Best Wheel Of Time Quotes

The Wheels of Time books are a part of a fantasy novel series written by author Robert Jordan.

The novel series has 14 volumes among which Robert Jordan wrote twelve of them himself. The rest were completed by author Brandon Sanderson.

Robert Jordan was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney Jr. While he was writing his twelfth book, the author died. Before his death, Robert Jordan wrote down notes to complete the rest of the novel and brought in Brandon Sanderson to complete it. The novel is famous for its number of books, the wide range of characters, and a well-round magic system. The characters in the ‘Wheel of Time’, Forsaken, Aiel and many different groups are of importance. Here we have all the best quotes from ‘Wheel of Time’ characters as mentioned previously. Dive into this magical world.

Magical Quotes From The Novel

'Wheel of Time' is the best work of Robert Jordan.

The novel series is a masterpiece work of fantasy. As a result, there are many quotes from it that are just magical. Here are some ‘Wheel of Time’ love quotes and others that will give you that touch of magic.

1. “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.”

– The Narrator, Ch. 1, ‘From The Two Rivers: The Eye of the World, 1990.

2. “Life was a tempest, whether you were a milkmaid or a queen. The queens were simply better at projecting control in the middle of that storm.”

– The Narrator, Ch. 43, ‘The Gathering Storm’, 2009.

3. “All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle … That is what it means to be Green’

– Alanna, ‘The Dragon Reborn’, 1991.

4. “The sweetness of victory and the bitterness of defeat are alike a knife of dreams.”

– [From Fog and Steel by Madoc Comadrin], Dedication, ‘Knife of Dreams’, 2005.

5. “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.”

– al’Lan Mandragoran to Nynaeve al’Meara, Ch. 16, ‘The Shadow Rising’, 1992.

6. “A secret spoken finds wings.”

– Lini Eltring, Ch. 20, ‘The Path Of Daggers’, 1998.

7. “The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills.”

– Moiraine Damodred, Ch. 3, ‘The Dragon Reborn’, 1991.

8. “On the heights, all paths are paved with daggers.”

– Old Seanchan saying, Dedication, ‘The Path Of Daggers’, 1998.

9. “What is too absurd to believe is believed because it is too absurd to be a lie.”

– Sebban Balwer, Ch. 9, ‘Lord of Chaos’, 1994.

10. “The rose petal floats on water. The kingfisher flashes above the pond. Life and beauty swirl in the midst of death.”

– al’Lan Mandragoran, Ch. 46, ‘The Eye of the World’, 1990.

Powerful Quotes From The Books

'Wheel of Time' is one of the most famous fantasy novels.

The book is famous for its wide number of characters that are of rather powerful personalities. The quotes also depict them as such. Here we have some ‘Wheel of Time’ Lan quotes and ‘Wheel of Time’ Aiel quotes as examples.

11. “The fact that the price must be paid is proof that it is worth paying.”

– al’Lan Mandragoran, Ch. 17, ‘The Eye of the World’, 1990.

12. “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.”

– The Narrator, Ch. 46, ‘Towers of Midnight’, 2010.

13. “Duty is heavy as a mountain, death is light as a feather.”

– Lan Mandragoran, Ch. 47, ‘The Great Hunt’, 1990.

14. “If a sword had memory, it might be grateful to the forge fire, but never fond of it.”

– Robert Jordan, Ch. 35, ‘Winter’s Heart’, 2000.

15. “Do not trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.”

– A saying in Maule, Tear, Ch. 17, ‘The Shadow Rising’, 1992.

16. “Great captains earned their reputation not just for laying brilliant plans, but for still being able to find victory after those plans began to fall apart.”

– The Narrator, Ch. 29, ‘Winter’s Heart’, 2000.

17. “Never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars.”

– The Narrator, ‘The Fires Of Heaven’, 1993.

18. “The spine that refused to bend at all was often the most malleable once it gave way.”

– The Narrator, Ch. 20, ‘A Crown Of Swords’, 1996.

19. “I’m a gambler, a farmboy, and I’m here to take command of your bloody army!”

– Mat Cauthon, ‘The Fires Of Heaven’, 1993.

20. “Killing is as easy as dying, any fool could do either.”

– Aiel, Ch. 20, ‘The Fires Of Heaven’, 1993.

The Most Inspirational Quotes

There are many sayings and quotes in the book that are inspirational in many ways. These are just a few of them from all the books.

21. “There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.”

– al’Lan Mandragoran, Ch. 7, ‘The Great Hunt’, 1990.

22. “Change what you can if it needs changing, but learn to live with what you can’t change.”

– Robert Jordan, Ch. 3, ‘New Spring’, 2004.

23. “Always plan for the worst, that way all your surprises will be pleasant ones.”

– Verin Mathwin, Ch. 10, ‘The Dragon Reborn’, 1991.

24. “Being polite to a person is not a sign of respect for them. It is merely a sign of a good upbringing and a balanced nature.”

– Brandon Sanderson, Prologue, ‘A Memory Of Light’, 2013.

25. “Take what you can have. Rejoice in what you can save, and do not mourn your losses too long.”

– Lews Therin Telamon, Ch. 55, ‘The Fires Of Heaven’, 1993.

26. “If your enemy offers you two targets… Strike at a third.”

– Davram t’Ghaline Bashere, Ch. 24, ‘Crossroads of Twilight’, 2003.

27. “We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect.”

– Sorilea, Ch. 33, ‘Lord of Chaos’, 1994.

28. “If you don’t know everything, you must go on with what you do know.”

– Rand al’Thor, Ch. 2, ‘A Crown Of Swords’, 1996.

29. “Take life as it comes. Run when you have to, fight when you must, rest when you can.”

