Quotes from Confessor

Terry Goodkind ·  603 pages

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“I'm afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can't be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Emotions are the sums created by details, whether those details are true or not.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Truth has advocates who seek understanding," Richard said. "Corrupt ideas have miserable little fanatics who attempt to enforce their beliefs through intimidation and brutality... through faith. Savage force is faith's obedient servant. Violence on an apocalyptic scale can only be born of faith because reason, by its very nature, disarms senseless cruelty. Only faith thinks to justify it.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Emotions are the end result, the sum, of things learned”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“To love someone means that you sometimes are fulfilled the most by putting thier deepest desires above your own.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“But emotions when based on valued things can be a faithful and consistant sum of truths.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Wizard's Eleventh and Final Rule
The "Rule Unspoken", the "Rule Unwritten", "The rule from the beginning of time.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Nicci looked up at Kahlan. “Knives are not my talent.” “It’s not hard,” Kahlan said as she pressed the handle into Nicci’s hand. “When the time is right, just stick the pointed end somewhere important in someone you really don’t like.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves…and has lost.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Your life belongs to you alone. Rise up and live it!" ~Richard Rahl”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Sometimes it's more important to seize the chance and do what you can even knowing that it won't likely account for everything, that it is to do nothing.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Such beliefs were born in man's willful refusal to use his mind, in his lust for the unearned, his wish for success without effort. Such beliefs were the embodiment of hatred for all that was good, hatred for virtue, hatred for value. It was ultimately a hatred of themselves, of life, of existence. It was that hate, that dedication to death, that was the true manifestation of evil.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Everyone to one extent or another must face life's trials. There will always be those who try to influence or even dominate us. We can not allow such things to be an excuse for making the wrong choices. Ultimately each of us lives our own life and is responsible for it. (Terry Goodkind The Confessor)”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“all that could be hoped for was for each generation to be raised to be sensible enough to learn from the past, not to lose sight of the things that mattered, and to understand why they mattered.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Corrupt ideas have miserable little fanatics who attempt to enforce their beliefs through intimidation and brutality…through faith.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. Our tiny sliver of time is our gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us. Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else's. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“Teachings that defy reason defy reality; what defies reality defies life. Defying life is embracing death.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

“We all have to die, Johnrock—every one of us. It is how we choose to live that matters. After all, it’s the only life each one of us will ever have, so how we live is of paramount importance.”
― Terry Goodkind, quote from Confessor

About the author

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