While I was in Clare a very nice woman called Theresa (Teresa?) asked me for my favourite Moorehawke quotes. I did my best under the rather rushed circumstances, but I’m fairly certain I misquoted myself. So Theresa (Teresa) here are the quotes in full and as written ( I added a few more. As you requested I stuck ( mostly) to character dialogue, but it was too difficult for me to chose just one per book : ) ):
The Poison Throne
Lorcan: They are looking for someone to blame, baby-girl. A reason for their trouble. They think if they can find that one reason, and deal with it, then their troubles will end.’
Wynter: There is nothing you can do for me here, Christopher, that I cannot do for myself.
Christopher: It’s the hope of things lasting that does us in ain’t it? If only we could shake that stupid illusion, the belief that this time we’ll be able to stay - this time, things will last - then we’d all be much happier.
The Crowded Shadows
Wynter: Do not worry, Razi. You are not alone. You and me and Christopher - together we can fix everything.
Christopher: Adapt. It is the only way. The word will not always stay the same just to suit you.
Razi: It is a man’s duty to protect the ones he loves. Not to spill their blood in the hope that it will make his life easier.
The Rebel Prince
Razi: Am I never to have one single, honest feeling? Will it always be one betrayal weighed against another?
Oliver: We are small and vulnerable, and your father’s vision of the world makes us a thorn in the side of everyone but God! And I don’t care what the priests told us when we were young, God lends no hand to the weak in this world, though he may love them in the next. In this world we must make ourselves strong that we may battle the wicked and protect the good.
Useless? My God. When had she ever judged Razi by his uses to her?
Wynter: I cannot help but feel that had you allowed you heir speak thus to you, much of this kingdom’s problems may have been forestalled. It seems a little more talk and a little less rage may well have calmed this storm before it even began.