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A person can be educated and still be stupid, and a wise man can have no education at all.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Everyone gets scared at times. It's only the fools who won't admit it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I never denied being a fool. That's the difference between us.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Hail His Majesty, the scourge of my life," Conner said to Roden and Tobias as he stomped up the stairs. "I fear the devils no longer, because I have the worst of them right here in my home!
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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You wouldn't want to be king of my country," I said. "Why is that?" "Well, you're rather fat. I doubt you'd fit onto my throne.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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There's an old saying in Avenia that goes, "Just because it's calmer than a hailstorm doesn't mean it's calm.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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In a crowd of a thousand boys claiming to be the prince, there would be only one with the same look of trouble in his eye.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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You're such a young king. I barely remember being your age." "Then clearly we're talking about how old you are, not how young I am.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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You should thank me for tolerating you. I had hoped that becoming a royal would cure your foul manners." "That's interesting. My father hoped that stripping me of royalty would do the same thing.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Above all else, I think that you are a compulsive liar." My laughter was tense, but sincere. "Hardly. In fact, I consider myself a compulsive truth teller. It's only that everyone else seems compelled to misunderstand me.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Nobody gives you respect in this life. You must take it, you must earn it, and then you must hold it sacred, because no matter how hard respect is to attain, it can be lost in an instant.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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The saddest thing is there won’t be anyone to miss us when we’re gone. No family, no friends, no one waiting at home.” β€œIt’s better that way,” I said. β€œIt’ll be easier for me, knowing my death doesn’t add to anyone’s pain.” β€œIf you can’t give anyone pain, then you can’t give them joy either.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Her eyes scanned the dark skies. "Did it rain? Why are you all wet?" "A nighttime bath." "Fully dressed?" "I'm modest.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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You stole it from the master." "Who stole it from me. What I did simply set the universe back in order.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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...a strong heart will always overcome a strong body
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Master Graves was incensed and said, as punishment for my disruption, I would have to write my letters an extra ten times that day. "Ten times the better I'll know them, then." I said. "How strange that you should punish me by ensuring I come out more educated than Roden, who has tried to obey you.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Conner answered, "Mrs. Turbeldy warned me that you have a history of running away. Where did you go?" To the church of course. To confess my sins.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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You eat with your left hand. That's unacceptable. Can you do it with your right?" "Can you do it with your left?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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Erick: "I think I may grow to hate you before this is over." Jaron/Sage: "But you don't already and that's got to be some sort of record.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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The pirates wanted my life, Vargen wanted my country, and my regents wanted to paint rainbows over reality and claim all was well.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Villains and plots and enemies are simple things to me. But friendships are complicated, and love is harder still. It has wounded me deeper than a sword ever could.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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I need a sword first," I said. "People here keep taking mine.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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.....Just because it's possible doesn't mean its wise
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Chris Nielsen: Thank you for every kindness. Thank you for our children. For the first time I saw them. Thank you for being someone I was always proud to be with. For your guts, for your sweetness. For how you always looked, for how I always wanted to touch you. God, you were my life. I apologize for everytime I ever failed you. Especially this one...
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Richard Matheson (What Dreams May Come)
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No, my lady. If I cannot look at you as an equal, i will not look at you at all
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Long live king Jaron. If he leads us half as well as he entertains us, then Carthya has a truly great future ahead.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I've got to go." "Go where?" "To go. I'd have just taken care of it myself, but it looks like you want to come along." Mott cursed. "Wait for morning." "Wish I could. I've been cursed with my mother's pea-size bladder.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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I won't start the battle, but if it comes, I'll finish it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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(Talking about Jaron's broken leg) "How does it feel?" Fink asked. "Like butterfly kisses, what do you think?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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One of the greatest kings?” My smile widened. β€œThat’s it? Why not the greatest?” β€œThis will only make your arrogance worse, I’m sure.” β€œReally? Do you think that’s possible?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Fink had a full bowl and grinned at me as he sat back on the bench. "It would help if you used words like 'please' and 'thank you.'" "Then I'll thank you to please stay out of my business.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Any chance we can bypass the cruelest method of death and settle this over a game of cards?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Avenia thinks they're battling a king. I doubt they're prepared to fight a boy who thinks childish pranks are practical strategies for war." "Aren't they?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Valuable lessons were code words for pain that no one apologized for.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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The last thing I needed was rational thought.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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If he put us in dresses, we wouldn't suddenly become women
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With introductions out of the way, Erick got down to the business of having abducted me. "Why were you asking Fink about the priest?" "I have some sins to confess," I said. "For ruining the life of the last man to kidnap me.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Who are you and how did you get in here?" "I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.
