The best Quotes from Raven's Shadow

The best Book Quotes

"Mercy is the sweetest wine and the bitterest wormwood," Eliss, the mother, said. "For it rewards the merciful and shames the guilty."

Forgiveness & MercyAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
 
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Is a lie really a lie if it is honestly believed?

LiesAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
 
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War is always an adventure to those who've never seen it.

WarAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
 
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A fool is any man who doesn't think he's a fool.

FoolishnessAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
 
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I cannot believe the path to victory lies in staining our souls so black we become indistinguishable from those we fight.

Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 3: Queen of Fire
 
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But people are still people, however comfortable their surroundings. They lie, they feud, they betray and however much you give them, they always want more.

Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 3: Queen of Fire
 
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A man doesn't know his true strength until he fears for his life.

DespairAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
 
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Give them the right lie and they'll believe it.

LiesAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
 
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Choice is a lie. The greatest of lies.

DecisionsAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
 
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A historian is a hunter, my lord. Seeking out signs in the undergrowth of correspondence and memoir, tracking prey via the spoor of memory.

HistoryAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 3: Queen of Fire
 
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It's always the way with great men, they can't see the knives of those who live in their shadow.

Great Works, TreasonAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
 
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It was a curious effect of pain that time became infinite, every instant of agony prolonged to the ultimate.

PainAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 1: Blood Song
 
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"If the stars in the sky are not fixed, then nothing is fixed. Nothing is eternal, all is temporary and ever-changing." She turned away from the stars, meeting his gaze. "Nothing is fixed, my lord. No course is so set it cannot be changed."

Fate & Destiny, StarsAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
 
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"Cruelty is in all of us," he said. "But they made it a virtue."

Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 2: Tower Lord
 
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"Put more than one philosopher together and you'll birth an argument," Erlin commented. "A truism I've observed the world over. In fact, I once saw one argue with himself, it got quite violent in the end."

PhilosophyAnthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 3: Queen of Fire
 
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Only in war does the madman become sane.

Anthony Ryan in Raven's Shadow - 3: Queen of Fire
 
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