Quotes from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“In the end, all men die. How you lived will be far more important to the Almighty than what you accomplished.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Ah, the outdoors,’ Shallan said. ‘I visited that mythical place once.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

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“Authority doesn’t come from a rank.,” Kaladin said, fingering the spheres in his pocket.
“Where does it come from?”
“From the men who give it to you. That’s the only way to get it.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“The hallmark of insecurity is bravado.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Overcome your guilt. Care, but not too much. Take responsibility, but don’t blame yourself. Protect, save, help- but know when to give up. They’re precarious ledges to walk. How do I do it?” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“An excuse is what you make after the deed is done, while a justification is what you offer before.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“I will protect those who cannot protect themselves.
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Bitterness is repaid more often than kindness.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Sometimes we find it hardest to accept in others that which we cling to in ourselves.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“Let your actions defend you, not your words.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“What is it we value? Innovation. Originality. Novelty. But most importantly…timeliness. I fear you may be too late, my confused, unfortunate, friend.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Everything is a contest. All dealings among men are a contest in which some will succeed and others fail. And some are failing quite spectacularly.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Well, I myself find that respect is like manure. Use it where needed, and growth will flourish. Spread it on too thick, and things just start to smell.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


“I point out truths when I see them, Brightlord Sadeas. Each man has his place. Mine is to make insults. Yours is to be in-sluts.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“There is no greater indication of youth, perhaps, than the desire for everything to be as it should.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Words aren’t meant to be kept inside, you see. They are free creatures, and if locked away will unsettle the stomach.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

“Can’t be any harder than sitting here and having a staring contest with mortality.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings


Quotes from The Girl Who Found the Sun

“There is a perfectly logical explanation for everything. However, it’s impossible to have a rational conversation with a child who’s screaming in terror.”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“It started with the insects. Whole species died off one after the next. No one cared. Maybe if they had, we’d remember what the sun looked like.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“People aren’t supposed to live in burrows. We’re not damned rabbits.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

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“Not everything that looks like a dumb idea turns out bad, and sometimes, it’s the smart ideas that get us in the most trouble.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“There are three kinds of people. Reckless fools who don’t care how dangerous something is, those who understand the risk and stare death in the eye, and those who spend their whole life hiding under their beds.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Big problems always start off as small ones people think can wait until later.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“All wounds heal given enough time. Even the ones you want to hold on to.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Half of succeeding is acting like you know what you’re doing.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“When a person takes risks to serve a greater need, it’s heroic. Now, when they take risks for no good reason? That’s called having fun.”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Expect anything; regret nothing”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

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“People do stuff for all kinds of reasons, not all of ’em make sense. Don’t waste time being upset over why you did something. Figure out how you’re gonna deal with the consequences.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Biting doesn’t work too well for humans, so we invented stabbing, which soon became stabbing people far away with arrows. Then some genius came up with gunpowder, so we could stab people really far away. Somewhere after that came bombs and pumpkin spice. I’m not sure which one caused more casualties.”
-Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

“Used to be, I thought nuclear weapons were the most irresistible force made by humanity. Then I had a daughter. Uncontained fission has nothing on a three-year-old demanding something she’s set her mind on.”
Matthew S. Cox. The Girl Who Found the Sun

Quote of the Day: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Here are some of the best quotes from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I hope you enjoy!

“Once again you’ve put your keen and penetrating mind to the task and as usual come to the wrong conclusion!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you’ll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no . . . anything. There’s no chance at all of recovery. You’ll just — exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone forever . . . lost.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“What do we want to be prefects for?” said George, looking revolted at the very idea. “It’d take all the fun out of life.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“If all goes well, you will be able to save more than one innocent life tonight.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us?” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don’t let you off homework today. I assure you that if you do die, you need not hand it in.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Hermione, if Harry’s seen a Grim, that’s — that’s bad,” he said.
“My — my uncle Bilius saw one and — and he died twenty-four hours later!”
“Coincidence,” said Hermione airily, pouring herself some pumpkin juice.
“You don’t know what you’re talking about!” said Ron, starting to get angry. “Grims scare the living daylights out of most wizards!” 
“There you are, then,” said Hermione in a superior tone. “They see the Grim and die of fright. The Grim’s not an omen, it’s the cause of death! And Harry’s still with us because he’s not stupid enough to see one and think, right, well, I’d better kick the bucket then!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“I’m very busy with schoolwork, of course.”
“How can she be?” said Ron in horror. “We’re on vacation!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“HARRY, THIS IS NO TIME TO BE A GENTLEMAN!” Wood roared as Harry swerved to avoid collision. “KNOCK HER OFF HER BROOM IF YOU HAVE TO!” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

