garth nix Quotes

Bravery is about overcoming fear, not about not having it.

- Garth Nix, To Hold the Bridge

Blood trickled down his chin as he was hauled up onto his knees, the golden rope securing his arms behind him and his ankles together. Arthur looked up and saw the fizzing sparkling crown coming down. I’m Arthur Penhaligon, he thought desperately... The crown was wedged tightly upon his head- and Arthur fell silently screaming into darkness.

- Garth Nix

There were also very special or dangerous items that had to be fetched in person, or even by large parties of armed librarians.

- Garth Nix, Lirael

Be assured that any hurt to your spirit will pass in time. It is the nature of Death to take, but the nature of Life to give.

- Garth Nix, Lirael

Bravery is about overcoming fear, not about not having it. There's plenty I'm afraid of. Just not vampires.''We fear the unknown,' she said. 'You must know a lot about vampires.

- Garth Nix, To Hold the Bridge

I’m not going,” he said. He held up the Third key like a weapon. Sensing his mood, it grew longer and sharper, till he was holding a trident as long as he was tall... “And anyone who tries to make me is going to suffer.” “Twice,” added the voice under the table.

- Garth Nix

Nick shook his head and found to his surprise that he did have tears left after all. He wasn't surprised by a talking cat. The world was crumbling around him and anything could happen.

- Garth Nix, Abhorsen

If an action must be taken that will benefit the majority at the cost of the minority, is it morally indefensible? If an action taken for the benefit of a majority occurs at the expense of a minority, is it moral action?

- Garth Nix, Shade's Children

For all my longer works (i.e. the novels) I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on.

- Garth Nix

A breath?" she asked. She didn't want to kiss just any wooden man. He looked nice enough, but he might not be like his looks. A kiss seemed very forward. He might remember it, and make assumptions.

- Garth Nix, Sabriel

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.