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"Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is Bliss. But curiosity—even if it had killed the cat—is king."

Kim Harrison

Born: 1966

Occupation: Author

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Kim Harrison

I have to save the world tomorrow, and I don't even know what I'm going to wear yet.--Rachel Morgan

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that was humanity's problem right there. they are brain damaged from the early sun

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Numb, I took the perfectly browned puff. Okay. Let me see if I have this right. Al provokes me into defending myself. I nearly kill him. Then Newt tries to kill me, thinking I'm Ku'Sox. Al stops her, saving...

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Pierce made a calculating noise, accidentally brushing my knee as he shifted. "As Jenks would say, you snore nice." I smiled back unconvincingly. I snore nice. Not "I opine that your auditory nasal exhalations...

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Welcome home, Rachel mariana Morgan, he said, his goat-slitted eyes holding a new, dangerous light. It's a pleasure to finally meet you.

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Face it, you stupid little cookie maker,” Jenks said, almost sounding fond, “in the last couple of days you’ve seen what it’s like to be in a family, with all the touchy tempers and irritation...

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We were innocent once. How could it have gone so bad?

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Just because I don’t wear my heart on my sleeve—” “You don’t even wear your heart in your chest,

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There is black. There is white. Gray is a cowardly excuse to mix our wants with our needs.

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I'd never seen a man who could outshop me, but Jenks was a master.

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You can trust me to keep my word. I always keep my word, promises or threats.

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Breaking rules isn't bad when what you're doing is more important than the rule itself

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Maybe if I didn't say anything about what happened, we could get back to the way we were. Ignoring a problem was a perfectly acceptable way to deal with it, as long as both people agree never to bring...

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I do so like all-encompassing words. Verb, adjective, noun. Yes, you are shitted.

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Kim Harrison

You just click your heels and think there's no place like being pwned.

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Rose to Rachel: You cry you get angry then you do something about it.

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Kim Harrison

Endings are not always bad. Most times they're just beginnings in disguise.

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Shouts of dismay rose as the red flesh splattered against the table. It was only a tomato, but one would think I was pulping a decaying heart by the noise the big, strong FIB officers were making.

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I meant I’m not afraid of love being difficult. If it was easy, then everyone would find it.

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Wait until the sun sets tonight, and if we are both here to see it, then my heart will break knowing you are safe and yet not to be mine. If you are gone, then my heart will break knowing that God has...

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Kim Harrison

By Tink's diaphram...!

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Why aren't you afraid of me? I've seen my death, and you're not it.

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Kim Harrison

Keep your vampire mitts off me. I'm not your friggin' blood toy.

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Kim Harrison

She's not your type. Since when do I have a type?

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I'd say she's get us both fired, but the I.S. doesn't let anyone go. Alive.

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..."We were the pair. One too afraid to feel anything lest she lose control of her ironclad hold on her emotions, and the other so hungry to feel anything that she´d risk her free will for one night of...

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Ivy turned. 'He bit you on the neck?' she said, deadpan serious but for her eyes. 'Oh, then it's got to be love. She won't let me bite her neck.

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Jenks enthusiastically leaned against the counter and opened the box. Bypassing the plastic knife, he broke off about a third of it and took a huge bite. Ivy watched, appalled, and I shrugged. His mouth...

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Kim Harrison

And then there are the rare ones who know love, who understand it. Who freely give of themselves, demanding only a return of that love,that trust.

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Join us next time for Days of the Undead when Rachel learns her long lost brother is really a crown prince from outer space.

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You had this all planned, didn’t you?' I accused. 'Thought you could come in here and seduce me like you do everyone else?' It wasn’t as if I could be angry, lying atop him as I was, but I tried.

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Kim Harrison

You look like the vamp who bled the cat.

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His right ear still held both studs, and I wondered who had the missing earring. I would have asked, but was afraid he’d tell me Ivy had it.

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A witch, a vampire, and a pixy walk into a bar, I thought as I led the way into the Squirrel’s End. It was early, and the sun had yet to set when the door swung shut behind Jenks, sealing us in the warm...

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Kim Harrison

Maybe he thinks he can rescue me? No one is that stupid.

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Big lots,' I said, seeing the eighty-year-old oaks and shady lawns. The houses were set way back and had iron fences and stone drives. The harder to hear your neighbors scream, my dear,' was David’s...

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But a slow, deeply satisfied smile came over him, and his breath quickened. 'So softly it starts,' he whispered. 'Foolishly clever and with an unsurvivable trust. It just saved your miserable life, that...

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God, if you ever loved me, open my eyes for me when I'm being this stupid! (Ron)

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Five trolls in a dra-a-a-a-ag,' the four-inch man sang from my shoulder. 'Four purple condoms, three French ticklers, two horny vamps and a succubus in the snow.

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It is not always what we do, Sa'han, but who we love that makes us who we are. Quen

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Kim Harrison

Nothing is so hard that it can't be found by searching.

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I gestured my frustration. “I don’t know. She’s much better already. She wasn’t talking half an hour ago. Look at her now.” We all turned, finding Ceri sobbing quietly and drinking her tea in...

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I like the second better, but the first fits with the vampire watching what she can’t have.” I blinked. “What he can’t have,” I amended, flushing.

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Your welcome means more to me, Ivy Alisha Tamwood, than a thousand souls. Watching Rachel work is a wonder of one catastrophe after another.

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His attitude, though always bad, has changed since he helped me prep the Pandora charm for Morgan. He thinks I'm falling for her, as ridiculous as that sounds, and he might be tempted to take matters into...

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Most of the upper management of I.S. were undead. I always thought it was because the job was easier if you didn't have a soul.

