Patrick Rothfuss Quotes

You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearth fires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal that burns a long, long while.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

# Women

Beer dulls a memory, brand sets it burning, but wine is the best for a sore heart's yearning.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way. Too much truth confuses the facts. Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

# Writing

Each woman is like an instrument, waiting to be learned, loved, and finely played, to have at last her own true music made.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

# Women

There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

# Wisdom

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.

- Patrick Rothfuss, 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.

- Patrick Rothfuss, 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.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

# Books, Funny

There are two sure ways to lose a friend, one is to borrow, the other is to lend.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

# Friends

Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Only a fool worries over what he can’t control.

- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

# Wisdom