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Quotes from Mecedes Lackey

Mercedes Lackey again this week, except for the last quote which (as usual) is from one of mine. This time the first four Lackey quotes are from Intrigues, the second book in the Colloquium series, and the next two are from The Fairy Godmother, the first book in the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.

Cover, Intrigues“Eyewitness tend to see what they expect to see.” Halleck explaining that the same is true of Foreseeing.

“There is a difference between a team and a group of the best, and a team will win every time.” Gennie (the team captain) to her team in the first Kirball game (which is modeled on Kipling’s “Maltese Cat.”)

“Everyone has darkness inside them.” Rolan to Mags, letting him know that the darkness within him is not unique.

“Think every move through before you do it.” Mags’ thoughts as he is getting out of the kitchen where he has been hiding.

Cover, The Fairy Godmother“There are a great many things she could have done. None of them suited her.” Elena to Fleur and Blanche, after her stepmother and two spoiled stepsisters have absconded to avoid paying their debts, rather than cutting back on their style of living.

“Home. What a wonderful word that was.” Elena, when Godmother Bella says her home will be Elena’s, too, for as long as she wishes.

“Do fathers and mothers always fight over children?” Homecoming, Sue Ann Bowling. Roi to Elena (no connection with Lackey’s) when he is first coping with being a father, and finds Wif’s mother does not really want to share her son.

Quotes from Mercedes Lackey

Cover, IntriguesHere are the contexts of the quotes tweeted from @sueannbowling from September 13 through September 19. All but the last are from Intrigues, the second book of the Colloquium Chronicles by Mercedes Lackey.

“I have known many young lovers, and most were fools.”  The Archivist, pointing out the most likely reason that Mags’ parents had left their own homes.

“Being taken by surprise by success can be as hazardous as being taken by surprise by failure.”  Setham, warning Mags that success in the game of Kirball could make him popular unexpectedly.

“No one ever anticipates great intelligence out of a games player or a fine warrior.”  Nicholas to Mags, after Mags gets on a Kirball team. “Low profile” need not include avoiding that kind of success.

“Ye learn a mite or two ‘bout eatin’ when ye ain’t got a lot t’ eat.” Mags, explaining to Bear why he is eating only a light lunch before Kirball practice.

“It’d be nice if some people’d think wi’ their heads, ‘stead uv some other parts.” Mags, when he realizes that many, even Heralds, are suspicious that the “foreigner” in a foreseeing may be him.

“The surest way to make some people to believe almost anything was to deny it.” More of Mags’ problems with the foreseeing of the King possibly assassinated by a “foreigner.”

“Anybody object to a bed?” Tourist Trap, by Sue Ann Bowling. The travelers have been asked if they mind overnighting at a supply cabin, instead of camping out.

Quotes from Mercedes Lackey

These are the quotes that have been tweeted from @sueannbowling from August 23 through August 29.

Foundation Cover“Change is on us, and not everyone likes that change.” Foundation, by Mercedes Lackey. Nikolas, recruiting Mags to help in his observations.

“Ethics—that is the slippery side of ‘right and wrong’” Foundation, by Mercedes Lackey. Nikolas, helping Mags understand the ethics of using his Gift.

Cover, Intrigues“Pretend long enough that you belong, and eventually even you will believe it.” Intrigues, by Mercedes Lackey. Dallan’s advice to Mags

“There will always be bad times; it’s in the nature of things.” Intrigues, by Mercedes Lackey. More of Dallen’s advice to Maggs.

“Ye kin paint a crow white, but that ain’t gonna make it a dove.” Intrigues, by Mercedes Lackey. Mags’s thoughts on the appalling behavior of the Bard Marchand.

“You are still the same person you were before you learned all this.” Intrigues, by Mercedes Lackey. Dallen’s response to Mags’ discovery of his parents’ fate.

“Even now, the memories of that time were hard to face.” Sue Ann Bowling, Homecoming. Marna, faced with the failure of the isolation satellite’s life support system, remembering the plague that wiped out the population of her planet.