Top 28 Michael J. Sullivan Quotes

When you expect nothing from the world – not the light of the sun, the wet of water, nor the air to breathe – everything is a wonder and every moment a gift.


See, that’s the difference,” Mauvin said. “I suffer a loss and people console me. Royce suffers a loss and whole towns evacuate.


It was a trap after all,” Alric said. He turned to Royce. “My apologies for doubting your sound paranoia.


One truth doesn’t refute another. Truth doesn’t lie in the object, but in how we see it.


That’s what a good wife does, keeps your dreams alive even when you don’t believe anymore


That’s what a good wife does, keeps your dreams alive even when you don’t believe anymore.


Fulfillment comes from striving to succeed, to survive by your own wits and strength. Such things make each of us who we are. You lose that in captivity, lose yourself, and that loss saps your capacity for joy.


And if you can’t trust an ancient talking tree, what was the point of having one?


If given a choice between a potentially great hardship and doing nothing, people gravitate toward what was most familiar and comfortable. That was why leadership was needed. To do what was necessary rather than what was easy.


There always seemed to be a better way, except when it came to people. Once broken, people couldn’t be repaired.


Verily, for nine hundred years have I lost. Everyone I knew is dead, the empire gone, and who knows in what state the world is left. Should what thy sister reports prove true, much hath changed in the w


Power doesn’t equal worth. Wisdom is a far greater virtue.


That living has no value – it’s what you do with life that gives it worth.


Don’t worry, my son, if you don’t believe in Maribor and the blessings He provides. Belief in Him isn’t a requirement. It doesn’t stop Him from believing in you. (capital H’s added for reverence)


I just never noticed how little of me existed before. I was a shadow without a person.


Take my advice: live your life to the fullest. Breathe the air, taste the wine, kiss the girls, and always remember that the tales of another are never as wondrous as your own.


Arista,” the wizard said, “sharks don’t eat seafood because they like it, but because chickens don’t swim. We all do the best we can with the tools we have, but at some point you have to ask yourself where the tools came from.


If this hast been done to language, I fear to know the fate of all else.


When the dead betray the living, the victims are memories.–The Book of Brin


Revenge is a bittersweet fruit that leaves the foul aftertaste of regret.


Hadrian leapt to his feet. Royce was already up.“Don’t bother,” Esrahaddon told them. “She’s dead, and there’s nothing you can do. The monster cannot be harmed by your weapons. It—”The two were out the door.


Sharks don’t eat seafood because they like it, but because chicken can’t swim.


Always remember that the tales of another are never as wondrous as your own.


If anyone had asked Royce Melborn what he hated most at that moment, he would’ve said dogs. Dogs and dwarves topped his list, both equally despised for having so much in common—each was short, vicious, and inexcusably hairy.


I swear, the reason for full moons is so the gods can more clearly see the mischief they create.


It’s easier to believe the most outlandish lie that confirms what you suspect than the most obvious truth that denies it.


That night there was more than one killer in the forest, the next day a lot more ghosts.–The Book of Brin


Slaying dragons, melting witches, and banishing demons is all fun and games until someone loses a sidekick—then it’s personal. The bad guy isn’t just the “bad guy” anymore, he’s the BAD GUY!



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