D'ni proverbs

These proverbs have been sourced from a number of locations, including some that are no longer available.


Lose your questions and you will find your answers.
- Riven Manual

The reader is entertained by the journey of another, but the writer is the changer of worlds.
- Old Cyan homepage

The rock is hard, the rock-biter is patient.
- Book of Ti'ana

To live in the past is to die in the present.
- Atrus' Journal in Riven

A Tree falls; a page arises.
A scarab is captured; ink is released.
Life is taken; an Age is given.
- D'niGuild.com

A seedling does not attempt to replace a tree that went before it. It seeks only to grow.

The head is hard, the rock is harder
- D'niGuild.com

The branches of the Great Tree grow without end, yet the Maker knows them all.
- D'niGuild.com

Time teaches many things. It is the rock in which we bore.
- Book of Ti'ana (p14, hardback)

Between guessing and knowing is a long dark tunnel.
- Kahlis, The Book of Ti'ana

Gaining one's freedom is but the first step to achieving it.
- Gat, The Book of D'ni

Every journey is simply a series of steps, but the first step is not always simple.
- DRC Homepage.