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Leslie Nielsen
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How is it that you can see your enemies so clearly and never your friends?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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It would take entire lifetimes for the men of Carthya to deserve their women.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Kneel, please," Connor said. "I wish to study you better." Come as close to me as you'd like," I answered. "Study me here, on my feet." "You won't kneel?" "Would a prince?" Conner raised his voice. "You're not a prince until I say so." "I don't need you to say so, sir. As you see me standing here, I am the prince of Carthya.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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And I want you to find something in the hills for the vigils to protect, like a rock or a thornbush. I don't want them around here.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Do you laugh at me?" He was quiet for a moment and finally the tention drained from him. "No, Jaron," he said darkly. "I curse you with every breath I exhale, but I do not laugh.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Let the winds blow, lad Let fall the deep snow. Let the stars fall, lad We'll answer the call. Let the dark come, lad Ask not where it's from. After the fight, lad We'll see morning's light
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Afraid of a wooden sword?" "Just demonstrating my skills in evading an attack. Impressed?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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I follow my orders without question, as a good soldier would. You ask the same from your soldiers.' 'No, I ask them to be good people. That way if they follow my orders, I will know I am doing the right thing.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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You'll address me by my title," I said sharply. "And bow until your pointed chin scrapes the floor.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Don't make this a fight." "I won't, but you make everything a fight.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Is it true?" Devlin asked me. "You're Prince Jaron?" "KING Jaron, actually. News must travel slower amongst the illiterate." I glared at Gregor with every inch of disdain I felt. "Shouldn't you be groveling to me or bowing or something?" Gregor smiled. "I think before I have the chance, you will already be dead." "Ah. So much for all your toasts to my long life.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Wherever our lives lead us, one thing is certain. You and I will always be connected. You might be able to deny that, but I can't. Even I am not that good a liar.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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He’s no king,” I said. β€œRulers aren’t made just because they sit on the throne. A true king serves his people, protects them, and sees to their happiness if he can.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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And you're the biggest coward," I hissed, then caught my breath in my throat as his blade cut deeper. "Don't call me a coward," Tobias said, "I'm not!" "Have you come here to kill me?" I asked. "Because I'll scream when you do and it'll wake up the princess and probably a whole lot of other people and you'll get into trouble." "You'll be dead." "Yes, but you'll be in trouble.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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I can only please one person a day... Today is not your day & tomorrow isn't looking good either.
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N.J. Nielsen
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I thought you were from a civilized country," he said. "How have you come to look more like Carthya's whipping boy than its king?" "I have a habit of irritating some of our less civilized people," I answered. "But you seem like a civilized...pirate. I'd much prefer it if you didn't have me whipped." "And why shouldn't I?" With some effort, I forced a smile to my face. "Because it will hurt.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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If I had to do it over again, I would not have chosen this life. Then again, I'm not sure I ever had a choice.
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I can't do that," I said. "Who'll make sure Tobias gets back safely? He can hardly cross a road without endangering himself.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I'm still a king. My title isn't determined by my crown; it's in my blood.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Carthya's not my country," I said, reaching for the doors to leave. "Frankly, I hope Avenia Destroys it
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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You are the biggest fool of a boy I've ever known," Mott said. Then his tone softened. "But you will serve Carthya well." "I wish I felt ready to do this," I said. "The closer we come to the moment, the more I see every defect in my character that caused my parents to send me away in the first place." "From all I'm told, the prince they sent away was selfish, mischievous, and destructive. The king who returns is courageous, noble, and strong." "And a fool," I added Mott chuckled. "You are that too.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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This is real, then?" Jaron's heart pounded, though he couldn't tell whether it was from sadness or fear for his future. "When you leave, I'm no longer Prince Jaron. I'll be nothing but a commoner. An orphan.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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I haven't don anything wrong." At least, not for a few hours
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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You were wrong, commander. Whatever chains you try to place on me, I will always, always, rise from them. I'm not buying my freedom, because you never owned it. But I am taking it back, for me, and for my country.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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With a grin, I told her, "I'll have more than ten minutes' notice that this battle is coming. In that way, this might be the most prepared I've ever been.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Get me a real chair
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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That brought a faint smile to my face. "Then let's hope Conner chooses Roden, so that Carthya has some hope of an honerable king.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Kerwyn pulled me aside as the last of the supplies were being loaded. "Please, Jaron, don't go." Despite his pleas, I could only shake my head. "There's no other choice now." "I thought a little sleep would change your mind." Placing my hand on Kerwyn's shoulder, I said, "I had the same concern, so I kept myself awake.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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No offense, Jaron, but I don't want your life. Even locked away behind closed doors I got a taste for how awful it can be." "Did anyone try to kill you while I was gone?" "No." "Then you didn't even get a taste.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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I risked my life for you. So don’t you ever again disrespect the risks I took by claiming you weren’t worth it!
