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Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn to stop making them."

I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn to stop making them.




Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "It is easy to forget how much you have, when your eyes are always fixed on what you have not."

It is easy to forget how much you have, when your eyes are always fixed on what you have not.




Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever."

Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Get what you can with words, because words are free, but the words of an armed man ring that much sweeter."

Get what you can with words, because words are free, but the words of an armed man ring that much sweeter.




Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "You should laugh every moment you live, for you'll find it decidedly difficult afterwards."

You should laugh every moment you live, for you'll find it decidedly difficult afterwards.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes."

Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Armour... is part of a state of mind... in which you admit the possibility... of being hit."

Armour... is part of a state of mind... in which you admit the possibility... of being hit.




Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "If life has taught me one thing, it's that there are no villains. Only people, doing their best."

If life has taught me one thing, it's that there are no villains. Only people, doing their best.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "I've made peace with myself. Good for you. That's the hardest war of all to win. Didn't say I won. Just stopped fighting."

I've made peace with myself. Good for you. That's the hardest war of all to win. Didn't say I won. Just stopped fighting.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Names turned over by time, like the plough turning the soil. Bringing up the new while the old were buried in the mud."

Names turned over by time, like the plough turning the soil. Bringing up the new while the old were buried in the mud.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Sometimes it doesn't matter too much what choice you make, as long as you make it quick and stick to it."

Sometimes it doesn't matter too much what choice you make, as long as you make it quick and stick to it.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "A friendship between a man and a woman was what you called it when one had been pursuing the other for a long time and never gotten anywhere."

A friendship between a man and a woman was what you called it when one had been pursuing the other for a long time and never gotten anywhere.




Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose."

Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "There was no such thing as luck. Luck was a word idiots used to explain the consequences of their own rashness, and selfishness, and stupidity. More often than not bad luck meant bad plans."

There was no such thing as luck. Luck was a word idiots used to explain the consequences of their own rashness, and selfishness, and stupidity. More often than not bad luck meant bad plans.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "People love to see death. It reminds them that however mean, however low, however horrible their lives become… at least they have one."

People love to see death. It reminds them that however mean, however low, however horrible their lives become… at least they have one.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Strange, how the best moments of our lives we scarcely notice except in looking back."

Strange, how the best moments of our lives we scarcely notice except in looking back.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Good steel bends, but never breaks. Good steel stays always sharp and ready. Good steel feels no pain, no pity, and above all, no remorse"

Good steel bends, but never breaks. Good steel stays always sharp and ready. Good steel feels no pain, no pity, and above all, no remorse



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Belief without evidence is the very hallmark of the savage."

Belief without evidence is the very hallmark of the savage.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Every man has his excuses, and the more vile the man becomes, the more touching the story has to be. What is my story now, I wonder?"

Every man has his excuses, and the more vile the man becomes, the more touching the story has to be. What is my story now, I wonder?



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "You don’t pick your family, you take what you’re given and you make the best of it."

You don’t pick your family, you take what you’re given and you make the best of it.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "The fool strikes. The wise man smiles, and watches, and learns. Then strikes."

The fool strikes. The wise man smiles, and watches, and learns. Then strikes.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Luck is a woman. She's drawn to those that least deserve her."

Luck is a woman. She's drawn to those that least deserve her.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "The wise wait for their moment, but never let it pass."

The wise wait for their moment, but never let it pass.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Fear has made them sloppy. The world teeters at a precipe. All scared to take a step in case they put a foot into empty air. The instinct of self-preservation. It can destroy a man's efficiency."

Fear has made them sloppy. The world teeters at a precipe. All scared to take a step in case they put a foot into empty air. The instinct of self-preservation. It can destroy a man's efficiency.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "As a writer, you have to first of all write what you want to. Listen to advice, by all means, but don't get bogged down in it."

As a writer, you have to first of all write what you want to. Listen to advice, by all means, but don't get bogged down in it.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Once you've got a task to do, it's better to do it than live with the fear of it."

Once you've got a task to do, it's better to do it than live with the fear of it.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "It's hard to be done a favor by a man you hate. It's hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you've had him for long enough."

It's hard to be done a favor by a man you hate. It's hard to hate him so much afterwards. Losing an enemy can be worse than losing a friend, if you've had him for long enough.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "'The Blade Itself' was my first book. Probably I should've tried a few short stories first, but for some reason I decided to begin with Everest."

'The Blade Itself' was my first book. Probably I should've tried a few short stories first, but for some reason I decided to begin with Everest.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "It's hard to stay calm when you're terrified, helpless, alone, at the mercy of men with no mercy at all."

It's hard to stay calm when you're terrified, helpless, alone, at the mercy of men with no mercy at all.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "History is littered with dead good men"

History is littered with dead good men



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "But you can't truly hate a man without loving him first, and there's always a trace of that love left over."

But you can't truly hate a man without loving him first, and there's always a trace of that love left over.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Love is a fine cushion to rest upon, but only hate can make you a better person."

Love is a fine cushion to rest upon, but only hate can make you a better person.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Truly, life is the misery we endure between disappointments."

Truly, life is the misery we endure between disappointments.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Hard words are for fools and cowards."

Hard words are for fools and cowards.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Sometimes when I'm really enjoying a book, I'll read a sentence or paragraph and just think - how can someone's head be wired in such a way that they'd come up with that?"

Sometimes when I'm really enjoying a book, I'll read a sentence or paragraph and just think - how can someone's head be wired in such a way that they'd come up with that?



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick."

The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Those with the least always lose the most in war."

Those with the least always lose the most in war.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Savor the little moments, son, that's my advice. They're what life is. All the little things that happen while you're waiting for something else."

Savor the little moments, son, that's my advice. They're what life is. All the little things that happen while you're waiting for something else.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "A whole new thing. A forging of the humble parts of bread and cheese into a greater whole. I call it...a cheese-trap."

A whole new thing. A forging of the humble parts of bread and cheese into a greater whole. I call it...a cheese-trap.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "I span the entire geek spectrum."

I span the entire geek spectrum.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Fools boast of what they will do. Heroes do it."

Fools boast of what they will do. Heroes do it.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "More often than not bad luck meant bad plans."

More often than not bad luck meant bad plans.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Some men laugh easily. It makes them winning dinner companions."

Some men laugh easily. It makes them winning dinner companions.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "So you love war. I used to think you were a decent man. But I see now I was mistaken. You're a hero."

So you love war. I used to think you were a decent man. But I see now I was mistaken. You're a hero.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Remember, though, that you are the king's observer, not the king's champion."

Remember, though, that you are the king's observer, not the king's champion.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Memories sharp enough to cut himself on - the smells, the sounds, the feel of the air on his skin, the desperate hope and mad anger."

Memories sharp enough to cut himself on - the smells, the sounds, the feel of the air on his skin, the desperate hope and mad anger.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Empathy? What’s that?” Glokta winced as he rubbed at his aching leg. “It’s a sad fact, but pain only makes you sorry for yourself."

Empathy? What’s that?” Glokta winced as he rubbed at his aching leg. “It’s a sad fact, but pain only makes you sorry for yourself.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Men are brittle, I reckon. They don't bend into new shapes. They get broken into them. Crushed into them."

Men are brittle, I reckon. They don't bend into new shapes. They get broken into them. Crushed into them.



Joe Abercrombie Quotes: "Mercy and cowardice are the same, " she snapped out. "But you want their land, not their lives, no? Dead men can't obey."

Mercy and cowardice are the same, " she snapped out. "But you want their land, not their lives, no? Dead men can't obey.