There is a reason for everything. You might not be able to figure it out, and time might have made us all forget it, but the reason is there all the same.— Maria V. Snyder
The most pleasurable Maria V. Snyder quotes to get the best of your day
Positive thoughts lead to positive results.
Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.
There's always another storm. It's the way the world works. Snowstorms, rainstorms, windstorms, sandstorms, and firestorms. Some are fierce and others are small. You have to deal with each one separately, but you need to keep an eye on whats brewing for tomorrow.
At first, it feels as if she has vanished forever, and all traces are destroyed.
But later, when the pain of loss doesn't overwhelm all your other feelings, every time you think of her, or hear her voice in your head, or remember a happy time together, you realize she's still a part of you and will never be totally gone.
But you've slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.
Everyone makes choices in life. Some bad, some good. It's called living, and if you want to bow out, then go right ahead. But don't do it halfway. Don't linger in whiner's limbo.
I’ll have you know that the most delicate flowers often produce the strongest scent when crushed.
Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life.
I remembered my little brother, Allyn, had appeared so innocent and angelic when he slept--similar to Kerrick. It must be a survival tactic. If Allyn hadn't looked so sweet, we would have killed him while he slept. He had been pure evil when he was awake--similar to Kerrick.
I hate a mystery. I would have let the identity of the Commander’s successor remain a secret, as I have for fifteen years, but tonight’s opportunity was too tempting. With eight drunken Generals sleeping it off, I could have danced on their beds without waking them." - Valek
You're right. And so was my snake." Snake?" He pulled my arm out to expose my bracelet. "When I carved this my thoughts were on you, love. Your life is like this snake's coils. No matter how many turns it makes, you'll end up back where you belong. With me.
Did she just-" "Yes." "But I don't-" "Yes you do. We both stink." "Well, I'm not-" "Yes. You are." He huffed. "You wont let-" "No. No complaining. Let's go." I grabbed a clean shirt and pants from my saddlebags. "Well, she could have handled it better," he grumped. "No. She couldn't." He settled into a sulky silence as we visited the bathhouse.
Sleep? What's that? A new type of casserole?
The past shouldn't be forgotten. It should be used as a guide for future situations and not used as a reason to avoid making difficult decisions. There was always a choice.
But it seems there is more than one way to poison a person's heart, and it doesn't require a meal.
Unfortunately, diplomacy was a dance I needed to learn.
Suppressing his relief, Valek asked, “Can you please tell this Lieutenant who he has arrested?” “Can do,” Janco said with a smile. “Lieutenant Darren, let me be the first to congratulate you on capturing the elusive and legendary Kelav. He’s been wanted in Ixia for years on multiple counts of espionage.
In the war room, love? What if someone comes in?” I stood and removed his shirt. “Then they’ll have a good story to tell.” “Good?” He adopted the pretense of being offended. “Prove me wrong.
Lief. That's not nice, considering all your sister has done for you," admonished Perl. "Oh right. How could I forget that she made me bait for a snake, left me on house arrest in Ixia, and smuggled me into the Keep in a coffin.
You’re better off fighting hand to hand than wielding a weapon you don’t know how to use. A skilled opponent would simply disarm you. Then your troubles would be doubled. Not only would you be under attack, but you’d have to counter your own weapon
After almost two hours of creeping around the forest, one of the jacks discovered Belen. He had fallen asleep, and the young man had literally tripped over him. So much for his reputation.
No hope, is worse than fear.
The others had taken Valek's return in stride, although Janco made a comment about Valek's lack of hair. "You ever notice how couples start to look alike?" he asked. In a deadpan, Valek replied, "Yes. In fact I was just thinking how much you and Topaz resemble each other. It's uncanny.
I'd wish you luck, but I don't think it would help," "Why not?" "My lady, you make your own luck.
Yes, I thought I'd try electrocution next.
Since a bomb, a fire, Vinco's knife and a brief encounter with outer space didn't kill me.
