The Wise Man's Fear
The Kingkiller Chronicle Day TwoBook - 2011
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There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
“Wil and Sim took turns watching over me as I slept, keeping me safe with their Alar. They were the best sort of friends. The sort everyone hopes for but no one deserves, least of all me.”
Elodin to Kvothe: “Caution suits an arcanist. Assurance suits a namer. Fear does not suit either. It does not suit you.”
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.”
“It’s not over if you’re still here,” Chronicler said. “It’s not a tragedy if you’re still alive.”
Bast nodded eagerly at this, looking back at Kvothe.
Kvothe looked at both of them for a moment, then smiled and chuckled low in his chest. “Oh,” he said fondly. “You’re both so young.”
“It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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