Quotes from The Novice

Trudi Canavan ·  577 pages

Rating: (40.8K votes)

“There's always a bit of truth in each rumour, the trouble is finding out which bit.
- Tayend”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Novice

“Your supposed to drink wine, my friend, not breathe it.”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Novice

“Ranel had said that the murderer wore a ring with a red gemstone. Looking at Akkarin's hands, she was almost disappointed to see they were bare. Not even a mark to hint that a ring might have been worn regularly. His fingers were long and elegant, yet masculine...”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Novice

“Believe me. There was nothing good in always being second place. Next to you, I may as well have been invisible - at least when it came to the ladies. If I'd known, we'd both end up as bachelors, I wouldn't have been so jealous of you.'
'Jealous?' Akkarin's smile faded. He turned away to stare at the horizon. 'No. Don't be jealous.”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Novice

“I suppose if Akkarin came to rescue you all the time, people would say you weren't a good choice. The novices are all jealous of you, not realising that they would be in the same situation if they were the High Lord's favourite, even if they are from the Houses. Any novice he chose would be a target. Always expected to prove themselves.”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Novice

“Most people would not open a door unless they knew what lay beyond, and even if they opened the door by mistake, they would find an uninteresting room beyond.”
― Trudi Canavan, quote from The Novice

About the author

Trudi Canavan
Born place: in Kew, Melbourne, Australia
Born date October 23, 1969
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Men who fear demons see demons everywhere.”
― Brom, quote from The Child Thief

“far too many people die with a heart that's gone flat with indifference, and it surely must be a terrible way to go. Life will offer us amazing opportunities, but we've got to be wide-awke to recognize them.”
― Beth Hoffman, quote from Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

“Waves, sky, trees, Essrog - I was off the page now, away from the grammar of skyscrapers and pavement.”
― Jonathan Lethem, quote from Motherless Brooklyn

“Beauty exists where you least expect to find it.”
― Gail Tsukiyama, quote from The Samurai's Garden

“Whoever's calm and sensible is insane!”
― Rumi, quote from The Essential Rumi

Interesting books

Sex Criminals, Vol. 1: One Weird Trick
Sex Criminals, Vol....
by Matt Fraction
Parcival: Ridder van de Graal
Parcival: Ridder van...
by Wolfram von Eschenbach
The Girl Before
Blood of Elves
Blood of Elves
by Andrzej Sapkowski
Prisoner of Love
Prisoner of Love
by Jean Genet
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Never Split the Diff...
by Chris Voss

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 2023, 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.