The Shadow Rising
Robert Jordan
The Shadow Rising      On the heights, the paths are paved with daggers.


1, Seeds of the Shadow, 33




     "I know you hate the word. I'll try my best not to treat you like porcelain but if you ask me to watch you die, I will tie you like a lamb for market and send you off to Mistress Luhhan. She won't stand for any such nonsense."
     "You would too, wouldn't you? Don't think you would not dance with the Dark One if you tried, though."

Perrin and Faile
2, Whirlpools in the Pattern, 50




     "You read too much and understand too little."

Moiraine
3, Reflections, 89




     "The Dragon Reborn is a wetlander prophecy. Ours is He Who Comes With The Dawn."

Rhuarc
3, Reflection, 94




     "Rand al'Thor is a mule-headed, stone-willed fool of a... a... a man!"
     "We breed them that way in the Two Rivers. Two Rivers women never have any trouble with them."

Moiraine and Nynaeve
6, Doorways, 114




     "A weeping woman is a bucket with no bottom."

Elayne
6, Doorways, 117




     "Have you ever been in love, Moiraine?"

Egwene al'Vere
6, Doorways, 118




     "Can't you do something to help him?" Nynaeve demanded. "You are the one of us who is supposed to know everything, or pretends to. Can't you teach him? Some part of it, anyway? And don't quote proverbs about birds teaching fish to fly."
     "You would know better," Moiraine replied, "if you had taken advantage of your studies that you should have. You should know better. You want to know how to use the Power, Nynaeve, but you do not care to learn about the power. Saidin is not Saidar. The flows are different, the ways of weaving are different. The bird has a better chance."

6, Doorways, 120




     "War will come whether Rand begins it or not. The Forsaken will not stand idly and wait. Sammael cannot be the only one to have seized a nation's reins, just the lone one we know. They will come after Rand eventually, in their own persons perhaps, but certainly with whatever armies they command. And the nations that are free of the Forsaken? How many will cry glory to the Dragon Banner and follow him to Tarmon Gai'don, and how many of them will convince themselves the fall of the Stone is a lie and Rand only another false Dragon who must be put down, a false Dragon perhaps strong enough to threaten them if they do not move against him first? One way or another, war will come."

Elayne
6, Doorways, 122




"Power of the Shadow made human flesh,
wakened to turmoil, strife and ruin.
The Reborn One, marked and bleeding,
dances the sword in dreams and mist,
chains the Shadowsworn to his will,
from the city, lost and forsaken,
leads the spears to war once more,
breaks the spears and makes they see,
truth long hidden in the ancient dream."

Prophecies of the Dragon
6, Doorways, 123




     "When I marry, it will be because I want to, not just because a man expects me to love him. I will be gentle with him, Elayne, but before I am done, he will know he is free. Whether he wants to be or not. My mother says men are different from us. She says we want to be in love, but only with the one we want; a man needs to be in love, but he will love the first woman to tie a string to his heart."

Egwene al'Vere
6, Doorways, 129




     "That's nothing like what I do. Let it fill me? I have to reach out and take hold of saidin. Sometimes there's still nothing there when I do, nothing I can touch, but if I didn't reach for it, I could stand there forever and nothing would happen. It fills me all right, once I take hold, but surrender to it? Egwene, if I surrendered - even for one minute - Saidin would consume me. It's like a river of molten metal, an ocean of fire, all the light of the sun gathered in one spot. I must fight it to make it do what I want, fight it to keep from being eaten up."

Rand al'Thor
7, Playing With Fire, 145




     Why was it women could go to pieces or fly into rage at the smallest thing, yet never flicker an eyelash at what left you gaping?


8, Hard Heads, 156




     "I just want to know what's going to happen. What comes next? What's in these holes in my memory? There are chunks of my life that aren't even there; they don't exist, as if they never happened! Why do I find myself spouting gibberish? People say it's the Old Tongue, but it's goose babble to me. I want to know, Egwene. I have to know, before I go as crazy as Rand."

Matrim Cauthon
8, Hard Heads, 161




     "Egwene, do you ever wish you were back home? That none of this ever happened?"

Matrim Cauthon
8, Hard Heads, 163




     "A wise ruler takes advice, but should never be seen to take it. Let them think you know more than you do. It will not harm them, and it will help you."

Elayne
9, Decisions, 170




     "Do you know why some of us fear you? Do you have any idea? Because they are afraid the Great Lord of the Dark will give you a place above them."

Lanfear
9, Decisions, 176




     "Death cannot be healed, Rand. You are not the Creator."

