27+ quotes from Kushiel's Chosen by Jacqueline Carey

Quotes from Kushiel's Chosen

Jacqueline Carey ·  678 pages

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“Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Your dreaming self seeks to tell you something your waking ears will not hear”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel. ”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“The pain of the flesh is naught to that of the heart”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“If you thought better of me, you would not be so surprised”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“And for a price, I will pretend absolutely nothing.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“There are patterns which emerge in one's life, circling and returning anew, an endless variation of a theme”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“I can see patterns in events, and behaviors; in mathematics, I follow slower”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“I wish sometimes that the gods would either choose better, or make their wishes clearer”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Well, I was living it, but a shared dream half-lived is a hollow thing”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“To recongnize that the treachery of one member of a house does not taint all born within it”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“My lord. It is too much, and not enough”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Stupid to speak of blame when the wills of the immortals are involved.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Battle for the sake of honor may be a fine thing for bards to sing of, but it is no way to preserve one's homeland”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“But slight mistakes accumulate, and grow to gross errors if unchecked.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“It is not everyday that one learns an entire militia has sworn unbeknownest to obey you”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Grief heals ... unshed tears fester like a canker in the soul.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“One must gauge one's trust carefully.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Spontaneity is the province of youth”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“The harp sounds at each passing breeze, but that does not mean the tune is masterfully played.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“in the arts of covertcy, it is death to second-guess oneself.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“They are fools, who reckon Elua a soft god, fit only for the worship of starry-eyed lovers. Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel. It is as inexorable as the tides, and life and death alike follow in it's wake.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“In love, howsoever it is manifest, we are greater than the sum of our parts.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Io sono Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève, e sono unica.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“L'amore è duro, più duro dell'acciaio e tre volte più crudele. È inesorabile come la marea, e vita e morte seguono la sua scia.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


“Le importava, le importava davvero di me, e a quell'idea non riuscivo a smettere di ridere, avendo trovato il mio inutile trionfo nella stordita follia del dolore. Anche se la foschia rossa di Kushiel mi velava la vista, anche se le fitte che provavo alla testa erano terribili, i miei pensieri erano chiari. L'equilibrio dei poteri era mutato, rendendoci, per una volta, pari.”
― Jacqueline Carey, quote from Kushiel's Chosen


About the author

Jacqueline Carey
Born place: Highland Park, Illinois, The United States
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