Terry Goodkind Quotes

Terry Goodkind Quotes

If the road is easy, you're likely going the wrong way.

When the whole world is crazy, it doesn't pay to be sane.

I am who I am; no more, no less.

We all can be only who we are, no more, no less.

Knowledge is a destination. Truth, the journey.

Once you place that crown of liar on your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.

Perception was easily accomplished, required little effort, and it never had to stand the test of reality.

If something is wrong, it matters not if a thousand men are for it; you must still oppose it. If something is just, no amount of popular outcry should stay you from your course.

I will have to admit, though, that I will never look at an apple in quite the same way.


Knowledge is a weapon. I intend to be formidably armed.

Celebrating faith over reason is merely a way of denying what is, in favor of embracing any whim that strikes your fancy.

The light of a new day always chases the shadows of the night away, and shows us that the shape of our fears is only the ghost of our own minds.

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.

Cara, in the lead, came to a halt beside them, looking from one to the other. "Still with the clothes, Lord Rahl?

...Wizard's Fifth Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.

He was the monster. That was what Kahlan saw. And she had sent him away in a collar to be tortured. Because he was a monster that needed to be collared, a beast.

Honor is honesty to what is, not blind duty to what you wish to be.

Knowing when to fight is just as important as knowing how.

...you'll find that being a friend is to like a person for who they are, even the parts you don't understand. You don't have to understand, or do the same, or live their lives for them. If you truly care for them, then you want them to be who they are; that was why you liked them in the first place.

There is no place so dangerous as a world without magic.

Standing for truth is everything. Truth is power. Don't ever forget that.

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.

The foundations of some formerly strong lands became so riddled with termites of diminished purpose, so decayed with the decadence of smug moderation, and so emaciated with the vacillating aims of appears, that even when they saw the enemy coming and did resist, they were easily toppled when the Imperial Order finally pushed.

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