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#1. Some decisions cannot be made in advance of the time that will demand them. We cannot always anticipate the way in which things will happen and therefore cannot anticipate what we will do. We must accept that. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#2. All those men had died for some senseless reason, died perhaps without ever knowing exactly what they had fought to accomplish. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#3. I think I make better use of language and imagery than when I started out. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#4. We are not always properly equipped to face the difficulties life places in our path. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#5. We do not always recognize the thing that comes to destroy us. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#6. After all, you put a lot into creating a universe and everything that goes with it, and it seems a shame to use it only once. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#7. Even after Sword was published, I was still only thinking about the next book, Elfstones. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#8. Because life's dictates did not allow for quick and easy distinctions between right and wrong or good and bad. Choices were made between shades of gray, and there was healing and harm to be weighed on both sides of each. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#9. The shadow of greed, attachment is. What you fear to lose, train yourself to release. Let go of fear, and loss cannot harm you. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#10. She had grown to accept unpleasantness as a part of life rather than to struggle futilely against truths that could not be changed. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#11. If I have the means, I have the responsibility to employ them. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#12. We must nurture and love, if life is to have any real meaning. But First we must find a way to survive against the things that prevent us from doing so. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#13. Love is a beautiful fear. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#14. Fiction writing is a twenty-four-hou r-a-day occupation. You never leave your work behind. It is always with you, and to some extent, you are always thinking about it. You don't take your work home; your work never leaves home. It lives inside you. It resides and grows and comes alive in your mind. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#15. Put the past behind you and the future ahead where they belong and spend your time in the present with the rest of us. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#16. Either you believed in something or you didn't - you couldn't have it both ways and be honest with yourself. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#17. I haven't made up my mind about doing anymore Landover books. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#18. A world in which elves exist and magic works offers greater opportunities to digress and explore. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#19. You have to trust in who and what you are. You have to trust in the dream you have been given. You have believed in it until now, haven't you? - Author: Terry Brooks
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#20. We live out our lives as we are meant to live them-with some choice, with some chance, but mostly as a result of the persons we are. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#21. Life just swept you along and never took you back to where you had been. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#22. On the other hand, I still approach each book with the same basic plan in mind - to put some people under severe stress and see how they hold up. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#23. Testing of self is a regular part of our own lives, so it seems natural to make it a part of the lives of my characters, as well, albeit on a much different level. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#24. If you do not hear music in your words, you have put too much thought into your writing and not enough heart. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#25. Shea, particularly, had passed the point where his chief emotion was fear; now he felt only a sense of numbness that dulled his mind into self-imposed surrender, a robot-like acceptance of the fact that he was being led to the proverbial slaughter. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#26. But fear was something to be overcome, an enemy of a different sort, not something from which to run away but something to confront. He had done so many times in his life, and each time it made him a little stronger, a little more self-assured. The - Author: Terry Brooks
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#27. Sometimes it is better not to speak of what we see in our dreams. Sometimes our dreams belong only to us. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#28. I cannot imagine life without books any more than I can imagine life without breathing. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#29. I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#30. A cat never discusses his business with humans, not even Princesses. A cat never explains and never apologizes. A cat never alibis. You must accept a cat as it is and for what it is and not expect more than the pleasure of its company. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#31. Not everything we do in this world is about us, Panther. Sometimes we have do things for other reasons. Sometimes we've got to forget about ourselves and help others. If not, what's the point? - Author: Terry Brooks
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#32. When a massive failure to preserve the integrity of an ecosystem occured, no one escaped the consequences. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#33. I am incomplete without my work. I am so closely bound to it, so much identified by it, that without it I think I would crumble into dust and drift away. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#34. If anything in your life is more important than writing - anything at all - you should walk away now while you still can. Forewarned is forearmed. For those who cannot or will not walk away, you need only to remember this. Writing is life. Breathe deeply of it. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#35. You shouldn't believe everything you hear you're young, not stupid. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#36. If you are ever completely satisfied with something you have written, you are setting your sights too low. But if you can't let go of your material even after you have done the best that you can with it, you are setting your sights too high. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#37. We build too many walls to be honest with ourselves. -Allanon - Author: Terry Brooks
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#38. But when you're dying you don't have much time for common sense. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#39. What mattered was removing himself from his present existence in an effort to find his future. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#40. Do not be so quick to accept as truth what is only conjecture. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#41. We are the sum of our lives and not simply pieces of them. We are the whole of our time in this world. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#42. They became sleepwalkers in a world of half-dreams and rambling thoughts with no break in the wearing march or the never-ending, silent black trunks that came and passed in countless thousands. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#43. Events and circumstances sometimes conspire against us; if we insist on inflexibility for the purpose of maintaining our beliefs, we end up compromising ourselves nevertheless. We salvage one set of principles only to forsake another. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#44. There is poetry in fiction. If you cannot see it and feel it when you write, you need to step back and examine what you are doing wrong. If you have not figured out how to write a simple declarative sentence and make it sing with that poetry, you are not yet ready to write an entire book. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#45. It is in the nature of things to want to believe that what's familiar and comfortable will last forever. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#46. Love supplies a kind of strength that can withstand even death. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#47. And memories, he knew, were not glass treasures to be kept locked within a box. They were bright ribbons to be hung in the wind. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#48. Even in lies there are sometimes truths revealed. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#49. If you get the urge, then write about it. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#50. The reader wants to see something happen between pages one and four hundred, and nothing happens if the characters don't change. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#51. If you don't think there is magic in writing, you probably won't write anything magical. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#52. Your belief is as important as your physical strength. You need to believe in yourself and in your weapon both. Doubt is the enemy. Hesitation is potentially fatal." Sebec - Author: Terry Brooks
