Quotation Explorer - 'Michelle Franklin'

What will I do when you're gone?" said Alasdair, with a faltering voice.Bryeison placed a hand on his shoulder and said, with raging tranquility, "Do what is good and what is right. - Michelle Franklin
Fantasy for the most part is really just reality reflected through a storybook lens. - Michelle Franklin
But the world hinges on good fathers and those who would be the merchants of confidence. - Michelle Franklin
The old who refuse to die merely on principle live on forever, to hate life and complain of all the things they could have been spared had they the good sense to die young. - Michelle Franklin
Teaching a man how to clean barnacles from a keel is an amazing useful talent, one any child should be fortunate to learn. Magochiro is our champion barnaclebully at present. String him under a keel, and he will bring back dinner enough for ten. - Michelle Franklin
Swearing is a currency the countryside spends well. - Michelle Franklin
All the friends in the world are in the fountain of a pen. - Michelle Franklin
Attracting musicians is rather like inviting flies over to tea: they are tolerable for half an hour, but when they begin to touch the food, you either wish they would go home or die. - Michelle Franklin
A six mile meteorite cannot compare with a culinary cataclysm of this magnitude. - Michelle Franklin
Any advice for how to be a successful author?""Yes. Don't be a woman. And be dead. And do both at the same time, if you can. - Michelle Franklin
The past is behind us," said Boudicca,"but the difficulty there is we keep looking over our shoulders. - Michelle Franklin
Abuse really is its own alphabet. Those who have not gone through it cannot understand it fully. The echos of violence hang in subconscious long after the threat is gone. - Michelle Franklin
No one needs Independence. We all just need tea and air conditioners. - Michelle Franklin
The words ‘when I take you home’ echoed in the captain’s mind, caroming off that private place where all his suspicions and uncertainties slept. - Michelle Franklin
The events of that day would forever be remembered, and they stood together as a united Marridon, a nation that would lead in innovation and liberality, taking up the thread that had been left for them, the essence of selfless love woven along a national loom. - Michelle Franklin
Life makes beggars out of those who have joyful hearts, taxing the living with hardship and tribulation, but the charity of companionship, the currency of shared and unmitigated love, alleviates all disconsolation. - Michelle Franklin
A heart? Peppone knows where one is to be met with. There is always someone in the black market in need of dying early. - Michelle Franklin
I know we are supposed to welcome anyone who vows to protect the kingdom, but really, anyone will do anything for a copper these days, and where pride and promises are saleable, expendable men come very cheap indeed. - Michelle Franklin
Women always think in the catastrophic, and when there is a calamity to rectify that might require a unmarried granddaughter, there older women will always act. Their powers of foresight and vigilance might make any disheveled or nubile young haggage ready for the altar in five minutes. - Michelle Franklin
Bartleby is never happy, but he never can be, you know. Life in general offends him. Happiness is something that happens to other people, because life happens to Bartleby. It happens to him frequently and unwarrantedly, and every time he is forced to suffer it, he is always disappointed. - Michelle Franklin
There is a very great difference between older and old, the former being desirable and the latter being inevitable. - Michelle Franklin
And the matron sighed over the destiny of ladies in good society, whose moral judgement led them to love unabashedly and whose depravity led them to pay for it. - Michelle Franklin
The sins of my sex... A woman who is ugly is pitiable, but a man who is ugly is forgiven. - Michelle Franklin
Do what is right and what is good." -- Bryeison to Alasdair before going to his death on the battlefield. - Michelle Franklin
Life is really a travesty of will: it is a parade of learning how to lose people and improve at feigning indifference.I suspect I shall always fail at this, and fail miserably. I do not know whether that is winning at life or failing at happiness. - Michelle Franklin
I leave the outdoors to you. It is too warm out there to read comfortable, and summer, like many uncomfortable things, is as welcome as a dim woman. It is tolerable to look at, but after being made to interact with it, nobody wants anything to do with it. - Michelle Franklin
I don't talk ill about people I don't know," said Bartleby. "I only disparage them in silence and hope they die. - Michelle Franklin
There are very few things in the world I hate more than Daylight Savings Time. It is the grand lie of time, the scourge of science, the blight on biological understanding. - Michelle Franklin
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