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By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

But I am king. And the well-being of my kingdom depends on my sound judgment and clear head. And those things depend on my state of happiness. And I have known for a long time that my state of happiness depends on you.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sharon Shinn

You seem sad, Coriel.” I nodded. “The world makes me sad these days. Things I would not have noticed a year ago seem dreadful to me now. Is that a function of growing older? And will everything seem more dreadful every year, from now until I die?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I have changed for the last time--this is the man I will be till I die. And that man loves you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

A truth comes out when it must; A dream comes true when it will. Though the world turn to ash and dust A secret’s a secret still.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I thought it would not hurt to remind you that love is a powerful force in this world, invisible though it seems.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Love is like water from the ocean." Damiana said. "You cannot empty it dry. Take bucket after bucket of water out of the Cormeon Sea, and there is still more water left than you could ever use up. That's what love's like.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

If love makes you sad, you acquire a little depth, a little compassion. If it makes you happy, you learn how to be joyous. Every relationship should color your soul to a certain degree, don't you think? Every friendship, every love affair - each one should build up the chambers of your heart the way a sea creature builds the chamber of his shell.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

He leaned upon her as if there was no other support anywhere in the world, and she held him as if she would undertake no other task for all eternity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Everybody's afraid of love, because love is what hurts the most.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sharon Shinn

You must welcome bounty whenever it comes, hunti man. It is often inconvenient. But if you insist on accepting it only when it suits your schedule, you will find yourself very poor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I've remembered that most of life is about small, essential connections, so unobtrusive, so elastic, that you scarcely realize they're actually holding you together. The big ones-the great, grand emotional bonds-those are the ones that break, the ones that fail you, the ones that give way and send you careening toward the foot of the bleak and jagged canyon. It's the tough, gnarled, unadorned ties that really do bind, that never let you fall all the way down into darkness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

And if I should leave you, for any reason," he added, tightening his grip as she struggled to free her hand, "I will return to you. That is as certain as the sun rising tomorrow morning and the thunderbolt falling tomorrow night. That is as sure as the god's existence. I will come back to you, or I will find you - over and over again, as often as we are parted, until the end of the world itself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I did no such thing as sit there with my mouth open, though I may as well have, since I felt as if my mind was gaping. It had simply never occurred to me to wonder what kind of person I was, what kind of person I wanted to be. I had not envisioned this as something I had any control over, just as I could not alter the round shape of my face or the dense black curl of my hair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Only the strongest are put through the fire,' Josiah said. 'And the forge creates things of great strength and beauty.' 'Then I shall be truly glorious by the time my tenure ends.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

He is so kind that he makes me search my soul to find new ways to be compassionate to others.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I realized a long time ago, with a certain amazement, that no mattter how important something is in your life, no matter how huge it is, how much space it takes up in your heart and in your thoughts, unless you mention it to other people, they have no idea it exists.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

And you're not leaving," she said. "Promise me." It was as if she had asked him to promise to keep breathing, to notice sunshine, to permit the spinning of the earth. What choice did he have? Even if he left her, she would be camped in his heart, an insistent and willful presence. She would match her strides to his on any journey he ever took; she would lie beside him on any bed. Amalie, he said, "that's the easiest promise I've ever had to make.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

You have not traveled enough," she said. "Or you'd know that every journey makes its own map across your heart.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

If there is no god, what is left but science? What is left to endow us with any grace? You can tell me the chemical makeup of my skin and my brain, but how can you explain away my soul? And if there is no god to watch over me, chastise me, grieve for me, rejoice for me, make me fear, and make me wonder, what am I but a collection of metals and liquids with nothing to celebrate about my daily living?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

For the world slows and the stars falter, and all that remains is you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

If mankind's greatest achievement is to produce more spaces for mankind to live in, I do not think I am so impressed.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Do you love me?" he asked. I fell silent. "For the rest of it is glitter and noise," he said. "At the heart of it all is love. You make that choice, and you go forward from there.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Sharon Shinn

You almost threw it back!' she repeated, and her voice filled with mock horror. 'You foolish boy! Are you always so careless with items of value?' 'No,' he said, abruptly sober. 'I know what matters. And I never throw those things away. I hold on to them as long as I can.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

So do I wish I was to be king? That is not a question I ask myself. I ask myself, Would I be a good king? Would I be quick witted and generous of spirit and full of that boundless energy? Or would I be clumsy and stupid and dulled by my own prejudices? I try to be a good man, since I am alive at all, and hope that that teaches me what I would need to know if I was ever faced with a higher challenge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Love is a popular romantic notion that leads to nothing but its own brand of misery.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Manufactured--synthetic--even virtual, if that is what you turned out to be--I would love you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I am who I am, born that way, and will die that way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Amalie took his hand and spread it against her heart. Her smile was utterly tranquil. 'The world changes and the world stays the same', she told him, ... 'The old moon sets. New moon rises.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Your wedding completely changes the direction of your life, you know, no matter how greatly you desire it. I think that moment of doubt and faintness comes from all those imagined and now impossible futures all pressing in on you at once. It is your last chance to experience them, you see, and they all want to be lived at that moment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

And might I live long enough to see the world yet again as a place completely different, through eyes that see another truth not yet revealed?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

We cannot go backward. We cannot erase time and events. But we can go forward, hand in hand, hope in our hearts and love lighting our way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Yes, Jenna, I love you with all my heart. And with my atoms and molecules and electrons and whatever further breakdown you require.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Sharon Shinn

He looked down at his empty glass. "One of the other ways in which I am different from my father," he said. "I am not interested in marrying where I do not love." I spoke in a jesting voice. "And of all the women in the eight provinces, you have not been able to find one you could love?" Now he looked at me again, and his face was completely serious. "That's the problem," he said. "There is one.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

Yet the world is the same as it always was. It is merely that you see it with new eyes.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

She smiled, if he could see that, and waited for him to ask the real question. But he was silent. He wanted her to volunteer the story, she realized, and she could just as easily choose to say nothing. But he deserved to know. They all deserved it, and Kirra already knew it, and Cammon may have guessed it, because Cammon could read souls, but Tayse was the only one she would tell.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sharon Shinn

And how is your head? Better?" he asked. "Very much. Sometimes it hurts." Right now it was throbbing. "But every day I am much improved." "Where did you hit it? Are you bruised?" I put a hand to the back of my head, a little to the left, where I had landed with such jarring force. "Here," I said. "It's still a little tender." And leaning forward, he touched my hair right where I had just laid my hand. Such was he glamour that attended him that I expected the ache to instantly melt away, healed by his royal caress. But in fact, I felt a sudden leap in my heart that made the pain briefly more intense.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sharon Shinn

How did they find out?" Donnal inquired. "Did you set them on fire?" "You know, it's so rare that I actually do that, and yet that's always the first question anyone asks me." -Senneth

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sharon Shinn

I was Amazement--I was Desire--I was Ecstasy and Rapture and the slightest bit of Greed.