Patrick Rothfuss Quotes

Patrick Rothfuss Quotes: Fantasy is my favorite genre for reading and writing. We have more options than anyone else, and the best props and special effects. That means if you want to write a fantasy story with Norse gods, sentient robots, and telepathic dinosaurs, you can do just that. Want to throw in a vampire and a lesbian unicorn while you're at it? Go ahead.
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Patrick Rothfuss Quote: The myth stems from the belief that writing is some mystical process. That it's magical. That it abides by its own set of rules different from all other forms of work, art, or play.But that's bullshit. Plumbers don't get plumber's block. Teachers don't get teacher's block. Soccer players don't get soccer block. What makes writing different? Nothing. The only difference is that writers feel they have a free pass to give up when writing is hard.
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Quotes about Patrick Rothfuss: We have more brilliant fantasy novels than brilliant fantasy movies. Movies and TV are done by committee. But with a novel, it's really just one person running the show. That allows for a clarity and unity of vision that's pretty unique, artistically.
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Quote about Patrick Rothfuss: After an awkward pause, Bast extended his hand. Chronicler hesitated for a bare moment before reaching out quickly, as if he were sticking his hand into a fire. Nothing happened, both of them seemed moderately surprised.
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Patrick Rothfuss Sayings: When someone tells you a piece of their life, they're giving you a gift, not granting you your due.
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Patrick Rothfuss Saying: If I'd been whoring before class and waved a corset at him, no one would have thought twice about it!
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Sayings about Patrick Rothfuss: I'd heard he had started a fistfight in one of the seedier local taverns because someone had insisted on saying the word
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Saying about Patrick Rothfuss: Why would I want to win anything other than a beautiful game?
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Patrick Rothfuss Quotes: 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. Handled properly, it's more dramatic than any apocalypse or goblin army could ever be.
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Patrick Rothfuss Quote: I knelt and opened up my lute case. Moving the lute aside, I pressed the lid of the secret compartment and twisted it open. I slid Threpe's sealed letter inside, where it joined the hollow horn with Nina's drawing and a small sack of dried apple I had stowed there. There was nothing special about the dried apple, but in my opinion if you have a secret compartment in your lute case and don't use it to hide things, there is something terribly, terribly wrong with you.
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Quotes about Patrick Rothfuss: For me, language is something that I've always loved. When I read, that's what I look for. When I write, that's what I strive for.
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Quote about Patrick Rothfuss: I walked across the polished marble floor and sat on a red velvet lounging couch. I idly wondered how exactly one was supposed to lounge. I couldn't remember ever doing it myself. After a moment's consideration, I decided lounging was probably similar to relaxing, but with more money in your pocket.
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Patrick Rothfuss Sayings: Chronicler picked up his pen, but before he could dip it, Kvothe held up a hand.
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Patrick Rothfuss Saying: I'd heard you were dead.
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Sayings about Patrick Rothfuss: On the other hand, winning awards is cool. Aside from the warm fuzzy, it creates publicity, and that helps spread the word about the book. Plus, this award was a plaque of some sort. I could have used that for all sorts of things. Obviously it would be useful for decorating the barren walls of my house and intimidating my enemies, but that's just for starters.
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Saying about Patrick Rothfuss: I thought of all the others who had tried to tie her to the ground and failed. So I resisted showing her the songs and poems I had written, knowing that too much truth can ruin a thing. And if that meant she wasn't entirely mine, what of it? I would be the one she could always return to without fear of recrimination or question. So I did not try to win her and contented myself with playing a beautiful game. But there was always a part of me that hoped for more, and so there was a part of me that was always a fool.
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Patrick Rothfuss Quotes: I have heard what poets write about women. They rhyme and rhapsodize and lie. I have watched sailors on the shore stare mutely at the slow-rolling swell of the sea. I have watched old soldiers with hearts like leather grow teary-eyed at their king's colors stretched against the wind. Listen to me: these men know nothing of love. You will not find it in the words of poets or the longing eyes of sailors. If you want to know of love, look to a trouper's hands as he makes his music. A trouper knows.
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Patrick Rothfuss Quote: And if Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that cool props and special effects are not enough. Story comes first. Everything depends on story.
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