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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if i had to do it all over again, i would not have chosen this life. Then again, i'm not sure i ever had a choice
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Once Conner was dragged out of the room, I directed the musicians to play. Then, exhausted, I fell into my father's throne. No, my throne. I was king now. The reality of that was incomprehensible.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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If I don't stand for freedom, then I must sit in chains.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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As they began to tie me, I wanted to yell out, to release some of my fear that way, but I held it in. Imogen wouldn't be that far from here yet, and I didn't want her to know what was about to happen. If it was possible to scream on the inside, though, I was, and the sound of it was deafening.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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My hands folded into fists. "As king, that is my order." "Forgive me, but the king's order is the most reckless thing he's ever said, which we both know is quite an accomplishment. If you want to stop me from dragging you back to Drylliad, then you'll have to kill me here." "I can't do that," I said. "Who'll make sure Tobias gets back safely? He can hardly cross a road without endangering himself." "I can too," Tobias said.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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It's not about finding shelter from the storm, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
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N.J. Nielsen
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Darius was dead, and very soon she and I would meet as equals. But i had the feeling it wouldn't be a day she ended up celebrating
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Courage isn't knowing you can do something; it's only being willing to try . . .
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Once we were alone, Imogen unfolded her hand. In it, she held the key to the chains. I had passed it to her while we were in the embrace. Roden noticed it and scowled. "You gave her the key and not me? I could be free already." I smiled at him. "Yes, but I wasn't going to kiss you." "Fair enough
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Kippenger suppressed a grin -- I could've sworn he did. Without looking at anyone, he said, "Jargon wrote, 'You'll get nothing from me, ever, you dog-breath, rotted corpse of a king.'" Vargas flowered at me. In return, I smiled and looked around the room, rather proud of myself for that.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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You made the right choice," Roden whispered. "Though you did choose his name rather quickly. "He has a skinny neck. He'd have died faster." (Jaron) "That's why you chose me? Because it'll take me longer to die?" "Yes, Roden, that's exactly why." "Enough bickering!" (Vargan)
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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I've been accustomed to mysteries, holy and otherwise, since I was a child. Some of us care for orphans, amass fortunes, raise protests or Nielsen ratings; some of us take communion or whiskey or poison. Some of us take lithium and antidepressants, and most everyone believes these pills are fundamentally wrong, a crutch, a sign of moral weakness, the surrender of art and individuality. Bullshit. Such thinking guarantees tradgedy for the bipolar. Without medicine, 20 percent of us, one in five, will commit suicide. Six-gun Russian roulette gives better odds. Denouncing these medicines makes as much sense as denouncing the immorality of motor oil. Without them, sooner or later the bipolar brain will go bang. I know plenty of potheads who sermonize against the pharmaceutical companies; I know plenty of born-again yoga instructors, plenty of missionaries who tell me I'm wrong about lithium. They don't have a clue.
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David Lovelace (Scattershot: My Bipolar Family)
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if you hurt deeply, then it means you love deeply too. love is powerful thing, Jaron. In the end, love will help you win this war." I chuckled, "that'd be a fine new strategy, I think. When the enemy wields a sword against me, I'll simply express my love for them. They'll be so shocked, they'll collapse on the spot and the victory will be mine." "I daresay you will be the first to claim victory that way
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Mmmm I like the sounds you're making," he murmured in a honeyed whisper. "I just bet that you're a screamer. Should I have brought earplugs? Kurt Nielsen
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Nikki Sex (Carmen's New York Climax (Carmen's New York, #1))
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Sage: "Conner's held you down for so long, you've forgotten what it's like to breathe free air." Imogen: "And you've given your life to his control forever. You'll never breathe free air again.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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May we never forget. May we live with honor at all times, regardless of our circumstances. And may we choose love, a weapon that will defeat hate every single time. Love is the resistance.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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It's easy to hate what you don't understand.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Scourge)
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Let's begin with an easy agreement. Before his death, your father and I were negotiating for a small area of land on our borders, near Libeth. The Carthyan land has a spring that my farmers need for their crops. Carthya has other spings nearby, so you won't miss it." "My father wouldn't have missed it, but I would," I said, with no actual idea of what spring he meant. "It happens to be my favourite water source in all of Carthya, and I won't part with it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Tomorrow we will rejoin the war. So it's time to decide who you are. Will you be carried off by this wind coming at us, or stand and face it?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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It's your storm, and the future of us all depends on you now. So who are you? Sage, an orphan boy who cares only for himself? Or the undisciplined, rebellious prince your father sent away? Life has tested your resilience and strength and willpower, and you have succeeded in ways nobody ever thought possible. But the storm has never been worse, and it will either destroy you, or define you. When everything is taken from you, can you still stand before us as Jaron, the Ascendant King of Carthya?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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The field was empty now. The grasses had been laid flat by more than one game played there, but in the center of it all, a single wildflower caught my attention. I was bright purple and stood erect where a hundred others around it had been smashed. I wondered if it had somehow escaped harm, or if it had been stepped on before but refused to lie down.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I can’t follow behind Terrowic’s horse,” I protested. β€œThe smell will be unbearable.” β€œAll horses smell the same,” Kippenger replied. But I eyed Terrowic. β€œI wasn’t talking about the horse.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3))
