The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel KayIt’s time again to share some of our favorite (new or old) quotes from speculative fiction. They can be deep, poignant, witty, hilarious, or otherwise memorable.

You can choose quotes from books you’ve read, or from interviews or blog posts from the authors who write those books.

Give us the quote and the source (book title, link to interview or blog, etc).

Here are quotes that readers mentioned last time we did this. Two are from Guy Gavriel Kay! Click the book cover to read our review.

The deeds of men, as footprints in the desert.
Nothing under the circling moons is fated to last.
Even the sun goes down.


~ The Lions of Al-Rassan by Guy Gavriel Kay

Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

We will pick our way through the shards of broken objects that folly leaves behind. And some of what breaks will be very beautiful.


~ Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay

Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

“I walked this land when the T’lan Imass were but children. I have commanded armies a hundred thousand strong. I have spread the fire of my wrath across entire continents, and sat alone upon tall thrones. Do you grasp the meaning of this?”


“Yes,” said Caladan Brood, “you never learn.”


~ Memories of Ice by Steven Erikson

One random commenter wins a book from our stacks!

We’ll try to make this a regular (once/year) column, so as you find new fantastic quotes, you can either leave them here, or wait for next year.


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