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#1 arianrose

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:46 AM

(First, do we have something like this? I couldn't find anything, but my search skills may be rusty. If so, feel free to ignore.)

I wanted some place to record the quotes that, on reread, are either more significant or simply more interesting. I don't have the stamina to create a full blog for my reread, but I do occasionally want to make short observations. These aren't my favorite quotes, simply the ones that pull me up short when I encounter them while reading the books to prep for AMoL.

Here's one that caught me yesterday, from TSR:

Elayne grimaced. "I promised I would keep her secret, and the first chance I get, I let me tongue run wild. Well, I don't suppose you will harm her or her sisters."


On telling Egwene that the Windfinders can channel. I chuckled a bit, thinking about the near 180 Egwene does about non-White Tower channelers as she comes into power.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:49 AM

"I will not always be with you."

Moiraine to Rand in tFoH.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:15 PM

"We all make our limits, and we set them further out than we have any right."
-LTT

Didn't really hit me on the first read, now it gives me goosebumps.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

Rand to Min: "I would rather cut off my own hand than harm you".

And just about everything that comes out of Moraines mouth or her thoughts after going into the rings in Rhuidhean.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

The end of Moiraine's letter to Rand: "May the light illumine and protect you. You will do well."
"The Last Battle was almost won. Rand turned around to see the last six Trollocs remaining in the world kicking the now-stilled Egwene around. Elayne turned to him and said; "Aren't you gonna help?".
"Nah," Rand said, putting an arm around her shoulder and leading her away, "six should be enough".
And thus ends the story of the Wheel of Time.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:02 PM

"I think she can shoot it, Mat - I think she really can."

The Gray Fox, to Mat Cauthon. Regarding the bow that Elayne's 'yellow-haired warder' carried around.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

Another subtle foreshadowing of Rand losing his hand, talking to Egwene at the end of EOTW about using the one power:
"Oh, I won't ever touch it again. Not if I have to cut my hand off, first."
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:01 PM

Certainly the mentions of Rand's hand.

Thom very early on comments on Moiraine being attractive. But since he wasn't the only one, I never took the hint on my first readthrough.

Min's viewings, when she first meets Rand in tEotW, we now know that she knows a lot more than she lets on and you realize that on the reread. Poor girl.



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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:18 PM

Mins viewing to Elayne, that she supposedly had to share the man she (Elayne) fell in love with. Didn't know wether to laugh or cry at that on second reread. Poor girls (not that I personally would mind getting in on any of that action, yummies all around, lol)

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:47 PM

Gawyn in EOTW:

It’s said Two Rivers people are stubborn. They can be led, if they think you are worthy, but the harder you try to push them, the harder they dig in. Elayne ought to choose her husband from there. It’ll take a man with a will like stone to keep from being trampled by her.”

The foreshadowing for Rand and Elayne relationship is obvious, but the more interesting part is that Gawyn himself is about to marry a person from Two Rivers, and he's definitely getting trampled by her.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:48 PM

They all had their plans for him. Egwene was the only one of them he really trusted.


In his defense, the Lady Leilwin closely matched one of the women Egeanin sought,


Huh. So that's where she came up with the name...

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:11 PM

I loved Semirhage's...

She had never been more than an indifferent tcheran player, but one daring way to capture your opponent's High Counselor and turn it to your side was to sacrifice your Spires in a false attack. Well, she would kneel if need be, but she would not be sacrificed.


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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

WH-LTT

I thought I could build, I was wrong. We are not builders, not you, or I, or the other one. We are destroyers. Destroyers.


Edited by Suttree, 17 February 2012 - 10:15 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:51 PM

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“Rand is still well, then?”
Thom’s eyes sharpened to almost the keenness Mat remembered. “I am not sure I expected that. Moiraine is still with him, is she? A finelooking woman. A fine woman, if she were not Aes Sedai.
Meddle with that sort, and you get more than your fingers burned.

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Thom getting Moiraine free

So Mat stepped forward to pull Moiraine free. As soon as his hands touched the mist, however, he felt a blazing pain. He screamed, pulling back, shaking his hand.
"It's bloody hot" Mat said. "It ― "
He cut off as Thom stepped forward.
"Thom . . ." Mat said warningly.
"I don't care," the gleeman said. He stepped up to the mist, reaching in, his clothing beginning to steam, his eyes watering from the pain. He did not flinch. He dug into that mist and took hold of her, then pulled her free. Her weight sank into his arms, ...

Later on...
The old gleeman squeezed his eyes shut, holding Moiraine. He looked beaten, ground down to nothing. His hands were red and blistered from pulling her free, his coat sleeves burned.

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Thom was right back in The Dragon Reborn and he sure got more than his fingers burned.
This is one of my favorite foreshadowings in WoT.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:01 PM

Nice one, Caveatar. I am hoping this one helps Rand at the FOM.

From TDR (Egwene, right after her Accepted test):

"Is that all there is for me?" she demanded. "To abandon him again and again. To betray him, fail him, again and again? Is that what there is for me?"

