110+ Terry Goodkind Quotes On Faith, Death And Death And Dying
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- If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.
- The Wizard's First Rule: People are stupid; given proper motivation almost anyone will believe almost anything.
- We reap a reward merely in the act of helping others. We never know how, or if, that reward will come back to us. Helping is the reward; none other is needed nor better.
- Once you place that crown of liar on your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.
- Charity, if you have the means, is a personal choice, but charity which is expected or compelled is simply a polite word for slavery.
- In the darkest hours we must believe in ourselves.
- Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.
- Even a foolish old woman like me knows that lazy people don't think for themselves; they only think about themselves.
- The mice think they are right, but my cat eats them anyways. This is the point, reality is nothing, perception is everything.
- There is nothing that exists that has only one side. Even a piece of paper, thin as it is, has two sides.
Terry Goodkind Short Quotes
- I felt like I'd been misplaced in the cosmos and I belonged in Maine.
- The worse you are at thinking, the better you are at drinking.
- Emotions are the end result, the sum, of things learned
- Wizard's Second Rule The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- We can't live our lives according to what might have been. We have to live by what is.
- There is magic in sincere forgiveness - magic to heal.
- Those who have come here to hate should leave now; for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes.
- Think of the solution, not the problem
- History is rarely made by reasonable men.
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Death
Dance with me, Death, I am ready. — Terry Goodkind
Dancing with death meant being committed to killing, committed with your heart and soul. — Terry Goodkind
Teachings that defy reason defy reality; what defies reality defies life. Defying life is embracing death. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Love
Kahlan guide me. Kahlan teach me. Kahlan protect me. In your light I thrive. In your mercy I am sheltered. In your wisdom I am humbled. I live only to love you. My life is yours. — Terry Goodkind
To the right person, the person who is truly born to it, duty is a form of love, through which all is possible. Duty is not always a denial of things, but an expansion of them to others. Duty is not always a chore, but is best carried out with love. — Terry Goodkind
To love someone means that you sometimes are fulfilled the most by putting thier deepest desires above your own. — Terry Goodkind
You can't love anyone or anything until you love your own existence first. Love can only grow out of a respect for your own life. — Terry Goodkind
Alone, he must bear the weight of a sin he dare not confess to the one person he loves…and has lost. — Terry Goodkind
Love is not about what you want. It's about finding happiness for the one you love. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Truth
Wizard's Tenth Rule Willfully turning aside from the truth is treason to one's self. — Terry Goodkind
Knowledge is a destination. Truth, the journey. — Terry Goodkind
But in the end, we can’t live our lives by ‘what if’ and ‘if only.’ We can only do the best we can to the best of our ability based on what we know. That’s why the truth is so important. — Terry Goodkind
Emotion did not play a part in truth, only reality did. — Terry Goodkind
But emotions when based on valued things can be a faithful and consistant sum of truths. — Terry Goodkind
Standing for truth is everything. Truth is power. Don't ever forget that. — Terry Goodkind
You can destroy those who speak the truth, but you cannot destroy the truth itself — Terry Goodkind
Fools who won't see the truth are deadly. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Books
Books served to keep hard-won knowledge safe. They endured. — Terry Goodkind
Reasons are the spoils of victory. When you've destroyed the enemy, then your leaders write down the reasons in books, and give moving speeches about them. If you've done your job, then there aren't any of the enemy left to dispute your leader's reasons. At least not until the next war. — Terry Goodkind
After the book took off, I bought a whole new wardrobe. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Fantasy
Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story. — Terry Goodkind
I've always said fantasy is sort of 'stealth philosophy'. — Terry Goodkind
...Wizard's Fifth Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Life
Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be. [it's a good point - pretty hard to argue with that sort of logic really isn't it! — Terry Goodkind
Knowledge comes as it will. Life's lessons come at the most surprising times. — Terry Goodkind
Sometimes that's all life is... One desperate act after another. — Terry Goodkind
Life for the strongest. There is no sympathy for the slain, only admiration for the winner's strength. — Terry Goodkind
Wizard's Seventh Rule Life is the future, not the past. — Terry Goodkind
I am dead. Only vengeance can restore me! Only victory can return my life to me! — Terry Goodkind
After that, I came back every year. Everyone said, 'Well, when you retire you can move there.' But I said, 'Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be.' — Terry Goodkind
Every person's life is theirs by right. An individual's life can and must belong only to to himself, not to any society or community, or he is then but a slave. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Quotes On Years
I had to live this long, have the experiences I've had, to create what I do. I knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be ready so I wouldn't blow it. The move to Maine was the final step. — Terry Goodkind
I hate telling that story to people who've been struggling for years. — Terry Goodkind
The training of a Mord-Sith takes years - to learn to handle the pain. I guess it's also why only women are Mord-Sith, men are too weak. — Terry Goodkind
Terry Goodkind Famous Quotes And Sayings
I'm afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can't be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life. — Terry Goodkind
Love is a passion for life shared with another person. You fall in love with a person who you think is wonderful. It's your deepest appreciation of the value of that individual, and that individual is a reflection of what you value most in life. Love, for sound reasons, can be one of life's greatest rewards. — Terry Goodkind
If you care about yourself, you should care about learning - even learning simple things. You come to have pride in yourself only by accomplishing things, even from fixing some old stairs...Others can't grant you self-respect, even others who care about you. You have to earn self-respect yourself. — Terry Goodkind
Do you hate me because I have magic?" "Of course not." "Do you love me despite my magic?" He thought a minute. "No. I love everything about you, and your magic is part of you. That was how I got past the Confessor's magic. If I had loved you despite your power, I wouldn't have been accepting you for who you are. Your magic would have destroyed me. — Terry Goodkind
It does the sheep no good to preach the goodness of a diet of grass, if the wolves are of a different mind. — Terry Goodkind
Nothing marks a man's character better than his attraction to intelligence. — Terry Goodkind
Wizard's Ninth Rule A contradiction can not exist in reality. Not in part, nor in whole. — Terry Goodkind
Her green eyes came unafraid to his. The connection was so intense that it threatened to drain his sense of self. He felt that he had always known her, that she had always been a part of him, that her needs were his needs. — Terry Goodkind
Cara burst into a hearty laugh. She clapped Richard on the back as he walked passed. "I like her, Lord Rahl. You may keep her. — Terry Goodkind
Admitting that you do not know something is the first step to learning. — Terry Goodkind
To question me onceis a simple mistake, Lieutenant. Twice is treason. We execute traitors.-Kahlan — Terry Goodkind
Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same person. We are not our bodies; we are our thoughts. As they form, they define who we are, and create the reality of our existence. — Terry Goodkind
Celebrating faith over reason is merely a way of denying what is, in favor of embracing any whim that strikes your fancy. — Terry Goodkind
Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent. — Terry Goodkind
Ever since I was really little, I've had characters that were in my mind. — Terry Goodkind
When you insist someone submit to your will, it is accomplished most easily if you give them a small victory so they can retain their dignity while they do as you insist. ~ Kahlan Mother Confessor — Terry Goodkind
Richard," Kahlan said, "what about Siddin? Weselan and Savidlin will be worried sick over him." Her green eyes gazed deep into his. She leaned closer, and whispered, "And we have unfinished business in the spirit house. I believe there is still an apple there we have yet to finish." Her arm tightened around his waist, and a little twist of a smile came to her lips. The shape of the smile caught his breath in his throat. — Terry Goodkind
