Until you finally lose the strength for sarcasm, Locke, I wouldn’t hire any mourners.
— Patience, from The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Twenty armed men in the next room is still funny.
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idk if i mentioned here, but i was listening to republic of thieves on my commutes and i finished it today. i’ve listened to the other audiobooks, but more as background noise while cleaning or going to bed. this is the first time i’m really focused on one of them, and it was pretty great! it’s especially great for the actual play, michael page really brings it to life. ANYWAY, i might have formed a theory?
That’s how luck works, lad. You can bitch all you like about how things could have been more favorable for you, but rest assured things can always be worse. Always.
— Father Chains to Locke Lamora, from The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Soon he’ll be fat, and we can butcher him like all the others for a Penance Day roast.”
“What my brother means to say,” said the other twin, “is that all the others died of purely natural causes, and you have nothing to fear from us. Now have some more bread.
— Calo and Galdo Sanza, The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Well, the gods love a man who laughs at hardship."
"Hardship is boring as all hell. Gotta find laughs if you can’t stay drunk.
— Malcor and Locke, The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Camorr was civilized, after all; there were acceptable and unacceptable times for killing children.
— The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Sobbing Tam … witless No-Teeth … and one of hell’s own devils in knee-breeches.
— the Dream Team of Shade’s Hill, from The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
As far as his five or six or seven years had taught him, ripping people off was the greatest feeling in the whole world, and the only real freedom he had.
— Locke Lamora, from The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch