Citações Michael Swanwick

„“What was all that about?”
“It’s an occupational hazard… You start by reading books, and you end by loving them.”“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro The Iron Dragon's Daughter

Fonte: The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1993), Chapter 15 (p. 262; ellipsis represents a minor elision of description)

„Money can always be traced. It leaves a trail of slime behind it wherever it goes.“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro Stations of the Tide

Fonte: Stations of the Tide (1991), Chapter 2, “Witch Cults of Whitemarsh” (p. 26)

„Your collection is not a woman. That’s only a metaphor—an abstraction! You’ll be dying for nothing, for a principle that nobody else can even comprehend.“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro The Iron Dragon's Daughter

As she spoke, Jane became convinced that she herself would never willingly die for a principle. She might feel guilty about it, but she’d smile and lie, knuckle under, pretend, anything, in order to survive. It made her feel a little sad to realize this, but also, at the same time, very adult.
Fonte: The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1993), Chapter 15 (p. 263)

„Can you really kill the Goddess?“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro The Iron Dragon's Daughter

Jane asked.
“You stupid gobbet of flesh! Don’t you understand yet? There is no Goddess.”
“No,” Jane cried. “You said yourself—”
“I lied,” the dragon said with a fearful complacency. “Everyone you have ever met has lied to you. Life exists, and all who live are born to suffer. The best moments are fleeting and bought with the coin of exquisite torment. All attachments end. All loved ones die. All that you value passes away. In such a vexatious existence laughter is madness and joy is folly. Shall we accept that it all happens for no reason, with no cause? That there is nobody to blame but ourselves but that accepting the responsibility is pointless for doing so cannot ease, defer, or deaden the pain? Not likely! It is so much more comforting to erect a straw figure on which to blame it all.
“Some bow down before the Goddess and others curse her every name. There is not a fart’s difference between the two approaches. They cling to the fiction of the Goddess because admitting the alternative is unbearable.”
Fonte: The Iron Dragon's Daughter (1993), Chapter 19 (pp. 339-340)

„Now here is a treasure, Averroës Commentaries on Aristotle in a tolerable translation from the Arabic by Gerard of Cremona.“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro Jack Faust

He lasciviously stroked the red leather boards, knowing well how his pupil ached for the chance to pore through it. “A liar’s gloss on a liar’s lies. Surely this is a rare criminal.”
Fonte: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 1, “Trinity” (p. 7)

„Paid off? Do you mean bribery?“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro Jack Faust

“That is, umm, not an entirely pleasant word for it.” Dreschler’s doughy face took on a pained expression. “It is more in the nature of an advance payment to ensure the labor force will be satisfied with the negotiated wage schedules.”
Fonte: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 15, “The Abortion” (p. 265)

„That is the true measure of love, you see, the evil one will stoop to for its sake…“

—  Michael Swanwick, livro Jack Faust

Fonte: Jack Faust (1997), Chapter 16, “The Wild Hunt” (p. 292)

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