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#1. Like celestial bodies, transiting in their orbits, exerting their influences. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#2. Lies go out, but the truth stays home. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#3. At the sight of a Sanza brother offering cards, every guard in the room took a step back; some of them visibly struggled with the idea of raising their crossbows again. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#4. Until you finally lose the strength for sarcasm, Locke, I wouldn't hire any mourners. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#5. The best disguises were those that were poured out of the heart rather than painted on the face. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#6. There was no point in stealing well or wisely if the loot couldn't be stashed somewhere safe. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#7. Let us speak behind our hands, lest our lips be read as the book of our designs, and let us find some place where only gods and rats may hear our words aloud. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#8. Only one way to win when you're being chased by someone bigger and tougher than you. Turn straight around, punch their teeth out, and hope the gods are fond of you. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#9. Yeah, but if I don't start my nervous pacing now, I'll never have it all done in time. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#10. Such audacity could never be faked - Locke had to feel it, summon it from somewhere inside, cloak himself in arrogance as though it were an old familiar garment. Locke Lamora became a shadow in his own mind... Locke's complicated lies were this new man's simple truth. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#11. If you're going to live here, staying civil is as much a duty as sitting the steps or washing dishes. Now, while I bask in the glow of another moral sermon delivered with the precision of a master fencer, hold your applause and let's get back to last night. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#12. Just as you and I speak by forming words, the natural, private discourse of the Sanza twins appears to consist entirely of farts and savage beatings. What - Author: Scott Lynch
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#13. The world is cruel enough without our compounding it; - Author: Scott Lynch
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#14. I thought you specialised in dishonest finesse?"
"I also do a brisk trade in putting knives to peoples' throats and shouting at them," said Locke. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#15. What good's slacking all the time if the ship comes apart beneath you while you sleep? - Author: Scott Lynch
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#16. If he had a bloody gash across his throat and a physiker was trying to sew it up, Lamora would steal the needle and thread and die laughing. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#17. You're the complication I want more than anything else. You're my favorite complication. No - Author: Scott Lynch
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#18. You're one third bad intentions, one third pure avarice, and one eighth sawdust. What's left, I'll credit, must be brains. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#19. When you can't cheat the game, you'd best find a means to cheat the players. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#20. You know who waxes philosophical about the tiniest weaknesses of enemies? The powerless. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#21. As Chains had once said, feeling like you wanted desperately to die was fine evidence that you had yet to do so. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#22. He lay there shaking in the light of the red lamps, in a silent hall, alone with his triumph, unable to move and bleeding to death. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#23. I have only two wishes," said Jean. "The first is for strong coffee, and the second is for stronger coffee. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#24. Time's a river, Locke, and we've always drifted farther down it than we think. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#25. Ha! Yes. When anyone tells you habits die hard, Locke, they're lying - it seems they never die at all. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#26. Any man can fart in a closed room and say that he commands the wind - Author: Scott Lynch
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#27. I don't expect life to make sense," he said after a few moments, "but it could certainly be pleasant if it would stop kicking us in the balls. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#28. Excellent,' said one of the Sanzas. "Soon he'll be fat, and we can butcher him like all the others for a Penance Day roast."
"What my brother means to say," said the other twin, "is that all the others died of purely natural causes, and you have nothing to fear from us. Now have some more bread. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#29. Quit being so hard on yourself. We are what we are; we love what we love. We don't need to justify it to anyone ... not even to ourselves. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#30. Worst of all, the inner vault is guarded by a live dragon, attended by fifty naked women armed with poisoned spears, each of them sworn to die in Requin's service. All redheads.
-You're just making that up, Jean. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#31. We're a different sort of thief here, Lamora. Deception and misdirection are our tools. We don't believe in hard work when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#32. The sky was a fading red and nothing remained of the day save for a line of molten gold slowly lowering on the western horizon. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#33. You are beyond mad," said Locke after several moments of silent, furious thought. "Full-on barking madness is a state of rational bliss to which you may not aspire. Men living in gutters and drinking their own piss would shun your company. You are a prancing lunatic. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#34. I assure you that in all matters of discretion not involving food, we make etiquette tutors look like slobbering barbarians. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#35. Manners that would keep you starving are no manners worth respecting. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#36. You're ten pints of crazy in a one-pint glass. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#37. You have to be a dead-eyed dirty-souled maniac to want to spend your extended life trading punches with other maniacs. Once you've seized that power, there's no getting off the merry-go-round. You fight like hell just to hold on or you get shoved off. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#38. To live the life the gods have given you, you must clutch wisely, then run. Run like the houds of hell on a sinner's scent! - Author: Scott Lynch
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#39. The next person who tells me something like, "Squiggle-fuck the rightwise cock-swatter with a starboard jib," is going to get a knife to the throat. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#40. Are you smarter than a pig, Locke?"
