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29+ quotes from Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson

Quotes from Mistborn Trilogy

Brandon Sanderson ·  2448 pages

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“Don’t worry that you aren’t giving people what they want. Give them who you are, and let that be enough.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Let them see my weakness, and let them see me overcome it.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“The right belief is like a good cloak, I think. If it fits you well, it keeps you warm and safe. The wrong fit, however, can suffocate.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“The Hero of Ages shall be not a man, but a force. No nation may claim him, no woman shall keep him, and no king may slay him. He shall belong to none, not even himself.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“For nothing is truly complete until the day it is finally destroyed.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“You just told me you liked me how I am.” “I do,” Elend said. “But I’d like you however you were, Vin. I love you. The question is, how do you like yourself?” That gave her pause. “Clothing doesn’t really change a man,” Elend said. “But it changes how others react to him. Tindwyl’s words. I think…I think the trick is convincing yourself that you deserve the reactions you get. You can wear the court’s dresses, Vin, but make them your own. Don’t worry that you aren’t giving people what they want. Give them who you are, and let that be enough.” He paused, smiling. “It was for me.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“You don’t stop loving someone just because they hurt you,” he said. “It would certainly make things easier if you did.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“You should try not to talk so much, friend,” he suggested. “You’ll sound far less stupid that way.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“A man can only stumble for so long before he either falls or stands up straight.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Don’t you see, boy? This is why you shouldn’t be king. Leave the job to men who understand their own corruption; don’t let it destroy you.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“He found insanity no excuse, however, for irrational behavior. Some men were blind, others had poor tempers. Still others heard voices. It was all the same, in the end. A man was defined not by his flaws, but by how he overcame them.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Because he knew we’d never rebel on our own, so he gave us no choice.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“At first glance, the key and the lock it fits may seem very different,” Sazed said. “Different in shape, different in function, different in design. The man who looks at them without knowledge of their true nature might think them opposites, for one is meant to open, and the other to keep closed. Yet, upon closer examination, he might see that without one, the other becomes useless. The wise man then sees that both lock and key were created for the same purpose.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Normal people did not hear voices. Zane did. He found insanity no excuse, however, for irrational behavior.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“How did one rationalize belief with no proof? How could they honestly expect him to have faith in something that taught of miracles and wonders in the far past, but carefully gave excuses for why such things didn’t occur in the present day?”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“You are offered proof only once you believe, but if you believe, you can find proof in anything. It is a logical conundrum.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“The life of a person is more than the chaos of its passing.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“She hadn’t spent as much time with Dockson as she had with Kelsier and Sazed—or even Ham and Breeze. He seemed like a kind man, however. Very stable, and very clever. While most of the others contributed some kind of Allomantic power to the crew, Dockson was valuable because of his simple ability to organize.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Suspicion is healthy in our profession—but only to an extent. I’d rather trust my men than worry about what will happen if they turn on me.” “That sounds foolish,” Vin said. “Is happiness foolish?”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“You don't stop loving someone just because they hurt you. It would certainly make things easier if you did.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“you do realize that you just left the writing desk behind to sit on the floor.” Vin looked up. “And?” “The purpose of a writing desk is, well, writing.” “But my papers are all over here.” “Papers can be moved, I believe. If they prove too heavy, you could always burn pewter to give yourself more strength.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“The religions in my portfolio weren’t useless after all, he thought, the power flowing from him and remaking the world. None of them were. They weren’t all true. But they all had truth.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Lately, I feel like my life is a book written in a language I don’t know how to read.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.” Elend”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“He created kingdoms, and then destroyed them as he made the world anew. We had the wrong gender all along.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“She’d felt … comfortable with Elend. Looking back on the experience, she realized that for those few moments, she hadn’t really been Lady Valette. Nor had she been Vin, for that part of her—the timid crewmember—was almost as fake as Valette was. No, she’d simply been … whoever she was.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Goradel frowned at that. “I don’t feel very expendable.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“And our differences?” Elend asked. “At first glance, the key and the lock it fits may seem very different,” Sazed said. “Different in shape, different in function, different in design. The man who looks at them without knowledge of their true nature might think them opposites, for one is meant to open, and the other to keep closed. Yet, upon closer examination, he might see that without one, the other becomes useless. The wise man then sees that both lock and key were created for the same purpose.”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


“Sometimes, people only seem determined upon one course because they have been offered no other options.” Sazed”
― Brandon Sanderson, quote from Mistborn Trilogy


About the author

Brandon Sanderson
Born place: in Lincoln, Nebraska, The United States
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