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    Futility is the defining characteristic of life.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    Part of him wanted to weep... but his purpose was rigid within him. He felt he could not bend to gentleness without breaking.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    Where do you get dreams like this?
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: dreams 
     
    One word more, a final caution: Do not forget whom to fear at the last. I have had to be content with killing and torment; but now my plans are laid, and I have begun. I shall not rest until I have eradicated hope from the Earth. Think on that, and be dismayed!
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: fear  earth  hope 
     
    Joy is in the ears that hear.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: joy 
     
    There is no life which does not possess its own importance, no life which may not be touched by greatness at any time - Yes, be touched by greatness and have a hand in it. (from The Mirror of Her Dreams)
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: time  greatness 
     
    "And you require no answers", Foamfollower was laughing in his gladness, "You are sufficient to every question".
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    Stone and sea are deep in life Two unalterable symbols of the world Permanence at rest And permanence in motion Participants in the power that remains
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: power  world 
     
    Any belief that puts itself beyond doubt nurtures its own collapse.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: belief  doubt 
     
    We didn't make the world. All we have to do is live in it.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: live  world 
     
    We need metaphors of magic and monsters in order to understand the human condition.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: magic  human  metaphor 
     
    In accepting the Gift you Honor the Giver
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: gift  honor 
     
    However you look at it, in these books "power" tends to be an expression of the essential nature of the person or being whose power it is. On those occasions when we've seen Lord Foul act directly, he seems to exert the withering force of pure scorn. IMHO, that's pretty intense.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: nature  people  power  occasion  book 
     
    Whatever the explanation, it's perfectly obvious that our educational system has nothing to do with education: it's a babysitting service designed to replicate the worst qualities of the parents.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    I may not yet be as old as dirt, but dirt and I are starting to have an awful lot in common.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    It is the responsibility of the living to make meaningful the sacrifices of the dead.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: men  hurt  lost  broken 
     
    Despair and bitterness are not the only songs in the world
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: world  despair  song 
     
    I respect my limitations, but I don't use them as an excuse.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: respect 
     
    It is wrong to ask for more than you give freely. In this way, we come to resemble what we hate.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: hate  wrong 
     
    He who waits for the sword to fall upon his neck will surely lose his head.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    Everything dies, from the smallest blade of grass to the biggest galaxy.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: die 
     
    When you've tried all the salves in the world and they don't work, you start thinking about fire
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: work  world  fire  thinking 
     
    The heart cherishes secrets not worth the telling
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: secret  heart  worth 
     
    I had no intention of pursuing either the characters or the setting further.
    — Stephen R. Donaldson
    tags: character 
     
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