Moiraine
10, The Stone Stands, 191




     "What fate?"
     "To marry the Daughter of the Nine Moons!"
     "To die and live again, and live once more a part of what was!"
     "To give up half the light of the world to save the world!"
     "Go to Rhuidean, son of battles! Go to Rhuidean, trickster! Go gambler! Go!"


15, Into the Doorway, 248




     "You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long."

al'Lan Mandragoran
16, Leavetakings, 266




     "Thomdril Merrilyn. Called the Gray Fox, once, by some who knew him, or knew of him. Court bard at the Royal Palace of Andor in Caemlyn, Morgase's lover for a time, after Taringail died... a man who, it was said, could play the Game of Houses in his sleep. It is a shame such a man calls himself a simple gleeman. But such arrogance to keep the same name."

Moiraine
17, Deceptions, 272




     "Moiraine Damodred. The Lady Moiraine of house Damodred, in Cairhien. Taringail's youngest half sister. King Laman's niece. And Aes Sedai, let us not forget."

Thom Merrilyn
17, Deceptions, 273




     "Do not trouble trouble till trouble troubles you."

Siuan Sanche
17, Deceptions, 285




     To anger the Ogier and pull the mountains down on your head.


18, Into the Ways, 298




     "Do you know what you are doing, Perrin?"
     "No. But there's no reason for Faile to know that."
     "It is fun to be so young, is it not, Perrin?"

Gaul and Perrin
18, Into the Ways, 300




     "Borrow trouble and you repay ten-fold."

Nynaeve al'Meara
20, Winds Rising, 322




     "A ship is alive, and he is like a man, with a true man's heart. Treat him well and care for him properly, and he will fight for you against the worst sea. He will fight to keep you alive even after the sea has long since given him his deathstroke. Neglect him, though, ignore the small warnings he gives of danger, and he will drown you in a flat sea beneath a cloudless sky."

Jorin
20, Winds Rising, 332




     "The Old Tongue is often difficult to translate.Tel'aran'rhoid means the World of Dreams, or perhaps the unseen world. Neither is really exact; it is more complex than that. Aan'allien. One Man, but also The Man Who Is an Entire People, and two or three other ways to translate it as well... Warder are called 'Gaidin,' which was 'brothers to battle.' Aes Sedai meant 'servant of all.' And 'Aiel.' 'Dedicated,' in the Old Tongue. And 'Jenn Aiel.' 'The true dedicated'...

Moiraine
23, Beyond the Stone, 385




     "Death is lighter as a feather, duty heavier than a mountain."

Matrim Cauthon
24, Rhuidean, 397




     "As well you try to understand the sun, Perrin. It simply is, and it is not to be understood. You cannot live without it, but it exacts a price. So with women."

Gaul
27, Within the Ways, 447




     "If you plan for the worst, all surprises are pleasant."

Gaul
28, To the Tower of Ghenjei, 459




     "You have a bannerman's courage, which some say cannot be told from foolhardiness."


28, To the Tower of Ghenjei, 465




     "If you ask the lion to protect from from wolves, you have only chosen to end in one belly instead of another."

Bain
29, Homecoming, 482




     "A Warder once told me Trollocs called the Aiel Waste 'the Dying Ground.' I mean to make them give that name to the Two Rivers."

Perrin Aybarra
31, Assurances, 508




     "Have a care. Ta'veren does not mean immortal."

Verin
33, A New Weave in the Pattern, 548




     "In this case, the whole truth, the truth known only to Wise Ones and clan chiefs before this, is that you are our doom. Our doom, and our salvation. Without you, no one of our people will live beyond the Last Battle. Perhaps not even until the Last Battle. That is prophecy, and truth. With you... 'He shall spill out the blood of those who call Aiel as water on sand, and he shall break them as dried twigs, yet the remnant of a remnant shall he save, and they shall live.' A hard prophecy, but this has never been a gentle land."

Bair
34, He Who Comes With the Dawn, 573




     "What are you going to do now?" Mat asked.
     "Something you should like. I am going to break the rules."

Mat and Rand
34, He Who Comes With the Dawn, 573




     "Elayne is a wetlander, your own kind. Exactly the woman for you. Is she not beautiful? Her back is straight, her limbs supple and strong, her lips like plump loveapples. Her hair is spun gold, her eyes blue sapphires. Her skin is smoother than the finest silk, her bosom fine and well-rounded. Her hips are -"
     "I know she is pretty. What are you doing?"
     "I am describing her. Have you seen her in her bath? There is no need for me to describe her if you have seen -"
     "I have not seen!"
     "Her hips -"
     "Stop that!"

