Favorite quote

Thu Jan 23 14:13:07 PST 2003

On Thursday, January 23, 2003, at 05:02 PM, Steven Brust wrote:

> At 01:08 PM 1/23/2003 -0600, Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student) wrote:
>> Reading sigs with quotes from Vlad or others books got me thinking 
>> about
>> some of the good "one-liners". Such as, "Can I eat him now, Boss?" or
>> "Shut up, Loiosh." One of our favorites is "I've been waiting for
>> nothing else for an hour" (frequently used in daily conversation in my
>> home now). Another favorite of mine used to be "the pain of 
>> opportunity
>> and the joy of loss" (Savn's thoughts, in _Athyra_) but things changed
>> and I now hate that line. (Yes, there is a story there.)
>> Conversation starter: What's your favorite quote from a Brust book?
> Not that my opinion does or ought to pull too much weight, but I find 
> the idea of this conversation much more entertaining than the, "which 
> Brust book did you hate" thread that was going a while ago.

As do I.

I like the beginning or Orca, when Vlad is talking with Kiera (page 7 
of the Ace paperback):

"I mostly stay away from towns, and you know the forests are filled 
with bandits of one sort or another."

"You've become one?"

"No, I rob them."

Such awesome banter!