I’m not dreaming this, am I?” he asked.Dehvi lifted an eyebrow. “There’s only one way to know for sure,” he said.What’s that?”Go piss in the woods. If you feel wet and warm afterward, wake up.
Do you know what punishments I’ve endured for my crimes, my sins? None. I am proof of the absurdity of men’s most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn’t tolerate my existence.
Hope is the great deceiver. Hope is the piper who leads us sleepy to our slaughter.
Moments of beauty sustain us through hours of ugliness.
Words were another sword for the man who wielded them well.
Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city’s most accomplished artist.
Relationships are ropes. Love is a noose. – Durzo Blint
A man’s greatest treasures are his illusions – Durzo Blint
Your Majesty,” Durzo said gravely. “A man of your stature’s cursing vocabulary ought to extend beyond a tedious reiteration of the excreta that fills the void between his ears.” – Durzo Blint
Assassination is an art, milord, and I am the city’s most accomplished artist – Durzo Blint
I’m afraid we were so eager to avoid war, we’ve made it all but certain.
This world has only two kinds of people: villains and smiling villains.
…Many shadows hide behind light, and the best lies are those seasoned liberally with truth: salt covering the flavor of rotten meat.
The truth is so dear to me that if Orholam stood on one side and truth on the other, I would turn my back on my creator himself.
What people value in their books—and thus what they count as literature—really tells you more about them than it does about the book.
Do you know why you feel destined for something greater?” “Why?” Kip asked, quiet, hopeful. “Because you’re an arrogant little shit.
It had better be. It doesn’t do much when it’s soft.
My question is, do you believe in an evil possessed of its own purity? or does every act intend some good?…
He is terribly bright; he is handsome; he is charming; and you have spoiled him horribly. In other words, he has all the makings of a true monster.
..More choices in a limited time didn’t mean didn’t mean you could do everything-it meant that you could do anything, so you probably did nothing, frozen with indecision.
Tell them the Night Angel walks. Tell them Justice is come.
Like many who have no reason for pride, that very lack of reason for it made me the prouder.
…escaping Neph’s magic was impossible. He could sooner tear stars form the heavens.
Will covers a multitude of flaws, just as love covers a multitude of sins.
But mercy ceases to be a virtue when it enables further injustice.
Life is meaningless, when we take a life we take nothing of value.
Pacifism is a virtue indisguishable from cowardice.
Pacifism is a virtue indistinguishable from cowardice.
… your father has two secrets. You, Kip are not one of them.
By what right do I bend men to my will? Or is there no right, only ability?
The master who fears the choices his people will make enough to take those choices away isn’t worth serving.
To be a man is to bring together that which you should be and that which you are. Deception is darkness.
Bewildered as he might be, sometimes a man’s highest calling is simply to stand, and hug.