Lie about whatever you want. Lie about the Oblation Board. The Magisterium. Lie about the girl. But do not lie about your ambition, your work, or who you truly are.[to Marisa]
He’s not the real king. He doesn’t even act like one. You do. Show him he’s nothing.[to Iorek, about Iofur]
Bears see tricks and deceit as plain as arms and legs. We can see in a way humans have forgotten. You cannot trick a bear.