We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.

— Tad Williams

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Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You'll find what you need to furnish it - memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

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...Coca-Cola and fries, the wafer and wine of the Western religion of commerce.

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Every time we tell a lie, the thing we fear grows stronger.

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Ah? A small aversion to menial labor?" The doctor cocked an eyebrow.

"Understandable, but misplaced. One should treasure those hum-drum tasks that keep the body occupied but leave the mind and heart unfettered.

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Though talent is wonderful, dance is 80% work and 20% talent.

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Confident. Cocky. Lazy. Dead.

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Never trust people that like to call things by initials, that's my philosophy.

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As for monkeys, I would have five, and they would be named: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do Pretty Much Whatever The Hell You Want, and Expensive Attorney.

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Remember that each light between sunrise and sunset is worth dying for at least once.

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He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.

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Has everyone gone mad?” “Everyone was mad already, my lady,” Cadrach said with a strange, sorrowful smile. “It is merely that the times have brought it out in them.

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Whatever my ancestors did to you, none of them consulted me.

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About Tad Williams

Quotes 41 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Wicked Tribe, Rooling Tribe! is the mejor hacker tribe. Too small, too fast, too scientific!

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Honor is the only really good disguise for an occasional act of dishonor.

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If God is all-powerful, then the Devil must be nothing more than a darkness in the mind of God. But if the Devil is something real and separate, than perfection is impossible, and there can be no God... except for the aspirations of fallen angels.

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If the bears don't get you, it's home.

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Sleep. To lie down and shut out the noise, the fear, the unceasing misery.

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Humans turn the places they live into great crowded piles of mud and stone, like the nests termites build--but what happens when in all the world there are termite hills left but no bush?

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The man who lives beside the water hole does not dream of thirst.

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The world was all mud and wire. The war in the heavens was only a faint imitation of the horror men had learned to make.

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She had to find her own story, and she could make it whatever shape she thought best.

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Every man is the hero of his own song.

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When it falls on your head, then you are knowing it is a rock.

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Dying men think of funny things-and that's what we all are here, aren't we? Dying men.

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THE NAME OF THE WIND has everything fantasy readers like, magic and mysteries and ancient evil, but it's also humorous and terrifying and completely believable. As with all the very best books in our field, it's not the fantasy trappings (wonderful as they are) that make this novel so good, but what the author has to say about true, common things, about ambition and failure, art, love, and loss.

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A well-aimed spear is worth three.

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He had once thought it was strange to have a friend you'd never met.

Now it was even stranger, losing a friend you'd never really had

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Weak dogs become bones for other, stronger dogs.

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People in science fiction flicks always seemed to know useful things about the places time travel took them. But what if the time traveler had been only an average history student? What then?

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You show me what someone listens to, I’ll tell you everything you want to know about his soul. (For instance, a bunch of Nickelback albums would have indicated he never had a soul in the first place.)

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The wisdom of our parents, grandparents, ancestors.

In each individual life, it seems, we must first reject that wisdom, then later come to appreciate it.

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Not everyone can stand up and be a hero, Princess.

Some prefer to surrender to the inevitable and salve their consciences with the gift of survival.

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I must make a choice every time I speak a sentence in English.

I try to choose the happier way of saying things, so that my own words will not weigh me down like stones.

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When your teeth are gone, learn to like mush.

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Our lives aren't even about doing real things most of the time.

We think and talk about people we've never met, pretend to visit places we've never actually been to, discuss things that are just names as though they were as real as rocks or animals or something. Information Age - Hell it's the Imagination Age. We're living in our own minds. No, she decided as the plane began its steep descent, really we're living in other people's minds.

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We are none of us promised anything but the last breath we take.

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So we face our final hours...and all that was once certain has become uncertain. Except for defeat. That, as always, is the end of all our stories.

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You have to go down before you can come out — that’s how these things always work.

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You are only a prisoner when you surrender.

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Tangaloor, fire-bright Flame-foot, farthest walker Your hunter speaks In need he walks In need, but never in fear.

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