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Luka /bookwyrm/

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Slow reader. Computer music, sci-fi & critical theory.

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The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3) (Paperback, 1984, Bantam) 5 stars

When the prince of Enlad declares the wizards have forgotten their spells, Ged sets out …

“A king has servants, soldiers, messengers, lieutenants. He governs through his servants. Where are the servants of this-Anti-King?” “In our minds, lad. In our minds. The traitor, the self; the self that cries I want to live; let the world burn so long as I can live! The little traitor soul in us, in the dark, like the worm in the apple. He talks to all of us. But only some understand him. The wizards and the sorcerers. The singers; the makers. And the heroes, the ones who seek to be themselves. To be one’s self is a rare thing and a great one. To be one’s self forever: is that not better still?”

The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3) by 

The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3) (Paperback, 1984, Bantam) 5 stars

When the prince of Enlad declares the wizards have forgotten their spells, Ged sets out …

...when we crave power over life -endless wealth, unassailable safety, immortality- then desire for life becomes greed. And if knowledge allies itself to that greed, then comes evil. Then the balance of the world is swayed, and ruin weighs heavy in the scale.

The Farthest Shore (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3) by  (Page 39)