The Ultimate Put-Down

“My Lord, I find thy face apelike and thy form misshapen. Thy beard, moreover, is an offense against decency, resembling more closely the scabrous fir which doth decorate the hinder portion of a mongrel dog than a proper adornement for a human face. Is it possible that thy mother, seized by some wild lechery, did dally at some time past with a randy goat?”

**Mandorallen

What’s up With him?

“I didn’t particularly feel like being arrested, so I argued with the soldiers a bit. Several of them died during the argument – those things happen once in a while. Unfortunately, one of the casualties was Taur Urgas’ oldest son. [he] took it personally. He’s very narrow-minded sometimes.”

** Silk

The Power of a Librarian

“The old man was peering intently at the shelves. ‘I’ll have to admit that he’s a very competent scholar.’

Isn’t he just a librarian?’ Garion asked, ‘somebody who looks after books?’

That’s where all the rest of scholarship starts, Garion. All the books in the world won’t help you if they’re just piled up in a heap.”

 

–David Eddings