: Tell me about the qunari. Sten
: Don't you ever talk? You know, make polite conversation just to put people at ease? Sten
: You mean that I should remark upon the weather
before I cut off a man's head?
Morrigan: You are very quiet, Sten.
Only compared to some.
He only says important things, for instance... Austin:
"Abstaining from speech marks him who is obeying the spontaneity of his nature. A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a sudden rain does not last for the whole day. To whom is it that these (two) things are owing? To Heaven and Earth. If Heaven and Earth cannot make such (spasmodic) actings last long, how much less can man!"
"The wise man speaks because he has something to say; the fool speaks because he has to say something."
— Variously attributed
"I have to say, Raven, when I found out the truth, I was very impressed. All this time, I had no idea - the power lurking inside you. It's always the quiet ones, isn't it?"
Brenner: So you must be Gage, the Lazurian Army CO.
Brenner: No matter what you think of me, we need to leave the past in the past. Now we work together or face destruction.
Brenner: I'm going to outline a strategy that should let your forces escape.
Brenner: You're a man of few words, aren't you?
Brenner: [Goes over recommended mission strategy] Does that work for you?
: Good enough. Let's go.