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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Sidonie, I know you don't remember it, but you once promised to trust me beyond Sidonie, I know you don't remember it, but you once promised to trust me beyond all reason. And I swear to you that all that I am, all that I possess, including this gem-stone, is yours. I need you. I can't do this alone. Forget your memories. Look into your heart. And if you can find somewhere there, some lingering spark of trust that owes naught to reason, I beg you to speak the word written here.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Those that yield are not always weak Those that yield are not always weak
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: This is the secret that none dares tell who fights for a cause. Dying, we This is the secret that none dares tell who fights for a cause. Dying, we are all alike.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: There would be love, and while it was mine, I could cling to it. I There would be love, and while it was mine, I could cling to it. I could rejoice
in life, in the existence of love. In the existence of people like Phedre and Joscelin. Although the standards they set were impossibly high, still, I could rejoice that such courage and compassion existed in the world. I could hope and aspire.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Love as thou wilt Love as thou wilt
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: There are those who hold that there is a pattern to all that is said There are those who hold that there is a pattern to all that is said and done in this world, that no thing happens without reason nor out of time. As to that, I cannot speak, for I have seen too many threads cut short to believe it, but of a surety, I have seen too the weft of my fate shuttled on the loom. If there is a pattern, I do not think there is anyone among us who can stand at a great enough distance to discern it; yet I will not say that it is not so.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I wondered if he could ever understand that it was a blessing, not a sin, I wondered if he could ever understand that it was a blessing, not a sin, to be graced with more than one love.
It could be complicated; of course it could be complicated. And it opened one up to the possibility of more pain and loss.
Still, it was a blessing I would never relinquish. Love, genuine love, was always a cause for joy.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I took a slice of melon and perched on the edge of a couch, watching I took a slice of melon and perched on the edge of a couch, watching them both, patently uncomfortable with the undefined nature of my role here.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel. It is inexorable as the Love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel. It is inexorable as the tides, and life and death alike follow in its wake.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: The tapestry of history is woven of many threads. The tapestry of history is woven of many threads.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: We knew each other's histories and secrets, hopes and fears and dreams. When you need We knew each other's histories and secrets, hopes and fears and dreams. When you need to get good and drunk, that's the kind of person you want keeping pace with you. "Okay,
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Garner knowledge, by any means possible Garner knowledge, by any means possible
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Her always is mine Her always is mine
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: As often as not, we forge our own chains. And from those, not even Adonai As often as not, we forge our own chains. And from those, not even Adonai Himself can free us. We must do it ourselves.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Night breeds its own sort of anticipation. Night breeds its own sort of anticipation.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I can see patterns in events, and behaviors; in mathematics, I follow slower I can see patterns in events, and behaviors; in mathematics, I follow slower
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Fear and lies fester in darkness. The truth may wound, but it cuts clean. Fear and lies fester in darkness. The truth may wound, but it cuts clean.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on without you
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: All this I knew, and yet it was a different thing, to learn it from All this I knew, and yet it was a different thing, to learn it from Delaunay: not stories, but histories. For this too I learned, that a storyteller's tale may end, but history goes on always. These events, so distant in legend, play a part in shaping the very events we witness about us, each and every day. When I understood this, Delaunay said, I might begin to understand.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Stupid to speak of blame when the wills of the immortals are involved. Stupid to speak of blame when the wills of the immortals are involved.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: You're as bad as your master," he muttered, scarce audible amid the sea-sounds. "Worse. At You're as bad as your master," he muttered, scarce audible amid the sea-sounds. "Worse. At least he didn't ply his words from a courtesan's lips.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: An awkward silence descended between us. Where did that phrase come from? I wonder. Silence An awkward silence descended between us. Where did that phrase come from? I wonder. Silence descended. Descended from where exactly? Was it hovering over us like the alien spaceship in Independence Day? Maybe it wasn't really silence so much as it was the smothering weight of something unsaid, words we'd kept at bay, kept in the air, by talking about other things.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I lie awake in my bed, clinging to the brightness I have known, fighting back I lie awake in my bed, clinging to the brightness I have known, fighting back the tide of darkness, the memories of blood and branding and horror, and the legacy of cruelty that runs in my own veins, shaping my own secret vow and wielding it like a brand against the darkness, whispering it to myself, over and over.
