I have neither talent or taste for kingship, cousin. I am a warrior, and to dwell always in one place and live at court would weary me to death!
I should know, for i am Morgain Le Fay, priestess of the Isle of Avalon, where the ancient religion of the Mother Goddess is born
Morgaine laughed and mocked, but when it was a real trouble, no one could be kinder.
Never name the well from which you will not drink.
There is no such thing as a true tale. Truth has many faces and the truth is like to the old road to Avalon; it depends on your own will, and your own thoughts, whither the road will take you.
A priestess of Avalon does not lie. But I am cast out of Avalon, and for this, and unless it is all to be for nothing, I must lie, and lie well and quickly
All the tears women shed, they leave no mark on the world...
And I must believe that man has the power to know the right, to choose between good and evil and know that his choice has made a difference...
And so, perhaps, the truth winds somewhere between the road to Glastonbury, Isle of the Priests, and the road to Avalon, lost forever in the mists of the Summer Sea.
Arthur, their young king, like a hero out of legend.
By what men think, we create the world around us, daily new.
I've been a schoolteacher. I always try to get the kids to finish talking before the next one starts.
I wasn't a child at 13, were you?
It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
I never thought that I was very intelligent.
My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.
We were discussing civilization and the fact that young men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated, so the men had emotional and friendly relationships with members of their own sex.
Science fiction encourages us to explore... all the futures, good and bad, that the human mind can envision.
The truth is not so good a story.
A friend of ours has a hobby doing genealogy, and we found out that we were cousins in the ninth degree, that we had a common ancestor on the Mayflower.
A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain.
Flowers and fruit are only the beginning. In the seed lies the life and the future.
He used to sit on my lap. I was sort of ambivalent about that. He was surviving any way he could.
The House of Maidens was for little girls whose whole duty in life was to spill things, break things, and forget things . . . until they had spilled, broken, and forgotten everything they could, and thus made room in their lives for a little wisdom.
On one occasion I shared a bed with about seven other people, but we were all having a party overnight.
The scandal's so unbelievable that I cannot repeat it here.
Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself.
I do tend to lose track since the kids are out of school.
Some knowledge and some song and some beauty must be kept for those days before the world again plunges into darkness.
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