Quote of the Day: Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan

“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Your body is only clothing. Your flesh will wither, but you are your heart and mind, and they do not change except to grow stronger.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Great captains earned their reputation not just for laying brilliant plans, but for still being able to find victory after those plans began to fall apart.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“There was nothing a woman would not tell you if you kissed her enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Women lied to get a man into bed, and they lied worse once they had him there.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Light, women would believe anything about a man so long as it was bad. And the worse it was, the more they had to talk about it.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Stories have power. Gleemen’s tales, and bards’ epics, and rumors in the street alike. They stir passions, and change the way men see the world.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

Quote of the Day: Fairy Tales

Hello dear readers, this week’s Quote of the Day is all about Fairy Tales! I hope you find a quote in here that you enjoy.


“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” 
― Albert Einstein


“When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.” 
― Taylor Swift


“If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave.” 
― Mo Willems

“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” 
― Audrey Hepburn

“O, to be sure, we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy tales.” 
― Leo Rosten

“There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be loved before it is lovable.” 
― Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith)

“She talks like you. It’s not every day you hear a four-year-old say Prince Charming is a douchebag who’s only holding Cinderella back.” 
“That’s my girl.” 
― Emma Chase

“Gaea?” Leo shook his head. “Isn’t that Mother Nature? She’s supposed to have, like, flowers in her hair and birds singing around her and dear and rabbits doing her laundry.”
“Leo, that’s Snow White,” Piper said.” 
― Rick Riordan

“But wishes are only granted in fairy tales.” 
― Simone Elkeles

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” 
― Mae West

“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” 
― Alfred Hitchcock

“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.” 
― W.H. Auden

“There was once a young man who wished to gain his Heart’s Desire.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Fairy tales were not my escape from reality as a child; rather, they were my reality — for mine was a world in which good and evil were not abstract concepts, and like fairy-tale heroines, no magic would save me unless I had the wit and heart and courage to use it widely.” 
― Terri Windling

“Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.” 
― Alice Hoffman

“If you happen to read fairy tales, you will observe that one idea runs from one end of them to the other–the idea that peace and happiness can only exist on some condition. This idea, which is the core of ethics, is the core of the nursery-tales.” 
― G.K. Chesterton

“Think of every fairy-tale villainess you’ve ever heard of. Think of the wicked witches, the evil queens, the mad enchantresses. Think of the alluring sirens, the hungry ogresses, the savage she-beasts. Think of them and remember that somewhere, sometime, they’ve all been real.
“As for fairy tales, he understood that they were reflections of the people who had spun them, and were flecked with little truths – intrusions of reality into fantasy, like toast crumbs on a wizard’s beard.” 
― Laini Taylor

One Piece Quotes: Nefertari Vivi

“Everyone!!! I’m here!!! To say goodbye!!! I… I cannot go with you!!! Thank you for everything!!! I want to go adventuring with you some more, but I can’t!! Because… I love my country!!!… That’s why I cannot come along!!!… I will stay here…!!! But if we ever meet again, will you call me a friend once more?!!!”- Nefertari Vivi.


“I can’t just sit around and do nothing. As royalty, it’s important that I protect my people with everything I have!” – Nefertari Vivi.


“No matter what happens from here on, our left arms will bear the sign of our friendship.” – Nefertari Vivi


Quotes from Literature

Hello dear readers, welcome back. Usually Friday’s Quote of the Day post relates to whatever book I reviewed on the Monday, but I didn’t review a book this week yet.

This week is a bit different, because I have a special book review coming tomorrow, and I didn’t want to spoil the surprise by posting quotes from it today.

Instead you’re getting an ensemble of quotes from different pieces of literature that I have found.

Hope you enjoy!


“Just breathing isn’t living!” – Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

“There are times, young fellah, when every one of us must make a stand for human right and justice, or you never feel clean again.” – The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give. – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

“It seemed to me that where others had prayed before to their God, in their joy or in their agony, was of itself a sacred place.” – Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

“It’s Christmas Day!” said Scrooge to himself. “I haven’t missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can.” – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


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Quote of the Day: The Snow Queen

