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Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

I don't understand a word you're saying," snapped Odin.
"That's because you're throttlin' me, sir," said Sugar.
Odin loosened his grip. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Asa Maria Bradley

Can't a girl wear something pretty without you getting ideas of bedding her?" Naya reached up, putting her hand behind his neck to pull him down for a kiss. She'd never get enough of touching him. Of trusting him. — Asa Maria Bradley

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

And so Nat stood up and joined the group, and followed, and watched, and awaited his chance as the light of Chaos lit the plain and gods and demons marched to war. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

Thor looked at Maddy. "What d'you mean, Father?"
He had loosened his grip on Loki, who was now flattened against the cell wall as far from Jormungand as he could manage while Ellie, incensed at this latest invasion, lashed out at the serpent with her walking stick.
"Terrific," said Loki under his breath. "Come to Netherworld. Meet the kids. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Sophie Avett

That's it? That's all that happens after you topple from grace? We lose our rubies and rations?" Marshall smirked. "Woe is me. — Sophie Avett

Norse Mythology Quotes By Rick Riordan

Those movies... ridiculously inaccurate. The real gods of Asgard - Thor, Loki, Odin, and the rest - are much more powerful, much more terrifying than anything Hollywood could concoct. — Rick Riordan

Norse Mythology Quotes By Barack Obama

In our household, the Bible, the Koran and the Bhagavad Gita sat on the shelf alongside books of Greek and Norse and African mythology — Barack Obama

Norse Mythology Quotes By Rick Riordan

I love Norse mythology - Thor and Odin and Loki - amazing characters. — Rick Riordan

Norse Mythology Quotes By Penelope Lively

We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears. And the Bible. — Penelope Lively

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

And yet, it was still a performance. Odin and I both knew it. It was a kind of play, a dream of how things might have been if he and I had been capable of trusting each other for a change. And so we hunted, and sang, and laughed, and told heavily edited stories of the good old days, while each of us watched the other and wondered when the knife would fall. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Susan Fanetti

You know all your Norse mythology and chess references make you a nerd, right? Deep down under all that muscle, ink, and leather, you're a huge nerd. — Susan Fanetti

Norse Mythology Quotes By J. Aleksandr Wootton

Does Yggdrasil drink from it because it is the Well of Wisdom, or is it the Well of Wisdom because Yggdrasil drinks from it? — J. Aleksandr Wootton

Norse Mythology Quotes By Kendare Blake

He went crazy over Greek mythology, which is where I got my name.

They compromised on it, because my mom loved Shakespeare, and I ended up called Theseus Cassio. Theseus for the slayer of the Minotaur, and Cassio for Othello's doomed lieutenant. I think it sounds straight-up stupid. Theseus Cassio Lowood. Everyone just calls me Cas. I suppose I should be glad--my dad also loved Norse mythology, so I might have wound up being called Thor, which would have been basically unbearable. — Kendare Blake

Norse Mythology Quotes By Neil Gaiman

When the all-father in eagle form had almost reached the vats, with Suttung immediately behind him, Odin blew some of the mead out of his behind, a splattery wet fart of foul-smelling mead right in Suttung's face, blinding the giant and throwing him off Odin's trail.
No one, then or now, wanted to drink the mead that came out of Odin's ass. — Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Quotes By Michael Scott

I have always been interested in mythology and history. The more I read, the more I realized that there have always been people at the edges of history that we know very little about. I wanted to use them in a story and bring them back into the public's consciousness. Similarly with mythology: everyone knows some of the Greek or Roman legends, and maybe some of the Egyptian or Norse stories too, but what about the other great mythologies: the Celtic, Chinese, Native American? — Michael Scott

Norse Mythology Quotes By Juliet Marillier

Now he understood what it was to be a man: that it was to be weak as well as strong, to be foolish sometimes and wise sometimes, to know love as well as to kill. And he had learned that there were other paths for him, other gods who called in the deep places of the earth, in the lap of wavelets on the shore, in the breath of the wind. He had learned that there were other kinds of courage. He knew, with deep certainty, that the islands held a new path for him. He need only move forward and find it. — Juliet Marillier

Norse Mythology Quotes By A.S. Byatt

The black thing in her brain and the dark water on the page were the same thing, a form of knowledge. This is how myths work. They are things, creatures, stories, inhabiting the mind. They cannot be explained and do not explain; they are neither creeds nor allegories. The black was now in the thin child's head and was part of the way she took in every new thing she encountered. — A.S. Byatt

Norse Mythology Quotes By Neil Gaiman

Because," said Thor, "When something goes wrong, the first thing I think is, it is Loki's fault. It saves a lot of time. — Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Quotes By Simon Toyne

If you look at the great Westerns, and at Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology, they all contain elements in common: a harsh landscape; demons or outlaws trying to stop or kill the protagonist; and there are mythical legends at their core, innate in all cultures. — Simon Toyne

Norse Mythology Quotes By Angela B. Chrysler

Hjuki and Bil


Hjuki and Bil chased the moon,

With waters from Byrgir's well,

Upon their shoulders they did share,

Simul the pole and Saegr.



'Mani,' they cried and chased the sky,

'From Byrgir whence we came,

To water the earth and water your drink,

And water the seas with rain'.



Hati looked back and Skol ahead,

But Mani gave no reply,

For Hjuki he took, and bent his crook,

And Bil was taken thereafter.



