The Thirteenth Tale Quotes

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"The hours between eight in the evening and one or two in the morning have always been my magic hours. Against the blue candlewick bedspread the white pages of my open book, illuminated by a circle of lamplight, were the gateway to another world."

Part One, Beginnings, Thirteen Tales, pg. 24

"I read old novels. The reason is simple: I prefer proper endings. Marriages and deaths, noble sacrifices and miraculous restorations, tragic separations and unhoped-for reunions, great falls and dreams fulfilled; these, in my view, constitute an ending worth the wait. They should come after adventures, perils, dangers and dilemmas, and wind everything up nice and neatly. Endings like this are to be found more commonly in old novels than new ones, so I read old novels."

Part One, Beginnings, Thirteen Tales, pg. 29

"Tragedy alters everything." Part One, Beginnings, Thirteen Tales, pg. 35

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