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Jun 28 2012 2:00pm
What Are Your Favorite Wheel of Time Quotes?

“Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn’t it?”

This particular zinger can be found in the pages of The Wheel of Time series, a subject that, as one might expect with A Memory of Light now only half a year away, comes up often in discussion here in the Tor.com offices. The above quote isn’t the only line from the series that can be used to great effect in real life, and it occurred to us that The Wheel of Time is actually pretty unique in this regard in comparison to other high profile epic fantasy series.

Which makes us wonder... what are your favorite quotes from the series?

Some characters in the series have no shortage of great lines. Mat’s one-liners stack up right alongside iconic statements like “Time to toss the dice” and geuine emotional outbursts like, “Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.”

Great lines are Thom Merrilin’s stock and trade in the series, as well. (Along with knife-throwing and juggling.) What about Rand and Perrin? Even Lan gets to be swoony from time to time: “I will hate the man you choose because he isn’t me, and love him if he makes you smile.” Surely the ta’averen have matched this?

For that matter, what about the Super-Women in the series: Egwene, Nynaeve, Moiraine, Elayne, Aviendha, and Min? These are all iconic characters at this point in the series, which makes us wonder if their utterances have become equally as iconic and defining. With most of them being Aes Sedai there must be some amazing truth-twisting hiding in their words, as well.

Let’s find out! Post your favorite quotes below.

198 comments
wcarter4
1. wcarter4
"I'm just an old gleeman, who could I possibly be dangerous to?" -Thom Merrilin
wcarter4
2. Herb788
"I was a soldier, till I took a lance in my thigh." --HipsterFlinn, A Crown of Swords
wcarter4
3. Marc R
"If you must mount the gallows, give a jest to the crowd, a coin to the hangman, and make the drop with a smile on your lips"
Birgitte Silverbow
M T
4. Firekeeper
"In wars, boy, fools kill other fools for foolish causes." - Thom, Eye of The World
Matthew B
5. MatthewB
Dovie'andi se tovya sagain.

It just doesn't have the same feel when you translate it out of the old tongue.
wcarter4
6. BDM
"That bloody thing was disigned by insane cross eyed trollocs and built from the bones of the damned" Mat bloody Cauthon
DA Ford
7. Ford75
"I would not mind you in my head, if you were not so clearly mad."
- Lews Therin
wcarter4
8. trench
"I'd name you Darkfriend as well, but I suspect the Dark One would perhaps be embarassed to associate with you" Egwene al'Vere
Jim
9. JimmyMac80
"He was better. But he thought I was finished, with only one arm. He never understood. You surrender after you're dead." - Lan
wcarter4
10. ms.mobes
We don't talk about being men, we just are. - Perrin
That's why you make such a bad job of it. -Egwene
Andrew Haiko
11. ahaiko
"Narg know people come back somtimes. Narg wait. You no need sword. Put sword down. Narg no hurt." - Narg
wcarter4
12. chosen
"You may call me Rand Sedai" The Dragon
DA Ford
14. Ford75
“Often you don't know whether a woman is friend, enemy or lover until it is too late. Sometimes, she is all three.”
- Thom
wcarter4
15. chosen
"Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt" Taim
wcarter4
16. falx
Hope is like a piece of string when you're drowning. It just isn't enough to get you out by itself.
-Perrin Aybara
wcarter4
17. chosen
"We come" the wolves
DA Ford
18. Ford75
OK - this wasn't in any of the actual books; but probably one of the biggest quotes when it comes to WOT:
"“Read and find out.” - Robert Jordan
wcarter4
19. M. Jenkins
"Small things were important. Seconds were small things, and if you heaped enough of those on top of one another, they became a man’s life." - Androl, Towers of Midnight
DA Ford
20. Ford75
"Are you going to lie there forever? I have heard that men turn lazy, after, but it cannot be long until the clans are ready to begin the morning’s march. You must be there.”- Aviendha
wcarter4
21. chosen
"He might have been insane but he could out general anyone I ever saw. He never lost a battle, he never even came close to losing." Bashere
wcarter4
22. Topper
“Are you deaf as well as blind, woman? I’m not a carpet to walk over, and I distinctly heard myself speak. If I pinch your bottom, you can slap my face, but until I do, I expect a civil word for a civil word!”
—Matrim Cauthon

"Asha'man, Kill!"
—Mazrim Taim
DA Ford
23. Ford75
“Do you know why Maidens use handtalk? Because even when they are not talking, they cannot stop talking.”
matt
24. graftonio
“Uncase the banner, Macoll. This time, we’ll let them know who’s killing them.” Mat Cauthon
wcarter4
25. trench
“Horrible woman. If we had turned her loose on the trollocs, she'd have had them all sweeping and mopping.” Thom Merrillin
Francesco Paonessa
26. ErrantKnave
"Blood and bloody ashes." -Mat (I actually say this on a regular basis.)

I also vote for "Kneel to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt." -Taim

There are others, but I'm not near any of the books.

@18 "RAFO." Yes. Absolutely.
wcarter4
27. SNuBoi
Kick her? Elayne really was becoming violent, spending so much time with Aviendha. Someone ought to slap some sense into that pair.
--Nynaeve
wcarter4
28. chosen
“Death comes for us all. We can only chose how to face it when it comes.” Aviendha
DA Ford
29. Ford75
@27 - One of my Favourite Nynaeve quotes!!!


“Men are strange. I think it has something to do with the hair on their chins.” - Min
wcarter4
30. Ron Callens
"I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat."
wcarter4
31. Mark Bay
Never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars. -Mat
wcarter4
32. Dingo
Death is light as a feather; duty, heavy as a mountain. - Emperor Meiji of Japan (often attributed to Robert Jordan/Lan Mandragoran... which is where I first read it)
lake sidey
33. lakesidey
"I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile."

"You surrender after you're dead"

"You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones.

Actually, let's take it as a given that I like pretty much everything Lan says - else I won't be able to mention any others' quotes :P

"Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt."

"Will Lan Mandragoran ride to the last battle alone?"

"I thought you saidar-ed it."

"Dovie'andi se tovya sagain"

That's what I can recall for now...

~lakesidey
Rikka Cordin
34. Rikka
I have seen a tough man break when I sent for a basket of figs and some mice...~Juilin Sandar


I’m no lord. I’ve more respect for myself than that. ~Mat
wcarter4
35. kirvanta
Trust is the sound of a grave-dog's bark
Trust is the sound of betrayal in the dark
Trust is the sound of a soul's last breath
Trust is the sound of death.
John Pigott
36. AbEnd
"Till shade is gone, till water is gone,
into the Shadow with teeth bared,
screaming defiance with the last breath,
to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last Day."

Very helpful before starting Boss levels!
Chris Long
37. radynski
"My husband rides from World's End toward Tarwin's Gap, toward Tarmon Gai'don. Will he ride alone?" -Nynaeve
wcarter4
38. Kadere
Let's be honest, Lews Therin is the most quotable guy in the series. Here are a FEW of my favorites.

Till shade is gone, till water is gone,
into the Shadow with teeth bared,
screaming defiance with the last breath,
to spit in Sightblinder's eye on the last Day.
-Aiel Oath, The Eye of the World, Chapter 36: Web of the Pattern

A quick death is better than what I'll find elsewhere.
-Asmodean, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 3: Pale Shadows

You? No!
-Asmodean, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 56: Glowing Embers

I promised my near-sister to watch you. I ran from you as hard as I could, to shield my honor. And you followed me even here. The rings do not lie, and I can run no more. I will run no more.
-Aviendha, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 31: The Far Snows

Why is it, when you reason things out logically, a man always does something completely illogical and gains the upper hand?
-Aviendha, to Elayne Trakand, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 20: Into Andor

I have won again, Lews Therin.
-Ba’alzamon, The Great Hunt, Chapter 37: What Might Be

I think the woman was born in Far Madding in a thunderstorm. She probably told the thunder to be quiet. It probably did.
-Basil Gill, referring to Lini, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 6: The Scent of Madness

In league with my aged grandmother!
-Bayle Domon, The Eye of the World, Chapter 20: Dust on the Wind

I would have to strip myself naked to reveal more than I already have.
-Berelain sur Paendrag, Winter's Heart, Chapter 5: Flags

You always choose women who cause you trouble, Lews Therin.
-Birgitte, to Rand al'Thor, The Great Hunt, Chapter 47: The Grave is No Bar to My Call

Lead me to this oosquai of yours, Aviendha. I don’t know about you two, but I intend to get drunk enough to…well…to take off my clothes and dance on the table. And not a hair drunker.
-Birgitte, to Aviendha and Min, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 12: Lily in Winter

A fitting place if we are to risk destroying the world.
-Cadsuane, hearing that Rand will use the Choedan Kal at Shadar Logoth, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 35: With the Choedan Kal

The lions sing and the hills take flight.
The moon by day, and the sun by night.
Blind woman, deaf man, jackdaw fool.
Let the Lord of Chaos rule.
-chant from a children's game heard in Great Aravalon, the Fourth Age

The Children have authority wherever the Light is, witch, and where the Light is not, we bring it.
-Dain Bornhald, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 10: Secrets

Do you have any idea how long it takes to dig graves for twenty-three oak trees?
-Davram Bashere, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 2: A New Arrival

I guess being ta'veren isn't all cheese and ale.
-Davram Bashere, to Rand al'Thor, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 24: A Time for Iron

I’ll never forget the first time Davram took me by the scruff of the neck and showed me he was the stronger of us. It was magnificent!
-Deira Bashere, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 46: Beyond the Gate

If you fell head first into a pigsty, you'd try to convince everybody you did it on purpose.
-Egwene al'Vere to Nynaeve al'Meara, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 15: What can be Learned in Dreams

You put your cat in your hat and stuff it down your breeches, Rand al'Thor.
-Egwene al'Vere, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 18: A Taste of Solitude

If the White Tower dies, hope dies. I shouldn’t have to tell you that again.
-Egwene al’Vere, Crossroads of Twlight, Chapter 16: The Subject of Negotiations

Do you think you can make me deny who I am with a spanking?
-Egwene al’Vere, Knife of Dreams, Prologue: Embers Falling on Dry Grass

Your logic is astounding, Elaida.
-Egwene al’Vere, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 16: In the White Tower

I dare the truth, Elaida. You are a coward and a tyrant. I'd name you Darkfriend as well, but I suspect that the Dark One would perhaps be embarrassed to associate with you.
-Egwene al’Vere, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 16: In the White Tower

The Dark One stirs in Shayol Ghul. The Shadow lies across the Patten, and the future is balanced on the point of a pin. This one is dangerous.
-Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan, The Eye of the World, Chapter 40: The Web Tightens

I am Tower law!
-Elaida do Avriny a’Roihan, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 16: In the White Tower

Mother’s milk in a cup!
-Elayne Trakand, Winter’s Heart, Prologue: Snow

The Red Ajah, those that like hunting for men who mess with the One Power, they wanted to gentle me, once. I told them to their faces they were Black Ajah; served the Dark One, I said, and they didn't like that at all.
-Elyas Machera, The Eye of the World, Chapter 23: Wolfbrother

Run when you have to, fight when you must, rest when you can.
-Elyas Machera, The Eye of the World, Chapter 27: Shelter from the Storm

You'll use it, boy, and as long as you hate using it, you will use it more wisely than most men would. Wait. If ever you don't hate it any longer, then will be the time to throw it as far as you can and run the other way.
-Elyas Machera, to Perrin Aybara, The Eye of the World, Chatper 30: Children of Shadow

I think it was the rooster. Wetlander humor is strange.
-Enaila, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 4: A Sense of Humor

I'll not have you bleeding to death on me. That would be just like you, to die and leave me the work of burying you. You have no consideration.
-Faile Bashere, to Perrin, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 27: Within the Ways

The worst sin a general can commit, worse than blundering, worse than losing, worse than anything, is to desert the men who depend on him.
-Faile Bashere, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 41: Among the Tuatha’an

You’ve seen the tiganza, have you? Someday, if you are good, I may dance the sa’sara for you, and show you what a dance really is.
-Faile Bashere, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 42: A Missing Leaf

Marriage seems to have made me as bold as a Domani gall!
-Faile Bashere, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 56: Goldeneyes

