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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Daring is the thing for a fighting man to be remembered by. Daring is the thing for a fighting man to be remembered by.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Nothing has changed, or will change.So we must change it. Nothing has changed, or will change.
So we must change it.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: No one has entered since. We know about the Wombs too, though not where they No one has entered since. We know about the Wombs too, though not where they are. Incarceron is efficient; it was designed to be. It doesn't waste dead matter, but recycles everything. In those cells it grows new inmates. Perhaps animals too.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Despair is deep. An abyss that swallows dreams. A wall at the world's end. Behind Despair is deep. An abyss that swallows dreams. A wall at the world's end. Behind it I await death. Because all our work has come to this.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Sapphique strapped the wings to his arms and flew, over oceans and plains, over glass Sapphique strapped the wings to his arms and flew, over oceans and plains, over glass cities and mountains of gold. Animals fled; people pointed up. He flew so far, he saw the sky above him and the sky said, "Turn back, my son, for you have climbed too high." Sapphique laughed, as he rarely did. "Not this time. This time I beat on you until you open."
But Incarceron was angered, and struck him down.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Once Incarceron became a dragon, and a Prisoner crawled into his lair. They made a Once Incarceron became a dragon, and a Prisoner crawled into his lair. They made a wager. They would ask each other riddles, and the one who could not answer would lose. It it was the man, he would give his life. The Prison offered a secret way of Escape. But even as the man agreed, he felt its hidden laughter.
They played for a year and a day. The lights stayed dark. The dead were not removed. Food was not provided. The Prison ignored the cries of its inmates.
Sapphique was the man. He had one riddle left. He said, "What is the Key that unlocks the heart?"
For a day Incarceron thought. For two days. For three. Then it said, "If I ever knew the answer, I have forgotten it."
Sapphique in the Tunnels of Madness
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Freedom is a small price to pay for survival. Freedom is a small price to pay for survival.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: He sang his last song. And the words of that have never been written down. He sang his last song. And the words of that have never been written down. But it was sweet and of great beauty, and those that heard it were changed utterly.
Some say it was the song that moves the stars.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: We are chained hand and foot by protocol, enslaved to a static, empty world where We are chained hand and foot by protocol, enslaved to a static, empty world where men and women can't read, where the scientific advances of the ages are the preserve of the rich, where artists and poets are doomed to endless repetitions and sterile reworking of past masterpieces. Nothing is new. New does not exist. Nothing changes, nothing grows, evolves, develops. Time has stopped. Progress is forbidden
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Chloe turned to Vetch. The poet said gently, "You see, you do have power. Words Chloe turned to Vetch. The poet said gently, "You see, you do have power. Words give you power, to create or destroy." His eyes flickered to Clare. "Even to forgive ...
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Only the man who has known freedomCan define his prison. Only the man who has known freedom
Can define his prison.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: If a speculum is polished sufficiently, it becomes invisible. For it doth reflect all about If a speculum is polished sufficiently, it becomes invisible. For it doth reflect all about it, so that the eye sees only that which is shown , not the devyse that showeth it. And if a man becomes hard as diamond, faceted and flawed, he too will show nothing of himself, onlie the fractured images of his world.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Do you seek the key to Incarceron?Look inside yourself. It has always been hidden there.- Do you seek the key to Incarceron?
Look inside yourself. It has always been hidden there.
- The mirror of dreams to Sapphique
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Everyone has memories, Finn. Your prophecies are what matter. The visions that descend on you Everyone has memories, Finn. Your prophecies are what matter. The visions that descend on you are the great gift and strangeness of the Starseer. They're unique. The people know that, the slaves and the warband, even Jormanric.It's in the way they look at you. Sometimes they fear you.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: It's safe to tell a secret to one. Risky to tell it to two. To It's safe to tell a secret to one. Risky to tell it to two. To tell it to three is thoughtless folly, everyone else will know.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: The world is a chessboard, Madam, on which we play out our ploys and follies. The world is a chessboard, Madam, on which we play out our ploys and follies. You are the Queen, of course. Your moves are the strongest. For myself, I claim only to be a knight, advancing in a crooked progress. Do we move ourselves, do you think, or does a great gloved hand place on our squares
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: How could you betray me, Incarceron? How could you let me fall? I thought I How could you betray me, Incarceron? How could you let me fall? I thought I was your son. It seems I am your fool. - Songs of Sapphique
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Down the endless halls of quiltMy silver thread of tears is split.My fingerbone the key Down the endless halls of quilt
My silver thread of tears is split.
