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Joe Abercrombie Quotes

There was a time hed heard tales of Dab Sweet and hed stuck thumbs in his belt and chin to the sky and tricked himself that was how his life had been. But the years scraped by hard as ever and he got less and the stories more til they were tales of a man hed never met succeeding at what hed never have dreamed of attempting.
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If you want to be a new man you have to stay in new places, and do new things, with people who never knew you before. If you go back to the same old ways, what else can you be but the same old person?

— Joe Abercrombie

Fearlessness is a fool's boast, to my mind. The only men with no fear in them are dead, or the soon to be dead, maybe. Fear teaches you caution, and respect for your enemy, and to avoid sharp edges used in anger. All good things in their place, believe me. Fear can bring you out alive, and that's the very best anyone can hope for from any fight. Every man who's worth a damn feels fear. It's the use you make of it that counts.

— Joe Abercrombie

Love is a fine cushion to rest upon, but only hate can make you a better person.

— Joe Abercrombie

A man lost in the desert must take such water as he is offered, no matter who it comes from.

— Joe Abercrombie

I will confess!" shrieked Teufel, "I will confess!"
"Excellent," said Glokta brightly.
"Excellent," said Severard.
"Etherer," said Practical Frost.

— Joe Abercrombie

The skies make no special dispensation for Magi, boy, they piss on everyone the same.

— Joe Abercrombie

Very well, Practical Vitari, if you really can't resist me. You'll have to go on top, though, if you don't mind.

— Joe Abercrombie

You have to be realistic

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A few glasses of wine can be the difference between finding a man a hilarious companion or an insufferable moron.

— Joe Abercrombie

A choice between killing and dying is no choice at all. You have to be realistic about these things. b

— Joe Abercrombie

There was a time he'd heard tales of Dab Sweet and he'd stuck thumbs in his belt and chin to the sky and tricked himself that was how his life had been. But the years scraped by hard as ever and he got less and the stories more 'til they were tales of a man he'd never met succeeding at what he'd never have dreamed of attempting.

— Joe Abercrombie

The gods love to laugh at a happy man, however.

— Joe Abercrombie

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