A song she heard Of cold that gathers Like winter's tongue Among the shadows It rose like blackness In the sky That on volcano's Vomit rise A Stone of ruin From burn to chill Like black moonrise Her voice fell still...
[Fantasy] [Magic] [Moon] [Winter] [Elves] [Summer] [Shadow] [Robert Fanney] [Elf] [Luthiel] [Blackness] [Volcano]
As I look out at all of you gathered here, I want to say that I don't see a room full of Parisians in top hats and diamonds and silk dresses. I don't see bankers and housewives and store clerks. No. I address you all tonight as you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.
[Magic] [Dreamers] [Whimsical] [Brian Selznick]
In the depth a light will grow, A silver shine no shadows know, Like wings unfolding in the sky, That circle 'round a gleaming eye, Turning darkness all away, Even depths will know their day, For every shadow has its end, In light! Life will return again!
[Life] [Darkness] [Magic] [Light] [Eye] [Wings] [Robert Fanney] [Luthiel]
And this, really, is the story-within-the-story, because if you do not believe that hearts can bloom suddenly bigger, and that love can open like a flower out of even the hardest places, then I am afraid that for you the world will be long and brown and barren, and you will have trouble finding the light. But if you believe, then you already know all about magic.
[Love] [Magic] [Lauren Oliver] [Difficulty] [Overcoming Adversity]
Othalas: Words. What are they but shadows on a page or howling on the wind? They are as ever-changing as the mists below us and it is just as easy to lose sense of yourself among them. I am older than most sorcerers so what I know may, indeed, be close to the truth. Magic, wyrd, words, dreams, they all come from the spirit. Within them lie both power and peril. For to misuse any is to warp your sense of self. To lie in words, or in magic, or in dreams -- that is how you become lost. The lights you see, they were lost long before they came to the Vale.
[Dreams] [Fantasy] [Lies] [Words] [Magic] [Lost] [Robert Fanney] [Luthiel] [Othalas]