Favorite quote

Ruhlen, Rachel Louise (UMC-Student) RuhlenR at missouri.edu
Thu Jan 23 17:43:40 PST 2003

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> Subject: Re: Favorite quote 
> At 01:08 PM 1/23/2003 -0600, Ruhlen, Rachel 
> Louise (UMC-Student) wrote:
> >Conversation starter: What's your favorite quote
> Here are a couple of mine:
> "I've heard it said, 'By his home shall you know him,' and we 
> all know that 
> we must pay attention to anyone who reverses the subject and 
> the auxiliary 
> verb in his sentence..."
> "Forgive me; you know we hardened soldiers are all philosophers, and 
> philosophers are all poets.  Well, actually, we hardened 
> soldiers are usually 
> drunks and whoremongers, but philosophy's a good way to pass 
> the time in 
> between."
> Unfortunately, I can't remember which Vlad books these came 
> from.  Sorry 
> about that :D

The soldier one is definitely from _Dragon_. I think the first one is
referring to Dzur Mountain, the first time he visits - Taltos? I always
have to read the first one a couple times, and I'm still not sure I get
it. The sentence in question would be, "By his home you shall know him,"
and just how is that different than "By his home shall you know him"?
(I'm not an English major!)