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I respect my limitations, but I dont use them as an excuse.
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I respect my limitations, but I don't use them as an excuse.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

Any belief that puts itself beyond doubt nurtures its own collapse.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

Stone and sea are deep in life
Two unalterable symbols of the world
Permanence at rest
And permanence in motion
Participants in the power that remains

— Stephen R. Donaldson

Joy is in the ears that hear.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

Gradually, the night stumbled as if stunned and wandering aimlessly into an overcast day
limped through the wilderland of transition as though there were no knowing where the waste of darkness ended and the ashes of light began. The low clouds seemed full of grief
tense and uneasy with accumulated woe
and yet affectless, unable to rain, as if the air clenched itself too hard for tears. And through the dawn, Atiaran and Covenant moved heavily, unevenly, like pieces of a broken lament.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

The portal structure is simply a technique: it is neither necessary nor unnecessary, except as the writer and the story make it so. In the case of 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant,' it was absolutely necessary to my intentions.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

But there's something about sitting at someone else's desk that makes you feel like looking in the drawers. I resisted the impulse briefly. Then I decided what the hell. I was a private investigator. Poking my nose in where it didn't belong came with the territory.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

But my arts are also pure, as a circle is pure, and in a flawed world purity cannot endure.

— Stephen R. Donaldson

The idea that his wedding band was some kind of talisman nauseated him like the smell of attar.

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Mending is harder than breaking.

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Involuntarily, she stopped, jerked up her head, looked around her like a frightened woman. They weren't car horns: they were wind instruments

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So ignorance increases ignorance, and knowledge

— Stephen R. Donaldson

In accepting the Gift you Honor the Giver

— Stephen R. Donaldson

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