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I'd watch your mouth", he said, tilting his head as he looked at my ID."The last lunker who laughed at her picture spent the night in the emergency room with a drink umbrella jammed up his nose".

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One person can't hold anything, but two can have the world...

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Oh for the sweet humpin' love of Tink! ~ Jenks

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Okay, you drive," she said. "I'll sit with m head hanging out of the window like a golden retriever.

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Kim Harrison

You bet your Grannie's Panties I will.

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And what’s important to you?” I asked. Marshal thought while we maneuvered around Darth Vader, who was struggling to keep from hitting the wall with his helmet blocking his vision. “Success at work....

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I sighed. I hated the maze of bureaucracy with a passion, but I've found the best way to deal with it is to smile and act stupid. That way, no one gets confused.

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Al was standing a bare three feet away, his mood almost jovial as he took the paper and it vanished in a wash of black sparkles. “Thank you, Rachel,” he said, carefully reaching for my hand as Trent...

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My mother isn't crazy. She simply has a harder time than most reconciling her reality with everyone else's reality.

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Kim Harrison

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I interrupt some sort of dominance foreplay?

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Kim Harrison

The cookie maker needs someone to look out for him.

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You need me, just whistle," he said as he arranged his ball cap over his eyes against the sun leaking through the frost-emptied branches. "You're not coming?" Lifting the brim of his cap, he eyed me, "You...

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Kim Harrison

...Ivy’s COOK THE STEAK, DON’T STAKE THE COOK apron...

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Why?" I said, taking the paper from him as Al smiled. "If it's not what I agreed to, I will burn Al's gonads off the first chance I get. Turn around. I need to use your back for a second." "Ah, hold on...

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Kim Harrison

Was using “dead-man’s-toe” morally okay if the man’s relatives had knowingly sold him for parts?

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I could sit and watch nature documentaries with Jenks and the kids the rest of the night if I wanted. And trust me, watching a dozen pixies scream as a crocodile chomped on a zebra was something not to...

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Kim Harrison

I was having coffee with my bodyguard. I didn't expect to be hunting bad guys until later. Leather before sundown is tacky.

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I'll always be here," he said softly. "You can never fill my need, never drive me away, no matter how much you give me. The good or the bad. I'll always be hungry for emotion, always and forever, and I...

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Do you hurt uncle Kisten', he asked.(...) but Kisten beat me to it. “Only my heart, Audric,” he said. “Ms. Rachel is like the sun. See her sparkling there with the wind in her hair and fire in her...

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Kim Harrison

I’ve got your back. Nothing alive will ever hurt you if I have breath in me. And nothing dead will hurt you if I don’t.” (Kisten)

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Kim Harrison

I told you, computers are like women. If you shout at them or ask them to do too many things at once, they shut down and you won't even get a sniff" pg. 4

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Rachel, what do you do? Put an ad in the paper for trouble? (Glenn)

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But he's Rachel Candy!" -Both Jenks and Al

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The car picked up speed, and the sound seemed to lull me.I could relax, I thought as I felt the tingling of circulation in my limbs. I was in Trent’s car, wrapped in a blanket, and held in his arms....

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A slow smile curved over my face, and I leaned down over him. "No," I said. "Wishes are lies. Tell me you're going to leave. Tell me you're not going to stay. Tell me that it's only for a while so I can...

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Her elf is going to do just that,” he said, the red glow of the ever-after sun turning his hair auburn, almost as red as mine. “I did not work this hard at getting her to accept who she is to let you...

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Kim Harrison

I'll wait for you under the bluebells. I'll be there always.

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Kim Harrison

Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is Bliss. But curiosity—even if it had killed the cat—is king.

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Kim Harrison

Tears could not be equal, if I wept diamonds from the skies. Jenks (Black Magic Sanction)

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Kim Harrison

Go to sleep, baby,Mama will sing. Of blue butterflies, and dragonfly wings. Moonlight and sunbeams, raiments so fine. Silver and gold, for baby of mine. Go to sleep, baby. Sister will tell, of wolves and...

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I'm only going to be here for a time, then leave you." His gaze met mine. "And I will cry when I go, because I could love you forever.

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Hovering near panic, trying to focus but finding it hard to open my eyes. My heart was pounding. I couldn’t get enough air, and I couldn’t find the desire to push her away

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A compassion swirled form nowhere in the high I was lost in. She needed me. She needed me to accept her for what she was. And when I realized that I had it within myself to give her at least this small...

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I tried to breathe, failing. I clutched her to me, tears slipping from under my closed eyes. It was as if her soul was liquid fire and I could feel her aura, swirling about mine. She was taking my aura....

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My blood rose, mixing with my lingering fear of the unknown to drive her to a fever pitch. Her lips touched my lower neck and vertigo spun the room, burning tracings of desire to settle deep and low in...

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Tension pulled my eyes open when her fingers traced a trail down my neck. Sensation blossomed, and I threw my head back and sucked in the air. Her arm slipped around my waist, catching me before I fell.

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The warm dampness of her breath made me shiver at the mix of the familiar and the unknown, with a soft exhalation she shifted her head and her lips found my collarbone, teasingly shy of my old scar. Tendrils...

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I staggered backward-her one hand gripping my shoulder, the other still holding my wrists behind her-and she followed until my back hit the wall.

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I hate it when she tabs a line," Ivy whispered to Kisten in the corner. "You ever see anything freakier than that?" "You should see the face she makes when she—" "Shut up, Kist!" I exclaimed, my eyes...

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There were no more choices, no more options, no more clever ways out of a tough situation. And the rush, I realized in a brutal wash of despair, is a false god I’ve chased my entire life. One that cost...

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The gentle sound of her words became the shushing of my blood in my head, and I listened, hovering on the edge of consciousness, bathed in the oblivion of whatever drug they had given me.

