Posts Tagged 'Gene Wolfe'

Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – IV

There is no magic. There is only knowledge, more or less hidden.

 

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.

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Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – III

But I believe there is no difference between those who are called courageous and those who are branded craven than that the second are fearful before the danger and the first after it. The coward is a coward, then, because he has brought his fear with him; persons we think cowardly will sometimes amaze us by their bravery, if they have had no forewarning of their danger.

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.

Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – II

There is really no describing the sensation of being watched. I have heard it called a prickling at the back fo the neck, and even a consciousness of eyes that seem to float in darkness, but it is neither–at least, not for me. It is something akin to a sourceless embarrassment, coupled with the feeling that I must not turn around, because to turn will be to appear a fool, answering the promptings of baseless intuition. Eventually, of course, one does.

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.

Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – III

I was miserable before I knew I was no longer happy, and bowed with responsibility when I did not yet fully understand I held it.

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.

Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – I

It is my nature, my joy and my curse, to forget nothing. Every rattling chain and whistling wind, every sight, smell, and taste, remains changeless in my mind, and though I know it is not so with everyone, I cannot imagine what it can mean to be otherwise, as if one had slept when in fact an experience is merely remote.

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.