Nothing says you care for me better than offering to torture my enemies.
" He grinned. "No sense doing things halfhearted. And to think, some girls have to endure listening to poetry.
"How did you - " "Fool your guards? They're not very good.
They forgot to check the ceiling for spiders." Valek grinned. His angular face softened.
Rand rubbed his hands over his face. His anger had dissipated. “I’m sorry, Yelena. I was backed into a corner and I couldn’t get out without hurting someone.
I balled my hands into tight fists to keep them from wrapping around Mr.
I-Know-Everything's superior neck.
I stepped closer to him and lowered my voice.
'If you could change one thing, what would it be?' He pulled the sheep pendant from his pocket. A question filled his eyes. I held out my hand. Riley placed it in my palm and I curled my finger around the necklace, pressing the metal into my skin.
The uniform enhanced his athletic body, and my thoughts drifted to how magnificent he would look with his uniform puddled around his feet.
No need to act, i let my fear show "He killed himself," i whispered.
Eve raised an eyebrow. "Fourteen times?" "He had bad aim.
Many have tried to kill us. All have failed. -Valek
Some Queen of the Pipes, I thought. I'd believed I was better than a mindless drone. But I was the mindless one, hiding away. Even now I referred to them as if I didn't belong.
Don't feel ashamed for having those feelings and those memories.
What happened in the past can't be changed, but they can be a guide for what happens in the future.
Back so soon?" he asked. "Too bad. I was just about to organize a search for your dead body. What happened when you knocked on the southerner magician's door to sacrifice yourself? Did they kick you out, thinking you too half-witted to waste their time on?
[Riley] slapped his hands to his face and then dropped them as if in surrender.
'I always say the wrong thing around you. Look, can we start over?' Over?" Yes. Over. Wipe the board clean.' But I would have to go back to hating you and not trusting you' I said Oh, well don't do that.' He paused and chewed his lip. 'Does that mean you like and trust me now?' " - Riley and Trella
Nothing says you care for me better than offering to torture my enemies.
Knowing and believing are sometimes hard to combine.
[Janco] paused. His eyes held a distant gleam as if seeing into his past. 'My first practice was a shock. I was a cocky smart aleck--' [Opal] 'Was?' [J] 'Be quiet. I'm telling a story here.
Your mother sounds like a formidable woman," Valek said into the silence.
"You have no idea," Leif replied with a sigh. "Well, if she's anything like Yelena, my deepest sympathies," Valek teased. "Hey!" Leif laughed and the tense moment dissipated. Valek handed Leif his machete. "Do you know how to use it?" "Of course. I chopped Yelena's bow into firewood," Leif joked.
You had lots of visitors, but they were all quiet.
" "Oh real funny. Tease the blind man." ~Trella to Logan, pg. 114-115
Reviewing our fight, I asked Janco, “Why do you rhyme when you fight?
Maximum damage. It was the beginning of the end. Either we would fail or not. At least we could say we tried.
Life is like molten glass. It flows, it's flexible, it can be molded and shaped and...what do you say? Ah, yes. It holds vast potential. You have a number of uncertainties in your melt right now. But they will always be there in one form or another. Always. Unlike molten glass, life can't be fixed or frozen into a pretty vase and placed on a shelf to gather dust.
I found Esau’s field guide at the bottom of my pack.
Taking a candle into the bedroom, I read his book until my eyes grew heavy. From his vast notes, it seemed that almost every plant and tree in the jungle had a reason for existing. I caught myself wishing there was a page in his guide that had my picture on it with the reason for my existence written underneath in Esau’s neat hand.
For the first time, I was the center of attention.
Everyone watched me as if I were a bomb. Would I explode and cause a disaster or would I pop and cause a miracle?
She's the nicest person I know." Zila chewed on her lower lip. "Well, the second nicest. Avry's the first.
Don’t worry," I said. "These men are good. They’re going to heal the world.