Thor Quotes

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Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity.
Thor Heyerdahl
Because,” said Thor, “when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.
Stan Lee
Because Anno Domini, in the Year of Our Lord, is fine for Christians, but Thor gets a little upset. He still holds a grudge that Jesus never showed up for that duel he challenged him to.” “Say what now?
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
Of course it was Loki. It's always Loki.
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
Etiquette tip: If you're looking for the right time to leave a party, when the host yells, "No one leaves here alive," that's your cue.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Stop that, I told my brain. Also, the wedding is tomorrow, said my brain. Get out of my head. My brain refused to get out of my head. Inconsiderate brain.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Otis," I said. "Shhh," he said. "I'm incognito. Call me...Otis." "I'm not sure that's how incognito works, but okay." Otis, aka Otis climbed into the chair I'd reserved for Sam.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2))
Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now.
Arthur C. Clarke (Childhood’s End)
Borders I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.
Thor Heyerdahl
At this point, most people would have thrown themselves down on the ground and given up hope. And by most people, I mean me.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Oh, for Thor's sake..." said Hiccup. "I thought that was just a story..." "Stories come from somewhere," said the witch. "The past haunts the present in more ways than we realise.
Cressida Cowell (How to Break a Dragon's Heart (How to Train Your Dragon, #8))
But. My hammer," said Thor. "Shut up, Thor," said Loki
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
... have a smile for everyone you meet and a plan to kill them.
Brad Thor (The Apostle (Scot Harvath, #8))
I fuck like I’m Thor.
Colleen Hoover (Maybe Not (Maybe, #1.5))
I’m not happy about any of this,” said Thor. “I’m going to kill somebody soon, just to relieve the tension. You’ll see.
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
Let’s see, today is Thor’s Day the sixteenth.” “You mean Thursday?” “That’s what I said. The island will rise on the full moon six days from now, on the twenty-second, which is Woden’s Day.” “Wednesday?” I asked. “That’s what I said.
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
Listen sharp, think deep, and guard your tongue- Tam al'Thor
Robert Jordan (The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1))
The thing about grown ups is that they're always wanting you to be this Great Hero and Leader. What's wrong with being NORMAL, for Thor's sake? What's wrong with just being SO-SO at stuff? They're just totally unrealistic...
Cressida Cowell (How to Steal a Dragon's Sword (How to Train Your Dragon, #9))
Nevermore shall men make slaves of others! Not in Asgard--not on Earth--not any place where the hammer of Thor can be swung--or where men of good faith hold freedom dear!
Stan Lee
Fair enough,” said Thor. “What’s the price?” “Freya’s hand in marriage.” “He just wants her hand?” asked Thor hopefully. She had two hands, after all, and might be persuaded to give up one of them without too much of an argument. Tyr had, after all. “All of her,” said Loki. “He wants to marry her.” “Oh,” said Thor. “She won't like that.
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
Annabeth smiled. “I don’t know the ocean very well, but my boyfriend does. I think it’s time you met Percy.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Burn you, Nerim, that's a leg not a bloody side of beef!" "As my lord says," Nerim murmured. "My lord's leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my lord, for instructing me.
Robert Jordan (Lord of Chaos (The Wheel of Time, #6))
shouldn't he pick on more interesting heroes, like the children of Thor? At least their dad had a movie franchise. Frey didn't even have his own cats. He had to borrow his sister's.
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
Should I get you a shovel, so you can dig that hole deeper?
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
It's a good thing Jack was no longer in my hands, because I would've pulled a full-on Kylo Ren temper tantrum.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
There were things Thor did when something went wrong. The first thing he did was ask himself if what had happened was Loki’s fault. Thor pondered. He did not believe that even Loki would have dared to steal his hammer. So he did the next thing he did when something went wrong, and he went to ask Loki for advice.