My fingerbone the key that broke
My blood the oil that smooth the lock.
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: I have walked a stair of swords, I have worn a coat of scars. I I have walked a stair of swords, I have worn a coat of scars. I have vowed with hollow words, I have lied my way to the stars -Songs of Sapphique
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: Even across the dark, even across the loss, even across the emptiness, soul will speak Even across the dark, even across the loss, even across the emptiness, soul will speak to soul
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Catherine Fisher Sayings: One thing she realized soon was that the rain here was eternal. The weather must One thing she realized soon was that the rain here was eternal. The weather must have changed since the Emperor's time, because now the tower loomed constantly in its cloud of drizzle; all the long afternoons rain trickled in runnels and gutters and spouts, spattering through gargoyles of hideous beasts and goblins that spat far down on the heads of hurrying clerks. Always the roofs ran with water; it dripped and plopped and splashed through culverts and drains, or sheeted down, a relentless liquid gurgle that never stopped, until she started to imagine that this was the song the tower sang, through all the throats and mouths and pipes of its endless body.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: The Stars. Jared slept beneath them, uneasy in the rustling leaves. From the battlements Finn The Stars.
Jared slept beneath them, uneasy in the rustling leaves.
From the battlements Finn gazed up at them, seeing the impossible distances between galaxies and nebulae, and thinking they were not as wide as the distances between people.
In the study Claudia sensed them, in the sparks and crackles on the screen.
In the prison, Attia dreamt of them, She sat curled on the hard chair, Rix repacking his hidden pockets obsessively with coins and glass discs and hidden handkerchiefs.
A single spark flickered deep in the coin Keiro spun and caught, spun and caught.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Or is it that man contains within himself the seeds of evil? That even if Or is it that man contains within himself the seeds of evil? That even if he is placed in a paradise perfectly formed for him he will poison it, slowly, with his own jealousies and desires?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: None of us have much idea where we are. Perhaps all our lives are too None of us have much idea where we are. Perhaps all our lives are too concerned with where, and not enough with who.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: He was her enemy, and she hated him because she could not hate him enough. He was her enemy, and she hated him because she could not hate him enough.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: It is not wise for a mortal man to gaze too long into the darkness. It is not wise for a mortal man to gaze too long into the darkness. He comes to see strange shapes and cold imaginings. He comes to doubt all that he once held true.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: And what would they be scared of? There's nothing to fear in a perfect world, And what would they be scared of? There's nothing to fear in a perfect world, is there?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: It had silenced Jormanric in mid-fury, had made the hairs on his own skin prickle It had silenced Jormanric in mid-fury, had made the hairs on his own skin prickle with terror. The Prison was alive. It was cruel and careless, and he was Inside it.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: What use is one key among a billion prisoners? What use is one key among a billion prisoners?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Where are the leaders?' Sapphique asked.'In the fortresses,' the swan replied.'And the poets?''Lost in dreams Where are the leaders?' Sapphique asked.
'In the fortresses,' the swan replied.
'And the poets?'
'Lost in dreams of other worlds.'
'And the craftsmen?'
'Forging machines to challenge the darkness.'
'And the Wise, who made the world?'
The swan lowered its black neck sadly.
'Dwindled to crones and sorcerers in towers.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: The Art Magicke has rules. It means I have to teach you all my tricks. The Art Magicke has rules. It means I have to teach you all my tricks. All the substitutions, the replications, the illusions. How to read minds and palms and leaves. How to disappear and reappear.
"How to saw people in half?"
"That too."
"Nice.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: You are my father, Incarceron.I was born from your pain.Bone of steel; circuits for veins.My You are my father, Incarceron.
I was born from your pain.
Bone of steel; circuits for veins.
My heart a vault of iron.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Master, I'm afraid. I am, truly. This place scares me. At home, I know who Master, I'm afraid. I am, truly. This place scares me. At home, I know who I am, what to do. I'm the Warden's daughter, I know where I stand. But this is a dangerous place, full of pitfalls. All my life, I've known it was waiting for me, but now I'm not sure I can face it. They'll want to absorb me, make me one of them, and I won't change. I won't! I want to stay me."
