Rules for a Knight
by Ethan Hawke
“Grace is the ability to accept change. Be open and supple; the brittle break. Imagine that as a caterpillar transforms its shape, it must experience excruciating pain, while having no inkling of the exultation of flight.”
—Rules for a Knight, 71-72
Rules for a Knight is a little bit like a guidebook to some of the most important things in life. Written in the form of a letter on the eve of battle, a knight named Thomas hopes to impress upon his children the lessons he has learned throughout his life. He shares thoughts on solitude, humility, gratitude, pride, cooperation, friendship, forgiveness, courage, love, death, and more.
This small green book can be read in a single sitting, but the lessons it contains can be pondered for a lifetime.
Give to: your young adult friend looking for guidance or inspiration in life or to your grandfather as an addition to his wisdom.
Give as: a birthday gift to your pensive 17-year-old or as a high school or college graduation gift.
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