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The Dragon Reborn (Wheel of Time, #3) The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan
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“Til shade is gone,
til water is gone
Into the shadow with teeth bared
Screaming defiance with the last breath
To spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
We danced among the lightning bolts,
and tore the world asunder.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Death comes to us all; we can only choose how to face it when it comes.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Always plan for the worst, child, that way all your surprises are pleasant ones.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Hammar moved to stand beside Galad, still groaning on the ground and trying to push himself up. The warder raised his voice to shout, “Who was the greatest blademaster of all time?’

From the throats of dozens of students came a massed bellow. “Jearom, Gaidin!”

“Yes!” Hammar shouted, turning to make sure all heard. “During his lifetime, Jearom fought over ten thousand times, in battle and single combat. He was defeated once. By a farmer with a quarterstaff! Remember that. Remember what you just saw.”

During his lifetime, the greatest blademaster fought over ten thousand times, in battle and single combat. He was defeated once. By a farmer with a quarterstaff! Remember that.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Does it make you brave to stick your hand in a bear's mouth? Would you do it again just because you didn't die?”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Remember that any meal can be your last. You chose to travel with us, so tonight you will eat fish. Tomorrow, you may die.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Should and would build no bridges.
-Lini”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Sandar came to stand beside him, frowning down at the crumpled High Lord. "He does not look so mighty lying there," he said wonderingly. "He does not look so much greater than me.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“The way back will come but once. Be steadfast.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“You wish me to tell you all of my secrets? I am grateful, but I am not in love.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“He did not think anyone needed to look after Nynaeve; around Nynaeve, to his mind, other people needed someone to look after them.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Kill a man who needs killing, and sometimes others pay for it. The question is, was it worth doing it anyway? There's always a balance, you know. Good and evil. Light and Shadow. We would not be human if there wasn't a balance.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“And his paths shall be many, and who shall know his name, for he shall be beorn among us many times, in many guises, as he has been and ever will be, time without end. His coming shall be like the sharp edge of the plow, turning our lives in furrows form out of the places where we lie in our silence. The breaker of binds; the forger of chains. The maker of futures; the unshaper of destiny.

-from Commentaries on the Prophecies of the Dragon, by Jurith Dorine, Right Hand to the Queen of Almoren, 742 AB, the Third Age”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“For the young, death is an enemy they wish to try their strength against. For those of us a little older, she is an old friend, an old lover, but one we are not eager to meet again soon.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“I am Rand al’Thor!” he called, so his voice rang through the chamber. “I am the Dragon Reborn!”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“If you can’t hide what you are going to do, do it so everybody thinks you are a fool.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Just because fate has chosen something for you instead of you choosing it for yourself doesn’t mean it has to be bad.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“A man is the easiest animal to put on a leash, and the hardest to keep leashed. Even when he chooses it himself.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Heart of the Dark. Ba’alzamon. Name hidden within name shrouded by name. Secret buried within secret cloaked by secret. Betrayer of Hope. Ishamael betrays all hope. Truth burns and sears. Hope fails before truth. A lie is our shield. Who can stand against the Heart of the Dark? Who can face the Betrayer of Hope? Soul of shadow, Soul of the Shadow, he is—”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“A pattern that is all one color is no pattern.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“I call myself Mandarb.” He could not stop the guffaw that burst out of him. Those tilted eyes regarded him with heat. “I will teach you something, farmboy.” Her voice remained level. Barely. “In the Old Tongue, Mandarb means ‘blade.’ It is a name worthy of a Hunter of the Horn!”
He managed to get his laughter under control, and hardly wheezed at all as he pointed to the rope pen between the masts. “You see that black stallion? His name is Mandarb.”
The heat went out of her eyes, and spots of color bloomed on her cheeks. “Oh.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“The only people I ever met who were sensible all the time were so boring that watching them could put you to sleep.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“The roar behind him was louder than anything he had ever heard in his life; a monstrous fist punched him in the back, knocking all the wind out of him even before he landed, sprawled on his belly on the wall top, barely holding on to his staff as it swung over the edge.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“It is time for you to go. Lan and I must be on our way to the Stone. There can be no waiting, now.” “No.” He said it quietly, but when Moiraine opened her mouth, he raised his voice. “No! I will not leave her!” The Aes Sedai took a deep breath. “Very well, Perrin.” Her voice was ice; calm, smooth, cold. “Remain if you wish. Perhaps you will survive this night. Lan!” She and the Warder strode down the hall to their rooms. In moments they returned, Lan wearing his color-changing cloak, and vanished down the stairs without another word to him. He stared through the open door at Faile. I have to do something. If it is like the wolf dreams. . . . “Perrin,” came Loial’s deep rumble, “what is this about Faile?” The Ogier came striding down the hall in his shirtsleeves, ink on his fingers and a pen in his hand. “Lan told me I had to go, and then he said something about Faile, in a trap. What did he mean?” Distractedly, Perrin told him what Moiraine had said. It might work. It might. It has to! He was surprised when Loial growled. “No! Perrin, it is not right! Faile was so free. It is not right to trap her!” Perrin peered up at Loial’s face, and suddenly remembered the old stories that claimed Ogier were implacable enemies. Loial’s ears had laid back along the sides of his head, and his broad face was as hard as an anvil. “Loial, I am going to try to help Faile. But I will be helpless myself while I do. Will you guard my back?” Loial raised those huge hands that held books so carefully, and his thick fingers curled as if to crush stone. “None will pass me while I live, Perrin. Not Myrddraal or the Dark One himself.” He said it like a simple statement of fact. Perrin nodded, and looked through the door again. It has to work. I don’t care if Min warned me against her or not! With a snarl he leaped toward Faile, stretching out his hand. He thought he touched her ankle before he was gone.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“You are a fine judge of character, child. You must have done well as the Wisdom of your village. It was Laras who went to Sheriam and demanded to know how long you three are to be kept to the dirtiest and hardest work, without a turn at lighter. She said she would not be a party to breaking any woman’s health or spirit, no matter what I said. A fine judge of character, child.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“He expected the other man to be dead—not many could survive a thirty-foot fall to cobblestones with another’s weight on top of him—but what he had not expected was to see the fellow’s dagger driven to the hilt into his own heart. Such an ordinary-looking man to have tried to kill him. Mat did not think he would even have noticed him in a crowded room.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Do you know how to unite people behind you, Child Carridin? The quickest way? No? Loose a lion - a rabid lion - in the streets. And when panic grips the people, once it has turned their bowels to water, calmly tell them you will deal with it. Then you kill it, and order them to hang the carcass up where everyone can see. Before they have time to think, you give another order, and it will be obeyed. And if you continue to give orders, they will continue to obey, for you will be the one who saved them, and who better to lead?”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Just because fate has chosen something for you instead of you choosing it for yourself doesn’t mean it has to be bad. Even if it’s something you are sure you would never have chosen in a hundred years. ‘Better ten days of love than years of regretting,’ ” she quoted.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“The pin was the smallest part of a pair of scissors, and the easiest made, but without it, the scissors cut no cloth.”
Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn

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