Magic: The Gathering - Quotes from Flavor Texts

Magic: The Gathering is both a trading card and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield. Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic was the first trading card game created and it continues to thrive, with approximately twenty million players as of 2015, and over twenty billion Magic cards produced in the period of 2008 to 2016 alone. Magic can be played by two or more players in various formats, which fall into two categories: constructed and limited.

Magic: The Gathering - Quotes from Flavor Texts

Success is one part inspiration, nine parts desperation.

Success, Despair, InspirationMagic: The Gathering, Crude Rampart
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He traded sand for skins, skins for gold, gold for life. In the end, he traded life for sand.

Magic: The Gathering, Squandered Resources
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No rest. No mercy. No matter what.

Magic: The Gathering, Akroma's Memorial
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There is no 'I' in 'team', but there is a 'we' in 'weapon'.

TeamMagic: The Gathering, Catapult Master
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"If there can be no victory, then I will fight forever."
- Koth of the Hammer

Magic: The Gathering, by Darksteel Plate
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What doesn't grow dies. And what dies grows the Tarmogoyf.

Magic: The Gathering, by Tarmogoyf
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A lie always returns; be careful how you catch it.

LiesMagic: The Gathering, Boomerang
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Good strategists sieze opprotunities.
Great strategists make their own.

ChancesMagic: The Gathering, Shelter
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'Destiny, chance, fate, fortune -they're all just ways of claiming your success without claiming your failures.'
- Gerrard of the Weatherlight

Happiness, Failures, Fate & Destiny, ChanceMagic: The Gathering, Pendrell Drake
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The mages found strange ways to spend their free time. Occasionally, they had contests to see whose kite was eaten last.

Magic: The Gathering, Pendrell Drake
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Which is worse, nothing to defend, or no one to defend it?

MeaningMagic: The Gathering, Troubled Healer
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'It is the duty of the strong to oppose any who threaten the weak.'
- The Southern Paladin

Duty, Responsibility, StrengthMagic: The Gathering, Vengeance
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'It could be worse', said Gerrard, looking around. 'Well, maybe not...'

Magic: The Gathering, Shackles
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'Day 31: I finally succeeded in my time reversal experiment!
Day 30: I might have a problem here.'
- Journal of the Prime Izmagnus

Magic: The Gathering, Inspiration
 
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'Stray not into the path of darkness, or be lost forever.'
- Baki, Wizard Attendant

Magic: The Gathering, Dark Maze
 
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The cautious are wary of their enemies.
The wise are also wary of their friends.

SafetyMagic: The Gathering, Cephalid Snitch
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Slow and steady may not always win the race, but at least it doesn't end up splattered on the walls.

SafetyMagic: The Gathering, Overeager Apprentice
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'Scholars possess such lofty knowledge that it shouldn't be surprising when they fall.'
- Hapless Researcher

Magic: The Gathering, Hapless Researcher
 
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'By definition, madness ends in one of two ways: clarity... or death.'
- Frantic Purification

Craziness & WeirdnessMagic: The Gathering, Frantic Purification
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'One thought opens a thousand eyes.
One sun brings a thousand dawns.'
- Lightbringer Creed

Magic: The Gathering, Lightbringer
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'I don't rub salt in wounds. I use sulfur.'
- Matoc, Lavamancer

Magic: The Gathering, Flaring Pain
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