People are stupid. They will believe a lie because they want to believe it's true, or because they are afraid it might be true. — Terry Goodkind
I love you," she whispered. Richard pulled her tight against him. His fingers traced a trail down the bumps of her spine. "I feel so frustrated that there aren't any better words than "I love you,"" he said. "It doesn't seem enough for the way I feel about you. I'm sorry there aren't any better words to tell you." "They are words enough for me." "Then, I love you, Kahlan. A thousand times, a million times, I love you. Forever. — Terry Goodkind
Sometimes, it is necessary to step beyond what you have known and to reach for something more. — Terry Goodkind
But if used for retribution, magic is vengeance incarnate. — Terry Goodkind
Cara waggled a hand over the two of them. "It works better with your clothes off." Richard frowned. His voice came as a hoarse croak. "What?" She seemed mystified by the question. "I believe you will find such things work better without clothes." She put her hands to her hips. "I thought you would know at least that much. — Terry Goodkind
Culture carries no privilege to exist. Cultures do not have value simply because they are. Some cultures, the world is better off without. — Terry Goodkind
We don't want to lose you Lord Rahl. We don't want to go back to way things were." She sounded on the verge of tears. "We like being able to do simple things, like make a joke, and laugh. We could never do such things before. We always lived in fear that if we said the wrong thing we would be beaten, or worse. Now that we have seen another way, we don't want to go back to that. If you throw your life away for the Midlands, then we will.- Cara — Terry Goodkind
I wish people had half the honor of dragons. — Terry Goodkind
They look at me and I kind of back up in case they go for my throat. — Terry Goodkind
Everybody knows it. Wizards are supposed to have beards. It's common knowledge. — Terry Goodkind
Emotions are the sums created by details, whether those details are true or not. — Terry Goodkind
Nothing gained without cost is valued. Freedom has a cost, and all will bear it so all will value and preserve it. — Terry Goodkind
It is said that the greatest cruelty is drawn from those with the kindest hearts. — Terry Goodkind
Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality. — Terry Goodkind
I thought I was going to die there, alone. I thought I would never see you again." He seemed to shake off the memory and leaned back on an elbow, gazing at her with a lop-sided smile on his face. "The Shadrin left some scars that aren't healed yet. But I would have to take off my pants to show them to you." "Really?" Kahlan gave a throaty laugh. "I think I better have a look... to see if everything is all right. — Terry Goodkind
Not everyone is willing to embrace liberty; liberty requires not just effort, but risk. Some people choose to delude themselves and see their chains as protective armor. — Terry Goodkind
many people must be ruled to thrive. In their selfishness and greed, they see free people as their oppressors. They wish to have a leader who will cut the taller plants so the sun will reach them. They think no plant should be allowed to grow taller than the shortest, and in that way give light to all. They would rather be provided a guiding light, regardless of the fuel, than light a candle themselves. — Terry Goodkind
I don't think I could have written what I did any earlier. — Terry Goodkind
Reason and reality are the only means to just laws; mindless wishes, if given sovereignty, become deadly masters. — Terry Goodkind
Others made you into who you were. You made yourself into what you have become. — Terry Goodkind
The sun has already set on the days we made those choices. We must concentrate on what we can do tomorrow; we can't relive yesterday. — Terry Goodkind
Kahlan stood quietly in the shadows, watching, as evil knocked softly on the door. — Terry Goodkind
It allows you to say things that sound very dramatic and get away with it. If you had characters in modern fiction say the same things as they're driving down the street in an Oldsmobile they'd sound ludicrous! — Terry Goodkind
Everyone makes mistakes. How a person deals with their mistakes is a mark of their character. — Terry Goodkind
It's only some rice and beans Captain. It's not like I'm giving you Cara's hand in marriage." - Richard — Terry Goodkind
Cut the attacker down, to cut them down to their very soul — Terry Goodkind
...You have to accept yourself, who you are. You don't believe. You still fight who you are. Until you accept yourself, until you believe, you won't be able to call forth your Han, your power, except in great anger. — Terry Goodkind
