Robin Hobb book quotes
There are 14 quotes listed in the Fool's Errand category:
Death is always less painfull and easier than life! You speak true. And yet we do not, day to day, choose death. Because ultimately, death is not the opposite of life, but the opposite of choice. Death is what you get when there are no choices left to make. Am I right?
As Black Rolf had once shown me, much discomfort was based on human expectations. As a man, I expected to be warm and dry when I chose to be. Animals did not harbour any such beliefs. So it was raining. That part of me that was wolf could accept that. Rain meant being cold and wet. Once I acknowledged that and stopped comparing it to what I wished it to be, the conditions were far more tolerable. I set out.
History is no more fixed and dead than the future. The past is no further away than the last breath you took.
Wait for you? Not likely! I've always had to run ahead of you and show you the way.
In the space of a sundown, you show me the wide world from a horse's back, and the soul of the world within my own walls.
It is the life of a White Prophet. I must be about predicting the future, saving the world - all those minor chores. Besides. You've run out of furniture for me to carve on.
When last you saw me, I was just approaching adulthood. All sorts of new feelings and ideas were blossoming in me, so many that I scarce could keep my mind on the tasks at hand. When I recall how I behaved, well, even I am scandalized.
When you speak in riddles, it exasperates me. Yet when you try to speak clearly of yourself, it frightens me.
Before you kill him, think of what you take from him. Remember what it is to be alive.
But you promised. Never again. No more of the killing that brings no meat and Forges the heart.
Little Brother, do not treat me as if I am already dead, or dying. If you see me that way, then I would rather truly be dead. You steal the now of my life away, when you constantly fear that tomorrow will bring my death. Your fears clutch cold at me and snatch all my pleasure in the day's warmth from me.
You should leave off sniffing the carcass of your old life, my brother. You may enjoy unending pain. I do not. There is no shame in walking away from bones, Changer. Nor is there any special wisdom in injuring oneself over and over. What is your loyalty to that pain? To abandon it will not lessen you.
Is time the wheel that turns, or the track it leaves behind?
What do who call me when?
Perhaps having the courage to find a better path is having the courage to risk making new mistakes.
from "the Golden Fool"