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By now, Gregor had recovered. "Sage? Devlin, forgive my accusation, but you are a fool. Don't you know who this is?" Devlin didn't appear to forgive the accusation. With a sneer on his face, he folded his arms and said, "Enlighten me." Gregor looked at me and frowned. "He can perform the Avenian accent as well as his own Carthyan tongue. And although he has a reputation for being able to steal the white off snow if he chooses to, this boy is far from being a mere thief. Devlin, you are facing the boy who has haunted the pirates for the past four years. This is Jaron, the lost prince of Carthya.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I realized that I couldn't expect them to think better of me that I thought of myself. So if I believed I was too young or stupid or inexperienced to be a captain, then that's all I would ever be.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Erick had underestimated the distance, both to the ground and the cliff above me, yet the texture of the cliff wall was better than I'd hoped for. Vines and plants grew dense and well rooted, and there were many rocks and missing chunks of earth. I didn't know whether I could make it to the top on one leg or not, but I thought it was a great day to try.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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What’s the point of gaining peace if it costs us our freedom? I won’t trade the one for the other.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Finally I grinned and said, "I won't eat meat if it's been overcooked." She (Amarinda) glanced up at me, confused, and I added, "I thought you should know that, since we're going to be friends now." Amarinda's smile widened. "I think it's unfair that women aren't allowed to wear trousers. They seem far more comfortable than dresses." I chuckled. "They're not. Every year I think fashion invents one more piece I have to add to my wardrobe." "And one more layer to my skirts." She thought for a moment, then said, "I think it's funny when you're rude to the cook. I shouldn't admit that, but his face turns all sorts of colors when you are and there's nothing he can do about it." "He can overcook my meat.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Any number of hours later, Mott came with a rock that he said was as shiny as the one I'd had before. He pointed out that it was a little bigger than the other one and looked more valuable. I could have this rock. I only had to return the other one to Conner.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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How will it look to everyone at dinner if the servant who left with Amarinda fails to return? How will it look if that servant's bandages bleed through and he drips blood on Conner's dinning table?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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I never denied being a fool, that's the difference between us.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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It had been a long time since i dared call anyone a friend. The concept was only theoretical to me now.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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This is for you." i pressed the stone in Kerwyn's hand. Kerwyn turned it over in his hands, unimpressed. "imatator's gold? It's worthless." "No, it's real gold. I am real Kerwyn." ... He pulled a creased and worn paper from his pocket and unfolded it. His hands shook increasingly as he read it. Then he turned to the audience and said, "This note was given to me by King Eckbert ... to read it only if someone ever came forward claiming to be the prince. This is what it says." He read aloud, "'Many may one day claim to be the lost prince of Carthya. ... You will know the Prince Jaron by one sign alone. He will give you the humblest of rocks and tell you it's gold.'" ... "Lords and ladies of Carthya, I present to you the son of King Eckbert and Queen Erin. He is the lost royal of Carthya, who lives and stands before you. Hail, Prince Jaron.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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It’s better that your queen pretends to love you, because if she truly did, she would only love a lie.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1))
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Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. β€” Heinrich Heine, German poet
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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I replied with an Avenian accent. "Is the priest of this church still here?" "No." He squinted at me. "Never seen you before. You from out of town?" "I've never seen you before either," I said. "So maybe you're the one from out of town." That amused him. "My name is Fink. Well, that's not really m name, but it's what everyone calls me." "What's your name, then." "Dunno. Everyone just calls me Fink." "Don't you have anywhere else to go?" "Not really. Why d'you want the priest?" "A doctrinal question. What punishment does the Book of Faith recommend for a kid who's being too nosy?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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Courage isn’t knowing you can do something; it’s only being willing to try …
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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We’ll all die one dayβ€”no one escapes that fate. Our only decision is how we live before that day comes.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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As the day progressed, it became evident that I would eat better on this period of punishment from Mott than I'd eaten yet since coming to Farthenwood. Tobias snuck me back better than half of his breakfast, and Errol left some food in my room while cleaning up, expressing false dismay after I ate it that "it was food intended for somebody else." We were to remain in our room in private study because of Princess Amarinda being in the house, but after lunch was brought to us, Tobias gave me all of his lunch and Roden shared half.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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I couldn't see much, but it somehow seemed brighter across the wall, as if the sun gave more of it's light to the west. Maybe the people there were more selfish, I thought. Because we needed that sunlight far more than they did.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Life is like an ice-cream cone, when you think you have it licked it drips all over you.
