The Queen of Attolia Quotes.

31. "I cut off your hand. I have been living with your grief and your rage and your pain ever since. I don't think-I don't think I had felt anything for a long time before that, but those emotions at least were familiar to me. Love I am not familiar with. I didn't recognize that feeling until I thought I had lost you in Ephrata. And when I thought I was losing you a second time, I realized I would give up anything to keep you-my lip service to other gods, but my pride, too, and my rage at all gods, everything for you."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

32. "Please," he whispered. His voice was low but clear. "Don't hurt me anymore." Attolia recoiled. Once, as a child, she'd thrown her slipper in a rage and had knocked an amphora of oil from its pedestal. The amphora had been a favorite of hers. It had smashed, and the scent of the hair oil inside had lingered for days. She remembered the scent still, though she didn't know what in the stinking cell had brought it to mind."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

33. "The gossip will carry to Attolian spies, who will report to Relius, Attolia's master of spies, and he will carry the news to her." "Her secretary of the archives," murmured the magus. "Hmm?" asked the queen. "Secretary of the archives, Relius. Master of spies is so-" "Accurate?" "Overtly direct," said the magus. Eddis laughed."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

34. "That was the message. For me, alone among mortals, the gods send their messenger to tell me to stop whining. That’ll teach me to go hide in a temple."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

35. "Because you do not believe?" "Oh, no," said Attolia bitterly. "Because I believe and do not choose to worship."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

36. "When I am actually willing to marry you, I will wear your earrings. Don't wait for it, Thief."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

37. "You are wary of treachery?" "More wary of stupidity."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

38. "Would you have your hand back, Eugenides? And lose Attolia? And see Attolia lost to the Mede?' Eugenides's eyes were open. In front of his face the floor was littered with tiny bits of glass that glittered in the candlelight. 'You have your answer, Little Thief."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

39. "Are you telling me in your own gentle way to stop whining?" "Yes." "I don't feel like a hero. I feel like an idiot." "I think heroes generally do, but those men believe in you." "I did wait until I was outside before I threw up."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

40. "Treachery," said the Mede. "Diplomacy," said Attolia, "in my own name."
- Megan Whalen Turner, The Queen of Attolia

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