Jacqueline Carey Quotes

Jacqueline Carey Quotes

Why is there ever this perverse cruelty in humankind, that makes us hurt most those we love best?

All knowledge is worth having.. Jacqueline Carey
All knowledge is worth having.

All paths are present, always... and we can but choose among them.

Love as thou wilt. Jacqueline Carey
Love as thou wilt

Surely if we knew what bitterness fate held in store, we would shrink back in fear and let the cup of life pass us by untasted.

Yes my lord, but questions are dangerous, for they have answers

A little truth seasons a lie like salt.

And having once chosen, never to seek to return to the crossroads of that decision-for even if one chooses wrongly, the choice cannot be unmade.

It is my observations, though, that happiness limits the amount of suffering one is willing to inflict upon others

This is the secret that none dares tell who fights for a cause. Dying, we are all alike.

Those that yield are not always weak

It's funny, how one can look back on a sorrow one thought one might well die of at the time, and know that one had not yet reckoned the tenth part of true grief.

For this too I learned, that a storyteller's tale may end, but history goes on always. These events, so distant in legend, play a part in shaping the very events we witness about us, each and every day.

A nervous silence loosens tongues

Wars come and go; politics endure.. Jacqueline Carey
Wars come and go; politics endure.

People believe what they are told.. Jacqueline Carey
People believe what they are told.

And for a price, I will pretend absolutely nothing.

I had begun to think my ripening body would wither untasted on the vine.

Non sempre chi accondiscende è debole.

Ma al di sopra di tutto c'è l'amore. E se desideriamo essere più che umani, è quella la stella che dobbiamo seguire.

Avevo Joscelin, il mio Compagno Perfetto, la bussola su cui era fisso il mio cuore.

C'è perspicacia nella follia.

Io sono Phèdre nó Delaunay de Montrève, e sono unica.

Quando l'Amore mi ha scacciata, è stata la Crudeltà ad avere pietà di me.

Non c'è appagamento che non sia reso più dolce dal protrarsi del desiderio.

The pain of the flesh is naught to that of the heart

If you will not die for us, you cannot ask us to die for you.

Battle for the sake of honor may be a fine thing for bards to sing of, but it is no way to preserve one's homeland

...not stories, but histories. For this too I learned, that a storyteller's tale may end, but history goes on always.

The harp sounds at each passing breeze, but that does not mean the tune is masterfully played.

Truly, it is in loss that we learn a thing's true value.

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