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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #clockwork

One thing I could never stand was to see a filthy dirty old drunky howling away at the filthy songs of his fathers and going blurp blurp in between as it might be a filthy old orchestra in his stinking rotten guts;I could never stand to see anyone like that. whatever his age might be, but more especially when he was real old like this one was.

Anthony Burgess

#alex-delarge #anthony-burgess #age

I suspect he's sweet on Sophie and doesn't like to see her work too hard.' Tessa was glad to hear it. She'd felt awful about her reaction to Sophie's scar, and the thought that Sophie had a male admirer - and a handsome one like that- eased her conscience slightly. 'Perhaps he's in love with Agatha', she said. 'I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.

Cassandra Clare

#clockwork-angel #glib #humorous #infenal-devices #jam

The more beautiful the skin is, the more deadly it is. That's what Will's like. All that pretty face and whatnot just hides how twisted up and rotten he is on the inside.

Cassandra Clare

#clockwork-angel #sophie #the-infernal-devices #beauty

Change is not always accomplished peacefully, but that does not make it disadventageous.

Cassandra Clare

#clockwork-prince #infernal-devices #poilitics #change

Mortality, behold, and fear, What a change of flesh is here! Think how many royal bones Sleep within this heap of stones,

Cassandra Clare


We are ever capable of change and ever capable of being our better selves

Cassandra Clare

#infernaldevices #change

There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry. The Korova Milkbar was a milk-plus mesto, and you may, O my brothers, have forgotten what these mestos were like, things changing so skorry these days, and everybody very quick to forget, newspapers not being read much neither.

Anthony Burgess

#anthony-burgess #change

The 21st chapter gives the novel the quality of genuine fiction, an art founded on the principle that human beings change. ----- "A Clockwork Orange Resucked" intro to first full American version 1986

Anthony Burgess

#american #intro #introduction #irony #philosophical

Whither thou goest, I will go; Where thou diest, will I die And there will I be buried: The Angel do so to me, and more also, If aught but death part thee and me.

Cassandra Clare

#cassandra #clare #clockwork #herondale #jem

And very amusing it is to watch,” said Jem. “Did you know you twitch your nose when you sleep, like a rabbit?” “I do not,” she said, with a whispered laugh.- In my dreams (Chapter 17) deleted scene- Clockwork Prince

Cassandra Clare

#fangirling #humour #jem #tessa #dreams

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