I will try to be good.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: What you are witnessing is the face of war a great ruler seldom sees, my What you are witnessing is the face of war a great ruler seldom sees, my lady," Master Lo Feng said to her. Her veiled face turned his way, listening. "No matter how righteous the cause, no matter who wins, the commonfolk suffer. Without plenty, the wealthy lack compassion for the poor, hoarding without sharing. Without law, the strong bully the weak, stealing by force. People will go hungry. Some will starve. Men and women will be forced to choose between feeding their parents and their children.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: How strange it must be, I thought, to be wed not merely as husband and How strange it must be, I thought, to be wed not merely as husband and wife but Cruarch and Queen, trading men's lives and the wealth of nations as love-tokens.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: That was the problem ... with trusting to the written word ... We were human, That was the problem ... with trusting to the written word ... We were human, mortal and fallible. We forgot, we made errors, argued ambiguities, and twisted meanings to suit our own ends.
And in doing so, mayhap we reshaped the gods themselves.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: And in so doing, mayhap we reshaped the gods themselves. Now that was a thought And in so doing, mayhap we reshaped the gods themselves. Now that was a thought made me shudder to the bone. I wondered if it were true, and if it were, what would happen when some deity bent out of true by mortal ambition returned to set the record straight.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I cannot blame them, in truth, for desiring ... But they were like children, who I cannot blame them, in truth, for desiring ... But they were like children, who have only just begun to grasp the idea of a thing. And like children, they had no notion of laboring to create, but only of having ... and no thought given to the cost, to others, of taking it.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Soon never comes soon enough to a young child. Soon never comes soon enough to a young child.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: After you, it's all cheap tequila. After you, it's all cheap tequila.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Beauty is at its most poignant when the cold hand of Death holds poised to Beauty is at its most poignant when the cold hand of Death holds poised to wither it imminently.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Beauty inspires love; so it is said, in Terre d'Ange. Was it done that we Beauty inspires love; so it is said, in Terre d'Ange. Was it done that we might find this world worthy of loving?
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: For the keeping of secrets from adults is oft the only power a child may For the keeping of secrets from adults is oft the only power a child may hope to possess.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: There are those who do not hold that there is any innate goodness to mankind. There are those who do not hold that there is any innate goodness to mankind. To them I say, had you lived my life, you would not believe it. I have known the depths to which mortals are capable of descending, and I have seen the heights. I have seen how kindness and compassion may grow in the unlikeliest of places, as the mountain flower forces its way through the stern rock.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I preferred a hard truth to a well-meant lie. I preferred a hard truth to a well-meant lie.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: What is fear but courage's shadow? What is fear but courage's shadow?
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: People believe what they are told. People believe what they are told.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Nothing spoils idle pleasure like too much awareness Nothing spoils idle pleasure like too much awareness
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Hey, sister buzz-kill," she said languorously to Jen. "What crawled up your ass and died?""I Hey, sister buzz-kill," she said languorously to Jen. "What crawled up your ass and died?"
"I don't know," Jen retorted. "What died and crawled up your ass?"
There were times I regretted being an only child. This wasn't one of them.
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Jacqueline Carey Sayings: To have a traitor for an ally is to have an enemy in waiting To have a traitor for an ally is to have an enemy in waiting
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Our eyes met. We had so very many shared memories between us, Bao and I. Our eyes met. We had so very many shared memories between us, Bao and I. Some were wonderous, and some were terrible. Some were both.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: To fail and persevere is a harder test than any you will meet on the To fail and persevere is a harder test than any you will meet on the practice-field.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Grief heals ... unshed tears fester like a canker in the soul. Grief heals ... unshed tears fester like a canker in the soul.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: In the arts of covertcy, it is death to second-guess oneself. In the arts of covertcy, it is death to second-guess oneself.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Greet the sky and live, blossom! ... Yet even as the wind stirs your petals, Greet the sky and live, blossom! ... Yet even as the wind stirs your petals, flowers fall. My flowers are eternal, my songs live forever. I lift them in offering; I, a singer. I cast them to the wind, I spill them. The flowers become gold, they come to dwell inside the palace of eternity.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I started a novel in the back of a notebook, and it was great because I started a novel in the back of a notebook, and it was great because it looked like I was taking notes. And I just, I kept it up, it was sort of fantasy, it was part soap opera. It was utterly dreadful, but that's how I got hooked.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Well, I was living it, but a shared dream half-lived is a hollow thing Well, I was living it, but a shared dream half-lived is a hollow thing
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: A little truth seasons a lie like salt. A little truth seasons a lie like salt.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Battle for the sake of honor may be a fine thing for bards to sing Battle for the sake of honor may be a fine thing for bards to sing of, but it is no way to preserve one's homeland
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: No two sacrifices are the same, and yet all are, in the end. It is No two sacrifices are the same, and yet all are, in the end. It is the commitment to belong, wholly, to that which claims one.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: We speak of stories ending, when in truth it is we who end. The stories We speak of stories ending, when in truth it is we who end. The stories go on and on.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: By morning, Joscelin was resigned. "You know, betimes I think you are a little mad, By morning, Joscelin was resigned. "You know, betimes I think you are a little mad, Imriel no Montreve," he said to me in the courtyard outside the stable, holding the Bastard's reins.
