You can’t put a price on wisdom.
There is no conjuring something from nothing. There is a give and a take.
Some see secrets as a privilege of ruling. They are burdens, not part of the reward. They are the cost.
Magic is not a weapon, it is a gift. But it always comes with a price.
Being grown’s got a price. Kid gets slapped when he’s bad. When you’re grown, you get the fist. Or the knife.
At these prices, I cannot afford another funeral.