Thought I'd just ask everyone what their favorite quotes from books are, and what book and/or character they're from.
My own current favorite is from "The Wise Man's Fear" by Patrick Rothfuss:
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
Not so sure about a night with no moon, but that last bit rings true.
"Be royal in your own fashion: Act like a King to be treated one."
- 48 laws of power
what book is it from?
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley
This reminds me of a Garbage (or was it Crystal Method?) lyric I've always loved.
"...From the bullet train
From Tokyo to Los Angeles..."
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Everybody loves a good Dumbledore quote :)
Aye, lass, there's the rub.
'When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.' The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
It had touched me so deeply since...
With this one from the same book, 'It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn.'
Paolo's not the first to say that, but he's right.
Every holy man since the dawn of time has been trying to make the same point and not getting through.
I thought it was him as I found it in his book for my first time. But if he was the one who put the words together as it is, obviously it was him who put that words together.
"He thought the world's heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world's pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower."
From All the Pretty Horses, Cormac McCarthy
Ouch, that's beautiful.