Thank you for helping to assault Malden, Masema.
-Faile ni Bashere t'Aybara, The Gathering Storm, Prologue: What the Storm Means

I do have a sense of humor.
-Galad, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 24: Scouting and Discoveries

When you wish for so long that you could hear something, and then suddenly, without warning, you do, it is like a lightning strike and rain on parched ground. You're stunned but you cannot hear enough.
-Gawyn Trakand, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 25: Like Lightning and Rain

He is born again! I feel him! The Dragon takes his first breath on the slope of Dragonmount! He is coming! He is coming! Light help us! Light help the world! He lies in the snow and cries like the thunder! He burns like the sun!
-Gitara Moroso, New Spring: A Novel, Chapter 2: A Wish Fulfilled

We all seek the coin of knowledge.
-Hadnan Kadere, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 37: Imre Stand

I suspected it might come to you and me. You are young. Let us see what is required to earn the heron on this side of the ocean.
-High Lord Turak, to Rand al'Thor, The Great Hunt, Chapter 45: Blademaster

Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made. Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades. What was asked is given; the price is paid.
-inscription on Mat's ashandarei, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 26: The Dedicated

The grave is no bar to my call.
-inscription on the Horn of Valere, The Eye of the World, Chapter 52: There is Neither Beginning Nore End

Look at you. Once you stood first among the Servants. Once you wore the Ring of Tamyrlin, and sat in the High Seat. Once you summoned the Nine Rods of Dominion. Now look at you! A pitful, shattered wretch. But it is not enough. You humbled me in the Hall of Servants. You defeated me at the Gates of Paaran Disen. But I am the greater, now. I will not let you die without knowing that. When you die, your last thought will be the full knowledge of your defeat, of how complete and utter it is. If I let you die at all.
-Ishamael, The Eye of the World, Prologue: Dragonmount

You cannot escape so easily, Dragon. It is not done between us. It will not be done until the end of time.
-Ishamael, The Eye of the World, Prologue: Dragonmount

Death comes sooner or later to everyone unless they serve the Dark One, and only fools are willing to pay that price.
-Lan Mandragoran, The Eye of the World, Chapter 7: Out of the Woods

I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile.
-Lan Mandragoran, to Nynaeve al'Meara, The Eye of the World, Chapter 48: The Blight

There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.
-Lan Mandragoran, The Great Hunt, Chapter 7: Blood Calls Blood

All men dream. But I know dreams for dreams. This is reality.
-Lan Mandragoran, The Great Hunt, Chapter 22: Watchers

You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.
-Lan Mandragoran, to Nynaeve al'Meara, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 16: Leavetakings

Lews Therin was and is mine, girl. Tend him well for me until I come for him.
-Lanfear The Great Hunt, Chapter 48: First Claiming

Whatever you can do, Lews Therin, I can do. And better.
-Lanfear, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 10: The Stone Stands

I can show a tender, woman's heart when I choose.
-Lanfear, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 58: The Traps of Rhuidean

If you are not mine, then you are dead.
-Lanfear, to Rand al'Thor, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 52: Choices

Where are all the dead? Why will they not be silent?
-Lews Therin Telamon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 16: Tellings of the Wheel

Death rides on my shoulder, death walks in my footsteps; I am death...
-Lews Therin Telamon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 17: The Wheel of a Life

What I love, I destroy. What I destroy, I love.
-Lews Therin Telamon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 19: Matters of Toh

Never prod at a woman unless you must. She will kill you faster than a man and for less reason, even if she weeps over it after.
-Lews Therin, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 26: Connecting Lines

I am not dead! I deserve death, but I am alive! Alive! Alive!
-Lews Therin Telamon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 46: Beyond the Gate

They will pay. I am Lord of the Morning.
-Lews Therin Telamon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55: Dumai’s Wells

Are you real? Am I?
-Lews Therin Telamon, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 7: Pitfalls and Tripwires

I killed the whole world, and you can too, if you try hard.
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 21: Answering the Summons

The dead watch. The dead never close their eyes.
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 22: Gathering Clouds

I would not mind you in my head, if you were not so clearly mad.
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 23: Fog of War, Storm of Battle

Most women will shrug off what a man would kill you for, and kill you for what a man would shrug off.
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 24: A Time for Iron

Madness waits for some. It creeps up on others.
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 24: A Time for Iron

Do you have the Horn of Valere hidden in your pocket this time?
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 24: A Time for Iron

Your plans fail because you want to live, madman.
-Lews Therin Telamon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 11: Ideas of Importance

Dead men should be quiet in their graves, but they never are.
-Lews Therin Telamon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 22: Out of Thin Air

A man who trusts everyone is a fool, and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.
-Lews Therin Telamon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 25: Bonds

Oh, Light, why do I have a madman in my head? Why? Why?
-Lews Therin Telamon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 32: A Portion of Wisdom

I told you to kill them all when you had the chance. I told you.
-Lews Therin Telamon, Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 24: A Strengthening Storm

Oh, Light. That’s impossible! We can’t use it! Cast it away! That is death we hold, death and betrayal. It is HIM.
-Lews Therin Telamon, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 22: The Last That Could Be Done

At my age, if I make it up, it is still an old saying.
-Lini, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 19: Memories

Kittens tangle your yarn, men tangle your wits, and it's as easy as breathing for both.
-Lini, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 2: Unweaving

Mourn if you must, but morn on the march to Tarmon Gai’don.
-Logain Ablar, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 22: To Make an Anchor Weep

He’s human, so it could mean anything.
-Loial, The Great Hunt, Chapter 21: The Nine Rings

Stay and get married or travel the Ways. Life is very unsettling with ta'veren for friends.
-Loial, The Great Hunt, Chapter 35: Stedding Tsofu

Never anger an Aes Sedai. Better to embrace the sun than to anger an Aes Sedai.
-Loial, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 6: The Hunt Begins

None will pass while I live, Perrin. Not Myrddraal or the Dark One himself.
-Loial, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 53: A Flow of Spirit

One man holding fifty at a narrow passage. Not a bad way to die. Songs have been made about less.
-Lord Ingtar, The Great Hunt, Chapter 46: To Come Out of the Shadow

It is every man's right, Rand, to choose when to Sheathe the Sword. Even one like me.
-Lord Ingtar, The Great Hunt, Chapter 46: To Come Out of the Shadow

A thousand years of sheep!
-Mat Cauthon, The Eye of the World, Chapter 2: Strangers

Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande! Mordero daghain pas duente cuebiyar! Al Ellisande!
-Mat Cauthon, The Eye of the World, Chapter 18: The Caemlyn Road

I'll bet there's treasure inside.
-Mat Cauthon, The Eye of the World, Chapter 24: Flight Down the Arinelle

I seem to have luck with dice.
-Mat Cauthon, The Great Hunt, Chapter 3: Friends and Enemies

I may be a fool, but I intend to be a live fool.
-Mat Cauthon, The Great Hunt, Chapter 11: Glimmers of the Pattern

Bad habits pay off in the long run.
-Mat Cauthon, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 30: The First Toss

I came to bloody rescue you. Burn me if I expected to be treated as if I'd come to steal a pie.
-Mat Cauthon, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 55: What is Written in Prophecy

No wine for me. Strange enough things happen when my head is clear. I want to know the difference.
-Mat Cauthon, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 4: Strings

Are you deaf as well as blind, woman? I'm not a carpet to walk over and I distinctly heard myself speak. If I pinch your bottom, you can slap my face, but until I do, I expect a civil word for a civil word!
-Mat Cauthon, to Berelain sur Paendrag, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 13: Rumors

I do read sometimes.
-Mat Cauthon, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 15: Into the Doorway

Nothing like a little dance with Trollocs to ready you for sleep. Right, Aviendha?
-Mat Cauthon, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 37: Imre Stand

Both of them? Light! Two! Oh, burn me! He's the luckiest man in the world or the biggest fool since creation!
-Mat Cauthon, regarding Rhuarc's wives, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 49: Cold Rocks Hold

Luck is a horse to ride like any other.
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 3: Pale Shadows

Does 'Daughter of the Nine Moons' mean anything to you?
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 3: Pale Shadows

All he wanted from life was some good wine, a game of dice, and a pretty girl or three.
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 22: Birdcalls at Night

Never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars.
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 42: Before the Arrow

Halt here! Now! By the order of the Lord Dragon! Else he channel your head into your belly and feed you your own feet for breakfast!
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 43: This Place, This Day

Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 45: After the Storm

I'm no lord. I've more respect for myself than that.
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 51: News Comes to Cairhien

I'm a gambler, a farmboy, and I'm here to take command of your bloody army.
-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 51: News Comes to Cairhien

Dovie'andi se tovya sagain. (Time to roll the dice)
-Mat Cauthon, before fighting the Shaido, before going to fight Rahvin, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 53: Fading Words

Dance with her, and she will forgive much; dance well, and she will forgive anything.
-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 5: A Different Dance

Dance well with a woman and she's halfway yours.
-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 5: A Different Dance

He was going to start having 'I am not a bloody lord' embroidered on his coat.
-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 5: A Different Dance

And if she tries Mistress Snoot with me too often, I'll bloody well kick her!
-Mat Cauthon, about Elayne Trakand, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 33: Courage to Strengthen

We are going to tickle some Aes Sedai under the chin, rescue a mule, and put a snip-nosed girl on the Lion Throne. Oh, yes. That's Aviendha. Don't look at her cross-wise or she'll try to cut your throat and probably slit her own by mistake.
-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 33: Courage to Strengthen

If the world is ending, a woman will take time to tell a man something he's done wrong.
-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 38: A Sudden Chill

When the poor blind fool they've chosen out for their Amyrlin gets here, I will do the talking. She can't be very bright, or they'd never have been able to shove her into the job.
-Mat Cauthon, to Egwene al'Vere, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 38: A Sudden Chill

Had Nynaeve and Elayne been cavorting with Jaichim Carridin and Elaida in the fountain beneath that statue of some long dead queen two spans or more tall and pointing to the sea, he would have passed it without a second look.
-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 17: The Triumph of Logic

It's good to be lucky.
-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 17: The Triumph of Logic

Only a fool married, and only a madman would marry Nynaeve.
-Mat Cauthon, in regards to Lan marrying Nynaeve, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 37: A Note from the Palace

In his experience, old memories or new, there are only two times a woman admitted she was wrong: when she wanted something and when it snowed at midsummer.
-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 38: Six Stories

That woman has more hands than any six women I ever met.
-Mat Cauthon, speaking of Queen Tylin Quintara, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 38: Six Stories

Oh, sheep swallop! Sheep swallop and bloody buttered onions!
-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 38: Six Stories

You can’t have her. You can’t bloody have her.
-Mat Cauthon, to the Gholam, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 38: Six Stories

I don’t bloody care about your bargains with anybody else, you daughter of the sands.
-Mat Cauthon, to Renaile din Calon Blue Star, Chapter 39: Promises to Keep

What's life like if you don't take a chance now and then?
-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 39: Promises to Keep

He knew what it took to get into the histories. A man could get killed doing that sort of thing.
-Mat Cauthon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 17: Pink Ribbons

She is my wife. Your bloody Daughter of the Nine Moons is my wife!
-Mat Cauthon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 31: What the Aelfinn Said

Taking responsibility takes all the joy out of life, and drains a man to dust.
-Mat Cauthon, Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 1: Time to be Gone

Precious. You have a pet name for me, so I thought I should have one for you, Precious.
-Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 6: A Stave and a Razor

Now, that killed the goat.
-Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 7: A Cold Medallion

A beautiful battle is one you don't have to fight.
-Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 27: A Plain Wooden Box

I don’t know. Not unless you think it could hurt to end up surrounded by crazy, homicidal mountainfolk.
-Mat Cauthon, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 28: Night in Hinderstap

Blood and bloody ashes!
-Mat Cauthon, all the time

Kneel and swear to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt.
-Mazrim Taim, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55: Dumai’s Wells

Asha'man, kill!
-Mazrim Taim, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55: Dumai’s Wells

What would you have me say? Fair is fair? Equal shares? Accept ‘very well’ and ask who will let you bond them. Besides, you must remember the old saying. Let the Lord of Chaos rule.
-Mazrim Taim, Knife of Dreams, Epilogue: An Old Saying

