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1. "This was the move that was supposed to sweep me away. She seemed a little out of practice. I guess life with Charley Royce hadn't exactly been the third reel of The English Patient. It had to be bad if Mickey Dolan was your back-up. Not to put Mickey down but he didn't strike me as the lover-boy type. Especially when he took out his teeth. The last time Mickey thought about pleasing anybody but himself was just before he discovered how to sniff glue."
Author: Dan Ahearn
2. "Me: I think we should have sex again.Royce: Bad idea.Me: Why?Royce: I want more from you than sex.Me: Goodbye, you prudish bastard."
Author: Gena Showalter
3. "I was even starting to relax—a little—until he took me to his parents' house for dinner. I've never met two people more in need of a divorce. They bickered and fought all evening. Royce said that's how they express their love. I don't believe him. I mean, please. You tell me if you feel the love from this conversation (written word for word as I remember it):Linda: Elliot, be a dear and get me another drink.Elliot: Get it yourself.Linda: Get up and fix me a drink, you lazy man.Elliot: Woman, don't push me on this. I've finally gotten comfortable.Linda: (sugary sweet smile) I'll push you only when you're standing on a bridge.Elliot: If I were standing on a bridge and saw you coming, you wouldn't have to push me. I'djump. See? Does that sound "loving" to you?"
Author: Gena Showalter
4. "The guy's operation was locked up tighter than a Royce Gracie shoulder hold. This little situation was the Golden Goose taking a big fat dump right in their laps."
Author: J.B. Salsbury
5. "We get picked up in these Rolls Royces and get three miles down the highway and five cop cars pull us over."
Author: Johnny Thunders
6. "How strange, Royce thought, that, after emerging victorious from more than a hundred real battles, the greatest moment of triumph he had ever known had come to him on a mock battlefield where he'd stood alone, unhorsed, and defeated. This morning, his life had seemed as bleak as death. Tonight, he held joy in his arms. Someone or something—fate or fortune or Jenny's God—had looked down upon him this morning and seen his anguish. And, for some reason, Jenny had been given back to him.Closing his eyes, Royce brushed a kiss against her smooth forehead. Thank you, he thought.And in his heart, he could have sworn he heard a voice answer, You're welcome."
Author: Judith McNaught
7. "Jennifer," he said, his voice sharp with dawning alarm, "where are you going?"A moment later, Aunt Elinor looked down from the gallery above and cheerfully replied, "She is going to have your baby, your grace."The serfs in the hall turned to exchange smiling glances, and one of them dashed off to spread the news to the scullions in the kitchen."Do not," Aunt Elinor warned in direst tones when Royce started up the stairs, "come up here. I am not inexperienced in these matters, and you will only be in the way. And do not worry," she added breezily, noting Royce's draining color. "The fact that Jenny's mother died in childbirth is nothing to be concerned about." Royce's tankard crashed to the stone floor."
Author: Judith McNaught
8. "The amusement fled from Royce's face and with a groan he pulled her roughly against his chest, crushing her to him. "Jenny," he whispered hoarsely, burying his face in her fragrant hair. "Jenny, I love you."She melted against him, molding her body to the rigid contours of his, offering her lips up for his fierce, devouring kiss, then she took his face between both her hands. Leaning back slightly against his arm, her melting blue eyes gazing deeply into his, his wife replied in a shaky voice, "I think, my lord, I love you more."
Author: Judith McNaught
9. "Royce's eyes narrowed in discouragement at the thoght of having to sing to jenny. his deep bariton voice would surely bring every hound for miles to yap and nip at his heels."
Author: Judith McNaught
10. "You are mad!" she snapped, her chest heaving. "And you are a devil!""And you, my dear," Royce imperturbably replied, "are a bitch." With that, heturned to the horrified friar and unhesitatingly announced, "The lady and I wish to be wed."
