We need to be reminded sometimes that a sunrise last but a few minutes. But its beauty can burn in our hearts eternally.— R. A. Salvatore
The most undeniable R. A. Salvatore quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
Beware the engineers of society, I say, who would make everyone in all the world equal. Opportunitty should be equal, must be equal, but achievement must remain individual. - Drizzt Do'Urden
But what of faith? What of fidelity and loyalty? Complete trust? Faith is not granted by tangible proof. It comes from the heart and the soul. If a person needs proof of god's existence, then the very notion of spirituality is diminished into sensuality and we have reduced what is holy into what is logical.-Drizzt Do'urden
Change is not always growth, but growth is often rooted in change. Drizzt Do'Urden
First blood is mine. Last blood counts for more. --Artemis Entreri and Drizzt Do'Urden
I'm a working-class kid from a blue-collar New England family.
How many people long for that "past, simpler, and better world," I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?
Never seem to have a Death Star lying around when you need one.” -Han Solo
The parry is wrong." - Drizzt Do'Urden
I've always been a fighter. If you tell me I can't, I'll die trying to prove you wrong.
Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day.
It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not.
Here's the thing, for me at least: this is a huge genre now.
It wasn't always so. Not so many years ago, it wasn't so. There is a tremendous diversity in fantasy today.
The gods of the realms are many and varied -- or they are the many and varied names and identities tagged onto the same being. I know not -- and care not -- which.
I will always love you Drizzt Do'Urden my life was full and without regret because I knew you and was completed by you. Sleep well, my love.
...a third [of three] had died in his bunk of natural causes--for a dagger in the heart quite naturally ends one's life.
There is no pain greater than this; not the cut of a jagged-edged dagger nor the fire of a dragon's breath. Nothing burns in your heart like the emptiness of losing something, someone, before you truly have learned of its value.
i will follow it, though i know so well now the deep wounds i might find.
for as long as i believe that i am walking the true road, if i am slain, then i die in the knowledge that for a brief time, at least, i was part of somethin bigger. this road has perils and i will surely die on it,but, i am not afraid to die.
In the past, TSR and now Wizards of the Coast have asked me to do game stats for my characters, and I'm never comfortable doing that. It's all relative after all.
Luck?" Drizzt replied. "Perhaps. But more often, I dare to say, luck is simply the advantage a true warrior gains in excuting the correct course of action.
Loss of empathy might well be the most enduring and deep-cutting scar of all, the silent blade of an unseen emey, tearing at our hearts and stealing more than our strength- Drizzt Do'Urden
I am no longer amazed by how quickly a man will justify his change of heart when a spear is leveled his way.
There is a wide world out there, full of pain, but filled with joy as well.
The former keeps you on the path of growth and the latter makes the journey tolerable.
Because in fantasy perhaps more than in any other genre, the character is rewarded for making the right choices and punished for making the bad. Ask Boromir.
Station is the paradox of the world of my people, the limitation of our power within the hunger for power. It is gained through treachery and invites treachery against those who gain it. Those most powerful in Menzoberranzan spend their days watching over their shoulders, defending against the daggers that would find their backs. Their deaths usually come from the front." -Drizzt Do'Urden
No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.
Whenever you're writing a book or creating a movie or a game, your first task is to get the reader to suspend disbelief, to buy into the logic and boundaries of your world, even though those boundaries might include things like dragons and magic.
The most common criticism that I've seen is that I write "popcorn fantasy": lightweight action-adventure. Some people call it that as they explain why they love it for exactly that reason. I'm cool with that, either way. I just nod and let it go.
To any intelligent being, there is no emotion more important than hope.
Individually or collectively, we must hope that the future will be better than the past, that our offspring, and theirs after them, will be a bit closer to an ideal society, whatever our perception of that might be... It is at those times when we feel we are contributing to that ultimate end... we feel true elation.
It is more difficult by far to be independent of our own inner shackles than it is of the shackles that others might place upon us.
I didn't and don't go to Internet for any business purposes.
The book sales for me by this point are way beyond any influence I might have, positively, or others might have, negatively.
The meekest of animals will fight bravely when it is backed against a wall, for it has nothing left to lose. A poor man is more deadly than a rich man because he puts less value on his own life.
There is one other error in the Gondsman's line of resoning, I believe, on ap urely emotional level. If machines replace achievement, then to what will people aspire? And who are we, truly, without such goals? Beware the engineers of society, I say, who would make everyone in all the world equal. Opportunity should be equal, must be equal, but achievement must remain individual.
Follow your heart, minute by minute and day by day.
Let the course of the river run as it will, instead of tying yourself up in fears that you may never realize" Wulfgar
A king is a man strong of character and conviction who leads by example and truly cares for the suffering of his people,not a brute who rules simply because he is the strongest.
"A man inferior with the blade or with his thoughts can still so elevate himself," Entreri explained curtly, "if he can impart the belief that some god or other speaks through him. It is the greatest deception in all the world and one embraced by kings and lords, while the minor lying thieves on the streets or Calimport and other cities lose their tongues for so attempting to coax the purses of others."
A span of a few heartbeats can make for a greater memory than the sum of a mundane year.-Catti-brie
To view current events as a historian is to account for all perspectives, even those of your enemy
It got so bad that by the time I was graduated, the only reading I did was in order to get the grade and the only writing I did was in order to get the grade.
Take your love and your pleasure as you find it.
Do not worry so much of the future that you let today pass you by. you are happy. need you know more than that?
Artemis Entreri: Do not underestimate Jarlaxle. Many have; they all are dead.
To grant the power of a weapon master to anyone at all, without effort, without training and proof that the lessons have taken hold, is to deny the responsibility that comes with such power.
It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.
I need no fantasies to belittle the great treasures that I already possess.
Because of the friends I have known, the honorable people I have met, I know I am no solitary hero of unique causes. I know now that when I die, I will live on. That which is important will live on. This is my Legacy; and by the grace of the gods, I am not alone.
I'm trying to make all the characters change and grow, or regress.
It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them... At least he who reaches will get a good stretch, a good view, and perhaps even a low-hanging apple for his efforts.
There is a difference between finding trouble in your path and going out of your way searching for it.” -Jacen Solo
I have come to know that it [death] is an important thing to keep in mind - not to complain or to make melancholy, but simply because only with the honest knowledge that one day I will die I can ever truly begin to live.
There's way too much pain in this business for anyone who doesn't HAVE to write.
Writing a book for me, I expect, is very similar to the experience of reading the book for my readers.