Kate Elliott Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Kate Elliott Sayings: You learn to ride on the path and keep your eyes open so you can You learn to ride on the path and keep your eyes open so you can see what is there, not what you wish were there ... And then after all you might discover that what is there is what you wished for all along.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: When you have a full and eager heart in you, you must not go to When you have a full and eager heart in you, you must not go to a man whose heart is empty and weak.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: We don't have to accept the things we might change. We don't have to accept the things we might change.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: As he takes his place I know that just as the crowd sees him and As he takes his place I know that just as the crowd sees him and his sister standing on either side of their cousin, reminding everyone they are royal cousins, the crowd also sees me within arm's reach of the young lord rumored to be my lover. Guard your victor's ribbons carefully and you can do very well for yourself, Gargaron told me. As
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Kate Elliott Sayings: Luck is only my lover, not my wife," replied Bahktiaan easily. He drew his saber. Luck is only my lover, not my wife," replied Bahktiaan easily. He drew his saber. "If ever I wed, it will be skill and intelligence."
"Tedious bedfellows," said Sergi.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: Coming onstage for her first entrance, Diana felt transported to some ancient scene. They could Coming onstage for her first entrance, Diana felt transported to some ancient scene. They could have been any group of itinerant actors out making their way along the Silk Road, the famous Earth trade route that ran across the mountains and deserts and steppes of Asia, stopping in this medieval oriental city made glorious by its marble colonnades and gentle silk banners. Even
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Kate Elliott Sayings: All people are bound by ties and obligations, and the most binding ties of all All people are bound by ties and obligations, and the most binding ties of all are those between kin.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: If one does not hope one will not find the unhoped for, since there is If one does not hope one will not find the unhoped for, since there is no trail leading to it, and no path. - HERACLEITUS OF EPHESUS
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Kate Elliott Sayings: ...anyone can make a desert and call it peace... ...anyone can make a desert and call it peace...
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Kate Elliott Sayings: Hyacinth, we all have our limits. I can't save the world. I can't stop this Hyacinth, we all have our limits. I can't save the world. I can't stop this war. Maybe, just maybe, I can communicate a few things through art.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: The young who are male can never resist showing off their knowledge, no doubt because The young who are male can never resist showing off their knowledge, no doubt because they possess so little.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: First and foremost, any great empire thrives on movement: stable lines of supply, of trade, First and foremost, any great empire thrives on movement: stable lines of supply, of trade, of information. This movement must be unobstructed for officials on imperial business, and monitored and restricted for others on a scale that varied depending on the necessity of these functions to imperial strength and the likelihood of such restrictions causing dangerous levels of dissent.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: There's little enough joy, and far too much pain, in a world like this not There's little enough joy, and far too much pain, in a world like this not to appreciate the beauty that comes your way. He
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Kate Elliott Sayings: But the plains do not continue forever, just as happiness and sorrow both eventually come But the plains do not continue forever, just as happiness and sorrow both eventually come to an end. Their first hint of the highlands was a rough stretch of land pitted with gorges and rugged valleys that were barren of cover and composed of rock as stubborn and sharp and unyielding as a saint. The jaran playfully called it krinye-tom, the little mountains; Tess called it hell and wondered what the big mountains were like.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: From the table, far enough away that they thought I couldn't hear, Bintou whispered to From the table, far enough away that they thought I couldn't hear, Bintou whispered to Wasa, "I can't believe she talks to him like that!" "I'm going to learn to talk like that!" murmured Wasa. "I can't run about and hit people like Cat does, but I can become an orator like Cousin Bee. I'm going to become a hero and cause trouble all over everywhere!" "Girls!
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Kate Elliott Sayings: Are these soldiers really our enemy, or only the worst reflection of our own selves? Are these soldiers really our enemy, or only the worst reflection of our own selves? ... We made them. We have to unmake them, not just defeat or kill them.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: I don't know," said Diana. "I gave up a long time ago trying to decide I don't know," said Diana. "I gave up a long time ago trying to decide whether we're ever ourselves or are only playing roles. And who could tell which the role was, the passionate kisser or the ruthless conqueror? Maybe they both are roles. Or maybe they're both true. Can't two contradictory things exist inside one person?
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Kate Elliott Sayings: We'll smell of fish forever," I said. "That would be nice. We'll smell of fish forever," I said. "That would be nice.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: We dispute the arbitrary distribution of power and wealth, which is claimed as the natural We dispute the arbitrary distribution of power and wealth, which is claimed as the natural order, but which is in fact not natural at all but rather artificially created and sustained by ancient privileges.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: Naturalists claim that however much the female may be said to love the accoutrements of Naturalists claim that however much the female may be said to love the accoutrements of fashion and furnishings, it is the male who is driven to display himself.
