Quotes from Shardik

Richard Adams ·  604 pages

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“No, no- the sky will grow dark, cold rain will fall and all trace of the right way will be blotted out. You will be all alone. And still you will have to go on. There will be ghosts in the dark and voices in the air, disgusting prophecies coming true I wouldn’t wonder and absent faces present on every side, as the man said. And still you will have to go on. The last bridge will fall behind you and the last lights will go out, followed by the sun, the moon and the stars; and still you will have to go on. You will come to regions more desolate and wretched than you ever dreamed could exist, places of sorrow created entirely by that mean superstition which you yourself have put about for so long. But still you will have to go on”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik


“Nevertheless, the number of hoots I give for them is restricted to less than two.”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik


“...to be dead may be nothing, yet who relishes the business of dying?”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik


“Like children in a dark room, like wayfarers passing a graveyard at night, the four men in the canoe filled the surrounding darkness with the fear from their own hearts.”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik


“But he - he hated pity as a cat hates water.”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik



“And at once he went on with his burden, as though afraid that he might already have said too much in this country where the past was sharp splinters embedded in men's minds and an ill-judged word a false step in the dark.”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik


“carrying money, food and the seal ring of Bel-ka-Trazet, set out alone for Lak. BOOK VI”
― Richard Adams, quote from Shardik


About the author

Richard Adams
Born place: in Newbury, Berkshire, England, The United Kingdom
Born date May 9, 1920
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