Robin Hobb book quotes
There are 2 quotes listed in the Forest Mage category:
There is a fragrance in the forest. It does not come from a single flower or leaf. It is not the rich aroma of dark crumbly earth or the sweetness of fruit that has passed from merely ripe to mellow and rich. The scent I recalled was a combination of all these things, and of sunlight touching and awakening their essences and of a very slight wind that blended them perfectly. She smelled like that.
The protection of the good god had once stood between all darkness and me. I had thought it a fortress wall; it had been a lace curtain.
It is the nature of humans that we tend to pass our pain along. As if we could get rid of it by inflicting an equal hurt on someone else.
Wintrow in "Ship of Magic"