brandon sanderson Quotes

Pain lost it's power when other things became more important.Kahar didn't need a potion or an Aon to save him-he just needed something to do.-Brandon sanderson(Elantris)

- Brandon Sanderson

If you can read the book and say, ‘Space Marines, YEEEAAAHHH!’ That’s Military Science Fiction.” (Brigham Young writing lecture, March 2012)

- Brandon Sanderson

I wish that I could know you. Not your soul, but you. I've read about you; I've seen into your heart. I've rebuilt your soul, as best I could. But that isn't the same. It isn't knowing someone, is it? That's knowing about someone.

- Brandon Sanderson, The Emperor's Soul

Sometimes Vin imagined she was like the ash, or the wind, or the mist itself. A thing without thought, capable of simply being, not thinking, caring, or hurting. Then she could

- Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

To their simple, degenerate minds there was only one thing to do when faced by a God more powerful than their own: Convert.Brandon Sanderson(Elantris)

- Brandon Sanderson, Elantris

He'd never been an optimist. He saw the world as it was, or he tried to. That was a problem, though, when the truth he saw was so terrible.

- Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Too many scholars think of research as purely a cerebral pursuit. If we do nothing with the knowledge we gain, then we have wasted our study. Books can store information better than we can--what we we do that books cannot is interpret. So if one is not going to draw conclusions, then one might as well just leave the information in the texts.

- Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Oh my lovely princess,"Raoden whispered. "You probably mean well, but handing these people food is the worst thing you could do to them."-Brandon Sanderson(Elantris)

- Brandon Sanderson, Elantris

That's what trust is. It's about giving someone else power over you. Power to hurt you.

- Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

I don't want to make people mad. I just... well, how can people get better if you don't tell them what you honestly think?

- Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Knights of Crystallia

You focus on telling stories,
we do everything else.