Its like he knows he's better than you, but doesn't look down on you for it because he knows it's not your fault.
("The Name of the Wind")
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I know, she said. You have a stone in your heart, and some days it's so heavy there is nothing to be done. But you don't have to be alone for it. You should have come to me. I understand.
If I'd been whoring before class and waved a corset at him, no one would have thought twice about it!
Too much of honesty makes you sound insincere
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