The first six of this week’s quotations are from Owlflight, by Mercedes Lackey.

“To treat a person like a carpet, it is necessary that one do the walking, and the other allows himself to be walked on.” Shin’a’in saying, here applied to the wizard Justyn, who allowed himself to be walked on.

“Do you fault a man for no longer chopping wood when he has lost a hand?” Snowfire is pointing out to Darien that Justyn was not to be blamed if the Storms reduced his ability to do magic.

“The value lies in the accomplishment, not how it was done” Part of the same conversation.

“Don’t be ashamed for allowing yourself to feel.” Snowfire is trying to soothe Darian after he has broken down and cried. The quotation continues, “You should rather feel sorry for those who do not.”

“Subtlety requires time and concentration, rather than power.” Starfall is trying to defeat the enemy mage without being discovered.

“If the people have survived, then the village has.” Snowfire to Darien, pointing out that people are more important than houses.

“I’ve got to try.” Sue Ann Bowling, Tourist Trap. Roi, faced with a Healing he may not succeed in.

All of these quotes were Tweeted from @sueannbowling.