Citati iz knjige „Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders“ autora Neil Gaiman

Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
So, like all eruptions of the odd and strange into my world, the event sits there, unexplained. It is not story-shaped.

And, in memory, all I have is the yellow-black of her smile, and a shadow of the fear that followed.
Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
I like things to be story-shaped.

Reality, however, is not story-shaped,
Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
Real literature. Real life. The real world. It’s an artist’s job to show people the world they live in. We hold up mirrors.
Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
Humor creeps in. Self-parody whispers at the edges of things. I find myself guying literary convention and sending up both myself and the whole scrivening profession
Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
He dabbed at a circle of ink he had just made on the table with a delicate forefinger, smearing the teak a darker brown, then, unthinking, he rubbed the finger against the bridge of his nose. It left a dark smudge.
Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
She ran as if the legions of hell were close on her heels
Safia Maryam
Safia Maryamje citiraoпре 2 месеца
t was a fine dream
Богдан Колотовкин
Богдан Колотовкинje citiraoпрошле године
Writing’s a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won’t rise, no matter what you do, and every now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could have dreamed it would.
Богдан Колотовкин
Богдан Колотовкинje citiraoпрошле године
There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.
Inna Galiakhmetova
Inna Galiakhmetovaje citiralaпре 2 године
perpetrator was still at large.
Maria
Mariaje citiralaпре 2 године
Of course I was scared, and of course I said that I was not.
Dmitry Tolstykh
Dmitry Tolstykhje citiraoпре 3 године
When the skirmishes descended into the caves and the darkness then we found ourselves, as it were, out of our depth and in over our heads

Just a couple of notes for myself, "skirmish" is just a word for a minor battle while being "in over your head" means you're in a difficult situation you're unable to deal with.

Dmitry Tolstykh
Dmitry Tolstykhje citiraoпре 3 године
in shreds and tatters

two synonyms for the price of one

Kate Podlesniuk
Kate Podlesniukje citiralaпре 4 године
returned to England with my nerves in shreds and tatters.
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