"You never said that to Phedre," I reminded him.
"Ah, well." He grinned despite himself. "In her case, there is no question.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: We are all these things [ ... ]. Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty We are all these things [ ... ]. Pride, desire, compassion, cleverness, belligerence, fruitfulness, loyalty ... and guilt. But above it all stands love. And if we desire to be more than human, that is the star by which we must set our sights.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: The harp sounds at each passing breeze, but that does not mean the tune is The harp sounds at each passing breeze, but that does not mean the tune is masterfully played.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: True friendship must be akin to romance, I think; only without all the anguish and True friendship must be akin to romance, I think; only without all the anguish and anxiety.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: One must gauge one's trust carefully. One must gauge one's trust carefully.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Mercy and compassion are all the grace left to us. Mercy and compassion are all the grace left to us.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Years ago, I had a teacher who taught me that all ways lead to the Years ago, I had a teacher who taught me that all ways lead to the Way," I said slowly, thinking. "That there is a great truth behind all the truths of the world, and the faces of the gods are masks that may be changed at will.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: But slight mistakes accumulate, and grow to gross errors if unchecked. But slight mistakes accumulate, and grow to gross errors if unchecked.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: That which yields is not always weak. That which yields is not always weak.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I wanted it, I wanted it all. All the ardent beginnings and the confused between-times I wanted it, I wanted it all. All the ardent beginnings and the confused between-times and the bittersweet dregs.
All of the aches and sorrows, all of the soaring joys.
All of it.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I have always thought that the notion of a Republic is a noble one, dating I have always thought that the notion of a Republic is a noble one, dating back to the glory days of Hellas, which all D'Angelines regard fondly as the last Golden Era before the coming of Elua. Now, seeing it in action, I was not so sure.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Hear, hear.' Sister Martha hoisted her water glass. 'Let the rigid stick of self-righteousness be Hear, hear.' Sister Martha hoisted her water glass. 'Let the rigid stick of self-righteousness be dislodged from her very uptight ass.'
Father Ramon coughed.
'A-fucking-men,' Loup supplied helpfully.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: He nodded at Josceline and me. Keep these two with you, will you? They seem He nodded at Josceline and me. Keep these two with you, will you? They seem to be damnably hard to kill.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: The night court taught me to serve, and Delauney taught me to think; but from The night court taught me to serve, and Delauney taught me to think; but from Melisande Shahrizai, I learned how to hate.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: A pretty sight; it would have surprised me, if my capacity for surprise wasn't flattened. A pretty sight; it would have surprised me, if my capacity for surprise wasn't flattened.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: It's funny, how one can look back on a sorrow one thought one might well It's funny, how one can look back on a sorrow one thought one might well die of at the time, and know that one had not yet reckoned the tenth part of true grief.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: For this too I learned, that a storyteller's tale may end, but history goes on For this too I learned, that a storyteller's tale may end, but history goes on always. These events, so distant in legend, play a part in shaping the very events we witness about us, each and every day.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Ben Lewis. He's in Afghanistan.""He is?" I blinked. "In the army?""Well, he's not there on Ben Lewis. He's in Afghanistan."
"He is?" I blinked. "In the army?"
"Well, he's not there on his honeymoon.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: The fact that he might have other things to do with his time than spend The fact that he might have other things to do with his time than spend it shepherding his master's head-strong, thousand-ducat-a-night anguisette through one of the most unsavory quarters of the City never crossed my mind.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: We may not have demon fathers dangling offers of infernal power before us, but everyone We may not have demon fathers dangling offers of infernal power before us, but everyone understands what it means to struggle with temptation or resist the urge to give in to our baser natures.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: There's some sort of Soothsayers' Code that prevents soothsayers from soothsaying on a day-to-day basis, There's some sort of Soothsayers' Code that prevents soothsayers from soothsaying on a day-to-day basis, when it might, you know, avert this kind of ordinary, everyday tragedy. Something about the laws of causality being broken and the order of creation overturned, resulting in a world run amok, river running backwards, the run rising in the west, cats and dogs getting married ...
