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Top 100 Patrick Rothfuss Quotes From The Author Of 'Name Of The Wind'

Patrick won the 'Writers Of The Future' award in 2002

Patrick Rothfuss is an author who is most popular for his set of three books, 'The Kingkiller Chronicle'.

'The Kingkiller Chronicle' has won him multiple awards, including the 2007 Quill Award for his introductory novel, 'The Name Of The Wind'. 'The Wise Man's Fear' was published in March 2011 and reached the number one spot on the New York Times hardback fiction bestseller list.

Rothfuss was born on 6 June 1973 in Madison. He completed his BA in English from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 1999. He contributed to 'The Pointer', the campus paper, and produced a widely circulated parody warning about the Goodtimes Virus. He received an M.A. at Washington State University and returned to teach at Stevens Point.

Discover his best work with these quotes by Patrick Rothfuss. After reading this list of quotes, do also check out these 'Name Of The Wind' quotes and 'Throne Of Glass' quotes for more wise quotes from Pat Rothfuss that can teach us so much.

Patrick Rothfuss 'Name Of The Wind' Quotes

Let's have a look at a few wise quotes about love, anger, innocence, being silent, tears, and more, from the book published in 2007.

1. "Emotions by their very nature are not reasonable things."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

2. "There is a part of her that is only for me. You cannot touch it, no matter how hard you might try."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

3. "It's like he knows he's better than you but doesn't look down on you for it because he knows it's not your fault."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

4. "Ten times ten thousand books. More than that. More books than you could ever read."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

5. "Beer dulls a memory, the brand sets it burning, but wine is the best for a sore heart's yearning."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

6. "That's why stories appeal to us, they give is the clarity and simplicity our real lives lack."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

7. "'Are you hurt?' 'Absolutely,' I said. 'Especially in my everywhere.'"

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

8. "Power and stupidity together are dangerous."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

9. "It gets tiresome being spoken to as if you are a child, even if you happen to be one."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

10. "You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

11. "And after she has left you I will still be here, making her laugh."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

12. "We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

13. "Power is okay, and stupidity is usually harmless."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

14. "I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to Gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

15. "Using words to talk of words is like using a pencil to draw a picture of itself, on itself. Impossible. Confusing. Frustrating... but there are other ways to understanding."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

16. "I learned to love the feel of good words."  

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

17. "My parents danced together, her head on his chest. Both had their eyes closed. They seemed so perfectly content."  

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

18. "I also felt guilty about the three pens I'd stolen, but only for a second. And since there was no convenient way to give them back, I stole a bottle of ink before I left."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

19. "You lack the requisite spine... to study under me."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

20. "You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

21. "The best lies about me are the ones I told."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

22. "Congratulations. That was the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Ever."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

23. "Only priests and fools are fearless and I've never been on the best of terms with God."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

24. "The boy grows upward, but the girl grows up."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

25. "I have known her longer, my smile said."  

- Patrick Rothfuss.

26. "It's a horrible thing to have your body failure, you never think about it when you are young."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

27. "I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

'Criminal Minds' Quotes Patrick Rothfuss

Here is the wise quote by Rothfuss that was quoted on 'Criminal Minds'.

28. "There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when the reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

Patrick Rothfuss quotes discuss love, shadows, and more.

Patrick Rothfuss Quotes On Death

Have a look at a few quotes on death and love by Rothfuss.

29. "Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

30. "But old habits die slow deaths."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

31. "So they clutched at her like shipwrecked sailors, clinging to the rocks despite the fact that they are being battered to the death against them."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

'Wise Man's Fear' Quotes

Are you enjoying these Patrick Rothfuss quotes? 'Wise Man's Fear' was published in 2011 by Rothfuss. Check out these 'Kingkiller Chronicles' quotes!

32. "There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentleman."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

33. "Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

34. "Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

35. "I've waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

36. "It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

37. "Knowing your own ignorance is the first step to enlightenment."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

38. "All the truth in the world is held in stories."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

39. "The seeds of the past bear fruit in the present."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

40. "Pride and folly, they go together like two tightly grasping hands. I."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

41. "You can divide infinity an infinite number of times, and the resulting pieces will still be infinitely large."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

42. "I am no arithmetician. Numbers that speak only of numbers are of little interest to me."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

43. "'How about this?' Simmon asked me. 'Which is worse, stealing a pie or killing Ambrose?'"