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N.J. Nielsen
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Ah. How’s your leg where I stabbed you?” β€œIt hurts.” β€œGood.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2))
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Kira fixed Trig with a look. "Hey. What do you call a really smart newt?" He grinned. "What?" "Newton, of course." "Permission to jettison both of them as punishment, Captain?" said Nielsen.
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Christopher Paolini (To Sleep in a Sea of Stars)
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Pure practical reason, even with a good knowledge of the facts, will not take you to morality.
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Kai Nielsen (Why Be Moral?)
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I can't remember a minute since we met when I haven't been in love with you.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Our country is Germany -- one country that should be reunited. We don't belong to Moscow or to the west. We belong to ourselves and I have never betrayed that. This tunnel has taken every ounce of courage we have. We're not cowards.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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I will never sign anything over to you, ever, you dog-breath, rotting corpse of a king.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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In hindsight, these gardens were the perfect place for a nice and quiet attempted murder.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2))
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A death camp. Sara was barely eight years old. She knew nothing of war or violence. She’d fallen victim to a level of hatred she couldn’t begin to comprehend.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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Books themselves are freedom. Freedom to think, to believe, to dream.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Words on Fire)
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I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. β€” Nelson Mandela, South African activist
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. β€” Albert Camus, French author D
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor. It must be demanded by the oppressed. β€” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist, 1963
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Courage is fueled by the motivation to take the first step into the unknown.
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Cheryl Nielsen
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Humility is like underwear; essential,but indecent if it shows
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Helen Nielsen
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I wasn’t exactly sure how I could possibly steal a cannon, but I loved the idea of trying.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Nobody comes back from the pirates,” he muttered. β€œEver.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2))
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Life doesn’t give us what we want. It gives us what we need and asks what we will do with it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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I motioned Kestra over to the table. β€œCome eat.” β€œAfter Trina has breathed on it? I’d rather eat off the floor.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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He talked whenever he was nervous, or excited, or bored, or for that matter, awake.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Don't give up, Sage, and don't give in to him. Please. A lot of us are watching you, and we need to see that it's possible to win.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Ascendance Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #1-3))
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If i had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen this life.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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reception
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2))
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We all smiled, but not that much, and frowned but rarely cried. Nobody could succeed here, but most people around me seemed to be okay with that . It meant they wouldn't fail either. I didn't want to be like them. And at the same time, I was beginning to forget how to be different, how to be my own self. It was the feeling of being swallowed up, and I hated it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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There are two things you should never do alone: one is get divorced, the other is drink.
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Cheryl Nielsen
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The universe stood still and the universe continued on its path, travelling through endless time.
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D.B. Nielsen (Seed (Keepers of Genesis, #1))
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I smiled. β€œIt has rubies on it. I could sell those for
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1))
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You know that if you’re this paranoid as king, it’ll eat you alive.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1))
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Writer: It's not an occupation; it's a compulsion.