Jared sighed and she saw his dark gaze was fixed on the veiled window.
"Claudia, you're the bravest person I know. And no one will change you. You will rule here, though it won't be easy ...
Catherine Fisher Sayings: As the beast I took your finger.As the Dragon I give you my hand.Now you As the beast I took your finger.
As the Dragon I give you my hand.
Now you have crawled and clambered into my heart
I can't see you anymore.
Are you still there?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: They came out. They were children. They wore rags and their skin was livid with They came out. They were children. They wore rags and their skin was livid with sores. Their veins were tubes, their hair wire. Sapphique reached out and touched them.
'You are the ones who will save us,' he said.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: When you draw, you copy the world don't you? You remake it on paper, but When you draw, you copy the world don't you? You remake it on paper, but it isn't the same. It's yours. No one else could have created it just like that. When I make poems, I use the words we all use, but the order and the sound create a new power. This wood is someone's creation. We stumble through it's tendrils, as if we're crawling through the synapses of his mind.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: I remember a story of a girl in Paradise who ate an apple once. Some I remember a story of a girl in Paradise who ate an apple once. Some wise Sapient gave it to her. Because of it she saw things differently. What had seemed gold coins were dead leaves. Rich clothes were rags of cobweb. And she saw there was a wall around the world, with a locked gate.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Shadow turned. Her eyes were wet; she smiled at him wanley. I'll be she loved Shadow turned. Her eyes were wet; she smiled at him wanley. I'll be she loved you.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: If it means my death, I don't care, because even death will be a sort If it means my death, I don't care, because even death will be a sort of freedom.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: She turned to Vetch and he caught her hands as they reached out for him. She turned to Vetch and he caught her hands as they reached out for him. "I wanted power, I always wanted it, but it's stronger than I am! I can't control the Unworld, Vetch, or the real world either. I can't make it do what I want! The forest is too strong."
Vetch crouched, his narrow face close to hers. "You will, Chloe. I promise you." He glanced at Mac. "Ask him. God gives no one a gift he cannot master. Right, Priest?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: There is a door we know, a tiny, secret door ... - legends of sapphique There is a door we know, a tiny, secret door ...
- legends of sapphique
Catherine Fisher Sayings: A distant, eerie howl had risen out of the floor, from far beneath. Silent, absolutely A distant, eerie howl had risen out of the floor, from far beneath. Silent, absolutely still, she waited, and at last it came again, indefinably closer, but muffled, as if layers of stone-rooms, dungeons, cellars-were between her and it. Not human. She crouched down with her ear to the stone slabs. Somewhere down there, unguessable levels below,something prowled.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: I trust you, Jared," she whispered. "I always did. I love you, Master. I trust you, Jared," she whispered. "I always did. I love you, Master.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Shut up!" Finn turned, furious. "Look at you both! The only friends I have in Shut up!" Finn turned, furious. "Look at you both! The only friends I have in this hell and all you can do is fight over me. Do either of you care about me? Not the seer, the fighter, the fool who takes all the risks, but me, Finn?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Walls have ears. Doors have eyes. Trees have voices. Beasts tell lies. Beware the rain. Walls have ears. Doors have eyes. Trees have voices. Beasts tell lies. Beware the rain. Beware the snow. Beware the man You think you know.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: He worked night and day. He made a coat that would transform him; he would He worked night and day. He made a coat that would transform him; he would be more than a man; a winged creature, beautiful as light. All the birds brought him feathers. Even the eagle. Even the swan.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: In the Sapient tongue he said softly, 'Tellme, Master, did you know Incarceron was tiny?''Is In the Sapient tongue he said softly, 'Tell
me, Master, did you know Incarceron was tiny?'
'Is it?' Sapphique replied in the same language, his green
eyes as he looked up lit by deep points of flame. 'To you,
perhaps. Not to its Prisoners. Every prison is a universe for
its inmates. And think, Jared Sapiens. Might not the Realm
also be tiny, swinging from the watchchain of some being in
a world even vaster?
