Quotes About Kvothe

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Patrick Rothfuss
“It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“Vashet: “I will admit, I’ve never had a studen offer himself up for a vicious beating in order to prove he’s worth my time.”
Kvothe: “That was nothing. Once I jumped off a roof.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“Sought we the Scrivani word-work of Surthur
Long-lost in ledger all hope forgotten.
Yet fast-found for friendship fair the book-bringer
Hot comes the huntress Fela, flushed with finding
Breathless her breast her high blood rising
To ripen the red-cheek rouge-bloom of beauty.

“That sort of thing,” Simmon said absently, his eyes still scanning the pages in front of him.

I saw Fela turn her head to look at Simmon, almost as if she were surprised to see him sitting there.

No, it was almost as if up until that point, he’d just been occupying space around her, like a piece of furniture. But this time when she looked at him, she took all of him in. His sandy hair, the line of his jaw, the span of his shoulders beneath his shirt. This time when she looked, she actually saw him.

Let me say this. It was worth the whole awful, irritating time spent searching the Archives just to watch that moment happen. It was worth blood and the fear of death to see her fall in love with him. Just a little. Just the first faint breath of love, so light she probably didn’t notice it herself. It wasn’t dramatic, like some bolt of lightning with a crack of thunder following. It was more like when flint strikes steel and the spark fades almost too fast for you to see. But still, you know it’s there, down where you can’t see, kindling.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“You,” I said, “are sweet music in a distant room.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“I have, of course, been called many other things. Most of them uncouth, although very few were unearned”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“Elodin pointed down the street. "What color is that boy's shirt?"

"Blue."

"What do you mean by blue? Describe it."

I struggled for a moment, failed. "So blue is a name?"

"It is a word. Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a person love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man's will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself."

My head was swimming by this point. "I still don't understand."

He laid a hand on my shoulder. "Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself. Impossible. Confusing. Frustrating." He lifted his hands high above his head as if stretching for the sky. "But there are other ways to understanding!" he shouted, laughing like a child. He threw both arms to the cloudless arch of sky above us, still laughing. "Look!" he shouted tilting his head back. "Blue! Blue! Blue!”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“Sólo los sacerdotes y los locos no tienen miedo a nada, y yo nunca me he llevado muy bien con Dios”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“Oh no. He was emberant. Incarnadine. He was bright with better bright beneath, like copper-gilded gold.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Patrick Rothfuss
“I shook again, tasted plum, and suddenly the words were pouring out of me."She said I sang before I spoke. She said when I was just a baby she had the habit of humming when she held me. Nothing like a song. Just a descending third. Just a soothing sound. Then one day she was walking me around the camp, and she heard me echo it back to her. Two octaves higher. A tiny piping third. She said it was my first song. We sang it back and forth to each other. For years."I choked and clenched my teeth.
"You can say it,"Auri said softly."It's okay if you say it."
"I'm never going to see her again,"I choked out. Then I began to cry in earnest.
"It's okay,"Auri said softly."I'm here. You're safe.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“Maple. Maypole
Catch and carry.
Ash and Ember.
Elderberry.
Woolen. Woman.
Moon at night.
Willow. Window.
Candlelight.
Fallow farrow.
Ash and oak.
Bide and borrow.
Chimney smoke.
Barrel. Barley.
Stone and stave.
Wind and water.
Misbehave.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“So rather than risk saying the wrong thing, I said nothing.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
tags: kvothe

Patrick Rothfuss
“Utilizar palabras para hablar de palabras es como utilizar un lápiz para hacer un dibujo de ese lápiz sobre ese mismo lápiz. Imposible. Desconcertante. Frustrante.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“And it was a secret thing, of sorts. I have always had a weakness for secrets.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
tags: kvothe

Patrick Rothfuss
“I knew it to be good advice, and ignored it”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
tags: kvothe

