alison croggon Quotes

We are all mistaken sometimes; sometimes we do wrong things, things that have bad consequences. But it does not mean we are evil, or that we cannot be trusted ever afterward.

- Alison Croggon

While the heart beats, hope lingers.

- Alison Croggon

The only good thing about being frightened half to death, she thought, is that it makes me forget all about being seasick.

- Alison Croggon, The Riddle

Some say an army of horsemensome an army on footothers say ships laden for warare the fairest things on earth.But I say the fairest sighton this dark earthis the face of the one you love.Nor is it hard to understand:love has humbled the heartsof the proudest queens.And I would rather see you now stepping over my thresholdthan any soldier greaved in gold or any iron-beaked ship.

- Alison Croggon, The Singing

As every reader knows in his or her heart, there is much more to truth than mere fact.

- Alison Croggon

...only more keenly aware of how her soul starved within her, its wings wasting with the despair of disuse.

- Alison Croggon, The Naming

She ached: oh, how she ached. Her soul was like one big bruise.

- Alison Croggon, The Naming

It is good to dress in fair clothes to dine with friends. It honors your host, if you are a guest; and your guest if you are a host. And both adorn the feast, and so celebrate the gifts of the world.

- Alison Croggon

The weather was clear and still, and the countless stars opened above them, seeming like brilliant cold fruits that Maerad could simply pick out of the sky.

- Alison Croggon, The Riddle

Not even I can see all ends, but I have been in this world long enough to know that a choice is not choice and breeds slow ills, even were it done for the highest reasons.

- Alison Croggon, The Riddle

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.