8+ quotes from On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers

Quotes from On Stranger Tides

Tim Powers ·  370 pages

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“Yeah, there's some unlikely beasts in the world, and it's best to stay near the ones that you've bought drinks for.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“Mr. Bird flung his food away and leaped to his feet, glaring around at no one in particular. 'I am not a dog!' he shouted agrily, his gold earrings flashing in the firelight.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“Shandy looked ahead. Blackbeard, apparently willing to get the explanation later, had picked up his oars and was rowing again.
'May I presume to suggest,' yelled Shandy giddily to Davies,
'that we preoceed the hell out of here with all due haste.'
Davies pushed a stray lock of hair back from his forehead and sat down on the rower's thwart. 'My dear fellow consider it done.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“Por la escalera, hacia la luz del sol, fueron saliendo el cocinero (que, obviamente, había seguido la vieja costumbre de enfrentarse a un desastre en la mar emborrachándose tan rápida y concienzudamente como le fue posible) […]”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“As soon as I get a ship that can take to the open seas, I'm going to find and rescue and - if there's any worth in me - marry the only woman in whom I can see both a body and a face, and with whom I need not resign one or the other of my own.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“Blessed be the soul, and the Lord that keeps it in order; blessed be the day, and the Lord that drives it away.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“The seas and the weathers are what is; your vessels adapt to them or sink.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


“It’s a new world, right enough, a world for the taking, and we’re the ones who know how to live in it without having to pretend it’s a district of England or France or Spain.”
― Tim Powers, quote from On Stranger Tides


About the author

Tim Powers
Born place: in Buffalo, New York, The United States
Born date February 29, 1952
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