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Kim Harrison

Like the end of a picnic, all the weenies will be roasted.

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Kim Harrison

Find Eloy. Smack his head into a wall, dance on his guts... I'd get creative. Spontaneous like.

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You have such interesting thoughts. No wonder witches are ephemeral. You drive yourself crazy. You should simply do what you want without the soul-searching. It will be easier in the long run, Rachel Mariana...

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Algaliarept varied its shape, sifting through my mind without me even knowing to choose what scared me the most. Once it had been Ivy. Then Kisten —until I had pinned him in an elevator in a foolish...

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I thought it odd that the woman was over a thousand years old but thought the microwave was primitive.

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I jerked to a stop at the door to my room. "What's wrong with my boots?" I said, thinking they were the only thing that I was going to keep on. Ah…the only thing from this outfit, not the only thing...

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You should be dead," he said, his voice full of wonder. "How is it that you're still alive?" Jaw clenched, I worked at his grip on me, trying to get my fingers between him and my wrist. "I work hard at...

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Shut up," I hissed. Ticked that he was taller than me, I stepped up onto a nearby coffee table. "I'm not in a cage anymore," I said, keeping enough presence of mind not to poke him in the chest with a...

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Kim Harrison

Coffee. I could smell coffee. Coffee would make everything better.

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Though no one had been buried here for almost thirty years, the grass was mown by yours truly. I felt a tidy graveyard made a happy graveyard.

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Jenks made a move to follow, probably forgetting he didn’t have wings anymore. He leaned forward and fell to the floor, face first. “Jenks!” I shouted when he hit with a dull smack and started swearing.

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Together we made our way from the service entrances in back to the front, Jenks shedding clothes and handing them to me to stuff in my bag every few yards. It was terribly distracting, but I managed to...

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My eyes widened at the ball of orange fluff squeezing out from under the counter, blinking and stretching. I looked again, not believing. “It’s a cat,” I said, winning the Pulitzer prize for incredible...

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It’s a cat. Boy, you couldn’t slip anything past me tonight.

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Ah, Jenks? It’s not a lake, it’s a friggin’ freshwater ocean. Did you see the size of the tanker going under the bridge when we came into town? The wake from it could tip us. I’m not canoeing it...

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Okay, I like him,” I admitted. “But it takes more than a nice body, Jenks. Jeez, I do have a little depth. You’ve got a great body, and you don’t see me trying to get into your Fruit of the Looms.

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What was it with me and organized beatings, anyway?

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Good God,” I whispered, sitting on the van’s cot and looking at my legs, horrified. They were hairy—not wolf hairy, but an I-couldn’t-find-my-razor-the-last-six-months hairy. Utterly grossed out,...

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Can we get back to how we’re going to kill Nick? And what’s this about a dead body? You’d better start talking quick, Ivy, ’cause I’m not going to play hide-and-seek with a dead guy in my trunk....

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So much for playing nice.Tired, I let my eyes shut while they argued, hoping I didn’t die in the interim and make the problem moot. I wasn’t ever going to get my water. Ever.

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Kim Harrison

Married pixy, I told myself, forcing my eyes back to the shelf of ceramic animals. Fifty-four kids. Beautiful wife, sweet as sugar, who would kill me in my sleep while apologizing for it.

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He grinned. “That’s because pixies are ever-after. We’re magic, baby. Just ask Matalina.

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Kim Harrison

Sure, it was nice now, but eventually there would be running and screaming and blood on the floor.

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Kim Harrison

The undead did not love, but they remembered love with a savage loyalty.

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Kim Harrison

Being poor is not an indication of potential or worth. It’s a lack of resources.

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Rachel?” came Ivy’s voice from her room. “Where’s my sword?” “In the foyer where you left it last week when the evangelists were canvassing the neighborhood

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Kim Harrison

CINCINNATI MORGUE, AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY SERVICE SINCE 1966.

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It was a nice bit of blackmail that kept him off my back, but he refused to take the message that I wasn’t going to work for him. ’Course, that might be my fault…since I seemed unable to say no when...

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Kim Harrison

Minias smiled. Great. Another charming demon. I sort of prefer the insane ones.

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Tell me where you want it,” I said. Minias drew back, his purple robes shifting about his ankles. “You’re asking me?” “Well, unless you want a big R on your forehead.

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We all watched Al open the door. Turning, he waved to us, then passed the threshold. The door shut behind him. I waited for something to happen. Nothing did. “This isn’t good,” Quen said. I choked...

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Do you have a sleeping bag?” I stared at him. “No. I lost it in the great salt-dip of ’06.

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Piscary killed people, but he didn’t have the concept of pity or remorse. It would be like telling a shark he was a bad fish and to stop eating people. But Trent? He knew he was doing wrong, and he did...

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I am black,” she said, and a shudder rippled through me. “I am foul with a thousand years of demon curses. Don’t cross me or I will bring you and your house down. Rachel is the only clean thing I...

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See, this was why I liked coffee. You couldn’t screw up making coffee. Even the bad stuff was good.

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Kim Harrison

Lately I’d begun carrying pain amulets in my bag, like some people have breath mints.

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I felt sick. Buying Kisten’s and my safety from Piscary was so wrong. But it was either that or deal with a demon, and I’d rather keep my soul clean and let my morals get dingy.

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Get your hand off me,” I exclaimed, voice loud with misplaced anger as I yanked away from his grip. “I’m a professional, not some distraught girlfriend.” Well, I was that too, but I knew how to...

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Kim Harrison

They weren’t idiots, but I attracted trouble that just begged me to beat it into submission.

