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#1. I could buy that she would murder me in a fit of rage, poison me out of flaming jealousy, or bomb my car out of sheer, stubborn pique. But she would never do it and feel nothing. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#2. If you make some comment even obliquely alluding to menstruation or menopause and its effect on my judgment," Murphy interrupted, "I will break your arm in eleven places. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#3. Love you. That should have been simple enough to say. But the words stuck hard in my throat. I'd never said them to anyone I didn't lose, - Author: Jim Butcher
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#4. I just stood there staring, because while I've seen a lot of weird things, I hadn't ever seen that. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#5. Hell's bells, Morty," I said. "Next you'll be telling me that I didn't even meet his shade. That I deluded myself into deluding myself into deluding him into deluding me that I made the whole thing up. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#6. I was casting everything I had done, everything I believed, everything I had chosen - everything I was - against the will of an ancient being of darkness, terror, and malice, a fundamental power of the world. And the bonds and the will of Mother Winter could not constrain me. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#7. It's irrational and childish for me to be upset, and I don't care. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#8. I finished the beer and sighed. "Arrogance," I said. "I feel stupid." "Good," Michael said. "It's good for everyone to feel that way sometimes. It helps remind you how much you still have to learn. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#9. I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching - they are your family. And - Author: Jim Butcher
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#10. It's a tradition," Grimm said. "Were traditions rational, they'd be procedures. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#11. That was the damnedest thing about these demonic collaborator types. Even though they didn't work out and practice, they still got to run faster than we dedicated roadsters who actually sweated and strained for our ability to haul ass. Jerks. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#12. Molly was a big believer in shaping the future by way of carrying anything you might need in a backpack. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#13. Molly, you are a good person. Don't let anyone take that away from you. Not even yourself. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#14. What could I do? What do you do to make up for failing everyone in your life? How do you make it right? How do you apologize for hideous things you never intended to happen? - Author: Jim Butcher
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#15. Oh, I forgot to mention it: My brother is the kind of man whom women stalk. In cooperative packs. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#16. You're mad," the fallen angel said.
"Get me some Alka Seltzer and I'll foam at the mouth, too. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#17. He's a rather brilliant defensive tactician," Grimm said. "I agree," Bayard said. "The problem is that he's an inept defensive strategist. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#18. Speed of lightning! Roar of thunder! Fighting all who rob or plunder! Underdog! - Author: Jim Butcher
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#19. Wait. You work for me?"
"I prefer to think of it as managing your incompetence. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#20. Finish that sentence, Raith, and we throw down, said Murphy in a calm, level voice. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#21. One more tip, kids. If you had any real talent, the air would practically have been on fire when you got ready to throw down. But you losers don't have enough magic between you to turn cereal into breakfast. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#22. You know how to use magic?" I asked. "I prefer calculus. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#23. I shrugged and said sadly, 'What? Once we gave them the vote, it went totally out of control.'
'You're a pig, Harry,' Murphy growled.
'But a pig smart enough to bow to the inevitable. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#24. I like complaining. It's every soldier's sacred right, - Author: Jim Butcher
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#25. Felicia managed to stagger to her feet, open the front door, and limp haltingly to the white limousine idling on the snowy street outside the house. Murphy went to the window to watch Felicia get into the limo and depart.
