“Nonetheless, risk is a part of life.”
“But if one stops believing in dreams, life loses its meaning, loses its colors.”
“Passion is a sickness. It confounds and makes you do things just to please the other person. Quite different from love. In love you find delight despite the person’s flaws.”
“We should abandon all hope when we are born. Happiness is a mere sparkle in the darkness.”
“As a rule, people tend to forget the most important things in life when money, power and lust are involved.”
“Things are more exciting when one unveils them bit by bit. One looses interest fast when they’re too easy.”
“Sophia is not my second chance. She is my heavenly gift.”
“Fabulous. Toleration is the key word. It's a pity few people understand this.”
“I believe in witches, Sophia,” his deep voice hypnotized her.
“I hope you don’t burn me at the stake,” she murmured to him.
“I don’t burn witches. I set them on fire,” Alistair whispered so low Sophia thought she had heard wrong.”
“Marriage never stopped anyone from betraying.”
“It should be forbidden to be so handsome.”
“Never again mistrust me. Don’t turn your anger unfairly towards me. Trust isn’t something I bestow easily. It’s something precious. You have it or you don’t. Like faith, like love. It’s blind. It has to be. If I trust, if I love, I’ll always believe you; no matter the circumstances.”
“That night as they slept in each other's arms neither Alistair nor Sophia had any nightmares.”
“ Good things come…” Her head fell back, giving him total access to her throat “to those who wait.’ Patience is a virtue, Alistair.”
“You’re like the fresh air from an orchard in spring, he shook his head, his long bangs falling over his right eye, I am darkness.”
“I don't need to be liked because I'm rich. There's more to me than just my bloodied damn money.”
“If you give me but another chance, I’ll fight all my inner demons and rebuild my life with you. I’m never going to hurt you again, mo chridhe. I swear it.”
“Ethan, I don't go out with secretaries." Edward smiled at Sophia's petulant answer. "You want to go out with me, you call me.”
“Don't cry. She wouldn't like it. When I missed my father, I used to cry. Mama taught me when I cry, he is sad and will cry, too. I don't want my daddy sad. I'm sure you don't want your daughter sad, too.”
“Would you prefer to be feared or loved Lord Ells?"
He smiled crookedly at her, "You like quotes, don't you? So, it's as Machievelli said, 'It is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot have both it is better to be feared than loved.'"
"I'd rather be loved. Only loved," she whispered to him.”
“Sophia, you’re the best thing that could have happened to Alistair. I’ve never seen him happier than he is now.”
“It was like the sun had appeared again in my life, Sophia, You. You changed everything when you stepped into that room. You have a freshness, a strength, an allure, I’ve never seen before. The way you walk, talk, hold yourself. The way you move your hands, these long red nails. You’ve become the light of my life.”
“Sophia is worth a change. I have to make the right choices from now on.”
“I love your eyes, did you know that? I have never seen eyes as green as yours. They put the leaves of the Amazon Forest to shame. And your unbelievably long and dark lashes make them even more startling.”
“The way towards simplicity is through outrage.”
“The hunter is patient. The prey is careless. The”
“I think if I had to put a finger on what I consider a good education, a good radical education, it wouldn't be anything about methods or techniques. It would be loving people first.”
“ And now the sun with more effectual beams Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds, Who all things now behold more fresh and green, After a night of storm so ruinous, Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray, To gratulate the sweet return of morn.”
“Poetic words are usually more stimulating than accurate. Taking them too seriously is a mistake.”
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