He put the box in Kahlan's lap. As she picked it up, she gave him the biggest smile he had ever seen. Before he even knew what he had done, he had leaned over and given Kahlan a quick kiss. Her eyes went wide, and she didn't kiss him back, but the feel of her lips shocked him into realizing what he had done. Oh. Sorry," he said. She laughed. "Forgiven. — Terry Goodkind
Over the millennia the seed of stories planted in the fertile soil of bits and scraps of facts was watered by wishes and began to take root and grow. Eventually, a bountiful fruit of rumors burst forth, to be spread on the wind of whispers that said we hid a fabled hoard of gold. Nothing could convince the believers that it was not true. The truth does not glitter for these people like gold does. — Terry Goodkind
Wizards First Rule: People are Stupid — Terry Goodkind
Fate does not seek our consent. — Terry Goodkind
Kahlan ambled toward the door. "Well, my breasts aren't as large as yours Berdine." She slowed as she passed Raina. "I think Raina's hands would fit mine better. — Terry Goodkind
Boundary wardens, Zedd thought, were tougher than they had a right to be. — Terry Goodkind
Teasingly she took the apple from his mouth. Juice ran down his chin. Slowly, deliberately, she leaned over and licked the sweet juice from his chin. I will have to admit though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way. — Terry Goodkind
Life is the future, not the past. The past can teach us, through experience, how to accomplish things in the future, comfort us with cherished memories, and provide the foundation of what has already been accomplished. But only the future holds life. To live in the past is to embrace what is dead. To live life to its fullest, each day must be created anew. — Terry Goodkind
Many people believe everything others say, even though what they see with their own eyes, should be enough to tell them otherwise. — Terry Goodkind
Fate occasionally touches us all in ways we don't always understand. — Terry Goodkind
Wrong doing must be punished. If not, it will proliferate until anarchy wears the robes of tolerance and understanding. — Terry Goodkind
Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing. — Terry Goodkind
How do you know who I am?' Denna grinned, almost laughed. 'To know Richard is to know who Kahlan is. — Terry Goodkind
Bags, and Double Bags!" - Zedd — Terry Goodkind
Laugh all you want. I know my own worth and don't need to prove it to someone who doesn't know theirs. — Terry Goodkind
Wizard's Sixth Rule The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason. — Terry Goodkind
If you are unwilling to defend your right to your own lives, then you are merely like mice trying to argue with owls. You think their ways are wrong. They think you are dinner. — Terry Goodkind
When you're the leader, everything is your fault. — Terry Goodkind
There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic. — Terry Goodkind
Intent is guilt. Failure to successfully carry out the intent does not absolve the guilt. — Terry Goodkind
I'm surprised you don't know more about magic, Sister Verna. There is a word that is magic. It can accomplish more than you might think. Maybe you have heard it before. It is the word 'please. — Terry Goodkind
Wizard's Eleventh and Final Rule The "Rule Unspoken", the "Rule Unwritten", "The rule from the beginning of time. — Terry Goodkind
Everything is valuable under the right conditions. To a man dying of thirst, water be more precious than gold. To a drowning man, water be of little worth and great trouble. — Terry Goodkind
The only thing you can be is yourself nothing more nothing less — Terry Goodkind
Grrratch luuug Raaaach aaarg — Terry Goodkind
I'd rather look a fool than be right and fail to act. — Terry Goodkind
Hesitation is a mistake that invites defeat. I would not be Mord-Sith had I not hesitated when I was young." - Cara — Terry Goodkind
Richard started to walk away. Zedd called his name. He stopped and turned. Just be glad she cares for you as much as she does. If she didn't, she might have touched you." Richard stared back at him a long moment. "I'm afraid, in a way, she already has. — Terry Goodkind
Life Lessons by Terry Goodkind
- Terry Goodkind's work emphasizes the importance of standing up for what you believe in and fighting for justice, no matter the cost.
- He also teaches the value of loyalty and friendship, and how these relationships can help us through difficult times.
- Lastly, Goodkind's work encourages readers to think for themselves and to make their own decisions, rather than relying on the opinions of others.
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