All art is quite useless.
Being tired of all illusions and of everything about illusions – the loss of illusions, the uselessness of having them, the prefatigue of having to have them in order to lose them, the sadness of having had them, the intellectual shame of having had them knowing that they would have to end this way. - Fernando Pessoa
Until then I had thought each book spoke of the things, human or divine, that lie outside books. Now I realized that not infrequently books speak of books: it is as if they spoke among themselves. In the light of this reflection, the library seemed all the more disturbing to me. It was then the place of a long, centuries-old murmuring, an imperceptible dialogue between one parchment and another, a living thing, a receptacle of powers not to be ruled by a human mind, a treasure of secrets emanated by many minds, surviving the death of those who had produced them or had been their conveyors.
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco 
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Budapest (by WindwalkerNld)
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'Come on, ladies and gentlemen. Is this any way to behave? You can't take … the law … into your own … hands …' His voice faltered. Sometimes it takes the brain a little while to catch up with the mouth. Vimes turned and looked at the squad, who'd needed no prompting at all to hang back. And then he turned to look at the barricade. Where, exactly, was the law? Right now? […] Where was the law? There was the barricade. Who was it protecting from what? The city was run by a madman and his shadowy chums, so where was the law?
Coppers liked to say that people shouldn’t take the law into their own hands, and they thought they knew what they meant. They were thinking about the normal times, and men who went round to sort out a neighbour with a club because his dog had crapped once too often on their doorstep. But at times like this, who did the law belong to? If it shouldn’t be in the hands of people, where the hell should it be?

Night Watch, by Terry Pratchett

actually though everyone just needs to read this book ok

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For so long, all I wanted was to be like other people, to feel what they felt. But now that I do, I just want it to stop. (Season 8)

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Game of Thrones character portraits -> Cersei Lannister

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…I was calm on the outside but thinking all the time.
A Clockwork Orange, Dir. Stanley Kubrick 
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It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.

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