"If you use magic in fiction, the first thing you have to do is put barriers up. There must be limits to magic. If you can snap your fingers and make anything happen, where’s the fun in that? … The story really starts when you put limits on magic. Where fantasy gets a bad name is when anything can happen because a wizard snaps his fingers. Magic has to come with a cost, probably a much bigger cost than when things are done by what is usually called ‘the hard way."
Terry Pratchett (via booklikes)
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It is the year after the Battle of Hogwarts. School is starting again. And the thestrals are confused by all of the attention they are getting.
"There’s a monster at the end of this book. It’s the blank page where the story ends and you’re left alone with yourself and your thoughts"
— @NightValeRadio (via asteropes)
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"Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow , for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
— Kurt Vonnegut (via aestheticintrovert)
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