“Sometimes I hated it when I was right, but I always hated it when someone else was. Especially when their being right made me wrong. I’m irrational that way. It’s something I’m working on.”
“Tam considers me a challenge. I consider Tam a work in progress. I also think there's a gentleman lurking under that calculating exterior. Tam thinks 'gentleman' is a dirty word. I talk dirty to Tam every chance I get.”
“The Guardian's eyes widened with amazement, and he tightened his grip on me. He had my arms, so the action I was forced to take was entirely his fault. It was as direct as my previous action, but not nearly as polite.
In the next instant, the Guardian was on his knees trying to remember how to breath.”
“Mychael Eiliesor. Guardian paladin, sacred protector, master spellsinger, fashion consultant.”
“You know it’s going to be a bad day when you can’t get privacy inside your own head.”
“I wouldn't be comfortable, but at least I'd have marginal protection against pointy steel objects that went stab in the night.”
“I decide that we could always indulge ourselves later. First, I had a soul-eating stone of power to poke with a stick.”
“When it came to maintaining a reputation, facts were fleeting but you could ride a rumor for years.”
“Sir, come quick. They've found a body in the canal."
I blew out my breath. Saved by the corpse.
...The corpse in question was Nigel Nicabar.
The watchers had collected the bodies found in Nigel's house, garden, and canal, and put them in the greenhouse located at the back of the garden. The necromancer's talents weren't with living things, so the greenhouse's tables were pretty much empty - at least of plants. Dead goblins lay under sheets and tarps. I couldn't help feeling that Nigel would have approved. What he wouldn't have approved of was being included among them. Nigel wouldn't have been caught dead surrounded by goblins, yet that's exactly how and where he was. I don't think he would have appreciated the irony.”
“You'll never find a worse critic than the one inside your own skin, or a more difficult one to silence," I told Pieras, by means of explanation. "The best you can hope for is to teach it some manners.”
“Bodyguard work came easily to hobgoblins. When you’re huge, furry, fanged, and yellow-eyed, you don’t need much else as a deterrent.”
“[...]Let me ask around. In the meantime, you need to keep that trinket out of sight, and you need to be careful.”
“I’m always careful.”
Garadin gave me the look. You know the one.
“Whenever I can,” I added.”
“You’ll never find a worse critic than the one inside your own skin, or a more difficult one to silence,” I told Piaras, by means of explanation. “The best you can hope for is to teach it some manners.”
“guess all that sinuous grace and exotic beauty can”
“ولكن عليك أن تتذكر أن الشمس التي تشرق اليوم هي نفس الشمس التي كانت تشرق عندما جاء والدك إلى الحياة، وستظل تشرق عندما يموت آخر أحفادك.
"ثم أردف قائلاً: "إن أفكار الشباب هي أضواء ساطعة تلمع بعيداً، تماماً مثل الشهب التي غالباً ما تصنع بريقاً في السماء. ولكن حكمة الشيوخ كالنجوم الراسخة التي تلمع ولا يتبدد نورها حتى إن البحارة يعتمدون عليها في تحديد وجهتهم.”
“Marcellus cudgeled his memory. What did he know about Arpino? Delicious little melons! Arpino melons! And exactly the right time for them, too.”
“Indeed, confident assurances and promises of fortune, when whispered into the right ears, often serve as substitutes for thinking at all.”
“முதலாவது பாகம் - புது வெள்ளம் முதலாவது அத்தியாயம் ஆடித்திருநாள்”
“Forgiveness can get you places, I guess. But sometimes you need to light a fire.”
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