I am who I am; no more, no less.
("Wizard's First Rule")
More Quotes from Terry Goodkind:They look at me and I kind of back up in case they go for my throat.
The second rule is that the greatest harm can result from the best intentions. It sounds a paradox but kindness and good intentions can be an insidious path to destruction. Sometimes doing what seems right is wrong and can cause harm.
The first law of reason is what exists, existswhat is, is and from this irreducible bedrock principleall knowledge is build. He said that was the foundation from which life is embraced. He said thinking is a choice, and that wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they means to discover them. Richard said reason is our only way of grasping reality - that it's our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking - to reject reason - but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see.
The Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid; given proper motivation almost anyone will believe almost anything.
Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.
She looked so beautiful in the moonlight, but it wasn't only the way she looked, it was what was inside her, everything from her intelligence and courage to her wit, and the special smile she gave only to him. He would slay a dragon, if there were such a thing, just to see that smile. He knew he would never want anyone else for as long as he lived. He would rather spend the rest of his life alone than with someone else. There could be no one else.
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A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
Sharing is sometimes more demanding than giving.
Mary Catherine Bateson