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And while seeing Trent in his tighty-whities would make my decade, I’d found out long ago that I couldn’t stay mad at a man wearing nothing but underwear. They looked so charmingly vulnerable.

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Behind the fury, he was tired. He was tired of being hauled around and shoved into a little room. He was tired of trying for me and failing. And to have Minias know it, to be carted off under his leash…It...

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Kim Harrison

She smiled with the warmth of a penguin.

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I thought Trent should get over his pixy paranoia and admit he had an eerie attraction to them, like every other pure-blood elf I’d met. So he liked pixies. I liked double-crunch ice cream, but you didn’t...

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Rachel,” came a raspy voice from the upper level, and both Trent and I turned. It was Quen, wrapped in a blanket as if it was a death shroud, the black-haired intern at his side, supporting him. His...

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Trent looked me up and down. “Is that all you’re going to do?” My pulse quickened, and I gazed at the front of the basilica where the scratching was coming from. “I might have a snack later if...

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Trent, do you have any weapons? Like a gun?” He looked at me in disgust. “You’re here to protect me,” he said as he closed the distance between us and stood beside me. “You didn’t bring a weapon?”...

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In a few hours, I’m going to be banished to the surface, my belongings raffled off as novelty items and my living space given to someone else—my reputation destroyed. I’d rather have your head than...

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Be reasonable. I know you can be. If you try very, very hard.” - Al to Rachel

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God, it stinks,” I said, hand over my nose as he pulled me into a long step. Al strode forward, head high. “It’s the stench of bureaucracy, my itchy-witch, and why I chose to go into human resources...

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Hey,” the other said, coming to life. “You’re supposed to be in jail.” Al grinned at him, his white-gloved grip tightening on the wooden handle, which was intricately carved in the shape of a naked,...

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You!” she said, stepping forward with a vehement expression and her finger pointed. Heart pounding, I pressed into Al. Funny how he seemed so much safer now. (Newt, Rachel and Al)

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Newt spun, making her robe unfurl. “He’s my familiar, bought and paid for. I can claim anything of his. Even his life.” Al cleared his throat nervously. “That’s good to know,” he said lightly....

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Rachel, you summon demons. You’re good at it. Get over it, then find a way to make it work for you. It’s not going to go away.

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she thought I could find a way to save her soul when she died and became an undead. Right now, I was just looking to find the rent money. I’d get to my roommate’s soul later.

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Edden called the church first,” she said by way of greeting, her thin eyebrows high as she spotted Ford’s arm linked in mine. “Hi, Ford.” The man reddened at the lilt she’d put in her last words,...

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Kim Harrison

Jenks laughed, taking to the air and saying, “Give it up, FIB man. It’ll take more than you to get her out. Remember what Ivy and I did to your finest last spring? Add Rachel to that, and you can say...

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Kim Harrison

Looking at everything, I started to feel nauseous, as if the seventies had taken refuge here against extinction and were preparing to take over the world.

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The small gargoyle had gone entirely white to match the ceiling, and only the rims of his ears, his long clawlike nails, and a thick stripe down his whip-like tail were still gray. He was crawling along...

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Kim Harrison

You try getting through the Hollows traffic with a stoned redhead hanging out the window shouting, 'I'm king of the world!' ~Lee

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Ford put a hand to his head. “Back up. Back up!” he cried. “You’re too close.” Heart pounding, I looked at the eight feet between us and pressed into the fridge. “I think he meant for the ghost...

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Kim Harrison

I’d given up on the white picket fence after Kisten had died—finding out my kids would be demons was the nail in the coffin.

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Maybe I could be friends with a ghost. I wouldn’t be able to kill him.

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Kim Harrison

if I’d been hit with the same thing as Glenn, I probably had his doctor. The thought seemed about right when Glenn shrank back in his chair with a guilty expression. The tomato, too, was in hiding somewhere....

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Kim Harrison

It was starting to smell really good in here. And if I liked what it smelled like, then they were liking what they were smelling, and ah…that would be me.

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Don’t you listen to them, Rexy,” I cooed, and the cat sniffed my nose. “Rachel is a smart girl. She’s not going to go out with a ghost no matter how sexy he is. She knows better. Jenkskie wenskie...

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I can think of a lot of things to do," he said, "and none of them involve standing up. - Al

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Actually,” I said, hesitant to bring it up, “I was thinking along the lines of a curse that can turn you human.” “Or witch?” Ivy said, surprising me. There was a soft vulnerability in her and...

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Where did he go!” he bellowed, gloved hands clenching. “I had him in a snare that would take Alexander the Great a lifetime to untwist, and he did it in a week!” Al took a step, pinwheeling as his...

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Kim Harrison

Gaily, if you can't demonstrate the ability to keep her alive, then I will take over her care and get you a dog instead." - Newt

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Nick as in my former boyfriend Nick. Ex-rat, ex-boyfriend, ex-alive if I ever got hold of him Nick.

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Hey!" I exclaimed, seeing the total. "They're charging me retail. Glenn!" I complained. "They can't do that." I shook it at him. "I shouldn't have to pay retail!" "What did you expect? You can keep that....

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Confused, I asked, "The coven's what?" "Plumber," Ivy said, looking pale as she leaned on Glenn. "You know. Stops leaks?" Oh goodie. I'm a leak.

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It stinks of trains and that chili with the chocolate in it. Ooooh, books!" he exclaimed suddenly, making a beeline for the small library. (Al)

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I just want my name back so my life can go back to chaotic and weird instead of chaotic and desperate.

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I sat for a moment, figuring things out, then decided to stay there. If I was on the floor, I couldn't fall down.

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I turned back to the mirror, seeing that there were no lines on it. It was empty. "What happened to my mirror?" I said, bewildered. Then realizing that I was looking at the back of the dumb thing, I swore...

