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"Whirrun ignored ‘em. ‘Then, when I've got two cut,' and he dropped a pale slab of cheese on one slice then slapped the other on top like he was catching a fly, ‘I trap the cheese between then, and there you have it!'‘Bread and cheese.' Yon weighed the half-loaf in one hand and the cheese in the other. ‘Just the same as I've got.' And he bit off the cheese and tossed it to Scorry.Whirrun sighed. ‘Have none of you no vision?' He held up his masterpiece to such light as there was, which was almost none. ‘This is no more bread and cheese than a fine axe is wood and iron, or a live person is meat and har.'‘What is it, then?' asked Drfod, rocking back from his wet wood and tossing the flint aside in disgust.‘A whole new thing. A forging of the humble part of bread and cheese into a greater whole. I call it … a cheese-trap.' Whirrun took a dainty nibble from one corner. ‘Oh, yes, my friends. This tastes like … progress…" ~ Joe Abercrombie
"Strange, how the best moments of our lives we scarcely notice except in looking back." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"Her knee caught him between the legs with pitiless accuracy, driving the wind from his chest, making him teeter for a breathless moment, then bringing him down like a sledgehammer to a house of cards. As he slid groaning to the carpet in that special, shooting agony that only a blow to the fruits can produce, it was little consolation that he had been right.His Queen was quite evidently a woman of rare and fiery passion." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"So we wait?" asked Severard."We wait, and we look to our defences. That and we try to find some money. Do you have any cash, Severard?""I did have some. I gave it to a girl, down in the slums.""Ah. Shame.""Not really, she fucks like a madman. I'd thoroughly recommend her, if you're interested."Glokta winced as his knee clicked. "What a thoroughly heartwarming tale, Severard, I never had you down for a romantic. I'd sing a ballad if I wasn't so short of funds.""I could ask around. How much are we talking about?""Oh, not much. Say, half a million marks?"One of the Practical's eyebrows went up sharply. He reached into his pocket, dug around for a moment, pulled his hand out and opened it. A few copper coins shone in his palm."Twelve bits," he said. "Twelve bits is all I can raise." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"You stick a bunch of drunken murderers together, ain't long before some turn to thieving, then to lying, then to bad language, and pretty soon to sobriety, raising families and making an honest living." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"Shivers heaved out a sigh. "Just trying to make tomorrow that bit better than today is all. I'm one of those … you've got a word for it, don't you?""Idiots?"He looked sideways at her. "It was a different one I had in mind.""Optimists.""That's the one. I'm an optimist.""How's it working out for you?""Not great, but I keep hoping.""That's optimists. You bastards never learn." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"This is stupid.""Look. You think how stupid people are most of the time. Old men drink. Women at a village fair. Boys throwing stones at birds. Life. The foolishness and the vanity, the selfishness and the waste. The pettiness, the silliness. You think in war it must be different. Must be better. With death around the corner, men united against hardship, the cunning of the enemy, people must think harder, faster, be...better. Be heroic.Only it's just the same. In fact do you know, because of all that pressure, and worry, and fear, it's worse. There aren't many men who think clearest when the stakes are highest. So people are even stupider in war than the rest of the time. Thinking about how they'll dodge the blame, or grab the glory, or save their skins, rather than about what will actually work. There's no job that forgives stupidity more than soldiering. No job that encourages it more." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn is to stop making them." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"I'm a fucking coward.""Maybe." Craw jerked his thumb over his shoulder at Whirrun's corpse. "There's a hero. Tell me who's better off." ~ Joe Abercrombie
"Remember, though, that you are the king's observer, not the king's champion." ~ Joe Abercrombie
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