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“I don’t know what it’s like to be you, or Sharisha, or even Toni,” I admitted. “There’s no way I could. Up until a month and a half ago, I never even thought about it. I spent my whole life being groomed to be… Well, something I can never do now. I had a couple weeks of living in someone’s basement and eating Hamburger Helper, and it just about killed me. So you’re just going to have to accept that I don’t know what it’s like to be you, just as you don’t know what it’s like to be me.”
— Alya Goodkind, 'Ayla and the late Trevor James Goodkind', Whateley Academy

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"If we are going to succeed in our emprise, we must not only look the peasant but act the peasant."
"It is wisdom; none can gainsay it. Let us go on, Sir Boss. I will take note and learn, and do the best I may."
He kept his word. He did the best he could, but I’ve seen better. If you have ever seen an active, heedless, enterprising child going diligently out of one mischief and into another all day long, and an anxious mother at its heels all the while, and just saving it by a hair from drowning itself or breaking its neck with each new experiment, you’ve seen the king and me.
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