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Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Of course the servants had chosen not to follow me; I'd failed them already by refusing to be a man they could believe in. Of course the servants had chosen not to follow me; I'd failed them already by refusing to be a man they could believe in.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Keeping a private guard this large is like using a wolf to guard the farm. It may keep off the other wolves, but sooner or later it will eat you. Keeping a private guard this large is like using a wolf to guard the farm. It may keep off the other wolves, but sooner or later it will eat you.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: The Thieves of Eddis don't have breaking points. We have flash points instead, like gunpowder. The Thieves of Eddis don't have breaking points. We have flash points instead, like gunpowder.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Servants, in my experience, always know everything. Servants, in my experience, always know everything.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: to be underestimated by an enemy is the greatest advantage a man can have. to be underestimated by an enemy is the greatest advantage a man can have.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I can't leave her there all alone, surrounded by stone walls ... She's too precious to give up. I can't leave her there all alone, surrounded by stone walls ... She's too precious to give up.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I love stupid plans. I love stupid plans.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Dying would have been so much easier. Dying would have been so much easier.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: My opponent's self-confidence is usually my best asset. My opponent's self-confidence is usually my best asset.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Anyone who can steal the king's seal ring can manage the locks on his record room. Anyone who can steal the king's seal ring can manage the locks on his record room.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: To make war you need three things: one, money; two, money; and three, money. To make war you need three things: one, money; two, money; and three, money.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Don't match your weakness against your opponent's strength Don't match your weakness against your opponent's strength
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: The Lord of Rags and Tatters. The Lord of Rags and Tatters.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: That is ridiculous," she said.The king agreed. "Like falling in love with a landslide. Only you could fail to notice. That is ridiculous," she said.
The king agreed. "Like falling in love with a landslide. Only you could fail to notice.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness. But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Her queen danced like a flame in the wind, and the mercurial king like the weight at the center of the earth ... Her queen danced like a flame in the wind, and the mercurial king like the weight at the center of the earth ...
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: If I was going to climb onto an animal eight times my size, I wanted to plan the attempt first. If I was going to climb onto an animal eight times my size, I wanted to plan the attempt first.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I wonder if people always choose what will make them unhappy. I wonder if people always choose what will make them unhappy.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: As a ten-year-old boy, the Thief of Eddis could stop a grown man in his tracks with a single look. Where had that look gone? As a ten-year-old boy, the Thief of Eddis could stop a grown man in his tracks with a single look. Where had that look gone?
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Oh, Lady," said the woodcutter, "my hurt is overwhelming because it is someone else's pain that makes me cry. Oh, Lady," said the woodcutter, "my hurt is overwhelming because it is someone else's pain that makes me cry.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Even a steadfast enemy was better than a waffler. Even a steadfast enemy was better than a waffler.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I think a good book is a good book forever.I don't think they get less good because times change. I think a good book is a good book forever.
I don't think they get less good because times change.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Sophos turned red, and I wondered about the circulation of his blood; maybe his body kept an extra supply of it in his head, ready for blushing. Sophos turned red, and I wondered about the circulation of his blood; maybe his body kept an extra supply of it in his head, ready for blushing.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Weak kings who lost their tempers were notoriously destructive. Weak kings who lost their tempers were notoriously destructive.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: All the things man has made are eventually destroyed. All the things man has made are eventually destroyed.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Oh gods, stairs. Oh gods, stairs.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Rae Carson's heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her. Rae Carson's heroine is a perfect blend of the ordinary and the extraordinary. I loved her.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: A little danger adds spice to life. A little danger adds spice to life.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I thought that being king meant I didn't have to kill people myself. I see know that was another misconception. I thought that being king meant I didn't have to kill people myself. I see know that was another misconception.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: If there is anything else you desire, Your - " "I desire" - the king interrupted in a level voice - "never again to see your living face. If there is anything else you desire, Your - " "I desire" - the king interrupted in a level voice - "never again to see your living face.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Thank you, thief.""You're welcome, my queen. Thank you, thief."
