These are the contexts of the quotes tweeted and on my facebook pages between February 27 and March 5, 2014. All but the last are from The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey.

cover, Sleeping Beauty“People see what they expect to see.” Siegfried to Leopold, when he is first expounding his theory that “queen Sable” is in fact the Godmother.

“There is something to be said for being happy in what you do.” Desmond to Princess Rosamund, while he is trying to court her.

“Nothing in life came without a cost.” Rosamund, recognizing that the bruises she gets in Siegfried’s training in self-defense are the cost of her learning.

“When you lived as long as the Fae did, there was a great deal to weep over.” “The fae did not cry often, and never in public, but oh, yes, they wept.” And Lily is about to collapse from all that needs doing in her Kingdom.

“When things were at their worst, if you had the space, let panic run out.” Rosa, finding herself a captive again, recalls Lily’s advice.

“Only a woman! She’s cleverer than both of you put together.” Rosa’s thoughts when her captors refer to Godmother Lily as “Only a woman.”

“You’ve worked out too much on your own not to be taught to use it properly.” Sue Ann Bowling, Homecoming. Nik, speaking to Roi after Roi has almost killed Derry and Nik with an uncontrolled and unplanned show of his power.