Tamora Pierce Quotes

Tamora Pierce Quotes

Every now and then I like to do as I'm told, just to confuse people.

Someday I must read this scholar Everyone. He seems to have written so much-all of it wrong.

We build up pretty pictures of men, when we want to be in love. We hate to have them ruined.

You look as scary as a buttered muffin.

Yes Headwoman Azaze. But I never lie to Rosethorn. She, um, discourages it."
"Evvy and I have an understanding." She grabbed the teakettle and poured hot water into the mug. "She tells me the truth, and I don't hang her in the first well we come to. It's a solution that works tolerably well for both of us.

Do you know, sire, I think that if we live to tell our grandchildren about this war, they will accuse us of making it up.'

I've said it before and I'll say it again, my lord. You are an evil man.

Frostpine made a face. Lifting the cup, he dumped its contents down his throat. “Auugghh!” he yelled, his voice stronger than it had been since his return from the harbor. "Are you trying to kill me, woman?"

"If I mean to kill someone, I do it," Rosethorn told him. "I don't try.

Alanna: All I know is that I'm to jump when I'm told and I have no free time.

Alanna didn't approve of lying, but in a pinch a lie was sometimes better than the truth.

You didn't kill him. He would have killed you, but you didn't kill him."
"So? He was stupid. If I killed everyone who was stupid, I wouldn't have time to sleep.

Sometimes there's nothing you can do. [...] Sometimes they don't have enough to fight with.

Excuse me," she said politely. "But you can't have him. Not yet. He's going to come back with me.

No more is your master a god, Nobility, but he wants offerings from all. When Black God claims us, who will be punished for giving worship and power to a false god? The prince? Or Banjiku?

As long as there's life, there's hope.

Not one word," Kel warned. "Tobe and I have reached an understanding."
Neal's lips twitched. "Why do I feel you did most of the understanding.

If I have to 'catch' a man to get a husband, I don't want one.

Why do boys say someone acts like a girl as if it were an insult?

Don't call me 'gentleman'. I work for a livin'.

You ride as a man, fight as a man, and you think as a man-"
"I think as a human being," she retorted hotly. "Men don't think any differently from women- they just make more noise about being able to.

This may be my only chance to see humans before these two are made into fertilizer for Moonwind's rosebushes.

Would I serve you or (Prince) Jon stolen goods? he asked. "No, don't answer me.

The bravest person I know is afraid of the dark. She sleeps with a night lamp always, but if her friends are threatened? She suddenly thinks she's a bear twelve feet tall and attacks whoever scared her friends.

Tris: "I was reading."
Sandry: "You're always reading. The only way people can ever talk to you is to interrupt."
Tris: "Then maybe they shouldn't talk to me.

I well knew the rules to follow with our training Dogs: Speak when you're spoken to. Keep out of the way. Obey all orders. Get killed on your own time.

Men broke into their homes, killed their families, threatened you-and you won't let them do anything for fear you'll be hurt. That's selfish. How would you like it if I took your bow and said I cared too much about you to let you fight?

Didn't they realize that the only way to change things was to act?

I'm not so fond of people myself, Evvy, but I took my vows for a reason. There are two classes of people in the world, the destroyers and the builders. I want to build, not destroy. You need to ask yourself who you're going to be.

People are jackals, always willing to feed off someone else's kill.

Why does this mean so much to you, Jon?"
The Prince turned. "Because he's my friend. Because I always know where he stands, and where I stand with him. Because I think he'd die for me and-and I think I'd die for him. Is that enough?

George looked at her for a long moment. Finally he replied, "And why do you find it so hard to think someone might like you and want to do things for you?

I don't have so many friends that I can afford to turn my back on any of them.

There is power and there is power, my dear. My power can be vast, in the right places.

Money talks and walks, but it does not bark.

He's got courage," Alex said.
"Courage!" Raoul bellowed. "That coward almost kills him and-

Stefan shook his head. Th' lad's got guts , he thought. Not much sense, but guts.


Briar: "So I guess I was the last to know."
Rosethorn: "Of course you are. You're a man, aren't you?

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