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This post is a collection of 22 quotes from the book - The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I hope you find these quotes useful.
The Lies of Locke Lamora Quotes
The only constant in the soul of man is inconstancy; anything and everything else can pass out of fashion.
There are only three people in life you can never fool-pawnbrokers, whores, and your mother.
We’re a different sort of thief here. Deception and misdirection are our tools. We don’t believe in hard work when a false face and a good line of bullshit can do so much more.
Undeserved good fortune always conceals a snare.
Enlightenment! When it comes, it comes like a brick to the head, doesn’t it?
When you kill someone, there are consequences. It is one thing to kill in a duel, to kill in self-defense, to kill for vengeance. It is another thing entirely to kill simply because you are careless. Those deaths are going to hang over your head until you’re so careful you make the saints of Perelandro weep.
The best disguises were those that were poured out of the heart rather than painted on the face.
There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.
I don’t have the first damned clue what we’re going to do. But all my best plans start just like this.
I don’t need to be reminded that we’re up to our heads in dark water. I just want you boys to remember that we’re the gods-damned sharks.
When you don’t know everything you could know, it’s a fine time to shut your fucking noisemaker and be polite.
The threat of an empty stomach soon rekindles wisdom.
If someone pulls steel on you, I expect you to survive. Sometimes that means giving back in kind. Sometimes it means running like your ass is on fire. Always it means knowing which is the right choice.
‘No way out’ is for other people, not for the Gentlemen Bastards.
Soldiers can be some of the cattiest, most clannish damn folk you’ll ever find outside of a highborn lady’s wardrobe. They’ll fight over anything; they’ll brawl over the colors of their hats and the shapes of their shoes. I know, believe me.
Funny old world, three farmers became three soldiers; three soldiers became one farmer, one baron, and one thieving priest.
When you’re a priest, people tend to see the robe rather than the man.
Age has a way of exaggerating the physical traits of those who live to feel its strains; the round tend to grow rounder, and the slim tend to waste away.
The years play a sort of alchemical trick, transmuting one’s mutterings to a state of respectability. Give advice at forty and you’re a nag. Give it at seventy and you’re a sage.
Many things are commonly thought, but perhaps not commonly thought all the way through.
It’s impossible to be intimidating when one angry woman has your cock between her teeth and another is holding a stiletto to your kidneys.
Gentlemen Bastards do not abandon one another, and we do not run when we owe vengeance.