Lian Hearn Quotes.

1. "I believe the test of government is the contentment of the people."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

2. "But just as the river is always at the door, so is the world always outside. And it is in the world that we have to live."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

3. "How was it possible for the world to be so beautiful and so cruel at the same time?"
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

4. "When illusions are shattered by truth, talent is set free."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

5. "The painter had achieved what we would all like to do: capture time and make it stand still"
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

6. "It's what you do to yourself when you go mad with rage. You have no idea how much you can hurt yourself with your own strength."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

7. "Don't you know the man whose life you spare will always hate you?"
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

8. "I learned embroidery," Kaede said, "But you can't kill anyone with a needle." "You can," Shizuka said offhandedly. "I'll show you one day."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

9. "Shame, however, was what I felt seeping through me as though it stained my white bones black."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

10. "The world is always outside. And it is in the world that we must live."
- Lian Hearn, Across the Nightingale Floor

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