Day Twenty-four – Best quote

Monday, January 24, 2011

 “...the true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch's door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.” - Prince Liir, The Last Unicorn 

Honorable Mentions:

“Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is your heart” - Miles Vorkosigan, Memory 

“I've always thought–tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.” -Cordelia Vorkosigan, Shards of Honor 

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