Author: Judith McNaught
11. "Sir Eustace was with Royce and Stefan looking over some maps when he was informed by the guard that the ladies were asking for him. "Is there no end to her arrogance!" Royce bit out, referring to Jenny. "She even sends her guards on errands, and what's more, they run to do her bidding." Checking his tirade, he said shortly, "I assume it was the blue-eyed one with the dirty face who sent you?"Sir Lionel chuckled and shook his head. "I saw two clean faces, Royce, but the one who talked to me had greenish eyes, not blue.""Ah, I see," Royce said sarcastically, "it wasn't Arrogance that sent you trotting away from your post, it was Beauty. What does she want?"
Author: Judith McNaught
12. "Behold your new mistress, my wife," he pronounced, "and know that when shebids you, I have bidden you. What service you render her, you are rendering me. What loyalty you give or withhold from her, you give or withhold from me!"-Royce Westmoreland"
Author: Judith McNaught
13. "But he knew instinctively what he suggested was impossible. She'd been through so much, and held her tears back for so long, that Royce doubted that anything could force her to shed them."
Author: Judith McNaught
14. "Royce Westmoreland stared at him with biting scorn. "I despise hypocrisy, particularly when it is coated with holiness.""May I ask for a specific example?""Fat priests," Royce replied, "with fat purses, who lecture staving peasants on the dangers of gluttony and the merits of poverty."
Author: Judith McNaught
15. "Well gentlemen," Royce said as he started for the door.  "And lady.  Welcome to Los Angeles.  This is our Sanctuary in the middle of hell on Earth."
Author: Keary Taylor
16. "Verily, for nine hundred years have I lost. Everyone I knew is dead, the empire gone, and who knows in what state the world is left. Should what thy sister reports prove true, much hath changed in the world.""By the way," Royce mentioned, "No one uses the words 'tis or hath anymore and certainly not thou, thy, or verily."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
17. "Their jobs were almost too clean for Royce's taste."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
18. "I notice you didn't include a blade with your new attire," Royce said. "Not even a little jeweled dagger.""Lords no." Albert looked appalled. "I don't fight.""I thought all nobles learned sword fighting." Royce looked to Hadrian."I thought so too.""Nobles with competent fathers perhaps. I spent my formative years at my aunt's at Huffington Manor. She held a daily salon, where a dozen noble ladies came to discuss all manner of philosophical topics, like how much they hated their husbands. I've never actually held a sword, but I can tie a mean corset and apply face paint like a gold-coin whore."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
19. "I just want to say, for the record, as far as Royal protectors go, you're not very good.""It's my first day," Royce replied dryly."And already I am trapped in a timeless prison. I shudder to think what might have happened if you had a whole week."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
20. "Royce looked back down at the stream below. "She doesn't even know me. What if she doesn't like me? Few people do.""She might not at first. Maribor knows I didn't. But you have a way of growing on a person." He smiled. "You know, like lichen or mold."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
21. "Royce turned to Hadrian. "It's supposed to make them look tough, but all it really does is make it easy to identify them as thieves for the rest of their lives. Painting a red hand on everyone is pretty stupid when you think about it.""That tattoo is supposed to be a hand?" Hadrian asked. "I thought it was a little red chicken. But now that you mention it, a hand does make more sense."Royce looked back at Will and tilted his head to one side. "Does kinda look like a chicken."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
22. "How's your foot?" Hadrian asked."It hurts.""He had a good hold.""Bit right through my boot.""Yeah, that looked painful.""So why exactly didn't you help?"Hadrian shrugged. "It was a dog, Royce. A cute, little dog. What did you want me to do, killan innocent little animal?"Royce tilted his head, squinting into the light of the late evening sun to focus on his friend."Is that a joke?""It was a puppy.""It was not a puppy, and it was eating my foot.""Yeah, but you were invading his home." ...."You know, you didn't have to throw it out the window," Hadrian said as they walked.Royce, who was still preoccupied with his foot, looked up. "What did you want me to dowith it? Scratch behind the little monster's ears as it gnawed my toes off? What if it started barking?That would have been a fine mess.""It's a good thing there was a moat right under the window."Royce stopped. "There was?"