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
Here is your flaw, Shaitan, Lord of the Dark, Lord of Envy, Lord of Nothing, here is why you fail. It was not about me. It’s never been about me.” It was about a woman, torn and beaten down, cast from her throne and made a puppet. A woman who had crawled when she had to. That woman still fought. It was about a man that love repeatedly forsook. A man who found relevance in a world that others would have let pass them by. A man who remembered stories and who took fool boys under his wing when the smarter move would have been to keep on walking. That man still fought. It was about a woman with a secret, a hope for the future. A woman who had hunted the truth before others could. A woman who had given her live, then had it returned. That woman still fought. It was about a man whose family was taken from him, but who stood tall in his sorrow and protected those he could. It was about a woman who refused to believe that she could not help, could not heal those who had been harmed. It was about a hero who insisted with every breath that he was anything but a hero. It was about a woman who would not bend her back while she was beaten, and who shown with a light for all who watched, including Rand. It was about them all. ~Rand al Thor
Robert Jordan (A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time, #14))
Just like the good old days: marching together into the unknown, searching for missing magical weapons and risking painful death. I’d missed my buddies!
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
I have peanut M&M's up there." "Not my style" "Raisinets." "Feh." "Sam Adams." Thor narrowed his eyes. "Cold?" "Downright icy." Thor crossed his arms over his chest and told him self he was not pouting like a five-year-old. "I want Milk Duds.
J.R. Ward (Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10))
I turned to Alex. 'Hey, are you female today?' 'Hold on... There! Now I'm female.' My expression must have been priceless. Alex burst out laughing. 'I'm kidding. Yes, I'm female today. She and her.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
How do you fight someone smarter than yourself?" Rand whispered. "The anser is simple. You make her think that you are sitting down across the table from her, ready to play her game. Then you punch her in the face as hard as you can.
Robert Jordan (The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time, #12))
Why did you even bring a whip?” “Because Tristan wouldn’t let me bring the Thor hammer. Besides, you never know when you’ll need a whip. What if we need to climb something really tall or swing across a deep chasm?
Chelsea Fine (Avow (The Archers of Avalon, #3))
You Keep Using the Word Help. I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Great. There was no scenario in this whole damn thing where Jack didn't come off looking as awesome as the love child of Thor and Optimus Prime.
Brodi Ashton (Neverfall (Everneath, #1.5))
like the children of Thor? At least their dad had a movie franchise.
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
Because: Love Never Dies, What is Within is More Important than What is Without, The Best is Not Always the Most Obvious and Once You've Loved Truly, Thor, then You Know the Way
Cressida Cowell (How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury (How To Train Your Dragon, #12))
We need our goats!” I yelled. I waded through the crowd until I reached our chariot. I grabbed Otis’s face and pressed my forehead against his. “Testing,” I whispered. “Is this goat on? Thor, can you hear me?” “You have beautiful eyes,” Otis told me.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
-Gúnnr -Róta sacudió la cabeza incrédula-. ¿Me estás diciendo que Thor se presentó ante ti y te dijo que era tu padre? O sea, ¿En plan Darth Vader?: « ¿Luke, soy tu padre? Róta a Gunny
Lena Valenti (El libro de Miya (Saga Vanir, #5))
I...can’t believe you have kittens.” I wiggled my fingers and the little guy strained to reach them. “What’re their names?” Roth snorted. “That one is Fury. The white one is Nitro and the black one is named Thor.” “What? You called these cuties something like that, but named a giant snake Bambi?” He bent forward, placing a kiss on my shoulder. It was so fast I wasn’t sure he’d actually done it. “There’s sweetness in evil,” he said. “And remember, looks can be deceiving.
Jennifer L. Armentrout (White Hot Kiss (The Dark Elements, #1))
Back up,” I said. “What did Sam mean by again? You’ve lost your hammer before?” “Once,” Thor said. “Okay, twice. Three times if you count this time, which you shouldn’t, because I am not admitting that the hammer is missing.” “Right…” I said. “So how did you lose it?” “I don’t know!” Thor started to pace again, his long red hair sparking and popping. “It was just like…Poof! I tried retracing my steps. I tried the Find My Hammer app, but it doesn’t work!
