Quotation Explorer - 'Poke'

Utopias bore me. I'm interested in constructing messy, complicated societies that are full of flaws and then saying, ooh, this is interesting, let's see what happens if I poke it here. And concurrently with this and the previous point, I'm interested in making up cultures that are different - Marie Brennan
If a tiny bud dares unfold to a wakening new world, if a narrow blade of grass dares to poke its head up from an unlit earth, then surely I can rise and stretch my winter weary bones, surely I can set my face to the spring sun. Surely, I too can be reborn. - Toni Sorenson
The needles they poke you with leaves a hole that closes in. But unkind words can make a hole that will never mend. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Remember, people who peek through keyholes have to expect an occasional poke in the eye. - Gary K. Wolf
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