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Patrick Rothfuss

Data di nascita: 6. Giugno 1973

Patrick Rothfuss è uno scrittore statunitense.

È l'autore della trilogia Le Cronache dell'Assassino del Re .

„Quando siamo bambini, di rado pensiamo al futuro. Questa innocenza ci lascia liberi ci divertirà come pochi adulti. Il giorno in cui cominciamo ad affannare per il futuro è quello in cui ci lasciamo alle spalle la nostra fanciullezza.“ ebook, p. 239/1974

„Amiamo quello che amiamo. In questo non conta la ragione. Per molti versi, l'amore insensato è quello più vero. Chiunque può amare qualcosa perché. È facile come mettersi in tasca un penny. Ma amare qualcosa malgrado. Conoscerne i difetti e amare anche quelli. Questo è raro e puro e perfetto.“ ebook, p. 136/2531

„There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.“ The Wise Man's Fear

„It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.“ The Name of the Wind

„Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.“ The Name of the Wind

„Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind's way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying 'time heals all wounds' is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness. There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told.“
The Name of the Wind

„It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.“ The Wise Man's Fear

„When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.“ The Name of the Wind

„It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.“ The Wise Man's Fear

„We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.“ The Name of the Wind

„Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.“ The Name of the Wind

„Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.“ The Wise Man's Fear

„You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.“ The Name of the Wind

„Anyone can love a thing. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
But to love something. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.“
The Wise Man's Fear

„I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.“ The Name of the Wind

„Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.“ The Name of the Wind

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