I don't remember a single monster before I met you.' he'd told Amphibian. 'Now they seem to be all over the place.' 'You mean there wasn't anything you were afraid of?' the Amphibian had asked him. 'lots.' 'What did they look like?' It was a funny question. 'They didn't look like anything. They were ideas, ' Tom told him. 'Like not being able to pay rent, or being lonely.' 'That's the most terrifying thing I've ever heard.' the Amphibian replied.
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But I'm here to tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. Your soul is a living, breathing, organic thing. No different than your heart or your legs. And just like your heart keeps your blood oxygenated and your legs keep you moving around, your soul gives you the ability to do amazing, beautiful things.
Are you sad?" Nicola asked. Richard turned in the chair. The scissors became motionless. "Yes. I am sad. I'm sad most of the time." "Does it bother you?" "It never used to. But now it does. Very much." "It's because the world disappoints you, " Nicola said. She set down hers scissors. "It continually fails to surprise you. It fails to be as wonderful as you long for it to be. This is where your sadness comes from.
We're here, ' the Clock says. The Perfectionist opens her eyes. She sees nothing. It's white. All white. There's no up. There's no down. No horizon. Nothing. It's just white. 'Clock, what is this?' asks the Perfectionist. Her voice is shaky. 'This is the future.' 'This is the future?' the Perfectionist asks. Her mouth is dry. She forces herself to swallow. 'Why is the future like this?' 'Because it hasn't happened yet, ' says the Clock
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...a river season will last as long as it takes you to reach your new place. If you get into the river and let it take you where you need to be, your river season will last an afternoon. But if you fear change and struggle and hold on to the rocks, the river season will last and last. It will not end until your body becomes exhausted, your grip weakens, your hands slide off the rocks and the current takes you to your new place.