The Name of the Wind Quotes

Patrick Rothfuss
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But Taborlin knew the name of all things, and so all things were his to command.”
-- Old Cob (Chapter One)

Importance: Here, readers are first exposed to the arcanists, who control the material world with the correct faith spoken through words. This quote paves the way for the Kvote’s tale of his own life and the time he spends with Abenthy. Readers are also given to understand that all stories have a semblance of truth to them.

Power is okay, and stupidity is usually harmless. Power and stupidity together are dangerous.
-- Kvothe (Chapter Fourteen)

Importance: After Kvothe attempts to prematurely control the wind, Abenthy has a heart-to-heart with him. Kvothe realizes he has stupidly attempted to wield an immense amount of power. Because of this, he has almost been killed. It creates a sense of humility, and a drive to learn more.

All stories are true.
-- Skarpi (Chapter Twenty-Six)

Importance: While speaking with Kvothe, Skarpi explains that all stories he hears are...

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