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Quotes from Andre Norton

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These quotes were tweeted from @sueannbowling between August 30 and September 5. 2012

The Crystal Gryphon, Cover“Be yourself, not ruled by the belief that one man must be like another.” Andre Norton, The Crystal Gryphon. Neevor’s advice to Kerovan.

“There be no more deadly enemies than those of close blood-kin when evil works.” Andre Norton, The Crystal Gryphon. Joisan’s thoughts on seeing Kerovan pitted against his mother.

“None of us can know what lies ahead from one day’s dawning to the next.” Andre Norton, Gryphon in Glory. Joisan, as she sets out to follow Kerovan.

“Great age brings its own privileges.” Andre Norton, Gryphon in Glory. The Past-Abbess is speaking to Joisan, who is a little startled that a man might be able to talk with one cloistered within the abbey.

Book cover, Gryphon in Glory“Men fear that which has no substance; better they should look with clear eyes, open minds. Andre Norton, Gryphon in Glory. Elys trying to make Kerovan understand that Joisan wishes a closer relationship with him, while he fears himself.

“Understanding comes from within, it cannot be poured from another source.” Andre Norton, Gryphon in Glory. This immediately follows Joisan’s statement, “What I desired most of my lord was that he understand me.”

“Better take advantage of it, even if he didn’t understand it.” Sue Ann Bowling, Homecoming. Snowy, paralyzed and helpless, but being offered a chance to learn to read.

Quotes from Andre Norton

These are the quotes that were tweeted from Aug 9 through Aug 15 from @sueannbowling. All but the last are from The Crystal Gryphon, by Andre Norton.

The Crystal Gryphon, Cover“The truth is better than any evasion which may later trip one up.” Joisan’s thought when her cousin Ynglida questions her as to whether she has a portrait of Kerovan.

“No lord would openly admit that he accepted the will of another.” This is the state of things in High Halleck before Alizon attacks. Riwal is speaking.

“What man wishes to see into the future in truth when there are so many ills lying there in wait for us?” Kerovan’s thought after Riwal’s foreseeing.

“New dangers mean new ways of dealing with them.” Kerovan’s father, as he realizes that the Dales are likely to be under attack shortly.

“Malice can be spread by tongue and lip alone.” Dame Math is telling Joisan of Cyart’s birth, and how rumor nearly destroyed the wise woman who helped their mother.

“When hope is gone and the heart also, then one may fight as one can.” Dame Math, who has decided to stay in Ithkrypt and destroy it around herself rather than yield it to the Hounds of Alizon. |

“It’s a stupid word, but I’d have to say he’s nice.” Sue Ann Bowling, Homecoming. Cinda, when Marna first asks her to describe Lai.

Quotes from Andre Norton

Cover, Horn CrownThese are the quotes tweeted from @sueannbowling over the past week. The first four are from Horn Crown, by Andre Norton; the next two are from The Crystal Gryphon, also by Andre Norton.

“Go in peace, though that is not what you will find, for it does not lie within you.” The dryad speaking to Elron.

“All things must balance in any world.” Gathea, trying to explain the Horn-Crowned One to Elron.

“We must fight fear lest we vanish into nothingness.” Elron, facing dark evil.

“You cannot compress years of learning into a few words here and now.” Gathea is saying that she cannot teach Elron what he needs to know, but it strikes me that our politicians try to do it all the time.

The Crystal Gryphon, Cover“Knowledge is what every man should seek, and knowledge of himself most of all.” Riwal, the Wise Man, speaking to Kerovan when Kerovan seeks him out as a child.

“They are afraid of that which they cannot touch, see, taste, hear or otherwise clearly perceive.” Abbess Malwinna, speaking of her occasional ability to foresee the future.

“Had the near-breakdown of society gone hand in hand with the elimination of pets?” Bowling, “Death of a Dog.” The protagonist is a retired scientist who believed — and published — that dogs helpd humanity evolve.