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#1. There seemed to be a magic all round that fire of big logs quietly smouldering in the woods upon Autumn's discarded robe that lay brilliant there; and it was not the magic of Elfland, nor had Ziroonderel called it up with her wand: it was only a magic of the wood's very own. And - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#2. Ivy dreams sullenly and alone of overthrowing the cities. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#3. A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#4. They were like some popular cry, some vehement fancy, that comes down on a page of history for a day, and passes, leaving no other record at all except those lines on one page. And - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#5. What could she do who would not cast away magic and leave the home that an ageless day had endeared to her while centuries were withering like leaves upon earthly shores, whose heart was yet held by those little tendrils of Earth, which are strong enough, strong enough? - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#6. And she would not hold back his limbs when his heart was gone to the woods, for it is ever the way of witches with any two things to care for the more mysterious of the two. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#7. Come with me, ladies and gentlemen who are in any wise weary of London: come with me: and those that tire at all of the world we know: for we have new worlds here. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#8. Hooded, and veiled with their night-like tresses, The Fates shall bring what no prophet guesses." And - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#9. The gardener hath gathered up this autumn's leaves. Who shall see them again, or who wot of them? And who shall say what hath befallen in the days of long ago? - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#10. Rodriguez seldom concerned himself with the past, holding that the future is all we can order the scheme of.
And maybe even here he was wrong. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#11. Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#12. The years are going by us like huge birds, whom Doom and Destiny and the schemes of God have frightened up out of some old gray marsh. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#13. Everyone's future is, in reality, uncertain and full of unknown treasures from which all may draw unguessed prizes. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#14. Once I found out the secret of the universe. I have forgotten what it was, but I know that the Creator does not take Creation seriously, for I remember that He sat in Space with all His work in front of Him and laughed. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#15. Nothing is as certain as a closed mind - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#16. It was the hour when gauze-winged insects are born that only live for a day. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#17. For a while, O King, the gods had sought to solve the riddles of Time, for a while They made him Their slave, and Time smiled and obeyed his masters, for a while, O King, for a while. He that hath spared nothing hath not spared the gods, nor yet shall he spare thee. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#18. It has always struck me that one of the readiest ways of estimating a country's regard for law is to notice what arms the officers of the law are carrying: in England it is little batons, in France swords, in many countries revolvers, and in Russia the police used to have artillery. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#19. Nothing is unobtainable to the sword. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#20. For he had acquired a lore in his youth which taught him ever to avoid the aged when merry plans were afoot; for the aged would come with their wisdom and slowness of thought, and other plans would be made, and there would be, at least, delay. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#21. It is very seldom that the same man knows much of science, and about the things that were known before science came. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#22. I think that travel comes from some deep urge to see the world, like the urge that brings up a worm in an Irish bog to see the moon when it is full. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#23. And you that sought for magic in your youth but desire it not in your age, know that there is a blindness of spirit which comes from age, more black than the blindness of eye, making a darkness about you across which nothing may be seen, or felt, or known, or in any way apprehended. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#24. Into that charm and the gloom and the deep silence Oth moved gravely; and a solemness came on his face as he entered the wood; for to go on quiet feet through the wood was the work of his life, and he came to it as men come to their heart's desire. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#25. The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#26. Humanity, let us say, is like people packed in an automobile which is traveling downhill without lights at terrific speed and driven by a four-year-old child. The signposts along the way are all marked 'Progress. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#27. On a waste place strewn with bricks in the outskirts of a town twilight was falling. A star or two appeared over the smoke, and distant windows lit mysterious lights. The stillness deepened and the loneliness. Then all the outcast things that are silent by day found voices. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#28. I have lived to see that being seventeen is no protection against becoming seventy, but to know this needs the experience of a lifetime, for no imagination copes with it. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#29. There are many men like this; they can form a plausible theory and grasp its logical points, but take it away from them and destroy it utterly before their eyes, and they will not so easily lash their tired brains at once to build another theory in place of the one that is ruined. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#30. Bricks without straw are more easily made than imagination without memories. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#31. If one who looked from a tower for a new star, watching for years the same part of the sky, suddenly saw it (quite by chance while thinking of other things), and knew it for the star for which he had hoped, how many millions of men would never care? - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#32. I should have shouted "No" and left him. "But at least" said Satan in the deeps of my mind, "know what the temptation is before you do anything hastily. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#33. The fear of dogs is deep and universal amongst all that are less than Man. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#34. It is vey difficult to draw away from the face of God - it is like a warm fire, it is like dear sleep, it is like a great anthem, yet there is a stillness all about it, a stillness full of lights. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#35. How would some townsman feel who loved his city, and knew that a band of farmers with their ploughs threatened his very pavements and would tear his high buildings down? As he would feel, fearing that turnips would thrive where his busses ran, so I felt and feared for Lisronagh. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#36. There is no beauty or romance or mystery in the sea except for the men that sail abroad upon it, and those who stay at home and dream of them. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#37. How beautiful are dreams! In dreams the dead may live, even the long dead and the very silent. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#38. Her feet half rested half floated, upon the floor; Earth scarcely held her down, so fast was she becoming a thing of dreams. No love of hers for Earth, or of the children of Earth for her, had any longer power to hold her there. And - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#39. Then I perceived, what I had never thought, that all these staring houses were not alike, but different one from another, because they held different dreams. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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#40. Contrast is the dramatist's method. - Author: Lord Dunsany
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