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  • #1
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #2
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #3
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #4
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #5
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Not all those who wander are lost.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #6
    “Break the spine of one of my books and I break yours.”
    Mia James, By Midnight

  • #7
    Neil Gaiman
    “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #8
    Barack Obama
    “At the moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better”
    Barack Obama

  • #9
    Mark  Lawrence
    “I’d be happier on a horse,” Makin said.
    “I’d be happier on a giant mountain goat,” I said. “One that shat diamonds. Until we find some, we’re walking.”
    Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

  • #10
    Mark  Lawrence
    “What's it going to take for you to open that door? Gold? Blood?"

    "Your name and password."

    "My name is Honorous Jorg Ancrath, my password is divine right. Now open the fecking door.”
    Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

  • #11
    Mark  Lawrence
    “Gomst's mouth framed a 'no', but every other muscle in him said 'yes'. You'd think priests would be better liars, what with their jobs and all.”
    Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

  • #12
    Mark  Lawrence
    “A fool may scrawl on a slate and if no one has the wit to wipe it clean for a thousand years, the scrawl becomes the wisdom of ages.”
    Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

  • #13
    Mark  Lawrence
    “That's not a plan. That's a way to get a death so famously stupid that they'll be laughing about it in alehouses for a hundred years to come," Makin said.”
    Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

  • #14
    Mark  Lawrence
    “I dropped the head and kicked it into the crowd. I say “kicked” but in truth it’s a bad idea to kick a head. I learned that years ago, a lesson that cost me two broken toes. What you want to do is shove the head with the side of your foot, like you’re throwing it. It’s going to roll anyhow so you don’t need that much force. See, the thing about severed heads is the owner no longer has any interest in minimizing the force of the blow, or any ability to do so for that matter. When you kick somebody in the head as you do from time to time, they tend to be actively trying to move themselves out of the way and the contact is lessened. A severed head is a dead weight, even if it’s watching you.

    And that exhausts my insights into the kicking of severed heads. Admittedly it’s more than most people have to offer on the subject but there were Mayans who knew a lot more than I do. That of course is a whole different ball-game.”
    Mark Lawrence

  • #15
    Mark  Lawrence
    “When you're in a dark place, and your light is going to run out before too long, you get on with things. It's a wonder to me how few people apply that same logic to their lives.”
    Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

  • #16
    Mark  Lawrence
    “Hangings, beheadings, impalement, oh my!”
    Mark Lawrence

  • #17
    Mark  Lawrence
    “Every fortune-teller I ever met was a faker. First thing you should do to a soothsayer is poke them in the eye and say, ‘Didn’t see that coming, did you?”
    Mark Lawrence, The Liar's Key

  • #18
    Mark  Lawrence
    “We wrap up our violent and mysterious world in a pretense of understanding. We paper over the voids of our comprehension with science and religion, and make believe that order has been imposed. And, for the most of it, the fiction works. We skim across the surfaces, heedless of the depths below. Dragonflies flitting over a lake, miles deep, pursuing erratic paths to pointless ends. Until that moment when something from the cold unknown reaches up to take us.
    The biggest lies we save for ourselves. We play a game in which we are gods, in which we make choices, and the current follows in our wake. We pretend a separation from the wild. Pretend that a man’s control runs deep, that civilization is more than a veneer, that reason will be our companion in dark places.”
    Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

  • #19
    Mark  Lawrence
    “You're going now?" Makin asked, putting down his bottle-in-a-basket.

    "Well, unless you want to drink till we're all sunburnt and maudlin and then declare undying love for each other and part with drunken hugs?" I said.”
    Mark Lawrence, King of Thorns

  • #20
    Mark  Lawrence
    “My enemies defeated, and yet the sorrow remained, keener, more true, more clean, for I had always owned it. It echoed back to the thorns, the tone of a bell resounding through the years. We're fashioned by our sorrows - not by joy - they are the undercurrent, the refrain. Joy is fleeting.”
    Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns



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