shadowfever

Some people bring out the worst in you, others bring out the best, and then there are those remarkably rare, addictive ones who just bring out the most. Of everything.
They make you feel so alive that you’d follow them straight into hell, just to keep getting your fix.
—  Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever
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FEVER MEME - QUOTES [3/8]

Dying is overrated. Human sentimentality has twisted it into the ultimate act of love. Biggest load of bullshit in the world. Dying for someone isn’t the hard thing. The man that dies escapes. Plain and simple. Game over. End of pain…Try living for someone. Through it all-good, bad, thick, thin, joy, suffering. That’s the hard thing.”

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Thought we were friends, Mac.
I see in her eyes that all I have to do is say, ‘We are’ and she’ll find some way to deal with what she’s looking at right now. How dare she put so much faith in me? I never asked for it, never deserved it.
You thought wrong. Now answer the question.” I’m the only one who never treated her like a child. She hates being called ‘kid’ more than anything. “Kid,” I say. “Then get the hell out of here. Take your toys and go play somewhere else.”
Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning

"Conversations with the SINSAR DUBH"
  • I AM NOT EVIL.
  • Then why do you destroy?
  • CLARIFY.
  • You do heinous things.
  • EXPOUND.
  • You kill.
  • THOSE THAT ARE KILLED BECOME ANOTHER THING.
  • Yes, dead! Destroyed.
  • DEFINE DESTROY.
  • To demolish, damage, ruin, kill.
  • DEFINE CREATE.
  • To give rise to, fashion something from nothing, take raw material and invent something new.
  • THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NOTHING. ALL IS SOMETHING. WHERE DOES YOUR "RAW MATERIAL" COME FROM? WAS IT NOT SOMETHING BEFORE YOU FORCED IT TO BECOME SOMETHING ELSE?
  • Clay is just a lump of clay before an artist molds it into a beautiful vase.
  • LUMP. BEAUTIFUL. OPINION. SUBJECTIVE. THE CLAY WAS SOMETHING. PERHAPS YOU WERE AS UNIMPRESSED WITH IT AS I AM BY HUMANS, YET YOU CANNOT DENY IT WAS ITS ESSENTIAL SELF. YOU SMASHED IT, STRETCHED IT, PULLED IT, SMELTED IT, DYED IT, AND FORCED IT TO BECOME SOMETHING ELSE. YOU IMPOSED YOUR WILL UPON IT. AND YOU CALL THIS CREATION?
  • I TAKE A BEING AND MAKE ITS MOLECULES REST. HOW IS THAT NOT CREATION? IT WAS ONE THING AND IS ANOTHER. ONCE IT ATE, NOW IT IS EATEN. DID I NOT CREATE SUSTENANCE FOR ANOTHER WITH ITS NEW STATE? CAN THERE BE ANY ACT OF CREATION THAT DOES NOT FIRST DESTROY? VILLAGES FALL. CITIES RISE. HUMANS DIE. LIFE SPRINGS FROM THE SOIL WHEREIN THEY LIE. IS NOT ANY ACT OF DESTRUCTION, SHOULD TIME ENOUGH PASS, AN ACT OF CREATION?