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#53. Fantasy is the only canvas large enough for me to paint on. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#54. But words spoken can never be taken back. They can only be measured for and judged on the strength of their sincerity and need. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#55. I would never leave your side for a moment if it were possible. But it is not. It is not in the nature of life that we can be together in all things. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#56. Everything changes with time's passage. Only change itself is constant. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#57. It was the nature of things, of course. Life went on. The best you could do was to hold on to the memories that were important to you, so that even if everyone else forgot, you would remember. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#58. Those who committed atrocities always seemed to do so out of a misconceived sense of righteousness and the greater good. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#59. What do you care?" Arik Siq asked. "Who your people were matters hardly at all. Who they are now is what matters. Who you are." "Your history is sometimes a way of understanding your present," Pan replied. "You are your history. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#60. But your responsibilities are sometimes given you without choice, without consent. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#61. I have learned to do more with less, so you don't see the big books anymore. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#62. THE NAME OF THE WIND marks the debut of a writer we would all do well to watch. Patrick Rothfuss has real talent, and his tale of Kvothe is deep and intricate and wondrous. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#63. Deception is mostly a game we play with ourselves. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#64. In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#65. The more complex and overwhelming the threat to a protagonist, the better the opportunity for the author to create a compelling conflict and a dramatic resolution. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#66. Cats can do whatever they want, whenever they want, without regard to what anyone says or does. Rather like Princesses. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#67. What I want to write about has changed somewhat, and the scope of the storytelling has changed accordingly. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#68. Reynolds Lucius Wadsworth III was Waddy's real name, the result of a three-generation tradition of unparalleled cruelty in the naming of first-born boys. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#69. that the wars of the past were slowly being forgotten. Shea believed that one could turn his back on the past and build a new world with the future, never understanding that the future was inextricably tied to the past, an interwoven tapestry of events and ideas that would never be entirely severed. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#70. Evil contained is not evil destroyed. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#71. There are many forms of magic in this world, High Lord. Some come in large packages, some in small. Some work with fire and strength of body and heard ... and some work with revelation. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#72. if you wanted something done, it was never a good idea to rely on others. Others were never as committed to achieving your goals as you were. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#73. You spend so much time wondering who you are, don't you think? You flounder about, searching for your identity, when most of the time it is plain as the nose on your face. You struggle with questions of purpose and need, and forget that the answers are found mostly inside yourselves. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#75. What we have in life that we can count on is who we are and where we come from, she thought absently. For better or worse, that is what we have to sustain us in our endevors, to buttress us in our darker moments, and to remind us of our identity. Without those things, we are adrift. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#76. It wasn't simply his choosing to be alone that kept him that way; it was almost a condition of his existence. The feeling that he was an outsider had always been there. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#77. For a writer, its very attractive to stay in one world for a time. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#78. I didn't want readers to have to make allowances for what they couldn't see, but to be able to say to themselves that the fabric of the magic detailed was perfectly believable. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#79. History repeating itself, he thought. Lessons learned long ago so often needed to be learned all over again in the present. It might true here, and he might be the student who was being taught. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#80. His world was a confusing and treacherously shifting ground, and he did not see that he had any better way to deal with it than simply to keep marching on. It - Author: Terry Brooks
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#81. When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#82. Anyway, that's the past, and what matters is the future. That's how life works, because it's short and precious and kind of doubtful. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#83. We never know what we can be or do until the need is there and we are tested by it. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#84. If you are always frightened for yourself you can't act, and then life loses its purpose. You just have to tell yourself that, when you get right down to it, you don't matter all that much. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#85. There was that sense of abandoning the familiar for the unknown that characterizes all journeys made for the first time. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#86. He didn't ask for any of this, did he?" "None of them did, come to that." Logan responded. "But that's what life does to you. It gives you a whole lot of stuff you don't ask for and expects you to deal with it. No complaining, no excuses. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#87. He wanted to tell himself or maybe even her that he would never understand women, but he had a feeling he wasn't the first man to formulate this opinion and very likely wouldn't be the last and that it really didn't matter anyway. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#88. This search is all about faith. Faith that what's clearly impossible might somehow turn out not to be. Faith that we can do what we never would have thought we could. Faith to keep going when everything tells us we should turn back. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#89. What they didn't want to believe, what they tried repeatedly to dismiss, was that whatever good and evil existed in the world came from within themselves and not from some abstract source. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#90. A building is a home if the people who inhabit it have memories and love and a place in the world. Otherwise, it is just a building, a shelter against the elements, and it can never be anything more. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#91. The muse whispers to you when she chooses, and you can't tell her to come back later, because you quickly learn in this business that she might not come back at all. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#92. Writers need their writing; they need their imaginary worlds in order to find piece in, or make sense of, the real world. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#93. The future is an ever-shifting maze of possibilities until it becomes the present. The future I have shown you tonight is not yet fixed. But it is more likely to become so with the passing of every day because nothing is being done to turn it aside. If you would change it, do as I have told you. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#94. The future was painted on a canvas of infinite reach; it entailed too many connections and joinings. Change one and you changed others. No amount of insight would enable a single individual to decipher it all. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#95. We forget that what matters begins with the imagination. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#96. We should not be less than what we are. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#97. a kaleidoscopic, fragmented rush of images that exploded out of memory. They careened into her like an avalanche and swept her away, - Author: Terry Brooks
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#98. [Y]ou have an inner strength that makes it possible for you to do things other people couldn't even begin to think of doing. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#99. Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#100. Miles saw him as a grief-stricken recluse, hiding from the world while he mourned his dead wife. Maybe that was the way everyone saw him. But Annie's death had not created the condition; it had merely emphasized it. - Author: Terry Brooks
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