Tanis’ Quotes


Dragons of Autumn Twilight

“Flint sat back down on the stone and began to carve once more. He scowled up at Tanis. ‘Why the beard? You were ugly enough.'”(14)

((Flint and Tanis were just reunited))

“‘Elven wanderer, turn from your coarse and leave the dwarf behind. We are the spirits of those poor souls Flint Fireforge left on the barroom floor. Did we die in combat?’

‘No! We died of shame, cursed by the ghost of the grape for not being able to out drink a hill dwarf.’

‘Damn the eyes of elves!’ The spectral voice turned merry. ‘And damn the beards of dwarves!’

‘Wouldn’t you know it?’ Flint groaned. ‘Tasslehoff Burrfoot'”(17)

((Tas meeting Flint and Tanis))

“‘Please, Sturm,’ Tanis said quietly. ‘Trust me. This is not our time to die.’

Sturm hesitated, glancing around at the goblins inside the Inn. They stood back, fearful of his sword and his skill, but he knew they would charge in a rush if he made the slightest move. ‘It is not our time to die.’ What odd words. Why had Tanis said them? Did a man ever have a ‘time to die’? If so, Sturm realized, this wasn’t it- not if he could help it. There was no glory dying in an Inn, trampled by stinking, flapping goblin feet.” (281)


The Companions

“Flint paused to glare at the half elf. ‘That doorknob of a kender would take so long telling about the time his Uncle Trapspringer was in a similar predicament that he’d totally forget what he was supposed to be doing.'” (114)

“‘Whose side are you on, Tasslehoff?’ he ((Tanis)) asked sternly.
‘Why, Tanis,’ said Tas, genuinely hurt. ‘What a question to ask! I’m on your side, of coarse. Aren’t you on mine? It’s just me and Raistlin against all these minotaurs, and we could sure use some help.'” (299)

Other Books

The Soulforge

“‘You leave him out of this!’ she told him, her voice soft and lethal. ‘If you think I would demean myself by sleeping with a man to get information, you’re wrong, my friend.'”(166)

((Kitiara talking to a man about Tanis, this quote actually gives me more respect for her))

“Raistlin regarded Tanis with a new understanding and compassion. He is doomed, the young man reflected. In neither world can he ever be truly happy. Talk of the gods playing a cruel joke on someone!”(189)

((Raistlin on Tanis’s life))

“Tanis paid the fine levied on those who ‘knowingly and willingly associate with kender'”(224)

((After Tanis bails Tas out of jail))

‘You’ll likely be in some jail in five years,’ Flint muttered.”

((Tanis mentioned the plan to meet in the Inn of the Last Home again))

Last modified on October 25, 2009