“Truth wasn't something you went out and found. It was wide and vast and deep and unending, and all you could hope to see was a tiny part of it. And to see that part and to mistake it for the whole was to make of Truth a lie.”
“A 'why' is a dangerous thing... It challenges old, comfortable ways, forces people to think about that they do instead of just mindlessly doing it. (Haplo)
I think the danger is not so much in asking the 'why' as in believing you have come up with the only answer. (Alfred)”
“No, as I've discovered, hate generally costs a man more than he can afford.”
“Not given to boasting, which was a waste of breath-only a man who cannot conquer his deficiencies feels the need to convince the world he has none.”
“Now there was nothing but awful, terrible silence. Sight is a sense outside and apart from the body, an image on the surface of the eye. But sound enters the ears, the head, it lives inside. In sound's absence, silence echoes.”
“Lizards that blend into the rock do so to catch flies.”
“No, as I've discovered, hate generally costs a man more than he can afford.
And what about love? Alfred asked softly.
Hugh didn't even bother to reply.”
“Limbeck, the august leader of WUPP, did not mind the noise. He took comfort in it, having
listened to it, albeit somewhat muffled, in his mother's womb. The Gegs revered the noise, just as
they revered the Kicksey-Winsey. They knew that if the noise ceased their world would come to
an end. Death was known among the Gegs as the Endless Hear Nothing.”
“How would hating benefit me? The elves did what they had to do, and so did I. I learned how to sail their ships. I learned to speak their language fluently. No, as I’ve discovered, hate generally costs a man more than he can afford.”
“No, as I’ve discovered, hate generally costs a man more than he can afford.”
“Un “perché” è sempre pericoloso – disse Haplo – mette in forse vecchi, confortevoli sistemi di vita, costringe la gente a pensare a quello che fa, anziché farlo semplicemente senza pensare. Non c'è da stupirsi se le persone ne hanno paura
- Io credo che il pericolo non risieda tanto nel chiedere “perchè” quanto nel credere di essere giunti alla risposta definitiva – osservò Alfred come parlando a se stesso.”
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”
“Her emotions were so raw that the hated tears were always just below the surface, waiting to escape at the most inopportune times. She felt like an emotional wreck and had to constantly battle for composure.”
“What you can't run away from, you have to face”
“I've been feeling rather bloodthirsty lately, and saving the world seemed a good way to use it.”
“De ce nu ai spus adevărul, Mircea? Numai adevărul nu era de-ajuns? Ai scris pentru bani? Da, pentru asta ai facut-o - acesta este specificul Occidentului, unde cărțile se vând pentru voluptate, nu pentru dragoste.”
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