Happy bookish birthdays (1 November) to…

Happy bookish birthdays (1 November) to…

“The strong jaws of his conscience began to nibble at him. This strange dark world with its talking creatures, its magic and its Dark Powers, had somehow put that part of him to sleep. Now it awoke, a giant with its strength redoubled. However fairy-tale his existence appeared to be here, this was in fact a world where people were born in the ordinary fashion, suffered and died — were killed, too, like that poor child in the village with her hands cut off. He remembered how, back in his own world, he had wished to change modern times for a medieval world when problems were more solid and real. Now here he was, surrounded with solid and real problems even if the rules were a little different — and far from appreciating that solidity and reality, he was acting as if it were some kind of dream in which he had no responsibility.”
–Gordon R. Dickson
writing in The Dragon and the George
collected in The Mind Boggles: A Unique Book of Quotations (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

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