Hjuki and Bil still chase the moon,

From Byrgir whence they came,

To water the earth and water the drink,

And water the seas with rain. — Angela B. Chrysler

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

Your wolf is eating that man. I thought you should know. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By P.K. Lentz

He weaves the threads of Norse and Greek mythology together with a cast from Atlantis, and a host of evil aliens bent on world destruction, to create the fabric of an epic adventure that transcends space and time.... — P.K. Lentz

Norse Mythology Quotes By Asa Maria Bradley

She swung her legs around his waist and crossed her ankles behind his back. "I like the way your mind works," she panted before losing herself in the sensation of his hardness rubbing against her core. Lief took the few steps across the room to the bed in record time and flung her down on the covers. He leaned back to tear his clothes off. "My mind hardly works at all when you are near." She chuckled leaning back on her elbows, enjoying the view of naked flesh being revealed. She rose up on her knees and traced the ridges on his chest and abdomen. As her fingers trailed down toward his proud shaft, he captured her wrists.

"Be careful." He smiled down at her. "I'm loaded and might go off any minute."

She laughed. "You've been watching too many old Western movies with Harold. — Asa Maria Bradley

Norse Mythology Quotes By Robert Low

I had forgotten that, while Thor hurls his Hammer from storm-clouds, Odin prefers his strike to come out of a calm sky. — Robert Low

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

I'm warning you now," said Freyja stiffly, "I have ... certain issues ... with Loki." (Maddy wondered briefly whether there was anyone in the Nine Worlds who didn't have issues with Loki.) — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Tim Schafer

I've always hated superheroes. I cannot stand them. I love Norse mythology, but I hate superheroes. They ruined movies, then comics, and now games. — Tim Schafer

Norse Mythology Quotes By Neil Gaiman

I learned the Norse gods came with their own doomsday: Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods, the end of it all. The gods were going to battle the frost giants, and they were all going to die.

Had Ragnarok happened yet? Was it still to happen? I did not know then. I am not certain now. — Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Quotes By A.S. Byatt

The reading eye must do the work to make them live, and so it did, again and again, never the same life twice, as the artist had intended. — A.S. Byatt

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

I happen to know that history is nothing but a spin and metaphor, which is what all yarns are made up of, when you strip them down to the underlay. And what makes a hit or a myth, of course, is how that story is told, and by whom. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Rick Riordan

My eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Pabst, had done her master's thesis on Tolkien. She showed me how the trilogy was patterned after Norse mythology. She was also the first person to encourage me to submit stories for publication. The idea of writing a fantasy based on myths never left me, and many years later, this would lead me to write Percy Jackson. — Rick Riordan

Norse Mythology Quotes By J. Aleksandr Wootton

Is it the Well of Wisdom because Yggdrasil drinks from it, or does Yggdrasil drink from it because it is the Well of Wisdom? — J. Aleksandr Wootton

Norse Mythology Quotes By Walt Simonson

I had been a reader of THOR in college. I had read the Stan Lee and Jack Kirby stuff. I had loved it. I had been a Norse mythology fan since I was a kid and was thrilled to discover a comic that was kind of based on Norse mythology-there's not a one-to-one correspondence, but there's no reason there should be. I was delighted to find it, and I didn't care that it wasn't exactly the myth. For one thing, Thor didn't have red hair in the comics. I was fine with that. — Walt Simonson

Norse Mythology Quotes By Deborah A. Higgens

I've always like Medieval literature. As a young girl I read mythologies and Norse legends, that sort of thing. I loved Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. While I was studying at Middle Tennessee State University for doctoral program I came in contact with more ancient literature. I examined older literature more seriously which intrigued and fascinated me very much; I was drawn to it.
For the book I used all my own translations of Beowulf from my doctorate. Culture is contained in language, if you study a language you'll see bits of culture, because the words are different and you see into the lives of the people. The Anglo-Saxon language touched me very deeply. Some of it is the heroic. Some of it is the melancholy. But there is also honor. You uphold, you fight to the death. Even if you watch movies, like Marvel comic book movies, like Thor: you want the great ones to win. Its even better if they have a fault. But you want the heroic character to win. — Deborah A. Higgens

Norse Mythology Quotes By Neil Gaiman

He is tolerated by the gods, perhaps because his stratagems and plans save them as often as they get them into trouble.

Loki makes the world more interesting but less safe. He is the father of monsters, the author of woes, the sly god. — Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Quotes By Neil Gaiman

If you survive in battle, it is with Odin's grace, and if you fall, it is because he has betrayed you. — Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Quotes By Neal Stephenson

Ymir," Luisa said, pronouncing it as she'd heard Sean do: ee-meer. A word from Norse mythology referring to primordial ice giants. Sean's code name for a particular hunk of ice that his project had identified, and that he meant to bring back. "Yeah. — Neal Stephenson

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

Seven o'clock on a Monday morning, five hundred years after the End of the World, and goblins had been at the cellar again. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Joanne Harris

Well, that's history for you, folks. Unfair, untrue and for the most part written by folk who weren't even there. — Joanne Harris

Norse Mythology Quotes By Snorri Sturluson

The old witch bears many giants for sons, and all in the shape of wolves; and from this source are those wolves sprung. The saying runs thus: from this race shall come one that shall be mightiest of all; he that is named Moon-Hound; he shall be filled with the flesh of all those men that die, and he shall swallow the moon, and sprinkle with blood the heavens and all the air; thereof shall the sun lose her shining, and the winds in that day shall be unquiet and roar on every side. — Snorri Sturluson

Norse Mythology Quotes By Karen Chance

Oh yes. I was telling you about my research into the old Norse sagas- the mythology of ancient Scandinavia. Have you read them?"
"Uh no."
"You'd like them, Cassie." He waved the hand with the chalk in it. "All sex and violence."
I frowned. "Why would you think that I'd- — Karen Chance

Norse Mythology Quotes By Michael Boatman

I've always been a mythology lover, and so I took a great deal of inspiration from the tales of various dark gods and popular versions of Hell from the Greeks and the Norse stories. — Michael Boatman