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    I manage to read about one book a month, all fantasy these days.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: fantasy  book  read 
     
    I have a slightly crap blog where I opine on anything that occurs to me and run the occasional silly competition.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: competition 
     
    Everyone likes a bit of variety. I'm sure none of my readers only want to read about anti-heroes or villainous protagonists any more than they only want to read about square-jawed heroes doing the right thing. I just write characters than entertain me and hope they'll be ones that other people want to read about, too.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: character  people  right  hero  write  read  hope 
     
    When I started the 'Broken Empire' trilogy, I thought it was a short story, and I didn't know the beginning, middle, or end of even that.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: thoughts  broken  stories 
     
    I wanted to go home and if Hell rose up to stop me, it would make me desire it more.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: desires  hell 
     
    I maintain a balanced view of the world, but that balance is always in my favour.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: world  balance 
     
    A man can reach into anything and turn it to his cause. It's not want, or desire, just certainty. Only be assured that whatever you reach into will reach into you in turn.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: desires  men 
     
    Take a rest and the world catches up with you. Lesson in life-keep moving.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: lessons  world 
     
    If you must run, have something to run toward, so it feels less like cowardice.
    — Mark Lawrence
    Let's go to Valhalla with the sun on our faces.
    — Mark Lawrence
    There's something brittle in me that will break before it bends.
    — Mark Lawrence
    I'll tell you now. That silence almost beat me. It's the silence that scares me. It's the blank page on which I can write my own fears. The spirits of the dead have nothing on it. The dead one tried to show me hell, but it was a pale imitation of the horror I can paint on the darkness in a quiet moment.
    — Mark Lawrence
    Hate will keep you alive where love fails
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: hate  fail 
     
    Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, captured in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Take a man's memories and you take all of him. Chip away a memory at a time and you destroy him as surely as if you hammered nail after nail through his skull.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: time  memory  moment 
     
    Hold to a thing long enough, a secret, a desire, maybe a lie, and it will shape you.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: desires  secret  lies 
     
    The biggest lies we save for ourselves.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: lies 
     
    We're built of contradictions, all of us. It's those opposing forces that give us strength, like an arch, each block pressing the next. Give me a man whose parts are all aligned in agreement and I'll show you madness. We walk a narrow path, insanity to each side. A man without contradictions to balance him will soon veer off.
    — Mark Lawrence
    I may be running out of options, but running out isn't an option.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: running 
     
    It's an irony of our times that men seeking peace must make war.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: time  men  peace  irony  war 
     
    You soon learn there's no elegance or dignity in death if you spend time in the castle kitchens. You learn how ugly it is, and how good it tastes.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: death  time  dignity  learn 
     
    Anything that you cannot sacrifice pins you. Makes you predictable, makes you weak.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: sacrifice 
     
    There's a road to hell that is paved with good intentions but it's a long route. The quicker path is paved with the kind of ignorance that clever men who just don't want to know are best at.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: men  hell  path  ignorance 
     
    A strange thing - nails will hold a building together, but there's nothing better for taking a man apart.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: men 
     
    Confusing the author and the character seems to be a popular and rather unsophisticated reaction to books.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: character  book  author 
     
    We die a little every day and by degrees we're reborn into different men, older men in the same clothes, with the same scars.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: men  die 
     
    Few things worth having can be got easily.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: worth 
     
    Memories are dangerous things. You turn them over and over, until you know every touch and corner, but still you'll find an edge to cut you.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: memory  dangerous 
     
    There's a slope down toward evil, a gentle gradient that can be ignored at each step, unfelt. It's not until you look back, see the distant heights where you once lived, that you understand your journey.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: evil  journey 
     
    You're a Good Little Slave
    — Mark Lawrence
    I think maybe we die every day. Maybe we're born new each dawn, a little changed, a little further on our own road. When enough days stand between you and the person you were, you're strangers. Maybe that's what growing up is. Maybe I have grown up.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: people  die 
     
    I've always felt that the placement of a man's testicles is an eloquent argument against intelligent design.
    — Mark Lawrence
    Cowards make the best torturers. Cowards understand fear and they can use it
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: fear 
     
    In the end it seems we're just toys,easy to break and hard to mend
    — Mark Lawrence
    Sometime, It's easier to love someone with flaws you can forgive in return for them forgiving yours.
    — Mark Lawrence
    Some men are too dull to feel what might happen. Others torture themselves with maybes and populate their dreams with horrors more terrible than their worst enemy could inflict upon them.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: enemies  men  horror  enemy  dreams 
     
    Running ain't no bad thing. Leastways if you run in the right direction.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: right  bad  running 
     
    I've always seen 'no' as a challenge rather than an answer.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: challenge 
     
    No half measures. Some things can't be cut in half. You can't half-love someone. You can't half-betray, or half-lie.
    — Mark Lawrence
    There is no sound more annoying than the chatter of a child, and none more sad than the silence they leave when they are gone.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: children  sad  silence  child  gone 
     
    Some truths should perhaps be left unsaid. Some doors unopened. An angel once told me to let go of the ills I held too close, to let go of the flaws that shaped me.
    — Mark Lawrence
    tags: truth  angel 
     
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