Elizabeth Haydon · 656 pages
Rating: (17.5K votes)
“Ryle Hira: Life is what it is”
“Second, and far more important: tuck your chin. You're going to get hurt, so expect it and be ready. You may as well see it coming.”
“Oi’m always noble, sir; it’s in my blood. ’As been ever since Oi ate that knight a few years back. Why?”
“Don't panic. Panic will kill you when nothing else wants to.”
“Allo, darlin’. Oi’m so glad to see it’s love at first sight for you, too.”
“Hello, Lucy. Do you name all your weapons, Grunthor?”
“O’ course. It’s tradition.”
Rhapsody nodded, understanding coming into her eyes. “That makes perfect sense. Do you find that you fight better with a weapon you’ve named?”
Her eyes began to sparkle with excitement. “Why, Grunthor, in a way, you’re a Namer, too!”
The giant broke into a pleased grin. “Well, whaddaya know. Should Oi sing a lit’le song?”
“No,” said Rhapsody and Achmed in unison.”
“Take the Friendmaker, for instance. Oi called 'im that , and now, when people see 'im, they instantly want to be my friend. Those that live, o' course." - Grunthor”
“We needed to face that darkness. And we did, together. I will tell you something that I want you to remember. If you forget all my other words, remember these: when you find the one thing in your life you believe in above anything else, you owe it to yourself to stand by it—it will never come again, child. And if you believe in it unwaveringly, the world has no other choice but to see it as you do, eventually. For who knows it better than you? Don’t be afraid to take a difficult stand, darling. Find the one thing that matters—everything else will resolve itself.”
“First, however you initially grasp the sword, change your grip a little, so that you focus on how you're holding it. Don't take your weapon for granted.”
“This country’s drifting into serious trouble because of the clamor for simple and immediate solutions to complex problems that will take years to solve—even with total effort on both sides.”
“That was his mother. When she wasn't crying over the breakfast cereal, she was laughing about killing herself.”
“This wasn't the person he'd thought he was, or would have chosen to be if he'd been free to choose, but there was something comforting and liberating about being an actual definite someone, rather than a collection of contradictory potential someones.”
“We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.”
“Jaime gave her [Brienne] a hard smile. "See, wench? We know each other too well.”
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