Steven Erikson Quotes

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Steven Erikson
“Ben Adaephon Delat," Pearl said plaintively, "see the last who comes. You send me to my death."
"I know," Quick Ben whispered.
"Flee, then. I will hold them enough to ensure your escape no more."
Quick Ben sank down past the roof.
Before he passed from sight Pearl spoke again. "Ben Adaephon Delat, do you pity me?"
"Yes" he replied softly, then pivoted and dropped down into darkness.”
Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

Steven Erikson
“With the Black Company series Glen Cook single-handedly changed the face of fantasy—something a lot of people didn’t notice and maybe still don’t. He brought the story down to a human level, dispensing with the cliché archetypes of princes, kings, and evil sorcerers. Reading his stuff was like reading Vietnam War fiction on peyote.”
Steven Erikson

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 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
“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
“Ich möchte immer noch mehr über diese alten Frauen wissen, die Welten wie diese hier träumen.”
Steven Erikson

Steven Erikson
“Причини и следствия. Те бяха като нишките паяжина, обвили кулите на град Картуул. Смъртоносна паяжина, плетеница, обвързала хиляда места. А да си въобразиш, че нещата са прости, означава да си наивен, често пъти фатално.”
Steven Erikson, Reaper's Gale

Steven Erikson
“Властта е насилие - в своята закана и в своето действие. Властта не се интересува от благоразумие, от справедливост, от състрадание. Тя всъщност е пълното отрицание на тези неща - смъкне ли се булото на заблудата, се разкрива тази единствена истина.”
Steven Erikson, Reaper's Gale