But for the most part, love is a recognition, an opportunity to say, 'There is something about you I cherish.
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.
There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can't screw it up.
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.
Never underestimate the potential for human stupidity when wealth and power are at stake.
Some loves come unbidden like winds from the sea, and others grow from the seeds of friendship.
The real secret of magic is that there is no magic.
One likes to think one grows as a writer as one ages, else all you get is an old young writer. Beyond that is the changing landscape of the universe and the stories I choose to tell.
Sanity is all that stands between good and evil.
I know you'll think this odd, but I find it strangely exhilarating not knowing what's coming next.
I'm a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies.
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.
Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.
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 first love is the difficult love.
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.
I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place.
There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good-bye.
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―
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
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.
If you're going to risk dying, there's no sense doing it wet, cold and hungry unless absolutely necessary.
The world is much larger than I once dreamed, or perhaps my place in it is smaller than I once realized.
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