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Caine's Law (The Acts of Caine, #4) Caine's Law by Matthew Woodring Stover
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“Being old enough to know better but still too young to resist mostly sucks.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“Every time a horse let you up onto its back, it’s giving you its life. Every time.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“I swear to you on any kind of sacred whateverthefuck you favor: if I live through this I will absolutely start taking your advice."
"That'll look nice on your headstone.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“Good and evil have nothing to do with gods. It has to do with us.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“169. We whip them. Starve them. Chain them. Break their spirits. Break their minds. Still they love us. Still they offer up their lives without hesitation. Because when a horse loves you, it’s fucking absolute. And all they ask is that you love them back. Most of them never get even that.”
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“How can he love being... that? Being what Caine is?"
"Because he's an asshole," she says. "You must have noticed.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“If I have to make moves in her, we'll all get bloody. You, go wake up Raithe. Tell him Hari's waiting to see him. He'll come with you."
"Hari?" He frowned like he wasn't sure if he was being kidded. "Of what abbey? In what land?"
"Hari of Do as You're Told in the land of And Shut the Fuck Up.”
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“A girl likes to be asked, dumbass.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“I am also, well… I’m in awe. He’s killed people, and saved people. He’s fought monsters, and he’s fought men who became monsters. He’s saved kingdoms and toppled empires. Now he has set himself against the gods to save a universe… and I used to change his diapers. I used to yell at him to make his bed.”
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“And so, here at the end of days, you are as you’ve always been. Willing to die. Not willing to quit”
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“Everything’s forever until it isn’t.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“You assume that I don’t know and I do care. The truth is the other way around.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“Do you think I’d start a war without knowing how to end it?”
“You’ve done it at least three times that I know of!”
“Ah sure, bring up the truth.”

Caine and T'Passe”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“That’s what getting old is: When you can no longer bear the consequences of being wrong.”
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tags: aging
“It may be there’s such a thing as a tool than can’t be used as a weapon, but I’ve never met one.”
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“The hope crashes into reality and people get hurt.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“I have known you since the world was born. Everything you are is what you should be. Everything you should be is what you are. I know all of you, and there is nothing in you I do not love.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
tags: love
“It’s desperate in life to be beloved of God.”
“Depends on the God.”
“Does it?”
“Christ, I hope so.”

the horse-witch and Caine”
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“Names are masks, they get in the way.”
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tags: names
“Should’s nothing like is.”
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“Be not afraid, child. Be what you are.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law
“If you have to justify an action, you probably shouldn’t have done it in the first place.”
Matthew Woodring Stover, Caine's Law