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#1. What's it really like to always be the prettiest person in a room? Dos it mean you're always acting as if in a play, because no one stops looking at you?'
'Life is a play, isn't it? - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#2. Are they trained to treat everyone as a servant?'
'Probably. That doesn't make you into one, - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#3. No, my career as a warrior princess, short as it had been, was over, I thought morosely. Violence only works if you're good at it. Otherwise, it hurts too much. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#4. Who in the universe halts when the enemy tells them to? - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#5. If everywhere you go everyone watches you, and wants you, can you truly be yourself? - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#6. If more people recognized the difference between friendship and mere attraction, or how love must partake of both to prosper, I expect there'd be more happy people."
"And a lot fewer poems and plays," I said, laughing as I splashed about in the scented water. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#7. I am old, but the word to me means familiar, comfortable. Accustomed after long and venerable use. Not dilapidated and useless. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#8. They're safe,' he said. "And you're not made of glass". He swept me up in his arms.
I laughed. "And I'm not made of glass."
He carried me into our room and kicked the door shut behind us. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#9. But I will never ask anyone from our village-from any village in Tlanth-to risk his or her life unless I'm willing to myself. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#10. The less said about that morning's ride, the better. I would have been uncomfortable even if I'd been riding with Branaric, for my leg ached steadily from the jarring of the horse's pace. To be riding along in the clasp of an enemy just made my spirits feel the worse. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#11. One doesn't lose a self, like a pair of gloves or a pine. We learn and change, or we harden into stone. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#12. Judging the actions of the many by those of the one is both human and dangerous. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#13. I feel stupid when people say 'You? You are so brave,' because I don't feel brave, I don't even know what brave is. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#14. But I'd also learned that the self might want one thing, but that didn't mean it was right. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#15. The more one has, the less one desires. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#16. Shevraeth himself was there to bid us farewell
a courtesy I could have done without. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#17. War is a convenient fix for government problems if it happens somewhere else. To other people. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#18. Choose the duty that you can most effectively execute: that is, finally, all we can do in life. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#19. Why did I laugh at his sorry, bedraggled appearance? Because ridiculousness made a repellant situation more bearable. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#20. We'll abduct Garian. Or Jason."
"And - ?"
"And dump them into the ocean. Nobody would ever pay a ransom for them. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#21. No, I don't think I could fall in love with him, handsome though he is, because I don't accept any of that huff he gives me about my great beauty and all that. I'd have to trust a man's words before I could love him. I think. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#22. So let me end with the wish that you find the same kind of happyiness, and laughter, and love, that I have found, and that you have the wisdon to make them last. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#23. You, there, girl! Halt!
Who in the universe ever halts when the enemy tells them to? - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#24. In my generation, if a man washes the dishes, the older women still tend to cluster around and coo and thank him and praise him. But if a woman washes the dishes, it's business as usual, even if both man and woman have tough office jobs. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#25. Except. What is normal at any given time? We change just as the seasons change, and each spring brings new growth. So nothing is ever quite the same. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#26. Why is it the songs all end with the good people winning, but in life they don't?"
They don't make songs when the good lose," I muttered. "They make war chants against the bad. So there won't be any songs for us. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#27. Memory warps time, as it does the sights and sounds and smells of reality; for what shapes it is emotion, which can twist what seems clear, just as the surface of a pond seems to bend the stick thrust into the water. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#28. I was as eager a writer as I was a reader. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#29. He'd spent his entire exile schooling himself to face that he would never get what he wanted. People didn't, sometimes. So you made a life as best you could. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#30. Serenades," he said, "are customarily performed under moonslight, or have fashions here changed?"
"I don't know," I said. "No one's serenaded me, and as for my serenading anyone else, even if I wanted to, which I don't, my singing voice sounds like a sick crow. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#31. Angry men with pointy things sent to secure a foreign city are pretty much alike anywhere. That's what I've heard. So far nothing's convinced me different. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#32. You're drunk as four skunks, you idiot. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#33. It is a shame when we must regard a people as an enemy. It is a shame and a regret when the two peoples share so much. And it is a shame, a regret, and a tragedy when those peoples meet as individuals and find much to admire. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#34. If your opponent is better armed and has longer reach, then surprise is your only ally. And then you'd better hope he's half asleep. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#35. Because you showed one face to all the rest of the world, and another to me. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#36. Like many science fiction lovers of my generation, I discovered Andre Norton on the shelves at the junior high's library. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#37. Jaim says that the essence of command is to turn surprises to your favor. You get your perimeter outside the enemy's perimeter, and attack."
"What does that mean, exactly?"
"Oh, I don't know, some kind of military jabber. I was hoping you knew. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#38. When in doubt, be ridiculous. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#39. It desolates me to disappoint you, but your brother is not here. Despite two really praiseworthy attempts at rescue."
... The hint of amusement irritated me, and sick and hurt as I was, I simply had to retort something. "Glad ... at least ... you're desolated. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#40. What if feeling good only comes after you destroy someone you hate?'
'That's not good, that's triumph, - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#41. I endeavor to be serious and you will not take me seriously - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#42. You don't look at the problem all at once, or it's like being caught in a spring flood under a downpour. You tackle the problem in pieces ... - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#43. Maybe I'm no longer a dog, but I can still bite! - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#44. When I turned thirteen and took a typing class, with typical early teen enthusiasm and total lack of critical ability, I started sending my stuff to publishers once I'd babysat long enough to earn the postage. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#45. I have made number mistakes - I have such bad number dyslexia that I can look at a number and see the wrong one. I can't remember them worth beans. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#46. Finally someone takes me seriously enough to ask for my word of honor, and it's a villain. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#47. At the best of times I don't have the kind of voice anyone would want to hear mangling their favorite songs. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#48. What might have happened to them to make them the way they were? It did not change what they now did, but it changed, profoundly, how he perceived their motivations, their place in the world. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#49. As a kid, I pretty much got nothing but scorn, and occasionally active animus, for writing fantasy and squirreling it away in my closet and, later, under the mattress supports in my bed. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#50. Female authors were still using male names when I was young, or they were neatly shoehorned into 'women's books' except for those few that men could always point at when the disparity was pointed out. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#51. A horse blanket, Mel?
I remembered what I was wearing. 'It tore in half when Hrani tried washing it. She was going to mend it. This piece was too small for a horse, but it was just right for me.'
Bran laughed a little unsteadly. 'Mel. A horse blanket. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#52. though we can educate the younger generation, we can even command them, we cannot control their lives, much as we think we'd do a better job of it. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#53. Some of it was wrong decisions made for the right reasons, and a little of it was right decisions made for the wrong reasons; but most of what I did was wrong decisions for the wrong reasons. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#54. Everyone is an idiot," I stated. "Except me. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#55. When people first discover beauty, they tend to linger. Even if they don't at first recognize it for what it is. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#56. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#57. What is interesting to me is looking at how male and female writers depict men who, come in behind to fill those domestic duties, deal with personal and cultural lack of respect for doing what is lingeringly perceived as 'women's work.' - Author: Sherwood Smith
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#58. The history of fan fiction demonstrates how efficient, and effective, women have been at pooling together to get what they want out of their stories. It's been a largely female-driven world. - Author: Sherwood Smith
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