Our list of the best quotes from Amazon Prime’s epic fantasy TV series, based on the book series of the same name by Robert Jordan. Set in a world where magic exists, but only women can use it, The Wheel of Time follows Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike), a member of the Aes Sedai, a powerful all-female organization of magic users, who embarks on a journey around the world with five young men and women, believing one of the five might be the reincarnation of a powerful individual prophesied to save the world or destroy it.
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1. Leavetaking'All we can do is the best we can with the life that's given to us. And take comfort from it. That no matter what happens, what pain we face, what heartbreak, even death, the Wheel keeps turning. Always. And we try again.' Click To Tweet
Moiraine Damodred: The world is broken. Many, many years ago, men who were born with great power believed they could cage Darkness itself. The arrogance. When they failed, the seas boiled, mountains were swallowed up, cities burned, and the women of the Aes Sedai were left to pick up the pieces. These women remembered one thing above all else, the man who brought the Breaking of the World. And him they named Dragon. Now, this man has been born again. We don’t know where or to whom. If he was reborn as a girl, or a boy. The only thing we know for certain is that this child is coming of age now, and we must find them, before the Dark does.
Liandrin Guirale: This Power, it’s meant for women, and women alone. And when you touch it, you make it filthy.
Lan Mondragoran: Where next?
Moiraine Damodred: The Two Rivers. There are rumors of four ta’veren there, all the right age.The Old Blood runs deep in those mountains. Let’s hope it’s prepared them for what’s coming.
'To be a woman is to be always alone and never alone.' - Nynaeve al'Meara (The Wheel of Time) Click To Tweet
Nynaeve al’Meara: This braid will remind you that you are a part of us, and we a part of you. To be a woman is to be always alone and never alone. So when the Dark surrounds you, and you see no Light, feel this braid, and know that we all stood before you. We all stand with you. As Wisdom of the Two Rivers, it’s my honor to welcome you to the Women’s Circle. Be strong, Egwene. Trust the river.
[suddenly pushes Egwene off the edge of th cliff and into the river]
Perrin Aybara: Come on. We’re talking.
Mat Cauthon: About what? You’re married, your life’s over. And Rand’s pining over Egwene, cold in the mountains, only the sheep to keep him warm.
Eamon Valda: Don’t be afraid, girl. An Aes Sedai should know, above all others, that sometimes, brutality is the only path to mercy.
Rand al’Thor: Would it not be a good idea to head inside some walls?
Moiraine Damodred: Walls won’t stop Trollocs. The only thing they fear is deep water.
Mat Cauthon: No wonder they smell like pi**.
Master Hightower: The Whitecloaks are right. You Aes Sedai, you’re monsters!
Moiraine Damodred: Be careful, everyone. There are things more dangerous than Trollocs in this world.
3. A Place of Safety
Lan Mondragoran: You think you know this world. You know nothing. The Dark One is coming for your friends. And Moiraine has fought his forces with everything she has.
Nynaeve al’Meara: If she cares about them so much, then why did she leave them?
Lan Mondragoran: She didn’t. I did. She can’t move, let alone find them in her condition.
Mat Cauthon: [as they’re seperated from Egwene and Perrin] Come on, Rand. Last thing you ever wanted to do was leave home. We both know that.
Rand al’Thor: It won’t be home without them.
Perrin Aybara: Do you think they’re alright?
Egwene Al’Vere: I don’t know. But I know where Rand will be headed. Back home.
Perrin Aybara: We can’t go back.
Egwene Al’Vere: We have to.
Perrin Aybara: We can’t. And they won’t either.
Egwene Al’Vere: And how do you know?
Perrin Aybara: Because I know Rand. He’ll go where he thinks you’re going.
Nynaeve al’Meara: [referring to Moiraine] If I help her, she best give me the answers I want.
Lan Mondragoran: Are you really in a position to be making demands?
Nynaeve al’Meara: It’s not a demand. It’s a threat. She’s going to die without treatment. You know that. I don’t see another Wisdom around here. Do you?
King of Ghaeldan: The Aes Sedai will come for you.
Logain Ablar: Those women. They should be following me, not fighting me. But they are afraid. Afraid the Dragon will break the world again, throw us back thousands of years, just like the last one did. They forget the Dragon is just as likely to save the world as break it.
Logain Ablar: There’s a place for anyone at my side. Even my enemies. The last Dragon broke the world. But I plan to bind it.
Moiraine Damodred: [referring to Logain] I want to meet this false Dragon.
Kerene Nagashi: He may be false, but there are thousands following him, true believers.
Moiraine Damodred: But you don’t believe it, do you?
Kerene Nagashi: Only Liandrin, Alanna, and I are strong enough to shield him from using the One Power. Even then, we have to work in pairs.
Moiraine Damodred: [referring to Logain] And the madness. How far gone is he?
Liandrin Guirale: He’s the same as any man who can channel, worse even. He actually proclaimed himself the Dragon and tried to march on the Tower. And we don’t need a trial to mete out the proper punishment.
