Posts tagged submission.

[On the wall of one tiny hidden chamber [the ants] inscribed, in insect hieroglyphs, the true secret of longevity.]

They got it absolutely right and it would probably have important implications for the universe if it hadn’t, next time the University flooded, been completely washed away.

    — Terry Pratchett, from Equal Rites

Posted by periphery87

Marina, you took all the answers away with you.

    — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, from Marina

Posted by harleyquinn28

You could buy a more agreeable climate, she thought, but not that feeling of unexpected joy when a shaft of sunlight fell through the curtains, promising a sparkling new day.

    — Daisy Goodwin, from The American Heiress

Posted by catherine-jaye

Don’t you fall now —
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

    — Langston Hughes, from “Mother to Son”

Posted by Georges

I didn’t move away.

    — Jennifer R. Hubbard, from Try Not to Breathe

Posted by hikaoru13

Overcome with happiness, she threw her arms around him and laughed, wondering just how it was that she had come to be so lucky.

    — Sarah MacLean, from The Season