– Elyas Machera, Ch. 27, ‘The Eye of the World’, 1990.

30. “Even fools say something worthwhile now and again. Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes.”

– Almen Bunt, Ch. 34, ‘The Eye of the World’, 1990.

Wheel Of Time Quotes

“He was swimming in a sea of other people’s expectations. Men had drowned in seas like that.”
― Robert Jordan, New Spring
“I’m a gambler, a farmboy, and I’m here to take command of your bloody army!

–Mat Cauthon”
― Robert Jordan, The Fires of Heaven

“Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.”
― Robert Jordan
“Some men […] choose to seek greatness, while others are forced to it. It is always better to choose than to be forced.
A man who is forced is never completely his own master. He must dance on the strings of those who forced him.”
― Robert Jordan, The Great Hunt
“Burn you, Nerim, that’s a leg not a bloody side of beef!”
“As my lord says,” Nerim murmured. “My lord’s leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my lord, for instructing me.”
― Robert Jordan, Lord of Chaos
“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.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
“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.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
“If the world is ending, a woman will want to fix her hair. If the world’s ending, a woman will take the time to tell a man something he’s done wrong. -Matrim Cauthon”
― Robert Jordan, The Wheel of time series by Robert Jordan
“I’ve seen men die because they were sure that what should not happen,would not.
-Robert Jordan(The eye of the world,Wheel of time)”
― Robert Jordan
“All was shattered, and all but memory lost, and one memory above all others, of him who brought the Shadow and the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon.”
― Robert Jordan
“Browns seek knowledge, Blues meddle in causes, and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic. We all do some of it all, of course. But to be Green means to stand ready. In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah. All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could, but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies, in almost every battle. We were the counter to the dreadlords. The Battle Ajah. And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again, for Tarmon Gai’don. the Last Battle. We will be there. That is what it means to be Green. -Alanna”
― Robert Jordan
“And yet many of us do it without families,” Nynaeve said. “Without love, without passion beyond our own particular interests. So even while we try to guide the world, we separate ourselves from it.We risk arrogance, Egwene. We always assume we know best, but risk making ourselves unable to fathom the people we claim to serve.”
― Robert Jordan
“The only rules he wanted to remember were “never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars” and “never gamble without knowning a back way out”
― Robert Jordan
“What did you spend so much time talking about with Ila? If you weren’t dancing with that long-legged fellow, you were talking to her like it was some kind of secret.”

“Ila was giving me advice on being a woman,” Egwene replied absently. He began laughing, and she gave him a hooded, dangerous look that he failed to see.

“Advice! Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are.”

“That,” Egwene said, “is probably why you make such a bad job of it.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World

“Why, that’s like being told to go up in the hills to find lions, only you do not know whether there are any lions, but if there are, they may be hunting you, and they may be disguised as bushes. Oh, and if you find any lions, try not to let them eat you before you can tell where they are. -Elayne”
― Robert Jordan
“Sandar came to stand beside him, frowning down at the crumpled High Lord. “He does not look so mighty lying there,” he said wonderingly. “He does not look so much greater than me.”
― Robert Jordan, The Dragon Reborn
“Well, I can admire stubbornness in a man. There is little to a man who’s too easily biddable.”
― Robert Jordan, The Great Hunt
“Rand stared at her for a moment. “Well, you could certainly stop being a spoiled, self-certain, unmitigated brat for once, Egwene.”
― Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
“Stories have power. Gleemen’s tales, and bards’ epics, and rumors in the street alike. They stir passions, and change the way men see the world.”
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart
“We can’t go back, Mat. The Wheel has turned, for better or worse. And it will keep on turning, as lights die and forests dim, storms call and skies break. Turn it will. The Wheel is not hope, and the Wheel does not care, the Wheel simply is. But so long as it turns, folk may hope, folk may care. For with light that fades, another will eventually grow, and each storm that rages must eventually die. As long as the Wheel turns.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Gathering Storm
“I would burn the world and use my soul for tinder to hear her laugh again.

― Robert Jordan
“but it be the strangeness you see that pulls you to the next horizon.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
“You want stories?” Thom Merrilin declaimed. “I have stories, and I will give them to
you. I will make them come alive before your eyes.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
“He had been sure Sammael would stay safe in Illian behind defenses woven of the Power if he thought he had to face Rand; too many of the Forsaken had tried, and most were dead now. In spite of himself, Rand laughed—and had to hug his side; laughing hurt. All that elaborate deception to convince Sammael he would be anywhere but with the invading army, to bring the man out of Illian, and all made unnecessary by a knife in Padan Fain’s hand. Two days. By this time, everybody who had eyes-and-ears in Cairhien—which certainly included the Forsaken—knew that the Dragon Reborn lay on the edge of death. As well toss wet wood on the fire as think otherwise.

― Robert Jordan

“If you have enough reason to validate your “why” and “how,” then there is no justification to doubt your “when.” The wheel of time never stops turning. Make a move now, checkmate.”
― Emmanuel Apetsi
“Across the nations the stories spread like spiderweb laid upon spiderweb, and men and women planned the future, believing they knew truth. They planned, and the Pattern absorbed their plans, weaving toward the future foretold.”
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers
“You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else”
― Robert Jordan
“But sometimes the change chooses you, or the Wheel chooses it for you. And sometimes the Wheel bends a life-thread, or several threads, in such a way that all the surrounding threads are forced to swirl around it, and those force other threads, and those still others, and on and on.”
― Robert Jordan, The Eye of the World
“Sa souvraya niende misain ye.”
― Robert Jordan, The Shadow Rising
“The wheel turns. In the end we all return to what we are and to where we began.”
― John French, Mortis

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