R. Scott Bakker

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R. Scott Bakker

R. Scott Bakker (born February 2, 1967, Simcoe, Ontario) is a Canadian fantasy author.

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The Second Apocalypse[edit]

The Prince of Nothing[edit]

The Aspect-Emperor [edit]

The Second Apocalypse[edit]

The Prince of Nothing Trilogy[edit]

The Darkness That Comes Before (2004)[edit]

These are just a couple sample quotes from The Darkness That Comes Before (2004) by R. Scott Bakker, the first book in the Prince of Nothing series.
For more quotes from this and other novel in this series, see The Second Apocalypse

Prologue – The Wastes of Kûniüri

  • If it is only after that we understand what has come before, then we understand nothing. Thus we shall define the soul as follows: that which precedes everything.
    • AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN

Chapter Three – Sumna

  • If the world is a game whose rules are written by the God, and sorcerers are those who cheat and cheat, then who has written the rules of sorcery?
    • ZARATHINIUS, A DEFENCE OF THE ARCANE ARTS

The Warrior Prophet (2005)[edit]

These are just a couple sample quotes from The Warrior Prophet (2005) by R. Scott Bakker, the second book in the Prince of Nothing series.
For more quotes from this and other novel in this series, see The Second Apocalypse

Chapter Eight: Mengedda

  • Every monumental work of the State is measured by cubits. Every cubit is measured by the length of the Aspect-Emperor’s arm. And the Aspect-Emperor’s arm, they say, stands beyond measure. But I say the Aspect-Emperor’s arm is measured by the length of a cubit, and that all cubits are measured by the works of the State. Not even the All stands beyond measure, for it is more than what lies within it, and “more” is a kind of measure. Even the God has His cubits.
    • IMPARRHAS, PSÜKALOGUES

Chapter Ten: Atsushan Highlands

  • Love is lust made meaningful. Hope is hunger made human.
    • Ajencis, The Third Analytic of Men

The Thousandfold Thought (2006)[edit]

These are just a couple sample quotes from The Thousandfold Thought (2006) by R. Scott Bakker, the third book in the Prince of Nothing series.
For more quotes from this and other novel in this series, see The Second Apocalypse

Chapter Two: Caraskand

  • I tell you, guilt dwells nowhere but in the eyes of the accuser. This men know even as they deny it, which is why they so often make murder their absolution. The truth of crime lies not with the victim but with the witness.
    • HATATIAN, EXHORTATIONS

Chapter Five: Joktha

  • To indulge it is to breed it. To punish it is to feed it. Madness knows no bridle but the knife.
    • SCYLVENDI PROVERB

The Aspect-Emperor Trilogy[edit]

The Judging Eye (2009)[edit]

These are just a couple sample quotes from The Judging Eye (2009) by R. Scott Bakker, the first book in the Aspect-Emperor series.
For more quotes from this and other novel in this series, see The Second Apocalypse

Chapter Nine: Momemn

  • A beggar’s mistake harms no one but the beggar. A king’s mistake, however, harms everyone but the king. Too often, the measure of power lies not in the number who obey your will, but in the number who suffer your stupidity.
    • TRIAMIS I, JOURNALS AND DIALOGUES

Chapter Fourteen: Cil-Aujus

  • The world is only as deep as we can see. This is why fools think themselves profound. This is why terror is the passion of revelation.
    • AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN

The White Luck Warrior (2011)[edit]

These are just a couple sample quotes from The White Luck Warrior (2011) by R. Scott Bakker, the second book in the Aspect-Emperor series.
For more quotes from this and other novel in this series, see The Second Apocalypse

Chapter Three: The Meorn Wilderness

  • The bondage we are born into is the bondage we cannot see. Verily, freedom is little more than the ignorance of tyranny. Live long enough, and you will see: Men resent not the whip so much as the hand that wields it.
    • TRIAMIS I, JOURNALS AND DIALOGUES

Chapter Fourteen: Momemn

  • Any fool can see the limits of seeing, but not even the wisest know the limits of knowing. Thus is ignorance rendered invisible, and are all Men made fools.
    • AJENCIS, THE THIRD ANALYTIC OF MEN.

The Unholy Consult[edit]

The Unholy Consult (2013) by R. Scott Bakker. The third book in the The Aspect-Emperor series.

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