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Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, #2) Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
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“The Second Rule is that the greatest harm can result from the best intentions. It sounds a paradox, but kindness and good intentions can be an insidious path to destruction. Sometimes doing what seems right is wrong, and can cause harm. The only counter to it is knowledge, wisdom, forethought, and understanding the First Rule. Even then, that is not always enough.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“We all can be only who we are, no more, no less.”
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“Only a fool walks into the future backwards.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“The Screelings are loose and the Keeper may win.
His assassins have come to rip off your skin.
Golden eyes will see you if you try to run.
The screelings will get you and laugh like it's fun.

Walk away slow or they'll tear you apart,
and laugh all day long as they rip out your heart.
Golden eyes will see you if you try to stand still.
The screelings will get you, for the Keeper they kill.

Hack 'em up, chop 'em up, cut 'em to bits,
or else they will get you while laughing in fits.
If the screelings don't get you the Keeper will try,
to reach out and touch you, your skin he will fry.

Your mind he will flail, your soul he will take.
You'll sleep with the dead, for life you'll forsake.
You'll die with the Keeper till the end of time.
He hates that you live, your life is the crime.

The screelings might get you, it says so in text.
If screelings don't get you the Keeper is next,
lest he who's born true can fight for life's bond.
And that one is marked; he's the pebble in the pond.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Grrratch luuug Raaaach aaarg”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“I am dead. Only vengeance can restore me! Only victory can return my life to me!”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Wizard's Second Rule
The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“I love you," she whispered.
Richard pulled her tight against him. His fingers traced a trail down the bumps of her spine.
"I feel so frustrated that there aren't any better words than "I love you,"" he said. "It doesn't seem enough for the way I feel about you. I'm sorry there aren't any better words to tell you."
"They are words enough for me."
"Then, I love you, Kahlan. A thousand times, a million times, I love you. Forever.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Sometimes that's all life is... One desperate act after another.”
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“Dance with me, Death, I am ready.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Do you hate me because I have magic?"
"Of course not."
"Do you love me despite my magic?"
He thought a minute. "No. I love everything about you, and your magic is part of you. That was how I got past the Confessor's magic. If I had loved you despite your power, I wouldn't have been accepting you for who you are. Your magic would have destroyed me.”
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“Knowledge comes as it will. Life's lessons come at the most surprising times.”
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“...You have to accept yourself, who you are. You don't believe. You still fight who you are. Until you accept yourself, until you believe, you won't be able to call forth your Han, your power, except in great anger.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“How do you know who I am?'
Denna grinned, almost laughed. 'To know Richard is to know who Kahlan is.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Everyone has an effect on others. Some people inspire others to do great things. Some take people into crime with them. Those with the gift affect those around them even more.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“When yo hold your nose so high in the air, you can't see where you are going.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“I thought I was going to die there, alone. I thought I would never see you again." He seemed to shake off the memory and leaned back on an elbow, gazing at her with a lop-sided smile on his face.
"The Shadrin left some scars that aren't healed yet. But I would have to take off my pants to show them to you."
"Really?" Kahlan gave a throaty laugh. "I think I better have a look... to see if everything is all right.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Your loveliness is not a mask, layered over a rotten core. It blossoms from the beauty inside.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Life was not fair, it simply existed. If you accidentally stepped on a poison snake, you got bitten. Intentions were irrelevant.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“He was the monster. That was what Kahlan saw. And she had sent him away in a collar to be tortured. Because he was a monster that needed to be collared, a beast.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“You can’t expect to walk through life without stepping in the muck now and again. The important thing is to maintain your footing when you do, and not fall on your face and make it worse.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Sometimes, that’s all life is: one desperate act after another.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Zedd had taught him that the creator was simply another name for the force of balance in all things, and not some wise man sitting in judgment.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“They don't, exactly. The threat of their intervention makes it unnecessary. Wizards call it the paradox of power: if you have power, and are ready, able, and willing to use it, you don't need to exercise your power.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“superstition needs no grounding in truth, but once rooted, it grows a strong though twisted tree.”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“The greatest harm can result from the best intentions - Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander”
Terry Goodkind, Stone of Tears
“Do you know, Richard, that it's the weight of one flake of snow that is one too many, and causes an avalanche? Without that one, last flake, the catastrophe would not happen. When using magic, you must know which is the one snowflake too many before you add its weight. The avalanche will be out of all proportion to what you think the weight of that flake could invoke.”
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“Darken Rahl shook his fists to the sky. “No!”
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“Mother”
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