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The Worm Ouroboros

E.R. Eddison

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Us, little children of the dust, children of a day, who with so many burdens do burden us with taking thought and with fears and desires and devious schemings of the mind, so that we wax old before our time and fall weary ere the brief day be spent and one reaping-hook gather us home at last for all our pains.”

“The harvest of this world is to the resolute, and he that is infirm of purpose is ground betwixt the upper and the nether millstone”

“But because day at her dawning hours hath so bewitched me, must I yet love her when glutted with triumph she settles to garish noon? . . . Who dares call me turncoat, who do but follow now as I have followed this rare wisdom all my days: to love the sunrise and the sundown and the morning and the evening star.”

“with cunning colubrine and malice viperine and sleights serpentine”

“This last best luck of all: that earth should gape for me when my great deeds were ended.”

“The sun stooped to the western waves, entering his bath of blood-red fire. He sank, and all the ways were darkened.”

“Thunder and blood and night must usurp our parts, to complete and make up the catastrophe of this great piece.”

“In which star of the unclimbed sky wilt though begin our search? Or in which of the secret streams of the ocean where the last green rays are quenched in oozy darkness?”

“He that feareth is a slave, were he never so rich, were he never so powerful. But he that is without fear is king of all the world. Though hast my sword. Strike. Death shall be a sweet rest to me. Thraldom, not death, should terrify me.”

“Lightning shall be slow to my hasting.”

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life, falsehood, loyalty, mortality, speed, trauma, war, urgency, death, courage, haste, doom, fear, humanity, search, malice, soldiers, quest, sunset, fate, bravery, heroism, imagery, catastrophe, impermanence

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