I don't know; don't ask me.
I don't pretend to understand ( ... ) But I guess it didn't rise to the standard required to break the Soothsayers' Code since no sooth was said.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: If I had to fall from Cassiel's grace, at least I know it took a If I had to fall from Cassiel's grace, at least I know it took a courtesan worthy of Kings to do it.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: It is passing strange, what a fluid thing is one's own identity. It is passing strange, what a fluid thing is one's own identity.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: I have seen the impossible. I have seen great and terrible wonders, and I tell I have seen the impossible. I have seen great and terrible wonders, and I tell you, the world is a vaster and stranger place than ever I had reckoned.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Oh love and hate are two sides of the same blade Oh love and hate are two sides of the same blade
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: There are others. There will be others. Other heroes, other heroines. Other prophecies to fulfill, There are others. There will be others. Other heroes, other heroines. Other prophecies to fulfill, other adversaries to despise. There will be stories told and forgotten, and reinvented anew until one day, perhaps, the oldest are remembered, and the beginning may end, and the ending begin.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Love as thou wilt. They are fools, who reckon Elua a soft god, fit only Love as thou wilt. They are fools, who reckon Elua a soft god, fit only for the worship of starry-eyed lovers.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: If the greatest danger one faces as a slave is displeasing one's masters, this is If the greatest danger one faces as a slave is displeasing one's masters, this is the second: pleasing them.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Always, he whispered. The gods do not always answer, but they are always listening. Always, he whispered. The gods do not always answer, but they are always listening.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: If you thought better of me, you would not be so surprised If you thought better of me, you would not be so surprised
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: It is a dangerous thing to bring a dream to life ... I have watched It is a dangerous thing to bring a dream to life ... I have watched my deepest, dearest hopes take shape, and I am not entirely sure I like the shape they have taken.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: super-size emotions had saved me. God knows, I'd spent enough time wrestling with them, but super-size emotions had saved me. God knows, I'd spent enough time wrestling with them, but I'd never thought before about how much of what animates us as human beings - or semi-human beings - depends on our feelings. Without
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: If I'm to be damned for what I've done, I'll be damned in full and If I'm to be damned for what I've done, I'll be damned in full and not by halves.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: where power intersects with pleasure, there is danger. Adepts where power intersects with pleasure, there is danger. Adepts
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: whatever complicated emotions I felt for him, I didn't want to ruin the moment with whatever complicated emotions I felt for him, I didn't want to ruin the moment with my unfortunately stereotypical American ignorance of history and geography.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us by untasted.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: It's funny how despair can soon become an old companion It's funny how despair can soon become an old companion
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: When I started really writing fantasy, one of the things I noticed was a real When I started really writing fantasy, one of the things I noticed was a real absence of sexuality in the genre at all. And it's such a profound part of the human experience that it's a really big thing to leave out.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: We pay for sins we do not remember, and seek to do a will we We pay for sins we do not remember, and seek to do a will we can scarce fathom. That is what it is, to be a god's chosen.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Spontaneity is the province of youth Spontaneity is the province of youth
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Vampire in real life aren't like the ones in the movies. They weren't going to Vampire in real life aren't like the ones in the movies. They weren't going to be playing baseball in a thunderstorm.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Poetry glories in excess. When it's not extolling the virtues of austerity. Poetry glories in excess. When it's not extolling the virtues of austerity.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: Wars come and go; politics endure. Wars come and go; politics endure.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: You sang the seas calm, and you drove the Dalriada to war, whatever it took. You sang the seas calm, and you drove the Dalriada to war, whatever it took. They know that. That's why they adore you. But everyone needs to laugh in the face of death. They're following an anguissette into battle. Give them credit for seeing the absurdity of it. You've been dwelling on it long enough.
Jacqueline Carey Sayings: To my surprise, Joscelin rose. 'Phedre-' He began, then halted. Sitting below him, I watched To my surprise, Joscelin rose. 'Phedre-' He began, then halted. Sitting below him, I watched him smile to himself, quiet and private. 'Phedre yields with a willow's grace,' he said softly. 'And endures with the strength of mountains. Without her, life would be calm; and yet lack all meaning.