By Yana BondarchukThu. 18 Apr. 20243min Read

10 Famous Eragon Quotes for Dragonborn

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10 Famous Eragon Quotes for Dragonborn

If you're a fan of epic fantasy adventures, you've likely encountered Christopher Paolini's captivating saga, "Eragon." Below, we explore some of our team's favorite quotes from this thrilling first entry in the "Inheritance Cycle."

"Eragon" is a novel by Christopher Paolini, first published in 2002. It quickly became one of the most beloved works in modern fantasy literature and continues to be a favorite among readers of all ages. Set in the mythical land of Alagaësia, the novel follows the young farm boy Eragon, who discovers a mysterious stone that turns out to be a dragon egg. 

"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


This profound wisdom from Saphira has always struck a chord with me, reminding readers to focus on the present. "Eragon" not only tells a story of adventure but also imparts lessons on mindfulness, a testament to Paolini’s depth as a young writer.

"One part brave, three parts fool." – Brom

Brom’s description of Eragon perfectly captures the essence of any hero's journey—bravery mixed with recklessness. This quote highlights the playful yet insightful tone Paolini uses to develop his characters, making them relatable and human.

"Books are my friends, my companions. They make me laugh and cry and find meaning in life." – Eragon

As a bibliophile, this quote resonates deeply with me. Paolini, who started writing "Eragon" when he was just 15, shows through Eragon’s love for books the power of literature to shape lives and destinies.

"Without fear there cannot be courage." – Brom

This piece of advice from Brom to Eragon during his training reflects the novel's exploration of bravery. It reminds us that courage isn't the absence of fear but the triumph over it, a universal message that encourages facing our fears.

"The greatest enemy is one that has nothing to lose." – Eragon

Eragon's realization about the nature of true danger reflects the stakes in his quest. Paolini crafts a narrative that is as much about understanding the enemy as it is about understanding oneself.

"It's better to ask forgiveness than permission." – Brom

Brom's rogue wisdom adds layers to his character and influences Eragon’s decisions. This quote has always intrigued me for its encouragement of taking initiative, a recurring theme in the adventures of Alagaësia.

"When the whole world is crazy, it doesn't pay to be sane." – The Twins

This cynical observation by The Twins offers a dark reflection on the state of Alagaësia under King Galbatorix’s rule. Paolini’s world, filled with conflict and tyranny, challenges characters to find their moral compass.

"You have only to gain, Eragon. And everything to lose." – Murtagh

Murtagh’s paradoxical warning to Eragon encapsulates the high-risk, high-reward nature of their journey. Paolini’s characters often grapple with such heavy burdens of choice and consequence, enhancing the saga’s tension.

"First, ignore the pain. It's amazing how much agony the body can endure if you just ignore it." – Brom

This lesson from Brom about endurance is both grim and inspiring. It speaks to the resilience required not just in battle but in all pursuits that demand persistence, mirroring the challenges Paolini faced while writing and publishing his novel.

"What is a worse loss? Losing something that you already have or losing the chance to have something that you've always wanted?" – Orik

Orik’s rhetorical question brings a philosophical depth to "Eragon," prompting readers to reflect on loss and desire. It’s a reminder of the novel's underlying themes of sacrifice and longing.

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