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
23. "I need your help."Royce looked up as if his head weighed a hundred pounds, his eyes red, his face ashen. He waited."One last job," Hadrian told him, then added, "I promise.""Is it dangerous?""Very.""Is there a good chance I'll get killed?""Odds are definitely in favor of that."Royce nodded, looked down at the scarf in his lap, and replied, "Okay."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
24. "Stealing swords," Royce muttered mostly to himself. "Okay, let's take a look at this tower. The sooner I see it, the sooner I can start cursing."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
25. "If this keeps up, we're going to own Melengar," Hadrian mentioned."What's this we stuff?" Royce asked. "You're retired, remember?""Oh? So you'll be leading the Nationalist advance, will you?""Sixty-forty?" Royce proposed."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
26. "Another last-minute, good-deed job," Royce grumbled as he stuffedsupplies into his saddlebag."True," Hadrian said, slinging his sword belt over his shoulder, "butthis is at least a paying job.""You should have told him the real reason we saved him from Trumbul—because we wouldn't see the hundred tenents otherwise.""That was your reason. Besides, how often do we get to do royal contracts?If word gets around, we'll be able to command top salaries.""If word gets around, we'll be hanged."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
27. "You're too visible, Albert," Hadrian explained. "Can't afford to have our favorite noble hauled to some dungeon where they cut off your eyelids or pull off your fingernails until you tell them what we're up to.""But if they torture me, and I don't know the plan, how will I save myself?""I'm sure they'll believe you after the fourth nail or so," Royce said with a wicked grin."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
28. "It's not that we don't trust you," Royce said as Hadrian prepared the bow. "It's just that we've learned over the years that honor among nobles is usually inversely proportionate to their rank. As a result, we prefer to rely on more concrete methods for motivations—such as self-preservation. You already know we don't want you dead, but if you have ever been riding full tilt and had a horse buckle under you, you understand that death is always a possibility, and broken bones are almost a certainty.""There's also the danger of missing the horse completely," Hadrian added. "I'm a good shot, but even the best archers have bad days. So to answer your question—yes, you can control your own horse."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
29. "And I wish to thank you as well, Royce."He was puzzled. "For what?" "For reminding me that anyone, no matter what they've done, can find redemption if they seek it."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
30. "There you are!" he shouted at them. "Father has half the castle turnedout looking for you.""Us?" Hadrian asked."Yes." Fanen nodded. "He wants to see the two thieves in his chambersright away.""You didn't steal the silver or anything, did you, Royce?" Hadrianasked."I would bet it has more to do with your flirting with Lenare this afternoonand threatening Mauvin just to show off," Royce retorted."That was your fault," Hadrian said, jabbing his finger at him."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
31. "Hadrian leapt to his feet. Royce was already up."Don't bother," Esrahaddon told them. "She's dead, and there's nothing you can do. The monster cannot be harmed by your weapons. It—"The two were out the door."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
32. "The claw slipped again. It came off the edge of the stone and Hadrian felt his stomach rise as he fell. He dropped less than two stories and landed in a thick pile of straw, but it still hurt. With the wind knocked from him, he lay staring up at the sky and the wall.Royce's shadow crossed his face. "That was pathetic.""You're enjoying this a little too much for me to think you're honestly trying to help.""Trust me. I want you to improve. I want you to fall from much higher up."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
33. "Royce cast a harsh and anxious look at the prince."What?" Alric asked."I thought we discussed the importance of keeping a low profile.""Oh, please." The prince waved a hand at the thief. "I don't think it willget me killed if this monk knows I'm the king. Look at him. I've seendrowned rats more formidable."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
34. "We've talked about this before, Royce," Arcadius yelled at him. "You aren't to hurt the students.""You said don't kill," Royce replied. "If you don't want misunderstandings, then be specific. The little baron boy will live. Trust me, I know where to stick a knife."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
35. "What's going on?" Royce asked as throngs of people suddenly moved toward him from the field and the castle interior."I mentioned that you saw the thing and now they want to know what it looks like," Hadrian explained. "What did you think? They were coming to lynch you?"He shrugged. "What can I say? I'm a glass-half-empty kinda guy.""Half empty?" Hadrian chuckled. "Was there ever any drink in that glass?"
