"How I wish, how I wish you were here / We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year / Running over the same ground. What have we found? / The same old fears / Wish you were here"
"He helplessly stands by / It's meaningless to try / As he rubs his red-rimmed eyes / He says I've never seen her get this bad / Even though she seems so high / He knows that she can't fly / and when she falls out of the sky / He'll by standing by"
"I was told there's a miracle for each day that I try / I was told there's a new love that's born for each one that has died / I was told there'll be no one to call on when I feel alone and afraid / I was told if you dream of the next world, you'll find y
"If a man can fly over an ocean / And no mountain can get in his way / Will he fly on forever / Searching for something to believe?"
"I'm the fear that keeps you awake / I'm the shadows on the wall / I'm the monsters they become / I'm the nightmare in your skull / I'm a dagger in your back / An extra turn on the rack / I'm the quivering of your heart / A stabbing pain, a sudden start."
"I won’t tell you, there’s nothing ‘neath your bed / I won’t sell you, that it’s all in your head / This world of ours is not as it seems / The monsters are real but they're not in your dreams/Learn what you can from the beasts you defeat, / you
"I'd get a thousand hugs / From ten thousand lightning bugs / As they tried to teach me how to dance. / A foxtrot above my head / A sock hop beneath my bed. / A disco ball is just hanging by a thread."
"When the Devil is too busy / And Death's a bit too much / They call on me by name you see, / For my special touch. / To the Gentlemen I'm Miss Fortune / To the Ladies I'm Sir Prize / But call me by any name / Any way it's all the same"
"She lives in a fairytale, somewhere too far for us to find. Forgotten the taste and smell of the world that she's left behind"
"[The Guide] says that the best drink in existence is the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. It says that the effect of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster is like having your brains smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick."
"Look at me, Look at me./ Driving and I won't stop / And it feels so good to be / Alive and on top / My reach is global / My tower secure / My cause is noble / My power is pure. / I can hand out a million vaccinations / Or let'em all die in exasperation /
"Pirate skulls and bones. / Sticks and stones and weed and bombs. / Runnin' when we hit 'em. / Lethal poison through their system."
"There are as many worlds as there are possibilities. I toss a coin. It comes down heads. But in another world, it comes down tails. Every time that a choice is made, or a chance is missed, or a fork in a road is taken… a world is born for each of the o
"Buy it, use it, break it, fix it, / Trash it, change it, mail - upgrade it, / Charge it, point it, zoom it, press it, / Snap it, work it, quick - erase it, / Write it, cut it, paste it, save it, / Load it, check it, quick - rewrite it, / Plug it, play it
"Our people made that choice, the choice to go to Sameness. Before my time, before the previous time, back and back and back. We relinquished color when we relinquished sunshine and did away with difference. We gained control of many things. But we had to
"He wondered what lay in the far distance where he had never gone. The land didn't end beyond those nearby community. Were there hills Elsewhere? Were there vast wind-torn areas like the place he had seen in memory, the place where the elephants died?"
"He wasn't prepared for Lyra's wide-eyed helplessness. He couldn't know how much of her childhood had been spent running about streets almost identical with these, and how proud she's been of belonging to Jordan College, whose Scholars were the cleverest,
"With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word `intellectual,' of course, became the swear word it deserved to be. You
"Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us."
"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present."
"I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams."
"If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come."
"If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance."