Quotes from In the Hand of the Goddess

Tamora Pierce ·  264 pages

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“You didn't kill him. He would have killed you, but you didn't kill him."
"So? He was stupid. If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn't have time to sleep.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult?”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“He was stupid. If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn't have time to sleep.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“Shouldn't you know what love's like, before you begin renouncin' it"
George Cooper”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“Don't die on me," she whispered when the clock struck midnight and he still had not moved. "It's only a little shoulder wound. Goddess, George-don't die on me."
His eyes flickered open and he smiled. "I didn't know you cared," he whispered. "And why insult me? I won't die for a wee nick like this; I've had worse in my day."
Alanna wiped her wet cheeks. "Of course I care, you unprincipled pickpocket!" she whispered. "Of course I care.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“Oh! I'm stupid as well as insane.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“I love you, Jonathan," she whispered.
A long arm snaked around her, and he pulled her against his side.
"I know," he said. "I just wanted to be sure you knew it, too.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“The Chamber is only a room, though a magical one, and you will enter it when the time comes. Duke Roger is only a man, for all he wields sorcery. He can be met and defeated. But you, my daughter - learn to love. You have been given a hard road to walk. Love will ease it. Much depends on you, Alanna of Trebond. Do not fail me!" - The Goddess”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“We’ve got to protect Jonathan and Darkness, don’t we?” She swung herself onto Moonlight’s back. “Let’s go, girl.” As one of the last fighters to the point, Alanna could clearly see that the enemy had advanced past the trees, engaging Jon’s men in the clearing around the main path. She glimpsed Jonathan’s silver and sapphire gleaming in the thick of the battle as Darkness reared to fight as well. Myles was beside the prince, with Gary and Raoul flanking them both. The enemy would have trouble”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


“Myles hugged her tightly, taking care not to bump her wounded arm. “You’re a good lad, Alan of Trebond,” he whispered. “You give an old man hope.” “Nonsense,” Alanna growled, pleased and embarrassed by the unexpected praise. “You aren’t that old. And I’m not that good a lad.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from In the Hand of the Goddess


About the author

Tamora Pierce
Born place: in South Connellsville, Pennsylvania, The United States
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