“Astrid burst through the luminescent atmosphere and into the black firmament beyond. She had been longing to leave her whole life, and finally nothing was standing between her and the stars.” ~ Temi Oh, Do You Dream of Terra-Two?
“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.” ~ Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Tall figures loomed over her, leaching the unpleasant smell of cigarettes and body odor. Their scent mixed with the mustiness of the warehouse and the coppery smell of blood. Her blood. ~ C. B Samet, McMillan File
Tiles! A huge expanse of tiling. Beautiful tiling. Ancient tiling. He sneaked out a furtive hand and he touched the tiles. He caressed the tiles… Aaah! Then he found himself… No! Stop that! — pulling the tiles loose, one by one — ~ Nicola Barker, Darkmans
"Someone has a high opinion of himself. Comes with being royalty, I suppose. Like funny hats and a fondness for beheadings.” ~ Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance
“We believe the one who has power. He is the one who gets to write the story. So when you study history, you must ask yourself, Whose story am I missing? Whose voice was suppressed so that this voice could come forth? Once you have figured that out, you must find that story too. From there you get a clearer, yet still imperfect, picture.” ~ Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing
“The river turns and twists to face the city. It looms suddenly, massive, stamped on the landscape. Its light wells up around the surrounds, the rock hills, like bruise-blood. Its dirty towers glow.” ~ China Miéville, Perdido Street Station
“There is no better time to be a tabletop board gamer.” ~ Geoffrey Engelstein and Isaac Shalev, Building Blocks of Tabletop Game Design
“The stormwall approached, the visible curtain of rain and wind at the advent of a highstorm. It was a massive wave of water, dirt, and rocks, hundreds of feet high, thousands upon thousands of windspren zipping before it.” ~Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings.