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Patrick Rothfuss

Birthdate: 6. June 1973

Patrick James Rothfuss is an American writer of epic fantasy. He is best known for his ongoing trilogy The Kingkiller Chronicle, which won him several awards, including the 2007 Quill Award for his debut novel, The Name of the Wind. Its sequel, The Wise Man's Fear, topped The New York Times Best Seller list. Wikipedia

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The Wise Man's Fear
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Unfettered
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„Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Wise Man's Fear

Source: The Wise Man's Fear

„We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Name of the Wind

Variant: We all become what we pretend to be.
Source: The Name of the Wind

„Normally I miss deadlines like a storm trooper misses Jedi.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book Unfettered

Source: Unfettered

„Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Name of the Wind

Variant: Too much truth confuses the facts. Too much honesty makes you sound insincere
Source: The Name of the Wind (2007), Chapter 26, “Lanre Turned” (p. 203)
Context: “All stories are true,” Skarpi said. “But this one really happened, if that’s what you mean.” He took another slow drink, then smiled again, his bright eyes dancing. “More or less. You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way. Too much truth confuses the facts. Too much honesty makes you sound insincere.”

„I just sat there thunderstruck. I realized that's exactly what I had been doing for over a decade with my story. I was writing heroic fantasy, while at the same time I was satirizing heroic fantasy.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss

Interview with Fantasy Book Critic (25 May 2007)
Context: Anyway, I was listening to Beagle answer a question on the panel, he said something along the lines of, "I'd never want to write The Last Unicorn again. It was excruciatingly hard, because I was writing a faerie tale while at the same time writing a spoof of a faerie tale."
I just sat there thunderstruck. I realized that's exactly what I had been doing for over a decade with my story. I was writing heroic fantasy, while at the same time I was satirizing heroic fantasy.
While telling his story, Kvothe makes it clear that he's not the storybook hero legends make him out to be. But at the same time, the reader sees that he's a hero nonetheless. He's just a hero of a different sort.

„There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Wise Man's Fear

Source: The Wise Man's Fear (2011), Chapter 43, “The Flickering Way” (p. 318)

„You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Name of the Wind

Source: The Name of the Wind

„Anyone can love a thing. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
But to love something. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Wise Man's Fear

Source: The Wise Man's Fear (2011)
Context: 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.

„Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.“

—  Patrick Rothfuss, book The Name of the Wind

Source: The Name of the Wind

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