"Men may begin and end in many ways. Some may start as machines and gain their humanity slowly. Others may end as machines, losing humanity by pieces as they live. That which is lost may always be regained. That which is gained may always be lost. —What are you, Wakim, a man or a machine?"
— Anubis, ‘Creatures of Light and Darkness' by Roger Zelazny (via hohlraumreich)
"There is no formula for a feeling. There is no conversion factor for an emotion."
— "For a Breath I Tarry" by Roger Zelazny (via noodlepoet)
"Why had no one ever come up with a way to change the basic nature of man? Even the erasure of all my memories and a new life in a new world had resulted in the same old Corwin. If I were not happy with what I was it could be a proposition worthy of dispair."
— Roger Zelazny, The Guns of Avalon (via xirdain)
"I walked among Shadows, and found a race of furry creatures, dark and clawed and fanged, reasonably man-like, and about as intelligent as a freshman in the high school of your choice — sorry, kids, but what I mean is they were loyal, devoted, honest, and too easily screwed by bastards like me and my brother. I felt like the dee-jay of your choice."
— Corwin — Nine Princes in Amber (via figmentsoutoffundamentals)
"The graveyards are filled with men who thought they could not be replaced"
— From The Guns of Avalon by Roger Zelazny (via hush-syrup)
"That’s life: Trust and you’re betrayed; don’t trust and you betray yourself. Like most moral paradoxes, it places you in an untenable position."
— Knight of Shadows, Roger Zelazny (via figmentsoutoffundamentals)
"I saw my earlier selves as different people, acquaintances I had outgrown. I wondered how I could ever have been some of them."
— Roger Zelazny, The Courts of Chaos (via heresay)
(Source: quota-tions, via heresay)
"It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes."
— Sally Field (via onlinecounsellingcollege)