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Robin Hobb
By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Hobb

As dye soaks fibres, drawn into them to change their colour forever, so does a memory, stinging or sweet, change the fibre of a man’s character.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

Suspense was an excellent tool for keeping powerful people off balance. It gave one bargaining power.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

I wonder if I can write this history, or if on every page there will be some sneaking show of a bitterness I thought long dead. I think myself cured of all spite, but when I touch pen to paper, the hurt of a boy bleeds out with the sea-spawned ink, until I suspect each carefully formed black letter scabs over some ancient scarlet wound.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

The fight isn't over until you win it...That's all you have to remember. No matter what the other man thinks.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

if love doesnt come first and linger after, if love cant wait and endure disappointment and seperation, then its not love.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

Don't listen to people who tell you that very few people get published and you won't be one of them. Don't listen to your friend who says you are better that Tolkien and don't have to try any more. Keep writing, keep faith in the idea that you have unique stories to tell, and tell them.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

Hay un punto muerto en la noche, la hora más negra y fría, cuando el mundo se ha olvidado del atardecer y el alba no es todavía ninguna promesa. Un momento en que es demasiado pronto para levantarse, pero tan tarde que irse a la cama no tiene sentido.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

It was hard to reconcile the drumbeats and lifted voices in the night with my memories of flames and the screams of dying men. How could humanity range so effortlessly from the sublime to the savage and back again?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

Refuse anxiety. When you borrow trouble against what might be, you neglect the moment you have now to enjoy. The man who worries about what will next be happening to him loses this moment in dread of the next with pre-judgement

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

I don't want to have these burdens. But I can't bear to turn them over to anyone else, either. Because, despite all the work, I like being in control of my own life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die. True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don't mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I'm talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right. ~Amber

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

It's too late to apologize for. I have already forgiven you.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

It is the nature of human that we tend to pass our pain along. As if we could get rid of it by inflicting an equal hurt on someone else.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

One can only walk so far from one's true self before the bond either snaps, or pulls one back.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robin Hobb

Those were some astounding lies, cub. And the very last one the most inspired of all. You have your father's talent for it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

He took a deep breath that whispered into his lungs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

Do you do this because you live such short lives? Tell yourselves wild tales of what might happen tomorrow, and feel all the feelings of events that will never happen? Perhaps to make up for the pasts you cannot recall, you invent futures that will not exist.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Robin Hobb

Will you be all right?" she asked me. It was not an empty question; she genuinely listened for my reply. "In time," I told her, and for the first time, I admitted that was true. As disloyal as the thought felt, I knew that as time passed, I would be myself again. And in that moment, I felt for the first time the sensation that Black Rolf had tried to describe to me. The wolfish part of my soul stirred, and, Yes, you will be yourself again, and that is as it should be, I heard near as clearly as if Nighteyes had truly shared the thought with me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Hobb

Useless to worry until we find outselves blocked. ... If it happens, then we must simply find a way around it. It may slow us down. But we will never get there at all if we stand still and worry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

the greatest danger is always the one we are ignorant of.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

She sat back again, a gentle loosening that made her straight spine seem effortless and restful. Again she did nothing. She simply sat across from me and unfurled herself. I felt her life brush up against me and flow around me. It was but the faintest touching, and had I not experienced both the Skill and the Wit, I do not think I would have sensed it. Cautiously, as softly as if I assayed a bridge made of cobweb, I overlay my senses on hers. She quested. Not as I did, toward a specific beast, or to read what might be close by. I discarded the word I had always given to my sensing. Kettricken did not seek after anything with her Wit. It was as she said, simply a being, but it was being a part of the whole. She composed herself and considered all the ways the great web touched her, and was content. It was a delicate and tenuous thing and I marveled at it. For an instant I, too, relaxed. I breathed out. I opened myself, Wit wide to all. I discarded all caution, all worry that Burrich would sense me. I had never done anything to compare it with before. Kettricken's reaching was as delicate as droplets of dew sliding down a strand of spiderweb. I was like a dammed flood, suddenly released, to rush out to fill old channels to overflowing and to send fingers of water investigating the lowlands. Let us hunt! The Wolf, joyfully. In the stables, Burrich straightened from cleaning a hoof, to frown at no one. Sooty stamped in her stall. Molly shrugged away and shook out her hair. Across from me, Kettricken started and looked at me as if I had spoken aloud. A moment more I was held, seized from a thousand sides, stretched and expanded, illuminated pitilessly. I felt it all, not just the human folk with their comings and goings, but every pigeon that fluttered in the eaves, every mouse that crept unnoticed behind the wine kegs, every speck of life, that was not and never had been a speck, but had always been a node on the web of life. Nothing alone, nothing forsaken, nothing without meaning, nothing of no significance, and nothing of importance.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Robin Hobb

When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool, you end up sounding like a moron instead.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Hobb

And the world re-ordered itself around me. I spoke each word carefully. 'You are so stupid.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Robin Hobb