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
Well, good news, " Blitzen said. "I found the bag. Bad news...I found the bag.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
How did you decide when someone was irretrievably lost—when they were so evil or toxic or just plain set in their ways that you had to face the fact they were never going to change? How long could you keep trying to save them, and when did you give up and grieve for them as though they were dead?
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
You know, Magnus…sometimes it’s best not to look as far as you’re able to look, or to listen to everything you’re able to hear.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
I think it's time you met Percy. - Annabeth
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Being in charge isn't always about telling people what to do. Sometimes, it's about knowing when to step out of the way of people who know what they're doing. - Tam al'Thor
Brandon Sanderson (A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time, #14))
You're sure?' I asked. 'I mean, the Lord of the Sword is great. But you could also be, I don't know, the Slammer of the Hammer'.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
She snorted. “Sounds like the beginning of a joke, doesn’t it? An atheist and a Muslim walk into a pagan afterlife.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Do you know about Thor's Hammer? (Points to Bicep) Well, that's it right here.
Peter Melman
In their huge bedroom that night, Tyr said to Thor, "I hope you know what you are doing." "Of course I do," said Thor. But he didn't. He was just doing whatever he felt like doing. That was what Thor did best.
Neil Gaiman (Norse Mythology)
I didn’t learn a thing,” I promised Alex. “You are still a mystery wrapped in a question mark wrapped in flannel.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
One of these days, I would love to exit a world without being pursued by an angry mob.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Sam’s body language looked pretty stiff. I was too far away to hear, but I imagined her conversation with Alex was something like: Sam: Awkward. Alex: Awkward, awkward. Sam (nodding): Awkward, awkward, awkward.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Look, some people prefer they,” Alex said. “They’re non-binary or mid-spectrum or whatever. If they want you to use they, then that’s what you should do. But for me, personally, I don’t want to use the same pronouns all the time, because that’s not me. I change a lot. That’s sort of the point. When I’m she, I’m she. When I’m he, I’m he. I’m not they. Get it?” “If I say no, will you hurt me?” “No.” “Then no, not really.” She shrugged. “You don’t have to get it. Just, you know, a little respect.” “For the girl with the very sharp wire? No problem.” She must have liked that answer. There was nothing confusing about the smile she gave me. It warmed the office about five degrees.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Nay, father. Some of us have been killing giants today and aren't in the mood to have a tea party. - Thor, God of Thunder
Matt Fraction (Thor: Ages of Thunder)
Otis and his brother, Marvin, pulled the god’s chariot. They also provided Thor with a never-ending supply of goat meat. Each night, Thor killed and ate them for dinner. Each morning, Thor resurrected them. This is why you should go to college, kids—so when you grow up you do not have to take a job as a magical goat.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
It is not for the gods to decide whether or not Man exists - it is for Man to decide whether or not the gods exist.
J. Michael Straczynski (Thor, Vol. 1)
Lord Th– I mean, Thor,’ said Sam, ‘Won’t you come with us? This is an important battle – the fire lord Surt, Fenris Wolf. Surely that’s worthy of your attention.’ Thor’s right eye twitched. ‘That’s a fine offer. Really. I’d love to, but I have another pressing appointment –’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ Marvin explained.
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
Sam's phone buzzed. She fished it out of her pocket, checked the screen, and cursed. "I have to go." "You just got here." "Valkyrie business. Possible code three-eight-one: heroic death in progress." "You're making that up." "I'm not." "So...what, somebody thinks they're about to die and they text you 'Going down! Need Valkyrie ASAP!' followed by a bunch of sad-face emojis?
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2))
Magnus, could you glow a little closer, please? - Sam
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
You understand there's no such thing as a little death prophecy, right? - Sam
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
You know when I told you the joke about how a friend will help you move, but a real friend will help you move a body? I was only kidding.
Brad Thor (Black List (Scot Harvath, #11))
I think we can all agree that this deaf elf sure plays a mean pinball.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
I will never understand these bethroted teenagers nowadays.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Take what you can have. Rejoice in what you can save, and do not mourn your losses too long.
