The Wheel of Time Lan Mandragoran Quotes [12 Quotes From our Favorite Warder]

The Wheel of Time Lan Mandragoran Quotes

These are a collection of our favorite Wheel of Time Lan Mandragoran quotes. Lan doesn’t say much, but when he does, it’s some of the most poignant prose in the WoT series!

The Wheel of Time Lan Mandragoran Quotes

You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyways.

Lan Mandragoran, The Eye of the World 

I will hate the man you choose because he is not me, and love him if he makes you smile. No woman deserves the sure knowledge of widow’s black as her brideprice, you least of all.

Lan Mandragoran, The Eye of the World

Death comes sooner or later to everyone unless they serve the Dark One, and only fools are willing to pay that price.

Lan Mandragoran, The Eye of the World

There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.

Lan Mandragoran, The Great Hunt

All men dream. But I know dreams for dreams. This is reality.

Lan Mandragoran, The Great Hunt

“He was better. But he thought I was finished, with only one arm. He never understood. You surrender after you’re dead.”


Anything can be a weapon, if the man or woman who holds it has the nerve and will to make it so.

Lan Mandragoran, The Eye of the World

We are alike in many ways, you and I. There is darkness in us. Darkness, pain, death. They radiate from us. If ever you love a woman… leave her and let her find another. It will be the best gift you can give her.


In war, you say a prayer for your dead and ride on, because there is always another fight over the next horizon

al’Lan Mandragoran

Quotes about Lan Mandragoran

Lan Mandragoran, you bloody wonderful man! You did it!


Lan told me once that Malkier lives so long as one man wears the hadori in pledge that he will fight the Shadow, so long as one woman wears the ki’sain in pledge that she will send her sons to fight the Shadow. I wear the ki’sain, Master al’dragoran. My husband wears the hadori. So do you. Will Lan Mandragoran ride to the Last Battle alone?

The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gai’don!

Weillin Aldragoran, Knife of Dreams

Wrap up

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