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Kate Elliott Sayings: It is a sad truth, but one acknowledged by any person who can bother to It is a sad truth, but one acknowledged by any person who can bother to read the law, that the inferior legal status of a woman in Europa means she is best protected by having a powerful family or, lacking that, by finding the strongest protector and marrying him.
Kate Elliott Sayings: But aren't all of us like a fine weaving? The pattern the world sees often But aren't all of us like a fine weaving? The pattern the world sees often hides the threads." Tess
Kate Elliott Sayings: No greater bond existed than love sealed by trust. No greater bond existed than love sealed by trust.
Kate Elliott Sayings: I believe that there is truth to be found inside every person, but that very I believe that there is truth to be found inside every person, but that very few people find it because it is dark inside, and deeply hidden, and the trees grow thickly.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Now take Prince Temnos to Princess Berenise. We need him in our custody in order Now take Prince Temnos to Princess Berenise. We need him in our custody in order to succeed.
Kate Elliott Sayings: The history of the world begins with a seed. The seed is the kernel of The history of the world begins with a seed. The seed is the kernel of what you are, but it is also the promise of what you can become.
Kate Elliott Sayings: When by the power of the heavens the whole world from the rising of the When by the power of the heavens the whole world from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun shall be at one in peace, then so shall we all be at peace. You may believe that your country is far away, but not so far away that we cannot ride there. You may believe that your mountains are high beyond measure, but not so high that we cannot cross them. You may believe that the seas are vast, but not so broad that our ships cannot sail them. The gods who live in the heavens will make what was difficult easy, and what was far away, near.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Annoyance and pathos warred in my breast, and after a short struggle, annoyance punched pathos Annoyance and pathos warred in my breast, and after a short struggle, annoyance punched pathos in the snout like the voracious shark it was.
Kate Elliott Sayings: A man gets used to riding on at the break of day. Comes to think A man gets used to riding on at the break of day. Comes to think that movement and noise is where life is, when after all there's life in stillness and quiet too.
Kate Elliott Sayings: But you will die in any case, Ilyakoria. What good is everlasting fame to a But you will die in any case, Ilyakoria. What good is everlasting fame to a man if he dies unloved?
Kate Elliott Sayings: They say that your eyes contain fire, that your face fills with light. They say that your eyes contain fire, that your face fills with light.
Kate Elliott Sayings: When acquaintances embrace, one can read the gap between them. When friends, when siblings embrace, When acquaintances embrace, one can read the gap between them. When friends, when siblings embrace, no matter how close, there is still an infinitesimal distance, like a layer of molecules, separating them. When a mother hugs her child, they meet. But when lovers embrace, they don't just meet but join. Tess
Kate Elliott Sayings: Yana," he said gravely, "you must learn the basic lesson that those who have power Yana," he said gravely, "you must learn the basic lesson that those who have power will use it, and those who don't must learn to control those who do. You
Kate Elliott Sayings: But in life, every moment can be said to be critical; all is revealed and But in life, every moment can be said to be critical; all is revealed and concealed, created, maintained, and destroyed in the great dance of time.
Kate Elliott Sayings: You're not afraid to take risks." "Neither are you, Diana. Don't ever lose that quality. You're not afraid to take risks." "Neither are you, Diana. Don't ever lose that quality. Once a person stops pushing and growing, she is as dead in the spirit as if she were dead in the flesh.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Was it not Democritus of your own country who said, 'Well-ordered behavior consists in obedience Was it not Democritus of your own country who said, 'Well-ordered behavior consists in obedience to the law, the ruler, and the woman wiser than oneself'? Although in the text I read the words were written as, 'the man wiser,' but I can only suppose the scribe wrote the word wrong or meant it to be 'Elder.
Kate Elliott Sayings: A strong man does not need a silent wife. A strong man does not need a silent wife.
Kate Elliott Sayings: We make ourselves into the net that we throw across the ocean We make ourselves into the net that we throw across the ocean
Kate Elliott Sayings: I have to believe he will do as he promised. Yet the truth is that I have to believe he will do as he promised. Yet the truth is that I trust him because of the way he snared my fingers in his. That is the worst reason of all to trust, but my bitter heart will not stop singing its recklessly giddy song.
Kate Elliott Sayings: If we prosper only through the suffering or death of another, then that is not If we prosper only through the suffering or death of another, then that is not prosperity.
Kate Elliott Sayings: How can it be men would put up with such an arrangement?''Why do some people How can it be men would put up with such an arrangement?'