Patrick Rothfuss
“We can't do anything but snap at each other," I said. "The masters made sure of that. Anything too extreme would get us expelled for Conduct Unbecoming a Member of the Arcanum. Why do you think I haven't made his life a hell?"
"You're lazy?" Wil suggested.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“Kvothe continued, smiling himself “I see you laugh. Very well, for simplicity’s sake, let us assume I am the center of creation. In doing this, let us pass over innumerable boring stories: the rise and fall of empires, sagas of heroism, ballads of tragic love. Let us hurry forward to the only tale of any real importance.” His smile broadened. “Mine.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“...and he was absolutely not a selas sort.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things
tags: kvothe

Patrick Rothfuss
“Maple. Maypole
Catch and carry.
Ash and Ember.
Elderberry.
Woolen. Woman.
Moon at night.
Willow. Window.
Candlelight.
Fallow farrow.
Ash and oak.
Bide and borrow.
Chimney smoke.
Barrel. Barley.
Stone and stave.
Wind and water.
Misbehave.Maple. Maypole
Catch and carry.
Ash and Ember.
Elderberry.
Woolen. Woman.
Moon at night.
Willow. Window.
Candlelight.
Fallow farrow.
Ash and oak.
Bide and borrow.
Chimney smoke.
Barrel. Barley.
Stone and stave.
Wind and water.
Misbehave.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“Si miramos el fuego es porque parpadea, porque resplandece. Lo que atrae nuestra mirada es la luz, pero lo que hace que un hombre se acerque al fuego no tiene nada que ver con su resplandor. Lo que te atrae del fuego es el calor que sientes cuando te acercas a él. Con Denna pasaba lo mismo.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“- Sí, es como la vida misma- replicó ella-. Nos gustan las cosas dulces, pero necesitamos las amargas.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“Todos nos convertimos en lo que pretendemos ser.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
tags: kvothe

Patrick Rothfuss
“-Una vez, uno de los maestros de la Universidad me dijo que había siete palabras que hacían que una mujer te amara. Estaba preguntándome cuáles serían esas siete palabras.
-¿Por eso hablas y hablas sin parar? ¿Confías en dar con ellas por casualidad?”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“Stories don’t need to be new to bring you joy. Some stories are like familiar friends. Some are dependable as bread.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
tags: kvothe

Patrick Rothfuss
“As above, so below”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“But only a fool claims there is no such thing as love. When you see two young ones taring at each other with dewy eyes, there it is. So thick you can spread it on your brread and eat it. When you see a mother with her child, you see love. When you feel it roil in your belly, you know what it is. Even if you cannot give voice to it in words.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“I am sorry to tell you this thing. Youu are a good man, and a pretty thing. But still, you are only a man. All you have to offer the world is your anger.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“A skilled observer might notice there was something his gaze avoided. The same way you avoid meeting the eye of an old lover at a formal dinner, or that of an old enemy sitting across the room in a crowded alehouse late at night.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“In closing, she advised me to drink more water, get some sleep, and suggested that in the future I refrain from strenuous physical activity in a hot room the day after falling off a roof.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Patrick Rothfuss
“Go out in the early days of winter, after the first cold snap of the season. Find a pool of water with a sheet of ice across the top, still fresh and new and clear as glass. Near the shore the ice will hold you. Slide out farther. Farther. Eventually you'll find the place where the surface just barely bears your weight. There you will feel what I felt. The ice splinters under your feet. Look down and you can see the white cracks darting through the ice like mad, elaborate spiderwebs. It is perfectly silent, but you can feel the sudden sharp vibrations through the bottoms of your feet.
That is what happened when Denna smiled at me.I don't mean to imply imply I felt as if I stood on brittle ice about to give way beneath me. No. I felt like the ice itself, suddenly shattered, with cracks spiraling out from where she had touched my chest. The only reason I held together was because my thousand pieces were all leaning together. If i moved, i feared I would fall apart.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss
“so höre denn, was zu hören lohnt: es fürchte der weise die nacht ohne mond.”
Patrick Rothfuss

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