At the core, our motives are always self-serving, Kate. Altruism is a fog created by sly minds seeking to benefit from the energy and skill of others. Nothing more.
More Quotes from Ilona Andrews:Every time I think you've reached the limits of arrogance, you show me new heights. Truly, your egotism is like the Universe-ever expanding.
I dreamed that Curran and I killed a dinosaur and then had sex in the dirt.
Just so you know: if a rakshasa shows up, I left my sword in the car.
He bared his teeth in a happy feral grin. My own personal psycho.
When you want to take over a city, you have to destroy the illusion of safety it provides. You have to hit the large well-protected establishments, find the powerful people who run them and are viewed as invincible, and kill them. You want to destroy the morale first. Once the people's resolve is gone and everyone is scared for their own skin, the city is yours.
Sometimes, when you crave certain feelings, you'll trick yourself into thinking the other person is something other than what he apears.
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