'Why do some people demand it of women but not of men? It is just another way of doing things. As my father would have said, folk will have their customs according to their nature and their surroundings.
Kate Elliott Sayings: The skin of frozen snow crunched satisfyingly beneath my boots as I smashed each step The skin of frozen snow crunched satisfyingly beneath my boots as I smashed each step into the ground just as I planned to smash my foes.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Of course we all suffer,' Priya often told her. 'But if you cling to suffering Of course we all suffer,' Priya often told her. 'But if you cling to suffering or fight it then it will hold on like a rat. If you accept it's existence and the pain it causes you, then you can release it'.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Sometimes, when you wished too hard for something, you paid a bitter price. Sometimes, when you wished too hard for something, you paid a bitter price.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Can we ever see the truth when desire blinds us? Or do we call it Can we ever see the truth when desire blinds us? Or do we call it the truth because it is what we wish to see?
Kate Elliott Sayings: We are none of us one thing alone and unchanging. We are not static, or We are none of us one thing alone and unchanging. We are not static, or at rest. Just as a city or a prince's court or a lineage is many people in one, so is a person many people within one, always unfinished and always like a river's current flowing onward ever changing toward the ocean that is greater than all things combined.
Kate Elliott Sayings: But if the gods only cursed us, then we would hate them. And if they But if the gods only cursed us, then we would hate them. And if they only blessed us, then - well, then we'd care nothing for their laws because we'd respect nothing but our own pleasure.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Never let it be said that I could not talk my way out of any Never let it be said that I could not talk my way out of any trouble that I could not punch.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Reason is the measure of all things. Reason is the measure of all things.
Kate Elliott Sayings: No one can fall in love at first sight. Love is built over years, not No one can fall in love at first sight. Love is built over years, not snapped into existence like a flame that can be as easily extinguished.
Kate Elliott Sayings: I meant that in politics there may be times when it's expedient to leave someone I meant that in politics there may be times when it's expedient to leave someone in power who's become incompetent, because in a web like that, there are ways to circumvent the damage that person might do. But
Kate Elliott Sayings: I lifted my chin. "All right then. You are always very precise when it comes I lifted my chin. "All right then. You are always very precise when it comes to magic. So I've observed. And really, really don't like to get things wrong. So when you saw there were two young women, that day you came to this house, why did you not even ask about my cousin?"
His crooked smile made my heart turn over. "All right, then. I'll tell you." He paused as if gathering courage, before he forged on. "When I saw you coming down the stairs that evening, it was if I were seeing the other half of my soul descending to greet me.
Kate Elliott Sayings: The problem with meddling," said Charles under his breath, "is that for every problem you The problem with meddling," said Charles under his breath, "is that for every problem you solve, you create two more.
Kate Elliott Sayings: A kiss can be like the world turning over. It can be like the tide A kiss can be like the world turning over. It can be like the tide of a dragon's dream washing through the unseen world that is hidden to mortal eyes but that nevertheless permeates our being. It can be hot and cold together, as vast as the heavens and yet specific to the pressure of hands and the parting of lips. It raised more intense feelings than I had expected, like being engulfed in a storm of lightning.
Kate Elliott Sayings: I am trapped, and for once in my life I see no path through these I am trapped, and for once in my life I see no path through these Rings. Four
Kate Elliott Sayings: I had not realized how much anger I held against my heart for all the I had not realized how much anger I held against my heart for all the people who use others as nothing more than tools to build a house for themselves, who wrap chains around others and then claim they have the right and even the obligation to do so.
Kate Elliott Sayings: We are bound to our ancestors and to those who made us, whether we want We are bound to our ancestors and to those who made us, whether we want to be or not. What matters is what we make of what we are.
Kate Elliott Sayings: That is true. But nevertheless, you are like the prisoners in the cave, your legs That is true. But nevertheless, you are like the prisoners in the cave, your legs and necks shackled by your maps and your walls so that all you can see is the shadows thrown by the fire on the wall of the cave. You think they are the truth, but they are only a shadow of the truth, which lies - " He gestured to the sky and the plain and the distant spiral curl that was the growing city of Sarai. " - out here, under the gaze of the sun and the moon and the stars.
Kate Elliott Sayings: I'll take Prince Temnos to the Heart Tavern in the Warrens." "Yes, good, that's where I'll take Prince Temnos to the Heart Tavern in the Warrens." "Yes, good, that's where Ro took me after I got him out of prison and where I intend to bring anyone from our household who has escaped. I'll meet you there." Without
Kate Elliott Sayings: That was why I kept stealing books out of the parlor and returning them. For That was why I kept stealing books out of the parlor and returning them. For the only books I ever took were my father's journals. Didn't I have some right to them, being that they, and I, were all that remained of him?
