Top 32 David Eddings Quotes

I thought you said you were the one in charge!” Ce’Nedra exclaimed.I lied.” Silk said. “It’s a vice I have.


…only in the surrender of the light could the darkness prevail.


Life without any wonder left in it is flat and stale.


The whole world is beautiful, Belgarion’ Eriond assured him in response to that unspoken thought. ‘You just have to know how to look at it


Once you’ve decided that something’s absolutely true, you’ve closed your mind on it, and a closed mind doesn’t go anywhere. Question everything. That’s what education’s all about.


A man should never miss an opportunity to keep his mouth shut.


The men sit around getting fat and arguing with each other about something they call “philosophy” – most of which is pure nonsense.


It keeps him happy, Dahlaine, and happy people are nicer than gloomy ones. Haven’t you noticed that before?


I thought the trees down in Lady Zelana’s country were about as big as a tree could get,” he said, “but the ones around here are so tall that they probably tickle the moon’s tummy when she goes by.


It’s all very well to put the government in the hands of the perfect man, but what do you do when the perfect man gets a bellyache?


When father uses the word ‘politics’ he’s talkingabout relations between nations. When I use the word, though, I’mtalking about the various subtle ways a woman can get men to dowhat she wants them to do.


The stars were better company anyway. They were very beautiful, and they almost never snored.


Nobles and peasants marry early. Businessmen tend to wait.


Any time there’s something so ridiculously dangerous that no rational human being would try it, they send for me.’ –Garion


It’s common knowledge that the “church” is nothing more than an invention of the priesthood designed to swindle the ordinary people of the empire out of just about everything they own.


Don’t throw good ideas away until you’ve considered all of your options.


He can come up with the most exotic things I’ve ever seen or heard of every time he blinks his eyes.


Life’s much more pleasing when you don’t have to spend all of your time thinking.


As soon as a friendship passed a certain point – some obscure and secret boundary – a woman quite automatically became overwhelmed by a raging compulsion to complicate things.


Keep working. Keep trying. Keep believing. You still might not make it, but at least you gave it your best shot. If you don’t have calluses on your soul, this isn’t for you. Take up knitting instead.


As long as I know that my motives are good, I’m Seldom very concerned with the opinions of others.-Mandorallen, Baron of Vo Mandor.


Do you ever plan to grow up, Veltan?” he asked.“Not if I can avoid it, no.


You’ve been away from home too long if you can get lost on the way from the harbor to the palace.


As long as people are talking instead of fighting, nobody loses very much blood—unless he happens to bite his tongue.


—I can make Skell laugh if I really have to, but I have to take off one of his boots first.—That went by just a little fast, Torl.—It’s terribly hard to tickle the bottom of a man’s foot when he’s wearing boots, commander.


You’re going to keep making these mistakes as long as you keep carrying your brain in the same scabbard with your sword, Lelldorin.


Young people, however, tend to ignore the customs of their elders. Adolescent rebellion has been responsible for all manner of absurd costumes. The more ridiculous a certain fashion is, the more adolescents will cling to it.


You’re impossible,” she told him. “Of course I am,” he answered. “It’s part of my charm.


Some day, Prince Kheldar, you will fall in love,” the queen said with a little smirk, “and the twelve kingdoms will stand around and chortle over the fall of so notorious a bachelor.


The unfortunate thing about working for yourself is that you have the worst boss in the world. I work every day of the year except at Christmas, when I work a half day.


I wrote a novel for my degree, and I’m very happy I didn’t submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.


I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.



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