Volume 1

Ruby Rose

If it were up to me, you'd be sent home, with a pat on the back... and a slap on the wrist!
—Glynda, to Ruby Rose
Hello, and welcome to Beacon. My name is Glynda Goodwitch. You are among a privileged few who have received the honor of being selected to attend this prestigious academy! Our world is experiencing an incredible time of peace, and as future Huntsmen and Huntresses, it is your duty to uphold it. You have demonstrated the courage needed for such a task, and now it is our turn to provide you with the knowledge and the training to protect our world.
—Glynda's speech aboard the airship, to the new Beacon Academy students

The First Step

Now, I'm sure many of you have heard rumors about the assignment of teams. Well, allow us to put an end to your confusion. Each of you will be given teammates... today.
—Glynda, addressing students at the initiation

The Emerald Forest, Pt.2

I can't possibly imagine those two getting along.
—Glynda, expressing misplaced doubts about Lie Ren and Nora Valkyrie
I don't care what his transcripts say; that Jaune fellow is not ready for this level of combat.
—Glynda, on Jaune Arc


Mr. Arc, it's been weeks now. Please try to refer to your Scroll during combat.
—Glynda, reprimanding Jaune on his command of his Aura
We wouldn't want you to be gobbled up by a Beowolf, now, would we?
—Glynda, mockingly reprimanding Jaune

Forever Fall

Professor Peach has asked all of you to collect samples from the trees deep inside this forest, and I'm here to make sure none of you die while doing so.
—Glynda, explaining the reason for the students being in the Forever Fall forest

Volume 2

Best Day Ever

Children, please, do not play with your food.
—Glynda, to teams RWBY and JNPR, after their food fight

Welcome to Beacon

Ironwood certainly loves bringing his work wherever he travels.
—Gynda, to Ozpin about General James Ironwood's escort fleet


And remember, the dance is this weekend. But you all have your first mission on Monday. I will not accept any excuses.
—Glynda, to all of the students in the arena

Field Trip

Why must your answer to everything involve a triumphant display of military bravado!?
—Glynda, questioning Ironwood's methods

Mountain Glenn

Ozpin has experience that the rest of us lack. And I think that's something worth remembering.
—Glynda, to Ironwood in regards to Ozpin

Volume 3

It's Brawl in the Family

He's always drunk!
—Glynda to Winter, about Qrow Branwen


The Maidens have existed for thousands of years, but much like in nature, the seasons change. No two summers are alike. When a Maiden dies, her power leaves her body and seeks out a new host, ensuring that the seasons are never lost and that no individual can hold onto the power forever.
—Glynda, explaining the succession of Maidens to Pyrrha Nikos
At first, the only thing that was certain was that the powers were specifically passed onto young women, but as time went on, it was discovered that the selection process was much more intimate. As we understand it now, when a Maiden dies, the one who is in her final thoughts is the first candidate to inherit her power.
—Glynda, explaining how a Maiden's power chooses its next host to Pyrrha
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