Go juggle something.
-Min Farshaw, to Thom Merrilin, The Eye of the World, Chatper 16: The Wisdom

The Pattern has a great deal to answer for. I don't think any man is worth this.
-Min Farshaw, The Great Hunt, Chapter 39: Flight from the Tower

Why couldn’t I have something safe and simple, like being shipwrecked with no food and a dozen hungry Aielman?
-Min Farshaw, The Great Hunt, Chapter 43: The First Claiming

If you meet a woman - the most beautiful woman you've ever seen - run!
-Min Farshaw, to Perrin Aybara, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 6: The Hunt Begins

What is a nine horse hitch, anyway?
-Min Farshaw, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 11: The Nine Horse Hitch

Fall in love with a man, and you end up doing laundry, even if it does belong to another man.
-Min Farshaw, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 28: Trapped

I don’t know what anybody’s toes have to do with anything, or feet either, but I’m not going any-where until you talk to them, Rand!
-Min Farshaw, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 12: A Lily in Winter

I want to get drunk as a drowned mouse, and fast!
-Min Farshaw, Winter’s Heart, Chatper 12: A Lily in Winter

As the Wheel of Time turns, places wear many names. Men wear many names, many faces. Different faces, but always the same man. Yet no one knows the Great Pattern the Wheel weaves, or even the Pattern of an Age. We can only watch, and study, and hope.
-Moiraine Damodred, The Eye of the World, Chapter 2: Strangers

Weep for Manetheren. Weep for what is lost forever.
-Moiraine Damodred, The Eye of the World, Chapter 9: Tellings of the Wheel

The Dark One is after you three, one or all, and if I let you go running off wherever you want to go, he will take you. Whatever the Dark One wants, I oppose, so hear this and know it true. Before I let the Dark One have you, I will destroy you myself.
-Moiraine Damodred, The Eye of the World, Chapter 13: Choices

The Light go with you, last Lord of the Seven Towers.
-Moiraine Damodred, The Eye of the World, Chapter 18: The Caemlyn Road

The Dark One wants them. If the Dark One wants a thing, I oppose it. Can there be a simpler reason, or a better?
-Moiraine Damodred, The Eye of the World, Chapter 21: Listen to the Wind

The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills. No eye can see the Pattern until it is woven.
-Moiraine Damodred, The Eye of the World, Chapter 28: Footprints in the Air

Tonight you will eat fish. Tomorrow, you may die.
-Moiraine Damodred, to Faile, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 42: Easing the Badger

Rand al'Thor...is a mule-headed, stonewilled, fool of a...a...a man!
-Moiraine Damodred, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 6: Doorways

Narg no hurt.
-Narg, The Eye of the World, Chapter 5: Winternight

As my Lord says, my Lord's leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my Lord, for instructing me.
-Nerim, to Mat, while sewing up his wounds, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 22: Heading South

If you ever meet a Malkieri, you tell him Jain Farstrider died clean.
-Noal, really Jain Farstrider, Towers of Midnight, Chapter 55: The One Left Behind

I do not have to make sense.
-Nynaeve al'Meara, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 52: Need

Go find Sheriam. Nobody else but Sheriam. Tell her… Tell her I’ve Healed Logain.
-Nynaeve al’Meara, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 29: Fire and Spirit

Only a ninny thinks she can threaten people, Elayne, and still get anywhere.
-Nynaeve al'Meara, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 13: The Bowl of the Winds

I will NOT apologize.
-Nynaeve al'Meara, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 21: Swovan Night

I think we've just found the Ancient Muckety-muck Sisterhood of Wise Women.
-Nynaeve al'Meara, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 23: Next Door to a Weaver

I can't abide women who poke their noses into other people's business.
-Nyneave al'Meara, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 2: Unweaving

If you get yourself killed I will skin you alive.
-Nynaeve al'Meara, to Elayne Trakand, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 6: Threads

A storm is coming.
-Nynaeve al'Meara, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 18: News for the Dragon

I told you I would take you to the Borderlands, Lan, and I have. Remember your oath, my heart, because I surely will.
-Nynaeve al’Meara, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 20: The Golden Crane

My name is Nynaeve ti al’Meara Mandragoran. The message I want sent is this. My husband rides from World’s End toward Tarwin’s Gap, toward Tarmon Gai’don. Will he ride alone?
-Nynaeve al’Meara, to Aldragoran, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 20: The Golden Crane

Soon comes the day all shall be free.
Even you, and even me.
Soon comes the day all shall die.
Surely you, but never I.
-Padan Fain, The Great Hunt, Chapter 3: Friends and Enemies

He belongs to me.
-Padan Fain, while killing Kisman, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 22: Out of Thin Air

I'll bet you get to run away a lot.
-Perrin Aybara, to Aram, The Eye of the World, Chapter 27: Shelter From the Storm

They’re the only eyes I ever had.
-Perrin Aybara, The Great Hunt, Chapter 7: Blood Calls Blood

Faile. My falcon.
-Perrin Aybara, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 55: What is Written in Prophecy

Rand is the one who's supposed to go mad, and here I am, talking to an axe!
-Perrin Aybara, to his axe, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 2: Whirlpools in the Pattern

A Warder once told me Trollocs call the Aiel Waste 'the Dying Ground.' I mean to make them give that name to the Two Rivers.
-Perrin Aybara, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 31: Assurances

Care for the living, I’ll weep for the dead later.
-Perrin Aybara, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 43: Care for the Living

You won’t ever understand them, Cousin Jaim, but you won’t care.
-Perrin Aybara, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 56: Goldeneyes

Oh burn me! I'm a blacksmith.
-Perrin Aybara, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 56: Goldeneyes

Out! Out, woman! Out, now! Or I will throw you out, and I will throw you so far you bounce twice!
-Perrin Aybara, to Berelain sur Paendrag, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 53: The Feast of Lights

Maybe they're letting him sleep on silk, but a prisoner is still a prisoner.
-Perrin Aybara, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 54: The Sending

So Harbor will have to face its dead alone.
-Perrin Aybara, Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 26: In So Harbor

Tell her I love her. Tell her I’m coming.
-Perrin Aybara, to Galina Casban, Knife of Dreams, Prologue: Embers Falling on Dry Grass

Twice and twice shall he be marked,
Twice to live, and twice to die.
Once the heron, to set his path.
Twice the heron, to name him true.
Once the Dragon, for remembrance lost.
Twice the Dragon, for the price he must pay.
-The Prophecies of the Dragon, The Great Hunt, Chapter 26: Discord

Twice dawns the day when his blood is shed.
Once for mourning, once for birth.
Red on black, the Dragon’s blood stains the rock of Shayol Ghul.
In the Pit of Doom shall his blood free men from the Shadow.
-The Prophecies of the Dragon, The Great Hunt, Chapter 26: Discord

The unstained tower breaks and bends knee to the forgotten sign.
The seas rage, and the storm clouds gather unseen.
Beyond the horizon, hidden fires swell, and serpents nestle in the bosom.
What was exalted is cast down; what was cast down is raised up.
Order burns to clear his path.

-The Prophecies of the Dragon
translation by Jeorad Manyard
Governor of the Province of Andor for
the High King, Artur Paendrag Tanreall

There can be no health in us, nor any good thing grow, for the land is one with the Dragon Reborn, and he one with the land. Soul of fire, heart of stone, in pride he conquers, forcing the proud to yield. He calls upon the mountains to kneel and the seas to give way, and the very skies to bow. Pray that the heart of stone remembers tears, and the soul of fire, love.

-From a much-disputed translation of
The Prophecies of the Dragon by the poet
Kyera Termandal, of Shiota, believed to have
been published between FY 700 and FY 800

What kind of need would be great enough that we'd want the Dragon to save us from it? As well ask for help from the Dark One.
-Rand al'Thor, The Eye of the World, Chapter 3: The Peddler

I'm not Aiel, Lord Barthanes, and I'm not of the royal line, either.
-Rand al'Thor, The Great Hunt, Cahpter 32: Dangerous Words

The Dark One can have the Horn for all I care! What does finding the Horn count if I abandon Egwene to this? If I did that, the Horn couldn’t save me. The Creator couldn’t save me. I would damn myself.
-Rand al’Thor, The Great Hunt Chapter 45: Blademaster

The Light shine on you, Lord Ingtar of House Shinowa, and may you shelter in the palm of the Creator's hand. The last embrace of the mother welcome you home.
-Rand al'Thor, at Ingtar’s Last Stand, The Great Hunt, Chapter 46: To Come Out of the Shadow

I will never serve you, Father of Lies. In a thousand lives, I never have. I know that. I’m sure of it. Come. It is times to die.
-Rand al’Thor, to Ba’alzamon, The Great Hunt, Chapter 48: First Claiming

My Lady... why would I summon you at this time of night?
-Rand al'Thor, to Berelain, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 2: Whirlpools in the Pattern

I make no nooses for my neck.
-Rand al'Thor, The Shadow Rising, Chapter 48: An Offer Refused

I trust you like a brother. Until the day you betray me.
-Rand al'Thor, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 21: The Gift of a Blade

Play 'March of Death'. Play it, unless you know a sadder song. Play something to make your soul weep. If you have one still.
-Rand al'Thor, to Asmodean, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 42: Before the Arrow

Only a battle lost is sadder than a battle won.
-Rand al'Thor, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 44: The Lesser Sadness

I can rest when I'm dead.
-Rand al'Thor, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 45: After the Storm

I told you to make weapons, Taim. Show me just how deadly they are. Disperse the Shaido. Break them.
-Rand al'Thor, to Mazrim Taim, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 55: Dumai’s Wells

Whatever can be done, can be undone.
-Rand al'Thor, to Colavaere, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 5: A Broken Crown

I will ask one more time. What do you want? Answer, or leave. By the door or a window; your choice.
-Rand al'Thor, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 18: As the Plow Breaks the Earth

Perrin had such a serene marriage, with a smiling, gentle wife
-Rand al'Thor, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 33: A Bath

I’m the Dragon Reborn, and I’m going to kill you.
-Rand al’Thor, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 41: A Crown of Swords

Come against me, if you dare! I am the storm! Come if you dare, Shai'tan! I am the Dragon Reborn!
-Rand al'Thor, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 24: A Time for Iron

I'm the one who's supposed to go mad, Aes Sedai, but you already are.
-Rand al'Thor, to Cadsuane Melaidhrin, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 27: The Bargain

Trust was a knife, and the hilt was as sharp as the blade.
-Rand al'Thor, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 29: A Cup of Sleep

You'd be surprised what my Asha'man would dare.
-Rand al'Thor, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 11: Ideas of Importance

It is done. The last that could be done to me. They have taken everything from me now.
-Rand al’Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 22: The Last That Could Be Done

I have made my choice, Min. You have asked for flexibility and laughter from me, but such things are no longer mine to give. I am sorry.
-Rand al’Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 22: The Last That Could Be Done

Cadsuane, do you believe that I could kill you? Right here, right now, without using a sword or the Power? Do you believe that if I simply willed it, the Pattern would bend around me and stop your heart? By . . . coincidence?
-Rand al’Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 23: A Warp in the Air

I’ve done it before. I once said that I didn’t kill women, but it was a lie. I murdered a woman long before I faced Semirhage. Her name was Liah, I killed her in Shadar Logoth. I struck her down,and called it mercy. . . Forgive me or calling this mercy as well.
-Rand al’Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 37: A Force of Light

Before condemning me, let us first determine if my sins have achieved anything beyond my own damnation.
-Rand al’Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 37: A Force of Light

You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can.
-Rand al'Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 37: A Force of Light

Let them explain to their children and grandchildren why they were hundreds of leagues away from their posts when the Dark One was slain and the prophecies fulfilled.
-Rand al’Thor, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 44: Scents Unknown

Small increases in chaos are as important as large.
-Sammael, A Crown of Swords, Chapter 20: Patterns within Patterns

Killing is as easy as dying, any fool can do either.
-saying among the Aiel, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 20: Jangai Pass

Death is lighter than a feather, duty heavier than a mountain.
-saying in Shienar, The Great Hunt, Chapter 47: The Grave is No Bar to My Call

Why have you betrayed me, Great Lord? Why?
-Semirhage, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 22: The Last That Could Be Done

You are marked as mine.
-Shaidar Haran, Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 21: A Mark