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Rachel, my itchy witch," Al said as he tugged the lace at his cuffs. "We've talked about this. You simply must stop collecting nasty little men. How many do you really need, love?

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Shot me twice. I want my name, or I'm going to start charging you a fee every time I field something for you. And it's going to be expensive. I'm Park Place. Bud-dy." His red, goat-slitted eyes squinted...

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I pushed him away, catching Lee's awe that I was not only standing with a demon outside a circle, but that Al was treating me like an equal. Or maybe a favorite pet, I amended as Al caught me when I started...

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No," she said firmly. "I want you to stay when I go. Break tradition again, my love, and burn me alone in the home we built. I don't want you with me. You aren't done. You see too far ahead. You need to...

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Jenks kept me alive for two years through two death threats, a crazy banshee, and at least two serial killers. Its about time I return the favor! And if I can't, then I can sit by his bed and hold his...

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People die, Rachel," Ceri said, her cheeks flushing. "Not if I can help it," I snapped. "And not of a broken heart. If you could, I'd be dead already.

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Relief spilled into me. He wanted to live. He just didn't know how.

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All I'd have to do then was roll with the consequences of inviting dewinged, fanged fairies into Trent's backyard. God, they were savage looking. Served him right.

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Somehow I found him. Somehow I found Al's sarcastic thoughts, bitter and old. Tired, angry, bored. Alone.

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Kim Harrison

Rachel, we've been over this. This is what I do," he said, crumbs of whiten cheese falling from the knife. "Find a way for your lofty, unrealistic ideals to deal with it.

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Kim Harrison

Jenks, you can fly me up the rest of the way to Trent, and then pow! I give Trent his statue." "Pow, you'll be naked!" Jenks exclaimed. (Rachel and Jenks)

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Kim Harrison

Actually, I am kind of busy right now,” I drawled as I settled back into the chair and closed my eyes. “You have to make melanin while the sun shines.

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Kim Harrison

I’m not going anywhere with you, you little shoemaker,” I said (Rachel to Trent)

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Kim Harrison

They tried to kill me,” he said, his brow furrowed as he glared at them. “You saw them!” “Yeah?” I spouted off. “They weren’t very good at it!” (Trent and Rachel)

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Kim Harrison

And if he is lying and he double-crosses you, I’ll kill him for you.” From anyone else, it would have been an idle threat, and I smiled, feeling loved. (Ivy and Rachel)

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Kim Harrison

Ku’Sox was indeed a demon. In. The. Sun. I needed answers, but I wanted them from Al, not…Cute Socks here.

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Kim Harrison

This is about Ku’Sox, isn’t it,” I said, more of a statement than a question. He made a sighing groan, and I knew it was. “Then you’ve met,” he said, his thoughts clearly on the day-walking...

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Kim Harrison

Two thousand miles, Rachel,” he said tightly, and I guessed that no, it didn’t violate the rules of whatever he was doing out here, because he sure wasn’t out here keeping the coven from attacking...

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Kim Harrison

A devious spark lit through Al, making me smile. One way. It costs too much, he said. “There’s no inflation in the ever-after, Al.” Call it a recession then. One way.

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Kim Harrison

Rachel, you take her,” my mother said, clearly uncomfortable. “She might like you.” “No. Mom, no!” I protested, but it was my mother we were talking about, and it was either take the baby or...

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Kim Harrison

Her tiny hand gripped mine with a surprising warmth, and in a shocking wash of emotion, I felt everything I knew shift. The scent of cinnamon and baby powder hit me, and as my eyes widened, my heart melted,...

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Kim Harrison

I have a name,” I grumped, my stomach pinching me harder. “Yes, but it has no pizzazz. Ra-a-a-a-chel. Rach-e-e-e-eel,” he said, trying it out in different ways. “No one will tremble in terror at...

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Kim Harrison

No exclusive,” I said aloud, watching Al for his opinion and seeing him shake his head and hold his hands out in a “bigger” gesture. He didn’t even know how large the offer was, and he thought...

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Kim Harrison

A demon was asking me what I wanted. My eyes flicked to Al, and he shrugged. “What do you want?” he said softly.

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Kim Harrison

You tried to slide his original curse back onto him?” Al said in wonder. “At the restaurant? And I stopped you? Sweet mother pus bucket!” he exclaimed, and I swear, dust sifted from the ceiling....

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Kim Harrison

The mistakes don't matter. It's what you do when you mess up that does.

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Kim Harrison

...It's easier to find a way to make money at something you love than to learn to love a job that you can make money at.

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Kim Harrison

But why allow someone to make a bad choice when a little information might engender a better one? It's hard to wake up and see the sun if the blinds are pulled.

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Kim Harrison

Rachel knew what she was doing. And when she didn't, she could improvise on the fly, coming up with options that left a lot of collateral damage but usually only hurt herself, not the people around her....

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Kim Harrison

He didn't want Lucy to grow up feeling alone, surrounded by everything and having nothing.

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Kim Harrison

She just threatened to throw the next man who shoots at you out the window. Megan is awake. She offered to help. God, Trent, what is it with you and women?

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Kim Harrison

Money drives the world, but when everything falls apart to leave the underpinnings of our life bare to the scrutiny of critics and thieves, the only thing remaining, the only thing that can't be taken...

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Kim Harrison

...treat people with understanding when you can, and fake it when you can't until you do understand.

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Kim Harrison

Rache,” he said, trying to get into my line of sight. “What more do you need? God to send a telegram?" (Jenks)

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Kim Harrison

Who’s going to keep them from wiping us out species by species? Not me. We aren’t prepared for a new demographic of magic-using humans who are sadistic, power hungry, don’t like Inderlanders, and...

