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Quotes from "Spice and Wolf"

Horo said:


I want you to please understand the scales of my heart will always be swaying back and forth. But there is something you should know. I will never lean to one side or the other due to the weight of gold coins.

Horo said:


I have no fear of watching you grow old while I remain young. I'll even watch you on your death bed. I am no stranger to death. But your heart is like that of an innocent child. It has always accepted everything about me, without hesitation. Because of that I am very afraid.

Horo said:


Stop pouting! You learned something valuable. Remember the lesson, not the disappointment.

Horo said:


I do not want to wake from my dream and discover that I am all alone. I am tired of being alone! I do not want to be cold! I do not want to be lonely!

Horo said:


I am Horo the Wise Wolf, and I am a very proud wolf.

Horo said:


I am not so grand, not as a god. I am Horo, and Horo is all that I am.



We humans can indeed lose again something we've lost already.



If I got angry at every little thing, my body wouldn't be able to hold it all.



Profit could warm his coin purse, but never his back.

Horo said:


One can hardly lose what one does not already have.

Horo said:


There were two kinds of strength. One was the strength that came with having something to protect. The other was the strength of having nothing to lose.



A lie that can't be disproven is no different from the truth.

Horo said:


When you are experienced you can become overly confident and such confidence can prove fatal.

Horo said:


Loneliness is a sickness that leads to death.



In life, it's better to assume that bad things will happen to you rather than good things. You can't look at someone else's success and assume that it will happen to you. There are a lot of people in the world, so it makes sense that one or two of them are going to be fortunate. But there's only one of you. Assuming that good fortune will come to you is no different than pointing a finger at a random person and predicting the same for them. But do you think that prediction would come true?



The important thing is to think of something nobody else is thinking of. "Ignorance is a sin" is not about knowledge - it's about wisdom.



While it may be that ignorance is a sin, it's impossible to know everything.



Stories are better when they have an ending, are they not?

Horo said:


When the time comes, I may need to borrow your chest to cry upon. That's one promise I'll need from you.

Horo said:


The world is indeed full of malice, but there are some pitfalls one can avoid as long as one knows of them- ignorance is a sin, after all.



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