Barbara Hambly Quotes.

1. "The universe, it appeared, had never been kind to Captain Bortrek, conspiring against him in a fashion that Threepio privately considered unlikely given the man's relative unimportance. Knowing what he did about the Alderaan social structure, shipping regulations, the psychology of law enforcement agents, and the statistical behavior patterns of human females, Threepio was much inclined to doubt that so many hundreds of people would spend that much time thinking up ways to thwart and injure a small-time free-trader who was, by his own assertion, only trying to make a living."
- Quote by Barbara Hambly

2. "The Dead always find ways, Ysidro said, to get the living to serve them."
- Barbara Hambly, Traveling with the Dead

3. "Refrigeration works, you must know, my dear Frau Asher, by compression of ammonia gas, much better than the old sulfur dioxide system. Sulfur dioxide—that’s a chemical compound—has the inconvenient habit of becoming corrosive and eating up the machinery which stores it."
- Barbara Hambly, Traveling with the Dead

4. "It is a terrible mistake to put the rifles of tomorrow into the hands of the ignorance of yesterday."
- Barbara Hambly, Traveling with the Dead

5. "It is the blood that feeds the flesh, Ysidro said. We can—and do, at need—live upon the blood of animals, or blood taken from the living without need of their death. But it is the death that feeds the powers of our minds. Without the kill, we find our abilities fading,"
- Barbara Hambly, Traveling with the Dead

6. "God has judged me all my life. But that is God's privilege, my lady. Not yours."
- Barbara Hambly, The Armies of Daylight

7. "I simply don't shine in company. Mostly I prefer to retreat with a book."
- Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

8. "The music had ceased. Alex walked over to the gramophone, wound it up again, and put on more blues, a woman singing this time, gay and sad at once, like a stranded angel who had traded holiness for humanity but remembered what it used to be like to know God."
- Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

9. "One shouldn't allow oneself to be intimidated by something that can be picked up and tucked under one's arm."
- Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

10. "Then someone within closed the door, shutting Norah out into the howling dust of the night. The clouds parted briefly to reveal the full moon's cold eye, then closed again. Wind seared over the pavilion's double roof, its voice rising to a shriek. Distantly, among the maze of walls, came the frenzied barking of hundreds of tiny dogs. As she drifted towards wakefulness, Norah could not tell whether it was the wind that she heard just at the end, or whether, within the dark hall, the girl had begun to scream."
- Barbara Hambly, Bride of the Rat God

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