Fantasy Quotes page 9

The Orks plague the galaxy from end to end with their ceaseless warring and strife. They are a race rooted so deeply in war that peace is utterly incomprehensible to them. They cannot be bargained with or bought save with weapons which they will inevitably turn against those who tried to bribe them. I pray with all my faith that some great catastrophe will annihilate them but I fear that ultimately it is they, not we, who will rule this galaxy.
-Imperial High Lord Xanthias
How many times have we stood here, you and I, surveying the field before battle? How many times have we won? How many times must we lose to have lost all those victories and promises of victory? Once, old friend. Once. Once. Once.
-Warmaster Slaydo to an aide, before Balhaut
Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way of grasping reality; it is our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see.
Terry Goodkind, Faith of the Fallen
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss
Torture is such a harsh word. We Inquisitors prefer to call it "active persuasion."
Lord Inquisitor Maa'lek from M. Perry's
Flame to truth. Flame to falsehood. It is none but a mystery. The past is lost with the death of each elder and the future lies just beyond out dying grasp. We live, we breathe, in the present. It is the captor of every soul. Every soul rests in its clutches, Ravenna. Including mine. This is my duty and I alone must fulfill it. Fare you well, Shaianan Warrior.
The Fall of Jasmine Copyright: R. Ferian/B. Secrene
"Her name isn't Dapple. It's something that means the way shadows play on a forest pool at a midwinter dawn, with the breeze rippling the surface, and the tang of ice when the water touches the tongue, and a hint of snow before nightfall in the air. But that isn't quite it, either." Elyas Machera
The Wheel of Time, #1 The Eye of The World
A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the Age of Men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!
Aragorn, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Some would say it is better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven. I view these ideas as pessimistic. I plan to conquer both Heaven and Hell.
Erasmus, Dune Trilogy
Thus did I enter the world, with an ill-luck name and a pinprick of blood emblazoned in my gaze.
Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey
I prefer to accept your adoration from afar.
Rikka to Zedd in Chainfire, by Terry Goodkind
The major difference between hating and loving perhaps that is whereas to love somebody is to be fulfilled and enriched by the experience, to hate somebody is to be diminished and drained by it. Lovers, by losing themselves in their loving, find themselves, become themselves. Haters simply lose themselves. Theirs is the ultimate "consuming" passion.
Frederick Buechner
Let the snow fall deep, the rain drive down, and the wind buffet my cloak. I care not for I've a road worth walking!
Drizzt Do'Urden - The Thousand Orcs By R.A. Salvatore
This is the way the world ends; not with a bang, but a wimper.
T. S. Eliot, The Hollow Men
To be shaken out of the ruts of ordinary perception, to be shown for a few timeless hours the outer and inner world, not as they appear to an animal obsessed with survival or to a human being obsessed with words and notions, but as they are apprehended, directly and unconditionally, by Mind at Large -- this is an experience of inestimable value to everyone and especially to the intellectual.
Aldous Huxley
I suppose one night hundreds of thousands of years ago in a cave by a night fire when one of those shaggy men wakened to gaze over the banked coals at his woman, his children, and thought of their being cold, dead, gone forever. Then he must have wept. And he put out his hand in the night to the woman who must die some day and to the children who must follow her. And for a little bit next morning, he treated them somewhat better, for he saw that they, like himself, had the seed of night in them.
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes
Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.
Tielhard de Chardin
The idea of absolute freedom is fiction. It's based on the idea of an independent self. But, in fact, there's no such thing. There's no self without other people. There's no self without sunlight. There's no self without dew. And water. And bees to pollinate the food we eat...so the idea of behaving in a way that doesn't acknowledge those reciprocal relationships is not really freedom, it's indulgence.
Peter Coyote
I'd do more than sell my soul to the devil, Haruka; I'd burn in hell for eternity, as long as you are in Heaven.
Michiru about her girlfriend, Haruka; Sailor Moon

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