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Who is the most quotable character in WoT?

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Oh come on, easy answer!

 

Lini, share with us your wisdom(and no I didn't look all these up, they are compliments of the WoT Encyclopedia)....

 

TDR,Ch48 - Do not cut off your ears because you do not like your earrings.

TSR,Ch6 - You can weave silk from pig bristles before you can make a man anything but a man.

TSR,Ch6 - A weeping woman is a bucket with no bottom.

TSR,Ch16 � Poke the meekest dog too often and he will bite.

TFoH,Ch9 - A man is a man, on a throne or in a pigsty.

TFoH,Ch10 - A shoat squealing under a fence just attracts the fox, when it should be trying to run.

TFoH,Ch10 - Not thinking about a thorn doesn't make it hurt your foot any less.

TFoH,Ch13 - A fool puts her hand into a hollow tree without finding what's inside first.

TFoH,Ch14 - If you don't look for snakes, you cannot complain when one bites you.

TFoH,Ch19 - A gnarled old branch dulls the blade that severs a sapling.

TFoH,Ch19 - When the honey's out of the comb, there's no putting it back.

TFoH,Ch19 - Better to face the bear than run from it.

TFoH,Ch19 - A fool puts a burr under the saddle before she rides.

TFoH,Ch19 - Dragging feet never finish a journey.

TFoH,Ch34 - You cannot hold the sun down at dawn.

TFoH,Ch35 - Even a queen stubs her toe, but a wise woman watches the path.

TFoH,Ch47 - Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack.

TFoH,Ch49 - An open sack hides nothing, and an open door hides little, but an open man is surely hiding something.

TFoH,Ch49 - To know two, you must first know one.

TFoH,Ch50 - "Wish" and "want" trip the feet, but "is" makes the path smoother.

TFoH,Ch56 - A young lion charges quickest, and when you least expect it.

TFoH,Ch56 - There's no point letting honey age too long before you eat it.

TFoH,Ch56 - It's too late to change your mind after you've jumped off the cliff.

LoC,Prologue - A slow horse does not always reach the end of the journey.

LoC,Prologue - The right medicine always tastes bitter.

LoC,Ch7 - What can't be changed must be endured.

LoC,Ch7 - The pike does not ask the frog's permission before dining.

LoC,Ch13 - What you need isn't always what you want.

LoC,Ch37 - You can't put honey back in the comb.

LoC,Ch39 - Fools only listen to themselves.

ACoS,Ch23 - The blindest are those who keep their eyes shut.

ACoS,Ch26 - Only fools kiss hornets or bite fire.

ACoS,Ch30 - You can never put honey back in the comb.

TPoD,Ch2 - Peel the apple in your hand, girl, not the one on the tree.

TPoD,Ch2 - Tears are for after; they just waste time before.

TPoD,Ch2 - When a woman plays the fool, look for the man.

TPoD,Ch2 - Kittens tangle your yarn, men tangle your wits, and it's simple as breathing for both.

TPoD,Ch3 - It's one of the things men are for, taking the blame. They usually deserve it, even if you don't know exactly how.

TPoD,Ch5 - No knife is sharper than a sister's hate.

TPoD,Ch7 - A fool abandons friends, and gives up silver for shiny brass.

TPoD,Ch7 - Three things annoy to distraction: a tooth that aches, a shoe that pinches, and a man that chatters.

TPoD,Ch20 - Be sure of yourself, girl, but not too sure.

TPoD,Ch20 - It isn't the stone you see that trips you on your nose.

TPoD,Ch20 - A secret spoken finds wings.

WH,Ch6 - Sup from too many dishes, and you deserve a bellyache that'll split you open.

WH,Ch9 - A full stomach at midday makes for a dull head in the afternoon.

CoT,Ch12 - You count your plums in the basket, not on the tree.

CoT,Ch13 - When you ask questions, then you have to hear the answers whether you want to or not.

CoT,Ch14 - Always plan ahead, but worry too hard over next year, and you can trip over tomorrow.

KoD,Ch13 - You can't put honey back in the comb, child.

