Quotes from Blood of the Fold

Terry Goodkind ·  623 pages

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“Fate does not seek our consent.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Once lucky, twice confident, and thrice dead.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Wrong doing must be punished. If not, it will proliferate until anarchy wears the robes of tolerance and understanding.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Wizard's Third Rule
Passion rules reason, for better or for worse.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don't think for themselves; they only think about themselves.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold



“...think of the solution, not the problem. If your mind was filled only with thoughts of why you were going to lose, then you couldn't think of how to win.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same person.

We are not our bodies; we are our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are, and create the reality of our existence.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“As you learn to be other than Mord-Sith, like I learned as I grew up, you'll find that being a friend is to like a person for who they are, even the parts you don't understand. The reasons you like them makes the things you don't understand unimportant. You don't have to understand, or do the same, or live their lives for them. If you truly care for them, then you want them to be who they are; that was why you liked them in the first place.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“The only thing you can be is yourself nothing more nothing less”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Cara burst into a hearty laugh. She clapped Richard on the back as he walked passed. "I like her, Lord Rahl. You may keep her.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold



“We don't want to lose you Lord Rahl. We don't want to go back to way things were." She sounded on the verge of tears. "We like being able to do simple things, like make a joke, and laugh. We could never do such things before. We always lived in fear that if we said the wrong thing we would be beaten, or worse. Now that we have seen another way, we don't want to go back to that. If you throw your life away for the Midlands, then we will.- Cara”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Cara waggled a hand over the two of them. "It works better with your clothes off."
Richard frowned. His voice came as a hoarse croak. "What?"
She seemed mystified by the question. "I believe you will find such things work better without clothes." She put her hands to her hips. "I thought you would know at least that much.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Kahlan ambled toward the door. "Well, my breasts aren't as large as yours Berdine." She slowed as she passed Raina. "I think Raina's hands would fit mine better.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Why people wanted to dance whenever it got dark was beyond him. Somehow, the two seemed to go together, like bees and flowers, or flies and dung. Darkness and dancing.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Reasons are the spoils of victory. When you've destroyed the enemy, then your leaders write down the reasons in books, and give moving speeches about them. If you've done your job, then there aren't any of the enemy left to dispute your leader's reasons. At least not until the next war.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold



“Cara, in the lead, came to a halt beside them, looking from one to the other. "Still with the clothes, Lord Rahl?”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Richard rubbed his temples. He had a headache from lack of sleep. "Don't you understand? This isn't about conquering lands and taking things from others; this is about fighting oppression."
The general rested a boot on the gilded rung of a chair and hooked a thumb behind his wide belt. "I don't see much difference. From my experience, the Master Rahl always thinks he knows best, and always wants to rule the world. You are your father's son. War is war. Reasons make no difference to us; we fight because we are told to, same as those on the other side. Reasons mean little to a man swinging his sword, trying to keep his head.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“You can never stop all wrongdoing, but if you don't punish it, then it proliferates until anarchy wears the robes of tolerance and understanding.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“Make sure the shadow you chase is not the one you cast.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


“you’ll find that being a friend is to like a person for who they are, even the parts you don’t understand. The reasons you like them makes the things you don’t understand unimportant. You don’t have to understand, or do the same, or live their lives for them.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold



“But the past is past, and we must now go on with what must be done. The prophecies say that the greatest danger now lies before us.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Blood of the Fold


About the author

Terry Goodkind
Born place: in Omaha, Nebraska, The United States
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