Catherine Fisher Sayings: She stared out. She saw a vastness, a rising shape, indistinct in the rain, gray She stared out. She saw a vastness, a rising shape, indistinct in the rain, gray in the misty drizzle. At first she had thought it was a cloud, a great bank of fog drifting up over the mountains, but now she realized with a cold awe that it was real, a vast building climbing the mountainside, rising in a countless series of rooms, stairways, balconies, and galleries, far away and immense, its topmost roofs white with snow. And up there, like a needle sharp with ice, one uttermost pinnacle flew the remote black pennant of the Watch.
The Tower of Song.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Because sometime, somehow, the god spoke your name. You took a step too far and Because sometime, somehow, the god spoke your name. You took a step too far and here you are. None of us can ever go back. Even if we wanted to.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Understanding's not enough. Understanding's from outside; merely a function of the mind. [ ... ] Understanding's not enough. Understanding's from outside; merely a function of the mind. [ ... ] To enter, that's the secret. To become the bridge, to crawl into its sap, to sway with it, to rot over centuries as its heartwood rots. When you are the bridge you will know what the bridge knows. It takes time. A lifetime. And skill.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: All my years to this moment All my roads to this wall. All my words All my years to this moment All my roads to this wall. All my words to this silence All my pride to this fall. -Songs of Sapphique
Catherine Fisher Sayings: We forbid growth and therefore decay. Ambition, and therefore despair. Because each is only the We forbid growth and therefore decay. Ambition, and therefore despair. Because each is only the warped relection of the other.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: With the novels, I try to write a few pages a day - it doesn't With the novels, I try to write a few pages a day - it doesn't sound much, but it can be difficult if I'm not sure where the story is going.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: I always was going to be a writer. The other jobs were just to keep I always was going to be a writer. The other jobs were just to keep me in food. Though I enjoyed the archaeology.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Finn smiled ruefully. I'm a Prisoner, old man. Just like you. Finn smiled ruefully. I'm a Prisoner, old man. Just like you.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: I hate her." Merlin laughed, tossing the stick down. "Not so. You have forgotten how I hate her."
Merlin laughed, tossing the stick down. "Not so. You have forgotten how to love. That's a different sorrow.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: In great ceremony they entered the prison.They were never to be seen again. In great ceremony they entered the prison.
They were never to be seen again.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: All my life I have dreamed of you. All my life I have dreamed of you.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: He had wanted so hard to Escape, to find the stars. And all he had He had wanted so hard to Escape, to find the stars. And all he had found was a new prison.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: I often write in pencil on paper and then type up later. It's much quicker I often write in pencil on paper and then type up later. It's much quicker than using a keyboard.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: All my life I've plotted and planned, been obsessed with those things. And now you've All my life I've plotted and planned, been obsessed with those things.
And now you've achieved them. You are not satisfied. He nodded.
Life is a series of stairs of which we climb, Claudia ... your horizons have moved.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: :Paintings are easy to see," he said after a moment. "Open, presented flat to the :Paintings are easy to see," he said after a moment. "Open, presented flat to the eye. Words are not easy. Words have to be discovered, deep in their pages, deciphered, translated, read. Words are symbols to be encoded, their letters trees in a forest, enmeshed, their tangled meanings never finally picked apart.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Underground, the stars are legend. Underground, the stars are legend.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: None of us know who we are any more. None of us know who we are any more.
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Because I have dreams and in those dreams I see the stars Because I have dreams and in those dreams I see the stars
Catherine Fisher Sayings: Rix stroked the Glove. "There was a garden and a tree grew there with golden Rix stroked the Glove. "There was a garden and a tree grew there with golden apples and if you ate one of them, you knew everything. And then Sapphique climbed over the fense and killed the many-headed monster and picked the apple, because he wanted to know, you see. He wanted to know how to Escape."
"Right." She had wriggled back. She was close to his pocked face.
"And a snake came out of the grass and it said, 'Oh go on, eat the apple. I dare you.' And he stopped then with it to his mouth because he knew the snake was Incarceron."
Keiro groaned. "Let me ... "
"Put the Glove away, Rix. Or give it to me."
His fingers caressed its dark scales. "And because if he ate it he would know how small he was. How much of a nothing he was. He would see himself as a speck in the vastness of the Prison."
"So he didn't eat it, right?