Quote for Today: Susanna Clarke

Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California Albert Bierstadt, 1868

Among the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California
Albert Bierstadt, 1868

But when the fairy sang, the whole world listened to him. Stephen felt clouds pause in their passing; he felt sleeping hills shift and murmur; he felt cold mists dance. He understood for the first time that the world is not dumb at all, but merely waiting for someone to speak to it in a language it understands. In the fairy’s song the earth recognized the names by which it called itself.
Susanna ClarkeJonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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