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Teresa Nielsen Hayden
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Sacrificing oneself so that others might live was the ultimate act of love.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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In a traitor’s game, there are no winners. Only those left standing at the end. Cheat or be cheated. Crush or be crushed. Play … or be killed. The next move is mine.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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I don’t know your future, or mine. But I know who you are today, and how I feel about you. Whatever your name, or your past, or whoever you will be tomorrow, I still want to be … yours.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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She placed a hand on my cheek and softly kissed the other one, then whispered, β€œRemember this moment, then, Sage, when someone of my status offered a kindness to someone of yours. Because next time we meet, if Darius is dead, I will no longer be anyone of importance.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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He hurt your back,” Roden said. β€œI can tell by the way you’re walking.” β€œMy back is fine.” It wasn’t true, but I felt braver for saying it. β€œIt’s your own fault if he did hurt it,” Tobias said. β€œWhy do you do it?” I shrugged. β€œWhat?” β€œAggravate people the way you do. You seem bent on making enemies here.” β€œAnd you insist on making false friends.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, #1))
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... but eventually I nudged the old bandages in the corner toward me. Once I had them in my hands, I unwound them to their full length. "What are you doing with those?" Roden asked, "You're not injured." "The vigils are forbidden from harming me tonight. Vargan was very clear that I wasn't to come out tomorrow looking like a martyr." My grin widened." But don't worry, Avenia already fell for this trick once before. They love it." "That's your trick?" Roden asked. "Can't you take this seriously?" "If you understood what Vargan's men did to me, you'd know exactly how serious I am." "Hush now," I said. "Imogen needs to sleep, I need to think and you need to... let me think.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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felt like a disease. Just as my father had infected me, I could now infect others. But with what? Courage to speak out? To act? To think and question and believe what I wanted to believe? Somehow I lived in a world where these were bad things.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Roden wasn't convinced. "How big of a fuss will this require?" [Jaron] grinned. "Catastrophic levels of bad behavior Trust me, it'll be fun." "You have a sick idea of fun." Roden's cool expression seemed less than enthusiastic. "When we do this, will they hurt us?" That made me sigh. "You're the captain of my guard, aren't you? Surely you can take a few hits by now. Besides, the pain will be forgotten once the ropes go around our necks" "I don't want a rope going around my neck, Jaron! That's the part you need to figure out.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Okay, even if we disagree on that point, we still need to keep living our lives, don't we?...
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Susin Nielsen (Optimists Die First)
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not friends. Nor did I have any idea of how to fix things with her, if that was even possible. Conner lowered his voice and continued,
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (The Ascendance Trilogy, #2))
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They did not have problems. They had been perfectly, utterly happy. Hadn't they?
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Susin Nielsen (Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom)
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In the knowing, there was peace.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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But there is something a human can do that an animal never can. Create art.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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hatred runs deeper and wider than a single race or nationality, and if love was not stronger, hatred would run through the generations. I intended to be stronger.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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This wasn’t a good idea. Which was the very reason to do it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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You are playing the traitor’s game, and no matter how well one wins, even the winner loses in the end.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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This early morning light had not ended the long, dark night. No. For us, the dark night had only begun.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Individuality was a weakness, a sickness of the west. So we all walked in step, eyes ahead, and with conversations at a minimum. We
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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I’m in love with you, Aurelia. The kind of love where at first I couldn’t get you out of my head, and after that, I never wanted to. The kind of love where I would take a thousand more whippings if it meant I’d have you at the end of it.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Wrath of the Storm (Mark of the Thief #3))
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How do you destroy a people? You take away their culture. And how is that done? You must take their language, their history, their very identity. How would you do that?” I pressed my lips together, then looked up at her. "You ban their books
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Words on Fire)
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How will it look to everyone at dinner if the servant who left with Amarinda fails to return?" "How will it look if that servant's bandages bleed through and he drips blood on Conner's dinning table?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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Lapangan itu sekarang kosong. Rumput menjadi rebah karena disana telah dilakukan lebih dari satu permainan, tetapi di tengah-tengah semua itu, setangkai bunga liar menarik perhatianku. Warnanya ungu terang dan berdiri tegak di tempat ratusan yang lain di sekitarnya lumat. Aku bertanya-tanya kalau bunga itu entah bagaimana telah selamat, atau kalau ia pernah terinjak sebelumnya tetapi menolak untuk rebah. (hal 173)
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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The world will judge you based on what you think of yourself. " "β€œNot every chain is made of metal,” I told her. β€œThe worst are made of comfort and false promises. You’re no more free here than you were in the mines.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, #1))
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Nobody gives you respect in this life. You must take it, you must earn it, and then you must hold it sacred, because no matter how hard respect is to attain, it can be lost in an instant." I nodded my head toward the garrison. "Go get it, Roden. People won't follow a leader who doesn't know where he's going. Show them what you do.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Doing nothing is very hard to do... you never know when you're finished.
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Leslie Nielsen
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When you're corked...you're corked!
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Cheryl Nielsen
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Grief is the emotional contract of divorce
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Cheryl Nielsen
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Plot is a literary convention. Story is a force of nature.
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Teresa Nielsen Hayden
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For on the far wall, a girl with long brown hair and tea-colored eyes was slowly rising to her feet. Imogen.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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Tell me you’re not broken,” he said. β€œI know it must feel that way, but you can rise from this.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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All right,” I said. β€œWe’ll agree to trust each other.” It was a lie.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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I don't think it's gross. I think it's kind of beautiful. Everything, and everyone, is interconnected.
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Susin Nielsen (We Are All Made of Molecules)
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In all fairness to his soldiers, until the moment I spit on their king, I had probably looked pretty humble.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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If both Evendell and I survived this, we would have to discuss his timing when explosives were involved.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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There was something you failed to understand about me. I never run!
