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The Name of the Wind

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Jan. 4th, 2010 | 04:26 pm
posted by: chelseaspeaks in quotes

"'You see, there's a fundamental connection between seeming and being. Every Fae child knows this, but you mortals never seem to see. We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.'

'That's basic psychology. You dress a begger in fine clothes, people treat him like a noble, and he lives up to their expectations.'

'That's only the smallest piece of it. The truth is deeper than that. It's... It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story. No, listen. I've got it now. You meet a girl: shy, unassuming. If you tell her she's beautiful, she'll think you're sweet, but she won't believe you. She knows that beauty lies in your beholding. And sometimes that's enough. But there's a better way. You show her she is beautiful. You make mirrors of your eyes, prayers of your hands against her body. It is hard, very hard, but when she truly believes you... Suddenly the story she tells herself in her own head changes. She transforms. She isn't seen as beautiful. She is beautiful, seen.'

'What the hell is that supposed to mean? You're just spouting nonsense now.'

'I'm spouting too much sense for you to understand'"

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Elly

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from: yume_mori
date: Jan. 4th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I've read this book -- it has some really good quotes in it. The third quote is really wonderful.

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Sophie

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from: phwoffy04
date: Jan. 4th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I adore this book <3

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from: dreamermarauder
date: Jan. 6th, 2010 05:10 pm (UTC)
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Third quote is amazing..

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