Serafina Pekkala Quotes in The Golden Compass
"We are all subject to the fates. But we must all act as if we are not," said the witch, "or die of despair."
"When bears act like people, perhaps they can be tricked," said Serafina Pekkala. "When bears act like bears, perhaps they can't. No bear would normally drink spirits. Iorek Byrnison drank to forget the shame of exile, and it was only that which let the Trollesund people trick him."