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This is a page for interesting quotes from the First Law trilogy and subsequent books.

The Blade ItselfEdit

Every man has his excuses, and the more vile the man becomes, the more touching the story has to be. What is my story now, I wonder?

Glokta, Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

Fear is a good friend to the hunted, it’s kept me alive this long. The dead are fearless, and I don’t care to join them.

Logen, Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

"Stands. Seating." Logen stared vacantly back at him. How could something stand and sit at once? "For the Contest!"

Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

So this is Bayaz. He threw himself down in the one intact chair, moving with none of the grace one would expect from an important historical figure.

Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

"Hoff," snorted West. "Even here he takes the King’s place. Why doesn’t he just put the crown on and have done with it?"

Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

But then he’d always been lucky with fights. Lucky at getting out of them alive. Not so lucky with the getting into them.

–About Logen, Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

"Dagoska," whispered Yulwei[...]. "A little splinter of the Union, stuck into Gurkhul like a thorn. A thorn in the Emperor’s pride."

Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

"Say one thing for the First of the Magi, say he’s a cheating bastard," growled Logen.

Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

Kanedias never worked with gold. He did not like pretty things. He liked things that worked.

Bayaz, Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself

Before They Are HangedEdit

Last Argument of KingsEdit

Best Served ColdEdit

The HeroesEdit

Red CountryEdit

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