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Kim Harrison

Adjustment? She called that an adjustment? How about I adjust her right out of existence?

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Kim Harrison

Elves apparently had a short childhood. Not like witches, who seemed to take forever to grow up, according to Jenks.

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Kim Harrison

I’m not going to pick her up and carry her screaming to the basement,” Trent said. “It’s a workday. Besides, she has a crutch.” “Crutch or no, she’s hurt!” Ceri protested. “I mean,”...

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Kim Harrison

She’s not much of a team player, more of a team yeller.

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Kim Harrison

Don’t stereotype, Jenks. HAPA is an equal-opportunity hate group,” I said.

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Kim Harrison

My office is trashed,” he grumped as he squished across his damp carpet and took the coffee that I was holding out to him. “Why are you smiling? My fish are dead.

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Kim Harrison

Apparently their numerous tattoos gave them protection against the cold as they had no coats.

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Kim Harrison

Yes, but . . .” She hesitated, her gaze finally coming to me. “I survived because I fell in love.” With you was unspoken.

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Kim Harrison

I frowned, wondering if Trent would mind being the size of a fairy for a day. He could talk to the newest tenants in his garden.

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Kim Harrison

I suddenly realized that a bunch of my friends needed babysitters and vowed to start screening my calls.

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Kim Harrison

HAPA was like mint. You could rip it up, and six months later, it was back, healthier than ever. Mint smelled better, though, and you could make juleps out of it. I don’t know what I could make out of...

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Kim Harrison

So I’ve seen my boys do that a hundred times with the neighboring pixy girls. Give her their favorite seed and be too flustered to tell her what it was.

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Kim Harrison

Boots and leather jackets were strewn on her bed, and what looked like a new knife set. She’d taken a class last winter and was dying to try them out legally on someone.

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Kim Harrison

I didn’t know what I was going to say, a feeling that was compounded when the line clicked open and Trent’s very muzzy voice murmured, “Rachel? Mmm, hi.

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Kim Harrison

Wayde yelled, and I hit him again, adrenaline pulling a scream of outrage from me. He went quiet, and I held my breath to make sure I could hear him breathing. I suppose I could have used my magic on him,...

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Kim Harrison

Inside Junior’s it was peaceful. I can change that, I thought dryly,

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Kim Harrison

I got it this time, Daddy Warbucks,” I said,

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Kim Harrison

I think she suspects something, though. We’ve had cherry pie for dessert five nights in a row.” His voice drawled, and my smile deepened.

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Kim Harrison

I didn’t mean now,” he protested. “I’m not going to raise the child. I’m having enough trouble with Rachel.

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Kim Harrison

And I’m not spying! I’m evaluating!” “It’s the same difference!

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Kim Harrison

I said school starts tomorrow. I didn’t say I was going to be there.

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Kim Harrison

Of course I’m shielding her, you broken feather!

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Kim Harrison

I ought to file charges of uncommon stupidity against you for letting her try this alone." ~ Newt, Black Magic Sanction, Kim Harrison

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Kim Harrison

The demon's eyes flicked to mine, his smile widening. "This is Nicholas Gregory Sparagmos's room," he said, and my breath caught. "Delightful, just delightful! What are you doing in Nicky's room, Rachel?...

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Kim Harrison

Al's red eyes slid past me to Pierce. "Play?" he said, his voice dripping with interest. "Gordian Nathaniel Pierce's quirks are legendary. Why do you think I want the runt so badly? Size truly doesn't...

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Kim Harrison

...Everyone had to eat, but eating people wasn't polite.

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Kim Harrison

the mad have a grace all their own

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Kim Harrison

she had given me a piece of what made her life sane.

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Kim Harrison

What are you doing in Nicky's room, Rachel? Oooh! He summoned you to the west coast, didn't he? Did you kill him? Good for you taking care of that little problem? I should give you a bunny!" - Algaliarept

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Kim Harrison

The seraph looked up, and pain sliced through my head as our eyes met, almost blinding me. "I honor you. You can do something I cannot," it said softly. "For all I am and all I have been, you are human....

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Kim Harrison

Uh... ," Ivy stammered, and I glanced up to see her eyes wide in consideration. "I'm kidding," I said. "It passed the lethal-amulet test, remember?" "Not that. You keep it in your underwear drawer?" I...

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Kim Harrison

He just wanted to hold her to him and tell her it would be okay, that she had survived and was beautiful.

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Kim Harrison

My God", he whispered. What have I done to her? He thought, humbled. The spell was broken, but it wasn't sealed, and her soul was bare to him, the scars of her tragic past and her triumphs over pain and...

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Kim Harrison

Your hair is a tangled mess,"he said, thinking he liked it that way, like a lion's mane.

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Kim Harrison

He froze as the scent of her hair met him. It was touching his cheek,tickling him. I cant afford this, he thought, but he didnt move, watching her finger trace the new line. "He cracked my mirror,"she...

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Kim Harrison

He wanted that again, that feeling of standing with her against all odds and succeeding. He wanted it so bad, he was going to risk destroying everything he and his father had worked for.

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Kim Harrison

I smell pancakes," Al said as he jauntily smacked Pierce's hat back on the witch's head. "Did the runt make you breakfast?" Al said, leaning over the stove. "Quickest way to a woman's crotch is through...

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Kim Harrison

Al was looking at me in disbelief. “Not your lover?” “No.” “But he is Rachel candy,” Al said, his confusion too honest to be faked.

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Kim Harrison

Pierce jerked his hand from Trent and pushed himself straight. “Kalamack Industries,” he said, expression twisted as he wiped his hand on his pants. “I knew your father.” “I do not freaking believe...