Would you be Nae’blis?
-Shai’tan, Lord of Chaos, Prologue: The First Message

Rand al'Thor. It does not sound like a name to inspire fear and set the world on fire.
-Siuan Sanche, The Great Hunt, Chapter 5: The Shadow in Shienar

The Oaths hold us together, a stated set of beliefs that bind us all, a single thread running through every sister, living or dead, back to the first to lay her hands on the Oath Rod. They are what make us Aes Sedai, not saidar.
-Siuan Sanche, The Path of Daggers, Chapter 15: Stronger Than Written Law

What happened with the pond? Surely the water is the point of the story.
-Somara, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 4: A Sense of Humor

We'll toss the dice however they fall,
and snuggle the girls be they short or tall,
then follow young Mat whenever he calls,
to dance with Jak o' the Shadows.
-song of the Band of the Red Hand, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 45: After the Storm

In my day, girls jumped when a Wise One said jump, and continued jumping until they were told to stop. As I am still alive, it is still my day. Need I make myself clearer?
-Sorilea, to Aviendha and Egwene al'Vere, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 23: “The Fifth I Give You”

When a young woman's cheeks redden for no apparent reason, there is usually a man involved.
-Sorilea, to Egwene al'Vere, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 18: A Taste of Solitude

Remember the flame, lad, and the void.
-Tam al’Thor, The Eye of the World, Chapter 1: An Empty Road

Grey hairs don’t mean our brains have curdled.
-Tam al’Thor, The Eye of the World, Chapter 4: A Gleeman

They came over the Dragonwall like a flood, and washed the land with blood.
-Tam al’Thor, The Eye of the World, Chapter 6: The Westwood

They don’t lie, not right out, but the truth an Aes Sedai tells you is not always the truth you think it is.
-Tam al’Thor, The Eye of the World, Chapter 9: Tellings of the Wheel

And I make a point of never knowing anything about Aes Sedai. Much safer that way.
-Thom Merrilin, The Eye of the World, Chapter 4: The Gleeman

In wars, boy, fools kill other fool for foolish causes.
-Thom Merrilin, The Eye of the World, Chapter 4: The Gleeman

In the war that ended the Age of Legends, worse than Trollocs and Halfmen were created.
-Thom Merrilin, The Eye of the World, Chapter 10: Leavetaking

I don’t care for the thought of a Questioner with a hot iron telling me to repent my sins and walk in the Light.
-Thom Merillin, The Eye of the World, Chapter 16: The Wisdom

Every word true, from one who lived it.
-Thom Merillin, The Eye of the World, Chapter 20: Dust on the Wind

Teach him how you will, a pig will never play the flute.
-Thom Merillin, The Eye of the World, Chapter 26: Whitebridge

I may be an old fool, but I will be an old fool in my own way.
-Thom Merrilin, The Great Hunt, Chapter 26: Discord

Cairhienin may play Daes Dae’mar, but it was the White Tower made the Great Game in the first place.
-Thom Merrilin, The Great Hunt, Chapter 32: Dangerous Words

I'm only an old gleeman. Who could I possibly be dangerous to?
-Thom Merrilin, The Great Hunt, Chapter 34: The Wheel Weaves

You wait here - and try not to eat the table.
-Thom Merrilin, to Mat Cauthon, The Dragon Reborn, Chapter 31: The Woman of Tanchico

That was very kind of you. It’s good to know you are kind to damane. But you must be careful. There are men who actually take damane to their beds. You would not want anyone to think you are perverted.
-Tuon, Winter’s Heart, Chapter 19: Three Women

Do you remember Hawkwing’s face, Toy?
-Tuon, Crossroads of Twilight, Chapter 3: A Fan of Colors

Obviously, Selucia miscounted with the ants.
-Tuon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 8: Dragons’ Eggs

Do I remind you of your sister? Or perhaps your mother?
-Tuon, after Mat’s first kiss, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 25: Attending Elaida

I’m glad you are finally taking an interest, Toy. Perhaps I will be able to educate you yet. An owl hooting twice means someone will die soon.
-Tuon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 27: A Plain Wooden Box

A lion can have no mercy.
-Tuon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 27: A Plain Wooden Box

Bloody Matrim Cauthon is my husband. That is the wording you used, is it not?
-Tuon, to Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 36: Under an Oak

No. If I die I will die as who I am. I have removed the veil.
-Tuon, to Furyk Karede, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 36: Under an Oak

Leafblighter means to blind the Eye of the World, Lost One. He means to slay the Great Serpent. Warn the People, Lost One. Sightburner comes. Tell them to stand ready for He Who Comes With the Dawn. Tell them...
-unknown Maiden of the Spear, The Eye of the World, Chapter 25: The Traveling People

Now, now. You must learn. Your name is Suffa. And Suffa will be a good damane. Yes she will. A very, very good damane.
-unkown sul’dam, to Elaida, The Gathering Storm, Chapter 41: A Fount of Power

Oh, I do remember you. The one with the fla- the mouth. Ragan thought you could skin and butcher a blo- bull at ten paces with your tongue. Chaena and Nangu thought fifty.
-Uno, to Nynaeve al'Meara, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 38: An Old Acquaintance

A woman's flaming rights are whatever she flaming says they are. That's what women in Shienar say, anyway.
-Uno, The Fires of Heaven, Chapter 49: To Boannda

Bring your lightnings, Aes Sedai. I will dance with them.
-Urien, The Great Hunt, Chapter 28: A New Thread in the Pattern

The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai’don!
-Weillin Aldragoran, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 20: The Golden Crane

Ok, that was more than a "Few" but still not all.
DA Ford
39. Ford75
“A woman will kill you for half the reason of a man, but cry twice as hard afterward.”- Thom “I will find the song, or another will find the song, but the song will be sung this year or in a year to come. As it once was, so shall it be agian, world whitout end.”
Chris Lehotsky
40. Tel_Janin
I'm actually surprised these weren't in the above list:

"You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyways." -Lan Mandragoran, EotW

"I don't know. They could put up a warning sign or something. Hello. Welcome to Hinderstap. We will murder you in the night and eat your bloody face if you stay past sunset. Try the pies. Martna Baily makes them fresh daily." -Mat Cauthon, TGS
wcarter4
41. Halibulu
@38- I'm surprised you didn't start quoting from the prologue sample of A Miracle of Light. Geez....
wcarter4
42. trench
“Some said Delana was sucessful as a mediator because both sides would agree just to make her stop staring at them.”
j p
43. sps49
Where is that "Trust" poem kirvanta @35 posted part of? I would look, but great googols of googly-moogly...!

Which book it is in would help. :)

ETA: Never mind-

Give me your trust, said the Aes Sedai
For on my shoulders, I support the sky
Trust me to know, and to do what is best,
And I will take care of the rest.

But trust is the color of a dark seed growing,
Trust is the color of a heart’s blood flowing,
Trust is the color of a soul’s last breath,
Trust is the color of death.

Give me your trust, said the queen on her throne
For I must bear the burden all alone
Trust me to know, and to judge, and to rule
And no man will think you a fool.

But trust is the sound of a grave-dog's bark,
Trust is the sound of betrayal in the dark,
Trust is the sound of a soul's last breath,
Trust is the sound of death.
wcarter4
44. Girish1123
Nobody said this one yet?

"Sa souvraya niende misain ye" - Mat Cauthon, The Shadow Rising
Charles Moore
45. Shadeofpoe
Bah, Ab beat me to my favorite, second is this, which incidentally is also tattooed on my buddies chest:


"“We rode on the winds of the rising storm, We ran to the sounds of the thunder. We danced among the lightning bolts, and tore the world asunder"

And I think it was said above, but in old tongue. "It's time to toss the dice"
wcarter4
46. Kadere
@43

But trust is the color of a dark seed growing.
Trust is the color of a heart's blood flowing.
Trust is the color of a soul's last breath.
Trust is the color of death.
-ancient song, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 44: The Color of Trust
wcarter4
47. Ostento
“How do you fight someone smarter than yourself?' Rand Whispered. 'The answer is simple. You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can."

- Rand Al'Thor about Graendal
j p
48. sps49
Thank you, Kadere.

It's a dark bit of prose, but I'm in a dark mood today, grr :)
Francesco Paonessa
49. ErrantKnave
@38 Mother's milk in a cup, Kadere! You've saved me the trouble of looking through the books.

I can't believe I forgot "You? No!"
wcarter4
50. Cloglord
"Sniff,"
- Every female character in the Series, ever.
Julia Nepper
51. andoran_g33k
"Sheepswallop and bloody buttered onions!" -- Mat (obviously)

I can't believe that one wasn't posted already! Unless @38 posted it....I couldn't read all those :P
wcarter4
52. ????
Trust is death- Lews Therin Telamon
wcarter4
53. J Town
This was already mentioned once, but it's one of my favorite quotes ever, in any medium. Not applicable in all situations, but I've been in more than a few where it would be absolutely perfect.

“Are you deaf as well as blind, woman? I’m not a carpet to walk over, and I distinctly heard myself speak. If I pinch your bottom, you can slap my face, but until I do, I expect a civil word for a civil word!” —Matrim Cauthon
wcarter4
54. Rick 131313
Here's my top 5 Mat quotes.
The first one is my fave. He says this to Egwene after she is chosen Amyrlin Seat. It cracks me up whenever I read it!!

1. When the poor blind fool they've chosen out for their Amyrlin gets here, I will do the talking. She can't be very bright, or they'd never have been able to shove her into the job.
2. Well, I'll not be the one to pull his bacon off the coals. He's the one who can channel. If he's put his head in a hornet's nest, he can bloody channel his way out of it.
3. And if she tries Mistress Snoot with me too often, I'll bloody well kick her!
4. I came to bloody rescue you. Burn me if I expected to be treated as if I'd come to steal a pie.
5. I'm a gambler, a farmboy, and I'm here to take command of your bloody army.
corey chapman
55. martianblues
"A woman's flaming rights are whatever she flaming says they are. That's what women in Shienar say, anyway." Uno

"At my age, if I make it up, it’s still an old saying." Lini

"Never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars." Mat

"Fish guts!" Suian

"As my Lord says, my Lord's leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my Lord, for instructing me." Nerim
wcarter4
56. RFisher.3486
"Mat scowled. It seemed to him that when you got sick, you became invisible to women unless they were actually talking to you. And then they took at least ten years off your age." The Dragon Reborn, pg. 230
wcarter4
57. Brigitte Reed
Holy crap, person who quoted like 6 pages of stuff! You must be doing what I am doing and keeping a list on your computer.

This may not be one of my favorites, but I felt is gave a very good message about bullies:

"I don't look for violence. I don't think I've even wrestled anybody in years, except for feastday games. But if somebody hit me, I'd hit him back. If I didn't, I would just be encouraging him to think he could hit me whenever he wanted to. Some people think they can take advantage of others, and if you don't let them know they can't, they'll just go around bullying anybody weaker than they are." - Perrin EotW

"Blacksmithing did not lend itself to a slender build, and Bela was not very large as horses went. Every time he put his foot in the stirrup the shaggy mare looked at him with what he was sure was reproach." - Perrin (EotW pg 334)

"I don't know how to play at teaching, boy. I either teach a thing, or I don't." -Thom (EotW pg 355)

"This is complete foolishness,' Nynaeve muttered. "I don't feel like a flower. If anything, I feel like a blackthorn bush. I think I will wait by the fire after all."
"As you wish," Verin said. "Did I mention that novices do chores? They wash dishes, scrub floors, do laundry, serve at table, all sorts of things. I myself think the servants do a better job of it by far, but it is generally felt that such labor builds character. Oh, you are staying? Good. Well, child, remember that even a blackthorn bush has flowers sometimes, beautiful and white among the thorns." (tGH, pg 208) (Love Verin. : D)

"If you can't hide what you are going to do, do it so everybody thinks you are a fool." -Mat (tDR pg 342)

"The arrogance of men never ceases to amaze me. You all think everything has to do with you, and every woman has to desire you." - Min (tDR, pg 100)

"Once outside, Min hung back for a moment to address Lan with a too-sweet smile. "And is there any message you want carried? To Nynaeve, perhaps?"
The Warder blinked as if caught off guard, like a horse on three legs. "Does everyone know-?" He regained his balance almost immediately. "If there is anything else she needs to hear from me, I will tell her myself." He closed the door nearly in her face.
"Men!" Min muttered at the door. "Too blind to see what a stone could see, and too stubborn to be trusted to think for themselves."(tDR, pg 97-98)

That's all I have for the moment. : p I do so enjoy RJ's descriptions. -sniggers- horse on three legs...!
wcarter4
58. chosen
“Whoever reads this, if any remain to read it, weep for us who have no more tears. Pray for us who are damned alive."

