Catherynne M. Valente

  • She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people

    Catherynne M. Valente
  • You will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast

    Catherynne M. Valente
  • Never put your faith in a Prince. When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch

    Catherynne M. Valente
  • Stories have a way of changing faces. They are unruly things, undisciplined, given to delinquency and the throwing of erasers. This is why we must close them up into thick, solid books, so they cannot get out and cause trouble

    Catherynne M. Valente
  • For there are two kinds of forgiveness in the world: the one you practice because everything really is all right, and what went before is mended. The other kind of forgiveness you practice because someone needs desperately to be forgiven, or because you need just as badly to forgive them, for a heart can grab hold of old wounds and go sour as milk over them

    Catherynne M. Valente
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