5. Blood Calls Blood'Love's usually a bad idea. But still, we allow it to happen, or this life would be intolerable.' - Stepin (The Wheel of Time) Click To Tweet
Lan Mandragoran: A long time since we’ve been home.
Moiraine Damodred: Do you still think of it as home?
Lan Mandragoran: Don’t you?
Moiraine Damodred: This saddle is home. This cloak. These boots. This brooding man at my side.
Lan Mandragoran: [referring to the Tower] You think the other four are already there?
Moiraine Damodred: If they are, we’ll find them. And if they aren’t, well, we’ll find them.
Rand al’Thor: [to Mat] Please believe me. It was the Fade. You know you didn’t kill that family. You would never hurt that little girl.
'Always in such a rush, these humans. Never taking time to properly prepare for what they're walking into.' - Loial (The Wheel of Time) Click To Tweet
Moiraine Damodred: Do not underestimate the women in this Tower. Each of them has her own goal, her own agenda, her own pride and ambition. As powerful as you are, these women have spent decades honing their strengths, masking their weaknesses. And when news spreads of your presence here, which it will, you’ll be expected to become a Novice immediately. And if you’re not careful, those Tower politics will eat you alive.
Nynaeve al’Meara: If I’m as powerful as you say I am, maybe it’s you, Aes Sedai, who shouldn’t underestimate me.
6. The Flame of Tar Valon
Berden Sanche: [to young Siuan] A wise woman knows the breaking point of her line. Don’t push yours.
Young Siuan Sanche: Come with me, Papa.
Berden Sanche: Lass, I’d no more do that than a fish could touch the moon.
Young Siuan Sanche: Fish touch the moon’s reflection every night.
Berden Sanche: See? Too bloody clever for this place.
Young Siuan Sanche: I don’t belong there. At the White Tower. I should be here with you.
Berden Sanche: Siuan. Look at me. You’re going to do great things. And if any of them b****rds tries to shame you, you show them who you are. Siuan Sanche. Daughter of the river. Clever as a pike. Strong as the tides.
Siuan Sanche: [referring to Logain] That man deserved a fair trial before me, not battlefield justice.
Liandrin Guirale: We had no choice, Mother. He was the most powerful man I’ve ever seen. He’s lucky to be alive.
Siuan Sanche: You took the shawl many years ago, Liandrin. Have you forgotten your training? Shield first, gentle second, kill last of all.
Liandrin Guirale: But you didn’t see what he did to her!
Siuan Sanche: Our laws don’t exist to protect our lives, our comforts. They exist to protect our people from us.
7. The Dark Along the Ways
Nynaeve al’Meara: [referring to Mat] You need to open it again. We are not leaving without him.
Moiraine Damodred: He made his choice.
Rand al’Thor: Did he? Or did you make it for him?
Moiraine Damodred: You know the darkness in him. You know it better than anyone. Do you really think he’s ready for what lies ahead?
Rand al’Thor: Of course he is.
Moiraine Damodred: [referring to Mat] There’s an inherent darkness within him. He was drawn to the dagger, and it was feeding on him as much as he was on it.
Lan Mandragoran: What if it’s him?
Moiraine Damodred: Then I can’t let him within a hundred leagues of the Dark One. I already know what choice he’d make. And the one thing that we cannot afford is for the Dragon to turn to the Shadow.
Loial: To think that fruit trees once thrived on every island, that these pockmarked stone paths were once soft and verdant, covered in grass. But now, one wrong step, and you plummet into a void which knows no end. Or worse.
Egwene Al’Vere: There’s something worse than falling into a bottomless pit?
Loial: Oh, yes, certainly.
Lan Mandragoran: [to Nynaeve] I owe Moiraine three silvers. You were scowling. I bet on pouting.
Loial: I’ll ask for your patience.
Rand al’Thor: If he’s asking for patience, then we’re going to die.
Moiraine Damodred: [to Rand] Don’t touch anything here. The Blight is a rot which spreads from the Dark One’s prison and consumes everything in its path. Including young men in way over their heads.
Perrin Aybara: You know we can’t go. We have no idea where they are, where they’re going! Only Moiraine does. We’ll die in the Blight.
Egwene Al’Vere: I love him, Perrin.
Perrin Aybara: So do I.
Egwene Al’Vere: Are we alright?
Perrin Aybara: We’ll always be alright.
Moiraine Damodred: Was it hard?
Rand al’Thor: What?
Moiraine Damodred: [referring to Lan] To leave him behind.
'The world, it all feels so stable. The truth is it's not. Everything that means anything can be gone in an instant.' - Dark One (The Wheel of Time) Click To Tweet
Nynaeve al’Meara: Can you feel anything through the bond?
Lan Mandragoran: She doesn’t want to be followed. Not to what she’s facing now.
Nynaeve al’Meara: After the Trolloc attack in the Two Rivers, when I followed you, it wasn’t you who I tracked. It was her. She has a tell. I can show you how.
Lan Mandragoran: You would let me go without you?
Nynaeve al’Meara: You bring him back.