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The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
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“All I wanted to do was lie in the dry grass with my feet in a ditch forever. I could be a convenient sort of milemarker, I thought. Get to the thief and you know you're halfway to Methana.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“You learn something new everyday."
"What are you learning?" Sophos asked.
"To keep my mouth shut, I hope.”
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“Sophos turned red, and I wondered about the circulation of his blood; maybe his body kept an extra supply of it in his head, ready for blushing.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“A thief never makes a noise by accident.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“... I wanted Ambiades to understand that I considered myself a hierarchy of one.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“Dying would have been so much easier.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“I didn't really care much about anything, so I guess I felt fine.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“I hate horses. I know people who think that they are noble, graceful animals, but regardless of what a horse looks like from a distance, never forget that it's as likely to step on your foot as look at you.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“That prison," I said with heartfelt sincerity, "Was absolutely the most awful thing that has happened to me in my entire life." I could tell by the way he looked at me that he thought my life had been filled with one awful thing after another.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“No friend had I made there, but I wasn't with this group to make friends, and besides, he sneered too much. I've found that people who sneer are almost always sneering at me.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“A little danger adds spice to life.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“I want you to steal something."
I smiled. "Do you want the king's seal? I can get it for you."
"If I were you," said the magus, "I'd stop bragging about that." His voice grated.
My smile grew. The gold ring with the engraved ruby had been in his safekeeping when I had stolen it away.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“And the Earth had no name. The gods know themselves and have no need of names. It is man who names all things, even gods.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“Anyone who can steal the king's seal ring can manage the locks on his record room.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“Discretion prevented me from saying that I thought she was a fiend from the underworld and that mountain lions couldn't force me to enter her service.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
tags: gen, humor
“So Sophos thinks you're going to marry me."
"While I think you'll marry Sophos."
"I might. We'll see what he's like when he grows up.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“I am a master of foolhardy plans.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“Being six feet off the ground does give one a sense of superiority.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“All of my own impulses to balance and move seemed to conflict with those of the guards, and I was jerked and jostled down the portico, just as graceful as a sick cat.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“The younger one looked to be completely useless.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“As soon as the guards where gone, I lay down on my stone bench and dumped the king and his threats out of my head without ceremony. They were too unpleasant to worry over anyway.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“They're going to leave me. All I wanted to do was lie in the dry prickly grass with my feet in a ditch forever. I could be a convenient sort of milemarker, I thought. Get to the thief and you know you are halfway to Methana. Where ever Methana might be.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“What he brought out was a wooden gag they put in someone's mouth before doing something drastic, like cutting off a leg.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“The Magus must had eyes like a thief because he told Pol to stop and dismount to walk alongside me, one hand resting just above my knee ready to shake me if I fell asleep. He shook hard and resorted to pinching periodically.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“The Lord of Rags and Tatters.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“Let the gods into your life and you rapidly lose faith in the natural laws.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“Ruang perpustakaan tidak pernah cukup untuk menyimpan buku yang tidak pernah dibaca, jadi pustakawan memeriksa catatannya setiap saat dan menarik buku-buku yang tidak lagi dibaca orang.

Kau bisa menyelamatkan buku hanya dengan membacanya. Tentu saja, kau mungkin tidak menyukainya. Tapi kau tidak pernah tahu sampai kau mencobanya, dan mungkin, kau akan suka.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
tags: books
“Oh, Lady," said the woodcutter, "my hurt is overwhelming because it is someone else's pain that makes me cry.”
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“Thank you, thief."
"You're welcome, my queen.”
Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief
“It was a race between the tortoise and the hare, but the tortoise had just enough head start, and he had the magus to drag him along.”
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