Patrick Rothfuss: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Patrick Rothfuss Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Patrick Rothfuss, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Patrick Rothfuss you will find my Ten favorites of Patrick Rothfuss’s quotes. 

About Patrick Rothfuss

The story began when Pat Rothfuss was born to a wonderful couple. He was encouraged to do his best, given good advice, and was no doubt appropriately dismayed when he failed to live up to his full potential throughout his formative years.

In high school, Pat was known as the class clown. Despite never kissing a girl, his hobbies included reading a novel a day and giving relationship advice to all his friends. Additionally, he wrote terrible elves stories and role-played. He was pretty much a geek.

In his adult life, Pat has spent most of his time at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. Initially, he studied chemical engineering in college, then considered a career in clinical psychology. He changed his major to “undecided” in 1993 and proceeded to study whatever he was interested in. He also began writing a book


in Madison, Wisconsin, The United States

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult


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Popular Quotes

“You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 “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.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

“It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

 “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 “Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 “It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

 “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, The Wise Man’s Fear

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

10 Famous Quotes by Author Patrick Rothfuss

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Patrick Rothfuss, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Patrick Rothfuss.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Patrick Rothfuss. 

One Final Bonus – Patrick Rothfuss Quote 

“Perhaps the greatest faculty our minds possess is the ability to cope with pain. Classic thinking teaches us of the four doors of the mind, which everyone moves through according to their need.

First is the door of sleep. Sleep offers us a retreat from the world and all its pain. Sleep marks passing time, giving us distance from the things that have hurt us. When a person is wounded they will often fall unconscious. Similarly, someone who hears traumatic news will often swoon or faint. This is the mind’s way of protecting itself from pain by stepping through the first door.

Second is the door of forgetting. Some wounds are too deep to heal, or too deep to heal quickly. In addition, many memories are simply painful, and there is no healing to be done. The saying ‘time heals all wounds’ is false. Time heals most wounds. The rest are hidden behind this door.

Third is the door of madness. There are times when the mind is dealt such a blow it hides itself in insanity. While this may not seem beneficial, it is. There are times when reality is nothing but pain, and to escape that pain the mind must leave reality behind.

Last is the door of death. The final resort. Nothing can hurt us after we are dead, or so we have been told.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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