"On occasion," said Locke. "There are contrary opinions. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#41. Their cold blue light shone through the silver curtains of river mist as streetlamps might glimmer through a smoke-grimed window - Author: Scott Lynch
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#42. How would you be able to detect a fart over your natural odor, Sanza?" "For shame," said Galdo. "There's no Sanzas here, remember? I'm an Asino." "Oh yes," said Locke with a yawn. "Yes, you certainly are. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#43. Live snakes?' said one of the scribes. 'You mean-'
'Yeah,' said Locke. 'They've got scales, they slither around - snakes. Keep up. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#44. Her eyes [were] like the sudden plunge to blue depths beyond a continental shelf. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#45. Chains reached over and grabbed Locke's fist, then mimed swinging it into Calo's jaw. "Repeat as necessary," said Chains, "until your problems are spitting up teeth. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#46. We like what we like, we want what we want, and nobody needs to give us permission to feel that way! - Author: Scott Lynch
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#47. Locke threw himself at Father Chains, and the man, without hesitation, scooped him up and held him, patting his back until his racking sobs quieted down. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#48. Heavens," said Galdo in a deep, dramatic voice, "only one man living could have squeezed forth such a gleaming brown jewel
this is the work of Squatting Calo, the Midnight Shitter! - Author: Scott Lynch
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#49. There's no talking sense to sentiment, - Author: Scott Lynch
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#50. Can't fear the fire if you don't scald your fingertips. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#51. Nervy little Shades' Hill purse-clutcher, thinking you can keep me in the dark. What plan?"
"The plan to steal a corpse."
"Ahem. Anything else you'd like to tell me about it?"
"It's brilliant. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#52. The world had a fragile liquid quality, running at the edges and spinning on previously unrevealed axes. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#53. You are! There ain't no Thirteenth! Ain't naught but the Twelve, that's truth! Yeah, I been to Verrar a couple times, met up with lads and lasses - Author: Scott Lynch
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#54. You can knock down kingdoms on a whim. What you need is someone to make sure you don't get hit by a carriage when you cross the street. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#55. Well, hell. It's been five years. Maybe she's learned to lose gracefully. Maybe she's out of practice." "Maybe trained monkeys will climb out of my ass and pour me a glass of Austershalin brandy," said Jean. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#56. The more in control the mark thinks they are, the more easily they respond to real control. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#57. Locke moaned.
'Quit sobbing, you damn baby,' Jean hissed as he began to lope back along the dock. 'You must have at least a half beer glass of blood left somewhere in there.'
But Locke was now well and truly unconscious ... - Author: Scott Lynch
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#58. Hope is what we all build lives for ourselves upon, is it not? - Author: Scott Lynch
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#59. Congratulations! We're reverse burglars, here to give you fifty gold solari! - Author: Scott Lynch
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#60. We go now," said Locke, "or I leave you here to die. Understanding is a luxury; you don't get to have it. Sorry. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#61. When the sky's falling, I take shelter under bullshit. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#62. Once a Big Lie was let out in the world, it seemed to grow on its own and needed little tending or worry to bend to the situation. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#63. Belay this. We don't have to decide anything now. Just ... think on what I said. I didn't bring you in here for negotiations."
"What did you bring me here for?"
"Noise," she whispered, starting to pull his tunic off. "Lots and lots of noise. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#64. Barsavi knew how to create expectations, Locke, and how to use those expectations to mislead those who would harm him. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#65. I can be very loud, when I'm being stupid. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#66. Damn it, when will you learn that refusing to admit you've lost isn't the same as winning?" "Sort of depends on how long one keeps refusing, doesn't it? - Author: Scott Lynch
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#67. Nah, if she's the rose, he can be her thorn." Calo snapped his fingers. "The Thorn of Camorr! Now, that's got some shine to it!"