Robert Jordan (The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, #5))
Sam again demonstrated her affection for me by not clubbing my brains out. We were having a friendship fest here at the Thinking Cup.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
I'd been chased by Valkyries. I'd been chased by elves with firearms. I'd been chased by dwarves with a tank. Now, lucky me, I got to be chased by giants with giant bowling balls.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Three questions," I said. "First: Thor has a giantess friend?" "Yes," Blitz said. "Not all giants are bad." "Second: do all giantess names begin with G?" "No." "Last question: "Thor is a martial artist? Does he have, like, backup nunchucks, too?
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
I Need to Learn Many, Many More Cusswords in Sign Language
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Death is light as a feather; duty, heavy as a mountain
Robert Jordan (The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1))
Did he just call his hammer Mee-Mee? - Magnus
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Since Thor wasn't there to creatively cuss, Sam did the honors, muttering a few comments that I doubted her grandparents would've approved of. "Those are just expressions," I added hastily. "In no way was my friend giving you permission to do...any of those rude and colorful things.
Rick Riordan (The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1))
The place went on forever-like Costco or a chemistry lecture.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
It's a Thing thing. You wouldn't understand.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
I have found it an amusing strategy, when asked whether I am an atheist, to point out that the questioner is also an atheist when considering Zeus, Apollo, Amon Ra, Mithras, Baal, Thor, Wotan, the Golden Calf and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I just go one god further.
Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion)
I LOVE IT when gods offer to pay for a dinner that’s already free. Almost as much as I love assault squads that show up after the assault.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
...all members of Congress should be required wear NASCAR uniforms. You know, the kind with the patches? That way we'd know who is sponsoring each of them. I think he was kidding; they'd never be able to do it but it's a great idea and would wake people up in this country.
Brad Thor (Full Black (Scot Harvath, #10))
Where is the graveyard of dead gods? What lingering mourner waters their mounds? There was a time when Jupiter was the king of the gods, and any man who doubted his puissance was ipso facto a barbarian and an ignoramus. But where in all the world is there a man who worships Jupiter today? And who of Huitzilopochtli? In one year - and it is no more than five hundred years ago - 50,000 youths and maidens were slain in sacrifice to him. Today, if he is remembered at all, it is only by some vagrant savage in the depths of the Mexican forest. Huitzilopochtli, like many other gods, had no human father; his mother was a virtuous widow; he was born of an apparently innocent flirtation that she carried out with the sun. When he frowned, his father, the sun, stood still. When he roared with rage, earthquakes engulfed whole cities. When he thirsted he was watered with 10,000 gallons of human blood. But today Huitzilopochtli is as magnificently forgotten as Allen G. Thurman. Once the peer of Allah, Buddha and Wotan, he is now the peer of Richmond P. Hobson, Alton B. Parker, Adelina Patti, General Weyler and Tom Sharkey. Speaking of Huitzilopochtli recalls his brother Tezcatlipoca. Tezcatlipoca was almost as powerful; he consumed 25,000 virgins a year. Lead me to his tomb: I would weep, and hang a couronne des perles. But who knows where it is? Or where the grave of Quetzalcoatl is? Or Xiuhtecuhtli? Or Centeotl, that sweet one? Or Tlazolteotl, the goddess of love? Of Mictlan? Or Xipe? Or all the host of Tzitzimitl? Where are their bones? Where is the willow on which they hung their harps? In what forlorn and unheard-of Hell do they await their resurrection morn? Who enjoys their residuary estates? Or that of Dis, whom Caesar found to be the chief god of the Celts? Of that of Tarves, the bull? Or that of Moccos, the pig? Or that of Epona, the mare? Or that of Mullo, the celestial jackass? There was a time when the Irish revered all these gods, but today even the drunkest Irishman laughs at them. But they have company in oblivion: the Hell of dead gods is as crowded as the Presbyterian Hell for babies. Damona is there, and Esus, and Drunemeton, and Silvana, and Dervones, and Adsullata, and Deva, and Bellisima, and Uxellimus, and Borvo, and Grannos, and Mogons. All mighty gods in their day, worshipped by millions, full of demands and impositions, able to bind and loose - all gods of the first