'As Faulkner says, all of us have the capacity in us for great good and for great evil, for love but also for hate. I wanted to write those kinds of complex character in a fantasy, and not just have all the good people get together to fight the bad guy.'
'I've always preferred writing about grey characters and human characters. Whether they are giants or elves or dwarves, or whatever they are, they're still human, and the human heart is still in conflict with the self.'
— George R. R. Martin.
You know what the first rule of flying is? … Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat in the air you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta’ fall down, tells you she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keens. Makes her a home.
Eleven’s hour’s over now. The clock is striking twelve.
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Paulo Coelho, Adultery
Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
"Lindelof not only helped create Hurley. He was our Hurley, sharing this slice of his mind one episode at a time. It’s the place he helped make so we could find each other, but also find part of ourselves. To pillory someone who gave us that opportunity doesn’t just make you a jerk. It demonstrates that you didn’t really watch the show. You spent so much time trying to solve it that you couldn’t enjoy it. You committed all the mistakes that the show’s characters did and yet learned none of the lessons they did. There will be no one waiting for you to move on. You will be lonelier than Ben outside the church. You won’t even be outside the church. You’ll be back on your own Island, whispering with your fellow discontented denizens about how Lindelof screwed you over and wasted six years of your life on something no one forced you to watch in the first place.
The thing is, we can’t hear those whispers anymore.
Hell, we can barely even hear your screaming.
We’ve moved on.
So should you.
We’ll be here waiting when you do.”
— Ryan McGee - “Fans Need to Find the Fine Line Between Fandom and Fanaticism”