Namaste friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Fool Moon by Jim Butcher. Fool Moon is the second book in The Dresden Files series.
It’s hard to take much joy in a friend’s prosperity when your own business is about to go under.
Technology tends to foul up around wizards - flip on a light switch, and it’ll be the time the bulb burns out. Drive past a streetlight, and it’ll pick just then to flicker and die. Whatever can go wrong will, automobiles included.
I have what might be considered a very out-of-date and chauvinist attitude about women. I like to treat women like ladies. I like to open doors for them, pay for the meal when I’m on a date, bring flowers, draw out their seat for them - all that sort of thing. I guess I could call it an attitude of chivalry, if I thought more of myself.
I’m a wizard. That means I have power, and power and responsibility go hand in hand. I have a responsibility to use the power I’ve been given, when there is a need for it.
It’s been nearly a hundred years since the wolf went extinct in most of the United States. You’ve got no idea, none at all, of how dangerous they can be. A wolf can run faster than you can drive a car through most of Chicago. His jaws can snap your thighbones with one jerk. A wolf can see the heat of your body in the complete dark, and can count the hairs on your head from a hundred yards off by starlight. He can hear your heart beating thirty or forty yards away.
There’s more magic in a baby’s first giggle than in any firestorm a wizard can conjure up, and don’t let anyone tell you any different.
Magic comes from what is inside you. It is a part of you. You can’t weave together a spell that you don’t believe in.
It’s all right to be afraid. You just don’t let it stop you from doing your job.
Magic is a kind of energy. It is given shape by human thoughts and emotions, by imagination.
Sometimes it scares me how easy it is to get people to do what you want them to do, if you know something about them.
The very best wizards don’t need much more than chalk, table salt, and a wooden spoon to pull off some remarkable stuff.
Don’t mess with a wizard when he’s wizarding!
Concentrate on what you will do, not what you should have done.
I was a wizard. It was more than just a job, more than just a title. Wizardry was at the core of my being. It was my relationship with my magic, the way I used it, the things it let me do that defined me, shaped me, gave me purpose.
That’s the true power of a wizard. I know things. Knowledge is power.
Animals kill to eat, to defend themselves or their own, and to protect their territory. Not for the joy of it. Not for the lust of it. Only humans do that, wizard.
It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.
Magic comes from the heart, from your feelings, your deepest expressions of desire. That’s why black magic is so easy - it comes from lust, from fear and anger, from things that are easy to feed and make grow. The sort I do is harder. It comes from something deeper than that, a truer and purer source - harder to tap, harder to keep, but ultimately more elegant, more powerful.