KoD,Ch14 - You can't know another woman's reasons until you've worn her dress for a year.

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Oh come on, easy answer!

 

Lini, share with us your wisdom(and no I didn't look all these up, they are compliments of the WoT Encyclopedia)....

 

TDR,Ch48 - Do not cut off your ears because you do not like your earrings.

TSR,Ch6 - You can weave silk from pig bristles before you can make a man anything but a man.

TSR,Ch6 - A weeping woman is a bucket with no bottom.

TSR,Ch16 � Poke the meekest dog too often and he will bite.

TFoH,Ch9 - A man is a man, on a throne or in a pigsty.

TFoH,Ch10 - A shoat squealing under a fence just attracts the fox, when it should be trying to run.

TFoH,Ch10 - Not thinking about a thorn doesn't make it hurt your foot any less.

TFoH,Ch13 - A fool puts her hand into a hollow tree without finding what's inside first.

TFoH,Ch14 - If you don't look for snakes, you cannot complain when one bites you.

TFoH,Ch19 - A gnarled old branch dulls the blade that severs a sapling.

TFoH,Ch19 - When the honey's out of the comb, there's no putting it back.

TFoH,Ch19 - Better to face the bear than run from it.

TFoH,Ch19 - A fool puts a burr under the saddle before she rides.

TFoH,Ch19 - Dragging feet never finish a journey.

TFoH,Ch34 - You cannot hold the sun down at dawn.

TFoH,Ch35 - Even a queen stubs her toe, but a wise woman watches the path.

TFoH,Ch47 - Waiting turns men into bears in a barn, and women into cats in a sack.

TFoH,Ch49 - An open sack hides nothing, and an open door hides little, but an open man is surely hiding something.

TFoH,Ch49 - To know two, you must first know one.

TFoH,Ch50 - "Wish" and "want" trip the feet, but "is" makes the path smoother.

TFoH,Ch56 - A young lion charges quickest, and when you least expect it.

TFoH,Ch56 - There's no point letting honey age too long before you eat it.

TFoH,Ch56 - It's too late to change your mind after you've jumped off the cliff.

LoC,Prologue - A slow horse does not always reach the end of the journey.

LoC,Prologue - The right medicine always tastes bitter.

LoC,Ch7 - What can't be changed must be endured.

LoC,Ch7 - The pike does not ask the frog's permission before dining.

LoC,Ch13 - What you need isn't always what you want.

LoC,Ch37 - You can't put honey back in the comb.

LoC,Ch39 - Fools only listen to themselves.

ACoS,Ch23 - The blindest are those who keep their eyes shut.

ACoS,Ch26 - Only fools kiss hornets or bite fire.

ACoS,Ch30 - You can never put honey back in the comb.

TPoD,Ch2 - Peel the apple in your hand, girl, not the one on the tree.

TPoD,Ch2 - Tears are for after; they just waste time before.

TPoD,Ch2 - When a woman plays the fool, look for the man.

TPoD,Ch2 - Kittens tangle your yarn, men tangle your wits, and it's simple as breathing for both.

TPoD,Ch3 - It's one of the things men are for, taking the blame. They usually deserve it, even if you don't know exactly how.

TPoD,Ch5 - No knife is sharper than a sister's hate.

TPoD,Ch7 - A fool abandons friends, and gives up silver for shiny brass.

TPoD,Ch7 - Three things annoy to distraction: a tooth that aches, a shoe that pinches, and a man that chatters.

TPoD,Ch20 - Be sure of yourself, girl, but not too sure.

TPoD,Ch20 - It isn't the stone you see that trips you on your nose.

TPoD,Ch20 - A secret spoken finds wings.

WH,Ch6 - Sup from too many dishes, and you deserve a bellyache that'll split you open.

WH,Ch9 - A full stomach at midday makes for a dull head in the afternoon.

CoT,Ch12 - You count your plums in the basket, not on the tree.

CoT,Ch13 - When you ask questions, then you have to hear the answers whether you want to or not.

CoT,Ch14 - Always plan ahead, but worry too hard over next year, and you can trip over tomorrow.

KoD,Ch13 - You can't put honey back in the comb, child.

