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  • #1
    Robert Jordan
    “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.”
    Robert Jordan

  • #2
    Robert Jordan
    “If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips.”
    Robert Jordan

  • #3
    Robert Jordan
    “Time to toss the dice”
    Robert Jordan

  • #4
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #5
    George R.R. Martin
    “Winter is coming.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #6
    George R.R. Martin
    “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #7
    Haruki Murakami
    “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”
    Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

  • #8
    Haruki Murakami
    “I dream. Sometimes I think that's the only right thing to do.”
    Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart

  • #9
    William Gibson
    “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.

    The Economist, December 4, 2003
    William Gibson

  • #10
    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

  • #11
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #12
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #13
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe

  • #14
    Brandon Sanderson
    “My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I'm quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

  • #15
    Brandon Sanderson
    “I've always been very confident in my immaturity.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

  • #16
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker

  • #17
    Brian Jacques
    “Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”
    Brian Jacques, Taggerung

  • #18
    Margaret Weis
    “Hope is the denial of reality. It is the carrot dangled before the draft horse to keep him plodding along in a vain attempt to reach it."

    "Are you saying we shouldn't hope?"

    "I'm saying we should remove the carrot and walk forward with our eyes open!”
    Margaret Weis

  • #19
    Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another What! You
    “Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #20
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #21
    C.S. Lewis
    “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
    C.S. Lewis
    tags: god

  • #22
    C.S. Lewis
    “I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #23
    C.S. Lewis
    “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #24
    Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
    “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #25
    William Goldman
    “Good night, Westley. Good work. Sleep well. I'll most likely kill you in the morning.”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride

  • #26
    William Goldman
    “Inconceivable!"
    "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride

  • #27
    William Goldman
    “Cynics are simply thwarted romantics.”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride

  • #28
    William Goldman
    “We’ll never survive!”
    “Nonsense. You’re only saying that because no one ever has.”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride

  • #29
    William Goldman
    “You seem a decent fellow," Inigo said. "I hate to kill you."
    You seem a decent fellow," answered the man in black. "I hate to die.”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride

  • #30
    William Goldman
    “Now what happens?" asked the man in black.
    "We face each other as God intended," Fezzik said. "No tricks, no weapons, skill against skill alone."
    "You mean you'll put down your rock and I'll put down my sword and we'll try to kill each other like civilized people, is that it?”
    William Goldman, The Princess Bride



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