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"You chatter like magpies, and with less sense." - George R R Martin

"Writers are magpies, and we collect details about people and we use them for fictional characters." - Caroline Leavitt

"Authors are magpies, echoing each other's words and seizing avidly on anything that glitters." - Bergen Evans

"When a pair of magpies fly together They do not envy the pair of phoenixes." - Lady Ho

"We were language's magpies by nature, stealing whatever sounded bright and shiny." - Salman Rushdie

"I'm very superstitious... I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table." - Fatboy Slim

"Writers are magpies by nature, always collecting shiny things, storing them away and looking for connections of things." - John Connolly

"I'm very superstitious... I never shout at magpies, walk under ladders or put my shoes on the table." - Norman Cook

"The fox when it sees a flock of herons or magpies or birds of that kind, suddenly flings himself on the ground with his mouth open to look as he were dead; and these birds want to peck at his tongue, and he bites off their heads." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Perhaps it was Maggie, perhaps not. In solitary moments magpies will perch on a branch and mutter soft soliloquies of whines and squeals and chatterings, oblivious to what goes on around them. It is one of those things, I suppose, intelligence now and then does, must in fact now and then do, must think, must play, must imagine, must talk to itself. ... What, finally, intelligence could be for: finding your way back." - Stanley Crawford

"Simon remembered a rhyme his mother used to recite to him, about magpies. You were supposed to count them and say: one for sorrow, two for mirth, three for a wedding, four for a birth, five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret that's never been told. "Right," simon said. He had already lost count of the numbers of birds there were. Seven, he guessed. A secret that's never been told. Whatever that was." - Cassandra Clare

"The way I've talked about my research process is that it was like magpies. I was just sort of moving through all these books and when something shiny would pop out I'd be like, Ooh, I love it! and I'd pluck it out. It's fun to figure out how to use those bits you really love - like I'd read about gold shoes with cork heels. Obviously, Margaret would have to wear those shoes." - Danielle Dutton

"There's a lot of Hollywood bullshit about flying. I mean, look at the movies about test pilots or fighter pilots who face imminent death. The controls are jammed or something really important has fallen off the plane, and these guys are talking like magpies; their lives are flashing past their eyes, and they're flailing around in the cockpit. It just doesn't happen. You don't have time to talk. You're too damn busy trying to get out of the problem you're in to talk or ricochet around the cockpit. Or think about what happened the night after your senior prom." - Robin Olds



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