class. Men labored for generations to build vast temples to them - temples with stones as large as hay-wagons. The business of interpreting their whims occupied thousands of priests, bishops, archbishops. To doubt them was to die, usually at the stake. Armies took to the field to defend them against infidels; villages were burned, women and children butchered, cattle were driven off. Yet in the end they all withered and died, and today there is none so poor to do them reverence. What has become of Sutekh, once the high god of the whole Nile Valley? What has become of: Resheph Anath Ashtoreth El Nergal Nebo Ninib Melek Ahijah Isis Ptah Anubis Baal Astarte Hadad Addu Shalem Dagon Sharaab Yau Amon-Re Osiris Sebek Molech? All there were gods of the highest eminence. Many of them are mentioned with fear and trembling in the Old Testament. They ranked, five or six thousand years ago, with Yahweh Himself; the worst of them stood far higher than Thor. Yet they have all gone down the chute, and with them the following: Bilé Ler Arianrhod Morrigu Govannon Gunfled Sokk-mimi Nemetona Dagda Robigus Pluto Ops Meditrina Vesta You may think I spoof. That I invent the names. I do not. Ask the rector to lend you any good treatise on comparative religion: You will find them all listed. They were gods of the highest standing and dignity-gods of civilized peoples-worshiped and believed in by millions. All were omnipotent, omniscient and immortal. And all are dead.
H.L. Mencken (A Mencken Chrestomathy)
Amir took a deep breath. To his credit, he didn't collapse, curl into a ball, or cry, all of which would have been perfectly acceptable responses to finding out there were squeaky-voiced beings in the sky that would invite you up their rainbow.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
So can I ask…?” I waved my hands vaguely. I didn’t have the words. “How it does work?” She smirked. “As long as you don’t ask me to represent every gender-fluid person for you, okay? I’m not an ambassador. I’m not a teacher or a poster child. I’m just”—she mimicked my hand-waving—“me. Trying to be me as best I can.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Should I get you a shovel so you can dig that hole a little deeper?
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
No offense, kid, but I have a strong desire to murder your uncle with extreme prejudice.” “No offense taken,” I said. “I’m tempted to help you.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
I’ll admit that I was staring. Suddenly my whole perspective had flipped inside out, like when you look at an inkblot picture and see just the black part. Then your brain inverts the image and you realize the white part makes an entirely different picture, even though nothing has changed. That was Alex Fierro, except in pink and green. A second ago, he had been very obviously a boy to me. Now she was very obviously a girl.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
The thing about gods is, you can’t really slap them when they’re acting stupid. They’ll just slap you back and kill you.
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
We are alike in many ways, you and I. There is darkness in us. Darkness, pain, death. They radiate from us. If ever you love a woman, Rand, leave her and let her find another. It will be the best gift you can give her.
Robert Jordan (The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, #5))
Otis clopped forward and sighed. "Well, if you need a volunteer to die, I suppose I can do it. I've always loved weddings-" Shut up, dummy!" Marvin said. "You're a goat!
Rick Riordan (The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2))
Once in a while you find yourself in an odd situation. You get into it by degrees and in the most natural way but, when you are right in the midst of it, you are suddenly astonished and ask yourself how in the world it all came about.
Thor Heyerdahl
Without time,” the angel said, “you have only the bottomless, shapeless mire of eternity.” “FYI, philosophy bores me.” “Not philosophy. Reality. Time is what gives life significance.
J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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Tom Hiddleston
I have lived for four centures," he said. "Perhaps I am still a youth, in that all of us are, compared to the timeless age of the Wheel itself. That said, I am one of the oldest people in existence." Moiraine smiled. "Very nice. Does that work on the others?" He hesitated. Then, oddly, he found himself grinning. "It worked pretty well on Cadsuane." Moiraine sniffed. "That one...Well, knowing her, I doubt you fooled her as well as you assume. You may have the memories of a man four centuries old, Rand al'Thor, but that does not make you ancient. Otherwise, Matrim Cauthon would be the patriarch of us all." "Mat? Why Mat?" "It is nothing," Moiraine said. "Something I am not supposed to know. You are still a die-eyed sheepherder at heart.
