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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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I got into reading a lot of noir and a lot of thrillers as well, and I really admired the plotting about those and the way that they can surprise you. And obviously to surprise people and to have twists in the tale, you have to plan quite carefully.

— Joe Abercrombie

An open mind is like to an open wound,' growled Glokta. 'Vulnerable to poison.

— Joe Abercrombie

Those with bad luck should at least attempt to balance it with good sense.

— Joe Abercrombie

Doing better next time. That's what life is.

— Joe Abercrombie

All too often when we topple something hateful, rather than breaking it and starting afresh, we raise ourselves up in its place.

— Joe Abercrombie

I'd hate to be lost. But prepare yourself for the possibility of disappointment. Life is full of them. And the manner of its endings is often the greatest one of all.

— Joe Abercrombie

What use is the love of commoners? The nobles have the money, the soldiers, the power.'
Bayaz rolled his eyes at the clouds. 'The words of a child, easily tricked by flim-flam and quick hands. Where does the nobles' money come from, but from taxes on the peasants in the fields? Who are their soldiers, but the sons and husbands of common folk? What gives the lords their power? Only the compliance of their vassals, nothing more. When the peasantry become truly dissatisfied, that power can vanish with terrifying speed.

— Joe Abercrombie

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