Trudi Canavan quotes

  • The Magicians Apprentice was about someone from the low end of society manifesting magical power and how that completely messes up the balance of the whole system.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Balance #Lows #Ends

  • Extending his senses, Lorkin tried again to hear his mother’s surface thoughts. What he picked up seemed too out of character, however. He must be imagining it. Though…it was also odd that he would imagine his mother thinking such a string of curse words.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Mother #Character #Thinking

  • If your appearance is all people see, they have no respect for your mind.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #People #Mind #No Respect

  • 

Great. She shook her head. Not only am I having conversations with myself, but now I'm refusing to talk to me. This has got to be the first sign of madness.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Firsts #Madness #Conversation

  • It was impossible to imagine the aloof, dignified, powerful High Lord living as, of all things, a slave.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Powerful #Impossible #Imagine

  • Though I can’t help feeling a sudden death cheats you of something. Death is an experience of life. You only get one death. I would like to be aware it was happening, even if that did mean enduring pain and fear.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Pain #Mean #Feelings

  • Happy endings are a luxury of fiction
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Luxury #Fiction #Happy Endings

  • Inspiration comes from so many sources. Music, other fiction, the non-fiction I read, TV shows, films, news reports, people I know, stories I hear, misheard words or lyrics, dreams
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Dream #Inspiration #Tv Shows

  • I always love writing the third book in a series because you get to tie up all the threads that you put out in the first two books. You finally let people know what really happens and reveal all the secrets and bring certain characters together.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Book #Character #Writing

  • I wound up studying art and design, got a job at Lonely Planet Publications as a designer, cartographer and illustrator.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Lonely #Art #Jobs

  • I still recommend reading travel guides as an insight to a travellers perspective on fantasy worlds. Nearly all characters end up travelling at some point, and they have many of the same needs and concerns covered in travel guides.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Reading #Character #Perspective

  • The first rule of world-building is available physics, which basically means that if you want it to feel real, it has to follow the same rules as this world, from gravity to how human behaviour works. If you have a fantasy element that doesnt obey the laws of physics, make sure that it has a fantasy explanation.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Real #Mean #Law

  • I have always been fascinated by the supernatural elements in stories, whether fairy tales, myths, film or literature.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Literature #Stories #Elements

  • Unquestioning obedience is for slaves, the uneducated and the pathetic.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Slave #Obedience #Pathetic

  • Mortals did not need gods to order them to kill eachother. They were quite capable of finding reasons to do so themselves.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Order #Needs #Reason

  • Akkarin: I watched the first woman I loved die. I dont think I can survive losing the second. Sonea: I love you too.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Love You #Thinking #Firsts

  • Nodding, Cery strode to the door and stepped through. Though the burly guards eyes him suspiciously, Cery smiled back. Never make enemies of someone's lackeys, his father had taught him. Better still, make them like you a lot.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Father #Eye #Doors

  • There's always a bit of truth in each rumour, the trouble is finding out which bit. - Tayend
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Trouble #Rumours #Findings

  • So what were you [Sonea] and Dorrien discussing before?' Akkarin asked. She turned to regard him. 'Discussing?' 'Outside the farmhouse when I was buying the food.' 'Oh. Then. Nothing.' He smiled and nodded. 'Nothing. Amazing subject, that one. Produces such fascinating reactions in people.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #People #Buying #Produce

  • What was I thinking? Of all the assistants I could have wound up with, why did I have to choose the one with the scary mother and troublemaking in his bloodlines? I am doomed.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Mother #Thinking #Scary

  • How am I going to make friends with these people if all I can think of is how easy it would be to rob them?
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Thinking #People #Would Be

  • Cery: So, Hem, tell me why I shouldn't see how many holes I need to make before you start leaking money?
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Hem #Needs #Holes

  • He had given her too much. He had given her everything.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Too Much #Given

  • Wisdom and knowledge is everywhere, but so is stupity.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Knowledge And Wisdom

  • Better to know the quick pain of truth than the ongoing pain of a long-held false hope.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Pain #Long #Ongoing

  • Tayend nodded. “I know it won’t. I admit I was worried about you, but you are still your old self, underneath.” Dannyl straightened in protest. “Underneath what?” The Elyne stood up, waving one hand in Dannyl’s direction. “All…that.” “I’m reeling at your descriptive clarity,” Dannyl told him.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Self #Hands #Clarity

  • It is said, in Imardin, that the wind has a soul, and that it wails through the narrow streets because it is grieved by what it finds there.
    -- Trudi Canavan

    #Wind #Soul #Said