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knights Quotes

19 of the best book quotes about knights
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“He was a true, a perfect gentle-knight.”
Geoffrey Chaucer
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The Canterbury Tales
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Chaucer the Pilgrim
The Knight
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“His worthy steed he then bestrode And forth upon his way he glode Like sparkles from a flame. And his crest he bore a tower And stuck thereon a lily-flower, God guard him from all shame!”
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“About a fair and gentle knight In battle, tournament and fight, Sir Topaz was his name.”
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“In the songs all knights are gallant, all maids are beautiful, and the sun is always shining.”
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“She sits on the bed to put them on. It is like a knight shoving his hands into a pair of steel gauntlets. As she wiggles the toe for fit, she lets her eyes stray across the slag heap of old LPs.”
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″‘I will be brave,’ thought Despereaux. ‘I will try to be brave like a knight in shining armor. I will be brave for Princess Pea.‘”
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“As a squire, your first duty is to your knight’s armor. Your knight’s armor is more important than your own life. If you damage or mislay a single piece of your knight’s armor, I will personally damage or mislay a piece of you. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart.”
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″‘I’m afraid that won’t be possible,’ the innkeeper said again. ‘The Black Knight with the White Shield isn’t here. He left earlier tonight.‘”
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“Not only must a knight be able to use weapons and prove himself knowledgeable in many fields, but above all he must prove that he is chivalrous and honest, brave and true. He must be knightly in every respect.”
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″‘I am not yet a knight,’ said Tiuri, ‘but if I were, I would promise it on my honour as a knight.‘”
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“His father’s name was also Tiuri and he was known as Tiuri the Valiant. Was he lying awake now, thinking about his son? Tiuri hoped he would become as worthy a knight as his father.”
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“You are the one I need. You have been found worthy of being knighted tomorrow, but you are still young and have no reputation for your valiant deeds. And yet I know I can trust you.”
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“He was a better officer than many who vaunted themselves illustrious, the best of all officers, in fact. Yet there he was, walking unhappily in the night.”
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″‘You will be knighted and you will have earned your knighthood,’ said the stranger. ‘A knight must help when his assistance is requested, must he not?‘”
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“Agilulf Emo Bertrandin of the Guildivern and of the Others of Corbentraz and Sura, Knight of Selimpia Citeriore and Fez, was certainly a model soldier, but disliked by all.”
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“Here were his famous colleagues, the glorious paladins, but what were they? Here was their armor, proof of rank and name, of feats of power and worth, all reduced to a shell, to empty iron, and there lay the men themselves, snoring away, faces thrust into pillows with a thread of spittle dribbling from open lips.”
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“Now you are in my power, to slay or spare as I will! And I will kill you forewith, unless you kneel and yield to me, confessing yourself to be a knight of little worth.”
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″‘My brother Kay must have a sword,’ he thought, as he rode slowly back. ‘It will be a shame and a matter for unkind jests if so young a knight comes to the jousts without a sword. But where can I find him one? I know! I saw one sticking in an anvil in the churchyard, I’ll fetch that: it’s doing no good there!‘”
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″‘Well, this was a brave youth,’ said Pellinore, ‘and if he lives, will be a mighty knight.‘”

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