30+ quotes from First Year by Rachel E. Carter

Quotes from First Year

Rachel E. Carter ·  276 pages

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“The people that tell you what you want to hear are the most dangerous enemies you'll ever meet.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“You should never trust a wolf in sheep's clothing. Because the only thing the wolf will ever want to do is break you.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Well, I certainly wouldn't give [advice] to the girl that has tried to get me tossed out of this place not once but twice -oh, and let's not forget your most inglorious moment, when you TRIED TO LIGHT ME ON FIRE.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“You will thank me one day for not filling your head with false compliments. Adversity teaches one more than flattery ever will.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“I wonder if you have ever given someone a compliment that wasn't a backhanded insult.

I prefer not to, it gives people an unsettling impression of self-importance.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“You don't become the best if you aren't willing to stick your hand in the fire.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“I would join Combat or die trying... A fine choice of words. What had been meant as a melodramatic proclamation was now to be my intended irony.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“You are not exactly my first pick either.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“He was a prince. He was fickle. He was rude. He was arrogant. I knew better. I was lowborn. He was WRONG. I didn't even like him.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Darren, Prince Darren, the sometimes-bane-of-my-existence, had put faith in a future that even I had never bothered to foresee.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Sight can only invoke fear, not pain.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“The worst thing wealth does is give those that have it a false sense of security.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Adversity teaches one more than flattery ever will.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“I'd seen fire when he touched me, and he had made me want to burn.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“I wonder if you have ever given someone a compliment that wasn't a backhanded insult.”
Darren’s grasp on the handle stilled, and he glanced back at me, eyes dancing amidst the surrounding shadows. “I prefer not to, it gives people an unsettling impression of self-importance.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“I'm not sure exactly how...but instead of darkness I saw light.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“If he chooses combat I'll wipe that arrogant sneer off his face the first chance I get.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Well, future apprentice or not, no one is going to sway me but me.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“You are… You are possibly the one good thing about this place.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Warriors dealt with pain every day, and now that the worst of mine was gone, I was determined to do the same.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Pain will come and go, and you need to learn to push past it. If you are overwhelmed you won’t be able to do what needs to be done.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“It had been an assault of everything wrong and right, right and wrong, wrong and right.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Nine times out of ten a knight dies not because of a direct wound, but minor ones that amass over time. The smart enemies don't strike to kill. They just wait for you to do the work for them.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“It wasn't always the easiest conversation, having someone else point out your flaws, but it was a necessary evil if we wanted to improve. Better to hear truth, a certain someone had said, than false flattery.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“The people who tell you what you want to hear are the most dangerous enemies you'll ever meet.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Sir Piers spent the whole exercise shouting. I was convinced someone had told him the louder he yelled, the harder we'd try. It didn't work.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Pain is a sign you are working your body to its limits,”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Too often we allow sigh and pain to dictate our actions.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“This was why people left the Academy. Eloise and Isaac took away our brains, Piers broke our bodies, and Cedric took what little magic we had and destroyed it.”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


“Only fools—or bandits—would travel so empty-handed. We”
― Rachel E. Carter, quote from First Year


About the author

Rachel E. Carter
Born place: in The United States
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