Robin Hobb Quotes.
Your future. It awaits only you, to live it and to write it. – Shaman’s Crossing by Robin Hobb
DonвЂ™t do what you canвЂ™t undo, until youвЂ™ve considered what you canвЂ™t do once youвЂ™ve done it.
I actually think that short stories transfer to film much better than novels do.
I think there have always been male writers, female writers. As a reader, I never picked up a book and said, ‘Oh, I can’t read this – it’s about a male,’ and set it back down.
Very little worth knowing is taught by fear.
Fantasy encompasses a wide, wide spectrum of writing. We have beast fables, we have gothics, we have tales of vampires and werewolves, and we have sword and sorcery; we have epics from Homer, and there is just so much out there that we put under the umbrella of ‘fantasy.’
Tomorrow owes you the sum of your yesterdays. No more than that. And no less.
For the weakest has but to try his strength to find it, and then he shall be strong.
The challenge is always to find the good place to end the book. The rule I follow with myself is that every book should end where the next book would logically begin. I know that some readers wish that literally all of the threads would be neatly tied off and snipped, but life just doesn’t work that way.
One must plan for the future and anticipate the future without fearing the future.
There is a dead spot in the night, that coldest, blackest time when the world has forgotten evening and dawn is not yet a promise. A time when it is far too early to arise, but so late that going to bed makes small sense.
At what point is a person old enough to say, ‘I own my body, and I get to do what I want with it’?
Leave the pain behind and let your life be your own again. There is a place where all time is now, and the choices are simple and always your own. Wolves have no kings
Sometimes I regret that the wonderful children’s stories that have been made into movies were – people no longer read ‘The Wizard of Oz’; they think they know the story. They don’t know anything about all the bits and pieces they had to leave out.
I never confuse the cost of something with its value
Stop thinking of what you intend to do. Stop thinking of what you have just done. Then, stop thinking that you have stopped thinking of those things. Then you will find the Now, the time that stretches eternal, and is really the only time there is.
Fantasy is my genre and my home in the writing world. I consider it the biggest writing room in all literature, where there are literally no boundaries at all.
I think it’s really hard to draw a hard-and-fast line and say ‘Grimm’s Fairy Tales’ doesn’t count as science fiction or fantasy. Or at what point do we say mythology is not fantasy, so reading mythology when you’re young does not count as an exposure to fantasy?
Look forward, not back. Correct your course and go on. You cannot undo yesterday’s journey.
Cats talk to whomever they please.
Writing and reading fiction is, I think, a human effort to make sense of the world.
I told you I set no limits on my love for you. I don’t. Yet I have never expected you to offer me your body. It was the whole of your heart, all for myself, that I sought. Even though I’ve never had a right to it. For you gave it away ere ever you saw me.
I think it was always okay to be a geek.
Dragons, to my way of thinking, are just another ‘race’ of sapient characters. We see lots of elves, dwarves, orcs, goblins, giants and, of course, dragons.
I think when writers play with dragons, we are simply doing what fantasy writers have always done.
The man who must brag for himself knows that no one else will
Sometimes people ask if my books have morals or lessons for readers, and I shudder at that thought. I always say that I have more questions than answers.
Most prisons are of our own making. A man makes his own freedom, too.
Anticipating pain was like enduring it twice. Why not anticipate pleasure instead?
When you cut pieces out of the truth to avoid looking like a fool you end up looking like a moron instead.
I think ever since I started to read, there have been favorite novels for different stages of my life. And one is never bumped out of place to yield to another. Instead, I just add to my favorite shelves.
As the character talks and moves, the world around him is slowly revealed, just like dollying a camera back for a wider look at things. So all my stories start with a character, and that character introduces setting, culture, conflict, government, economy… all of it, through his or her eyes.
You seek a false comfort when you demand that I define myself for you with words. Words do not contain or define any person. A heart can, if it is willing.
I think that my passion for writing fantasy began at about the same time as my passion for reading fantasy.
Perhaps having the courage to find a better path is having the courage to risk making new mistakes.
Boredom is vastly underrated. Boredom means that nothing is trying to kill you every day.
Do you not see how strange and wonderful that is? That all history balances on an affair of the human heart?
That is the challenge Companion. To take what has happened to you and learn from it. Nothing is quite so destructive as pity, especially self-pity. No event in life is so terrible that one cannot rise above it.
Stop longing.You poison todayвЂ™s ease, reaching always for tomorrow.
I know some people see it as this success when the book is finally made into a movie – that marks its success. I don’t see it that way.
Not intending to be funny: I sit at the keyboard, put my fingers on the keys and go. To me, it’s the real secret of writing. Put yourself in front of the screen or the blank sheet of paper and get to work.