K.J. Parker Quotes.

11. "I gather you play chess, he’d said, and she’d given him a look, later he’d ralised it was fair warning; yes, she played chess. The had a mignificent coral and ivory set, worth a thousand acres of good arable land. He’d made soft opening, the way you do when you’re playing a girl, and suddenly he found himself staring defeat in the facs - he’d never los a game except three times, to Senza."
- Quote by K.J. Parker

12. "After all, what is truth but the consensus of memories of reliable witnesses?"
- Quote by K.J. Parker

13. "He turned away, and suddenly she thought about the old children's story, where the stupid girl opens the box that God gave her, and all the evils of the world fly out, except Hope, which stays at the bottom; and she wondered what Hope was doing in there in the first place, in with all the bad things. Then the answer came to her, and she wondered how she could've been so stupid. Hope was in there because it was evil too, probably the worst of them all, so heavy with malice and pain that it couldn't drag itself out of the opened box."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

14. "…if medical science is geography, then mankind as a species has a map with three towns marked on it and a lot of blank space with drawings of sea serpents."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

15. "The idea is to make the space around you into a zone where nothing mortal can survive."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

16. "Ah". Tzimisces smiled. "Let me guess. Flowery periphrases, back-to-back literary allusions and quotations from thousand-year-old authors. A marked reluctance to use one word when twelve can be jammed in if you sit on the lid."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

17. "He was astonished at how calm he found he was. Fear of death had always energised him, making him move far more quickly than his body should have been capable of, accelerating his reactions and his thought process to a quite incredible level. This time, though, he only thought, Oh, and realised that he didn't really care all that much. He could feel his responsibilities, the love of others towards him, the unfulfilled possibilities; they were like a child's hand trying to pull him up, doing its best but simply not strong enough for the job. Above all, there was no blame. I tried to climb a wall, but I couldn't, and there it is."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

18. "I know she comes across as annoying to begin with, he said. But once you’ve got to know her a bit better, you’ll find it makes no difference whatsoever."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

19. "Phrantzes considered for a moment, collecting his thoughts like a general rallying his surviving troops after a massacre."
- K.J. Parker, Sharps

20. "A wise man once said that any human being is capable of infinite achievement, so long as it’s not the work they’re supposed to be doing."
- K.J. Parker, Blue and Gold

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