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Kim Harrison

I won’t snatch, harm, or scare to death people with you or use checking up on you as an excuse to cause trouble. You’re worse than my mother, Rachel.” “Mine, too,” Jenks muttered.

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Kim Harrison

Come work for me, and I’ll tell you.” My eyes went to his. “You are a thief, a cheat, a murderer, and a not-nice man,” I said calmly. “I don’t like you.” He shrugged, the motion making him...

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Kim Harrison

What are you?" I rasped. It smiled. "Whatever scares you.

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Kim Harrison

Men,” she said as she took my arm and led me to the brightly lit room. “They forget we need to see the outcome of pain before we willingly put ourselves through it. How else would we suffer nine months...

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Kim Harrison

I was cold, hungry, and in a hole in the ground. But at least I had my elven porn, damnit!

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Kim Harrison

Kisten, please don't leave me," I begged, and his eyes opened. "I'm cold," he said, fear rising in his blue eyes. I held him tighter. "I'm holding you. It's going to be okay." "Tell Ivy," he said with...

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Kim Harrison

Anything worth having is going to be hard

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Kim Harrison

Have you been sniffing fairy farts?

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Kim Harrison

As the joke goes, you don’t have to be faster than the wolf chasing you, just faster than everyone else running away.

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Kim Harrison

No, you just keep crashing my life. Look—" I said, and Al grunted. "Here it comes," the demon muttered. "Listen. Listen to this, runt. She's going to have a list.

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Kim Harrison

Sweet mother of chaos," he breathed. "Rachel, you are indeed one of us. Have your time in the sun. You're worth the extra wait.

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Kim Harrison

He's going to hurt you," Al said, looking at Pierce. "I can take care of you, teach you to survive. Be there for you, even if you do hate me." I shivered. "I don't want him," I said, and Al turned away,...

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Kim Harrison

She was getting bitchy.That was a good sign. "What am I supposed to do till you get back?" I said, patting the smouldering leather. "Hide in my closet? I"d rather be with you.

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Kim Harrison

The quickest way to a woman's crotch is through her gullet. Can I make you a cake?" Big Al to Pierce, then Rachel.

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Kim Harrison

Puppy presents on the rug. This sucked.

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Kim Harrison

Making a spell is easy. It's trusting you did it right that's hard.

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Kim Harrison

Memories of ice and Trent surfaced, and I wrapped my arms around my middle. I had saved him, and he had saved me. What was wrong with us?

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Kim Harrison

You are your father's daughter,' he said, the skin around his eyes tightening. 'Trent is his father's son. Apart, you are annoying. Together...you have the potential to be a problem.

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Kim Harrison

I opine-I think you're a woman of your world,' he said from the far end of the couch. 'I would have a hard time seeing you pressed and powdered, dreading a life of servitude under the name of marriage....

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Kim Harrison

Avoiding me, Quen downed a swallow of wine. "Trent is a fine young man," he said, watching the remaining wine swirl. "Yes... " I drawled, cautiously. "If you can call a drug lord and outlawed-medicine...

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Kim Harrison

Tears could not be equal, if I wept diamonds from the skies," Jenks whispered, empty and bereft. "My word silent, though I should howl. Muffled by death, my wings can't lift me high enough to find you....

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Kim Harrison

She was only a year old, but elves grew up fast. Not like witches, who Jenks swore were not able to be on their own until they were thirty. Ahem.

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Kim Harrison

I will compensate all your one-inch, two-inch losses because I know how important every inch is to you aged, decrepit men.

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Kim Harrison

His eyes met mine at the soft touch, and a chime seemed to shake the ley line, realigning the universe. He was mine.

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Kim Harrison

What are you doing now?" Al questioned "Seeing if your circumcision is gone? It is. My expression went blank, and Trent hesitated. He looked at me, and I put a hand to my mouth, face flaming. "Oh. My....

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Kim Harrison

You are the devil to talk to, Rachel," he said curtly. "Will you shut up and listen?

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Kim Harrison

But I knew Nick. He was too ugly to die.

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Kim Harrison

Death and blood didn’t turn on a vampire. Fear and the chance to take blood did. There was a difference.

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Kim Harrison

Al's voice was faint but resolute. "Stand up. Try to look sexy." "In a bedsheet?" I complained, running my hands down it. "How can I look sexy in a bedsheet?" He cleared his throat, and I grimaced. "Never...

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Kim Harrison

[Jenks]"I think you're all screwy in the head," he said when Bis nodded his encouragement. "But go ahead. I've got Quen's number in my phone. I'll call him if you both explode in a flash of black underwear...

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Kim Harrison

Jenks squinted at me, and when Trent nodded, the pixy gestured sourly to Bis to get on with it. A four inch man ruled us all.

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Kim Harrison

Did something happen to the sanctity of your church again?" My eye twitched. "Newt broke it so she could look in my closet." Again.

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Kim Harrison

I sighed. "And what am I to you, Al?" "My maid," he said brightly. "Shall we do this?

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Kim Harrison

How many mistakes can one life survive?

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Kim Harrison

We could've done this anywhere, but I wanted you to see me, to see this," he said, gesturing at the room. "I wanted you to know where I come from, what I am under the choices I make.

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Kim Harrison

If he betrays you, I will finish what I started with his fingers," he said, and I shivered. "Tell him that.

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Kim Harrison

Hey, ah, does anyone want a cookie or something? Oh yeah. A cookie. That would make everything better. Dunked in a shot of tequila , maybe? Or better yet, just the bottle? Yeah, that ought to do it.

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Kim Harrison

You cannot thrash the person who makes you coffee. It's a rule somewhere.

