9 Quotes From ‘The Name of the Wind’

It has been fourteen years since The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss was published. This beloved fantasy novel took fifteen years for Rothfuss to write, and all the hard work put into creating this masterpiece is evident from the following incredible quotes featured in the book. These quotes demonstrate that Rothfuss is truly gifted at weaving words together in a thoughtful, compelling way.

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It has been fourteen years since The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss was published. This beloved fantasy novel took fifteen years for Rothfuss to write, and all the hard work put into creating this masterpiece is evident from the following incredible quotes featured in the book. These quotes demonstrate that Rothfuss is truly gifted at weaving words together in a thoughtful, compelling way.

 

 

1. “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

2. “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

3. “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”

4. “We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”

 

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5. “You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.”

6. “I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day.”

7. “The best lies about me are the ones I told.”

8. “I will still be here long after she has forgotten your name.”

9. “You do not know the first note of the music that moves me.”

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