Didn't notice this one, might have missed tho. IMO this is the most poignant the Robert Jordan ever wrote
wcarter4
59. BDM
What is to absurd to be believed is believed because it is too absurd to be a lie.”
wcarter4
60. CrazyOne
I'm fond of the horse. Perrin to Galad
wcarter4
61. BDM
“We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect"
wcarter4
62. Catpapa2525
#6 Has to be included
"That bloody thing was disigned by insane cross eyed trollocs and built from the bones of the damned" Mat bloody Cauthon
AND what he said to the gholam
"I hope you can't die because I'm going to enjoy the thought of you falling through that blackness forever, you misbegotten son of a goat's droppings." Mat bloody Cauthon
wcarter4
63. EnjinSosei
"Blood calls blood. Blood is, and blood was, and blood shall ever be."

"The lions sing and the hills take flight.
The moon by day, and the sun by night.
Blind woman, deaf man, jackdaw fool.
Let the Lord of Chaos rule."

I really liked both of these, but there are countless more from the series that would take ates to compile.
wcarter4
64. Sage1024
Not sure if this was actually written by RJ or if its just great advertising, but this has always said it all to me:

"The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.
Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time."
wcarter4
65. Harley James
"I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile. No woman deserves the sure knowledge of widow’s black as her brideprice, you least of all." - Lan Mandragoran
Rob Munnelly
66. RobMRobM
My favorite quote, by far, and I don't believe it has been quoted yet. From KoD:

Tuon looked at him, squatting there by the map, moving his fingers over its surface, and suddenly she saw him in a new light. A buffoon? No. A lion stuffed into a horse-stall might look like a peculiar joke, but a lion on the high plains was something very different. Toy was loose on the high plains, now. She felt a chill. What sort of man had she entangled herself with? After all this time, she realized, she had hardly a clue.
Rob Munnelly
67. RobMRobM
Here's another fun one:

So pull your nose out of your coats, you summer ham, and be glad we do not choose to take issue with you supporting a usurper on the Amyrlin Seat. -Elayne to Tesyln, (PoD, 45)
wcarter4
68. CharGrilledAznable
"How do you fight someone smarter than yourself?...The answer is simple. You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can." --Rand Al'thor

"Do you believe that I could kill you? Right here, right now, without
using a sword or the Power? Do you believe that if I simply willed it,
the Pattern would bend around me and stop your heart? By...coincidence?"
--Rand Al'thor

(Both from "The Gathering Storm")
Brigitte Reed
69. brigittereed
I forgot one!

"Discovering what Rand could do had been like finding out his best friend tortured small animals and killed babies."- Mat (tDR, pg 219)

This quote makes me chuckle every time. : p I love Mat.
wcarter4
70. Tor Storruste
She had said she would make her own bow too, as soon as she could. Luca's she called "a knot-riddled branch broken from a cross-grained tree by a blind idiot in the middle of the night"
Birgitte (TFOH, 37)
Lee VanDyke
71. Cloric
"Dance with her, and she will forgive much. Dance well, and she will forgive anything." - Mat, Lord of Chaos, Ch. 5

"Fear will keep you cautious, caution will keep you alive." - Sheriam, The Great Hunt & The Dragon Reborn
wcarter4
72. amyloo
"I've known men who, when challenged, always turn to their fists for answers. I've never liked Aes Sedai; I was happy to be rid of them when I returned to my farm. A bully is a bully, whether she uses the strength of her arm or other means."
-Tam al'Thor, (TGS, 747)
j p
73. sps49
“The Black Ajah.” Birgitte’s voice was flatter than the floor tiles. “And one of the Forsaken. Mat never mentioned them. You owe him thanks on your knees, Elayne. Both of you do. The man deserves it. And Juilin, as well.”

ACoS, Chapter 21- Swovan Night

Followed by, of course-

Nynaeve: “I will not apologize to Matrim Cauthon, not on my deathbed.”
todd jones
74. todd@ktjones.net
"Lan told me once that Malkier lives so long as one man wears the Hadori in pledge that he will fight the shadow, so long as one womanwears the ki'sain in pledge that she will send her sons to fight the shadow. I wear the ki'sain, Master Aldragoran, my husband wears the hadori. So do you. Will Lan Mandragoran ride to the Last Battle alone?"........"He will not, my lady. I cannot stand surety for anyone else, but I swear to you under the Light and by my hope of rebirth and salvation, he will not ride alone." - KOD, Ch. 20.
wcarter4
75. JohnB2
Rand: "How do you compare two sunrises?" (in reference to which of his ladies is prettiest)
wcarter4
76. Satreed
What was, what will be, and what is may yet fall under the shadow. For what mortal men forget, the Aes Sedai do not. EOTW

Well as far as you are concerned I am the master of the blades, and my blades are bare. When the blades are bare, even the mistress of the ships bows to the master of the blades. This is the bargain between you and me.......
Mat Cauthon, ACOS
wcarter4
77. Ravel Prata
"Sleep well and wake, Rand al’Thor" The weirdest good night ever.
Noneo Yourbusiness
78. Longtimefan
"In my day,... As I am still alive, it is still my day."
Sorilea,
Fires of Heaven, Chapter 23: The Fifth I Give You.
wcarter4
79. AndyS
"An open chest hides nothing, and open door hides little, but and open man is surely hiding something" - Lini
wcarter4
80. AndyS
Can't spell, apparently. Those are supposed to be "an," not "and"
wcarter4
81. Mndrew
“It takes more than bravery to bind a man to the Horn.”Artur Hawkwing “Or a woman.”Birgitte
Valentin M
82. ValMar
I too love "The Color of Trust" ftom LOC, ch 44. Well, given the character of the piece love is not the perfect word, despite some gothic tendencies of mine.

And
"“We rode on the winds of the rising storm, We ran to the sounds of the thunder. We danced among the lightning bolts, and tore the world asunder"
always gives me shivers. I really hope the old boy left a few more like this for the last book.
Jay Dauro
83. J.Dauro
Okay, I just heard this one again today.
She tossed him a coin in thanks, and he nodded his ugly head to her—he was missing several teeth, one eye, and most of his hair. Best-looking man in the place.
Birgitte -Towers of Midnight - 22

It gives me hope. ;^)
z drake cupsford
84. zdrakec
"I didn't like the way it looked at me in the mirror this morning, so I bit it." -- Nynaeve, upon being asked why she had a black eye.

Priceless :)
Alice Arneson
85. Wetlandernw
Dyelin didn't seem pleased. Well, she could go suck on a goat's foot.

-Elayne, ToM Ch. 11
Bill Siegel
86. ubxs113
The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning.
matt
87. graftonio
"Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made. Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades.What was asked is given. The price is paid."

"I read a book once."
-Mat Cauthon
wcarter4
88. GrimmestReaper
“It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” - Matrim Cauthon
Birgit
89. birgit
In a moment he would speak to the Aiel outside, and become the Dragon Reborn again. But for now, he only wanted to sit, and remember a shepherd named Rand al'Thor.
Rand, TSR 2

She had already gone beyond being an innkeeper's daughter. Those bonds would not hold her again, either, not because she hated them, but because she had outgrown them.
Egwene, TDR 11

And if they offer one uncivil word, spank them both. But be diplomatic about it.
Cadsuane, WH 13

"May you always find water and shade, Davram Bashere."
"At the moment, I'd rather have dry feet and a warm fire," (...)
"The wetlands turn everything on its head, Davram Bashere."
Bashere and Bael, CoT prologue

Knowing serves no real purpose, but then, neither does not knowing. Myself, I always prefer knowing to not.
Verin, TGH 12
wcarter4
90. seenfromafar
"But some did not flee.First in a trickle, then a river, then a flood, men went, not to safety, but to join the army fighting for their land. Shepherds with bows and farmers with pitch forks, and woodsmen with axes. Women went ,too, shouldering what wepons they could find and marching side by side with their men. No one made that journey who did not know they would not return. But it was their land. It had been thier farthers', and it would be their childrens, and they went to pay the price of it."
Moiraine.
EotW - chapter 9 - Tellings of the wheel.
Rob Munnelly
91. RobMRobM
Go to Rhuidean, son of battles! Go to Rhuidean, trickster! Go, gambler! Go!

The Aelfinn - TSR.

"Flesh so fine, so fine to tear, to gnash the skin; skin to strip, to plait, so nice to plait the strips, so nice, so red the drops that fall; blood so red, so red, so sweet; sweet screams, pretty screams, singing screams, scream your song, sing your screams...”

Machin Shin
Rob Munnelly
92. RobMRobM
“If you watch the wolf too hard,” she muttered, “a mouse will bite you on the ankle.”

Moiraine - EOTW
wcarter4
93. RickH
I'm surprised nobody has posted this yet!
"Metaphor for. . ." Mat scowled. "Bloody ashes, woman. This isn't a metaphor for anything! It's just boots."
Lon Kelley
94. Mathguy
Men fight when they should run, and fools fight when they should run. But I had no need to say it twice.

-- Faile, right before getting snared by a hedgehog, The Dragon Reborn
wcarter4
95. A.L.
A cat for a hat or a hat for a cat. But nothing for nothing.
Deana Whitney
96. Braid_Tug
@ 38. Kadere;
blink...blink... & in alphabetical order?!
Do you keep a Word doc of them? just...wow...
........
They’ve gone and made a king out of you.

The soldier who dies for money and the soldier who dies for loyalty are both dead, but there’s a difference between them. One death meant something. The other didn’t.” […]
“Why do you go to battle, Rand?“

-Tam al’Thor, ToM, Ch. 47
wcarter4
97. JamesEdJones
“’I meant to give you a grand entry, befitting the Dragon Reborn.’
‘I have had one,’ Rand said, and the other man blinked.”
wcarter4
98. JamesEdJones
“Do not fear the Aes Sedai, treekiller.”
Stefan Mitev
99. Bergmaniac
"Men always seemed to think violence could solve anything. If she had had a stout stick, she would have thumped all three of them about the shoulders until they saw reason."
- Nynaeve

"Elayne stopped to muffle a yawn behind her hand. How could the woman manage to look pretty yawning, with her hair a mess and a red wrinkle from a pillow marring one cheek? That was a secret Aes Sedai ought to investigate."
- Nynaeve again
Rich Bennett
100. Neuralnet
the two I really use are

Time to toss the dice

and

Death lighter than a feather, Duty is heavier than a mountain (although that is not realyl from WoT it is where I first heard it)
wcarter4
101. Master Golden
"Mostly they used the trees of the land and the place. You cannot make the land go against itself. Not for long; the land will rebel. You must shape the vision to the land, not the land to the vision," Loial, son of Arent son of Halan, addressing Rand al'Thor for the first time.
wcarter4
102. Halibulu
"He told me, Lews Therin, You let another woman touch you! Again!" ~Everyone's favorite super hot pyscho, Lanfear (TFoH)
Ron Garrison
103. Man-0-Manetheran
Gee, Kadere. That pretty much knocked out everything I can add.

"You? No!" - Not the best quote, but the most quoted quote.
wcarter4
104. Lurking Canadian
"They have caged Shadowkiller"
"We come."
- Perrin and the wolves, before Dumai's Wells

"We will ride into it, Lord Aybara. I do not believe we will ride out."
- Lord Dobraine, at Dumai's Wells

"Wearer of a crown of swords, spinner out of fate.
Who thinks he turns the wheel of time may learn the truth too late"
- Not sure, but that was one downer of an ending

"What language speak we now, Sounder of the Horn?"
wcarter4
105. Anachron
"Asha'man, Kill!"
Rob Munnelly
106. RobMRobM
"Too much like me."

Muttered by Berelain under her breath while ignoring Mat in the Stone of Tear.