"You're welcome, my queen.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: They are all accepted," I said. It wasn't important anymore. They are all accepted," I said. It wasn't important anymore.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Surely it is counterproductive to expect sense from someone you are beating senseless. Surely it is counterproductive to expect sense from someone you are beating senseless.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: The Attolian waited, far and away the best non-speaker I think I have ever known. The Attolian waited, far and away the best non-speaker I think I have ever known.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: You are treasure beyond any price. You are treasure beyond any price.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: It was like being lectured by an earnest, oversized child. It was like being lectured by an earnest, oversized child.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I sometimes believe his lies are the truth, but I have never mistaken his truth for a lie. I sometimes believe his lies are the truth, but I have never mistaken his truth for a lie.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: He didn't marry you to become king. He became king because he wanted to marry you. He didn't marry you to become king. He became king because he wanted to marry you.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: No 'Glory shall be your reward' for me. Oh, no, for me, it is, 'Stop whining' and 'Go to bed'. No 'Glory shall be your reward' for me. Oh, no, for me, it is, 'Stop whining' and 'Go to bed'.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: The younger one looked to be completely useless. The younger one looked to be completely useless.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Being six feet off the ground does give one a sense of superiority. Being six feet off the ground does give one a sense of superiority.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: And she had the most appealing of feminine virtues, especially in a queen. She's easily led. And she had the most appealing of feminine virtues, especially in a queen. She's easily led.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: You learn something new everyday." "What are you learning?" Sophos asked. "To keep my mouth shut, I hope. You learn something new everyday." "What are you learning?" Sophos asked. "To keep my mouth shut, I hope.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Let the gods into your life and you rapidly lose faith in the natural laws. Let the gods into your life and you rapidly lose faith in the natural laws.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Unkingly, in so many ways, My King. Unkingly, in so many ways, My King.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Useless the Elder was looking at me in amusement. "Not exactly stalwart, are you?" he said. Useless the Elder was looking at me in amusement. "Not exactly stalwart, are you?" he said.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: If the king could make a throne seem like a stool fit for a printer's apprentice, the queen could make a rumpled bedspread into a throne. If the king could make a throne seem like a stool fit for a printer's apprentice, the queen could make a rumpled bedspread into a throne.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: So Sophos thinks you're going to marry me.""While I think you'll marry Sophos.""I might. We'll see what he's like when he grows up. So Sophos thinks you're going to marry me."
"While I think you'll marry Sophos."
"I might. We'll see what he's like when he grows up.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Least said, soonest mended. Least said, soonest mended.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: She is not so secure on her throne that she can risk offending her people's gods. No woman can be. She is not so secure on her throne that she can risk offending her people's gods. No woman can be.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT! I CAN DO ANYTHING I WANT!
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: He said the only thin worse than being wrong in a family argument was being right. He said the only thin worse than being wrong in a family argument was being right.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: [I had a] ... Second bowl of oatmeal. It was a little bit gloppy. [I had a] ... Second bowl of oatmeal. It was a little bit gloppy.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: A natural! A natural! A natural! A natural!
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Do not offend one power to attain the favor of another. Do not offend one power to attain the favor of another.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: He couldn't offend the gods with a pointed stick. He couldn't offend the gods with a pointed stick.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Because you do not believe?""Oh, no," said Attolia bitterly. "Because I believe and do not choose to worship. Because you do not believe?"
"Oh, no," said Attolia bitterly. "Because I believe and do not choose to worship.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Damn him, damn him, damn him. Damn him, damn him, damn him.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Eddis stared at him for a long time, knowing that forgiving someone because you have to is not forgiving him at all. Eddis stared at him for a long time, knowing that forgiving someone because you have to is not forgiving him at all.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Then come out," said the king, helping him, "knowing you'll never die of a fall unless the god himself drops you. Then come out," said the king, helping him, "knowing you'll never die of a fall unless the god himself drops you.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Ever since the gods created the world, mortals have been forgetting from where their blessings come. Ever since the gods created the world, mortals have been forgetting from where their blessings come.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Kings don't move mountains as a favor to a friend, Kings don't move mountains as a favor to a friend,
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I am not sure I trust you.""You can trust me with your life, My King.""But not with my wine, obviously. Give it back. I am not sure I trust you."
"You can trust me with your life, My King."
"But not with my wine, obviously. Give it back.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I did not say that I am afraid. He is, though, I think. Afraid of his own desire for power. I did not say that I am afraid. He is, though, I think. Afraid of his own desire for power.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I am very good at groveling. I am very good at groveling.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: He lies to himself. If Eugenides talked in his sleep, he'd lie then, too. He lies to himself. If Eugenides talked in his sleep, he'd lie then, too.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: No! No! I'll get the ten cups, I swear it! No! No! I'll get the ten cups, I swear it!
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Where are my guards, Teleus? He was still speaking softly. Three men dead and he wasn't even breathing hard, Costis noted. Where are my guards, Teleus? He was still speaking softly. Three men dead and he wasn't even breathing hard, Costis noted.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: I'm terrified that if they know how much I hate it, they might take it away. I'm terrified that if they know how much I hate it, they might take it away.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: What a strange world it is, where prisoners are left their weapons and the written word is a mortal danger. What a strange world it is, where prisoners are left their weapons and the written word is a mortal danger.
Megan Whalen Turner quotes: Only through pain can you be sure of the truth Only through pain can you be sure of the truth