Andre Norton

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Andre Norton (born Alice Mary Norton, February 17, 1912 – March 17, 2005) was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, who also wrote works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction.

Quotes[edit]

The Time Traders (1958)[edit]

Page number from the mass market edition published by Ace Books in July 1980 ISBN 0-441-81253-8
  • It is always impossible—he was conscious again with that strange clarity of mind—for a man to face his own death honestly. A man always continues to believe to the last moment of his life that something will intervene to save him.
    • p. 198

Dragon Magic (1972)[edit]

Page numbers from the mass market edition published by Ace Books (#16646)
  • Treasure! That word, which had always been so exciting, meant something different now. Fafnir had taken the treasure and turned from man into monster because of his greed for it. Mimir, who had been Sigurd’s master and good friend—when the treasure had lain before him, he, too, became a monster, in another way. Then Sigurd had made his choice, to leave the evil, and so he had gone away a hero.
    • Chapter 3, “Sirrush-Lau” (p. 64)
  • There was a saying of the peasants—the rat cannot call the cat to account. But it was also true that if the moon moves but slowly, still it crosses the city.
    • Chapter 3, “Sirrush-Lau” (p. 78)
  • He was listening, too, for it is through the eyes and ears that one learns. A spiderweb of facts can tie up the lion of action; not to know is bad; not to strive to know is worse.
    • Chapter 3, “Sirrush-Lau” (p. 84)
  • Stout men, not stout walls, make a well-held city.
    • Chapter 5, “Shui Mien Lung—Slumbering Dragon” (p. 158)
  • Jade and men are both shaped by harsh tools; be not unaware of sudden changes of fortune.
    • Chapter 5, “Shui Mien Lung—Slumbering Dragon” (p. 158)
  • Does mud care which cloak it bespatters?
    • Chapter 5, “Shui Mien Lung—Slumbering Dragon” (p. 160)
  • A foot of jade is of no value, an inch of time is to be prized.
    • Chapter 5, “Shui Mien Lung—Slumbering Dragon” (p. 163)
  • From a gabled roof the rolling melon has two choices of descent, though both lead to disaster.
    • Chapter 5, “Shui Mien Lung—Slumbering Dragon” (p. 164)
  • Each man follows the path of destiny, but no two paths are alike. It seems that mine now runs into a place of evil intent, wasted wisdom, and stupidity.
    • Chapter 5, “Shui Mien Lung—Slumbering Dragon” (p. 168)

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