Fantasy Quotes page 3

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, "The Wheel of Time"
Rincewind had been generally reckoned by his tutors to be a natural wizard in the same way that fish are natural mountaineers.
Terry Pratchett "The Light Fantastic"
Or, at least, one-tenth of the cabin trunks were full of vivid and often painful and uncomfortable memories of her past life; the other nine-tenths were full of penguins, which suprised her. Insofar as she recognized at all that she was dreaming, she realized she must be exploring her own subconscious mind. She had heard it said that humans are supposed to use only about a tenth of their brains, and that no one was very clear what the other nine tenths were for, but she certainly never heard it suggested that they were used for storing penguins.
Douglas Adams, "The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul"
You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage.
Terry Pratchett, "Witches Abroad"
I know about people who talk about suffering for the common good. It's never bloody them! When you hear a man shouting "Forward, brave comrades!" you'll see he's the one behind the bloody big rock and the wearing the only really arrow-proof helmet!
Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
Words are the litmus paper of the minds. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don't stop to pack.
Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.
Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
Life is too precious to take for granted, and it is definitely too precious to let it slide into the perils of unknown worlds.
Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anyting. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true. People's heads are full of knowledge, facts, and beliefs, and most of it is false, yet they think it all true. People are stupid; they can only rarely tell the difference between a lie and the truth, and yet they are confident they can, and so are all the easier to fool
Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, Wizards First Rule
Domine, libera nos a furore normannorum
Sed praesepe, Domine, a humore eorum

Lord, save us from the rage of the Nordic people
But especially, Lord, from their mirth

Harry Harrison, "The hammer and the cross"
Not all who wander are lost
J.R.R. Tolkien
Magick is a wonderous thing. Never dead or gone. Memories fade. Nothing stays real. But magick shall live on.
Leah Davis
Those who fear the darkness have never seen what the light can do.
Magic: The Gathering
...In one such dark place, I felt conscious of a singular accession of fright, as if some subtle and bodiless emanation from the abyss were engulfing my spirit; but the blackness was too great for me to percieve the source of my alarm...
H.P. Lovecraft
When I was alive, I believed - as you do - that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said "one o'clock" as though I could see it, and "Monday" as if I could find it on the map. Like everyone else I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes and New Year's Days, and I never went outside because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls.
The Skull, The Last Unicorn
i am everyone
what if i were everyone in the world. every murder would also be a suicide. i'd be the person that shot myself, and the person that sued me for shooting me. id be the jury that sentenced myself to death. id be the judge that delivered the sentence. i'd be the preacher that gave me my last words and the chef that cooked me my last meal. i'd be the guard that escorted me to the little room. i would be the one to inject myself with lethal poisons. i would watch myself die, never feeling my own pain. i would be the preacher that preached at my funeral and the guests that attended it. i would be the pallbearers that carried my own coffin. i would be the person that dug my own grave and the one that set my coffin into the ground. and i would be the little girl that set flowers on the grave.
setting flowers on my own grave
"Little bug-lady, little lady who is a bug. If you are not my friend i can squash you like the bug you are, little bug. Little bug. I'll pull your legs off, lady bug. Lady bug. Fly away home your house is on fire, your children will burn. Ashes ashes we all fall down!" ~Clanbook Malkavian
Clanbook Malkavian
Destiny, chance, fate or fortune - they're all just ways of claiming your successes without claiming your failures.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Reaper Man, Terry Pratchett

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