24+ quotes from Princeps' Fury by Jim Butcher

Quotes from Princeps' Fury

Jim Butcher ·  386 pages

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“Knowledge is your weapon...Kill them with it.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Isana stared at Gaius for a moment. Then she said, "How can you live with yourself?"

The First Lord stared at her for a moment, his eyes cold. Then he spoke in a very quiet, precise, measured voice. "I look out my window each day. I look out my window at people who live and breathe. At people who have not been devoured by civil war. At people who have not been ravaged by disease. At people who have not starved to death, who have not been hacked apart by enemies of humanity, at people who are free to lie and steal and plot and complain and accuse and behave in all manner of repugnant ways because the Realm stands. Because law and order stands. Because something other than simple violence shapes the course of their lives. And I look, wife of my son, mother of my heir, at a very few decent people who have had the luxury of living their lives without being called upon to make hideous decisions I would not wish upon my worst enemies, and who consequently find such matters morally appalling when they consider them--because they have not had to be the ones who dealt with them." He took a short, hard swallow of wine. "Feh. Aquitaine thinks me his enemy. The fool. If I truly hated him, I'd give him the Crown.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Open eyes are of little use when the mind behind them is closed.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“An inferior sense of smell," Marcus said, as if absolutely nothing of significance had happened, "is distinct from being told that one smells unpleasant.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Legionares are not afraid of dinner,” Max growled, giving the taurg a dire glare. “Dinner is afraid of legionares.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Close your cowardly lips over that void in your head where your brains went missing and keep them there. Then put your lazy, shapeless ass back into your chair and do it swiftly. Or face me in the juris macto.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“These creatures have destroyed our lands. Murdered our people." Isana lifted her chin. "Pay them for it."
When Antillus Raucus looked up, his eyes were hard, cold, and clear. "Watch me.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“If I ever invade Calderon again," he said, "it will be in the summer.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“hardly a man ever made a fool of himself by keeping his bloody mouth shut.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“in the course of my life, I have more than once been too ignorant to know that something was impossible before I did it anyway.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“That isn’t going to happen,” he told her. “It’s going to be all right” “Fool,” Kitai scoffed gently. “You do not know that.” “Sometimes you don’t know the most important things,” Tavi said. “You believe them.” “That is completely irrational.” “Yes,” Tavi agreed. “And true.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“All things pass in time. We are far less significant than we imagine ourselves to be. All that we are, all that we have wrought, is but a shadow, no matter how durable it may seem.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Sometimes you don’t know the most important things,” Tavi said. “You believe them.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“I've got blisters and muscle cramps in places not meant for the touch of anything but a beautiful woman," Max spat back sullenly. "I've bitten my tongue so many times in the past three days that I whistle in musical chords when I exhale. And the smell isn't ever going to come out of my armor, I just know it.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“planning became a great deal simpler and easier when one didn’t have the additional bother of working out how to survive said plan.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Better the enemy you know than the enemy you don’t.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Give me passion -- and compassion -- any day.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Duty flows uphill and down.” He”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Books were expensive, as well. But she’d read enough of them to know that they were only as valuable as the contents of their writers’ minds—and to her it seemed that a great many writers, had they been merchants, would have precious little inventory.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Open eyes are of little use when the mind behind them is closed.” Araris”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“His mind is strange,” came Varg’s rumbling voice, “but capable.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“It has become a custom among the Legions to promise one’s fellows that no matter what happens, they will never lie cold upon the earth.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Kestus idly added theoretical torture to the theoretical murder, because done right, it might be funny.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


“Crows take you Gaius Sextus. Even when you make a request you leave me no choices."
"They do seem to have grown a bit sparse, these past few years," he agreed quietly.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from Princeps' Fury


About the author

Jim Butcher
Born place: in Independence, Missouri, The United States
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