When you want a thing so badly for so long, and then it comes time to face that you cannot have it, sometimes—’ ‘Sometimes you can’t believe it when it comes to you. Sometimes you’re afraid to believe it. I understand your hesitation.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robin Hobb

We were one thing. A whole thing. You and I and Nighteyes. I felt a strange sort of peace. As if all the parts of me were finally in one place. All the missing bits that would make me a complete... thing.' I shook my head. 'Words don't read that far.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

I began attempting to write for children under the mistaken assumption that writing for children was easy.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Robin Hobb

You make no sense! You went somewhere to discover your place in history? How can that be? History is what is done and behind us.”     He shook his head, slowly this time. “History is what we do in our lives. We create it as we go along.” He smiled enigmatically. “The future is another kind of history.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

I was amazed at how strong women were when they were angry.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

I told you I set no limits on my love for you. I don't. Yet I have never expected you to offer me your body. It was the whole of your heart, all for myself, that I sought. Even though I've never had a right to it. For you gave it away ere ever you saw me.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robin Hobb

What is a secret? It is much more than knowledge shared with only a few, or perhaps only one another. It is power. It is a bond. It is a sign of deep trust, or the darkest threat possible. There is power in the keeping of a secret, and power in the revelation of a secret. Sometimes it takes a very wise man to discern which is the path to greater power. All men desirous of power should become collectors of secrets. There is no secret too small to be valuable. All men value their own secrets far above those of others. A scullery maid may be willing to betray a prince before allowing the name of her secret lover to be told.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robin Hobb

There was a danger in asking too much of a child, but the danger of asking too little was almost equal.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

I will always take your part, Bee. Right or wrong. That is why you must always take care to be right, lest you make your father a fool.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

All events, no matter how earthshaking or bizarre, are diluted within moments of their occurrence the the continuance of the necessary routines of day-to-day. -Fitz Most prisons are of our own making. A man makes his own freedom, too. -Chade When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool, you end up sounding like a moron instead. -Burrich We left. Walking uphill and into the wind. That suddenly seemed a metaphor for my whole life. -Fitz

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Hobb

And tomorrow we'll do the same again. And again. Until one day you get up and find out that whatever it was didn't kill you after all.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Hobb

Back when he had first come to the monastery, they had given him a very simple ritual called Forgiving the Day. Even the youngest child could do this; all it required was looking back over the day and dismissing the day’s pains as a thing that were past while choosing to remember as gains lessons learned or moments of insight. As initiates grew in the ways of Sa, it was expected they would grow more sophisticated in this exercise, learning to balance the day, taking responsibility for their own actions and learning from them without indulging in either guilt or regrets." p. 240

By Anonym 19 Sep

Robin Hobb

There would always be dishonorable things done to preserve the honor of any power.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

How often does a man know, without question, that he has done well? I do not think it happens often in anyone's life, and it becomes even rarer once one has a child.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

I wish they would all go away. Except the Fool. I wished he would join me. Somehow, I had always thought he would join me. Now, I could not recall why. Perhaps I had buried that in the stone.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die. True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don't mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I'm talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

The exercise for centring oneself is a simple one. Stop thinking of what you intend to do. Stop thinking of what you have just done. Then, stop thinking that you have stopped thinking of those things. Then you will find the Now, the time that stretches eternal, and is really the only time there is. Then, in that place, you will finally have time to be yourself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Robin Hobb

Despite my pain, I felt not the regret of an ending, but the foreboding of a beginning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

In that last dance of chances I shall partner you no more. I shall watch another turn you As you move across the floor. In that last dance of chances When I bid your life goodbye I will hope she treats you kindly. I will hope you learn to fly. In that last dance of chances When I know you'll not be mine I will let you go with longing And the hope that you'll be fine. In that last dance of chances We shall know each other's minds. We shall part with our regrets When the tie no longer binds.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

I lied to hurt you. For letting him be dead while you lived. For being loved by him more than he loved me! He loved you more than he ever loved any of the rest of us!

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

Perhaps there can be no thanks nor any blame, but only recognition of the forces that brought us and bound us to our inevitable fates.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Robin Hobb

You're not who he expected you to be; that doesn't mean you aren't somebody. Nor are you perfect. Stop using every mistake you make as an excuse to fail completely.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Robin Hobb

Stop longing.You poison today’s ease, reaching always for tomorrow.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Robin Hobb

If I had a dog that was sick as often as you are, I'd put it down," he observed kindly.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

The days we shared I alone would remember now. I suddenly felt less real.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Robin Hobb

She is, Althea thought uneasily, what I pretend to be: a woman who does not let her sex deter her from living as she pleases.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Robin Hobb

...it's strange, isn't it, how you don't know how big a part of you someone is until they're threatened? And then you think you can't possibly go on if something happens to them, but the most frightening part is that, actually, you will go on, you'll have to go on, with them or without them. There's just no telling what you'll become