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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
Michael Scott, The Warlock
“OK," Josh said evenly, "I've seen men made of mud, I guess I can accept spying rats. Do they talk?" he wondered aloud.
Don't be ridiculous," Flamel snapped, "They're rats."
Josh really didn't think it was a ridiculous suggestion.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“The strong survive, but the courageous triumph.”
Michael Scott, The Warlock
“I like places like this," he announced.

I like old places too," Josh said, "but what's to like about a place like this?"

The king spread his arms wide. "What do you see?"

Josh made a face. "Junk. Rusted tractor, broken plow, old bike."

Ahh...but I see a tractor that was once used to till these fields. I see the plow it once pulled. I see a bicycle carefully placed out of harm's way under a table."

Josh slowly turned again, looking at the items once more.

And i see these things and I wonder at the life of the person who carefully stored the precious tractor and plow in the barn out of the weather, and placed their bike under a homemade table."

Why do you wonder?" Josh asked. "Why is it even important?"

Because someone has to remember," Gilgamesh snapped, suddenly irritated. "Some one has to remember the human who rode the bike and drove the tractor, the person who tilled the fields, who was born and lived and died, who loved and laughed and cried, the person who shivered in the cold and sweated in the sun." He walked around the barn again, touching each item, until his palm were red with rust." It is only when no one remembers, that you are truely lost. That is the true death.”
Michael Scott, The Sorceress
“When in doubt, we follow our hearts. Words can be false, images and sounds can be manipulated. But this...' He tapped his chest, over his heart. 'This is always true.”
Michael Scott, The Enchantress
“I spend all my time trying to keep thoughts away and ignore them....But here you are, trying to remember your own life, writing your thoughts down so that you don't forget. I suddenly realized what it would be like not to know, not to remember.”
Michael Scott, The Sorceress
“we are nothing more than the sum of our memories and experiences”
Michael Scott, The Sorceress
“At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“You must learn to heed your senses. Humans use but a tiny percentage of theirs. They barely look, they rarely listen, they never smell, and they think that they can only experience feelings through their skin. But they talk, oh, do they talk.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“The best lie is wrapped around a core of truth.”
Michael Scott, The Magician
“Every story starts with an idea, but it is the characters that move this idea forward.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“If you tell people everything you take away their opportunity to learn.”
Michael Scott, The Magician
“You are not living, you are surviving.”
Michael Scott, The Necromancer
“What is the greatest mistake a parent can make?' she asked. 'To believe that your children will be just like you.”
Michael Scott, The Enchantress
“Great change always comes down to the actions of a single person.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“Magic is really only the utilization of the entire spectrum of the senses. Humans have cut themselves off from their senses. Now they see only a tiny portion of the visible spectrum, hear only the loudest of sounds, their sense of smell is shockingly poor and they can only distinguish the sweetest and sourest of tastes.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“it is only when no one remembers that you are truly lost. That is the true death.”
Michael Scott, The Sorceress
“But what science cannot understand, it dismisses.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“A warrior with a cause is the most dangerous soldier of all”
Michael Scott, The Enchantress
“The line between confidence and arrogance is very fine, Josh,” Flamel said quietly. “And the line between arrogance and stupidity even finer. Sophie,” he added, without looking at her.”
Michael Scott, The Sorceress
“Good or bad is a matter of perspective. I met an immortal hunami once, a man called William Shakespeare, who wrote that there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
Michael Scott, The Necromancer
“Some stories wait their turn to be told, others just tap you on the shoulder and insist you tell them.”
Michael Scott
“Often the greatest act of courage is admitting that one has made a mistake. [...] Follow your hearts. Protect one another, trust one another, because, at the end of the day, all of these people want something from you, or want you to do something for them, or be something that you are not. Your own responsibility is to one another.”
Michael Scott, The Necromancer
“We do not always get what we want. Sometimes life presents us with surprises.”
Michael Scott, The Enchantress
“To remain unknown in this modern world: that, indeed, is real power.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“Once you have been touched by magic, you are forever changed. You leave a trail.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“Niten's eyes didn't move, but a trace of a smile curled his lips. "I do not need my eyes to tell me where I'm going."
"I have no idea what that means," Josh said. "Is it like some sort of ninja trick?"
Niten shot Josh a warning look. "Whatever you do, don't mention-"
It was too late. In the backseat Aoife stirred. "Ninjas," she spat. "Why is everyone so obsessed with ninjas? They were never that good. And they were cowards, sneaking around in their black pajamas, stabbing their victims with poisoned darts. I hate ninjas-they have no honor.”
Michael Scott, The Necromancer
“So the captain, the first officer and the ship's doctor and sometimes the engineer all beam down to a planet. Together."
"The entire complement of the senior officers?"
Billy nodded
"And who has the command of the ship?"
"I don't know. Junior officers I guess."
"If they worked for me I would have them court-martialed. That sounds like a dereliction of duty."
"I know. I know. I always thought it odd myself. But that's not the point."
"What is the point?"
"They're usually accompanied by a guy in the red shirt. Always a crew member you've never seen before. And as soon as you see the shirt, you know he's going to die.”
Michael Scott, The Enchantress
“Love is the water of life, drink deeply.”
Michael Scott, The Alchemyst
“There was no honor in war, less in killing, and none in dying. But there was true dignity in how men comported themselves in battle. And there was always honor to be found in standing for a just cause and defending the defenseless.”
Michael Scott, The Enchantress

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