Quote for Today: Catherynne M. Valente


A story is a map of the world. A gloriously colored and wonderful map, the sort one often sees framed and hanging on the wall in a study full of plush chairs and stained-glass lamps: painstakingly lettered, researched down to the last pebble and participle, drawn with dash and flair, with cloud-goddesses in the corners and giant squid squirming up out of the sea…There are more maps in the world than anyone can count. Every person draws a map that shows themselves at the center.

― Catherynne M. Valente, The Boy Who Lost Fairyland

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