Rand and Aviendha
36, Misdirections, 592




     "You can't see it, or feel it. We ride with evil now, Mat. Watch yourself."

Rand al'Thor
36, Misdirections, 601




     "Trollocs do not come into the Three-fold Land, wetlander. Not more than a few miles below the Blight, at least, and then seldom. I have heard they call the Three-fold Land the Dying Ground. We hunt Trollocs, wetlander, they do not hunt us."

Aviendha
37, Imre Stand, 607




     "How do Aiel fight, Lan?"
     "Hard. They never lose concentration. Look here. Aiel change tactics according to circumstances, but here is one they favor. They move in a column, divided into quarters. When they meet an enemy, the first qurter rushes in to pin them. The second and third sweep wide to either side, hitting the flanks and rear. The last quarter waits in reserve, often not even watching the battle, except for their leader. When a weakness opens - a hole, anything - the reserve strikes there. Finish!"

Rand and Lan
37, Imre Stand, 610




     "That mountain can grow awfully heavy sometimes. When do you find a chance to put it down a while?"
     "When you die."

Rand and Lan
37, Imre Stand, 611




     "I don't want to be any bloody hero."

Matrim Cauthon
37, Imre Stand, 615




     "That is always important, Mat, who stays alive. It's like dice. You can't win if you can't play, and you can't play if you are dead."

Rand al'Thor
37, Imre Stand, 621




     "You have to understand, child. Everyone wants someone in their life, someone who cares for them, someone they can care for. Even a queen."

Thom Merrilyn
39, A Cup of Wine, 657




     "What will be, will be. All things die in their time."

Raen
41, Among the Thuatha'an, 684




     "Perrin, my father says a general can take care of the living or weep for the dead, but he cannot do both."

Faile
41, Among the Thuatha'an, 686




     "My father is Davram of House Bashere, Lord of Bashere, Tyr and Sidona, Guardian of the Blight Border, Defender of the Heartland, Marshal-General to Queen Tenobia of Saldaea. And her uncle."

Faile
41, Among the Thuatha'an, 688




     "A Myrddraal has less cunning than a woman, and a Trolloc fights with more honor. And a goat has more sense."

Gaul
42, A Missing Leaf, 701




     "Prophecy is most dangerous when you try to make it happen... The Pattern weaves itself around you, but when you try to weave it, even you cannot hold it."

Moiraine
50, Traps, 844




     Why did men always think it was right to keep you safer than they kept themsleves? Why did they think their injuries mattered less than yours?


51, Revelations in Tanchico, 850




     "Just because I can hook a shark from a boat, I do not offer to wrestle it in water."

Egeanin
51, Revelations in Tanchico, 853




     "Facing Moghedian is difficult, and not only because she is Forsaken. She hides and takes no risks. She attacks only where she sees weakness, and moves only in shadows. If she fears defeat, she will run; she is not one to fight to the last, even when doing so has a chance of victory. A chance is not enough for Moghedian. But do not take her lightly. She is a serpent coiled in high grass, waiting her own moment to strike, with less compassion than the snake. Especially here do not take her lightly. Lanfear always claimed Tel'aran'rhoid for her own, but Moghedian could do things here far beyond Lanfear, though she has not Lanfear's strength in the world of flesh. I think she would not take the risk of confronting Lanfear."

Birgitte
52, Need, 879




     "You captured Moghedian? You captured one of the Forsaken?"

Elayne
55, Into the Deep, 934




     "You Chosen gave your souls to the Dark One. You let him attach himself to you. I cut him off from the Dark One, Lanfear. I cut him off! He is still the same man who gave himself to the shadow in the first place. You told me how little you Chosen trust one another. How long could he keep it a secret? How many of you would believe he didn't do it himself somehow? I am glad you thought it possible; maybe the rest of you as well. You gave me the whole idea, Lanfear. A man to teach me how to control the Power. But I won't be taught by a man linked to the Dark One. Now I don't have to be. He may be the same man, but he doesn't have much choice, does he? He can stay and teach me, hope I win, help me win, or he can hope the rest of you don't take the excuse to turn on him. Which do you think he'll choose?"

Rand al'Thor
58, The Traps of Rhuidean, 993




     "I do not kill without cause, Lews Therin. I do not even hurt without cause."

Lanfear
58, The Traps of Rhuidean, 996




     "My name was Joar Addam Nesossin."

Asmodean
58, The Traps of Rhuidean, 999




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