Robert Jordan (A Memory of Light (The Wheel of Time, #14))
I myself grew up to be not only a Hero, but also a Writer. When I was an adult, I rewrote A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, and I included not only some descriptions of the various deadly dragon species, and a useful Dragonese Dictionary, but also this story of how the book came to be written in the first place. This is the book that you are holding in your hands right now. Perhaps you even borrowed it from a Library? If so, thank Thor that the sinister figure of the Hairy Scary Librarian is not lurking around a corner, hiding in the shadows, Heart-Slicers at the ready, or that the punishment for your curiosity is not the whirring whine of a Driller Dragon's drill. You, dear reader, I am sure cannot imagine what it might to be like to live in a world in which books are banned. For surely such things will never happen in the Future? Thank Thor that you live in a time and a place where people have the right to live and think and write and read their books in peace, and there are no need for Heroes anymore ... And spare a thought for those who have not been so lucky.
Cressida Cowell (A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon, #6))
There's an old saying in the Two Rivers" Rand said dryly. "'The louder a man tells you he's honest, the harder you must hold on to your purse.'" Another said, "The fox often offers to give the duck its pond.
Robert Jordan (The Fires of Heaven (The Wheel of Time, #5))
Did you become a Christian in your nunnery?' I asked her. 'Of course not.' she said scornfully. 'They didn't mind?' 'I gave them silver.' 'Then they didn't mind.' I said. 'I don't think any Dane is a real Christian.' she told me. 'Not even your brother?' 'We have many gods,' she said, 'and the Christian god is just another one. I'm sure that's what Guthred thinks. What's the Christian god's name? A nun did tell me, but I've forgotten.' 'Jehovah.' There you are, then. Odin, Thor and Jehovah. Does he have a wife?' 'No.' 'Poor Jehovah.' she said.
Bernard Cornwell (Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3))
Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? I guarantee nothing but a free trip to Peru and the South Sea islands and back, but you will find good use for your technical abilities on the voyage. Reply at once.' Next day the following telegram arrived from Torstein: COMING. TORSTEIN.
Thor Heyerdahl
I am no Christian. These days it does no good to confess that, for the bishops and abbots have too much influence and it is easier to pretend to a faith than to fight angry ideas. I was raised a Christian, but at ten years old, when I was taken into Ragnar’s family, I discovered the old Saxon gods who were also the gods of the Danes and of the Norsemen, and their worship has always made more sense to me than bowing down to a god who belongs to a country so far away that I have met no one who has ever been there. Thor and Odin walked our hills, slept in our valleys, loved our women and drank from our streams, and that makes them seem like neighbours. The other thing I like about our gods is that they are not obsessed with us. They have their own squabbles and love affairs and seem to ignore us much of the time, but the Christian god has nothing better to do than to make rules for us. He makes rules, more rules, prohibitions and commandments, and he needs hundreds of black-robed priests and monks to make sure we obey those laws. He strikes me as a very grumpy god, that one, even though his priests are forever claiming that he loves us. I have never been so stupid as to think that Thor or Odin or Hoder loved me, though I hope at times they have thought me worthy of them.
