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The Once and Future King Quotes

Quote 1: "He...was a born follower. He was a hero worshipper." Book 1, Chapter 1, pg. 4

Quote 2: "[Y]ou could not use magic in the Great Arts" Book 1, Chapter 4, pg. 32

Quote 3: "There is nothing except the power which you pretend to seek" Book 1, Chapter 5, pg. 47

Quote 4: "'What is the matter now?' he enquired nastily. His inspection had shown him that his pupil was trying not to cry, and if he spoke in a kind voice he would break down and do it." Book 1, Chapter 7, pg. 56

Quote 5: "You think education is something to be done when all else fails?" Book 1, Chapter 8, pg. 69

Quote 6: "Say not therefore to the Lord: What doest thou? But say in thy heart: Must not the Lord of all the earth do right?" Book 1, Chapter 9, pg. 85

Quote 7: "EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY." Book 1, Chapter 13, pg. 121

Quote 8: "he was a dumbwaiter from which dumb-diners fed. Even his stomach was not his own." Book 1, Chapter 13, pg. 126

Quote 9: "Because you're a baby." Book 1, Chapter 18, pg. 172

Quote 10: "The best thing for being sad is to learn something." Book 1, Chapter 21, pg. 186

Quote 11: "I can bear a good deal of learning if it is about natural history." Book 1, Chapter 21, pg. 192

Quote 12: "Which did you like best, the ants or the wild geese?" Book 1, Chapter 21, pg. 196

Quote 13: "Whoso pulleth Out This Sword of This Stone and Anvil, is Rightwise King Born of All England." Book 1, Chapter 22, pg. 201

Quote 14: "There is something in this place" Book 1, Chapter 23, pg. 207

Quote 15: "we of Cornwall and Orkney must be against the Kings of England ever more" Book 2, Chapter 1, pg. 223

Quote 16: "So far as he was concerned, as yet, there might never have been such a thing as a single particle of sorrow on the gay, sweet surface of the dew-glittering world." Book 2, Chapter 2, pg. 230

Quote 17: "Unless you can make the world wag better than it does at present, King, your reign will be an endless series of petty battles..." Book 2, Chapter 4, pg. 241

Quote 18: "Why can't you harness Might so that it works for Right?" Book 2, Chapter 6, pg. 254

Quote 19: "We could hit Meg too." Book 2, Chapter 7, pg. 265

Quote 20: "The Once and Future King" Book 2, Chapter 10, pg. 295

Quote 21: "They were to press the war home to its real lords-until they themselves were ready to refrain from warfare, being confronted with its reality." Book 2, Chapter 12, pg. 308

Quote 22: "But it seems, in tragedy, that innocence is not enough." Book 2, Chapter 14, pg. 323

Quote 23: "She was pretty Jenny, who could think and feel." Book 3, Chapter 4, pg. 348

Quote 24: "Now, in their love, which was stronger, there were the seeds of hatred and fear and confusion growing at the same time..." Book 3, Chapter 15, pg. 403

Quote 25: "If people reach perfection they vanish, you know." Book 3, Chapter 27, pg. 458

Quote 26: "Guenever's central tragedy was that she was childless." Book 3, Chapter 34, pg. 498

Quote 27: "Traitor Knight, Sir Lancelot, now thou art taken." Book 4, Chapter 7, pg. 601

Quote 28: "I expect she ate Mordred like a spider." Book 4, Chapter 11, pg. 644

Quote 29: "My father committed incest with my mother. Don't you think it would be a pattern, Jenny, if I were to answer it by marrying my father's wife?" Book 4, Chapter 11, pg. 652

Quote 30: "Now that the guns have come, the Table is over. We must hurry home." Book 4, Chapter 12, pg. 658

Quote 31: "The old King felt refreshed, clear-headed, almost ready to being again." Book 4, Chapter 14, pg. 676

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