So over on The Broke and the Bookish blog, there’s a new Top Ten Tuesday blog run-about! Well their topic is “favorite TTT topics” and, as I’ve only started participating last week, I thought I’d instead choose one of those former topics which appealed to me instead.
QUOTES! Favorite quotes from books! The best examples of literary snark! The most thrilling one-liners! No particular order. Also I love so many quotes from some of these books I couldn’t decide my favorite. I feel like I need to do this quote thing more often.
1. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
“That which yields, is not always weak. Choose your victories wisely.”
2. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
SO MANY excellent quotes. SO MANY.
“… It’s perfect! Locke would appreciate it.”
“Bug,” Calo said, “Locke is our brother and our love for him knows no bounds. But the four most fatal words in the Therin language are ‘Locke would appreciate it.'”
“Rivalled only by ‘Locke taught me a new trick,'” added Galdo.
“The only person who gets away with Locke Lamora games …”
“… is Locke …”
“… because we think the gods are saving him up for a really big death. Something with knives and hot irons …”
“… and fifty thousand cheering spectators.”
Though I am absolutely cross-stitching “Nice bird, asshole!”.
3. Dune by Frank Herbert
How can I not put the Litany Against Fear?
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
4. Daughter of the Blood by Anne Bishop
“We are what we are. Nothing more, nothing less. There is good and evil among every kind of people. It’s the evil among us who rule now.”
5. Soulless by Gail Carriger
“A vampire, like a lady, never reveals his true age.”
6. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
“Tigana, let my memory of
you be like a blade in my
7. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
“Death is as light as a feather, duty heavier than a mountain”
8. Devices and Desires by KJ Parker
“The quickest way to a man’s heart,’ said the instructor, ‘is proverbially through his stomach. But if you want to get into his brain, I recommend the eye-socket.”
9. Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Again, so many quotes.
“Congratulations! We’re reverse burglars, here to give you fifty gold solari!”
10. Storm Front by Jim Butcher
“Smiling always seems to annoy people more than actually insulting them. Or maybe I just have an annoying smile.”