“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” ~Mark Twain

science fiction, fantasy, horror, YA, and comic book and audiobook reviewsI love quotes. I love gaining a quick and clever insight about life from someone smarter than me.  Often I find these in Science Fiction and Fantasy novels or from interviews with SFF authors. Here are a few I’ve kept in mind:

“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” ~Gandalf the Grey (The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien)

“You backbiting, poisonous, treacherous, deceitful, wicked, clever girl. If this works I’ll buy you a pony.” ~Harry Dresden (Summer Knight by Jim Butcher)

“I’ve also been compared to Satan, which is something of an accomplishment for a debut novelist, I think.” ~Jesse Bullington, author of The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart

“I love you so much I want to shit” ~Bremer Dan Gorst (The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie)

That last one is my most recent favorite. (Much to her displeasure, my wife has heard this line often over the last couple months — Nothing like a good poop joke to keep your marriage strong.) I now want to hear your favorite SFF quotes. It doesn’t matter if it’s from the author as themselves, or from one of their characters.


  • Justin Blazier

    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.

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