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Sharon Kay Penman Quotes

Men are born to sin ... What does matter most, is not that we err, it is that we do benefit from our mistakes, that we are capable of sincere repentance, of genuine contrition.
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A scar signifies past pain, a wound that did not heal as it ought. But it testifies, too, to survival ... (Here be Dragons)

— Sharon Kay Penman

Poor Wales. So far from Heaven, so close to England.

— Sharon Kay Penman

The great hall was shimmering in light, sun streaming from the open windows, and ablaze with colour, the walls decorated with embroidered hangings in rich shades of gold and crimson. New rushes had been strewn about, fragrant with lavender, sweet woodruff, and balm ... the air was ... perfumed with honeysuckle and violet, their seductive scents luring in from the gardens butterflies as blue as the summer sky.

— Sharon Kay Penman

Men kill for many reasons, they steal but for one-greed.

— Sharon Kay Penman

In writing my historical novels, I have to rely upon my imagination to a great extent. I think of it as 'filling in the blanks.' Medieval chroniclers could be callously indifferent to the needs of future novelists. But I think there is a great difference between filling in the blanks and distorting known facts.

— Sharon Kay Penman

It usually takes me about three years to research and write one of my historical sagas; this is one reason why I take medieval mystery breaks, for they can be completed in only a year.

— Sharon Kay Penman

Why is it honesty when a man speaks his mind and madness when a woman does?

— Sharon Kay Penman

Eleanor would have been indifferent to the immorality of her adultery, but would never have forgiven the stupidity of it.

— Sharon Kay Penman

Hal and Richard show all the good will of Cain and Abel.

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Sensible men were not eager to submit themselves to the Judgement of the Almighty, and a decisive battle seemed to prove that the victor had God on his side. Most people preferred not to put the Lord's Favour to such a stringent, conclusive test.

— Sharon Kay Penman

The Lancastrian army had been on the march for fully fifteen hours, had managed to cover twenty-four miles in that dash for the Severn. But Edward had done the impossible; in just twelve hours, he'd ridden an astonishing thirty-five miles.

— Sharon Kay Penman

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