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    "That was when I felt it: that needle-fine vibration, starting in my temples and moving down the bones into my eardrums. Some detectives feel it in the backs of their necks, some get it in the hair on their arms—I know one poor sap who gets it in the bladder, which can be inconvenient—but all the good ones feel it somewhere. It gets me in the skull bones. Call it what you want—social deviance, psychological disturbance, the animal within, evil if you believe in that: it’s the thing we spend our lives chasing. All the training in the world won’t give you that warning when it comes close. You get it or you don’t. I took a quick look at Richie: grimacing and licking his lips, like an animal that’s tasted something putrid. He got it in his mouth, which he would need to learn to hide, but at least he got it." -- Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy, Broken Harbour

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    “Your dream partner grows in the back of your mind, secret, like your dream girl. Mine grew up with violin lessons, floor-to-high-ceiling books, red setters, a confidence he took for granted and a dry sense of humor no one but me would get. Mine was everything that wasn’t Conway, and I would’ve bet hers was everything that wasn’t me. But the click was there. Maybe, just for a few days, we could be good enough for each other." – Stephen Moran, The Secret Place

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    There’s a lot of experimental facial hair going on, in an effort to be able to tell ourselves apart. Some hair dye. Dueling mohawks, in the case of Fourteen and Eighty-Nine. Seven stress bakes, Eight drinks a lot and Ten asks a lot of questions. Most of us drink a lot; I shouldn’t just let Eight take the fall for that. I mean, why not? It helps me answer Ten’s questions. His first one was: why didn’t you wake us up one at a time?

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    “He looks too young to be taking his *own class*,” Costis continued. “He’s the worst Defense Against the Dark Arts professor we’ve ever had. And that's saying something.”

    “You’re mad for him, aren’t you,” Aris teased. “It’s ‘Queen’ Attolia all over again… calf-eyes and mooning and swearing fealty…”

    Costis felt his ears go scarlet.

    “I do *not* have a crush on the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher,” Costis insisted.

    “Happy to hear it,” Professor Saccularius sang out. “As I understand it, those can be very awkward, for both parties. I’ll expect those scrolls on my desk first thing on Wednesday!” And he breezed past them as if he couldn’t tell that Costis was choking on his own tongue.

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    Or: the one where Costis is exceedingly suspicious of the new DADA professor.

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    Bruno inadvertently insults the dukes of the Luxembourg music scene, Cathy is a menace, and Boots blames Beyoncé.

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    We were hardly soulmates, Frank and I, but I did (and still do) feel a tie to him that I can’t ignore.

    That tie placed me in Whitethorn House, as much as Lexie’s echoing call.

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    "I can still see that skinny little girl with the bow in her hair and her serious face whose voice trembled with tears when she read that ode of Keats's because it was so beautiful. I wonder where she is now." - Larry, The Razor's Edge

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    “Leg Warmers: The Musical! Featuring Olivia Newton-John's triumphant return to the stage! She’ll be the cornerstone of each production, the bedrock my legacy will be built upon!"

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    Nimona decorates for the holidays.

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    Harriet Vane and the Library at Hurtfew.

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    Cassie knows something about labyrinths in the dark.

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    In which Costis needs to learn to stop lowering his point in third, Phresine tells a story, and Eugenides steals the very stars from the sky.

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    “Miles says you’re as beautiful as a fairy.” Rachel said softly, tucking a strand of Hanna’s hair behind one ear and dabbing at her cheek with the sleeve of her jacket. The blood came away quite easily; it was very fresh. “And so you are.”

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    SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. WE ARE TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

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    Jim: Where you headed, cowboy?
    Bart: Nowhere special.
    Jim: Nowhere special... I've always wanted to go there.

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    “She came to me only days after her arrival on this planet—”

    “The Sorceress is an alien?” you squeal incredulously. The Baron looks down his nose at you.

    “You’ve already seen that her true form is that of a floating, slightly overcooked pork sausage. And yet the idea that she’s from outer space is the part that’s giving you trouble?”

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    I don't know why he even had a typewriter.

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    The Salino line is maternal.

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    Schmendrick shrank from accepting yet another job to fail at, knowing what Nikos did not: the crackers had been an attempt at brioche.

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    "We've got to be real delicate about this Jimmy situation." -- Jules Winnfield explains why.

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