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#1. Tongues and odors mixed on the air: Iskari and motor oil, sweat and leather, Camlaander and Archipelagese and some Shining Empire dialect like silk-muffled cymbals. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#2. His voice almost undid her. It was exactly as she remembered from school, casual, familiar, polite. Not arrogant, because arrogance implied one had to establish one's superiority. Denovo's voice assumed it. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#3. You never appreciate things so much as in their absence. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#4. Engineers: they spend so much time solving physical problems and obeying physical rules, they forget that nonphysical phenomena obey rules every bit as strict. Tara - Author: Max Gladstone
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#5. We're occupied. We don't tak about it that way, but we are.

We're not occupied. We're a world city. There's a difference.

Are you sure? - Author: Max Gladstone
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#6. I'm on a quest, I think," he said, not having realised this before. "Or something like one."
"Those went out of fashion a long time ago. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#7. The bloom shriveled. No matter. Pride was dangerous, - Author: Max Gladstone
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#8. It's art. If you're looking at it, it's working. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#9. Xxx you can't escape yourself, and you're the only thing that hurts you in the long run. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#10. You can win the world, she said, if you're willing to lose your soul. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#11. Teo had once claimed that human history began with a storm: the interval between lightning and thunder, between flash and rumble felt in the body's core, was primitive man's first experiences of time
the awakening of consciousness, the birth of the gods. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#12. Gods, like men, can die. They just die harder, and smite the earth with their passing. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#13. Falling, again, and always. Kai's eyes sang. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#14. They found the Infirmary of Justice much as they had left it: white institutional walls, too-bright floors, and a reassuring smell of antiseptic. Reassuring at least to Tara, because the smell signalled that the people running this infirmary knew about antiseptic. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#15. You need more wildness in your life. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#16. Land lied to the feet, and to the soul. You stand, it whispered, upon unchanging ground. You build upon certainty, and your foundations will never crumble. Ms. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#17. Never ask a poet to tell you the truth. We have ten different ways to describe a drink of water, and each is true and all lie. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#18. And pretty is not even the right word. She burns. She's a verb. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#19. You're talking as if this is an opportunity." "It is. You asked me for an answer, last night. This is it. RKC is dead. Let it rot. Build something new. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#20. Gods, I love sports. All the excitement of real news, only it doesn't matter so you don't have to worry about it. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#21. He drinks the life of those who come too close to him. Steals their youth. Also," she said after a pause, "he moisturizes. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#22. This is our second date."
"Some date. Fighting for our lives."
"We'll be fine," he said, without conviction.
"Yes." She sounded no more certain. "Next time, we'll go someplace nice. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#23. So you assume we go around painting ourselves with pitch and swooping from rooftops to devour innocents, and call ourselves things like Shale Swiftwing, Beloved of the Goddess, Scout-in-Shadows. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#24. Be careful. As if something's going to jump us in a library."
"You might be surprised."
"What do you mean?"
"You know how people say a book is really gripping?"
"Don't tell me ... " Cat trailed off.
"Libraries can be dangerous. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#25. Everyone likes to be needed. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#26. To desperation," he said, and raised his glass. She raised hers as well, toward the altar.
"And to bleeding hearts," she added, and they drank. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#27. Faith is a state of constant examination and openness. In faith we must be vulnerable. Only in this seeming weakness do we live with God. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#28. Put not your trust in things, but in men. And women. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#29. He sighed. "There is one thing you must understand about destroying gods, boy." "Only one?" "You must be ready to take their place. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#30. Abelard did not look up from the god at his feet. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#31. She saw what lurked beneath his pleasant, confident exterior: a network of thorns in the shape of a man, a thing that wore him like a suit. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#32. Do not ignore dreams. They are a line from the past to the future. All nightmares are real. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#33. Justice is like math, anyone can think she knows the answer, but not every answer is right. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#34. The trouble with atheism," Temoc said, "is that it offers a limited range of curses. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#35. Knowledge," Tara replied, turning a page as quietly as she could manage, "is power. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#36. You people get so closed up inside those little brains. Their structure changes in response to thought, you know, like your muscles respond to use. The used parts bulk up. Bad training develops uneven strength; it takes time and painful work to balance unbalanced muscles. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#37. You live in a grim universe."
"That's risk management for you. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#38. Your system kills, too. You're not eliminated sacrifices [to gods], you're democratized them - everyone dies a little every day, and the poor and desperate are the worst injured.

We honored our sacrifices in the old days. You sneer at them. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#39. Riding broomsticks, consorting with unholy powers. Who has the time for such pleasantries anymore? Why, I haven't been on a date since the late eighties. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#40. Religious men often think about death, and Abelard had given some thought to his last words. "I told you so" had not been on the list. The - Author: Max Gladstone
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#41. A thousand prickling tender touches lit upon her, as if she was caught in a rainstorm and the raindrops were love. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#42. You're my son. I love you. You work for godless sorcerers who I'd happily gut on the altar of that pyramid and you are part of a system that will one day destroy our city and our planet, but I still love you. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#43. Great demons lived between the stars, and in them, beings immense in power and size, who sucked the marrow from suns and sang songs that drove galaxies mad. There - Author: Max Gladstone
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#44. For half a century he had stood too close to darkness, and some it crept into his bones. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#45. You wonder at power yoked to service. You wonder because you have come into power young and are learning that power comes through the acceptance of a bond. But if to have power is to be bound, then what is power? - Author: Max Gladstone
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#46. And she accepted the bridge date from the tentacled horror, with the proviso that her schedule would be inflexible for the next several weeks. Up - Author: Max Gladstone
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#47. A beast sacred and profane bore him north, with a beautiful, terrifying woman, to defend a city wonderful in its horrors. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#48. We all think we're on our own side, until the time comes to declare war. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#49. The brain shuts down, and the soul watches from a distance as the body tumbles at ever-increasing speed toward doom. This is because, though instinct is good at many things, it's stupid about death. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#50. Contract for Services Rendered, Alt Coulumb Kos Everburning to Royal Iskari Navy," she translated. "Since the common names are all the same, each contract needs a unique reference so we can tell which one we're talking about. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#51. What can we do in the face of fear? What else, came the whispered reply, but love and trust. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#52. Of all the screams cataloged in the encyclopedic audio library of the Hidden Schools, Tara's bore the closest resemblance to the scream of a man whose abdomen was being devoured by a jagged-clawed insect that wore a child's face. After - Author: Max Gladstone
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#53. I've gone from manager to knight in two days. I think I deserve a bump in salary. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#54. We wait, and we rise; we move, and the earth trembles. - Author: Max Gladstone
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#55. Humans need to dream, you know. It's how the mind breathes. - Author: Max Gladstone
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