Quotes About Malazan Book Of The Fallen

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Steven Erikson
“Save your explanations, I got some questions for you first and you'd better answer them!' [slurred Hellian.]
'With what?' [Banaschar] sneered. 'Explanations?'
'No. Answers. There's a difference-'
'Really? How? What difference?'
'Explanations are what people use when they need to lie. Y'can always tell those,'cause those don't explain nothing and then they look at you like they just cleared things up when really they did the opposite and they know it and you know it and they know you know and you know they know that you know and they know you and you know them and maybe you go out for a pitcher later but who picks up the tab? That's what I want to know.'
'Right, and answers?'
'Answers is what I get when I ask questions. Answers is when you got no choice. I ask, you tell. I ask again, you tell some more. Then I break your fingers, 'cause I don't like what you're telling me, because those answers don't explain nothing!”
Steven Erikson, The Bonehunters

Steven Erikson
“When you've burned the bridges behind you, don't go starting a fire on the one in front of you.”
Steven Erikson, The Bonehunters

Steven Erikson
“A civilization can easily drown in what it knows as in what doesn't know. Consider,' he continued, Gotho's Folly. Gotho's curse was in being too aware - of everything. Every permutation, every potential. Enough to poison every scan he cast on the world. It availed him naught, and worse, he was aware of even that.”
Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates

Steven Erikson
“Retribution seen in natural catastrophes is manufactured by all too eager
and all too pious people, each one convinced the world will end but spare them and them
alone. But we all know, the world is inherited by the obnoxious, not the righteous”
Steven Erikson, Reaper's Gale

Steven Erikson
“You have learned much, Karsa Orlong."
"I have, T'lan Imass. As you shall witness.”
Steven Erikson, House of Chains

Steven Erikson
“A book of prophesy opens the doors.
You need a second book to close it.

Tanno Spiritwalker Kimloc”
Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson
“People of civilized countenance made much of exposing the soft underbellies of their psyche - effete and sensitive were the brands of finer breeding. It was easy for them, safe, and that was the whole point, after all: a statement of coddled opulence that burned the throats of the poor more than any ostentatious show of wealth.”
Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates

Steven Erikson
“She watched with morbid fascination as they gathered at the stumps at the ends of the man's wrists, the old scar tissue the only place on him unclaimed by Fener, but the paths the sprites took to those stumps touched not a single tattooed line. The flies dance a dance of avoidance - but for all that, they were eager to dance.”
Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates

Steven Erikson
“Some roads were easier to leave than others. Many walked to seek the future, but found only the past. Others sought the past, to make it new once more, and discovered that the past was nothing like the one they'd imagined.”
Steven Erikson, Dust of Dreams

Steven Erikson
“the siren song/called silence”
Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates

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