The Name of the Wind
- Patrick Rothfuss
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Old Cob tucked away his bowl of stew with the predatory efficiency of a lifetime bachelor.
The roads were always bad, of course, in the same way that winter was always cold. You complained, took sensible precautions, and got on with the business of living your life.
It gets tiresome being spoken to as if you are a child, even if you happen to be one.
He then proceeded to shout at Alpha and Beta, a sign that he was in a genuine good mood. They took it as calmly as ever, in spite of the fact that he accused them of things I’m sure no donkey has ever willingly done, especially not Beta, who possessed impeccable moral character.
A clever, thoughtless person is one of the most terrifying things there is.
Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness.” She sipped from her cup, holding the handle daintily between her thumb and forefinger. “That is why owls make poor heroes.”
We all become what we pretend to be.”
PERHAPS THE GREATEST FACULTY our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain.
When he spoke his native language, he sounded like an angry rockslide.
They sat at a huge, crescent-shaped table. It was raised, so even seated they were looking down on me. They were serious-looking men, ranging in age from mature to ancient.
Then, because I had nothing to do before my whipping at noon, I strolled the University aimlessly.
She had the distinctly uncomfortable look of a woman who knows the futility of a polite refusal.
Reputation is like a sort of armor, or a weapon you can brandish if need be.
But just because he didn’t like the thought of his blood on the outside didn’t mean he was really afraid of those things. He just didn’t want them to happen. To really fear something you have to dwell on it.
Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer.
Teccam claims that out of all the spirits, only wine is suited to reminiscence. He said a good wine allows clarity and focus, while still allowing a bit of comforting coloration of the memory.”
“Oi taut Oi heard sommat daen tae water aways,” he said, his accent so thick and oily you could almost taste it.