“There are times when our victories have a cost that we did not foresee, when winning brings us loss.”
“Ye'll learn more of a man if ye look at his face when he's looking at somebody else, than ye'll learn any other way, but,' he advised her, 'ye have to keep silent to do it”
“But what you bring back with you in the end, he said, might not be what you started out in search of to begin with”
“Hiding the person you are,' he said, 'won't make you happy. I never hide who I am. What I am.”
“The strongest soldier cannot balance long upon the blade that does divide his honor and his heart, and whatever way he falls, the cut will kill him.”
“The world becomes a wider place, with but a little learning.”
“We rarely see the things we don’t expect to see.”
“Because it is in giving of ourselves and our possessions that we best please God; by actions, not words. And all men do deserve a chance to earn God's grace.”
“The firebird drops a feather, was his summary, and if you're fool enough to pick it up and chase the bird itself, you're in for trouble.”
“She nodded, looking down at the small wooden bird, a plain thing carved by a great man who'd always taken pleasure in creating things with his own hands. She's telling me, I think, that I should seek to be none other than myself, and so fly always like the bird that I was born to be.”
“We cannot know a man's nature when all does go well with him, but when those people he thinks will assist him oppose him instead, then we know, for a man has the patience and humility that he shows then, and no more.”
“Some things weren’t meant to live in cages.”
“Tis the curse of a woman of influence that she must always be reckoned unvirtuous.”
“into the air. There was love here—not perfect, but strong,”
“There are times,” he said to Anna, “when our victories have a cost that we did not foresee, when winning brings us loss.”
“My love, cease thy weeping, now listen to me, For waking and sleeping, my heart is with thee; Love, let nothing grieve thee, and do not complain, For I never will leave thee, while life doth remain.”
“Now do that with your thoughts as well, pluck out the needless vanities and worries, and you’ll find you grow the straighter for it.”
“Edmund had obviously never yet experienced the speed with which news traveled round the docklands. “Is there anyone who does not know him?” “All”
“And does he like blondes, as well?'
Rob laughed. I had forgotten just how great a laugh he had. 'No, he prefers, dark haired women. You've nothing to fear from the Sentinel, Nicola.”
“Remember the faith you were raised in my child, and love not in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth; and whoever may come to you, either a friend or a foe, or a thief or a robber, receive them with kindness, for each man must walk on the path to which he has been called.”
“I suggested that someone grab Bill Gates and get him to install a new operating system, but apparently he's not a demon" At Reaver's eye roll she nodded. "Right? I was surprised too.”
“You're my Bride. Mine. You belong to me.”
“It's a hard place this world can be. No wonder a baby cries coming in to it. Tears from the start”
“Don't you be wasting of me good time in the numbering of me hands," cried Freckles. "The stringth of me cause will make up for the weakness of me mimbers, and the size of a cowardly thief doesn't count. You'll think all the wildcats of the Limberlost are turned loose on you whin I come against you, and as for me cause----I slept with you, Wessner, the night I came down the corduroy like a dirty, friendless tramp, and the Boss was for taking me up, washing, clothing, and feeding me, and giving me a home full of love and tinderness, and a master to look to, and good, well-earned money in the bank. He's trusting me his heartful, and here comes you, you spotted toad of the big road, and insults me, as is an honest Irish gintleman, by hinting that you concaive I'd be willing to shut me eyes and hold fast while you rob him of the thing I was set and paid to guard, and then act the sneak and liar to him, and ruin and eternally blacken the soul of me. You damned rascal," raved Freckles, "be fighting before I forget the laws of a gintlemin's game and split your dirty head with me stick!”
“You’re beautiful, and you are wanted. I know I’m not supposed to feel that way about you, but fuck it. I do.”
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