Ogre Enchanted

“That fool of a fairy Lucinda did not intend to lay a curse on me. She meant to bestow a gift. When I cried inconsolably through my first hour of life, my tears were her inspiration. Shaking her head sympathetically at Mother, the fairy touched my nose. "My gift is obedience. Ella will always be obedient. Now stop crying, child." I stopped.”

Charlie Hernández and the League of Shadows

"It had definitely taken me a while, but I'd learned something from all this... I'd realized that the things about yourself that make you feel awkward or different or drive you completely crazy are the same things that make you you. You can't cry it away; you can't even wish it away. But once you accept yourself - everything about yourself (especially the weird parts) - you'll finally be free to be you. And that is a powerful thing. A very powerful thing."

Ranger’s Apprentice #7: Erak’s Ransom

“Would you trust him with your life, Halt?" Gilan interrupted, and Halt looked up at him. "Yes," he said quietly. Gilan patted his shoulder once more. "Then trust him with his own," he said simply.”

Entwined

“'He's around the twist,' said Azalea. 'Breaking all the windows? He's mad.' 'Ah, no,' said the King. 'It's only madness if you actually do it. If you want to break all the windows in the house and drown yourself in a bucket but don't actually do it, well, that's love.”