"You cut up a thing that’s alive and beautiful to find out how it’s alive and why it’s beautiful, and before you know it, it’s neither of those things, and you’re standing there with blood on your face and tears in your sight and only the terrible ache of guilt to show for it."
- Clive Barker (via drupes)

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"Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things: fairy tales, dead languages, weird folk beliefs, fascinating religions, and more."
- Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three Times  (via natural-magics)

(Source: moriartysdance, via natural-magics)