Joe Abercrombie Quotes

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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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Truly, life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

— Joe Abercrombie

Chose? If you believe that I chose any part of the pitiful shadow of a life you see before you, you are very much mistaken. I chose glory and success. The box did not contain what was written on the lid.

— Joe Abercrombie

Don't deceive yourself. Everyone is guilty of something, and even the innocent can be a threat. Perhaps it takes small crimes to prevent bigger ones, Colonel West, but it's up to bigger men than us to decide.

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A whole new thing. A forging of the humble parts of bread and cheese into a greater whole. I call it ... a cheese-trap.

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A minister stands for Father Peace, but a good one is no stranger to Mother War.

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Time hasn't been kind."
"Time never is. A fighter keeps fighting even so. Thought you were a fighter?

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The gods hate those who plan badly, and help those with good friends, good swords, and good sense.

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Your death comes.

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Power is a bloody mirage. The closer you seem to get the further away it is

— Joe Abercrombie

Strange, how quickly a king could become an animal. Or half a king half an animal. Perhaps even those we raise highest never get that far above the mud.

— Joe Abercrombie

If you change your mind about the knife,' Grom called after him, smiling all the while, 'you can seek me out.'
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'Last time we met ... you offered me a knife' Yarvi fixed Grom with his eye. On his knees, ragged and bloodied, but fixed him still. 'You told me to seek you out if I changed my mind. Will you give it to me now?

— Joe Abercrombie

Do you want this bauble?' He drew is knife now and held it out to Yarvi by the bright blade.
Then take it. But know that Mother War breathed upon me in my crib, it has been foreseen that no man kill me.

— Joe Abercrombie

They say you can see all the beauty in the world in the way a hanged man swings.

— Joe Abercrombie

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