The name of the wind – Patrick Rothfuss

My favourite quotes and notes from the book The name of the wind by Patrick Rothfuss:
Though this genre is not my favorite, this book made me reconsider, as I was so drawn into the story and characters as if I were like there. Usually with fantasy I don’t like the alienation from “human capabilities”, but here in this book surprisingly so – I don’t care if he (Qvothe) is so “almighty”. Maybe it could be with the narration technique as yo u know he is not (anymore) so “almighty” but you wanna know why!? All in all, I would recommend this book series to anyone – even those (like me) who don’t fancy this genre too much – you will be surprised. And now, the qvothes (pun intended ;)):
We are more than the parts that form us.


No matter where she stood she was in the centre of the room. Do not misunderstand, she was not loud or vain. We stare at the fire because it flickers, because it glows. The light is what catches our eyes but what makes a man lean close to the fire has nothing to do with its bright shape. What draws you to a fire is a warmth you feel when you come near. The same is true of Denna.


All snakes bite, I don’t need their names to know they’re dangerous.


Call a Jack 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.


She taught me I should never do anything in private that I didn’t want talked about in public.


The day we fret about the future is the day will leave our childhood behind.


To truly understand what it was like you must realize that nothing is so grand as true showing off for one another. Good entertainers try to make each performance special, but you need to remember that the show they’re putting on for you is the same one they’re putting for hundreds of other audiences.


Bones mend, regret stays with you forever.


Asking to hold musicians instrument is like asking a man to kiss his wife.


Anger can keep you warm at night, and wounded pride can spur a man to my wondrous things.


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


She had a wonderful collection of gently moving curves.


If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you want, you have to find the courage to live it.
Written by Nikola Brežnjak