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  • #1
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #2
    Victor Hugo
    “A cannonball travels only two thousand miles an hour; light travels two hundred thousand miles a second. Such is the superiority of Jesus Christ over Napoleon.”
    Victor Hugo

  • #3
    Margaret Mitchell
    “That's what's wrong with you. All your beaux have respected you too much, though God knows why, or they have been too afraid of you to really do right by you. The result is that you are unendurably uppity. You should be kissed and by someone who knows how.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #4
    Markus Zusak
    “Sometimes I think my papa is an accordion. When he looks at me and smiles and breathes, I hear the notes.”
    Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

  • #5
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #6
    Pierce Brown
    “I look at him for a moment. Words are a weapon stronger than he knows. And songs are even greater. The words wake the mind. The melody wakes the heart. I come from a people of song and dance. I don’t need him to tell me the power of words. But I smile nonetheless.”
    Pierce Brown, Red Rising

  • #7
    Shel Silverstein
    “If you are a dreamer come in
    If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
    A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
    If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
    For we have some flax golden tales to spin
    Come in!
    Come in!”
    Shel Silverstein

  • #8
    Robin Hobb
    “To finally confront the worst there is, to look it squarely in the face and say, "I know you. You have hurt me, almost to death, but still I live. And I will go on living.”
    Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin

  • #9
    “I was the Fool and the Fool was me. He was the Catalyst and so was I. We were two halves of a whole, sundered and come together again. For an instant I knew him in his entirety, complete and magical, and then he was pulling apart from me, laughing, a bubble inside me, separate and unknowable, yet joined to me. "You do love me !" I was incredulous. He had never truly believed it before. "Before, it was words. I always feared it war born of pity. But you are truly my friend. This is knowing. This is feeling what you feel for me. So this is the Skill". For a moment he reveled in simple recognition.”
    Robin Hobb, Assassin's Quest

  • #10
    Robin Hobb
    “Everyone thinks that courage is about facing death without flinching. But almost anyone can do that. Almost anyone can hold their breath and not scream for as long as it takes to die.

    True courage is about facing life without flinching. I don't mean the times when the right path is hard, but glorious at the end. I'm talking about enduring the boredom, the messiness, and the inconvenience of doing what is right.

    ~Amber”
    Robin Hobb, The Mad Ship

  • #11
    Robin Hobb
    “In that last dance of chances

    I shall partner you no more.

    I shall watch another turn you

    As you move across the floor.


    In that last dance of chances

    When I bid your life goodbye

    I will hope she treats you kindly.

    I will hope you learn to fly.


    In that last dance of chances

    When I know you'll not be mine

    I will let you go with longing

    And the hope that you'll be fine.


    In that last dance of chances

    We shall know each other's minds.

    We shall part with our regrets

    When the tie no longer binds.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Fate

  • #12
    Robin Hobb
    “Stop longing.You poison today’s ease, reaching always for tomorrow.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

  • #13
    Robin Hobb
    “Death is always less painful and easier than life! You speak true. And yet we do not, day to day, choose death. Because ultimately, death is not the opposite of life, but the opposite of choice. Death is what you get when there are no choices left to make.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

  • #14
    Robin Hobb
    “But a living is not a life.”
    Robin Hobb, Assassin's Quest

  • #15
    Robin Hobb
    “His absence seemed a solid thing, a burden I must carry in addition to my grief... Yet I knew I would continue to live. Sometimes that knowledge seemed the worst part of my loss.”
    Robin Hobb, Golden Fool

  • #16
    Robin Hobb
    “One can only walk so far from one's true self before the bond either snaps, or pulls one back.”
    Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin

  • #17
    Robin Hobb
    “Sorrow and loss never die. We can put them away in a chest and lock it tight, but whenever it is opened, even a crack, the aroma of lost sweetness will rise to fill our lungs to heaviness.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Quest

  • #18
    Robin Hobb
    “Ah, Beloved. Of all the things I must bid farewell to, you are the most difficult to lose. Forgive me that I have avoided you. Better, perhaps, that we make a space between us and become accustomed to it before fate forces that upon us.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Fate

  • #19
    Robin Hobb
    “If a man does not die of a wound, then it heals in some fashion, and so it is with loss. From the sharp pain of immediate berevement, both the Prince and I passed into the gray days of numb bewilderment and waiting. So grief has always seemed to me, a time of waiting not for the hurt to pass, but to become accustomed to it.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

  • #20
    Robin Hobb
    “Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But they grieve for many years.”
    Robin Hobb, Assassin's Apprentice

  • #21
    Robin Hobb
    “You know what I feel for you. You have known it for years. Let us not, you and I, alone here, pretend that you don’t. You know I love you. I always have. I always will”
    Robin Hobb, Golden Fool
    tags: love

  • #22
    Robin Hobb
    “Wait for you? Not likely. I've always had to run ahead of you and show you the way.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

  • #23
    Robin Hobb
    “When we are children, we believe that our elders know all and that even when we cannot understand the world, they can make sense of it. Even after we are grown, in moments of fear or sorrow, we still turn instinctively to the older generation, hoping to finally learn some great hidden lesson about death and pain. Only to learn instead that the only lesson is that life goes on.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

  • #24
    Robin Hobb
    “We are pack!”
    Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin

  • #25
    Robin Hobb
    “To every creature is given both a place and a time, and when that time is over, we have to let them go.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

  • #26
    Robin Hobb
    “You have been with me, as close as the tips of my fingers, even when we were years and seas apart. Your being was like the hum of a plucked string at the edge of my hearing, or a scent carried on a breeze. Did not you feel it so?”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

  • #27
    Robin Hobb
    “Leave off sniffing the carcass of your old life-do you enjoy unending pain? There is no shame in walking away from bones. Nor is there any special wisdom in injuring oneself over and over. What is your loyalty to that pain? To abandon it will not lessen you.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand
    tags: pain, past

  • #28
    Robin Hobb
    “The loneliness that can never be filled by anyone except the one whose loss created the absence;”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Assassin

  • #29
    Robin Hobb
    “Life is a balance. We tend to forget that as we go blithely from day to day. We eat and drink and sleep and assume that we will always rise up the next day, that meals and rest will always replenish us. Injuries we expect to heal, and pain to lessen as times goes by. Even when we are faced with wounds that heal more slowly, with pain that lessens by day only to return in full force at nightfall, even when sleep does not leave us rested, we still expect that somehow tomorrow all will come back into balance and that we will go on. At some point, the exquisite balance has tipped, and despite all our flailing efforts, we begin the slow fall from the body that maintains itself to the body that struggles, nails clawing, to cling to what it used to be.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Errand

  • #30
    Robin Hobb
    “I tried to unbelieve that it had happened, to force time back by sheer effort of will.”
    Robin Hobb, Fool's Fate



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