Quotes from Knife of Dreams

Robert Jordan ·  860 pages

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“A beautiful battle is one you don't have to fight”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Lan told me once that Malkier lives so long as one man wears the hadori in pledge that he will fight the Shadow, so long as one woman wears the ki'sain in pledge that she will send her sons to fight the Shadow. I wear the ki'sain, Master Aldragoran. My husband wears the hadori. So do you. Will Lan Mandragoran ride to the Last Battle alone?”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai'don!”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“The sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat are alike a knife of dreams.

-From Fog and Steel by Madoc Comadrin”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“A woman's love can be violent.
Sometimes they hurt a man worse than they think they have, worse than they mean to.
Sometimes, they're even sorry afterwards.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams



“When the Wolf King carries the hammer, thus are the final days known. When the fox marries the raven, and the trumpets of battle are blown.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Some people thought scars a sign of toughness. It seemed to Perrin that fewer scars meant that you knew what you were doing.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Beware the fox that makes the ravens fly.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“My name is Nynaeve ti al’Meara Mandragoran. The message I want sent is this. My husband rides from World’s End toward Tarwin’s Gap, toward Tarmon Gai’don. Will he ride alone?”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“But only a fool thought he knew what was in a woman’s head just because she had a smile on her face.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams



“That had the irritating sound of an old saying.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Small hopes can grow surprising fruit.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“In any trade, you needed to make the other fellow think he was getting something extra,”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“It looks a good plan to me. As good as any till the arrows start flying.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“she knew that showing nerves could infect others with them.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams



“Small courtesies were the lubricant of daily life.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Women could compress a great deal into one look.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“The woman never wanted much. Just her own way. Like just about every other woman he had ever known.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“only a complete woolhead looked at a woman while with another.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“If someone offers him enough gold, it becomes a toss of the dice, and not even Mat Cauthon could say how they’ll land.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams



“Logic is always applicable to the real world,” Miyasi said dismissively, “but only a novice would think the real world can be applied to logic. Ideals must be first principles. Not the mundane world.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Lews Therin hummed even harder, making Rand wish the man had a face so he could hit him.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“You're not my enemy, but your Empire is.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“when a dangerous path was your only route to safety, you had to take it.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Light’s truth, if you got a woman to feed you on a regular basis, she was halfway won.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams



“Pain was as much a part of life as breathing.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“Thieves are always the most careful of their purses.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“quietly as they waited. Mandarb danced in circles”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


“It was always a mistake to choose a pillow-friend who did not wear the shawl. Especially if you were fool enough to let her take the lead.”
― Robert Jordan, quote from Knife of Dreams


About the author

Robert Jordan
Born place: in Charleston, South Carolina, The United States
Born date October 17, 1948
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