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And now, a literary quote.

I thought I'd share a quote that makes me smile tonight. Why not.

I have a tattoo of a black rose on my left arm... the origins of it comes from the character Corwin from the Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelanzy. For some strange reason, when I was 13, I identified a lot with him, and planned my tat from then on out. Of course, it took on other meanings... but I am officially rambling now.

Anyway, the quote that made me smile tonight comes from Corwin in The Hand of Oberon, the fourth book in the Amber series:

"Whenever anything has been mucked up, whenever anything outrageous happens, there is a reason for it. You still have a mucked-up, outrageous situation on your hands, however, and explaining it does not alleviate it one bit. If someone does something really rotten, there is a reason for it. Learn it, if you care, and you learn why he is a son of a bitch."

Not a deep quote, certainly... nothing much in the way of legendary philosophy. It makes me smile nonetheless. Kind of sounds like something I would say.

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haptotrope
Sep. 19th, 2004 06:54 pm (UTC)
Back in my roleplaying days, I was online playing AmberMUSH when the announcement came that Zalazny had died... lots of really powerful characters in his books. Good to know that its not some sort of BR cult tattoo. :-P
petemosq
Sep. 19th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful. I gotta frame that.
sexy_ham_op
Sep. 20th, 2004 03:21 pm (UTC)
The zelanzy quote hooked me. I'm adding you. I love the Amber series! you rock.
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