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Susanna Mary Clarke

Datum narození: 1. listopad 1959

Susanna Clarková je britská spisovatelka, která se stala známou svým literárním debutem Jonathan Strange & pan Norrell.



„„Především si zapamatujte: magie vychází se srdce stejně jako z hlavy a vše, co činíme, bychom měli dělat z lásky, radosti nebo spravedlivého hněvu.““ Dámy z Grace Adieu a jiné povídky

„Lidé připisují své neúspěchy zkaženému světu, a ne mezerám ve svém vzdělání.“ Jonathan Strange & pan Norrell


„„... Ach, jako by se snesla z nebe. Byla úplně božská. Andílek.“
„Vskutku? A teď vypadá jako ztrhaná troska! Musím všem svým hezkým přítelkyním poradit, aby nikdy neumřely.““
Jonathan Strange & pan Norrell

„Magie, madam, je jako víno, a pokud na ní nejste zvyklá, pak vás opije.“

„„Může mág zabít člověka magií?“ zeptal se lord Wellington Strange. Strange se zamračil. Ta otázka se mu očividně nelíbila. „Mág by nejspíš mohl,“ připustil, „ale gentleman nikdy.““ Jonathan Strange & pan Norrell

„S domy je to stejné jako s lidmi - když se o ně nestaráte, osvojí si výstřední chování.“ Jonathan Strange & pan Norrell

„And how shall I think of you?' He considered a moment and then laughed. 'Think of me with my nose in a book!“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„Can a magician kill a man by magic?” Lord Wellington asked Strange.
Strange frowned. He seemed to dislike the question. “I suppose a magician might,” he admitted, “but a gentleman never could.“
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


„Time and I have quarrelled. All hours are midnight now. I had a clock and a watch, but I destroyed them both. I could not bear the way they mocked me.“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„She wore a gown the color of storms, shadows, and rain and a necklace of broken promises and regrets.“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„There is nothing in the world so easy to explain as failure - it is, after all, what everybody does all the time.“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„Such nonsense!" declared Dr Greysteel. "Whoever heard of cats doing anything useful!"
"Except for staring at one in a supercilious manner," said Strange. "That has a sort of moral usefulness, I suppose, in making one feel uncomfortable and encouraging sober reflection upon one's imperfections.“
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell


„To be more precise it was the color of heartache.“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„I reached out my hand, England's rivers turned and flowed the other way...
I reached out my hand, my enemies's blood stopt in their veins...
I reached out my hand; thought and memory flew out of my enemies' heads like a flock of starlings;
My enemies crumpled like empty sacks.
I came to them out of mists and rain;
I came to them in dreams at midnight;
I came to them in a flock of ravens that filled a northern sky at dawn;
When they thought themselves safe I came to them in a cry that broke the silence of a winter wood...

The rain made a door for me and I went through it;
The stones made a throne for me and I sat upon it;
Three kingdoms were given to me to be mine forever;
England was given to me to be mine forever.
The nameless slave wore a silver crown;
The nameless slave was a king in a strange country...

The weapons that my enemies raised against me are venerated in Hell as holy relics;
Plans that my enemies made against me are preserved as holy texts;
Blood that I shed upon sncient battlefields is scraped from the stained earth by Hell's sacristans and placed in a vessel of silver and ivory.
I gave magic to England, a valuable inheritance
But Englishmen have despised my gift
Magic shall be written upon the sky by the rain but they shall not be able to read it;
Magic shall be written on the faces of the stony hills but their minds shall not be able to contain it;
In winter the barren trees shall be a black writing but they shall not understand it...

Two magicians shall appear in England...
The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me;
The first shall be governed by thieves and murderers; the second shall conspire at his own destruction;
The first shall bury his heart in a dark wood beneath the snow, yet still feel its ache;
The second shall see his dearest posession in his enemy's hand...

The first shall pass his life alonel he shall be his own gaoler;
The second shall tread lonely roads, the storm above his head, seeking a dark tower upon a high hillside...

I sit upon a black throne in the shadows but they shall not see me.
The rain shall make a door for me and I shall pass through it;
The stones shall make a throne for me and I shall sit upon it...

The nameless slave shall wear a silver crown
The nameless slave shall be a king in a strange country...“
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„Houses, like people, are apt to become rather eccentric if left too much on their own; this house was the architectural equivalent of an old gentleman in a worn dressing-gown and torn slippers, who got up and went to bed at odd times of day, and who kept up a continual conversation with friends no one else could see.“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

„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.“ Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

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