Favorite quote

Chris Olson - SunPS Chrisf.Olson at Sun.COM
Thu Jan 23 11:31:53 PST 2003

> Conversation starter: What's your favorite quote from a Brust book?

Favorite?  Ack!  Nope, there's no way I could choose
a favorite among all of them.  I suppose, if I wished, I
could go through and pick maybe a dozen.  But it would
take me awhile to trim the list down to twelve.

I can give some of the ones I can think of off the top of
my head, though.... (Warning:  I'm away from my books, and so
may get some of these wrong on some count or another...:)

"Blind man's night is music to the deaf, and 
everyone has *two* paths, not one, whence comes
tragedy and comedy, forsooth and damn straight,
 - _The Gypsy_ - Brust & Lindholm

"Catnip?  I didn't know it affected Jhereg." - Vlad
"It doesn't." - Loiosh
"Then why...." - Vlad
"Bait!" - Loiosh
 - _Dragon_ (I think... Eep!;)
"There is a similarity, if I may be permitted an excursion into
tenuous metaphor, between...."
 - _Jhereg_ (Hence the lack of the rest of the quote...:)
"Shut up, Loiosh" - Vlad
"But I didn't...." - Loiosh
"I know.  It's what Sethra would call a preemptive strike." - Vlad
 - _Issola_?
"Appropriate action means to advance your own goals, without 
unintentional harm to anyone else." - Lady Teldra
 - _Issola_ (This one is a for-sure...:)

"Get thee behind me, Satan!" - Beelzebub
 - _To Reign in Hell_

There are more -- many, many more -- but I'll leave it at these.  For now.