Quotes from ‘The Secrets of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel’ Series by Michael Scott

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The Alchemyst

The Alchemyst

“At the heart of every legend there is a grain of truth.”

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“Every story starts with an idea, but it is the characters that move this idea forward.”

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“But what science cannot understand, it dismisses.”

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“Great change always comes down to the actions of a single person.”

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“To remain unknown in this modern world: that, indeed, is real power.”

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“Wait. Look. Notice. If you keep those three words in mind, you just might survive the next few days.”

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“Love is the water of life, drink deeply.”

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“Once you have been touched by magic, you are forever changed. You leave a trail.”

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“The two that are one, the one that is all!”

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“We had little or no emotion. We lacked the capacity to feel fear, to experience love, to enjoy the sensations of happiness and delight.The finest warriors are not only those who do not fear, but those who are without anger.”

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“What you call magic is nothing more than an act of the imagination fired by the senses, then given shape by the power of your aura.”

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“When you’ve lived as long as I have, nothing much surprises you.”

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“Here words can kill – literally.”

The Magician

The Magician

“The best lie is wrapped around a core of truth.”

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“If you tell people everything you take away their opportunity to learn.”

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“And in their rush to create wonders, they have ignored the wonders all around them, ignored the mysteries, the beauty.”

The Sorceress

The Sorceress

“I spend all my time trying to keep thoughts away and ignore them….But here you are, trying to remember your own life, writing your thoughts down so that you don’t forget. I suddenly realized what it would be like not to know, not to remember.”

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“We humans are nothing more than the sum of our memories and experiences.”

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“The line between confidence and arrogance is very fine. And the line between arrogance and stupidity even finer.”

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“There have always been people like you. People who think they know what’s best, who decide what people should see and read and listen to, who ultimately try to shape how the rest of the world think and acts. I’ve spent my entire life fighting the likes of you.”

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“Master the rules of the game until you can play it better they can.”

The Necromancer

The Necromancer

“You are not living, you are surviving.”

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“There is always something to see, if you only know how to look.”

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“Even that. What is the point in living forever, if it is not with the woman I love?”

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“But the truth is a double-edged sword; it is a dangerous thing.”

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“I am not afraid to die because I know that when we go, we will go together. It is living without you that would be unbearable.”

The Warlock
The Warlock

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

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“The strong survive, but the courageous triumph.”

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“So you should be able to see them clearly in your imagination. We always find it easier to visualize what we fear; it’s what keeps us afraid of the dark.”

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“The promise given was necessity of the past: the word borken is a necessity of the present.”

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“The day we stop learning is the day we die.”

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“Knowledge itself is never dangerous, it is how that knowledge is used that is dangerous.”

The Enchantress

The Enchantress

“When in doubt, we follow our hearts. Words can be false, images and sounds can be manipulated. But heart is always true.”

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“What is the greatest mistake a parent can make? To believe that your children will be just like you.”

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“We do not always get what we want. Sometimes life presents us with surprises.”

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“Distance makes everything beautiful.”

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“A demonstration is more than worth a thousand words.”

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