"Now comes evening
and a cowl the colour
of dusk casts
accompanied by silence,”
reads Bardur in Paradise Lost, tilting the book in such a way that the gleam from the lamp reaches it, light that can illuminate a good line of poetry has surely achieved its purpose. His lips move, he reads the lines again and again, and each time the world inside him becomes a bit larger, expands.
”—Am reading Heaven and Hell by Jon Kalman Stefansson. Really liked this quote.
“I told you from the very beginning that it was a story about choices - wise choices, foolish choices, small yet momentous choices - for with choices come change, and with change comes opportunity, and both change and opportunity are the very cutting edge of the power of chaos. And yet as the undying ones know and the humans too often forget, even chaos cannot overcome the power of choice.”—Karen Lord - Redemption in Indigo