"That's the dumbest fucking thing I've ever heard," said Locke. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#68. Well, if only I wasn't too much the gentleman to flay your spirit with a witty and cutting retort, madam, you'd be ... thoroughly ... um, wittily retorted at this very instant. - Locke Lamora - Author: Scott Lynch
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#69. I want to be a barking public embarrassment as soon as possible. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#70. They kissed for the sort of endless moment that only exists between lovers whose lips are still new territory to one another. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#71. I am through fucking around. Maybe this is going to complicate the hell out of things. So what? You're the complication I want more than anything else. You're my favorite complication. No matter what sort of holes you poke in my trust. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#72. They sat in companionable silence for a few moments after that, while the sun settled into its downward arc in the west and long shadows began to creep across the face of the city. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#73. It's an old Camorri tradition for when a bunch of people are planning something stupid," said Locke. "Actually, we have a lot of traditions for that. You'll find out - Author: Scott Lynch
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#74. My disinterest in your bullshit is so tangible you could make bricks out of it - Author: Scott Lynch
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#75. Crooked Warden," said Chains. "Just this morning I was suffering from the delusion that I was handing out the educations here. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#76. You're a lever and a fulcrum, you two, looking for a city to turn upside down. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#77. So, uh, just to be clear," said Calo, "none of us are going to be fighting Jean?" "Not unless you're inconceivably stupid. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#78. This is where you and I are headed ... Look for us in history books and you'll find us in the margins. Look for us in legends and you might just find us celebrated - Author: Scott Lynch
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#79. Those prancing little pants-wetters come here to learn the colorful and gentlemanly art of fencing, with its many sporting limitations and its proscriptions against dishonorable engagements. You on the other hand, you are going to learn how to kill men with a sword. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#80. I don't want to spend the rest of the day interrupting your questions, so I'm going to temporarily forget how to make words come out of my mouth. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#81. Maybe the one real advantage to getting older is that you have the time to pull your head a little bit farther out of your ass. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#82. You've got that motherly concern in your eyes, Jean. I must look like I'm hammered as shit," said Locke.
"Actually you look like you were executed last week. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#83. There's no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#84. Land has its pirates, same as the sea, - Author: Scott Lynch
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#85. I'm not as reckless as I used to be. You know, when I was little. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#86. This man is my boatswain. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#87. He said that life boils down to standing in line to get shit dropped on your head. Everyone's got a place in the queue, you can't get out of it, and just when you start to congratulate yourself on surviving your dose of shit, you discover that the line is actually circular. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#88. I mean, it's not calling me 'Locke.' It knows my real name. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#89. Chains used to claim that there's no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated," said Locke. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#90. Cold walls do not a prison make, nor iron bands a bondsman. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#91. I think it's fairly common for writers to be afflicted with two simultaneous yet contradictory delusions, the burning certainty that we're unique geniuses, and the constant fear that we're witless frauds who are speeding toward epic failure. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#92. Hardships are arbitrary, Locke. You never know which particular quality in yourself or a fellow is going to get you past them. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#93. But you didn't die."
"Clever lad, to deduce that from such slender evidence after living with me for just three years. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#94. Privileges of age, size, and ass-kissing. If you survive this conversation, you'll find that it's just the same in most of the big gangs. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#95. I think I can stand up, though!" He demonstrated the questionable optimism of this pronouncement by falling on his face. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#96. In the glass burrow beneath their feet, the flames began to rise. First the flames, and then the screams - Author: Scott Lynch
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#97. Son of a bitch," said Locke, "but I am displeased. It all comes down to clothes. Clothes, clothes, clothes. What a ridiculous thing to be restrained by. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#98. I sometimes think that 'friend' is just a word I use for all the people I haven't murdered yet. - Author: Scott Lynch
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#99. Bearded peasant goes in one end of an alley, clean-shaven gentleman comes out the other? Really?" "It's a classic! - Author: Scott Lynch
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#100. Go forth now and live, Locke Lamora. Live, uncertain. - Author: Scott Lynch
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