A Mat-Berelain interaction would have been more fun that the Perrin shenanigans that followed.
Nadine L.
107. travyl
Ta’veren. Ridiculous. These people and their endless superstitions! A small brown bird, surely a finch, flew out of a tall oak and circled widdershins three times above Toy's head before flying on. She had found her omen.
- Tuon, Knife of Dreams
wcarter4
108. Jon Morton
My favorite i chapter one of book one, through the final chapter of the final book. whenever that may be.
wcarter4
109. Chris8
Jasin Natael: “I would not take your place for all the world, not with the fate that accompanies it. Death or madness, or both. ‘His blood on the rocks of Shayol Ghul... ’ That is what The Karaethon Cycle, the Prophecies of the Dragon, says, is it not? That you must die to save fools who will heave a sigh of relief at your death. No, I would not accept that for all your power and more.”
wcarter4
110. Avian
"The Dragon is Reborn." - Moiraine, The Eye of the World

"I don't love the Maidens." - Rand, A Crown of Swords
Charles Gaston
111. parrothead
“Birgitte Silverbow. Faith of the Light, I’m not sure I still am that
woman. So much of what I was and knew has faded like mist beneath the summer sun since my strange new birth. I’m no hero now, only another woman to make my way. And as for your secrets. What language do we speak, Hornsounder?”
-Birgitte to Mat, A Crown of Swords, "Swovan Night"

“Well, Managan, Gorenellin,” he demanded, “do you still remember who you are? Do you remember your blood? Who rides with me for Tarwin’s Gap?”
For a moment, he thought neither man would speak, but then Gorenellin was on his feet, tears glistening in his eyes. “The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai’don,” he said softly.
“The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai’don!” Managan shouted, leaping up so fast he overturned his chair.
Laughing, Aldragoran joined them, all three shouting at the top of their lungs. “The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai’don!”
- Knife of Dreams, "The Golden Crane"

“Nonsense, child,” Verin said, yawning again, eyes closing. “You will be Amyrlin. I’m confident of it. And an Amyrlin should be well armed with knowledge. That, among all things, is the most sacred duty of the Brown—to arm the world with knowledge. I’m still one of them. Please see that they know, although the word Black may brand my name forever, my soul is Brown. Tell them...”
“I will, Verin,” Egwene promised. “But your soul is not Brown. I can see it.”
Her eyes fluttered open, meeting Egwene’s, a frown creasing her forehead.
“Your soul is of a pure white, Verin,” Egwene said softly. “Like the Light itself.”
Verin smiled, and her eyes closed.
- Verin and Egwene, The Gathering Storm, "A Visit From Verin Sedai"

Unfortunately I don't have my copy of ToM with me, or I'd throw in everything Mat says while fighting the gholam.
Jonathan Levy
112. JonathanLevy
"No. I am your father."

- Shaidar Haran, AMoL:13
Nadine L.
113. travyl
The woman never wanted much. Just her own way. Like just about every other woman he had ever known.
- Mat (thinking about Tuon), Knife of Dreams, Ch. 36 (Under an Oak)
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
114. tnh
Travyl @113: He swiped that one from Chaucer's Wife of Bath. (Chaucer swiped it from an older source. Writers are like that.)
John Mann
115. jcmnyu
@111 partohead

The "what language do we speak, hornsounder" conversation was so excellent, this one always has been my favorite.

I also like:

"Move, you flaming fatherless son of a spavined goat!"

Such a wonderful turn of phrase.
Amir Noam
116. Amir
Jonathan @112:
I like it! Allow me to contribute along the same lines:

"Well, Lews Therin had grown so powerful, he wanted to retire. So he told me his secret: 'I am not the Dragon,' he said. 'My name is Ryan. I inherited this title from the previous Dragon, just as you will inherit it from me. The man I inherited it from was not the real Dragon, either. His name was Cummerbund. The real Dragon has been retired fifteen years and living like a king in Patagonia.' Then he explained the name was the important thing for inspiring the necessary fear. You see, no one would surrender to the Dread Warlord Al'Thor. So we sailed ashore, took on an entirely new crew and he stayed aboard for awhile as first mate, all the time calling me the Dragon. Once the crew believed, he left the ship and I have been the Dragon ever since. Except, now that we're together, I shall retire and hand the name over to someone else. Is everything clear to you?"
-- Rand Al'Thor, AMoL, Chapter 21, "Leavetakings"

"I love the smell of balefire in the morning."
-- Demandred, AMoL, Chapter 34, "Apocalypse Now-ish"

"Oh no you don't! Galad, I'm gonna level with you. We can't get married at all."
"Why not?"
"Well, in the first place, I'm not a natural blonde."
"Doesn't matter."
"I smoke Two Rivers Tobacco! I smoke all the time!"
"I don't care."
"Well, I have a terrible past. For years now, I've been trying to seduce a wolf-brained blacksmith."
"I forgive you."
"I can never have children!"
"We can adopt some."
"But you don't understand, Galad! I'm a man!"
"Well, nobody's perfect!"
-- Berelain to Galad, AMoL, Chapter 45, "Revelations"

"We've analyzed their attack, sir, and there is a danger. Should I have your skimming platform standing by?"
"Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances."
-- A Myrdraal to Shaidar Haran, AMoL, Chapter 49, "Shayol Ghul"

"Ituralde, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."
- Mat Cauthon, AMoL, Chapter 50, "Towards the Sunset"

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
-- Lan to Nynaeve, AMoL, Epilogue, "Tomorrow is Another Day"
Jonathan Levy
117. JonathanLevy
116.Amir

And here I thought you were just going to answer:

"Nooooooooooooo! That's impossible!"

- Bela, AMoL:13


Let's see what I've got:

"We'll always have Shayol Ghul"
-- Mat to Tuon, AMoL:51 "Sailing back to Seanchan"


"My name is Rand Al'Thor. You kill-a my Ilyena. Prepare to die."
-- AMoL: 32, "The Last Battle"

"I'm going to make them an offer they can't refuse."
-- Rand, AMoL:4, "At the Field of Merrilor"

"I have always depended on the kindness of strangers"
-- Narg, AMoL:7 "The Ruins of Caemlyn"
wcarter4
118. towo
"Trollocs coming! Up axes and clear the field! Trollocs coming!"
- Elder Haman and Loial, Knife of Dreams, Chapter 19

Really, this was like one of those "wat." moments. Sudden Ogier carnage.
Rob Munnelly
119. RobMRobM
"My mother was the Daughter-Heir." *slap* "My mother was a Maiden of the Spear" *slap* "She was the Daughter-Heir and a Maiden of the Spear."

-- Rand to Elayne, AMOL 18, "Kissing Cousins"
Deana Whitney
120. Braid_Tug
Oh, all you “quoting” AMOL "....
head shake, too funny.

@ 119, RobMRobM: you win the chapter title.
Amir Noam
121. Amir
"DO YOU BELIEVE IN FATE, RAND?"
"No."
"WHY NOT?"
"Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life."
"I KNOW *EXACTLY* WHAT YOU MEAN. LET ME TELL YOU WHY YOU'RE HERE. YOU'RE HERE BECAUSE YOU KNOW SOMETHING. WHAT YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN, BUT YOU FEEL IT. YOU'VE FELT IT YOUR ENTIRE LIFE, THAT THERE'S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WORLD. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT'S THERE, LIKE A SPLINTER IN YOUR MIND, DRIVING YOU MAD. IT IS THIS FEELING THAT HAS BROUGHT YOU TO ME. DO YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT?"
"The Pattern."
"DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS?"
"Yes."
"THE PATTERN IS EVERYWHERE. IT IS ALL AROUND US. EVEN NOW, IN THIS VERY ROOM. YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU LOOK OUT YOUR WINDOW OR WHEN YOU VISIT TEL'ARAN'RHIOD. YOU CAN FEEL IT WHEN YOU GO TO WORK... WHEN YOU PAY YOUR TAXES. IT IS THE WORLD THAT HAS BEEN PULLED OVER YOUR EYES TO BLIND YOU FROM THE TRUTH."
"What truth?"
"THAT YOU ARE A SLAVE, RAND. LIKE EVERYONE ELSE YOU WERE BORN INTO BONDAGE. INTO A PRISON THAT YOU CANNOT TASTE OR SEE OR TOUCH. A PRISON FOR YOUR MIND. "
-- The Dark One to Rand, AMoL, chapter 47, "To Break the Seals"
Amir Noam
122. Amir
"Sir, we've uncovered another Age of Legends stasis box."
"Great job. What's the combination?"
"The combination is: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5."
"1, 2, 3, 4, 5? That's amazing! I have the same combination on my luggage!"
-- Random darkfriend to Moridin, AMoL, chapter 9, "What was Buried"
wcarter4
123. Avaa
"It's too late to hide, Rand. It was always too late for you to hide." - Moraine, The Great Hunt, chapter 49, "What was meant to be"
Amir Noam
124. Amir
"On second thought, let's not go to Shayol Ghul. It is a silly place."
-- Rand, AMoL, Chapter 20, "To Shayol Ghul, or not to Shayol Ghul"
Amir Noam
125. Amir
Can't resist:

"And what have the Seanchan ever given us in return?"
"The aqueduct."
"Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That's true."
"And the sanitation!"
"Oh yes... sanitation, Reg, you remember what Ebou Dar used to be like."
"All right, I'll grant you that the aqueduct and the sanitation are two things that the Seanchan have done..."
"And the roads..."
"Well yes obviously the roads... the roads go without saying. But apart from the aqueduct, the sanitation and the roads..."
"Irrigation..."
"Medicine... Education... Health..."
"Yes... all right, fair enough..."
"And the wine..."
"Oh yes! True!"
"Yeah. That's something we'd really miss if the Seanchan left, Reg."
"Public baths!"
"And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now."
"Yes, they certainly know how to keep order... let's face it, they're the only ones who could in a place like this."
"All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine,
public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public
health, what have the Seanchan ever done for us?"
"Brought peace?"
"Oh, Peace - shut up!"
-- AMoL, chapter 21, "Seanchanes Eunt Domus"
brianna long
126. allthingssifi
"This is complete foolishness,' Nynaeve muttered. "I don't feel like a flower. If anything, I feel like a blackthorn bush. I think I will wait by the fire after all." "As you wish," Verin said. "Did I mention that novices do chores? They wash dishes, scrub floors, do laundry, serve at table, all sorts of things. I myself think the servants do a better job of it by far, but it is generally felt that such labor builds character. Oh, you are staying? Good. Well, child, remember that even a blackthorn bush has flowers sometimes, beautiful and white among the thorns." (TGH, pg 208)

Tuon looked at him, squatting there by the map, moving his fingers over its surface, and suddenly she saw him in a new light. A buffoon? No. A lion stuffed into a horse-stall might look like a peculiar joke, but a lion on the high plains was something very different. Toy was loose on the high plains, now. She felt a chill. What sort of man had she entangled herself with? After all this time, she realized, she had hardly a clue.

"Lan told me once that Malkier lives so long as one man wears the Hadori in pledge that he will fight the shadow, so long as one womanwears the ki'sain in pledge that she will send her sons to fight the shadow. I wear the ki'sain, Master Aldragoran, my husband wears the hadori. So do you. Will Lan Mandragoran ride to the Last Battle alone?"........"He will not, my lady. I cannot stand surety for anyone else, but I swear to you under the Light and by my hope of rebirth and salvation, he will not ride alone." - KOD, Ch. 20.


"Thus is our treaty written; thus is agreement made. Thought is the arrow of time; memory never fades.What was asked is given. The price is paid."

"But some did not flee. First in a trickle, then a river, then a flood, men went, not to safety, but to join the army fighting for their land. Shepherds with bows and farmers with pitch forks, and woodsmen with axes. Women went ,too, shouldering what wepons they could find and marching side by side with their men. No one made that journey who did not know they would not return. But it was their land. It had been thier farthers', and it would be their childrens, and they went to pay the price of it."

"Metaphor for. . ." Mat scowled. "Bloody ashes, woman. This isn't a metaphor for anything! It's just boots."