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
36. "You always think everything is so easy," Royce replied, wiping his eyes."I'm just a glass-half-full kinda guy. How's your glass looking these days?""I have no idea. I'm still trying to get over the sheer size of it."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
37. "Bah!" Magnus scoffed. "Humans always blame dwarves. A baby goes missing and it was a dwarf that stole it. A princess runs off with a second son of a king and it was a dwarf who lured her to a deep prison. And when they find her with the prince—lo, she was rescued!"A king is stabbed in the back in his own chapel, and a princess's toweris turned into a death trap," Royce called back to them. "Friends arebetrayed and trapped in a prison—yes, I can see your surprise. Where do they get such ideas?""Damn his elven ears," Magnus said."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
38. "As they climbed into their saddles, Myron bowed his head and muttered a soft prayer."There," Hadrian told Royce, "we've got Maribor on our side. Now you can relax.""Actually," Myron said sheepishly, "I was praying for the horses. But I will pray for you as well," he added hastily."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
39. "It was a trap after all," Alric said. He turned to Royce. "My apologies for doubting your sound paranoia."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
40. "You didn't really hold back on Braga so Pickering could kill him, did you?" Royce asked after the two were left alone in the hallway."Of course not. I held off because it's death for a commoner to kill a noble.""That's what I thought." Royce sounded relieved. "For a minute, I wondered if you'd gone from jumping on the good-deed wagon to leading the whole wagon train."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
41. "You think he's still alive?" Royce asked, nodding his head toward Alric."Sure," Hadrian replied without bothering to look. "He's probably sleeping. Why do you ask?""I was just pondering something. Do you think a person could smother in a wet potato bag?"Hadrian lifted his head and looked over at the motionless prince. "I really hadn't thought about it until now."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
42. "See, that's the difference," Mauvin said. "I suffer a loss and people console me. Royce suffers a loss and whole towns evacuate."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
43. "I've never been that person who wants a Rolls Royce or wants to live in a mansion or what have you."
Author: Naomie Harris
44. "Gonzo stares after the Rolls-Royce. He has heroismus interruptus. He was ready, right then, to coordinate four or five hundred terrified civvies, lay down his life, kill for them, make a legend of disinterested soldiering. It's not that he resents what has happened, but he's having trouble changing gear. He was expecting to take charge. Instead he is struggling to keep up with a sexagenarian Mystery Man with an Errol Flynn grin who commands a legion of pirate-monk rally drivers and sweeps formidable older women from their feet in a could of cologne and Asian-Monarchic style."
Author: Nick Harkaway
45. "Paul: 'After recording sessions, at two or three in the morning, we'd be careering through the villages on the way to Weybridge, shouting 'weyhey' and driving much too fast. George would perhaps be in his Ferrari - he was quite a fast driver - and John and I would be following in his big Rolls Royce or the Princess. John had a mike in the Rolls with a loudspeaker outside and he'd be shouting to George in the front: 'It is foolish to resist, it is foolish to resist! Pull over!' It was insane. All the lights would go on in the houses as we went past - it must have freaked everybody out.When John went to make 'How I Won the War' in Spain, he took the same car, which he virtually lived in. It had blacked-out windows and you could never see who was in it, so it was perfect. John didn't come out of it - he just used to talk to the people outside through the microphone: 'Get away from the car! Get away!"
Author: Paul McCartney
46. "I woke up one morning to find I was famous. I bought a white Rolls-Royce and drove down Sunset Boulevard, wearing dark specs and a white suit, waving like the Queen Mum."
Author: Peter O'Toole
47. "All brands, whether high-ticket luxury ones such as Cartier or Rolls-Royce or 'masstige' ones with luxe-y overtones but altogether more affordable, all want to grow. Even brands that may have started in a modestly niche design and lifestyle fashion can find themselves under pressure to go global or to sell out at the top."
Author: Peter York
48. "If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside."
Author: Robert Cringely
49. "Calling it a simple schoolgirl crush was like saying a Rolls-Royce was a vehicle with four wheels, something like a hay-wagon. She did not giggle wildly and blush when she saw him, nor did she chalk his name on trees or write it on the walls of the Kissing Bridge. She simply lived with his face in her heart all the time, a kind of sweet, hurtful ache. She would have died for him.."
Author: Stephen King
50. "Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway."
Author: Warren Buffett

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