- Patrick Rothfuss.

44. "'You never do things the easy way, do you?' she said. 'There's an easy way?' I asked."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

45. "It was more exciting when I didn't know I had permission."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

46. "I need you to breathe for me."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

47. "When someone tells you a piece of their life, they’re giving you a gift, not granting you your due."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

48. "All explicit knowledge is translated knowledge, and all translation is imperfect."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

49. "If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

50. "'I think things are usually bad one way or another,' he said. 'It might be that only us older folk can see it.'"

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

51. "You looked too hard and didn’t see enough. Too much looking can get in the way of seeing, you see?"

- Patrick Rothfuss.

52. "Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. "

- Patrick Rothfuss.

53. "So as we rode there were many things unspoken."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

54. "The third silence was not an easy thing to notice."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

55. "So much depends on when you stop a story."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

56. "But what of romance then?” I asked, slightly indignant. “What of love?"

- Patrick Rothfuss.

57. "Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

58. "laughter is good for digestion."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

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Patrick Rothfuss Love Quotes

Here are few quotes on love by Rothfuss.

59. "There are so many men, all endlessly attempting to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me, lest I fall."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

60. "Our young lovers can try to express what they feel."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

61. "It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

62. "Unwise love is the truest love... To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

63. "There are seven words that will make a person love you."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

64. "If you can find someone like that, someone who you can hold and close your eyes to the world, then you're lucky."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

Famous Patrick Rothfuss Quotes

A few famous quotes by Rothfuss are listed below.

65. "The truth is that the world is full of dragons, and none of us are as powerful or cool as we’d like to be. And that sucks."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

66. "Nothing's off-limits. But the endless possibility of the genre is a trap."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

67. "We are more than the parts that form us."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

68. "I always read. You know how sharks have to keep swimming or they die? I’m like that. If I stop reading, I die."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

69. "Do you know what it's like to run spellcheck for six hours? It's like a party in purgatory."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

70. "Roses! I swear you men have all your romance from the same worn book."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

71. "Feel free to call me by my first name: Master."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

72. "Clean, quick, and easy as lying."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

73. "My bad luck got tangled up with my bad decisions, and I'm paying for it."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

74. "Don't get me wrong, magic is cool. But a nervous mother singing to her child at night while something moves quietly through the dark outside her house? That's a story."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

75. "I only know one story. But oftentimes small pieces seem to be stories themselves."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

76. "I won the only duel I ever lost."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

77. "That was another lesson I had learned perhaps too well: people meant pain."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

78. "Do not mistake me for my mask."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

79. "Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game?"

- Patrick Rothfuss.

80. "Someone's parents have been singing entirely the wrong sort of songs."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

81. "It was wise enough to know itself and brave enough to be itself, and wild enough to change itself while somehow staying altogether true."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'The Slow Regard Of Silent Things'.

82. "The desire for knowledge shapes a man."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

83. "My shrug was so nonchalant it would make a cat jealous."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

84. "It's a shame you left without a word, you know."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

85. "Too much honesty makes you sound insincere."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

86. "'I like your manly bravado,' she said. 'Do it some more.'"

- Patrick Rothfuss.

87. "Pride is a strange thing, and because generosity deserves generosity in return."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

88. "Do you just want to get by? Or do you want to make me proud?"

- Patrick Rothfuss.

89. "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."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

90. "I guess I'm destined to be loveless."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

91. "It's easy to get distracted by the glittering props available to you and forget what you're supposed to be doing: telling a good story."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

92. "My father referred to it as 'the finest song ever written for fifteen fingers.' He made me play it when I was getting too full of myself and felt I needed humbling."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

Patrick Rothfuss Quotes On Words And Music

Have a look at more great quotes by Rothfuss, the author of 'The Kingkiller Chronicles' here.

93. "Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Name Of The Wind'.

94. "Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

95. "Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

96. "I am no poet. I do not love words for the sake of words."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

97. "Words have to find a man's mind before they can touch his heart. And, some men's minds are woeful small targets."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

98. "Trying to make you understand her with nothing more than words."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

99. "Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts."

- Patrick Rothfuss.

100. "Even if you are clever and have a way with words, you are doomed in this."

- Patrick Rothfuss, 'Wise Man's Fear'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Patrick Rothfuss quotes, then why not take a look at these Sarah J Maas quotes or 'Six Of Crows' quotes too?

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