There’s no power in puppeting fools, especially one who’d sooner fondle his sorceress than listen to her.
The ability to create life, real life, they take that from you. And then send you out, so the only family, the only loyalty you have, is to them. And you’ll trade it all for what? Looks that never change. A court full of idiots.[to students, about Aretuza]
The most important thing they teach you at Aretuza isn’t magic. It’s to make people in power believe anything you want them to.[to Cahir]
Remember what you have. Magic. It’s lodged in you. Like a spiked arrow. It wounds you. Deeply. But it’s a strange sort of pain. Combined with bliss. Trust me. It’s all you’ll ever need. It’s everything.[to Ciri]