Here are some of my favorite quotes in Kushiel’s Dart in honor of being excited to meet Jacqueline Carey at NYCC this week! Eeee!!
"That which yields is not always weak.”
“I have seen how kindness and compassion may grow in the unlikeliest of places, as the mountain flower forces its way through the stern rock.”
"Phedre yields with a willow’s grace and endures with the strength of mountains. Without her, life would be calm; and yet would lack all meaning."
"There is a fruit that grows south of Carthage. When it is green, it is poisonous. Only when it has fully ripened may it be safely eaten. I sampled it once in my younger days. There was a heady sense of danger in it. Once I’d eaten it, I craved more. Melisande is like that fruit."