“Either I've turned stupid, or life's turned hard.”
“You turned into a hero when I wasn't watching.”
“You know something? There are sandstorms that strip man and horse and bury them — I've seen them. I saw bones piled higher than my head for the folly of a bad king and those who wanted his throne. I lived through a blizzard that froze every other living creature solid. Against those things, you're only a man. I can deal with you.”
“Faithful: When will you learn to leave well enough alone?
Alanna sighed. "When I want to stop learning, I guess.”
“Horses are calmer people. They also don't throw things at cats.”
“There are times in every rider's life when it is necessary to apologize to a horse....”
“I wouldn't call it tamed, laddy-me-love. The lady of Pirate's Swoop shouldn't be tame.”
“He knows about things like betrayal, and being afraid, and the looks on people's faces when they know you did something they thought impossible”
“My past still haunts me when I sleep, although I saw that - much to my surprise- his does as well.”
“What good is a book no-one can read, save for the paper?" He was lucky I'd had to let him live. If my glare could have started a fire, he'd have been charred.”
“We make enemies, sometimes through no fault of our own, and sometimes our enemies become badges of honor.”
“There are weak men; men who run and hide when life slaps them in the ass. Then there are men; men who have a backbone yet occasionally, when life slaps them in the ass, will rely on others. And then there are real men; men who don’t cry or complain, who don’t just have a backbone, they are the backbone. Men who make their own decisions and live with the consequences, who accept responsibility for their actions or words. Men who, when life slaps them in the ass, slap back and move on. Men who live hard and die even harder.
Men like my father and my uncles. Men I loved with all my heart.
Men like Deuce.”
“Ko ko, bet kvailių visur yra daugiau, negu reikia. Kiekviena tauta jų turi ir sau, ir eksportui pakankamai, lygiai kaip kiekviena tauta turi nuosavus latrus ir šventuosius." ― Balys Sruoga, Dievų miškas”
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