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Kim Harrison

I'm going back!" I shouted, standing to put some distance between us in case I was yanking her chain too hard and she came after me. "I'll show him," I said, waving an arm. "I'll sneak in. I'll steal his...

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Kim Harrison

What are you doing now?” Al questioned, listing heavily as he tucked another one of those bottles under his arm and staggered for the cot half hidden behind a curtain. “Seeing if your circumcision...

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Kim Harrison

I want…” he said, then hesitated, taking a breath of air and lifting his chin. “I want one pure thing in my life,” he said loudly, his voice ringing in the red-tinted air. “I want one thing I...

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Kim Harrison

You think my kids just popped out of the ground?

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Kim Harrison

A clipboard and a hard hat could get you just about anywhere.

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Kim Harrison

Typical" Kisten said, his eyes dramatically sad. "Try to do something nice for a person, cheer her up, and what do I get? Abused and robbed.

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Kim Harrison

That's why I want you there, he said. You're unpredictable, and that can be the difference between success and failure. Most people make decisions in anger, fear, love, or obligation. You make decisions...

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Kim Harrison

Hate is all that keeps us alive when love is gone. You’re almost there. Not quite ready to let it go yet.

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Kim Harrison

Sure am glad I'm not royalty," I muttered. "I wouldn't want to have to bump uglies with someone I can't stand. On a regular basis. And no one else." "Ow!" I exclaimed, trying to yank my fingers from Trent...

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Kim Harrison

Sure, he had a wife and fifty-four kids, but he looked like a college freshman. A yummy college freshman majoring in Oh-my-god-I-gotta-get-me-some-of-that.

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Kim Harrison

The demon had trouble remembering what she was doing, but she was powerful, sort of the crazy Wendy of the lost lord-of-the-flies boys.

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Kim Harrison

If it was up to me, I’d choose the hard path with the easy ending, not the easy path with the hard end.

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Kim Harrison

I’m your worst nightmare come to walk this side of the lines. I’m an elf, Trent something you’re forgotten how to be. You’re scared of black magic. I can see fear shimmering under your aura like...

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Kim Harrison

You think Ivy's a planner? She has nothing on a motivated elf with too much money.

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Kim Harrison

You need a new hobby, Rachel. Something other than nasty little men with visions of world domination.

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Kim Harrison

Come on, Rachel!" Jenks shrilled. "You're a badass, not a bad witch!

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Kim Harrison

Trent and Ellasbeth did the nasty? Ewwww!

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Kim Harrison

With a gentle pressure, our lips met. His hands slipped more firmly about me, and I held myself back, not afraid, but wanting to feel everything slowly as I leaned in, tasting the wine on him, feeling...

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Kim Harrison

That’s my girl,” she said, her eyes holding a shared pain as she saw my confusion. “Al, where are you going to put her? Not in your room. She’d pull a line through you and kill you when you hog...

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Kim Harrison

Just so you know, I’ve trusted you since camp.

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Kim Harrison

Rachel, Rachel, Rachel,” he said, very still and unmoving. “Always jumping to the wrong conclusion. You’re like a frog, you know.

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Kim Harrison

But the same things that had once attracted menow left me with a mild sense of unease. Ivy would say I was getting smarter, but I just felt…empty.

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Kim Harrison

Life was going on, and no one but a handful of people cared if I lived or died.

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Kim Harrison

Tinks titties Rache Jenks

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Kim Harrison

The car was full of unhappy people heading west. It was the Great American Family Road Trip, all right. Whaaa-hoo!

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Kim Harrison

Growing up is hard, love. Otherwise everyone would do it.

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Kim Harrison

Al was cruel, vindictive, angry, elegant, powerful. He gave me strength, he gave me wisdom, not only about magic, but about myself. He was a lot like Trent, only harsher around the edges.

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Kim Harrison

Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is Bliss. But curiosity—even if it had killed the cat—is king.

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Robert Penn Warren

The end of man is knowledge, but there is one thing he can't know. He can't know whether knowledge will save him or kill him. He will be killed, all right, but he can't know whether he is killed because...

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Laurell K. Hamilton

People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.

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George Eliot

It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.

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Jim Rohn

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. And ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance.

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Jaggi Vasudev

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is brutal. The brutality of ignorance is such that it will make you dead while alive.

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George Eliot

It is a common sentence that Knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of Ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down. Knowledge, through patient...

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Nirmala Srivastava

This all-pervading divine power of love is the ocean of knowledge, is the ocean of bliss and compassion, but above all it is the ocean of forgiveness.

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Peter King

If civilians are killed in an attack on a military installation, it is certainly regrettable, but I will not morally blame the I.R.A. for it.

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Plato

Between knowledge of what really exists and ignorance of what does not exist lies the domain of opinion. It is more obscure than knowledge, but clearer than ignorance.

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Alfred North Whitehead

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

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Eoin Colfer

Ignorance, as they say, is usually fatal, but sometimes it can be bliss.

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Zack de la Rocha

If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face.

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Stephen Fry

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people in the world?

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Suzy Kassem

Ignorance is not bliss. It is the kiss of death.

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Swami Vivekananda

Ignorance is death, knowledge is life. Life is of very little value, if it is a life in the dark, groping through ignorance and misery.

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David Levithan

Ignorance is not bliss. Bliss is knowing the full meaning of what you have been given.

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Philip Wylie

Ignorance is not bliss — it is oblivion. Determined ignorance is the hastiest kind of oblivion.

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Joseph Wood Krutch

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

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Vera Farmiga

Doubt is the middle position between knowledge and ignorance. It encompasses cynicism but also genuine questioning.

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Matt Ridley

The fuel on which science runs is ignorance. Science is like a hungry furnace that must be fed logs from the forests of ignorance that surround us. In the process, the clearing we call knowledge expands,...

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