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“Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“All knowledge is worth having.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“That which yields is not always weak.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“Love as thou wilt”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
tags: love
“All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“There is no fulfillment that is not made sweeter for the prolonging of desire”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“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, Kushiel's Dart
“When Love cast me out, it was Cruelty who took pity upon me”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“Oh love and hate are two sides of the same blade”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“Your dreaming self seeks to tell you something your waking ears will not hear”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“Happiness is the highest form of wisdom.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Mercy
“Stand at the crossroads if you will, but if you'll not choose, I'll move on without you”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“If you will not die for us, you cannot ask us to die for you.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“It is a fine line, in all of us, between civilization and savagery. To any who think they would never cross it, I can only say, if you have never known what it is to be utterly betrayed and abandoned, you cannot know how close it is.”
Jacqueline Carey
“Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
tags: truth
“We speak of stories ending, when in truth it is we who end. The stories go on and on.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Avatar
“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, Kushiel's Dart
“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, Kushiel's Dart
“Let the warriors clamor after gods of blood and thunder; love is hard, harder than steel and thrice as cruel. ”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
tags: love
“It is my observations, though, that happiness limits the amount of suffering one is willing to inflict upon others”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“The pain of the flesh is naught to that of the heart”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“Even a stunted tree reaches for sunlight.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Scion
“To have a traitor for an ally is to have an enemy in waiting”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
tags: enemy
“A nervous silence loosens tongues”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“There's more to clothing than just adornment. It does more than merely change how the world perceives us. It changes how we perceive ourselves.”
Jacqueline Carey, Naamah's Kiss
“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, Kushiel's Avatar
“If you thought better of me, you would not be so surprised”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“A little truth seasons a lie like salt.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart
“And for a price, I will pretend absolutely nothing.”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen
“Nothing spoils idle pleasure like too much awareness”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

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