Oath Quotes

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Cassandra Clare
“I think everything that happened in Idris-Valentine, Max, Hodge, even Sebastian-I kept shoving it all down, trying to forget, but it's catching up with me. I... I'll get help. I'll get better. I promise."

"You promise."

"I swear on the Angel." He ducked his head down, kissed her cheek.

"The hell with that. I swear on us.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

J.R.R. Tolkien
“But I am the real Strider, fortunately. I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Rick Riordan
“As his raft skimmed over the water, taking him back to the mortal world, he understood a line from the Prophecy better-an oath to keep with a final breath.
He understood how dangerous oaths could be. But Leo didn't care.
"I'm coming back for you, Calypso," he said to the night wind. "I swear it on the River Styx.”
Rick Riordan

Terry Pratchett
“I comma square bracket recruit's name square bracket comma do solemnly swear by square bracket recruit's deity of choice square bracket to uphold the Laws and Ordinances of the City of Ankh-Morpork comma serve the public truƒt comma and defend the ƒubjects of his ƒtroke her bracket delete whichever is inappropriate bracket Majeƒty bracket name of reigning monarch bracket without fear comma favour comma or thought of perƒonal ƒafety semi-colon to purƒue evildoers and protect the innocent comma comma laying down my life if neceƒsary in the cauƒe of said duty comma so help me bracket aforeƒaid deity bracket full stop Gods Save the King stroke Queen bracket delete whichever is inappropriate bracket full stop.”
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch

Laura Thalassa
“And the mountains may rise and fall, and the sun might wither away, and the sea may claim the land and swallow the sky. But you will always be mine. And the stars might fall from the heavens, and night might cloak the earth, but until darkness dies, I will always be yours.”
Laura Thalassa, Rhapsodic
tags: des, oath

J.R. Ward
“One thing, though," Qhuinn murmured.
The voice that came out his throat was unlike anything he'd ever heard from himself before. "If any guy breaks your heart or treats you like shit, I will bust him apart with my bare hands and leave his broken, bloody body for the sun."
Blay's laughter rumbled around the tiled walls. "Of course you will--"
"I'm dead fucking serious."
Blay's blue eyes shot over his shoulder.
"If there are any who dare to hurt you," Qhuinn growled in the Old Language, "I shall see them staked afore me and shall leave their bodies in ruin.”
J.R. Ward, Lover Enshrined

Cassandra Clare
“Listen to me. I am leaving, but I am living. I will not be gone from you entirely, Will. When you fight now, I will be still by you. When you walk in the world, I will be the light at your side, the ground steady under your feet, the force that drives the sword in your hand. We are bound, beyond the oath. The Marks did not change that. The oath did not change that. It merely gave words to something that existed already.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Princess

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I will not hide my tastes or aversions. I will so trust that what is deep is holy, that I will do strongly before the sun and moon whatever only rejoices me, and the heart appoints”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Brent Weeks
“I am Sa’kagé a lord of shadows. I claim the shadows that the Shadow may not. I am the strong arm of deliverance. I am Shadowstrider. I am the Scales of Justice. I am He-Who-Guards-Unseen. I am Shadowslayer. I am Nameless. The coranti shall not go unpunished. My way is hard but I serve unbroken. In ignobility nobility. In shame honor. In darkness light. I will do justice and love mercy. Until the king returns I shall not lay my burden down.”

--(Durzo Blint to Jorses Alkestes, quoted to Skylar at the edge of Ezra's Forest.)”
Brent Weeks, Beyond the Shadows

J.R.R. Tolkien
“For so sworn good or evil an oath may not be broken and it shall pursue oathkeeper and oathbreaker to the world's end.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

William Shakespeare
“His jest shall savour but a shallow wit, when thousands more weep than did laugh it.”
William Shakespeare, Henry V

Jacqueline Carey
“It is not everyday that one learns an entire militia has sworn unbeknownest to obey you”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Elizabeth Lim
“You are my oath now, Maia Tamarin. And you'll never be free of me.”
Elizabeth Lim, Spin the Dawn

Cassandra Clare
“If aught but death part thee and me, Emma,” he said, and pressed his lips to the strands. Emma closed her eyes as she whispered, “Julian. Julian. If aught but death part thee and me.”
Cassandra Clare, Queen of Air and Darkness

