Christopher Paolini

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Characters are born from necessity.

Christopher Paolini (born 1983-11-17) is an American writer of fantasy fiction, best known as being the author of the Inheritance cycle.

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Eldest (2005)

When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.
Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.
  • The songs of the dead are the lamentations of the living.
    • Opening line
  • When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it.
    • Rhunon
  • No-one can function properly without occasional peace and quiet.
    • King Orrin
  • So tell me, is it true that men have ten toes, as is said?
    • Shrrgnien
  • Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn't exist and never shall. There is only now.
    • Saphira
  • Shall we dance, friend of my heart?
    • Eragon
  • Applied properly, it [logic] can overcome any lack of wisdom, which one only gains through age and experience.
    • Oromis
  • Those whom we love are often the most alien to us.
    • Oromis
  • Characters are born from necessity.
  • My father's work will not go unfinished, even if it takes me to the grave. That is what I want you, as a rider, to understand. All of Ajihad's plans, all his strategies and goals, they are mine now. I will not fail him by being weak. The empire will be brought down, Galbatorix will with dethroned, and the rightful government will be raised.
    • Nasuada

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  • It never struck me as interesting that I didn't go to school — we had our own little world. I always thought of kids who were going to regular school as if they're the others, the separate ones.
    • In an interview with The Guardian

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