Quotes

Here are some random quotes I love, many from authors I love or books I enjoyed:

“They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to Middle Earth.”
-George R. R. Martin

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
-J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

“I don’t care whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to Hell, the people who stand by you without flinching-they are your family.”
-Harry Dresden [Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty]

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exists, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
-Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our backs strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
-Albus Dumbledore [J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]

“Life is a journey. Time is a river. The door is ajar.”
-Harry Dresden [Jim Butcher, Dead Beat]

“That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish Paradise. Everyone’s jealous.”
-Atticus O’Sullivan [Kevin Hearne, Hammered]

“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”
― Terry Pratchett

“Tink’s a Disneyland whore!”
-Jenks [Kim Harrison, The Hollows series]

“Death’s got an invisibility Cloak?” Harry interrupted again.
“So he can sneak up on people,” said Ron. “Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms and shrieking.”
-J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

“My mother isn’t crazy. She simply has a harder time than most reconciling her reality with everyone else’s reality.”
-Rachel Morgan [Kim Harrison, A Perfect Blood]

“It’s what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
-Oscar Wilde

“Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise.”
-Rachel Morgan [Kim Harrison, Something Deadly This Way Comes]

“People, generally, suck.”
-Christopher Moore

“The problem with being nuts, she thought, is that you don’t always feel as though you’re nuts. Sometimes, in fact, you feel perfectly sane, and there just happens to be a trailer-shaped dragon crouching in the lot next door.”
-Christopher Moore, Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

“She had always suffered from a vague restlessness, a longing for adventure that she told herself severely was the result of reading too many novels when she was a small child.”
-Robin McKinley, The Blue Sword

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