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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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Once you've got a task to do, it's better to do it than live with the fear of it.

— Joe Abercrombie

Have a smile for breakfast, you'll be shitting joy by lunch.

— Joe Abercrombie

If you have a plan," hissed Sumael from the corner of her mouth, "now would be the time."
"I have a plan," said Nothing.
"Does it involve swords?"
A pause. "All my plans do."
"Do you have a sword?"
Another. "No."
"How will you succeed without one?" Muttered Sumael.
A third. "Death waits for us all.

— Joe Abercrombie

So we wait?" asked Severard.
"We wait, and we look to our defences. That and we try to find some money. Do you have any cash, Severard?"
"I did have some. I gave it to a girl, down in the slums."
"Ah. Shame."
"Not really, she fucks like a madman. I'd thoroughly recommend her, if you're interested."
Glokta winced as his knee clicked. "What a thoroughly heartwarming tale, Severard, I never had you down for a romantic. I'd sing a ballad if I wasn't so short of funds."
"I could ask around. How much are we talking about?"
"Oh, not much. Say, half a million marks?"
One of the Practical's eyebrows went up sharply. He reached into his pocket, dug around for a moment, pulled his hand out and opened it. A few copper coins shone in his palm.
"Twelve bits," he said. "Twelve bits is all I can raise.

— Joe Abercrombie

You stick a bunch of drunken murderers together, ain't long before some turn to thieving, then to lying, then to bad language, and pretty soon to sobriety, raising families and making an honest living.

— Joe Abercrombie

If you wanted to see my cock that badly, you could just have asked.'
'No doubt a thing o' haunting beauty but i came for something else.

— Joe Abercrombie

It can be a fearsome weapon, patience. One that few men ever learn to use.

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He's really dead?"
Benna blew out his cheeks. "Well, his head's off, and spiked above the gates, so unless you know one hell of a physician ...

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Could he truly pretend that he wanted to be her friend? A friendship between a man and a woman was what you called it when one had been pursuing the other for a long time, and had never got anywhere.

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Mercy and cowardice are the same," she snapped out. "But you want their land, not their lives, no? Dead men can't obey.

— Joe Abercrombie

Men are brittle, I reckon. They don't bend into new shapes. They get broken into them. Crushed into them.

— Joe Abercrombie

You'd have to be a bold man to bet your life on what I'd dare. How bold are you? -Sand dan Glokta

— Joe Abercrombie

I never saw men act with such ignorance, violence and self-serving malice as when energised by a just cause.

— Joe Abercrombie

Does a king let his friends die for him?" Yarvi glanced guiltily across at Shadikshirram's sword, and remembered the feeling, punching, punching, the red knife in his red hand, and shivered under his stolen cloak. "Does a king stab women in the back?" The tears were still wet on Nothing's wasted face. "A good one sacrifices everything to win, and stabs whom he must however he can. The great warrior is the one who still breathes when the crows feast. The great king is the one who watches the carcasses of his enemies burn. Let Father Peace spill tears over the methods. Mother War smiles upon results." "That's what my uncle would have said." "A wise man, then, and a worthy enemy. Perhaps you will stab him in the back and we can watch him burn together.

— Joe Abercrombie

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