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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Quotes

21 of the best book quotes from The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
  1. #1
    Or one might take the tip of the pencil and magnify it. One reaches the point where a stunning realization strikes home: The pencil tip is not solid; it is composed of atoms which whirl and revolve like a trillion demon planets. What seems solid to us is actually only a loose net held together by gravity.
  2. #2
    They were close to the end of the beginning.
  3. #3
    “Time’s the thief of memory.”
  4. #4
    Where the world ends is where you must begin.
  5. #5
    “The man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.”
  6. #6
    Long days and pleasant nights.
  7. #7
    Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as equals? There is an offer you will get rarely, Roland.
  1. #8
    I do not aim with my hand; he who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I aim with my eye.
  2. #9
    “The greatest mystery the universe offers is not life but size.”
  3. #10
    First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.
  4. #11
    I don’t like people.
  5. #12
    They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.
  6. #13
    “Go then, there are other worlds than these.”
  7. #14
    You see? Size defeats us. For the fish, the lake in which he lives is the universe.

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  1. #15
    Only equals speak the truth, that’s my thought on’t. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard. How tiresome!
  2. #16
    I do not kill with my gun; he who kills with his gun has forgotten the face of his father.
    I kill with my heart.
  3. #17
    What does the fish think when he is jerked up by the mouth through the silver limits of existence and into a new universe where the air drowns him and the light is blue madness? Where huge bipeds with no gills stuff it into a suffocating box and cover it with wet weeds to die?
  4. #18
    “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.”
  5. #19
    Do any men grow up or do they only come of age?
  6. #20
    “Was there ever a trap to match the trap of love?”
  7. #21
    I do not shoot with my hand; he who shoots with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.
    I shoot with my mind.
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