Gardens of the Moon Quotes.

1. "Tell me, Tool, what dominates your thoughts?' The Imass shrugged before replying. 'I think of futility, Adjunct.' 'Do all Imass think about futility?' 'No. Few think at all.' 'Why is that?' The Imass leaned his head to one side and regarded her. 'Because Adjunct, it is futile."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

2. "Ambition is not a dirty word. Piss on compromise. Go for the throat."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

3. "Every decision you make can change the world. The best life is the one the gods don't notice. You want to live free, boy, live quietly." "I want to be a soldier. A hero." "You'll grow out of it."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

4. "Now these ashes have grown cold, we open the old book. These oil-stained pages recount the tales of the Fallen, a frayed empire, words without warmth. The hearth has ebbed, its gleam and life's sparks are but memories against dimming eyes - what cast my mind, what hue my thoughts as I open the Book of the Fallen and breathe deep the scent of history? Listen, then, to these words carried on that breath. These tales are the tales of us all, again yet again. We are history relived and that is all, without end that is all."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

5. "Did you think it was my intention to murder Whiskey Jack? Do you think I just cut down honourable men and loyal soldiers out of spite? ... They got in my way, damn you! Just as you're doing now! ... The Tiste andii's faint smile nearly broke Kallor's heart. No, he understands. All to well. This will be his last battle, in Rake's name, and anyone's name. Kallor drew out his sword. "Does it occur, to any of you, what these things do to me? No, of course not. the High King is cursed to fail, but never to fall. the High King is but... What? Oh, the physical manifestiation of ambition. Walking proof of its inevitable price. Fine." he readied his two handed weapon. "Fuck you, too"."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

6. "Ben Adaephon Delat," Pearl said plaintively, "see the last who comes. You send me to my death." "I know," Quick Ben whispered. "Flee, then. I will hold them enough to ensure your escape no more." Quick Ben sank down past the roof. Before he passed from sight Pearl spoke again. "Ben Adaephon Delat, do you pity me?" "Yes" he replied softly, then pivoted and dropped down into darkness."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

7. "Shake your fist all you want but dead is dead."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

8. "Words are like coin—it pays to hoard." "Until you die on a bed of gold," Paran said."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

9. "Too many regrets. Lost chances—and with each one passing the less human we all became, and the deeper into the nightmare of power we all sank."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

10. "The Empress expects obedience of her servants, and demands loyalty.’ ‘Any reasonable ruler would have the expectation and the demand the other way round."
- Steven Erikson, Gardens of the Moon

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