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Wisdom of Anita Blake: The Killing Dance Edition

April 22, 2013

So one of the things I’m doing as I hide from the crappy weather is rereading the Anita Blake Series by Laurell Hamilton.  I’m also writing down her (Ms. Hamilton’s though Anita is generally the one who says them)  pithy sayings as I go, something I’ve threatened to do for years.  So here you go.  The fifth installment:

Wisdom of Anita Blake (and Company):  The Killing Dance Edition

  • “Even a two-handed shooting stance is not meant to be maintained indefinitely.   Your hands start to waver a bit.”
  • “Love makes us all beautiful.”
  • “Illusion is sometimes all that keeps us sane.”
  • “Chastity works better if you don’t keep testing it quite so often.”
  • “A threat’s not worth anything if you aren’t willing to back it up.”
  • “Je ne sais quoi…it means an indefinable something that is difficult to put into words…A quality that transcends vocabulary.”
  • “Cops are never you friends if they suspect you of murder.  Conflict of interest.”
  • “Murder is the ultimate insult, the last worst thing you can do to another human being.  Cops feel that, maybe more than the rest of us.”
  • “We all know in some ancient part of ourselves that blood is the thing.  Without it, we die.  If we can steal enough of it from our enemies, we steal their lives.  There’s a reason that blood has been associated with almost every religion on the planet.  It’s primal stuff, and no matter how sanitized we make our world, part of us still recognizes that.”
  • “One of the things cops learn first is that everyone lies.  Some people to hide things, some people just for the hell of it, but everyone lies.  Assume that everyone is hiding something, it saves time.”
  • “…the ideal of beauty has changed many times.  Large breasts, small, thin, curved, tall, short, they have all been the height of beauty at one time or another.”
  • “Lust has less logic than love, sometimes, but it’s easier to fight.”
  • “Jealousy is a foolish emotion.”
  • “Love makes the smallest movements fascinating.”
  • “If you love someone, truly love them, you should never cause them pain.  Never fill their eyes with something so close to grief.”
  • “All honesty is eventually punished…”
  • “Uncontrolled power is unpredictable…”
  • “There are moments when honor is all that is left.”
  • “Love is just plain stupid at times.”
  • “No one can embarrass you unless you let them.”
  • “Beauty had its own power.”
  • “True love is a much harder beast to kill.”
  • “Nothing rubs salt in the wounds like betrayal.”
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