Luo Guanzhong · 2339 pages
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“Success is not worth rejoicing over, failure is not worth grieving over.”
“You may return and tell Sun Quan to wash his neck: the executioner is coming.”
“Victory and defeat are but ordinary events in a soldier's career, and why should you give up?”
“The hound and hare were both so wearied that the peasant got them all.”
“From the days of old, those who walk in the way have replaced those who deviate therefrom; those who lack virtue have fallen before those who possess it. Can one escape fate?”
“He is a perfect genius, god and devil combined, the greatest marvel of the age.”
“When all dreams wane, same are loss and gain”
“Just introduce a woman, conspiracies succeed; Of soldiers, or their weapons, there really is no need.”
“Solving this issue is as easy as turning over one's hand!”
“The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide.”
“I have received the command from Heaven: May my time be always long and prosperous.”
“Heaven has abandoned us. But you, the tool of his crime, will assuredly perish!" Thereupon Li Ru grew more angry, laid hands on the Empress and threw her out of the window.”
“Suddenly there appeared a general, with a small following, who cried out, “Cai Mao and Zhang Yun are two traitors. The princely Liu Bei is a most upright man and has come here to preserve his people. Why do you repulse him?” All looked at this man. He was of middle height, with a face dark brown as a ripe date. He was from Yiyang and named Wei Yan.”
“What we are dealing with here is another version of the Lacanian 'il n'y a pas de rapport ...': if, for Lacan, there is no sexual relationship, then, for Marxism proper, there is no relationship between economy and politics, no 'meta-language' enabling us to grasp the two levels from the same neutral standpoint, although—or, rather, because—these two levels are inextricably intertwined.”
“the partition was rolled up for ventilation, and she was lying in her hammock reading one of the books Vernon had brought, a thriller called utopia.”
“Or was he merely a mollycoddled favorite, enjoying capriciously prejudiced love? Schenback was inclined to believe the latter. Inborn in nearly every artist’s nature is a voluptuous, treacherous tendency to accept the injustice if it creates beauty and to grant sympathy and homage to aristocratic preferences.”
“She tries to wear her pain on the inside. She always has. It’s the trademark of the oldest sibling, I think.”
“Still, I remained curious. Abby Kincaid had flown in from Florida, which was about as far away from Cedar Cove as a person could get while remaining in the continental United States. She appeared to be happy for her brother and his bride, but she didn’t seem pleased to be in town. She’d mentioned that it’d been over ten years since she was last in Cedar Cove, but surely there were school friends she’d want to see.”
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