Life is problems. Living is solving problems.
A hero is someone who simply got too frightened to use his good sense and run away, then somehow lived through it all.
I'm a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies.
But for the most part, love is a recognition, an opportunity to say, 'There is something about you I cherish.
The past can be a terrible weight bound to you by an unbreakable chain. You can drag it with you, forever looking over your shoulder at what holds you back. Or you can let it go and move forward. It’s your choice.
Every person you encounter, whom you interact with, is there to teach you something. Sometimes it may be years before you realize what each had to show you.
I know you'll think this odd, but I find it strangely exhilarating not knowing what's coming next.
Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.
Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.
Sanity is all that stands between good and evil.
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid. To succeed, you must be willing to risk total failure; you must learn this.
The issue of the Betrayal was so central to that, I felt the need to comment upon it. My choices were to ignore the games and put them 'outside' of continuity or to integrate them. I chose the latter.
The first love is the difficult love.
Some loves come unbidden like winds from the sea, and others grow from the seeds of friendship.
My dear dead mother wanted me to go into an honorable trade, like grave robbing. Would I listen? No. Be an assassin, like your uncle Gustav, she said. Would I pay heed? No. Apprentice to the Necromancer―
I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place.
Don't assume the world evolved in the order in which you discovered it.
The saddest part of a broken heart Isn't the ending so much as the start The tragedy starts from the very first spark Losing your mind for the sake of your heart
If you're going to risk dying, there's no sense doing it wet, cold and hungry unless absolutely necessary.
Altruism accrues little benefit to those lying cold in the gutter.
Dolgan: ’Tis a wise thing to know what is wanted, and wiser still to know when ‘tis achieved. Rhuagh: True. And still wiser to know when it is unachievable, for then striving is folly.
The world is much larger than I once dreamed, or perhaps my place in it is smaller than I once realized.
Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits.
Friends can betray you, but with an old enemy, you always know where you stand.
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