"Yeah," I said, deadpan. "The little blond woman has two of them. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#26. Some words have a power that has nothing to do with supernatural forces. They resound in the heart and mind, they live long after the sounds of them have died away, they echo in the heart and the soul. They have power, and that power is very real. Those three words are good - Author: Jim Butcher
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#27. Maybe the Merlin was right. Maybe its better to look stupid but strong, than it is to look smart but weak, I don't know. I'm not sure I want to believe that the world stage bears that strong a resemblance to high school. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#28. I'd hate to find out that the universe really wasn't conspiring against me. It would jerk the rug out from under my persecution complex. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#29. Sleep is God. Go worship. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#30. My mouth kept running without checking in with my brain. My heart maybe, but not my brain. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#31. A wonderful place, the mind, but if it has any kind of disappointing failure, it's that it always attempts to put new things into the context of things which are already familiar to it. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#32. For me chivalry isn't dead; it's an involuntary reflex. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#33. You couldn't guess at a breed to look at him, but at least one of his parents must have been a wooly mammoth. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#34. You know, it wouldn't kill you to be a little more polite." "Why take chances," I muttered, - Author: Jim Butcher
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#35. Love is another kind of power, which shouldn't surprise you. Magic comes from emotions, among other things. And when two people are together, in that intimacy, when they really, selflessly love each other it changes them both. It lingers on in the energy of their lives, even when they are apart. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#36. I let out a battle cry. Sure, a lot of people might have mistaken it for a sudden yelp of unmanly fear, but trust me. It was a battle cry. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#37. Chew and smile? At the same time? Do I look like Jackie Chan? - Author: Jim Butcher
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#38. It's all right to be afraid. You just don't let it stop you from doing your job. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#39. I can't be under arrest now... I don't have time. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#40. He had hard, steady eyes, and all the comforting, reassuring charm of a dental drill. - Harry Dresden describing Morgan - Author: Jim Butcher
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#41. Granted, I think it would have been more fun to be Colossus than Shadowcat. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#42. I'm so pretty, it's hard for me to think of myself as intelligent. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#43. After the way I left, I suddenly find myself wanting very much to go home. But . . . it won't be the same when I get back. Will it?" "It will be the same," Grimm said. "You're the one who has changed. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#44. Have you ever felt despair? Absolute hopelessness? Have you ever stood in the darkness and known, deep in your heart, in your spirit, that it was never, ever going to get better? That something had been lost, forever, and that it wasn't coming back? - Author: Jim Butcher
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#45. I was a man seeking power. For good reasons, maybe. But I wasn't going to lie to myself or anyone else about my actions. If I killed him, I would be taking a life, something that was not mine to take. I would be committing deliberate, calculated murder. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#46. For the good of the people, some must place themselves in harm's way. Some must pledge their courage and their lives to protect the community. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#47. Intentions count for far less than the consequences of the actions born from them. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#48. Sometimes it isn't easy to be sane, smart, and responsible. Sometimes it sucks. Sucks wang. Camel wang. But that doesn't turn wrong into right or stupid into smart. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#49. You don't explain to the janitorial staff how your company is a part of a sinister organization with goals of global infiltration and control. You just tell them to clean the floor. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#50. No, Bob. Just no. For crying out loud. She's seventeen.
Better move quick, then, Bob said. Before anything starts to droop. Taste of perfection while you can, that's what I always say.
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The perverted little creep has a point, my host. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#51. You learn very quickly not to make mistakes given the correct incentive to avoid them. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#52. If you weren't getting pretty close to crazy right now, would you be talking to yourself right now? - Author: Jim Butcher
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#53. But I am dead certain
ba-dump-bump-ching
that I'm the first guy to lead an army of spirits in an assault from the spirit-world side ... and had them start off screaming, BOO! - Author: Jim Butcher
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#54. Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut? - Author: Jim Butcher
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#55. We have now left Reason and Sanity Junction. Next stop, Looneyville. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#56. I don't have anything against God. Far from it. But I don't understand Him. And I don't trust a lot of the people that go around claiming that they're working in His best interests. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#57. I love watching him think," Maeve told Lily. "You can almost hear that poor little hamster running and running on its wheel. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#58. The venom," she [Susan] said quietly. "They call it their Kiss."

"I guess I can't blame them. It sounds a lot more romantic than 'narcotic drool. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#59. Legionares are not afraid of dinner," Max growled, giving the taurg a dire glare. "Dinner is afraid of legionares. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#60. The Senior Council
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"Couldn't find its heart if it had a copy of Grey's Anatomy, X-ray vision, and a stethoscope. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#61. I work in grand halls and bedchambers with wine and perfume. Not in dark alleyways with cloaks and knives. I don't like knives. I don't even own a knife. And my cloaks are far too expensive to risk bloodying. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#62. The noise was deafening, and no one could have heard me anyway as I let out my own battle cry, which I figured was worth a shot. What the hell.
I DON'T BELIEVE IN FAERIES! - Author: Jim Butcher
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#63. The older you get, I should think, the more you will come to understand that the universe is very much a looking glass, Miss Lancaster." "Meaning what, precisely?" "That it reflects a great deal more of yourself to your senses than you probably know. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#64. I was doing the new Summer Lady a favor, running down a rogue
storm sylph. Got to go all over the place in those tornado-chaser
geekmobiles. You should have seen the look on the driver's face when he
realized that the tornado was chasing us. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#65. I've heard that nature abhors a vacuum - though if that's true, then I can't figure why about ninety-nine zillion percent of creation is vacuum. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#66. Sometimes the things that are good for you, in the long run, hurt for a little while when you first get to them. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#67. But a century from now, your mortal associates will be rotting in the earth, whereas, barring amputation or radical shifts in fashion, you will still be putting your pants on one leg at a time. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#68. Some men fall from grace. Some are pushed. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#69. That growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you're just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#70. Mister Dresden is a diplomatically challenged individual. He should be in a shelter for the tactless. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#71. I run - and not so that I'll be skinny and look good, either. I run so that when something that wants to kill me is chasing me, I'll be good at running. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#72. And since when had I become the guy that things happened to ten years ago? - Author: Jim Butcher
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#73. I'd had a key to the marina's locks at one time, but I'd lost track of it when I got shot, drowned, died, got revived into a coma, haunted my friends for a while, and then woke up in Mab's bed.
