Quotes from Page

Tamora Pierce ·  290 pages

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“I suppose he could have changed," Neal said dryly. "I myself have noticed my growing resemblance to a daffodil." The other pages snorted.

Kel eyed her friend. "You do look yellow around the edges," she told him, her face quite serious. "I hadn’t wanted to bring it up."

"We daffodils like to have things brought up," Neal said, slinging an arm around her shoulders. "It reminds us of spring.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“A friend had commented once that Neal had a gift for making someone want to punch him just for saying hello.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“Seniors get to do all the jolly things," Owen complained as they walked to archery practice that first day.

Neal glared at the chubby second-year with all the royal disdain of a vexed lion. He was limping from a staff blow to the knee. "You are a bloody minded-savage," he informed Owen sternly. "I hope you are kidnapped by centaurs.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“I was stark raving mad, and my family was too polite to mention it. That's what living with the Yamanis does to people. They get so well-mannered they won't mention you're crazy.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“Fear is a good thing. It mean you're paying attention.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page



“Mithros's spear, Kel!" he exclaimed. "When did you turn into a real girl?"
"You said she was a girl already," muttered one of his cousins...
"But not a girl-girl, with a chest and all!" protested Owen.
..."I've been a girl for a while, Owen," Kel informed him.
"I never realized," her too outspoken friend replied. "It's not like you've got melons or anything, they're just noticeable.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“If arrogance were shoes, he'd never go barefoot.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“it's your own fault for encouraging him..., you know. Now he thinks he's a human being.
Neal of Queens cove”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“They had almost reached their horses when Neal's unmistakable drawl sounded through the stable: "Joren is so pretty. Say, Garvey, are you two friends because you can have him?”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“If we pick a fight, then we're just as bad as them. Combat should be used just to help people who can't defend themselves, period."
"Well, if I don't fight back and they pound on me, then I'm one of the people I should be defending.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page



“Wouldn't--" Kel began to say, but the words stuck in her mouth. She swallowed and tried again. "Wouldn't it be well, not nice to flirt with somebody you don't want to fall in love with?”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“Feelings, she learned, were hard to fight. She treasured his smiles and compliments and tried not to dwell on the fact that he gave this things to his friend Kel.

His dreamy-eyed gazes, poems, and fits of passionate melancholy were for Uline. It was hard not to resent the older girl.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“You are a bloody-minded savage. I hope you are kidnapped by centaurs.”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


“Gods curse it, Kel, you heard what he said!"
"I heard a fart," Kel said grimly. You know where those come from. Let it go." -Faleron and Kel”
― Tamora Pierce, quote from Page


About the author

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