Wheel of Time Mat Cauthon Quotes

Mat is the most quotable character in Wheel of Time. He always has the perfect saying for any situation, and his sense of humor is spot on! Let’s dive into our favorite Wheel of Time quotes from Mat Cauthon.

Wheel of Time Mat Cauthon Quotes 

I’m a gambler, a farm boy, and I’m here to take command of your bloody army!

Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven 

Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today. —Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven

“Burn you, Nerim, that’s a leg not a bloody side of beef!”

“As my lord says,” Nerim murmured. “My lord’s leg is not a side of beef. Thank you, my lord, for instructing me. 

Nerim, to Mat, while sewing up his wounds, Lord of Chaos

I’m no lord. I’ve more respect for myself than that.

-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven

He was going to start having ‘I am not a bloody lord’ embroidered on his coat.

Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos

Bad habits pay off in the long run.

-Mat Cauthon, The Dragon Reborn

Halt here! Now! By the order of the Lord Dragon! Else he channel your head into your belly and feed you your own feet for breakfast!

Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven

Blood and bloody ashes.” -Mat 

When the poor blind fool they’ve chosen out for their Amyrlin gets here, I will do the talking. She can’t be very bright, or they’d never have been able to shove her into the job.

Mat Cauthon, to Egwene al’Vere, Lord of Chaos

Had Nynaeve and Elayne been cavorting with Jaichim Carridin and Elaida in the fountain beneath that statue of some long dead queen two spans or more tall and pointing to the sea, he would have passed it without a second look.

-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords

Oh, sheep swallop! Sheep swallop and bloody buttered onions!

Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords

He knew what it took to get into the histories. A man could get killed doing that sort of thing.

-Mat Cauthon, Winter’s Heart

Taking responsibility takes all the joy out of life, and drains a man to dust.

Mat Cauthon, Crossroads of Twilight

Precious. You have a pet name for me, so I thought I should have one for you, Precious.

-Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams

Now, that killed the goat.

Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams

A beautiful battle is one you don’t have to fight.

-Mat Cauthon, Knife of Dreams

Discovering what Rand could do had been like finding out his best friend tortured small animals and killed babies.

Mat, The Darkness Rising

We are going to tickle some Aes Sedai under the chin, rescue a mule, and put a snip-nosed girl on the Lion Throne. Oh, yes. That’s Aviendha. Don’t look at her cross-wise or she’ll try to cut your throat and probably slit her own by mistake.

-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos

I do read sometimes.

Mat Cauthon, The Shadow Rising

“I don’t know. They could put up a warning sign or something. Hello. Welcome to Hinderstap. We will murder you in the night and eat your bloody face if you stay past sunset. Try the pies. Martna Baily makes them fresh daily.” -Mat Cauthon, The Gathering Storm

Quotes about luck

Dovie’andi se tovya sagain. Time to toss the dice – Mat

I seem to have luck with dice.

-Mat Cauthon, The Great Hunt

Luck is a horse to ride like any other.

-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven

It’s good to be lucky.

-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords

What’s life like if you don’t take a chance now and then?

-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords

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Mat Cauthon Quotes about Women

If the world is ending, a woman will take time to tell a man something he’s done wrong.

-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos

It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” – Matrim Cauthon

The woman never wanted much. Just her own way. Like just about every other woman he had ever known.

– Mat (thinking about Tuon), Knife of Dreams

Only a fool married, and only a madman would marry Nynaeve.

-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Swords

In his experience, old memories or new, there are only two times a woman admitted she was wrong: when she wanted something and when it snowed at midsummer.

-Mat Cauthon, A Crown of Sword

All he wanted from life was some good wine, a game of dice, and a pretty girl or three.

-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven

Dance well with a woman and she’s halfway yours.

-Mat Cauthon, Lord of Chaos

Never kiss a girl whose brothers have knife scars.

-Mat Cauthon, The Fires of Heaven

Quotes about Mat Cauthon

Do I remind you of your sister? Or perhaps your mother?

-Tuon, after Mat’s first kiss, Knife of Dreams

Fortune rides like the sun on high

with the fox that makes the ravens fly.

Luck his soul, the lightning his eye,

He snatches the moons from out of the sky.

We’ll toss the dice however they fall,

and snuggle the girls be they short or tall,

then follow young Mat whenever he calls,

to dance with Jak o’ the Shadows.

song of the Band of the Red Hand, The Fires of Heaven

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Mat Cauthon Quotes in the Old Tongue

“Sa souvraya niende misain ye” (I am lost in my own mind) – Mat Cauthon, The Shadow Rising

Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande! Mordero daghain pas duente cuebiyar! Al Ellisande!

-Mat Cauthon, The Eye of the World

Carai an Caldazar! Carai an Ellisande! Al Ellisande! (For the honor of the Red Eagle! For the Honor of the Rose of the Sun! The Rose of the Sun!) – Mat Cauthon

Mia ayende, Aes Sedai! Caballein misain ye! Inde muagdhe Aes Sedai misain ye! (Release me, Aes Sedai! I am a free man, Aes Sedai! I am no Aes Sedai meat! Release me!) – Mat Cauthon

Deyeniye, dyu ninte concion ca’lyet ye (Majesty, by your summons do I come) – Mat Cauthon

Dovie’andi se tovya sagain (It’s time to toss the dice). – Mat Cauthon

Sene sovya caba’donde ain dovienya (Luck is a horse to ride like any other) 

Tia mi aven Moridin isande vadin (The grave is no bar to my call) – The inscription on the Horn of Valere

Mia dovienya nesodhin soende (Luck carry me through)

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Wrap Up

wheel of time mat cauthon quotes

We hope you’ve enjoyed Mat’s sarcastic, blunt take on life from his quotes from Wheel of Time!

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