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    Reading is like breathing. If you take it away, first I become antsy, then violent.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: reading  violent 
     
    Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: book  read 
     
    If you pursue two hares, both will escape you.
    — Robert Jordan
    Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: patience  age  lying 
     
    Women," Mat declared as he rode Pips down the dusty, little-used road, "are like mules." He frowned. "Wait. No. Goats. Women are like goats. Except every flaming one thinks she's a horse instead, and a prize racing mare to boot. Do you understand me, Talmanes?" "Pure poetry, Mat," Talmanes said, tamping the tabac down into his pipe.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: women  poetry 
     
    Fantasy is an area where it is possible to talk about right and wrong, good and evil, with a straight face. In mainstream fiction and even in a good deal of mystery, these things are presented as simply two sides of the same coin. Never really more than a matter of where you happen to be standing.
    — Robert Jordan
    I do not like odd things until I can understand them.
    — Robert Jordan
    In a cruel land, you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: cruelty 
     
    The fact that the price must be paid is proof it is worth paying.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: facts  worth 
     
    We are always more afraid than we wish to be, but we can always be braver than we expect.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: wishes  afraid 
     
    You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: lies  knowing  wrong  wisdom  courage 
     
    The Creator made women to please the eye, and to boggle the mind.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: women  eyes  mind 
     
    The road ahead of you is long, dark, and, I very much fear, bloodstained. I also very much fear that you will take us all down that road. But you must live to reach the end of it.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: fear  live  dark 
     
    What can't be changed must be endured.
    — Robert Jordan
    In Shinear, a woman [is] safe anywhere, any time-except from Trollocs and Myrddraal, of course-and any man [will] die to see it so.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: men  women  die 
     
    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.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: heart  thoughts  journey  flowers  die 
     
    The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: broken 
     
    When you wish for so long that you could hear something, and then suddenly, with no warning, you do, it is like a lightning strike and rain on parched ground at the same time. You're stunned, but you cannot hear enough.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: time  wishes  rain 
     
    The men in my family are strong because the women in my family kill and eat the weak ones.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: men  women  strong 
     
    Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: time  men  women  fools 
     
    As my Lord says, my Lord's leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my Lord, for instructing me.
    — Robert Jordan
    One pretty woman means fun at the dance. Two pretty women means trouble in the house. Three pretty women means run at the hills.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: women  fun  dance 
     
    Always plan for the worst, child, that way all your surprises are pleasant ones.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: children  child 
     
    There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: men  rules 
     
    If your enemy offers you two targets, strike at a third.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    Sometimes, pain is all that lets you know you're alive.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: pain 
     
    A woman's eyes cut deeper than a knife.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: eyes 
     
    Loial, son of Arent, son of Halen, had secretly always wanted to be hasty.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: son 
     
    hope is like a piece of string when you're drowning; it just isn't enough to get you out by itself.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: hope 
     
    You will serve the Cyrstal Throne well. It would be a shame to see you assassinated too early. I will make certain that the first I send after you are newly trained, so that you may stop them with ease." -General Galgan to Mat
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: shame 
     
    What you want is what you cannot have. What you cannot have is what you want.
    — Robert Jordan
    Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to roll the dice) - Matrim Cauthon
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: time 
     
    Take what you can have. Rejoice in what you can save, and do not mourn your loses for too long.
    — Robert Jordan
    If you don't know everything, you must go on with what you do know.
    — Robert Jordan
    Storms rumble beyond the horizon, and the fires of heaven purge the earth. There is no salvation without destruction, no hope this side of death.
    — Robert Jordan
    Dovie'andi se tovya sagain!
    — Robert Jordan
    The way back will come but once. Be steadfast.
    — Robert Jordan
    the wolf may fight the bear but the rabbit always looses
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: fight 
     
    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
    Duty is heavier than a mountain, Dai Shan.' That time, Lan did flinch. How long had it been since someone had been able to do that to him with mere words? He remembered teaching that same concept to a youth out of the Two Rivers. A sheepherder, innocent of the world, fearful of the fate laid out before him by the Pattern.
    — Robert Jordan
    tags: fate  time  youth  world  teaching 
     
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    robert jordan
    Birth    : October 17, 1948
    Death  : September 16, 2007
    Occupation  : Author