13+ quotes from Dragons of Winter Night by Margaret Weis

Quotes from Dragons of Winter Night

Margaret Weis ·  358 pages

Rating: (37.9K votes)

“How do you know they're magic and not some mechanical device of the dwarves?" Tanis asked, sensing that Tas was hiding something.
Tas gulped. He had been hoping Tanis wouldn't ask him that question.
"Uh," Tas stammered, "I---I guess I did sort of happened to, uh, mention them to Raistilin one night when you were all busy doing something else. He told me they might be magic. To find out, he said one of those weird spells of his and they--uh--began to glow. That meant they were enchanted. He asked me what they did and I demonstated and he said they were 'glasses of true seeing.' The dwarven magic-users of old made them to read books written in other languages and--" Tas stopped.
"And?" Tanis pursued.
"And--uh--magic spellbooks." Tas's voice was a whisper.
"And what else did Raistlin say?"
"That if I touched his spellbooks or even looked at them sideways, he'd turn me into a cricket and s-swallow m-me whole," Tasselhoff stammered. He looked up at Tanis with his wide eyed. "I belived him, too."
Tanis shook his head. Trust Raistlin to come up with a threat awful enough to quensh the curiosity of a kender.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear the pain of loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Why insult the door's purpose by locking it?" is a favorite kender expression.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Do not enter with defeat in your heart for that is the first victory of evil.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Raistlin lay on the floor, his skin white, his breathing shallow. Blood trickled from his mouth. Kneeling down, Caramon lifted him in his arms.
"Raistlin?" he whispered. "What happened?"
"That's what happened," Tanis said grimly, pointing.
Caramon glanced up, his gaze coming to rest on the dragon orb - now grown to the size Caramon had seen in Silvanesti. It stood on the stand Raistlin had made for it. Caramon sucked in his breath in horror. Terrible visions of Lorac flooded his mind. Lorac insane, dying...
"Raist!" he moaned, clutching his brother tightly.
Raistlin's head moved feebly. His eyelids fluttered, and he opened his mouth.
"What?" Caramon bent low, his brother's breath cold upon his skin. "What?"
"Mine..." Raistlin whispered. "Spells...of the ancients...mine...Mine..." The mage's head lolled, his words died. But his face was calm, placid, relaxed. His breathing grew regular.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Be thankful you can feel pity and horror at the death of an enemy. The day we cease to care, even for our enemies, is the day we have lost this battle.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Tanis listens to his feelings. He does not suppress them, as does the knight, or hide them, as does the Plainsman. Tanis realizes that sometimes a leader must think with his heart and not his head.” Raistlin glanced at her. “Remember that.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“ ‘Trouble borrowed will be paid back with interest compounded on sorrow.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“But he could not help wondering, as he did, that if he was so damn wise, why was his life in such a mess?”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“How dare you accuse me of your own failings?” Laurana returned. “I love Elistan. I reverence him.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“It is written in the Disks of Mishakal that evil, by its very nature, will always turn in upon itself. Thus it becomes self-defeating.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Laurana looked blankly at the others. They avoided her eyes. Then Theros came up to her. “I’ve lived in this world nearly fifty years, young woman,” he said gently. “Not long to you elves, I know. But we humans live those years, we don’t just let them drift by. And I’ll tell you this—that girl loves your brother as truly as I’ve ever seen woman love man. And he loves her. Such love cannot come to evil. For the sake of their love alone, I’d follow them into a dragon’s den.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

“Save your energy,” he said. “The future changes as we stand here, else we are the game pieces of the gods, not their heirs, as we have been promised.”
― Margaret Weis, quote from Dragons of Winter Night

About the author

Margaret Weis
Born place: Independence, Missouri, The United States
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“The next night I went back to the sea dressed in 1950s silk travel scarves – Paris with the Eiffel tower and ladies in hats and pink poodles, Venice with bronze horses and gondoliers, New York in celestial blue and silver. I brought candles and lit the candles, all the candles, in a circle around the lifeguard stand and put a tape in my boom box. I came down the ramp with the sea lapping at my feet and the air like a scarf of warm silk and the stars like my tiara. And my angel was sitting there solemnly in the sand, sitting cross-legged like a buddha, with sand freckling his brown limbs and he watched me the way no boy had ever watched me before, with so much tenderness and also a tremendous sorrow, which was what my dances were about just as much, the sorrow of not being loved the way my womb, rocking emptily inside of me, insisted I be loved, the sorrow of never finding the thing I had been searching for.”
― Francesca Lia Block, quote from Echo

“He forgot about me almost as soon as I disappeared from sight.”
― Ron Currie Jr., quote from God Is Dead

“...my conscience has the same hard reality as a unicorn.”
― Jeff Lindsay, quote from Dexter Is Delicious

“In raining bullets on those silent faces, already turned away from this world, you think you are disfiguring the face of our truth.”
― Albert Camus, quote from Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays

“Pleasure is, after all, a luxury. It's love that's essential.”
― John Dufresne, quote from Love Warps the Mind a Little

Interesting books

Woman on the Run
Woman on the Run
by Lisa Marie Rice
by Karen Lynch
The Liar's Key
The Liar's Key
by Mark Lawrence
Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In
Mao II
Mao II
by Don DeLillo
by Rex Pickett

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.