“Sagas wouldn't be interesting if terrible things didn't happen to the people in them.”
“Sir, winning is usually a matter of making one less mistake than the enemy or just getting up one more time than you get knocked down.”
“You’re not fighting for abstractions. No one does. Humans pay lip service to that, to big causes and great purposes, but any politician of any skill soon learns that what really motivates people is the small, personal things. Close friends, family, the small area they call home. They wrap those things around ideals and call them precious, but they’re precious for the smallest and closest of reasons. Soldiers may swear to fight for their flag, but they really fight because of the soldiers next to them.”
“«Si todo parece ir según el plan, intenta encontrar algo que hayas pasado por alto y que podría mandarlo todo al garete».”
“the preserver on one side and the destroyer on the other.”
“Years fly by, but the heart stays in the same place.”
“A piano might fall on your head, he said, but it also might not. And in the meantime you never know. Something nice might happen.”
“Life changes us second by second.”
“He played the opening bars again, opening a door for her, inviting her to join. She started quietly, almost voiceless, only a thin string of sound weaving herself into his tune, as if her voice were just another string on the guitar between his fingers. She had to be careful, so no one saw the changes on her face. But she didn't want to be careful; she couldn't be careful. He played and she sang to him, and inside her more and more blocks of ice began to melt, cracking and falling into the frozen sea between them. She sang of all the things that were happening to her and him, the world that collapsed over both of them, the things that might be in store, if only they dared to believe it was possible.”
“Hundreds of prayer cloths were tied around rocks and stakes all the way up the mountain, but God had failed here.”
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