Quotes from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)

T.H. White ·  823 pages

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“Perhaps we all give the best of our hearts uncritically--to those who hardly think about us in return.”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)


“Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance.”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)


“If there is one thing I can't stand, it is stupidity. I always say that stupidity is the Sin against the Holy Ghost.”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)


“You run a grave risk, my boy," said the magician, "of being turned into a piece of bread, and toasted.”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)


“Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)



“I think I ought to have some eddication,"said the Wart, "I can't think of anything to do.”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)


“Merlin: "Grown-ups have developed an unpleasant habit lately, I notice, of comforting themselves for their degradation by pretending that children are childish. I trust we are free of this?"

Arthur: "Everybody knows that children are more intelligent than their parents."

Merlin: "You and I know it, but the people who are going to read this book do not.
Our readers of that time (...) have exactly three ideas in their magnificent noodles. The first is that the human species is superior to others. The second, that the twentieth century is superior to other centuries. And the third, that human adults of the twentieth century are superior to their young. (...)”
― T.H. White, quote from The Once and Future King (The Once and Future King, #1-5)


About the author

T.H. White
Born place: in Bombay, India
Born date May 29, 1906
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