Bernard Cornwell (Lords of the North (The Saxon Stories, #3))
I am naturally a Nordic — a chalk-white, bulky Teuton of the Scandinavian or North-German forests — a Viking berserk killer — a predatory rover of Hengist and Horsa — a conqueror of Celts and mongrels and founders of Empires — a son of the thunders and the arctic winds, and brother to the frosts and the auroras — a drinker of foemen's blood from new picked skulls — a friend of the mountain buzzards and feeder of seacoast vultures — a blond beast of eternal snows and frozen oceans — a prayer to Odin and Thor and Woden and Alfadur, the raucous shouter of Niffelheim — a comrade of the wolves, and rider of nightmares
H.P. Lovecraft
Christianity - and that is its greatest merit - has somewhat mitigated that brutal Germanic love of war, but it could not destroy it. Should that subduing talisman, the cross, be shattered, the frenzied madness of the ancient warriors, that insane Berserk rage of which Nordic bards have spoken and sung so often, will once more burst into flame. This talisman is fragile, and the day will come when it will collapse miserably. Then the ancient stony gods will rise from the forgotten debris and rub the dust of a thousand years from their eyes, and finally Thor with his giant hammer will jump up and smash the Gothic cathedrals. ... Do not smile at the visionary who anticipates the same revolution in the realm of the visible as has taken place in the spiritual. Thought precedes action as lightning precedes thunder. German thunder is of true Germanic character; it is not very nimble, but rumbles along ponderously. Yet, it will come and when you hear a crashing such as never before has been heard in the world's history, then you know that the German thunderbolt has fallen at last. At that uproar the eagles of the air will drop dead, and lions in the remotest deserts of Africa will hide in their royal dens. A play will be performed in Germany which will make the French Revolution look like an innocent idyll. (1834)
Heinrich Heine
Then tell me this: How do I outthink an enemy I know is smarter than I am?' ... I face some of the most crafty people who have ever lived. My current foe understands the minds of others in a way that I cannot hope to match. So how do I defeat her? She will vanish the moment I threaten her, running to one of a dozen other refuges that she is sure to have set up. ... I have to peer into her eyes, see into her soul, and know that it's her that I face and not some decoy. I have to do that without frightening her into running. How?' *** The question remains,' he said, voice soft but tense. 'How would you fight her, Nynaeve?' I don't care to play your games, Rand al'Thor,' Nynaeve replied with a huff. 'You've obviously already decided what you intend to do. Why ask me?' Because what I'm about to do should frighten me,' he said. 'It doesn't.
Brandon Sanderson (The Gathering Storm (The Wheel of Time, #12))
Does it occur to you that if he set his mind to it, Steve could be a truly excellent supervillain?” Clint said into the comm unit, not bothering with any sort of segue. He knew very well who it was. “We have a contingency plan in place for that,” Coulson said without missing a beat. In the background, Steve said, “Wait, what?” “Oh, c'mon.” Stark sounded seriously insulted. “If anyone here is going to go the black leather and weather control ray route, it's gonna be me, let's not even kid ourselves.” “Every active SHIELD employee has a wallet card instructing them what to do in the event you go supervillain, Stark. It's standard equipment.” A beat of silence. “What?” Tony asked. “I got one,” Bruce said. “Want to see it?” “If you show it to him, it'll defeat the purpose of having a plan,” Natasha said. “And I like this plan, it's a good plan, I do not want to go through them trying to come up with something else.” “Yes, I want to see it,” Tony said. “Thor, did you get a card?” “Verily. Their plan is most sound. I believe we will be able to subdue you with great swiftness, before you have much chance to hurt yourself or others. The damage to property will, of course, be massive, but such things are to be expected.” “What the hell? You will not be able to subdue me quickly. Screw you, I am wily and brilliant.” “I didn't get one,” Steve said, and there was a loud sound of no one being surprised. “It's not a good idea to warn the bait that-” Clint started...
Scifigrl47 (Ordinary Workplace Hazards, Or SHIELD and OSHA Aren't On Speaking Terms (In Which Tony Stark Builds Himself Some Friends (But His Family Was Assigned by Nick Fury), #2))
There are many lay people and scholars alike, both with and without the Muslim community, who feel that the pure orthodox Islam of the fundamentalists could never survive outside the context of its seventh-century Arabian origins. Apply twenty-first-century science, logic, or humanistic reasoning to it and it falls apart. They believe this is why Islam has always relied so heavily on the threat of death. Question Islam, malign Islam, or leave Islam and you will be killed. It is a totalitarian modus operandi that silences all dissent and examination, thereby protecting the faith from ever having to defend itself.
Brad Thor (The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath, #7))