Robin Hobb book quotes
The Golden Fool
There are 14 quotes listed in the The Golden Fool category:
One man armed with the right word may do what an army of swordsmen cannot.
Work, the old people say, keeps a man young. But perhaps that is something old folk say just because they know they must go on working. Be off with you, Fitz. And try not to discover any more crises for me before the day is out.
The weapon we throw away today is the one at our throats tomorrow.
What the heart longs for, and what the mind knows are two different things. You forget I've seen your palms, sweet man.
But some children, from the time they are small, they look up at a blue summer sky and watch for something that never comes. Because they know. Something that was supposed to be there faded and vanished. Something that we must bring back, you and I.
It's all connected. When you save any part of the world, you've saved the whole world. In fact, that's the only way it can be done.
A storm of gems they were. // Scaled wings jewel-like glittered. // Eyes flaming, wings fanning // The dragons came. // Too flashing bright for memory to hold. // The promise of a thousand songs fulfilled. // Claws shredding, jaws devouring // The King returned.
Verity's Reckoning by Starling Birdsong
But change proves that you are still alive. Change often measures our tolerance for folk different from ourselves. Can we accept their languages, their customs, their garments, and their foods into our lives? If we can, then we form bonds, bonds that make wars less likely. If we cannot, if we believe that we must do things as we have always done them, then we must either fight to remain as we are, or die.
I set no boundaries on my love. None at all. Do you understand me?
Did you ever truly believe I might seek from you something that you did not share my desire for? Well do I know how distasteful you would find that. Well do I know that seeking that from you would irreparably damage all else that we have shared. So I have always avoided this very discussion that you have forced upon our friendship.
Beloved, I have missed your company.
Perhaps having the courage to find a better path is having the courage to risk making new mistakes.
To recognize you are the source of your own loneliness is not a cure for it. But it is a step towards seeing that it is not inevitable, and that such a choice is not irrevocable.
A burden shared not only can lighten it; it can form a bond between those who share it. So that no one is left to bear it alone.
I wanted that back, the warm smell of the horses and dogs and straw, the simple tasks, done well and completely, and the good sleep of exhaustion at the end of a day.
Fitz in "Assassin´s Apprentice"