Robin Hobb book quotes
There are 18 quotes listed in the Assassin's Quest category:
Be a wolf instead.
Why do you chop your life into bits and give the bits names? Hours, days. It is like a rabbit. If I kill a rabit, I eat a rabbit. When you have a rabbit, you chop it up and call it bones and meat and fur and guts. And so you never have enough.
But a living is not a life.
There is a dead spot in the night, that coldest, blackest time when the world has forgotten evening and dawn is not yet a promise. A time when it is far too early to arise, but so late that going to bed makes small sense.
Fishing and ear scratching. The two reasons men were given hands.
I don't like changes. Especially not at the last minute. Changes say you weren't really ready in the first place, and now you're even less ready.
Children, I have found, are much more swift to accept the unusual. They admit their curiosity, you see, rather than disdaining the object that arouses it.
I shall miss the fireplace. But the hunting will be better.
Had I known you missed it, I would have been rude to you much sooner.
Death is always at the edge of now. Death stalks us, and he is ever sure of his kill. It is not a thing to dwell on, but it is something we all know, in our guts and bones. All save humans.
A scar is never the same as good flesh, but it stops the bleeding.
Honour and courtesy and justice... they are not real, Fitz. We all pretend to them, and hold them to us like shields. But they guard only against folk who carry the same shields. Against those who have discarded them, they are no shields at all, but only additional weapons to use against their victims.
The White Prophet and the Catalyst! Rather name them as they are, the Fool and the Idiot.
Wolves sing together.
Ignorance is always the excuse used by the cruelly curious!
Rubbish! Mere plumbing, when all is said and done. Why is it important?
No. This is right. I feel it. I am the Catalyst, and I came to change all things. Prophets become warriors, dragons hunt as wolves.
Truth is often much larger than facts.
She snorted to herself. Lords of the Three Realms. Rulers of Earth, Sea and Sky, yet master of none of them.
from "Ship of Destiny"