Drizzt Do’Urden Quotes from the Icewind Dale Trilogy

Since I have been reading through the Icewind Dale fantasy books series, I have come across a number of Drizzt Do’Urden quotes.

In a few instances I have cheated a little by adding in some of the surrounding narrative, so while it’s not technically a Drizzt quote, I thought it helpfully enhanced what the drow ranger was saying.

Drizzt Do’Urden Quotes from The Crystal Shard

“I am Drizzt Do’Urden, of the house of Daermon N’a’shezbaernon, ninth family to the throne of Menzoberranzan.”

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drizzt do urden quotes from the Crystal Shard“The reality of existence here in Icewind Dale is harsh indeed, an environment unforgiving, where one mistake will cost you your life.”

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“I am living in a land of stark beauty and stark reality, a place where you have to be wary and alert and at your very best at all times.

I call this paradise.”

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Drizzt noted the glazed look of his friend’s eyes.  “You seek the sights that only your memory can see,” he said, well aware of the dwarf’s obsession with his ancient homeland.

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“We care lest our own lives be empty.”

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“Bah! A fine-cut gem, but no more!” Bruenor insisted.  “I’ve seen it meself, an’ it holds no spell on me.”

“The magic is too subtle for the eyes of a dwarf, and perhaps not strong enough to penetrate your thick skull,” laughed Drizzt.

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Even the vicious wars of Menzoberranzan, house against house, are rooted in tradition, are justified because that is the way it has always been.

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“My people kill,” Drizzt went on grimly.  “They kill without mercy.”  He locked his stare onto Wulfgar to make sure that the barbarian heard him well.

“They kill without passion.”

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“Where in the nine hells did you ever find the notion that I would fight fair?”

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The drow had two weaknesses: foremost was the thrill of battle, but a close second was the tingle of uncovering the booty of his vanquished foes.

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“Greetings, Akar Kessell.” He bowed low.  “I am Drizzt Do’Urden, ranger of Gwaeron Windstrom, guardian of Icewind Dale.  I have come to kill you.”

 

Drizzt Do’Urden Quotes from Streams of Silver

These are all Drizzt quotes I found while reading the second book from this wonderful series of fantasy novels, written by the famous fantasy author R. A. Salvatore.

“I pray that the world never runs out of dragons.”

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“Tantalizing.  The promise of death.”

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“How much my people have lost by walking in darkness,” Drizzt whispered into the night.  The pull of the mysteries of the endless sky carried the joy of his spirit beyond its normal boundaries and opened his mind to the unanswerable questions of the multiverse.

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“I know my friends and dismiss my enemies,” he stated with a finality that dismissed their worries.

“With a blade, ye do,” Bruenor added with a soft chuckle, though Drizzt’s keen ears caught the whisper.

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“Nostalgia is possibly the greatest of the lies that we tell our selves.  It is the glossing of the past to fit the sensibilities of the present.”

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“How many people long for that ‘past, simpler, and better world,’ I wonder, without ever recognizing the truth that perhaps it was they who were simpler and better, and not the world about them?”

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“Well, which do ye prefer, elf?” Bruenor asked later that day, “the jabs of a mad soldier’s spear, or the pokings of a wonderin’ wizard’s nose?”

Only Wulfgar, riding beside him, caught his mumbled reply.

“The road.”

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Beware the engineers of society, I say, who would make everyone in all the world equal.  Opportunity should be equal, must be equal, but achievement must remain individual.

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“ ‘Tis your road to choose,” said Drizzt.  “For ‘tis your search.  We walk beside you, but do not tell you which way to go.”

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“I guess more than I am told.”

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“I will come,” Drizzt promised.  “You do not need the Halfling to make me want to hunt you down, foul assassin.”

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Drizzt stood silently for a long while.  He bent low and picked a wildflower from the riverbank, rolling it over between his fingers and wondering if he and the Lady of Silvermoon might indeed meet again on more accommodating terms.  And where such a meeting might lead.

Then he tossed the flower into the Rauvin.

“Let events take their course,” he said resolutely, looking back to the camp and his closest friends.  “I need no fantasies to belittle the great treasures that I already possess.”

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