Fantasy Books Quotes

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“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake.

Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.”
George R.R. Martin

Patrick Rothfuss
“If you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you're at it? Go ahead. Nothing's off limits. But the endless possibility of the genre is a trap. It's easy to get distracted by the glittering props available to you and forget what you're supposed to be doing: telling a good story. Don't get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That's a story. Handled properly, it's more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.”
Patrick Rothfuss

Paul Cude
“Would you like me to put you out of your misery, before I put you out of your misery?”
Paul Cude, Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past

Naomi Novik
“They all had stories. They had mothers or fathers, sisters or lovers. They weren't alone in the world, mattering to no one but themselves. It seemed utterly wrong to treat them like pennies in a purse. I felt the soldiers understood perfectly well that we were making sums out of them-- this many safe to spend, this number too high, as if each one wasn't a whole man.”
Naomi Novik, Uprooted

Gena Showalter
“CPR dummy looked like him and had clearly been stabbed. Repeatedly. In the groin. He thought she might have used the dummy for target practice, and tried not to be offended. Key word: tried.”
Gena Showalter, The Darkest Secret

Sarah J. Maas
“Power lay in her hand. Death gripped her by the other.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Silver Flames

Greg Hamerton
“If you see the dragon fly,
best you drink the flagon dry.”
Greg Hamerton, Second Sight

Naomi Novik
“They come and go like seasons, the winter that gives no thought to the spring.”
Naomi Novik, Uprooted

Greg Hamerton
“Those who try to juggle wisdom, power and greed, drop one of the balls, every time.”
Greg Hamerton, The Riddler's Gift

Wendy Froud
“My mother used to read to me every night when I was little. We got through most of the major fantasy books of that time. The Narnia books by C.S. Lewis were my favorites and, later, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. I started making dolls to fill in the gaps of the dolls I had. Obviously we couldn't buy centaurs and fauns and elves and fairies, so I made them to play with the normal dolls I had. I must have been about six years old when I started making fantasy dolls.”
Wendy Froud

Greg Hamerton
“How can you understand the language of music, if you will not be an instrument?”—Zarost”
Greg Hamerton, Second Sight

K.A.Z. Violin
“Ketika kau memiliki firasat buruk tentang kehilangan orang yang paling berharga, kau akan mencoba untuk tidak mempercayainya. Tetapi jika kelak firasat itu semakin nyata, kau akan melakukan apa pun untuk menjaga orang yang paling berharga itu. Sekalipun akhirnya kau tetap kehilangannya!”
K.A.Z_Violin, Eldar: Violin & Negeri Salju Abadi

Denise Verrico
“I've been called many things in my time, but never a conduit of divinity- Cedric MacKinnon, My Fearful Symmetry”
Denise Verrico

“He was aware that darkness could take root in pristine gardens, and even good men could fall to shadow.”
Ella Rose Carlos, A Long Lost Fantasy

“People that are lazy don't get anything accomplished. It's People like me that are reliable.”
Richard W. Todd

M. Scott Verne
“I do tasks for the gods, usually things like tracking down rare items or taking someone safely to a destination."
D'Molay the Freeman Tracker”
M.Scott Verne, City of the Gods: Forgotten

K.R. Fraser
“Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the decision to move forward in spite of that fear.”
K.R. Fraser, Blood Feud

“It is your true destiny. It was only a matter of time before you found it and it found you.”
M.J. Irving, Nova's Quest for the Enchanted Chalice

James Barclay
“A door opened ahead. Ilkar came out and walked down to him.
"Hirad, we're in trouble."
"Glad you noticed.”
James Barclay, Nightchild

Relynn Wicks
“With love comes sacrifice. With love comes honor.”
Relynn Wicks, The Heathen King

Tyeshia Sturgis
“Expand your mind and explore every possibility. Use your pen as your voice and express your heart through the words on your paper.”
Tyeshia Sturgis

Raquel Pastor Martín
“¡Si tan solo pudiera usar mi magia se acabarían mis problemas!"

Veëna de Vengefir”
Raquel Pastor Martín, Magia prohibida.

“You must give magic to receive magic.”
M.J. Irving, Nova's Quest for the Enchanted Chalice

“Beauty can sometimes be pretty awful if you ask me.”
M.J. Irving, Nova's Quest for the Enchanted Chalice

“Don’t all good leaders have their forbidden secret weapons?”
M.J. Irving, Nova's Quest for the Enchanted Chalice

N.D. Jones
“Even when you love with all you are, life will demand parts of your heart and soul. Sometimes, life takes more than you think you have to give. The question then becomes, Great Cat of the Nation of Swiftborne, when life rips out your heart and drops it at your feet, what will you do?”
N.D. Jones, Mafdet's Claws

Peter Gribble
“Pleasure counterbalanced training, both at odds with civic behavior. The first softened her, rendering her vulnerable, the other fostered criminal resolve.”
Peter Gribble, Threat

Peter Gribble
“In the middle of lovemaking, Nashla made a casual announcement. “It’s been decided. It’s time you learn about poisons.”
Peter Gribble, Threat

Marion Zimmer Bradley
“Morgana: ai miei tempi sono stata chiamata in molti modi: sorella, amante, sacerdotessa, maga, regina. Ora in verità, sono una maga e forse verrà un giorno in cui queste cose dovranno esser conosciute. E ora che il mondo è cambiato e Artù, mio fratello e amante, che fu re e sarà re, giace morto nell’isola Sacra di Avalon, la storia deve esser narrata com’era prima che i preti del Cristo Bianco venissero a costellarla di santi e leggende.”
Marion Zimmer Bradley, Le nebbie di Avalon - Parte 2

Suzy  Davies
“Quite soon, she would tell the secret. Mrs. Chapman put away her work in the long, wooden chest in her bedroom. For a few minutes, she peered through the frosty glass of her bedroom window, watching the snow tumble, earthwards. Then, the last drop of light was squeezed out from and ink black sky”
Suzy Davies

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