Quotes / Trickster Mentor

Information learned is more valuable than information given.
Al Mualim, Assassin's Creed I

Lobsang: Well, I just... I thought... well, I just thought you'd be teaching me more, that's all.
Lu-Tze: I'm teaching you things all the time. You might not be learning them, of course.

It is simple, Chan Sen, you can kill me and avenge your master... or you can listen to me and surpass him.
Master Liu Wong, How I Killed Your Master

I am not sure that the best way to make a boy love the English poets might not be to forbid him to read them and then make sure he had plenty of opportunities to disobey you.
C. S. Lewis, On Stories and Other Essays

Twilight Sparkle: You realize this is information we could've used hours ago?!
Discord: And rob you of a valuable lesson? [...] What kind of friend do you think I am?

Deacon: We've been making the rounds, doing the job. It's time you learned the Big Secret. Everyone thinks Desdemona is the big boss - she calls the ops, gives the ra-ra speeches... but it's just an act. She does what I tell her to because the Railroad is my show. It's been that way since I founded it. [...] People think our mission's all about Synths, but there's more going on. We're building a better, brighter Commonwealth. The Railroad really is the best, noblest organization that's ever lived. We're... we're... (snickers) I can't keep up with this bullshit.
The Sole Survivor: Why the hell are you lying to me? Again?
Deacon: Because It's What I Do. And there's a point to this, a lesson if you will. There's other organizations out there, and in time, I'm sure they're going to spoon-feed you their own patented form of bullshit. Ignore the verbage and look at what they're doing. What they're asking you to do. What sort of world they'd have you build, and how they're going to pay for it.
Sole Survivor: I don't need any more of your lies.
Deacon: Then boy did you choose the wrong traveling companion! But hey, listen - at the end of the day, you're going to have to make a choice. Make sure it's the right one.


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