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Jonathan Stroud

Datum narození: 27. říjen 1970

Jonathan Anthony Stroud je autorem fantasy knížek, určených převážně dětem a mládeži.

„Zdrhat jako o život je chvályhodný postup, ale mělo by se to dělat správným směrem.“

„Jediný špatný mág je neschopný mág.“

„According to some, heroic deaths are admirable things. I've never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you're also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking.“ Ptolemy's Gate

„One magician demanded I show him an image of the love of his life. I rustled up a mirror.“ The Amulet of Samarkand

„A dozen more questions occurred to me. Not to mention twenty-two possible solutions to each one, sixteen resulting hypotheses and counter-theorems, eight abstract speculations, a quadrilateral equation, two axioms, and a limerick. That's raw intelligence for you.“ Ptolemy's Gate

„Can you define "plan" as "a loose sequence of manifestly inadequate observations and conjectures, held together by panic, indecision, and ignorance"? If so, it was a very good plan.“ The Ring of Solomon

„Check out that one at the end. He's taken the form of a footstool. Weird... but somehow I like his style."

"That is a footstool.“
The Golem's Eye

„And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened.“ The Amulet of Samarkand

„Hey, we've all got problems, chum. I'm overly talkative. You look like a field of buttercups in a suit.“ The Golem's Eye

„Watch where you leave your victims! I stubbed my toe on that.“ The Amulet of Samarkand

„That did it. I'd gone through a lot in the past few days. Everyone I met seemed to want a piece of me: djinn, magicians, humans... it made no difference. I'd been summoned, manhandled, shot at, captured, constricted, bossed about and generally taken for granted. And now, to cap it all, this bloke is joining in too, when all I'd been doing was quietly trying to kill him.“ The Amulet of Samarkand

„Freedom is an illusion. It always comes at a price.“ The Bartimaeus Trilogy Boxed Set

„Besides, if you're going to die horribly, you might as well do it with style.“ The Ring of Solomon

„I had a chance at him now. Things were a bit more even. He knew my name, I knew his. He had six years' experience, I had five thousand and ten. That was the kind of odds that you could do something with.“ The Amulet of Samarkand

„A typical master. Right to the end, he didn’t give me a chance to get a word in edgeways. Which is a pity, because at that last moment I’d have liked to tell him what I thought of him. Mind you, since in that split second we were, to all intents and purposes, one and the same, I rather think he knew anyway.“ Ptolemy's Gate

„Believe me, I know all about bottle acoustics. I spent much of the sixth century in an old sesame oil jar, corked with wax, bobbing about in the Red Sea. No one heard my hollers. In the end an old fisherman set me free, by which time I was desperate enough to grant him several wishes. I erupted in the form of a smoking giant, did a few lightning bolts, and bent to ask him his desire. Poor old boy had dropped dead of a heart attack. There should be a moral there, but for the life of me I can't see one.“

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