This was a place that swallowed hope. This was a place that told the truth, revealed ugliness, celebrated all the wrong things. Chances are, he belonged here.
Elizabeth Engstrom, Benediction Denied: A Labyrinth of Souls Novel [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher]
So instead of acknowledging applause, I stand there unmoving while they take part in the boldest form of dissent they can manage. Silence. Which says we do not agree. We do not condone. All of this is wrong.
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
The tricky thing about mazes is that you don’t know if you’ve chosen the right path until the very end. If it turns out you were wrong, it’s usually too late to go back and start again. That’s the problem with mazes.
Haruki Murakami, The Strange Library
Pax Hominibus Bonae Voluntatis by Aleister Crowley in International, Dec 1917.
“We should, therefore, say, ‘My dear friends, you are quite wrong in supposing that you are cornered. We do not wish to hurt you. We wish to come to an agreement with you on the points in dispute.'” [via]
ε Gesta de Amore from the Book of Wisdom or Folly in The Libri of Aleister Crowley
“Wherein which Party errs is no matter of Moment for our Thought; but the Existence of the War is Evidence of Wrong done to Nature.” [via]