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“Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?”
Christopher Paolini
“Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“Because you can't argue with all the fools in the world. It's easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they're not paying attention.”
Christopher Paolini
“People have an annoying habit of remembering things they shouldn't.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Eragon looked back at him, confused. "I don't understand."
"Of course you don't," said Brom impatiently. "That's why I'm teaching you and not the other way around.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Without fear there cannot be courage.”
Christopher Paolini
“Wise? No, I simply learned to think.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered... . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don't follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge. Be careful with your money. Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“It's amazing that a man who is dead can talk to people through these pages. As long as this books survives, his ideas live.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They'll not be able to once you lop off their heads.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon, Eldest & Brisingr
“I always say, better ask forgiveness than permission.”
Christopher Paolini
“If anything happens, I'm going to pin you to my back and never let you off."
I love you too."
- Saphira and Eragon”
Christopher Paolini
“Perhaps not one religion contains all of the truth of the world. Perhaps every religion contains fragments of the truth, and it is our responsibility to identify those fragments and piece them together.”
Christopher Paolini, Brisingr
“Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“One part brave, three parts fool!”
Christopher Paolini
“After all, how can a mere dragon expect to tell a man like yourself what to do? In fact, everyone should stand in awe of your brilliance of finding the only dead end.
- Saphira”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Life is both pain and pleasure. If this is the price you must pay for the hours you enjoy, is it too much?”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“Mmm....she's doomed! You're doomed!! They're all doomed! Notice I didn't specify what kind of doom, so no matter what happens, I predicted it. How very WISE of me.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
Have I ever told you how glad I am we're not enemies? Eragon asked.
No, but it's very sweet of you.
Eragon to Saphira”
Christopher Paolini, Brisingr
“Into the sky to win or die.”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“It's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
- Brom”
Christopher Paolini, Eragon
“Find peace in where and what you are.”
Christopher Paolini
“Let no man, in whatever rank or superiority, control your mind and tell you what to do”
Christopher Paolini
“The purpose of life is not to do what we want but what needs to be done.”
Christopher Paolini, Brisingr
“....avoid roasted cabbage, do not eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!"
-Angela”
Christopher Paolini, Eldest
“Saphira waved her tail, the tip whistling loudly. "I'm not asking you to. However, if we attack first, we may gain the advantage."
"Have you gone crazy? They'll..." Eragon's voice trailed off as he thought about it. "They won't be able to do a thing."
"Exactly," said Saphira. "We can inflict lots of damage from a safe height."
"Let's drop rocks on them!”
Christopher Paolini

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