KoD,Ch14 - You can't know another woman's reasons until you've worn her dress for a year.

 

Wow, I've seen some lists in my time around DM but this....impressive and depressing at the same timetongue.gif

 

Mat wouldn't mind hooking up with Lini (he never does with any woman that is before the marriage of course).

 

Mat is by far most quotable guy (or anything to do with Mat). There is a very good quote from ToM but I'm not going to say it as it might be a spoiler (though I don't think it is; still, will not anger the gods of admin biggrin.gif)

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Ok, I'll say my quote and to hell with the admin gods.

 

 

"That man can dice with the Dark One and win."

 

 

Hopefully this does not amount to any spoilers.

Edited by NetSlider

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The Sorilea quote from the Wheel of Time Wiki is pretty awesome:

 

“In my day, girls jumped when a Wise One said jump, and continued jumping until they were told to stop. As I am still alive, it is still my day. Need I make myself clearer?”

—Sorilea

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Haven't been on in a few days but I am very impressed with the Lini quote list. Nicely done! What else folks? What about quotes from Thom, Egwene, Nyn...? Any takers? :wheel:

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Anyone have a favorite quote from ToM? :wheel:

 

No but I have a favorite Dragonmount quote.

 

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Reason for edit: Spoilers

 

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I think Rand is the most quotable character. He has a full range of awesome, insane, and plain and simple hilarious thoughts.

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The character the series quotes most, it seems to be Lini.

 

The character readers seem to quote most, maybe Mat.

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I don't know who the most quotable character is, but one al'Lan Mandragoran once said something that I think is one of the greatest quotes of all time:

 

"There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet." Lan in The Great Hunt before Rand meets Siuan Sanche, the Amyrlin at the time.

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For thoughts, it has to be Nynaeve, for their general hilariousness. "Men always seemed to think violence could solve anything. If she had had a stout stick, she would have thumped all three of them about the shoulders until they saw reason."

 

Mat's probably tops for actual quotations, though.

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Mat, no doubt. He even has his most badass qoute in ToM but it's a big spoiler. You who've read it know which I mean. If not, a clue; Mat's way of saying thank you for the meal and goodbye. ;)

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The Sorilea quote from the Wheel of Time Wiki is pretty awesome:

 

“In my day, girls jumped when a Wise One said jump, and continued jumping until they were told to stop. As I am still alive, it is still my day. Need I make myself clearer?”

—Sorilea

 

 

Yes! Always cracks me up.

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Mat, Rand and Lan have some utterly outstanding lines. Bashere gets one or two good ones as well.

 

Some of my favourite ones in general are;

 

"You can't bloody have her!"

 

"Kneel to the Lord Dragon, or you will be knelt."

 

"I have seen a tough man break when I sent for a basket of figs and some mice."

 

"One pretty woman means fun at the dance. Two pretty women mean trouble in the house. Three pretty women mean run for the hills."

 

"Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the Shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit into Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day."

 

"In the last, lorn fight

'gainst the fall of long night,

the mountains stand guard,

and the dead shall be ward,

for the grave is no bar to my call"

 

"Always leave a way out, unless you really want to find out how hard a man can fight when he’s nothing to lose"

 

 

 

 

 

There's just so many great quotable lines but I'd have to agree that in terms of who has the highest percentage of quotable dialogue must be Lan.

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"One pretty woman means fun at the dance. Two pretty women mean trouble in the house. Three pretty women mean run for the hills."

 

 

Truer words were ne'er spoke.

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I agree with you all. But the people who are nmost quoted by other characters in the books are Lan, Lini, Mat and Siuan. I love Siuan's quotes the most, not only because she's among my fav characters, but also because her sayings are catchy. And true. I myself find myselfs swearing Fishguts and the like. (In my mum's opinion it's a change for the better. She gives me weird looks but is secretly pleased I use them instead of other swearwords lol!)

 

Haha, I just remember a Siuan quote I used as a comeback to Dad once. It had him flabbergasted lol, he reads the books too but didn't expect that one hahaha!!!!

 

"Men always only think with the hair on their chests."

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