“There is something about talking in the night, with the shreds of sleep around your ears, with the silences between one remark and another, the town dark and dreaming beyond your own walls. It draws the truth out of you, straight from its little dark pool down there, where usually you guard it so careful, and wave your hands over it and hum and haw to protect people’s feelings, to protect your own.”
– Margo Lanagan: Tender Morsels
The magic of night-time works in many ways.
Lanagan, Margo. Tender Morsels. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008, p. 307.
(This quote comes from my 21 new-to-me SFF authors reading project.)
Serving exactly what it sounds like, the Quotes feature excerpts other people’s thoughts.