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    Fearlessness is a fool's boast, to my mind. The only men with no fear in them are dead, or the soon to be dead, maybe. Fear teaches you caution, and respect for your enemy, and to avoid sharp edges used in anger. All good things in their place, believe me. Fear can bring you out alive, and that's the very best anyone can hope for from any fight. Every man who's worth a damn feels fear. It's the use you make of it that counts.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: enemies  fear  men  believe  anger  respect  fight  enemy  mind  hope  fools  worth 
     
    I think the further away you get from completing a book, the more responses you see to it from readers, the more your own tastes and opinions shift and the more you start to see things you could have written differently in the detail, or done differently on the broader scale of plot and character.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: character  opinion  book 
     
    If you want to be a new man you have to stay in new places, and do new things, with people who never knew you before. If you go back to the same old ways, what else can you be but the same old person?
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: men  people 
     
    Strange, how the best moments of our lives we scarcely notice except in looking back.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: live  moment 
     
    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
    tags: men  stories 
     
    Rules are for children. This is war, and in war the only crime is to lose.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: children  crimes  child  rules  war 
     
    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
    tags: time 
     
    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
    tags: death  people  live 
     
    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
    Sometimes it doesn't matter too much what choice you make, as long as you make it quick and stick to it.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: choice 
     
    Chose? If you believe that I chose any part of the pitiful shadow of a life you see before you, you are very much mistaken. I chose glory and success. The box did not contain what was written on the lid.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: believe  success 
     
    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
    tags: friendship  time  men  women 
     
    Get what you can with words, because words are free, but the words of an armed man ring that much sweeter.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: men 
     
    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
    tags: truth  people  lies 
     
    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
    tags: peace  fighting  war 
     
    Travel brings wisdom only to the wise. It renders the ignorant more ignorant than ever.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: travel  wise  wisdom 
     
    Armour... is part of a state of mind... in which you admit the possibility... of being hit.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: possibility  mind 
     
    I have learned all kinds of things from my many mistakes. The one thing I never learn to stop making them.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: mistakes  learn 
     
    It is easy to forget how much you have, when your eyes are always fixed on what you have not.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: eyes 
     
    Have a smile for breakfast, you'll be shitting joy by lunch.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: joy  smile  breakfast 
     
    You should laugh every moment you live, for you'll find it decidedly difficult afterwards.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: live  moment 
     
    That's what courage is. Taking your disappointments and your failures, your guilt and your shame, all the wounds received and inflicted, and sinking them in the past. Starting again. Damning yesterday and facing tomorrow with your head held high. Times change. It's those that see it coming, and plan for it, and change themselves to suit, that prosper.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    You have to learn to love the small things in life, like a hot bath. You have to love the small things, when you have nothing else
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: learn 
     
    What's the difference? Fill a hundred pits with dead Northmen, congratulations, have a parade! Kill one man in the same uniform as you? A crime. A murder. Worse than despicable. Are we not all men? All blood and bone and dreams?
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: crimes  men  murder  blood 
     
    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
    tags: advice  write 
     
    The truth is like salt. Men want to taste a little, but too much makes everyone sick.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: truth  men 
     
    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
    tags: book  read 
     
    I span the entire geek spectrum.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    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
    The man is a monster. The worst I have ever seen, in fact, since I last looked in the mirror. The truth? I am rotting too. I am buried alive, and already rotting. If I was not such a coward I would kill myself, but I am, and so I must content myself with killing others in the hope that one day, if I can only wade deep enough in blood, I will come out clean.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: men  facts  blood  hope 
     
    History is littered with dead good men
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: men 
     
    It's hard to stay calm when you're terrified, helpless, alone, at the mercy of men with no mercy at all.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: men  alone  mercy 
     
    Hard words are for fools and cowards.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: fools 
     
    Those with the least always lose the most in war.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: war 
     
    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
    tags: advice  moment  son 
     
    Sometimes men change for the better. Sometimes men change for the worse. And often, very often, given time and opportunity . . .' He waved his flask around for a moment, then shrugged. "They change back.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    Love is a fine cushion to rest upon, but only hate can make you a better person.
    — Joe Abercrombie
    tags: people  hate 
     
    '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
    tags: stories  book 
     
    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
    tags: pain 
     
    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
    tags: fear  world  instinct 
     
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    joe abercrombie
    Birth    : December 31, 1974
    Occupation  : Writer