The Magicians was praised as a triumph by readers and critics of both mainstream and fantasy literature. Now Grossman takes us back to Fillory, where the Brakebills graduates have fled the sorrows of the mundane world, only to face terrifying new challenges.
Quentin and his friends are... read more
“"Of Cornish, jackass. It's a Brythonic language. Meaning it's indigenous to Britain, like Welsh and Breton. And Pictish. Before everything was polluted by the Anglo-Saxons and the Normans. There's tons of power in those old languages."”Poppy
“"Wow." Quentin laughed. He couldn't help it. "This place is enchanted as balls!"”
“Quentin wondered what it was like to be so unselfconsciously melodramatic. Nice, probably.”
“Everybody wanted to be the hero of their own story. Nobody wanted to be comic relief.”
“The Order seemed to adhere to the principle of suckers walk, players ride. Pg. 299”Narrator
“I'm not waiting for somebody to be happy to see us. I just want someone to look surprised to see us.”Quentin
“"The power to make mistakes," Penny said. "Only we have that. Mortals"”Penny
That was the thing about the world: it wasn’t that things were harder than you thought they were going to be, it was that they were hard in ways that you didn’t expect.Highlighted by 252 Kindle customers
He who completes a quest does not merely find something. He becomes something.”Highlighted by 162 Kindle customers
Though the funny thing about never being asked for anything is that after a while you start to feel like maybe you don’t have anything worth giving.Highlighted by 160 Kindle customers
By now he had learned enough to know that when he was getting annoyed at somebody else, it was usually because there was something that he himself should be doing, and he wasn’t doing it.Highlighted by 95 Kindle customers
Magic: it was what happened when the mind met the world, and the mind won for a change.Highlighted by 84 Kindle customers
“In the Order we call it ‘inverse profundity.’ We’ve observed it in any number of cases. The deeper you go into the cosmic mysteries, the less interesting everything gets.”Highlighted by 82 Kindle customers
Everybody wanted to be the hero of their own story. Nobody wanted to be comic relief.Highlighted by 80 Kindle customers
Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one’s cues.Highlighted by 78 Kindle customers
There was enough hiding in life. Sometimes you just wanted to show somebody your tits.Highlighted by 75 Kindle customers
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