People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes

Proof is boring. Proof is tiresome. Proof is an irrelevance. People would far rather be handed an easy lie than search for a difficult truth, especially if it suits their own purposes

– Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings.

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Sand dan Glokta quote from the Blade Itself

“Ahhh.” Glokta cracked a toothless smile. “Hot as the Maker’s forge, Barnam, just the way I like it.” The heat was getting into the leg now, and the pain was subsiding. Not gone. Never gone. But better. A lot better. Glokta began to feel almost as if he could face another day. You have to learn to love the small things in life, like a hot bath. You have to love the small things, when you’ve nothing else.

– Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself.