- "Study and meditation, that's what the true mage craves. And this is the perfect guildhall for such activities—provided you can ignore the temptations of Anvil's more illicit entertainments."
- "We really need to get more organized. So many of our books have yet to be sorted and cataloged, and I hate to see perfectly good volumes stacked up like so much cord wood instead of being shelved for easy access. Perhaps I should hire an intern ...."