother's lesson: beware love, especially with the wrong man.

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The shadows of Ina-Karekh are the place where nightmares dwell, but not their source. Never forget: the shadowlands are not elsewhere. We create them. They are within.

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There is no greater warrior than a mother protecting her child.

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There is no logic to grief.

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There is nothing foolish about hope.

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There's truth even in tainted knowledge, if one reads carefully.

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They live forever. But many of them are even more lonely and miserable than we are. Why do you think they bother with us? We teach them life's value.

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You're very lucky... Friends are precious, powerful things - hard to earn, harder still to keep. You should thank this one for taking a chance on you.

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He was dead again when I got home that day. His corpse was in the kitchen, near the counter, where it appeared he'd been chopping vegetables when the urge to stab himself through the wrist had struck. I slipped on the blood coming in, which annoyed me because that meant it was all over the kitchen floor.

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