Lev Grossman Quotes.

1. "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."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

2. "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."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

3. "Everybody wanted to be the hero of their own story. Nobody wanted to be comic relief."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

4. "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."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

5. "He who completes a quest does not merely find something. He becomes something."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

6. "Genuinely social people never ceased to amaze him. Their brains seemed to generate an inexhaustible fund of things to say, naturally, with no effort, out of nothing at all."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

7. "You didn’t get the quest you wanted, you got the one you could do."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

8. "Magic: it was what happened when the mind met the world, and the mind won for a change."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

9. "That’s what death did, it treated you like a child, like everything you had ever thought and done and cared about was just a child’s game, to be crumpled up and thrown away when it was over. It didn’t matter. Death didn’t respect you. Death thought you were bullshit, and it wanted to make sure you knew it."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

10. "She still had her bad days, no question, when the black dog of depression sniffed her out and settled its crushing weight on her chest and breathed its pungent dog breath in her face. On those days she called in sick to the IT shop where, most days, she untangled tangled networks for a song. On those days she pulled down the shades and ran dark for twelve or twenty-four or seventy-two hours, however long it took for the black dog to go on home to its dark master."
- Lev Grossman, The Magician King

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