Holly Black
“I forbid you from speaking aloud about your service to me. I forbid you from putting it into writing or into song. You will never tell anyone of the Roach. You will never tell anyone of any of my spies. You will never reveal their secrets, their meeting places, their safe houses. So long as I live, you will obey this.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Shayla Black
“Become a part of me, as I become a part of you. And ever after, I promise myself to thee. Each day we share, I shall be honest, good, and true. If this you seek, heed my Call. From this moment on, there is no other for me but you”
Shayla Black

Shayla Black
“As I become a part of you, you become a part of me. I will be honest, good, and true. I heed your Call. 'Tis you I seek. From this moment on, there is no other for me but you.”
Shayla Black

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The real promise in too many promises is a promise that I’m going to be disappointed.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Lesley Livingston
“This oath is the oath we all swear. Not to a god, or a master, or to the Ludu Achillea...but to our sisters who stand here with us. Our sisters. This is the oath that binds us all, one to one, all to all, so that we are no longer free. We belong to each other. We are bound to each other. In swearing to each other, we free ourselves from the outside world, from the world of men, from those who would seek to bind us to Fate and that which would make us slaves. We sacrifice our liberty so that, ultimately, we can be truly free.”
Lesley Livingston, The Valiant

V.S. Carnes
“Just say, dakhilak.”
Without hesitation, “Dakhilak.”
He nodded. Her accent was getting no better. “Now, you can never take it back.”
“Well, what does it mean? Thank you?”
She should have asked sooner. He didn’t turn to meet the gaze he felt on him, his voice full of sand, his stomach sick. “It gives me charge of your life.”
V.S. Carnes

Herman Melville
“I, Ishmael, was one of that crew; my shouts had gone up with the rest; my oath had been welded with theirs; and stronger I shouted, and more did I hammer and clinch my oath, because of the dread in my soul. A wild. mystical, sympathetical feeling was in me; Ahab's quenchless feud seemed mine. With greedy ears I learned the history of that murderous monster against whom I and all the others had taken our oaths of violence and revenge.”
Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, the Whale

Mercedes Lackey
“We, the Sworn Sisterhood, do solemnly vow to take back Acadia from those who are responsible for the scourge of the dragon and the tempests. We will fight them with our hands and our weapons. We will fight them with the power of our conviction. We will face the enemy without fear. We will take the enemy down and bring the enemy to justice and there is nothing that can stand in our way.”
Mercedes Lackey, One Good Knight

William Shakespeare
“I'll follow this good man, and go with you;
And, having sworn truth, ever will be true.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Enock Maregesi
“Ukila kiapo cha uaminifu, kwa mfano, kwa jina la Mwenyezi Mungu, kisha uaminifu huo ukakushinda, nini kitatokea? Laana! Yaani, badala ya kubarikiwa, utalaaniwa na Mungu.”
Enock Maregesi

Leigh Bardugo
“Jer molle pe poner. Enel mordió je nej afval trohem verretn."
I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“I never violate my oaths or my codes... Only international laws.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Fury

Steven Magee
“My disability judge brought an expert witness to the court that clearly stated under oath that there was no job that I could do in the national economy. As such, I was very surprised to be denied my disability benefits.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Trumper: Definition – A person that lies under oath to keep their job.”
Steven Magee

Giorgio Agamben
“But this means that, as is evident in the Sondergötter, in its originary core the god who presides over the singular activity and the singular situation is nothing other than the very name of the activity and the situation. What is divinized in the Sondergötter is the very event of the name: nomination itself, which isolates and renders recognizable a gesture, an act, a thing, creates a 'special god', is a 'momentary divinity'. The nomen is immediately numen and the numen immediately nomen. Here we have something like the foundation or the originary core of that testimonial and guaranteeing function of language that, according to the traditional interpretation, the god came to assume in the oath. Like the Sondergott, the god invoked in the oath is not properly the witness of the assertion or the imprecation: he represents, he is the very event of language in which words and things are indissolubly linked. Every naming, every act of speech is, in this sense, an oath, in which the logos (the speaker in the logos) pledges to fulfill his word, swears on its truthfulness, on the correspondence between words and things that is realized in it. And the name of the god is only the seal of this force of logos - or, in the case in which it falls into perjury, of the male-diction that has been brought into being.”
Giorgio Agamben, The Omnibus Homo Sacer

“Those who betray an oath of loyalty and commitment are in training to become a master of deceit and deception.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 2016

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