John Flanagan’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite John Flanagan Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers John Flanagan’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. John Flanagan quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing John Flanagan’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Failure is just a few seconds away from success.”
― John Flanagan, The Battle for Skandia

 “That taught us how to block a sword with two knives. But what if an ax man’s coming at me?”
Gilan looked suspicious. “An ax man? I don’t recommend trying to block an ax with two knives.”
But Will wouldn’t take no for an answer. “But what if he’s charging at me?” Horace walked over.
Gilan looked away. “Uh…shoot him.”
Horace intervened. “Can’t, his bowstring’s broken.”
Gilan gritted his teeth. “Run and hide.”
Will kept on him. “There’s a sheer cliff behind me.”
Horace caught on. “There’s a sheer cliff behind him, and his bowstring’s broken. What should he do?”
Gilan thought for a moment. “Jump off the cliff, it’ll be less messy that way.”
― John Flanagan, The Burning Bridge

“Any sign of them yet? he asked. Will looked at him. ‘Yes’, he said. ‘A party of fifty Scotti came though just twenty minutes ago’.
Really? Horace looked startled. He wasn’t fully awake yet. Will rolled his eyes to heaven. ‘Oh, my word, yes’, he said. ‘They were riding on oxen and playing bagpipes and drums. Of course not,’ he went on. ‘If they had come past, I would have woken you-if only to stop your snoring’.
I don’t snore’, Horace said, with dignity. Will raised his eyebrows. ‘Is that so?’ he said. ‘Then in that case, you’d better chase out that colony of walruses who are in the tent with you…of course you snore.”
― John Flanagan, The Siege of Macindaw

 “But what if I make a mistake?’ Will asked.

Gilan threw back his head and laughed. ‘A mistake? One mistake? You should be so lucky. You’ll make dozens! I made four or five on my first day alone! Of course you’ll make mistakes. Just don’t make any of them twice. If you do mess things up, don’t try to hide it. Don’t try to rationalize it. Recognize it and admit it and learn from it. We never stop learning, none of us.”
― John Flanagan, Erak’s Ransom

 “So I sent Halt to straighten matters out. Thought it might be a good idea to give him something to keep him busy.”
So what’s Digby got to complain about?” Rodney asked. It was obvious from his tone that he felt no sympathy for the recalcitrant commander of Barga Hold.
The Baron gestured for Lady Pauline to explain.
Apparently,” she said,”Halt threw him into the moat.”
― John Flanagan, The Burning Bridge

 “…at the time, King Herbert felt that to remain safe, the kingdom needed an effective intelligence force.”

“An intelligent force?” said Will.

“Not intelligent. Intelligence. Although it does help if your intelligence force was also intelligent.”
― John Flanagan, The Ruins of Gorlan

“Ow!” said Horace as the Ranger’s fingers probed and poked around the bruise.
Did that hurt?” Halt asked, and Horace looked at him with exasperation.
Of course it did,” he said sharply. “That’s why I said ‘ow!”
― John Flanagan, The Icebound Land

 “People will think what they want to,” he said quietly. Never take too much notice of it.”
― John Flanagan, The Ruins of Gorlan

“Very impressive. Where did you learn that?”
Made it up just now.”
― John Flanagan, The Battle for Skandia

“How can you stay so calm?”
It helps if you’re terrified.”
― John Flanagan, The Battle for Skandia

10 Famous Quotes by Author John Flanagan

10 quotes by John Flanagan there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest John Flanagan quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best John Flanagan Quote. 

One Final Bonus – John Flanagan Quote 

“Sirrah, my companion chooses to engage you in knightly combat!” Halt said. The horseman stiffened, sitting upright in his saddle. Halt noticed that he nearly lost his balance at this unexpected piece of news.
Nightly cermbat?” he replied, “Yewer cermpenion ers no knight!”
Halt nodded hugely, making sure the man could see the gesture.
Oh yes he is!” he called back. “He is Sir Horace of the Order of the Feuille du Chene.” He paused and muttered to himself, “Or should that have been Crepe du Chene? Never mind.”
What did you tell him?” Horace asked, slinging his buckler around from where it hung at his back and setting it on his left arm.
I said you were Sir Horace of the Order of the Oakleaf.” Halt said to him, then added uncertainly, “At least, I think that’s what I told him. I may have said you were of the Order of the Oak Pancake.”

― John Flanagan

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