She taught me I should never do anything in private that I didn’t want talked about in public, and cautioned me to not talk in my sleep.
But for most practical purposes Tarbean had two pieces: Waterside and Hillside. Waterside is where people are poor. That makes them beggars, thieves, and whores. Hillside is where people are rich. That makes them solicitors, politicians, and courtesans.
There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
“Do not mistake me for my mask. You see light dappling on the water and forget the deep, cold dark beneath.”