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“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”
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“In this world, where we find ourselves, we need compassion more than anything, I think, or we are all alone.”
Guy Gavriel Kay, Tigana
“Ice is for death and endings.”
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“Words were power, words tried to change you, to shape bridges of longing that no one could ever really cross.”
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“The heart has its own laws... and the truth is... the truth is that you are the law of mine.”
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tags: love
“One man sees a riselka: his life forks there.
 Two men see a riselka: one of them shall die.
 Three men see a riselka: one is blessed, one forks, one shall die.

One woman sees a riselka: her path comes clear to her.
 Two women see a riselka: one of them shall bear a child.
 Three women see a riselka: one is blessed, one is clear, one shall bear a child.”
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“When I'm all grown up, come what may,
I'll build a boat to carry me away”
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“... everyone knew that all islands were worlds unto themselves, that to come to an island was to come to another world.”
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“She lifted her hands and closed them around his head... and it seemed to Catriana in that moment as if that newborn trialla in her soul began to sing. Of trials endured and trials to come, of doubt and dark and all the deep uncertainties that defined the outer boundaries of mortal life, but with love now present at the base of it all, like light, like the first stone of a rising tower. ”
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“Bright star of Eanna, forgive me the manner of this, but you are the harbor of my soul’s journeying.”
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“He gave them what they demanded of him, he obeyed the command, but not sullenly or diffidently, and not in shame. Rooted in the land of his fathers, standing before the home of his family he looked towards the sun and let a name burst forth from his soul.

'Tigana!' he cried that all should hear. All of them, everyone in the square. And again, louder yet: 'Tigana!' And then a third, a last time, at the very summit of his voice, with pride, with love, with a lasting, unredeemed defiance of the heart.


Through the square that cry rang, along the streets, up to the windows where people watched, over the roofs of houses running westward to the sea or eastward to the temples, and far beyond all of these-- a sound, a name, a hurled sorrow in the brightness of the air.”
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tags: p-211
“Eanna love us, Adaon preserve us, Morian guard our souls.”
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“Tigana, let my memory of
you be like a blade in my
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“And in that moment Dianora had a truth brought home to her with finality: how something can seem quite unchanged in all the small surface details of existence where things never really change, men and women being what they are, but how the core, the pulse, the kernel of everything can still have become utterly unlike what it had been before.”
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“Language. The process of sharing with words seemed such a futile exercise sometimes.”
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“His intelligence stretched her to the limits, and then changed what those limits were.”
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“Catriana sighed. "I'm hard to make friends with," she said at length. "I doubt it's worth your effort.”
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