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:31 PM

Favorite paragraph in the entire series:

It was a display to produce awe. Or perhaps to stroke a man's pride. Rand stopped Tai'daishar before Darlin. Unfortunately, the
rooster Weiramon accompanied the King, sitting his horse just behind Darlin. Weiramon was so lacking in wits that Rand would
barely have trusted him to work a field unsupervised, let alone command a squad of troops. True, the short man was brave, but
that was likely only because he was too slow of thought to consider most dangers. As always, Weiramon looked even more the
fool for attempting to style himself as anything other than a buffoon; his beard was waxed, his hair was carefully arranged to
hide just how much he was balding and his clothing was rich—a coat and breeches cut as if to be a field uniform, but no man
would wear such fine cloth into battle. No man but Weiramon.


I was disappointed when Weiramon was named a darkfriend. It seemed entirely out of place, and I liked the guy way more as the idiot lord of tear that Rand had to constantly watch over and manage before he ruined everything.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

Nice one, Caveatar. I am hoping this one helps Rand at the FOM.

From TDR (Egwene, right after her Accepted test):

"Is that all there is for me?" she demanded. "To abandon him again and again. To betray him, fail him, again and again? Is that what there is for me?"


Yeah, that one caught me a few times on rereads as well.


TSR is filled with lines from Rand and Moraine that in hindsight is just filled with awesomeness.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

Favorite paragraph in the entire series:

It was a display to produce awe. Or perhaps to stroke a man's pride. Rand stopped Tai'daishar before Darlin. Unfortunately, the
rooster Weiramon accompanied the King, sitting his horse just behind Darlin. Weiramon was so lacking in wits that Rand would
barely have trusted him to work a field unsupervised, let alone command a squad of troops. True, the short man was brave, but
that was likely only because he was too slow of thought to consider most dangers. As always, Weiramon looked even more the
fool for attempting to style himself as anything other than a buffoon; his beard was waxed, his hair was carefully arranged to
hide just how much he was balding and his clothing was rich—a coat and breeches cut as if to be a field uniform, but no man
would wear such fine cloth into battle. No man but Weiramon.


I was disappointed when Weiramon was named a darkfriend. It seemed entirely out of place, and I liked the guy way more as the idiot lord of tear that Rand had to constantly watch over and manage before he ruined everything.


It was foreshadowed though... from The Path of Daggers...

Absorbed in one another, Weiramon and Gedwyn did not hear him riding up on them. Gedwyn was idly playing with his reins, his features cold with contempt. The Tairen was red-faced. "I don't care who you are," he was saying to the black-coated man in a low, hard voice, spittle flying, "I won't take more risk without a command direct from the lips of..."

Abruptly the pair became aware of Bertome, and Weiramon's mouth snapped shut. He glared as if he wanted to kill Bertome. The Asha'man's ever-present smile melted away. The wind gusted, cold and sharp as clouds drifted across the sun, but no colder than Gedwyn's sudden stare. With a small shock Bertome realized
the man also wanted to strike him dead on the spot.

Gedwyn's icily murderous gaze did not change, but Weiramon's face underwent a remarkable transformation. The red faded slowly as he produced a smile in an instant, an oily smile with only a trace of mocking condescension. "I've been thinking about you, Bertome,"


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:51 PM


Favorite paragraph in the entire series:

It was a display to produce awe. Or perhaps to stroke a man's pride. Rand stopped Tai'daishar before Darlin. Unfortunately, the
rooster Weiramon accompanied the King, sitting his horse just behind Darlin. Weiramon was so lacking in wits that Rand would
barely have trusted him to work a field unsupervised, let alone command a squad of troops. True, the short man was brave, but
that was likely only because he was too slow of thought to consider most dangers. As always, Weiramon looked even more the
fool for attempting to style himself as anything other than a buffoon; his beard was waxed, his hair was carefully arranged to
hide just how much he was balding and his clothing was rich—a coat and breeches cut as if to be a field uniform, but no man
would wear such fine cloth into battle. No man but Weiramon.


I was disappointed when Weiramon was named a darkfriend. It seemed entirely out of place, and I liked the guy way more as the idiot lord of tear that Rand had to constantly watch over and manage before he ruined everything.


It was foreshadowed though... from The Path of Daggers...

Absorbed in one another, Weiramon and Gedwyn did not hear him riding up on them. Gedwyn was idly playing with his reins, his features cold with contempt. The Tairen was red-faced. "I don't care who you are," he was saying to the black-coated man in a low, hard voice, spittle flying, "I won't take more risk without a command direct from the lips of..."

Abruptly the pair became aware of Bertome, and Weiramon's mouth snapped shut. He glared as if he wanted to kill Bertome. The Asha'man's ever-present smile melted away. The wind gusted, cold and sharp as clouds drifted across the sun, but no colder than Gedwyn's sudden stare. With a small shock Bertome realized
the man also wanted to strike him dead on the spot.

Gedwyn's icily murderous gaze did not change, but Weiramon's face underwent a remarkable transformation. The red faded slowly as he produced a smile in an instant, an oily smile with only a trace of mocking condescension. "I've been thinking about you, Bertome,"


I've mentioned it before but tPoD holds scenes that are some of my absolute favorites in the entire series. The whole Damona mountain campaign and of course the sneak attack/"A Cup of Sleep".
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:16 AM

"Wounds to the pride are remembered long after wounds to the flesh." - Bair a Wise One, of the Haido sept of the Shaarad Aiel.

This had struck me most so I wrote it down on a piece of paper.