“ Seeming and knowing made hideous faces at one another across the breadth of her mind. ”
It's worse than treachery. He's using force. Is that worse than guile?
~ Pamela Dean
It did occur to me that the effect of good literature may be as dizzying as that of alcohol.
I was testing a hypothesis. But it was right, and then I had a unicorn to deal with. You can't just say, 'Thank you so much, go away now' to a unicorn, the way you can with atomic particles.