Kate Elliott Sayings: War was so simple, wasn't it? Much simpler than justice. War was so simple, wasn't it? Much simpler than justice.
Kate Elliott Sayings: What is freedom?" he asked bitterly, "and who is truly free? We are all bound What is freedom?" he asked bitterly, "and who is truly free? We are all bound by what we are, and where we come from."
"Maybe," I said slowly as I considered the turn my life had taken, the lies I had been told, "because we do not look farther than where we have been told to look. Perhaps it would all be different if we weren't afraid of what we are. Or what we might become.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Male or female, what did it matter, really, when the body yearned? Male or female, what did it matter, really, when the body yearned?
Kate Elliott Sayings: Listen, my father had written. Listen to hear if they are telling the truth or Listen, my father had written. Listen to hear if they are telling the truth or only part of the truth, for that is the lesson of history: that the victors tell the tale of their triumph in a manner to grant accolades to themselves and heap blame upon their rivals. Ask yourself if part of the story is being withheld by design or ignorance.
Kate Elliott Sayings: It is not in Victory that you learn how strong you truly are.- Stronghand It is not in Victory that you learn how strong you truly are.
- Stronghand
Kate Elliott Sayings: For decades I've had an intense interest in the history and mythology of the Silk For decades I've had an intense interest in the history and mythology of the Silk Road, I think in part because an aspect of me loves the resonance of long distance travel as a theme or anchor, if you will, for narrative. The ways that cultures rise and fade across centuries, the ways cultures connect and conflict, absorb and reject, transform or remain static: As a writer this is thematic content that never gets old for me. A million million stories rise out of the endless back and forth of cultural contact in all its best and worst aspects, and everything in between. Weave that within a story of adventure or empire or a journey into unknown spaces and I'm in writer and reader hog heaven.
Kate Elliott Sayings: No, no! I'll carry the waste bucket. No one will ever suspect Prince Temnos would No, no! I'll carry the waste bucket. No one will ever suspect Prince Temnos would do that, will they?" His grin heartens me. We
Kate Elliott Sayings: Ilya, what do you want?" His smile vanished. When he contemplated his vision, his gaze Ilya, what do you want?" His smile vanished. When he contemplated his vision, his gaze narrowed until Tess could almost imagine it as a single beam, piercing to the heart of the universe, capable of vaporizing any object that stood in its path. "The world.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Because when beauty awes you, you must halt and try to catch your breath and Because when beauty awes you, you must halt and try to catch your breath and your staggered heart.
Kate Elliott Sayings: And once you saw the world from three, or five, different roads, the view was And once you saw the world from three, or five, different roads, the view was never the same. The map changed and altered, and its details became more accurate. The landmarks receded or grew, depending on the angle from which you observed them, and at once, there might be an escarpment from which the astonished traveler would rendezvous with her selves and could suddenly comprehend the land as it truly was.
Kate Elliott Sayings: Narrative gets engineered until we start to believe it has always run that way. Narrative gets engineered until we start to believe it has always run that way.
Kate Elliott Sayings: It's the ones who can't let go - of fear or anger, lust or greed, It's the ones who can't let go - of fear or anger, lust or greed, vanity or pride or power - who are most at risk of becoming corrupted.
Kate Elliott Sayings: There are no chances." He favored her again with that unreadable look. "You succeed or There are no chances." He favored her again with that unreadable look. "You succeed or you fail. Battles are not won by men who refuse to take risks." It
Kate Elliott Sayings: I think that when small-minded people envy and despise, then they will mock, thinking it I think that when small-minded people envy and despise, then they will mock, thinking it their only weapon. I am not, I hope, a small-minded person. I will not mock you. I'll tell you straight to your face that I don't trust you and can't trust you...
Kate Elliott Sayings: That reminds me of a song," said Emilia. The women laughed; the men groaned. But That reminds me of a song," said Emilia. The women laughed; the men groaned. But the fire was blazing and the night was long, and folk will want entertainment after the tedium of a day's work. Emilia's song detailed the amorous adventures of a water horse who fell in love - if love was the right word - with a series of young women who passed beside the lake in which the creature dwelled and from which he emerged in the form of a good-looking young man of exactly the right sort to catch a young woman's fancy. She had a clear voice and a pleasing timbre, and every local knew the chorus, whose euphemisms about mounting and galloping embarrassed me. We did not sing these sorts of songs in the Barahal house. Rory caught right on and sang the chorus as if born to it. In the laughter and pounding of tables that followed, I said, to no one in particular, "I thought kelpies drowned and then devoured their victims!" The words, innocently spoken, only caused the gathered folk to laugh even