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The Naming (The Books of Pellinor, #1) The Naming by Alison Croggon
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“There is no shame in not knowing something. The shame is in not being willing to learn.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“You have a great heart, but will only find it to be so through great pain. This is the wisdom of love, and its doubtful gift. . . . I have endured much suffering and still remain unbitter and unclosed.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“Light blooms the brighter in the darkest places.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“And all meet in singing, which braids together the different knowings into a wide and subtle music, the music of living. ”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“Drunk with beauty, I tore down
Armfuls of blossoms.
How desolate the marred sky!”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“There is no shame in loving: it is the sign of a generous heart, and pain the price of an open soul.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“Music is my home.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“What difference, being a pawn for the Light or a pawn for the Dark?" "There is a great difference. One difference is that for the Dark, certainly, you are a pawn. For the Light, you are a free human being, free to make mistakes, to do wrong, even. You are free to choose, whether or not you believe it.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“There come a few times in a person's life where there is a clear choice," Cadvan said. "The difference between one person and another is how they meet that choice,”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“You see aright. I am both Queen and Elidhu, here and there, wildfire and hearthfire, forgetting and remembrance. But do no yet speak of this, for men are impatient with such things and do not brook contradiction.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“Your future is uncertain, and I can tell you nothing that can help you. You are singular and dangerous, and so it is that you are sought by both the Dark and the Light.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“They obey older laws.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“And then like thunder broke the frost,
The chill wall fell, and morrowless
Immortal maid and man embraced,
Their light and shadow mingling.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“I would rather die than stay there." "Well, you might die.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“Speak to me, fair maid!
Speak and do not go!
What sorrows have your eyes inlaid
With such black woe?

My dam is buried deep
Dark are my father's halls
And carrion fowl and wolves now keep
Their ruined walls

From: The Lay of Andomian and Beruldh”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“She ached: oh, how she ached. Her soul was like one big bruise.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“...she felt as if her entire body were glowing with the taste of sunlight, of wind blowing in wide spaces and trees reaching their burdened arms to boundless skies.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“The taste on her palate was pungent and rich, the flavor of woodlands and dark earth simmered in sunshine.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“The river plunged down in a long waterfall, plashing into several rocky pools on its way down the cliff.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“It's not your fault there is evil in the world" Cadvan to Maerad”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“There is no shame in not knowing something,” he said gently. “The shame is in not being willing to learn.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“The law is that the hungry must be fed, and the homeless must be housed, and the sick must be healed. That is the way of the Light.” Maerad”
Alison Croggon, The Gift
“Hay muchas mentes imaginativas aquí, que en ausencia de hechos se inventarán una historia interesante para rellenar el vacío. De forma que nuestra fuerza es nuestra debilidad.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“...todos a los que cuidamos y amamos han de morir. ¿Y no es todo nuestro canto un lamento porque todo lo que es verde y bello ha de pasar, como las sombras sobre una llanura, sin dejar rastro? ¿Qué canción, por bella que sea, puede aliviar esta angustia?”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“No es ninguna vergüenza no saber nada. La vergüenza es no tener ansias de aprender.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“...only more keenly aware of how her soul starved within her, its wings wasting with the despair of disuse.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“Often what you humans call chance is instead the workings of a deeper pattern, which the casual eye cannot easily perceive.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming
“I can promise, however, that the scrying will not hurt you,” Nelac continued. “And I will order a special feast afterward, just for you, to make up for it.” Hem”
Alison Croggon, The Gift
“She wondered if the stars could sense the vibrations of human joy and wonder, of grief and despair.”
Alison Croggon, The Naming

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