A Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. Le Guin
A Wizard of Earthsea Quotes
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"Your tongue will be stilled until I choose to unbind it, and even then, though you can speak, you will not be able to speak the word I teach you where another person can hear it. We must keep the...
Coming of Age Quotes
He grew wild, a thriving weed, a tall, quick boy, loud and proud and full of temper. (1.3)
The boy could not speak, but he laughed. Then his aunt was a little afraid of his strength, for this was as strong a spell as she knew how to weave. (1.16-7)
The witch praised him and the children of the village began to fear him, and he himself was sure that very soon he would become great among men. (1.21)
As he came to the bank Ogion, waiting, reached out his hand and clasping the boy's arm whispered to him his true name: Ged. (1.48)
Now dread came into the Kargs' hearts and they began to seek one another, not the villagers, in the uncanny mist. (1.35)
Man and the Natural World Quotes
She knew nothing of the Balance and the Pattern which the true wizard knows and serves, and which keep him from using his spells unless real need demands. (1.19)
"Good," said the boy, for he had no wish to tell the secret to his playmates, liking to know and do what they knew not and could not. (1.13)
Much of her lore was mere rubbish and humbug, nor did she know the true spells from the false. (1.19)
There was not much work to be got out of Duny. He was always off and away… (1.3)