Locke Lamora Quotes

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Scott Lynch
“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“I've got kids that enjoy stealing. I've got kids that don't think about stealing one way or the other, and I've got kids that just tolerate stealing because they know they've got nothing else to do. But nobody--and I mean nobody--has ever been hungry for it like this boy. If he had a bloody gash across his throat and a physiker was trying to sew it up, Lamora would steal the needle and thread and die laughing. He...steals too much.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“You're one third bad intentions, one third pure avarice, and one eighth sawdust. What's left, I'll credit, must be brains.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“What kind of knife is this?” Locke held a rounded buttering utensil up for Chains’ inspection. “It’s all wrong. You couldn’t kill anyone with this.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“You've got that motherly concern in your eyes, Jean. I must look like I'm hammered as shit," said Locke.

"Actually you look like you were executed last week.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“Gods, I love this place," Locke said, drumming his fingers against his thighs. "Sometimes I think this whole city was put here simply because the gods must adore crime. Pickpockets rob the common folk, merchants rob anyone they can dupe, Capa Barsavi robs the robbers and the common folk, the lesser nobles rob nearly everyone, and Duke Nicovante occasionally runs off with his army and robs the shit out of Tal Verarr or Jerem, not to mention what he does to his own nobles and his common folk.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“[W]hen you find yourself face to face with one [Bondsmage], you bow and scrape and mind your 'sirs' and 'madams.'"

...

'Nice bird, asshole,' said Locke.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“I'm not gong to kill you," said Locke

I'm going to play a little game I like to call 'Scream in pain until you answer my fucking questions.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“What thief does not fight to hold what he has?"

"One that has something better," said Locke.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“In a fair fight, the don's man would almost certainly paint the walls with Locke and Calo's blood, so it stood to reason that this fight would have to be as unfair as possible.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“Gentlemen Bastards." hissed Locke, "do not abandon one another, and we do not run when we owe vengeance.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“It must be nice to be righteous; from where I stand it looks like fucking lunacy.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“Jassaline's little potion seems to have brought up every meal I've had in the past five years." said Locke.
"Nothing left to spit up but my naked soul. Make sure it isn't floating around in one of those before you toss them, right?"

"I think I see it," Jean said. "Nasty, crooked little thing it is too; you're better off with it floating out to sea.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“Jean," Locke gasped out during a brief lull between spasms of retching, "next time I conceive a plan like this, consider putting a hatchet in my skull."

"Hardly efficacious." Jean swapped a full bucket for an empty one and gave Locke a friendly pat on the back. "Dulling my nice sharp blades on a skull as thick as yours...”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“...all apologies for getting most of your fortune buried under shit. I hope we can all still be friends.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“If these things are alchemical," said Sofia, "I'd better be the one to have a look at them."

"If it could be dangerous, I'm going as well," said Lorenzo.

"And me," said Conte

"Great! We can all go! It'll be fun!" Locke waved his tied hands at the door. "But hurry it up, for fucks sake.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“Oh gods, Jean. Take a false name wherever we end up. Tavrin Callas is good. Let the bastard pop up all over the place.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“I thought you specialised in dishonest finesse?"
"I also do a brisk trade in putting knives to peoples' throats and shouting at them," said Locke.”
Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

Scott Lynch
“Crooked Warden, I will fear no darkness for the night is yours. Your night is my cloak, my shield, my escape from those who hunt to feed the noose. I will fear no evil, for you have made the night my friend.”
Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

Scott Lynch
“For Calo, Galdo, and Bug”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“I’m done losing. Do you fucking hear me? I am done losing. Spare me your precious self-pity, because this isn’t a stage and I didn’t pay two coppers to cry my eyes out over anyone’s death speech. You don’t fucking get one, understand? I don’t care if you cough up buckets of blood. Buckets I can carry.”
Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

Scott Lynch
“Locke moaned.

'Quit sobbing, you damn baby,' Jean hissed as he began to lope back along the dock. 'You must have at least a half beer glass of blood left somewhere in there.'

But Locke was now well and truly unconscious...”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“The world moved in horrifying slow motion; Locke, who was no stranger to a beating, was cursed with the uncanny ability to recognize one just before it ceased to be theoretical.”
Scott Lynch, The Republic of Thieves

Scott Lynch
“We want what we want. We don't need to justify it. And we can take it, we should. I want you, and I'm taking you.”
Scott Lynch The Republic of Thieves

Scott Lynch
“Günün birinde Locke Lamora," dedi adam, "günün birinde öyle ihtişamlı, öyle hırslı, öyle muazzam bir hata yapacaksın ki gökyüzü ışığa boğulacak, aylar fırıl fırıl dönecek ve tanrılar neşeyle kuyrukluyıldızlar sıçacak. Umarım o günü görebilecek kadar yaşarım."
"Avucunu yalarsın," dedi Locke. "Öyle bir şey asla olmayacak.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“Well, cheer up. At least you've got more mobility than a fucking tadpole on dry land.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“But what the fuck ... ever gave you the idea that Locke was the first name I was actually born with?”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Scott Lynch
“I'm no one you want to learn from.”
Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

Scott Lynch
“Wise in the ways of all such things is Jean Tannen," said Jean. "Wiser by far than most; especially most named Lamora."
"Shut your fat, ugly, inarguably wiser face," said Locke.”
Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

Scott Lynch
“Discretion is a pastime for other people.”
Scott Lynch, Red Seas Under Red Skies

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