Quote of the Day: Mistborn The Final Empire

Quote of the Day: Mistborn The Final Empire

“Belief isn’t simply a thing for fair times and bright days…What is belief – what is faith – if you don’t continue in it after failure?…Anyone can believe in someone, or something that always succeeds…But failure…ah, now, that is hard to believe in, certainly and truly. Difficult enough to have value. Sometimes we just have to wait long enough…then we find out why exactly it was that we kept believing…There’s always another secret.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“I’ve always been very confident in my immaturity.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“Belief?”
“Yes,” Sazed said. “Tell me, Mistress. What is it that you believe?”
Vin frowned. “What kind of question is that?”
“The most important kind, I think.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“How do you ‘accidentally’ kill a noble man in his own mansion?”
“With a knife in the chest. Or, rather, a pair of knives in the chest…” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

What? Is that boy crazy?”
“Most young men his age are somewhat crazy, I think,” Sazed said with a smile. “However, this is hardly unexpected. Haven’t you noticed how he stares at you when you enter a room?”
“I thought he was just creepy.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“Women? Women are like…thunderstorms. They’re beautiful to look at, and sometimes they’re nice to listen to-but most of the time they’re just plain inconvenient.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“I think given the choice between loving Mare – betrayal included – and never knowing her, I’d chose love. I risked, and I lost, but the risk was still worth it.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“That’s kind of what trust is, isn’t it? A willful self-delusion.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

“Are there any religions on your list that include the slaughter of noblemen as a holy duty?” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

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Quote of the Day: Baroque Works

Quote of the Day: Baroque Works

“Wake up princess, I’m tired of your useless ideals. It’s gotten pathetic. What good are your happy ideals if you can’t do anything to make them a reality? They’re nothing but dreams, and your dreams don’t stand a chance.”
-Crocodile

“Weakness is a sin.”
-Crocodile

“You might have lived wrongly as a man, or you might have lived wrongly as a woman. In the end, it’s a still a way of human. We may part under the real blue sky, but the Okama Kempo will strive.” 
-Mr. 2

Even in the depths of Hell… blooms a beautiful flower of friendship… leaving its petals as mementos… bobbing back and forth on the waves… may it one day bloom once more…the Okama Way.
-Mr. 2

Quote of the Day: The Dumbest Generation

Quote of the Day: The Dumbest Generation

Not many quotes from this week’s book, so I’ve thrown in a few other quotes I thought fit the theme. Hope you enjoy, and let me know what you think of them, or throw in a quote of your own.

“For education to happen, people must encounter worthwhile things outside their sphere of interest and brainpower.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.” 
― Mark Bauerlein The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“When a journalist in the audience asked if sticking solely to RSS feeds made her miss the “broader picture,” she snapped, “I’m not trying to get a broader picture.” 
― Mark Bauerlein The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future

“of writing instruction in both K–12 schools and colleges is a symptom of this cluelessness among professionals. We would not likely see such inconsistency, after all, if any one or two approaches to teaching writing had had any discernible success. To mention just a few examples of this inconsistency, some K–12 teachers (but not all) virtually equate good writing with correct grammar, but when and if those students get to college they are often told that grammar is overrated, if not completely unimportant. In some cases, students encounter these confusingly conflicting attitudes toward grammar side by side both in K–12 and college. In a similarly confusing way, “writing” in K–12 often means creative writing or personal narrative, but in college the term shifts without warning to mean rigorous exposition, analysis, and argument. This shift often comes as a surprise or shock to students—if they become aware of it at all—because neither K–12 schools nor colleges take responsibility for informing students about it, much less explaining and justifying it.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism

“The Digital Age promises to amplify their being—YouTube’s original motto was “Broadcast Yourself”—but, in truth, it only delivers a horde of users with identical devices echoing one another in cyberspace.” 
― Mark Bauerlein, Plough Quarterly No. 15 – Staying Human: The Tech Issue

Quote of the Day: Norse Mythology

Quote of the Day: Norse Mythology

“Because,” said Thor, “when something goes wrong, the first thing I always think is, it is Loki’s fault. It saves a lot of time.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Of course it was Loki. It’s always Loki.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“He said nothing: seldom do those who are silent make mistakes.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Loki was not evil, although he was certainly not a force for good. Loki was . . . complicated.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Fair enough,” said Thor. “What’s the price?” “Freya’s hand in marriage.” “He just wants her hand?” asked Thor hopefully. She had two hands, after all, and might be persuaded to give up one of them without too much of an argument. Tyr had, after all. “All of her,” said Loki. “He wants to marry her.” “Oh,” said Thor. “She won’t like that.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Rebirth always follows death.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“That was the thing about Loki. You resented him even when you were at your most grateful, and you were grateful to him even when you hated him the most.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

