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The building was on fire, and it wasn’t my fault.

— Jim Butcher

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Laugh whenever you can. Keeps you from killing yourself when things are bad. That and vodka.


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Evil isn’t the real threat to the world.

Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make a difference.

I'd made the vampire cry. Great. I felt like a real superhero. Harry Dresden, breaker of monsters' hearts.

I died. I died and someone made a clerical error and I am in Heaven.

I choose my battles, Dresden. Not you." She looked up at me calmly. "Let me put this in terms that will get through your skull: My friend is going to save a child from monsters. I'm going with him. That's what friends do, Harry.

Anger is just anger. It isn't good. It isn't bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It's like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice.

Everyone is down on pain, because they forget something important about it: Pain is for the living. Only the dead don't feel it.

You rush a miracle worker, you get lousy miracles!

Life is too short, Harry. And there's nowhere near enough joy in it. If you find it, grab it. Before it's gone.

In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!

Growing up is all about getting hurt.

And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you're just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.

And I knew that there was some dark corner of me that would enjoy using magic for killing—and then long for more. That was black magic, and it was easy to use. Easy and fun. Like Legos

Something like this will test you like nothing else," Mac said.

"You're going to find out who you are, Harry. You're going to find out which principles you'll stand by to your death--and which lines you'll cross." He took my empty glass away and said, "You're heading into the badlands. It'll be easy to get lost.

Bring it, Darth Bathrobe!

Most of the bad guys in the real world don't know that they are bad guys.

You don't get a flashing warning sign that you're about to damn yourself. It sneaks up on you when you aren't looking.

I don't believe in faeries!

The best thing about my faerie godmother is that the creepy just keeps on coming.

Yeah, but I forgot to take my George Orwell-shaped multivitamins along with my breakfast bowl of Big Brother Os this morning.

Life would be unbearably dull if we had answers to all our questions.

I think that men ought to treat women like something other than weaker men with breasts.

Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves.

Passion has brought justice where there was savagery. Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear. Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful.

Regardless of what I think about Islam or Wicca or any other religion, the fact is that it's a group of people. Every faith has its ceremonies. And since it's made up of people, every faith also has its assholes.

Magic. It can get a guy killed.

There's power in the night. There's terror in the darkness. Despite all our accumulated history, learning, and experience, we remember. We remember times when we were too small to reach the light switch on the wall, and when darkness itself was enough to make us cry out in fear.

Paranoia is a survival trait when you run in my circles.

It gives you something to do in your spare time, coming up with solutions to ridiculous problems that aren't ever going to happen. Except when one of them does, at which point you feel way too vindicated. - Harry Dresden, Changes, Jim Butcher

There’s nothing that makes you more insane than family.

Or more happy. Or more exasperated. Or more . . . secure.

Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.

No matter where you go, there you are. (Uriel to Harry Dresden)

Its amazing waht you can get used to if your daily allowance of bizarre is high enough.'......Harry Dresden

We are not going to die." Butters stared up at me, pale, his eyes terrified. "We're not?" No. And do you know why?" He shook his head. "Because Thomas is too pretty to die. And because I'm too stubborn to die." I hauled on the shirt even harder. "And most of all because tomorrow is Oktoberfest, Butters, and polka will never die.

You're such a cynic," Molly said. "I think cynics are playful and cute.

Ack!" I said. Fearless master of the witty dialogue, that's me.

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