The game of identifying cool lines from speculative fiction novels over at Tor.com seems to have died down, without my getting to use these lines I'd picked out, so rather than let them languish in a file until the next time the game comes around, here they are:
- These deus ex machinas have a way of sneaking up on us literary types.
- No one was sorry for anything, because no living creature had done anything wrong; bad things had happened by spontaneous generation in some weird, chilly, geometric otherworld, and "were to be regretted."
- Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.
- The National Symphony's performance of Handel's Messiah had started at eight thirty, so the choir was winding up the "Hallelujah Chorus" when the lead tenor turned into a wolf.
- Truth won't always out, the wages of sin are bankable, and those who live by the sword perish mostly of syphilis.
- Let the fairy-tale begin on a winter's morning, then, with one drop of blood new-fallen on the ivory snow: a drop as bright as a clear-cut ruby, red as the single spot of claret on the lace cuff.
Identify a quote, and you get to post your own. Written speculative fiction only please.