Does it make you brave to stick your hand in a bear's mouth? Would you do it again just because you didn't die?

Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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A pattern that is all one color is no pattern.

Why was it women could go to pieces or fly into a rage at the smallest thing, yet never flicker an eyelash at what left you gaping?

They were all watching him, all waiting. Death is lighter than a feather, duty heavier than a mountain. He made his decision.

I will put gold in your room for the journey. And I will let it be whispered about that I have sent you out to a farm to hoe cabbages. Will Elayne be going with you?

The determination of a man set upon justice is a thing not lightly ignored.

You're welcome in my house when this is over. We'll open a cask of Master al'Vere's best brandy. We'll remember those who fell, and we'll tell our children how we stood when the clouds turned black and the world started to die. We'll tell them we stood shoulder to shoulder, and there was just no space for the Shadow to squeeze through.

You stand up straw men, Nynaeve said. We have a saying in the Two Rivers. ‘Whether the bear beats the wolf or the wolf beats the bear, the rabbit always loses.

What are you two blathering about? she said sharply. Just things that men talk about, Lan replied. You wouldn't understand, Rand said.

I'd run. But maybe you can't run. Think of that, too.' His yellow eyes seemed to look inward, and he sounded tired. 'Sometimes you can't run.

Canluum, Lan paid as little attention to the stares he.

A wise man tried to avoid battles he would not only lose, but look foolish losing.

Being a soldier is about keeping your terror in check.

Why do they use it like that? Peace. When you have never known a thing except to dream, Lan replied, heeling Mandarb forward, it becomes more than a talisman.

You never escape the traps you spin yourself.