“I can give her no greater power than she has already, said the woman; don’t you see how strong that is? How men and animals are obliged to serve her, and how well she has got through the world, barefooted as she is. She cannot receive any power from me greater than she now has, which consists in her own purity and innocence of heart. If she cannot herself obtain access to the Snow Queen, and remove the glass fragments from little Kay, we can do nothing to help her.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“When we get to the end of the story, you will know more than you do now…” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“Then little Gerda said the Lord’s Prayer; the cold was so intense that she could see her own breath; it came out of her mouth like smoke. Her breath became thicker and thicker, and took the form of little angels who grew larger and larger as soon as they touched the ground. All had helmets on their heads, and lances and shields in their hands; their numbers increased, and when Gerda had finished her prayer a whole legion stood around her. They trust their lances against the horrible snow-flakes, so that the latter flew into a hundred pieces; and little Gerda went forward safely and cheerfully. The angels stroked her hands and feet, so that she felt the cold less, and she hastened on to the Snow Queen’s castle.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“You’re a fine one for tramping around,” the bandit girl said to Kai. “I’d like to know – do you really deserve to have someone run to the end of the world just for your sake?” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“And they both sat there, grown up, yet children at heart; and it was summer, – warm, beautiful summer.” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

“Roses bloom and cease to be, but we shall the Christ-child see” 
― Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen

Quote of the Day: Outlander

“For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“Oh, aye, Sassenach. I am your master . . . and you’re mine. Seems I canna possess your soul without losing my own.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“Because I wanted you.” He turned from the window to face me. “More than I ever wanted anything in my life,” he added softly.

I continued staring at him, dumbstruck. Whatever I had been expecting, it wasn’t this. Seeing my openmouthed expression, he continued lightly. “When I asked my da how ye knew which was the right woman, he told me when the time came, I’d have no doubt. And I didn’t. When I woke in the dark under that tree on the road to Leoch, with you sitting on my chest, cursing me for bleeding to death, I said to myself, ‘Jamie Fraser, for all ye canna see what she looks like, and for all she weighs as much as a good draft horse, this is the woman'”

I started toward him, and he backed away, talking rapidly. “I said to myself, ‘She’s mended ye twice in as many hours, me lad; life amongst the MacKenzies being what it is, it might be as well to wed a woman as can stanch a wound and set broken bones.’ And I said to myself, ‘Jamie, lad, if her touch feels so bonny on your collarbone, imagine what it might feel like lower down…'”

He dodged around a chair. “Of course, I thought it might ha’ just been the effects of spending four months in a monastery, without benefit of female companionship, but then that ride through the dark together”–he paused to sigh theatrically, neatly evading my grab at his sleeve–“with that lovely broad arse wedged between my thighs”–he ducked a blow aimed at his left ear and sidestepped, getting a low table between us–“and that rock-solid head thumping me in the chest”–a small metal ornament bounced off his own head and went clanging to the floor–“I said to myself…”

He was laughing so hard at this point that he had to gasp for breath between phrases. “Jamie…I said…for all she’s a Sassenach bitch…with a tongue like an adder’s …with a bum like that…what does it matter if she’s a f-face like a sh-sh-eep?”

I tripped him neatly and landed on his stomach with both knees as he hit the floor with a crash that shook the house. 

“You mean to tell me that you married me out of love?” I demanded. He raised his eyebrows, struggling to draw in breath.

“Have I not…just been…saying so?” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“Murtagh was right about women. Sassenach, I risked my life for ye, committing theft, arson, assault, and murder into the bargain. In return for which ye call me names, insult my manhood, kick me in the ballocks and claw my face. Then I beat you half to death and tell ye all the most humiliating things have ever happened to me, and ye say ye love me.” He laid his head on his knees and laughed some more. Finally he rose and held out a hand to me, wiping his eyes with the other. 
“You’re no verra sensible, Sassenach, but I like ye fine. Let’s go.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“I swore an oath before the altar of God to protect this woman. And if you’re tellin’ me that ye consider your own authority to be greater than that of the Almighty, then I must inform ye that I’m not of that opinion, myself.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“And if your life is a suitable exchange for my honor, why is my honor not a suitable exchange for your life?” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander


“All right you bloody Scottish bastard, lets see how stubborn you really are.” 
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Quote of the Day: City of Bones

“Is this the part where you start tearing off strips of your shirt to bind my wounds?”
“If you wanted me to rip my clothes off, you should have just asked.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Don’t touch any of my weapons without my permission.”
“Well, there goes my plan for selling them all on eBay,” Clary muttered.
“Selling them on what?”
Clary smiled blandly at him. “A mythical place of great magical power.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he’d learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Can I help you with something?”
Clary turned instant traitor against her gender. “Those girls on the other side of the car are staring at you.”
Jace assumed an air of mellow gratification. “Of course they are,” he said, “I am stunningly attractive.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Just because you call an electric eel a rubber duck doesn’t make it a rubber duck, does it? And God help the poor bastard who decides they want to take a bath with the duckie.” 
― Cassandra Clare,

 “The meek may inherit the earth, but at the moment it belongs to the conceited. Like me.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I’ am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.” 
― Cassandra Clare, 

“You’re an idiot.”
“I’ve never claimed to be otherwise.” 
― Cassandra Clare,