We all come across some words in a book that enchant us, inspire us or leave us in awe. We can’t help but appreciate the genius of the authors and their wisdom. S
There are countless inspiring quotations in all of literary works, but I wanted to share the ones from my favorite genre, so here it is:
1. J.R.R Tolkien, Lord of the rings, the epigraph:
“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
2. George R.R. Martin, A song of Ice and fire, The Night’s Watch Oath:
“Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.”
3. J.K Rowling, Harry Potter, Sirius Black:
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
4. C.S Lowis, The Chronicles of Narnia, Aslan :
“But, first, remember, remember, remember the signs. Say them to yourself when you wake in the morning and when you lie down at night, and when you wake in the middle of the night. And whatever strange things may happen to you, let nothing turn your mind from following the signs. And secondly, I give you a warning. Here on the mountain I have spoken to you clearly: I will not often do so down in Narnia. Here on the mountain, the air is clear and your mind is clear; as you drop down into Narnia, the air will thicken. Take great care that it does not confuse your mind. And the signs which you have learned here will not look at all as you expect them to look, when you meet them there. That is why it is so important to know them by heart and pay no attention to appearances. Remember the signs and believe the signs. Nothing else matters.”
5. Patrick Rothfuss, The Name Of The Wind, Elodin:
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
6. Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time:
“He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.”
7. Steven Erikson, Malazan Book Of The Fallen, Lull:
“Children are dying.”
Lull nodded. “That’s a succinct summary of humankind, I’d say. Who needs tomes and volumes of history? Children are dying. The injustices of the world hide in those three words.”
8. Joe Ambercrombie, The Blade Itself, Logen Ninefingers:
“Once you’ve got a task to do, it’s better to do it than live with the fear of it.”
9. Terry Pratchett, Discworld, Tiffany:
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
10. Brandon Sanderson, The Stormlight Archives, Kaladin:
“Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination.”