The Queen of Attolia Quotes.

1. "I'll be your minister--" "Of the exchequer? You'd rob me blind." "I would never steal from you," he'd said hotly. "Oh? Where is my tourmaline necklace? Where are my missing earrings?" "That necklace was hideous. It was the only way to keep you from wearing it." "My earrings?" "What earrings?"
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

2. "He could tell her he loved her. He ached to shout it out loud for the gods and everyone to hear. Little good it would do. Better to trust in the moon's promises than in the word of the Thief of Eddis. He was famous in three countries for his lies."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

3. "This is the stupidest plan I have ever in my career participated in," Xenophon said. "I love stupid plans," said Eugenides."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

4. "If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

5. "Who am I, that you should love me?" "You are My Queen," said Eugenides. She sat perfectly still, looking at him without moving as his words dropped like water into dry earth. "Do you believe me?" he asked. "Yes," she answered. "Do you love me?" "Yes." "I love you." And she believed him."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

6. "He lies to himself. If Eugenides talked in his sleep, he'd lie then, too."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

7. "Why did you come if not to murder my king?" "I came to steal his magus." "You can't," said the magus in question. "I can steal anything," Eugenides corrected him, "even with one hand."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

8. "Calf love doesn't usually survive amputation, Your Majesty."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

9. "I didn't think about being king, he said, his voice hoarse. Eddis stared. Your capacity to land yourself in a mess because you didn't think first, Eugenides, will never cease to amaze me. What do you mean you didn't think about being king? Is Attolia going to marry you and move into my library?"
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

10. "She's like a prisoner inside stone walls, and every day the walls get a little thicker, the doorways a little narrower." "And?" Eddis prompted. "Well," said Eugenides, "it's a challenge."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

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