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.
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
The branches of the Great Tree grow without end, yet the Maker knows them all.
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.