In my day, girls jumped when a Wise One said jump, and continued jumping until they were told to stop. As I am still alive, it is still my day. Need I make myself clearer? ~ sorela

Im so old if I say something its an old saying. ~linny

“Your dress is green” ~ verin

Your Royal Bloody Pain in My Back,
We’re bloody waiting here to talk to you, and we’re getting angry perturbed. (That means angry.) Thom says that you’re a queen now, but I figure that changes nothing, sense you acted like a queen all the time anyway. Don’t forget that I carried halled your pretty little backside out of a hole in Tear, but you acted like a queen then, so I guess I don’t know why I’m suprised now that you act like one when you really are a queen.
So I’m thinking I should treat you like a bloody Queen and send you a bloody letter and all, speaking with high talk and getting your attention. I even used my ring as a signet, like it was paper proper. So here is my formal salutation. So BLOODY STOP TURNING ME AWAY so we can talk. I need your bellfounders. It’s bloody important.
—Mat
p.s. Salutation means greeting.
p.p.s. Don’t mind the scratched out words and bad spellings. I was going to rewrite this letter, but Thom is laffing so hard at me that I want to be done.
p.p.s. Don’t mind me calling your backside pretty. I hardly ever spent any time looking at it, as I’ve an awareness that you’d pull my eyes out if you saw me. Besides, I’m married now, so that all doesn’t matter.
wcarter4
127. SaidinsDragon
I'm loving these. And at the risk of being lame here are my own additions:

"With the One Power comes great responsibility,"

-- Uncle Tam to Rand, AMoL, Chapter 3, "Tangled Webs"


"I see dead people"

---Min to Rand, AMoL, Chapter 49, "Predictions "



"We all go a little mad sometimes"

-- Mazrim Taim to Rand, AMoL, Chapter 37, "The Grey Tower"


Perrin: "Who is 'Dances with Wolves'?"
Davram Bashere: "It is the name all the people are calling you now."

-- AMoL, Chapter 41, "A Wolfbrother by any other name"
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128. Amateur
"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass..."
Every book, Ch1.

Apparnently there's now a Wheel of Time confessions blog on Tumblr!!
Jonathan Levy
129. JonathanLevy
Egwene: Don't you trust me enough to share your horrible secret with me?

Gawyn: I see dead people.

Egwene: Yes, we've all been seeing them for quite some time now. It's because the pattern is unravelling before Tarmon Gai'don.

Gawyn: I... knew that.

-- AMoL:8 "The Perfect Husband"
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130. wisd0m
Why do you go to battle? What is the point? Why? [...]

Why? Because each time we live we get to love again.

-Rand
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131. Codexus
"To destroy, or be destroyed. When that's your choice, is there a difference?"
-Lews Therin Telamon, Lord of Chaos, Chapter 30: A Cup of Sleep
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132. Codexus
oops, that's chapter 29 actually v__v
A.J. Bobo
133. Daedylus
"Sheepherder" - Lan and Min call Rand this constantly. It's fun to see how it changes from an insult to a term of endearment/pet name.
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134. Kartikeya GS
Okay, I know I am a little late (and so many of my favourites have already been covered), but there is one quote that I have always liked:

"The sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat are alike a knife of dreams."
- Epigraph, Knife of Dreams.
Cynthia Ahmar
135. tenkuu
@104: Given the words in your third quote, shouldn't this be from A Crown of Swords?
Erdrick Farseer
136. Erdrick
"He came like the wind, like the wind touched everything, and like the wind was gone." -Robert Jordan.

May the last embrace of the mother welcome you home...
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137. Corbett Yaeger
"Death is lighter than a feather, duty heavier than a mountain."
Theresa Gray
138. Terez27
* The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past, a wind rose in Seleisin. The wind was not the beginning. There are neither beginnings nor endings to the turning of the Wheel of Time. But it was a beginning. *
A Memory of Light 1, "What a Redbird Knows"
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139. corlan dashiva
I won't quote it, 'cause it is too long and I don't have the books at hand....but the best scene is when Elayne is wet from the rain, and the only thing she wants is to get rid of her wet clothes as soon as possible...Only, she keeps getting lost because the corridors change, and just everybody stops her at every intersection...she keeps thinking "I will stay calm" but finally she screams at the top of her lungs...funniest moment ever :)
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140. Lupe
"A horse's head spun lazily through the air." Best line ever.
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141. mote
"We can't stop here. This is draghkar country."
-Rand, AMoL, Chapter 32
A.J. Bobo
142. Daedylus
Just remembered another favorite:

“I told you,” Mat said. “I had enough.” -KoD, Chapter 37
Mikey Bennett
143. EvilMonkey
The only thing sadder than a battle won is a battle lost
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144. Kadere
Limping to the foot of the bed, he lowered himself into the chest there and laid Callandor across his knees, bloody hands resting on the glowing blade. With that in his hands, even one of the Forsaken would fear him. In a moment he would send for Moiraine to HEal his wounds. In a moment he would speak to the Aiel outside, and become the Dragon Reborn again. But for now, he only wanted to sit, and remember a shepherd named Rand al'Thor. - The Shadow Rising, Chapter 2: Whirlpools of the Pattern
Theresa Gray
145. Terez27
EvilMonkey@143—It's a great quote, but the chapter title makes it 100x better.
Gerd K
146. Kah-thurak
@145
Naturally, these are actually Wellington's words after the battle of Waterloo.
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147. sweetormiger
Love this one:
"Life is a dream from which we all must wake before we can dream again"
Kev W.
148. Dancethespears
"I wish Perrin/Matt/Rand were here. He knows what to say to women"
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149. Nae'Bliss 77
"I am not staying here,with a bigmouthed Ogier and a fool whose head is too big for a hat"- Mat
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150. Arindam
Death is lighter than air. Duty heavier than a mountain.
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151. petree
Hopper, the cub who had watched the eagles soar, and so badly wanted to fly through the skies as the eagles did. The cub who hopped and jumped and leaped until he could leap higher than any other wolf, and who never lost the cub's yearning to soar through the sky. Out of the night Hopper came and left the ground in a leap, soaring like the eagles.

To Soar...
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152. Paraximia
"This woman's smile made you count the knives in your belt and in
your boot, just to make sure that none of them had found their way into
your back while you were distracted."

"Your Royal Bloody Pain in My Back,"

"Do you think they would make me one of those color changing cloaks with patches in it?"
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153. ealdent
"Time?" Birgitte said, smiling. "We have all of time." -- TGH
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154. MasterGeek
"[deep metaphor relating nobles to their boots]... 'Metaphor for....' Mat scowled. 'Bloody ashes, women. This isn't a metaphor for anything! It's just boots.' " --Matrim Cauthon at his Wisest
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155. Ken Galluch
Mine was when Mat Cauthon rescued three female characters from the dungeon. I think the girls were Elayne Trakand, Elayne Trakand, & Nynaeve al'Meara. They said as one “What are you doing here”.
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156. Sherwyn Stephen
And it came to pass in those days, as it had come before and would come again, that the Dark lay heavy on the land and weighed down the hearts of men, and the green things failed, and hope died. And men cried out to the Creator, saying, O Light of the Heavens, Light of the World, let the Promised One be born of the mountain, according to the prophecies, as he was in ages past and will be in ages to come. Let the Prince of the Morning sing to the land that green things will grow and the valleys give forth lambs. Let the arm of the Lord of the Dawn shelter us from the Dark, and the great sword of justice defend us. Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time.
The Eye of the World Prologue
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157. Sherwyn Stephen
Not from WOT but still one of my favorite quotes:

There are readers, and then there are fans. Readers offer condolences when a favorite author falls ill. Fans offer bone marrow.
---My Author, My Life, Hannah Clark (12-1-06)

For Jaime Platt and her sister, your offer touches me deeply. They were able to harvest enough of my own bone marrow stem cells that I don’t need marrow donation from elsewhere, but thank you very much. That was a kind and generous offer.
---A Little This, A little That, Nothing Important
Robert Jordan's Blog
(Saturday, August 26, 2006)
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158. Mbp2679
"Lies never make things easier in the long run. Unless they're to
exactly the right person - usually a woman - at exactly at the right
time. When you tell them to yourself, you just bring more trouble."

Thom Merrilin - TGS
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159. Jim Y
"Under the light," she said firmly, looking up at him, "I, Alliandre Maritha Kigarin, pledge my fealty and service to Lord Perrin Aybara of the Two Rivers, now and for all time, save that he chooses to release me of his own will. My lands and throne are his, and I yield them to his hand. So I do swear."
Then Perrin heard Faile, once more whispering so softly no one next to her could have made out her words. "Under the light, I do accept your pledge and will..."
- The Path of Daggers, "Changes" p. 232.
Ambrose Scalvini
160. MagicDragon
Blood and ashes, I just climbed up on the wall for a look at the false Dragon. I didn't do anything wrong.
-Rand, Eye of the World, "Rememberance of Dreams"

That's what I always say.
-Mat, Eye of the World, "Rememberance of Dreams"
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161. Srikanth Paladugu
“Rand al’Thor,” Nynaeve shrieked, “that is the most outrageous thing I ever heard out of your mouth! The very idea of telling three women you love them! You’re worse than a lecher! You apologize right now!
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162. Windoula
I don't know why, since it isn't Mat, but my favorite quotes are:

"On the heights, all paths are paved with daggers."
~ Old Seanchan saying

"Men are a thorny maze at night, and even they don't know the way out."
~ Saying from Ebou Dar

"I trust my lord will at least try not to get blood on it today. Bloodstains are very difficult to remove."
~ Nerim, LoC, chapter 904
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163. Talmanes
I don't have the book/the quote handy but I love the part when Tuon is threatening Mat that she will adorn his da'covale clothing with pink ribbons, quite surprised that it hasn't been mentioned.

Also,
Carai an minshimaya Tylin! Carai an minshimaya Nalesean. Carai an minshimaya ayend'an!
Honor of my blade for Tylin! Honor of my blade for Nalesean. Honor of my blade for the fallen.

Stopping the gholam and getting paid for it. That sounded like a sunny day for a change.

Both by Mat Cauthon, Into the Void, ToM
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164. Eldren
"You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway." - Al'Lan Mandragoran

Single most relevant quote in the entire series, I'd say.
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165. son of Amun
I would like to second Talmanes #163
Carai an minshimaya Tylin! Carai an minshimaya Nalesean! Carai an minshimaya ayend'an! I listen on audiobook and my heart never felt so full nor my eyes.
Ambrose Scalvini
166. MagicDragon
"Maybe she is Aes Sedai," one of the boatmen murmured, not quite low enough, "but I still say she's one duckling who means to stuff herself in that wolf's jaws."

A Crown of Swords, Mahiara 491
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167. Revrend Maynard
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

Lan to Rand.
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169. OneHandyRandy
I see in your eyes the very fear that would have done for the heart of me! There may come a day when the strength of men fails, and we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, long after this Age comes crashing down. But is is not this day!
- Lan, AMoL Chapter 29, The Golden Crane
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170. f34rall2
May you always find water and shade

Blood and bloody ashes
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171. SkylinesEnd
I doubt you can understand the magnitude of the stupidity in your statement”

Moridin to Rand al'Thor
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172. clusterflux
"I caught a badger. Want to let it goon the village green?"
Sandy Brewer
173. ShaggyBella
Lan nudged Mandarb into motion, Bulen following on foot. And the one hab become two.
TOM Distinctions

Lan gritted his teeth, but what was he to do? Beat all three of them senseless and leave them beside the road? He nudged Mandarb forward.
The two had become five.
TOM 7 lighter than a feather.

...."Lord Mandragoran" the youth said, trotting up. "You came! When I'd heard the Golden Crane had been raised-"
"I have not raised it, Prince Kaisel. My plan was to ride alone."
"Of course, I would like to ride alone with you. May I?"....

.... "How did you notice me?" Lan asked, containing his anger.
"The horse," Kaisel said, nodding at Mandarb. "She said you might disguise yourself. But you would never leave the horse."

.... And then with a deep sigh, he gave in. "The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai'don," Lan said softly. "Let any man or woman who wishes follow join it and fight."
He closed his eyes as the call went up. It soon became a cheer. And then a roar.

TOM 42
great writing, very emotional and believable.
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174. Elefinn
You guys just helped me add about 20 new quotes to my collection, thanks dudes. I've been reading this shizz since forever and wanted to post a few AMoL quotes in return.