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I bathe in private!
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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What does it feel like?' 'Like butterfly kisses, what do you think?
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Runaway King (Ascendance, #2))
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I wasn't exactly sure how I could possibly steal a cannon, but I loved the idea of trying.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen
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One to Vanquish One to Rule One to Fall But All to Fool
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, #1))
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She wanted us to buy the censored albums instead, but that missed the whole point of rock and roll. Nobody wanted β€œapproved music.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Fear … was the most powerful weapon possessed by the Stasi. β€” David Cook, British author
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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ForΓ₯rets horisont Verden er vΓ₯d og lys Himlen er tung af vΓ¦de Hjertet er tungt af lykke Lykkelig nΓ¦r ved at grΓ¦de.
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Morten Nielsen
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No, Chaya. As much as the Nazis want to take our lives, they want to take our faith too. We fight for one, Avraham's friends fight for the other." "What good is faith if you're dead?" "What good is life without faith?" A soft sigh escaped her lips, but she remained more patient with me than I ever was with her. "We'll all die one day–no one escapes that fate. Our only decision is how we live before that day comes. Our path requires courage, but so does theirs. Both paths are ways to resist.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Resistance)
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...studies show that in general, optimists die ten years earlier than pessimists." "I find that hard to believe" "Of course you do, you're an optimist. You have a misguided belief that things will go your way. You don't see the dangers till it's too late. Pessimists are more realistic. "That seems like a sad way to govern your life." "It's a safe way to govern your life.
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Susin Nielsen (Optimists Die First)
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Vargan grabbed the treaty and squinted to read it. While he worked at it, I sat on the desk, crushing a corner of the papers beneath me and said, β€œI wouldn’t sign so much as my toenail clippings over to you.” Kippenger pushed his way forward and scanned the treaty. β€œWhat did he write?” Vargan asked. Kippenger suppressed a grin – I could’ve sworn he did. Without looking at anyone, he said, β€œJaron wrote, β€˜You’ll get nothing from me, ever, you dog-breath, rotted corpse of a king.’” Vargan glowered at me. In return, I smiled and looked around the room, rather proud of myself for that.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (The Ascendance Trilogy #3))
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Sometimes I hated the way my brain worked, like a magnet to thoughts I should not have and actions I should not take. My mother said I was born backward and that probably explained how I'd gotten this way. Maybe she was right - I didn't know.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Scourge)
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I whispered a prayer that God would see him there safely, and then carry his family through the storm that was sure to follow his disappearance. There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking itself is dangerous. β€” Hannah Arendt, German political theorist
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
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Dear Future Daughter: 1) When you’re at some party, chain smoking on the roof with some strange girl with blue hair and exorbitant large dark eyes, ask her about her day. I promise you, you won’t regret it. Often times you’ll find the strangest of people have the most captivating of stories to tell. 2) Please, never mistake desire for love. Love will engulf your soul, whilst desire will emerge as acid, slowly making it’s way through your veins, gradually burning you from the inside out. 3) No one is going to fucking save you, anything you’ve read or heard otherwise is bullshit. 4) One day a boy is going to come along who’s touch feels like fire and who’s words taste like vanilla, when he leaves you, you will want to die. If you know anything at all, know that it is only temporary. 5) Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently.
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Abbie Nielsen
β€œ
you're not dead-you're dormant.
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Cheryl Nielsen
β€œ
You know your heart and soul are stapled to that manuscript, but what we see are the words on the paper
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Teresa Nielsen Haydense
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Either they were stupid, or they were optimists. Most likely both. "I will outlive you all," I muttered under my breath.
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Susin Nielsen (Optimists Die First)
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We are exiles in Time's abyss, strangers now in the Promised Land.
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D.B. Nielsen (Seed (Keepers of Genesis, #1))
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Mi padre decΓ­a que una persona puede ser culta y estΓΊpida al mismo tiempo, y que un hombre sabio puede no haber recibido educaciΓ³n ninguna" - Sage
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince (Ascendance, #1))
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I am commanded by the king of Avenia to give you one last order and so I shall. Hear me now and always. Be loyal to the thing you know is right. Never bend to weakness, never yield to a false crown. Right will always triumph in the end, and you will want to be on that side when it does.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Shadow Throne (Ascendance, #3))
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No one goes around suggesting that everyone should become their own autonomous cheesemakers and cheering the death of the cheese industry. Why? Because that would result in a lot of shitty cheese.
