Adventure, yeah. I guess that's what you call it when everybody comes back alive.— Mercedes Lackey
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If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.
The hatched chick cannot go back to the shell, the falcon who has found the sky does not willingly sit the nest.
Honor was never taking the easy way when it was also the wrong one.
Never telling a falsehood unless the truth was painful and unnecessary, or a lie was necessary to save others. Never manipulating the truth to serve only yourself. Protecting the weak and helpless; standing fast even when fear made you weak. Keeping your word.
The great love is gone. There are still little loves - friend to friend, brother to sister, student to teacher. Will you deny yourself comfort at the hearthfire of a cottage because you may no longer sit by the fireplace of a palace? Will you deny yourself to those who reach out to you in hopes of warming themselves at your hearthfire?
Harrier twisted himself sideways on his saddle to stare at him [Tiercel].
'You had a vision,' he said flaty. Yes. No. I don't know. I...Yes. No.
Of three things be wary- of a feather on a cat, The shepherd eating mutton, And a guardsman that is fat.
It's only gossip if you repeat it. Until then, it's gathering information.
Inexperience can be overcome, ignorance can be enlightened, but prejudice will destroy you.
I try to use all of my senses when describing a setting, and try to think of everything that would impact a character in any given scene.
We're none of us quite so sure of our place in the world that we can't be rocked off our feet by bad times. It's the getting back up again that counts. Not that you fall, but getting back up again counts for more in the long run.
Evil working in subtler fashion; marriages that proved to be no more then legalized slavery, and the careful manipulation of a bright and sensitive mind until its owner truly believed with all her heart in her own worthlessness. Betrayal, not once, but many times over.
Zen Hugs - the hugs that you would get, if we were there, if we could hug you, but we aren't, and we can't.
Three things know a secret- First; the lady in a dream, The dog that barks no warning, And a maid that does not scream.
A quaint conceit, don't you think?
There will always be bad times... It's the getting back up again that counts." - Gallen in "Intrigues
I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details before I begin writing the book.
Change or stagnate. Keep moving or die.
When warriors feel afraid they lack something, it is only because they are forgetful. They have forgotten how capable they truly are.
If there are going to be people out there making war on other people, don't you think it's a good idea for some of those people to at least follow a code of ethics? Not 'honor' but something you can pin down and be sure of, something with the same rules for everybody.
I think I know why you never married, Sarah.
" "Well, and I reckoned if I wanted something that'd come and go as he pleased, take me for granted, and ignore me when he chose, I'd get a cat. And if I wanted something I'd always have to be picking up after, getting into trouble, but slavishly devoted, I'd get a dog.
Three things never trust in- The maiden sworn as pure, The vows a king has given, And an ambush that is sure.
I'm not a legend or a hero, I don't slay dragons, I don't do any of the things that a real hero can. But I can make things better, one day at a time, for most of the kingdom.
Assume the attitude of prayer, and in time, the attitude will become prayer.
Witch' is just a religion, okay? No baby-sacrificing, no Black Masses, no sending imps out to scare the dog-snot out of kids, trying to make them think they're crazy. We don't do things like that. Our number-one law is 'Have fun in this lifetime, but don't hurt anybody.' Nice little paraphrase of "An it harm none, do as ye will" if I do say so myself.
Do you know the kind of things that live up there?.
..things without names 'cause no one who's seen 'em has lived long enough to give them any name besides 'AAAARG!
...Though drowned was just as dead as any other way of dying.
You are human and mortal; we are the sum of our weak moments and our strong.
Although you feel relief now, this is likely to be the source of many sleepless nights for you. You will lie awake, look upon your heart, and find it unlovely. You will be certain that (...) you are the greatest of monsters. This is a good thing; although you may forgive yourself, you must never come to think that your actions were in any way justifiable. But- (...) Being a sane, honorable human being is not always comfortable.
... sometimes good people [are] helpless... terrible things happen... to good people... there [are] sad endings as well as happy ones.
If they projected the fact that they are dangerous any harder, there would be little puddles of "danger" on the floor around them. Look, it's "danger", don't step in it!
You don't spend most of your life in other people's heads without losing every prejudice you ever had.
These are my friends, my family. It would be hell on earth to spend the rest of my life leading them into situations where some of them are going to get killed... but it would be worse watching someone well-meaning but incompetent or untrained double those deaths.
If I'm walking on thin ice, I might as well dance my way across
It makes sense for people who are good at fighting to go out and do it-because if they're good at it, that means the fewest number of other people die.
... everything written is at least in part fantasy. Except maybe the national budget. That's horror.
Three things trust and cherish well- The horse on which you ride, The beast that guards and watches, And your shield-mate at your side.
The freedom to swing your fist ends at my nose.
It's hard being a rock; they have such a strange sense of time - and priorities.
Truth and trust are the means by which civilization holds off barbarism.
I have no place in my life for someone who is sure he can do everything. --Steelmind
Parents always know what strings control your heart and soul.
After all, they are the ones who tied them there.
Once the blinders are off, it's rather hard to go back to seeing things the way you used to.
[Harrier] locked eyes with Zanattar. He couldn't remember another time in his life when he'd been this angry and hadn't hit something.
How DARE the villainous cads be as clever as the heroes.
. . . from what he knew about the Creatures of the Dark they wouldn't waste their time laying elaborate traps. They'd just eat someone.
If it is stupid but it works, it isn't stupid. (a Shin'a'in saying)
Give your enemy a face, If he is human, do not dehumanize him.
Know him and know why he is your enemy. If your enemy is within you, understand what it is and why you are afraid. Put a face on your fear. When you understand it, and it is no longer vague and shapeless, you will find that your fear is no longer so formidable.
Better watch out said a second voice from somewhere under the Beetle.
Don't park those two kraut cars too close together; it's springtime, and they might decide to mate. then Charlie'll be stuck with a garage full of little orange safety cones
Time doesn't. All that Time does is make it more distant, put more space between you and what happened. It doesn't heal anything. I don't know how or what does the healing, but it isn't Time.