The trickster, the riddler, the keeper of balance, he of the many faces who finds life in death and who fears no evil; he who walks through doors.— Christopher Paolini
The most killer Christopher Paolini quotes that are little-known but priceless
If anything happens, I'm going to pin you to my back and never let you off.
" I love you too." - Saphira and Eragon
Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life.
After all, how can a mere dragon expect to tell a man like yourself what to do? In fact, everyone should stand in awe of your brilliance of finding the only dead end. - Saphira
No hunter of the sky should end his days as prey.
Better to die on the wing than pinned to the ground. [Saphira]
Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.
I'll fight when needed, revel when there's an occasion, mourn when there is greif and die if my time comes...But I will not let anyone use me against my will.
do not worry about these things. find peace in where and what you are ~saphira to eragon page 429
The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.
Ajihad: You are an enigma, Eragon, a quandary that no one knows how to solve.
Misfoutune always comes to those who wait.
The trick is to find happiness in the breif gaps between distaters.
Without fear there cannot be courage.
What will happen will happen and I won't waste my time worrying.
The monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist.
Ah, pay no heed if your enemies laugh. They'll not be able to once you lop off their heads.
Eragon started as me but ended up evolving into his very own character, .
. Even as he has gone through his coming- of- age story, the process of writing and publishing these novels has been my own coming- of- age story. There are parallels between my own experience and Eragon's, but fortunately, I don't have people charging at me with swords.
Forgive me if I stare, I knew you were young, but even then I was expecting someone a little more, well, more.
He closed his eyes and sank into the warm dusk that separates consciosness and sleep, where reality bends and sways to the wind of thought, and where creativity blossoms in its freedom from boundaries and all things are possible.
Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.
....avoid roasted cabbage, do not eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!" -Angela
We are about to change history, said Saphira.
We’re throwing ourselves off a cliff without knowing how deep the water below is. Ah, but what a glorious flight! (Eragon to Saphira)
No-one can function properly without occasional peace and quiet.
I'm healthy as an ox. And you?" "To compare myself with a bovine would be both ridiculous and insulting, but I'm fit as ever, if that is what you are asking.
The sands of time cannot be stopped. Years pass whether we will them or not... but we can remember. What has been lost may yet live in memories.
My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me.
Men have tried to breach it before, but I've learned to defend it vigorously, for I am only safe with my innermost thoughts.
As they spread out their blankets, Saphira commented with satisfaction, We are becoming more powerful, Eragon, both of us. Soon no one will be able to stand in our way. Yes, but which way shall we choose? Whichever one we want, she said smugly, settling down for the night.
It got so that when he closed his eyes, letters and words danced in his mind.
He thought of little else during that time.
Atra esterni' ono thelduin Mor' rana li'fa unin hjarta onr Un du evari'nya ono varda (May good fortune rule over you peace live in your heart may the stars watch over you)
You shouldn't let him hit you so much" observed saphira "Yes I realize that'" he growled. "Do you want me to knock him over for you?" "No...not today.
Show respect for those in power, but do not follow them blindly.
It is a better world. A place where we ate responsible for our actions, where we can be kind to one another because we want to and becauseit is the right thing to do instead of being frightened into behaving by the threat of divine punishment.
The whole of the world could be deduced from the smallest grain of sand, if one studied it closely enough.
Sword, I name thee Brisingr! And with a sound of rushing wind the blade burst into flame, an envelope of sapphire-blue fire writhing about the razor-sharp steel.
Arya.' He looked down the silvery river and then back at Arya, and he gripped the hilt of Brisingr. He was so full of emotion, he trembled. He did not want to leave, but he knew he must. 'Stay with me-' Her gaze darted up. 'I cannot.' '...stay with me until the first curve in the river.' She hesitated, then nodded.
Mmm....she's doomed! You're doomed!! They're all doomed! Notice I didn't specify what kind of doom, so no matter what happens, I predicted it. How very WISE of me.
Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs;
it's actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.
What a strange expression said the herbalist who would compare themselves to chopped liver in the first place? If you have to to choose an organ why not pick a gallbladder or a thymus gland instead? Much more interesting than a liver. Or what about chopped t-
Applied properly, it [logic] can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.
It's impossible to go through life unscathed.
Nor should you want to. By the hurts we accumulate, we measure both our follies and our accomplishments.
It's overwhelming. I feel as if I am living in an illusion a dream where all things are possible. Amazing things do happen I know but always to someone else always in some far off place and time.
You must be willing to protect yourself and what you cherish, no matter what the cost.
I always say, better ask forgiveness than permission.
I believe, Eragon, that you are full of love and that you are looking for one who will reciprocate your affection. No shame exists in that.
My mind is the only sanctuary that has not been stolen from me.
Moderation is a wiser policy than zealotry
A true warrior does not fight because he wishes to but because he has to.
A man who yearns for war, a man who enjoys his killing, he is a brute and a monster. No matter how much glory he wins on the battlefield, that cannot erase the fact that he is no better than a rabid wolf who will turn on his friends and family as soon as his foes.
From the inheritance series book one Eragon.
Broom The sands of time cannot be stopped years pass whether we will them or not, but we can remember.......what has been lost may yet live on in memories, that which you will hear is imperfect and fragmented yet treasure it for without you it does not exist.
When you teach them-teach them not to fear.
Fear is good in small amounts, but when it is a constant, pounding companion, it cuts away at who you are and makes it hard to do what you know is right.
When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.
Until we invent telepathy, books are our best choice for understanding the rest of humanity.