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Patrick Nielsen Hayden
β€œ
What sticks with me now is that this man said he needed to get to a hospital. He probably needed to reach his destination more than anyone else on the bus, yet he lacked the capacity to ride without getting kicked off. Maybe he reached the hospital eventually, and maybe he was connected with social workers and housing specialists who will help him transform his life. But I fear he got on another bus, and another bus after that, without going anywhere at all.
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Susan Nielsen
β€œ
With each brick, my hopes faded until nothing was left. If there had ever been a chance of Dominic and my father returning, then the wall took that too. My schoolteacher taught us a new song that thanked our leaders for building a wall to keep the fascists out. I muted my glares and only mouthed the words when my teacher was looking - I couldn't bear to sing the lies.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (A Night Divided)
β€œ
If I was going to fight this beast β€” regardless of how poor my chances were β€” I needed the use of both hands, so I put the bulla around my neck. A wind swirled up around me when I did. β€œIt isn’t yours,” the wind seemed to say. β€œIt will curse you.” The threat didn’t bother me β€” my present situation was worse than any curse from a dusty amulet. My bigger concern was that the wind spoke to me at all.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Mark of the Thief (Mark of the Thief, #1))
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Another arrow flew through the air, nearly above my head. I ducked as it hit the thigh of the Praetor who had gotten closest to me. β€œI have enough arrows for all of you!” Aurelia yelled out. So she was still here, somewhere in the vineyard ahead of me. It must’ve taken her time to locate another bow. I was never sure how she seemed to find them everywhere when I had yet to find a single weapon simply lying around for the taking.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief, #2))
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Learn from the past, he said. Remember it and realize that in a way it is responsible for making you who you are. But also realize that the only you who really matters is who you are right now. That is the you who has the ability to act, to change lives, to do something monumental, and to influence the future you.
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Kelli Swofford Nielsen (Journey to the Fringe (Stone Mage Wars #1))
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In the United States and Canada, many young people are currently being raised on the idea of β€œsafe spaces”. Ideas that fall outside of the framework of Political Correctness are seen as so offensive that hearing these ideas is believed to be psychologically damaging. The young generation should therefore get β€˜protected’ from these opposing ideas. It is hard to come up with a more effective way to create a generation of idiots. Besides being deeply and intensely indoctrinated with Political Correctness, these young people have an additional tendency to connect Western values and principles to the concept of β€œwhite supremacy”. Western values and principles are thus β€œracist” and Western Civilisation is β€œoppressive”.
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Paul Nielsen (How to Debate the Left on Islam (Freedom of Expression, Western Values, Europe, Political Correctness, Cultural Marxism, Islamisation))
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Annie's Soda Bread 4 cps flour 3/4 cp sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder 3 TB caraway seeds 1 cp raisins 1/4 cp butter 1 1/3 cp buttermilk 1 egg 1 tsp baking soda Sift and mix dry ingredients, minus soda. Stir in seeds and raisins. Cut in butter. Combine buttermilk,egg and soda in small bowl. Mix w. dry, turn out and knead. Put in greased pans and bake at 350' for 40 min. Makes two small loaves.
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Elizabeth Nielsen (Soda Bread on Sunday)
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It took several minutes before I was strong enough to say more than a few words of welcome to Aurelia. She returned my gratitude by saying, β€œYou both are going to smell horrid, and now I’ll smell too. Honestly, Nic, I’m beginning to wonder what your attraction is to sewage.” β€œIt’s not what attracts me down here as much as what repels me up there,” I said. Despite being covered in filth I didn’t even want to think about, I felt only happiness for being here now. This was the second time theΒ Cloaca MaximaΒ had saved my life. And much more than the second time that Aurelia had come to save me. I stood and helped Livia to her feet. She was obviously disgusted by the smells around us, but hid her revulsion as well as anyone could. When she faced Aurelia, I made the introductions. β€œYour brother has told me so much about you,” Aurelia said with a polite bow to Livia. Livia bowed back. β€œAnd the same for you. From Nic’s descriptions, I feel as if I already know you.” β€œHe described me?” Aurelia glanced my way with a broad grin. I felt myself blushing and hoped it wasn’t visible in the torchlight. β€œThis is a terrible place for such silly talk,” I said. β€œLet’s go.” Aurelia and Livia began walking, with me trailing them. β€œWhat did Nic say about me?” Aurelia asked. β€œThat you’re loud and you ask too many questions,” I replied before Livia could speak. Livia giggled. β€œNo, that wasn’t it.” Then Aurelia giggled too, which left me thoroughly confused. What did giggling mean anyway? It sounded happy, but it certainly wasn’t making me feel any better. Considering they had just met, what unspoken joke could they already have in common? Oh. It was me.
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Jennifer A. Nielsen (Rise of the Wolf (Mark of the Thief, #2))