“Anyone can make a mistake.... It's how they learn from it and recover from it that shows their true worth.”
“Men... performed better when they understood why they were being asked to carry out a task.”
“He looked up at Stig and Hal. 'Told you this one was a keeper.' Lydia flushed as the two boys smiled. 'Shut up. You make sure you do your stuff with those two overgrown dinner bowls you call shields.”
“Welcome to Shelter Bay,' he said to Stig. 'Is that what it's called?' Hal gave him a tired grin. 'It is now'.”
“It was ten against ten. So, as Svengal later recounted, it was no contest. He had the enemy outnumbered three to one.”
“People always find it amusing when they see a friend suffering, Stig thought.”
“Nothing like a little wanton destruction to get boys excited, Thorn thought, smiling to himself.”
“It's frightening when things you love appear suddenly changed from what you have always known.”
“Words do not express thoughts very well. they always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish. And yet it also pleases me and seems right that what is of value and wisdom to one man seems nonsense to another.”
“If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”
“There were no embraces, because where there is great love there is often little display of it.”
“When he'd sworn at her and been sworn at in return, they became great friends.”
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