Author has written 8 stories for Ranma, Harry Potter, Naruto, Sailor Moon, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Touhou Project, Golden Sun, and Justice League.
Hey! Call me Tir.
Collecting quotes, sayings, stories, small objects, and the souls of the damned
"A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art."- Unknown
"Emotion is the starting point, the beginning, and the end."- Unknown
“The light thinks that it is the fastest thing there is. It is wrong. No matter how fast the light travels, it always arrives to find that the darkness is there first. And it is waiting.” – Terry Pratchet “...When the light finally arrives, it castes shadows for all to see, all of the encompassing darkness concentrated into a black so pure that it seems that the light will never illuminate them. But that is why we have heroes, and legends. Because the light would never show us who to fight if there was nobody holding the torch.” - me
"It is said that the gods play games with the lives of men. But what games, and why, and the identities of the actual pawns, and what the game is, and what the rules are – who knows?
Best not to speculate,
Terry Pratchett, Guards Guards(1989)
... fiction never exceeds the reach of the writer’s courage. - Dorothy Allison
... in nine out of ten cases the original wish to write is the wish to make oneself felt. The non-essential writer never gets past that wish. - Elizabeth Bowen
... no writing is a waste of time,—no creative work where the feelings, the imagination, the intelligence must work. - Brenda Ueland
... writing is not a performance but a generosity. - Brenda Ueland
A good writer does not receive anywhere near the number of poison-pen letters that is commonly assumed. Among a hundred jackasses there are not ten who will admit to being jackasses, and at most one who will put it in writing. - Karl Kraus
A writer is unfair to himself when he is unable to be hard on himself. - Marianne Moore
A writer never reads his work. For him, it is the unreadable, a secret, and he cannot remain face to face with it. A secret, because he is separated from it. - Maurice Blanchot
And if nobody reads me, shall I have wasted my time, when I have beguiled so many idle hours with such pleasant and profitable reflections? - Michel de Montaigne
The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all. - Mark Twain
Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic. - Jean Sibelius
Confronted by an absolutely infuriating review it is sometimes helpful for the victim to do a little personal research on the critic. Is there any truth to the rumor that he had no formal education beyond the age of eleven? In any event, is he able to construct a simple English sentence? Do his participles dangle? When moved to lyricism does he write 'I had a fun time'? Was he ever arrested for burglary? I don't know that you will prove anything this way, but it is perfectly harmless and quite soothing. - Jean Kerr
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms; the great devotions; and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. - Franklin Roosevelt
Do not put statements in the negative form. And don't start sentences with a conjunction. If you reread your work, you will find on rereading that a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do. Unqualified superlatives are the worst of all. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is. Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague. - William Safire
My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip. - Elmore Leonard
"Do not meddle in the affairs of writers, for they torture characters for a living."
“A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.” – Albert Einstein
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, "Press on," has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
There are two ways of spreading light--
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
A scattered dream that's like a far-off memory. A far-off memory that's like a scattered dream. I want to line the pieces up...
yours and mine.
-Kingdom Hearts II
If you will practice being fictional for a while,
"The moving finger writes; and, having writ,
The whisper of a secret,
A wisp of dreams lost,
A pinch of love spurned,
A hint of hope,
The sound of silence,
And a cat’s footstep.
All to make a simple miracle.
"Before the Beginning of years,
Where now the good Story?
Where is the original plot flowing, the romance growing, the battle-spell glowing?
Where is the wild wind blowing, the new seed sowing
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow.
Like birdsong through the trees have they gone down in the West.
Down behind the hills and into shadow, Yet the spark remains.
The final dying embers that rekindle the imagination, the few faint sparks that shall leap again to blaze at the call of the new master.
Again shall foe be met, shall blood be let.
Again shall the battle form, the minions swarm, the power storm.
Again shall the Child be called, the evil stalled, the readers enthralled
For all is not yet lost.
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