Loki makes the world more interesting but less safe. He is the father of monsters, the author of woes, the sly god.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Cease your weeping!” he said. “It is I, Loki, here to rescue you!”
Idunn glared at him with red-rimmed eyes. “It is you who are the source of my troubles.” she said.
“Well, perhaps. But that was so long ago. That was yesterday’s Loki. Today’s Loki is here to save you and take you home.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Loki’s green eyes flashed with anger and with admiration, for he loved a good trick as much as he hated being fooled.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“That is how the worlds will end, in ash and flood, in darkness and in ice. That is the final destiny of the gods.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

No one, then or now, wanted to drink the mead that came out of Odin’s ass. But whenever you hear bad poets declaiming their bad poetry, filled with foolish similes and ugly rhymes, you will know which of the meads the have tasted.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“Loki was trying to look serious, but even so, he was smiling at the corners of his mouth. It was not a reassuring smile.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“One of the dwarfs walked in front of Thor to get a better view of the prye, and Thor kicked him irritably into the middle of the flames, which made Thor feel slightly better and made all the dwarfs feel much worse.”
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

“This will be the age of cruel winds, the age of people who become as wolves, who prey upon each other, who are no better than wild beasts. Twilight will come to the world, and the places where the humans live will fall into ruins, flaming briefly, then crashing down and crumbling into ash and devastation.” 
― Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

Quote of the Day: Books Books Books

Quote of the Day: Books Books Books

“So many books, so little time.” 
― Frank Zappa

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” 
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” 
― Jane Austen,

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” 
― Mark Twain

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” 
― Neil Gaiman

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” 
― Groucho Marx

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” 
― Haruki Murakami

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” 
― Lemony Snicket

“Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” 
― John Green

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” 
― Groucho Marx

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” 
― J.D. Salinger

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” 
― Cassandra Clare

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” 
― Toni Morrison

“′Classic′ – a book which people praise and don’t read.” 
― Mark Twain

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 
― Jane Austen

“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.” 
― John Green

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” 
― Madeleine L’Engle

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” 
― Oscar Wilde

“… a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” 
― George R.R. Martin

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” 
― Stephen King

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.” 
― Sylvia Plath

“Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.” 
― Cassandra Clare

“Be careful about reading health books. Some fine day you’ll die of a misprint.” 
― Markus Herz

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” 
― Charles W. Eliot

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” 
― William Styron

Quote of the Day: The Path of Daggers

Quote of the Day: The Path of Daggers

“A secret spoken finds wings.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers 

“On the heights, all paths are paved with daggers.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“Sometimes six and six make a dozen, and sometimes they make a mess” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“Do you believe a man must be hard?” she asked. She was taking a chance. “Or strong?” By her tone, she left no doubt she saw a difference.
Again Sorilea touched the tray; the smallest of smiles might have quirked her lips for an instant. Or not. “Most men see the two as one and the same, Cadsuane Melaidhrin. Strong endures; hard shatters.”
Cadsuane drew breath. A chance she would have scoured anyone else for taking. But she was not anyone else, and sometimes chances had to be taken. “The boy confuses them,” she said. “He needs to be strong, and makes himself harder. Too hard, already, and he will not stop until he is stopped. He has forgotten how to laugh except in bitterness; there are no tears left in him. Unless he finds laughter and tears again, the world faces disaster. He must learn that even the Dragon Reborn is flesh. If he goes to Tarmon Gai’don as he is, even his victory may be as dark as his defeat.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“How do you know when a woman wants to kill you?” Rand mused. “When she knows your name?” Dobraine did not sound as if he were joking.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“You got further plucking the chicken in front of you than trying to start on one up a tree. Especially when the tree was in another country and there might not even be another chicken.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“Kittens tangle your yarn, men tangle your wits, and it’s simple as breathing for both.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“It’s one of the things men are for, taking the blame. They usually deserve it, even if you don’t know exactly how.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“Peel the apple in your hand, girl, not the one on the tree, Lini’s thin voice seemed to whisper in her ear. Tears are for after; they just waste time before.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

“Who knows a woman’s heart? Most women will shrug off what a man would kill you for, and kill you for what a man would shrug off.” 
― Robert Jordan, The Path of Daggers

Quote of the Day: The Name of The Wind

Quote of the Day: The Name of The Wind

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“We understand how dangerous a mask can be. We all become what we pretend to be.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“You have to be a bit of a liar to tell a story the right way.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Bones mend. Regret stays with you forever.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“I have stolen princesses back from sleeping barrow kings. I burned down the town of Trebon. I have spent the night with Felurian and left with both my sanity and my life. I was expelled from the University at a younger age than most people are allowed in. I tread paths by moonlight that others fear to speak of during day. I have talked to gods, loved women, and written songs that make the minstrels weep. You may have heard of me.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearthfires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal that burns a long, long while.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a person love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man’s will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.” 
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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