“Cauthon lives," Arganda said. "And that's bloody amazing, considering that someone blew up his command post, set fire to his tenet, killed a bunch of his damane, and chased off his wife. Cauthon crawled out of it somehow.""Ha!" Abell Cauthon said. "That's my boy.” ? Robert Jordan, A Memory of Light

“Here is your flaw, Shaitan, Lord of the Dark, Lord of Envy, Lord of Nothing, here is why you fail. It was not about me. It’s never been about me.
”It was about a woman, torn and beaten down, cast from her throne and made a puppet. A woman who had crawled when she had to. That woman still fought.
It was about a man that love repeatedly forsook. A man who found relevance in a world that others would have let pass them by. That man still fought.
It was about a man who remembered stories and who took fool boys under his wing when the smarter move would have been to keep on walking. That man still fought.
It was about a woman with a secret, a hope for the future. A woman who had hunted the truth before others could. A woman who had given her live, then had it returned. That woman still fought.
It was about a man whose family was taken from him, but who stood tall in his sorrow and protected those he could.
It was about a woman who refused to believe that she could not help, could not heal those who had been harmed.
It was about a hero who insisted with every breath that he was anything but a hero.
It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched, including Rand.
It was about them all.~Rand al Thor” ? Robert Jordan, A Memory of Light

“Tuon's eyes snapped open, and despite the dim light, she focused directly on Mat. She saw the knife in his hand, ready to throw.Then she looked over her shoulder.” ? Robert Jordan, A Memory of Light

“p.s. In case you don't know what "Do what needs to be done" means, it means that I want you to go bloody slaughter as many of the Sharan channelers as you can. I'll bet you a full Tar Valon mark-it's only been shaved on the sides a little-that you can't kill twenty.-MC missive from Mat to Galad” ? Robert Jordan, A Memory of Light

“You're not asking me to guess the mind of Matrim Cauthon, are you?" Elayne asked. "I'm convinced that Mat only acts simple so that people will let him get away with more.” ? Robert Jordan, A Memory of Light
David Smith
175. Proteus
This exchange is highly reminiscent of the way Mat and Rand interacted WAAAYYY back in tEotW, and it had me cracking up.

Mat: "What did you do to your hand, by the way?"
Rand: "What did you do to your eye?"
Mat: "A little accident with a corkscrew and thirteen angry innkeepers. The Hand?"
Rand: "Lost it capturing one of the Forsaken."
Mat: "Capturing? You're growing soft."
Rand: "Tell me you've done better."
Mat: "I killed a gholam."
Rand: "I freed Illian from Sammael."
Mat: "I married the Empress of the Seanchan."
Rand: "Mat, are you really trying to get into a bragging contest with the Dragon Reborn? . . . Besides, I cleansed Saidin. I win."
-aMoL, Chapter 17, p. 337

And I can't believe this hasn't made it in here. The first real impression you get about the impact the Aiel have left on the continent.

Rand: "How do the Aiel fight, Lan?"
Lan: "Hard."
-tSR, Chapter 37, p. 565
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176. Viciousred
"You cant not win unless we give up"

Rand al Thor

I dont know about anyone elss, But I balled my eyes out for the last few chaters of the last book. This series has been with me through my whole teenagehood, i always had one the books with me. Now its over...
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177. Blue
Three of the ones I found worthy of note, I don't think any of them have been shared yet:

"You aren't burning my hat. Try, and we'll bloody well see if you can fly from four stories up. Do you understand me?" -Mat

“In truth, I didn’t suggest picking Dobser because I thought he’d be easy to bribe. I picked him because of his … well, understated powers of cognitive expression.” -Emarin

"Yes, I'm alive. I'm usually pretty good at staying alive. I've only failed one time that I can remember, and it hardly counts..." -Mat
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178. CrazeeDutchman
The more women there are around, the softer a wise man steps...
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179. Elkano
There are several that just give me chills.

First - " I AM LORD OF THE MORNING!!!!"

Second - "Cadsuane," he said softly, "do you believe that I could kill you? Right here, right now, without using a sword or the Power? Do you believe that if I simply willed it, the Pattern would bend around me and stop your heart? By ... coincidence?"

Third - "And light exploded from him."

They're all Rand related, funnily enough - mind you, he is the man, so it's not suprising.
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180. bane
There is no honor in the way they fight.
No glory, no mercy.
They had not come to battle, but to kill.
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181. bane
All up and down the line, as Perrin could see, the women were there. Their numbers were the only reason the line still held almost driven back against the houses. Women amongst men, shoulder to shoulder, some no more than girls. But then, some of those men never shaved yet. Some never would.

This is my favorite: "Take what you want and pay for it."

"Be certain to hold your tongue Verin, or you will use it to houl.." Cadsuane

Trust is a knife and the hilt is as sharp as the blade.

The best way to defeat another's game is to make the game your own.

The times choose for a child when to grow up. The streets are often icy when the fire has been put out. Hard times uncover hard talents in the most surprizing people.


She saw a game and that meant he could lose.


"Nynaeve", Lan. His voice caught and held her like a noose.


Promices buy small cups of wine.

Always leave a way out unless you really want to find out how hard a man can fight when he has nothing to lose.


...she brought a dosen or more, Mat. He blew out his breath and his hands made swaying motions. The way they move, Mat...



DONE WAS DONE.
But, there will be more.. :D
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182. bane
"Press an Ashaman too hard and you may learn just how strong your laws are." - Taim.

"Sometimes the hounds catch the wolf and wish they hadn't. Sometimes he turns on them or waits in ambush. But first, the wolf has to run." - Rand.


"Eyes the color of sky looked up at him from the sun darkened face, unafraid. The man smiled." - Perrin questioning captured shaido.
"Hasty. Such a mild word for cutting off a man's hand."



"Bloody Murandians, he spat. They'll steal your coat of your back and beat you bloody if you don't offer your shoes too."
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183. N3croscope
You Remind me of my uncle Huan. No one could ever pin him down. He liked to gamble too, and he'd much rather have fun than work. He died pulling children out of a burning house. He wouln't stop going back as long as there was one left inside. Are you like him, Mat? Will you be there when the flames are high Siuin Sanche to Mat - The Dragon Reborn - Visitations 2. That one you have tried to kill many times Rand said, that one from whome you took everything............ That man, Rand shouted. That man still fights. - Rand as Lan rises after fighting Demandred - MOL - Those who fight. 3. Who are you ? Demondred asked "I am the man who will kill you." - Lan - MOL - The Last Battle. 4. Everything by Mat - who is the best bloody character ive ever read - Burn me if he isnt - conrats to Brandon S for nailing him
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184. T0werBinder
If wishes were horses; beggars would ride.
- Mat
Clara M
185. ErnestTRocks
"Aviendha! What in the name of a bloody goat's left stone are you doing?" Elayne, A Memory of Light
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186. Autocrat
"In a cruel land you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping." Egwene al'Vere, reflecting on the wise ones' humor. A Crown of Swords.
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188. NightAngel
"A man should never give promises in bed." Spoken by Rand in one of the books. I would check but I don't have any of them with me right now. Funny how true that it really is.

And, of course
"Dovie'andi se tovya sagain." Translating it just isn't the same.
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189. AlyssaSedai
I can't believe no one has said,
"The wheel weaves as the wheel wills"
-All Aes Sedai
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190. rufe
i didnt see these

sometimes you have to grab the wolf by the ears

and when you have a wolf by the ears its as hard to let go as to hold on

- rand al'thor EotW chapter 16 the wisdom p. 232


or

whether the wolf beats the bear or the bear beats the wolf the rabbit always loses
- EotW chapter 16 the wisdom
236 an old two rivers saying
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191. rufe
I missed one

"The Light save me from men who think with the hair on their chests. Though I don't know as there are any other kind.

" Nynaeve al'Meara 16, The Wisdom, 239
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192. marge.foobar
"Loial, son of Arent son of Halan, had secretly always wanted to be hasty."

-MoL, Chapter 16.
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193. NightAngel
"Let the lords of chaos rule."
-Mazrim Taim


I think it was said in the epilogue of Knife of Dreams?

And also
"Let the Dragon ride again on the winds of time."
-Back cover of all of the books

And
"The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again. In one Age, called the Third Age by some, an Age yet to come, an Age long past..."
-The opening of chapter one of each book

I would have said the entire thing, but the location that the wind blows changes with each book.
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194. mikele
"Because each time we live, we get to love again." - end of the gathering storm. that chapter with rand on dragonmount is maybe my favorite moment of the story
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195. Tenket
He started running with the others, Erith at his side. Loial drew out in front, axe raised above his head. Thoughts left him as he found himself angry, furious, at the Trollocs. They didn’t just kill trees. They took the peace from the trees.
-Loial, a silence like screaming, AMOL

The Trollocs began to fear. He saw terror in their beady eyes, and he loved it. They were used to fighting men, who were smaller than themselves. Well, let the Trollocs fight someone their own size.
-Loial, a silence like screaming, AMOL

He shoved his way between two bear Trollocs, laying about him with his axe, yelling in fury—fury now for what the Trollocs had done to the Ogier. They should be enjoying the peace of the stedding. They should be able to build, sing, and grow.

They could not. Because of these . . . these weeds, they could not! The Ogier were forced to kill. The Trollocs made builders into destroyers. They forced Ogier and humans to be like themselves. The call to blood, to death.
Well, the Shadow would see just how dangerous the Ogier could be. They would fight, and they would kill. And they would do it better than any human, Trolloc or Myrddraal could imagine.
By the fear Loial saw in the Trollocs—by their terrified eyes—they were beginning to understand.
-Loial, a silence like screaming, AMOL

All of these are so powerful to me. To see the gentle ogier be so violent and terrifying was so strange
Teo Ori
196. Teori
“Things never happen the same way twice. Aslan
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197. Tenket
«You really remember it that way, don’t you?» Rand said. «You think I betrayed you for her?»
«You said that you loved me».
«I never said that. Never. I could not. I did not know what love was. Centuries of life, and I never discovered it until I met her». He hesitated, then continued, speaking so softly his voice did not echo in the small cavern. «You have never really felt it, have you? But of course. Who could you love? Your heart is claimed already, by the power you so strongly desire. There is no room left».
Rand let go.
He let go as Lews Therin never had been able to. Even after discovering Ilyena, even after realizing how Lanfear had used him, he had held on to hatred and scorn. You expect me to pity you? Rand had asked her.
He now felt just that. Pity for a woman who had never known love, a woman who would not let herself know it. Pity for a woman who could not choose a side other than her own.
«I . . ». she said softly.
Rand raised his hand, and then he opened himself to her. His intentions, his mind, his self appeared as a swirl of color, emotions and power around him.
Her eyes opened wide as the swirl played before her, like pictures on a wall. He could hold nothing back. She saw his motives, his desires, his wishes for mankind. She saw his intentions. To go to Shayol Ghul, to kill the Dark One. To leave a better world than he had the last time.
He did not fear revealing these things. He had touched the True Power, and so the Dark One knew his heart. There were no surprises here, at least nothing that should have been a surprise.
Lanfear was surprised anyway. Her jaw dropped as she saw the truth—the truth that, down deep, it was not Lews Therin who made up Rand's core. It was the sheepherder, raised by Tam. His lives played out in moments, his memories and feelings exposed.
Last, he showed her his love for Ilyena—like a glowing crystal, set upon a shelf and admired. Then his love for Min, Aviendha, Elayne. Like a burning bonfire, warming, comforting, passionate.
There was no love for Lanfear in what he exposed. Not a sliver. He had squelched Lews Therin's loathing of her as well. And so, to him, she really was nothing.
She gasped.
The glow around Rand faded. «I’m sorry», he said. «I really did mean it. I am finished with you, Mierin. Keep your head down during the storm to come. If I win this fight, you will no longer have reason to fear for your soul. There will be no one left to torment you».
He turned from her again, and walked from the cave, leaving her silent.
-Rand al'Thor to Lanfear in the dream prison. A Shard of a Moment, AMoL
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199. T'Leah
"...he had a good sense of direction. For instance, he knew exactly which way lay south and safety, and it was not the way he was headed"--Mat Cauthon "The Fires of Heaven
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200. Thomdrill
"The Light shine on you and the Creator shelter you. The last embrace of the mother welcome you home"

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