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I do not think you are in any danger of starving," Maximus said. "The surgeon said only two weeks ago that you are too fat."
"The devil!" Berkley said indignantly, sitting up; and Maximus snorted in amusement at having provoked him.
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It comes, I suppose," I said thoughtfully, speaking to the air, "of spending too much time alone indoors, and forgetting that living things don't always stay where you put them.

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I will see you bereft of all that you have, of home and happiness and beautiful things. I will see your nation cast down and your allies drawn away. I will see you as alone and friendless and wretched as am I; and then you may live as long as you like, in some dark and lonely corner of the earth, and I shall call myself content.
-Lien, Albino Celestial (Dragon)

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I'm glad, I said, with an effort, refusing to let my mouth close up with jealousy. It wasn't that I wanted a husband and a baby; I didn't, or rather, I only wanted them the way I wanted to live to a hundred someday, far off, never thinking about the particulars. But they meant life: she was living, and I wasn't.

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No; they nearly drowned you, and not even on purpose but only through carelessness. I am not letting them have you back, Temeraire said.

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Gentleness shown once is mercy, shown twice is folly.

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There's a considerable distance between seeking perfection and irretrievable haste,

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We were of the valley. Born in the valley, of families planted too deep to leave even when they knew their daughter might be taken; raised in the valley, drinking of whatever power also fed the Wood.

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I was back in comfortable plain skirts again, but they looked at me anyway as they went away, not with hostility, but not the way any of them would ever have looked at a woodcutter's girl from Dvernik. It was the way I had looked at Prince Marek, at first. They looked at me and saw someone out of a story, who might ride by and be stared at, but didn't belong in their lives at all.

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And it came out that this King Arthur and his knights had done nothing of real note but to kill innocent dragons all around Britain: almost certainly a pack of lies, as Forthing admitted they had not possessed even any guns at the time, and unpleasant lies at that.

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Everyone says you love a Dragon-born girl differently as she gets older; you can't help it, knowing you so easily might lose her.

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I do not care if Laurence tells me not to squash you

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Her fire was roaring, her silhouette raising showers of orange sparks with a hammer made of shadow.

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After a moment, he said, in almost marveling tones, 'Are you deranged?

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What could make the Napoleonic Wars more exciting? Dragons.

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As a novelist you have just unlimited budget, total creative control. You really get to have your cake - all the cake - and then you can have a second cake if you wanted to.

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Something about that whole process of building the structure of that game turned into a real kind of lightbulb moment for me as a writer.

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