(My life. Hell's bells.) - Author: Jim Butcher
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#74. The vampire's true appearance was grotesque
but it wasn't as bad as some of the things I had seen in my day. Some demons were a lot worse, and some of the Elder Things could rip your mind apart just by letting you look at them - Author: Jim Butcher
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#75. I was staring into a mirror, and I didn't like what I saw there. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#76. It came charging toward me, several hundred pounds of angry-looking monster, and I did the only thing any reasonable wizard could have done.
I turned around and ran like hell. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#77. Butters blinked at looked at Thomas. "My God," he said. "You've been shot."
Thomas hooked a thumb at Butters. "Check out Dr. Marcus Welby, MD, here."
"I'd have gone with Doogie Howser, maybe," I said.
"Split the difference at McCoy?" Thomas asked.
"Perfect. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#78. Once you begin to mass-manufacture anything, by the very nature of the process, you lose the sense of personal attachment you might have to something made by hand. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#79. There is the world that should be and the world that is. We live in one and must create the other. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#80. Yeah, they look great, but that isn't a fantasy come true, Harry. That's a wood chipper in Playboy bunny clothing. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#81. None of my issues have included memory loss or unconscious actions," she said.
Thomas squinted back at her. "If they had, how would you know it?"
Molly frowned. "Valid point. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#82. Fear is a part of life. It's a warning mechanism. That's all. It tells you when there's danger around. Its job is to help you survive. Not cripple you into being unable to do it. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#83. I mean it," I said. "You're in danger."
"Relax, Harry. I'm not letting anyone lick me, and I'm not looking anyone in the eyes. It's kind of like visiting New York. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#84. There're things we keep hidden from one another. Things we hide from ourselves. Things that are kept hidden from us. And things no one knows. You always learn the damnedest things at the worst possible times. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#85. Id me didn't have to be concerned with long-term consequences. He was my instinctive, primitive self, driven by my most primal impulses. I wondered, briefly, if 'id' and 'idiot' came from the same root. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#86. I blinked slowly at that notion. "A honeymoon free of your mother-in-law." "Worth more than gold or jewels," Hades said. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#87. Got to die of something," Giraldi observed. "Might as well put back a few pints while you wait to see what it is. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#88. They're always too strong. There's always more of them, and they're always too strong. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#89. Just remember that you're on my list, Marcone. Soon as I get done with all the other evils in this town, you won't be the lesser of them anymore."
Marcone stared at me with half-lidded eyes and said, "Eek. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#90. Because your balls are in a vise and I'm the only one who can pull them out," I said. He arched an elegant silver eyebrow. "Okay," I said. "That came out a little more homoerotic than I intended." "Indeed," said the Merlin. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#91. Worry is fear in disguise. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#92. Thank God for wisecracks. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#93. Harry," she said quietly, "I know you must be angry."
I burn things to ash and smash holes in buildings when I'm angry," I said. "I'm a couple of steps past that point right now. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#94. That", I said, "is an awfully lovely woman. I thought I should let you know, kid, in case your inexperience had blinded you to the fact."
"Lying," Ramirez stated, blushing. "Evil. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#95. Summer and Winter, constantly chasing each other, wounding what the other heals and healing what the other wounds. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#96. I felt like I had just double-tapped Santa. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#97. I used the knife.
I saved a child.
I won a war.
God forgive me. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#98. You beg fate to make your fears into reality, Aleran. But for the moment, they are only fears. They may come. If so, then face them and overcome them. Until then, pay them no mind. You have enough to think on. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#99. Dammit, man. I'm a Faerie Princess, not a forensic analyst." I - Author: Jim Butcher
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#100. The warehouse was a part of the wharves down at the lakeside, and even the chill waters of Lake Michigan were warmer than usual. They filled the air with more than the average water-scent of mud and mildew and eau de dead fishy. - Author: Jim Butcher
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