Quotes / Inelegant Blubbering

"THAT is how you cry. That's the kind of crying where liquid oozes out of every orifice and you make noises like a drowning moose. The kind of crying that isn't attractive because... sadness isn't attractive."

Thayet dipped her handkerchief in Alanna’s water basin and wiped the knight’s face. “Some women can cry and look beautiful,” she said drily. “You and I can’t.”
“I know,” Alanna sniffed. “I get red and blotchy."