Quotes from Pawn of Prophecy

David Eddings ·  304 pages

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“We're living in momentous times, Garion. The events of a thousand years and more have all focused on these very days. The world, I'm told, is like that. Centuries pass when nothing happens, and then in a few short years events of such tremendous importance take place that the world is never the same again."
I think that if I had my choice, I'd prefer one of those quiet centuries," Garion said glumly.
Oh, no," Silk said, his lips drawing back in a ferretlike grin. "Now's the time to be alive - to see it all happen, to be a part of it. That makes the blood race, and each breath is an adventure.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“Could you penetrate this palace, Prince Kheldar?" King Anheg challenged.
"I already have, your Majesty," Silk said modestly, "a dozen times or more."
Anheg looked at Rhodar with one raised eyebrow.
Rhodar coughed slightly. "It was some time ago, Anheg. Nothing serious. I was just curious about something, that's all."
"All you had to do was ask," Anheg said in a slightly injured tone.
"I didn't want to bother you," Rhodar said with a shrug. "Besides, it's more fun to do it the other way.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“But there's a world beyond what we can see and touch, and that world lives by its own laws. What may be impossible in this very ordinary world is very possible there, and sometimes the boundaries between the two worlds disappear, and then who can say what is possible and impossible?”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“It's only a story, isn't it?"...
"Who's to say what's only a story and what's truth disguised as a story?”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“I must admit that I haven't heard of the Duchess of Erat before."
"You're a fortunate man," Wolf said.
"She's a great beauty," the man said admiringly.
"And has a temper to match," Wolf told him.
"I noticed that," the guard said.
"We noticed you noticing," Silk told him slyly.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy



“A day in which you learn something isn't a complete loss.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“The first thing the boy Garion remembered was the kitchen at Faldor's farm. For all the rest of his life he had a special warm feeling for kitchens and those peculiar sounds and smells that seemed somehow to combine into a bustling seriousness that had to do with love and food and comfort and security and, above all, home. No matter how high Garion rose in life, he never forgot that all his memories began in that kitchen.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“Misty Sendaria," Silk said ironically. "Sometimes I'm amazed that the entire kingdom doesn't rust shut.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“Why are the people all so unhappy?" he asked Mister Wolf. "They have a stern and demanding God," Wolf replied. "Which God is that?" Garion asked. "Money," Wolf said.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“A great blow it was,' he said in expensive tones, 'worthy of the mightiest warrior and truly struck upon the nose of the foe. The bright blood flew, and the enemy was dismayed and overcame. Like a hero, Garion stood over the vanquished, and, like a true hero, did not boast nor taunt his fallen opponent, but offered instead advice for quelling that crimson blood. with simple dignity then, he quit the field, but the bright-eyed maid would not let him depart unrewarded for his valor. hastily, she pursued him and fondly clasped her snowy arms about his neck. And there she lovingly bestowed that single kiss that is the true hero's greatest reward. Her eyes flamed with admiration, and her chaste bosom heaved with newly wakened passion. But modest Garion innocently departed and tarried not to claim those other sweet rewards the gentle maid's fond demeanor so clearly offered. And thus the adventure ended with our hero tasting victory but tenderly declining victory's true compensation.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy



“Little jobs require little men, and it's the little jobs that keep a kingdom running.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“One does one's best" - Silk”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“He's nearly a man," Faldor explained to Aunt Pol, "and a man always has need of a good knife.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“We all live as long as we need to. It just happened that I have something to do that's taken a very long time.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“You've been away from home too long if you can get lost on the way from the harbor to the palace.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy



“Women are almost always angry with us for one reason or another. It's one of the things you'll have to get used to as you get older.”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


“As he grew, the other children grew as well—all except poor Doroon, who seemed doomed to be short and skinny all his life. Rundorig”
― David Eddings, quote from Pawn of Prophecy


About the author

David Eddings
Born place: in Spokane, Washington, The United States
Born date July 7, 1931
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