129 likesLike“The Forbidden Forest looked as though it had been enchanted, each tree smattered with silver, and Hagrid’s cabin looked like an iced cake.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban121 likesLike“Right, you’ve got a crooked sort of cross…” He consulted Unfogging the Future. “That means you’re going to have ‘trials and suffering’ — sorry about that — but there’s a thing that could be the sun… hang on… that means ‘great happiness’… so you’re going to suffer but be very happy…”

“That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger,” said Snape coolly. “Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“We let off a Dungbomb in the corridor and it upset him for some reason—” 
“So he hauled us off to his office and started threatening us with the usual—”
“—detention—”
“—disembowelment—” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Lily and James only made you Secret-Keeper because I suggested it,” Black hissed, so venomously that Pettigrew took a step backward. “I thought it was the perfect plan… a bluff… Voldemort would be sure to come after me, would never dream they’d use a weak, talentless thing like you… It must have been the finest moment of your miserable life, telling Voldemort you could hand him the Potters.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Best Quotes from Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

“I needed to say something. Something romantic! Something to sweep her off her feet.
“You’re like a potato!” I shouted after her. “In a minefield.”
She froze in place. Then she spun on me, her face lit by a half-grown fruit. “A potato,” she said flatly. “That’s the best you can do? Seriously?”
“It makes sense,” I said. “Listen. You’re strolling through a minefield, worried about getting blown up. And then you step on something, and you think, ‘I’m dead.’ But it’s just a potato. And you’re so relieved to find something so wonderful when you expected something so awful. That’s what you are. To me.”
“A potato.”
“Sure. French fries? Mashed potatoes? Who doesn’t like potatoes?”
“Plenty of people. Why can’t I be something sweet, like a cake?”
“Because cake wouldn’t grow in a minefield. Obviously.”
She stared down the hallway at me for a few moments, then sat on an overgrown set of roots.
Sparks. She seemed to be crying. Idiot! I thought at myself, scrambling through the foliage. Romantic. You were supposed to be romantic, you slontze! Potatoes weren’t romantic. I should have gone with a carrot.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“As she’d left, I’d glanced at her gun.
This time, when she’d pointed it at me, she’d flicked the safety on. If that wasn’t true love, I don’t know what was.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“I hadn’t been a nerd, mind you. I’d just been the type of guy who spent a lot of time by himself, focused entirely on a single consuming interest.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“We want what we can’t have, even when we have no right to demand it.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“My name is David Charleston.
I kill people with super powers.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

Reckoner Super Plan for Killing Regalia…

Step One: find Regalia, then totally explode her. Lots and Lots.

Step Two: put Val on decaf.

Step Three: Mizzy gets a cookie.

― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“That’s an answer in the same way that ketchup can be hair gel.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“As picky as a woman with her shoes,” Abraham grumbled.
“Hey,” I said. “That’s insulting.” I knew plenty of women who were pickier with their guns than they were with their shoes.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“If there was a universal law regarding mankind, it was that they’d find a way to ferment anything, given time.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“The two great constants of life. Food and death.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

“Oh, thank you, I thought, feeling an overwhelming sense of relief. Dancing was stressful—but murderous demigods, those I could deal with.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

10 Book Quotes to Inspire You

Hello my dear readers, I open my pages to you to give you some inspiration book quotes on this lovely day.

We all need some inspiration from time to time, so what better way to inspire than by some of the best authors in history?

If these quotes do inspire you, or you have others that you think might inspire others, let me know in the comments, or share it on social media!
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”


Oh! The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss

“Wherever you fly, you’ll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because, sometimes, you won’t. I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”


The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.” Quotes from books for kids often hold special meaning—for adults and youngsters alike.


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

“They say you really appreciate a garden only once you reach a certain age … There seems to be something miraculous about seeing the relentless optimism of new growth after the bleakness of winter, a kind of joy in the difference every year.”


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K Rowling

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if only someone remembers to turn on the light.”


The Dairy Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”


The Stand by Stephen King

“The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there…and still on your feet.”


The Cost of Living by – Arundhati Roy

“To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”


The Ambassadors by Henry James

“Live all you can; it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life.”


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Charlotte’s Web by E.B White

“‘Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.'”

Quote of the Day: Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan

“A man who trusts everyone is a fool and a man who trusts no one is a fool. We are all fools if we live long enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong. Perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing that. A portion of courage lies in going on anyway.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Your body is only clothing. Your flesh will wither, but you are your heart and mind, and they do not change except to grow stronger.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Great captains earned their reputation not just for laying brilliant plans, but for still being able to find victory after those plans began to fall apart.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“There was nothing a woman would not tell you if you kissed her enough.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“It was a simple truth; the Creator made women so men would not find life too easy.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Women lied to get a man into bed, and they lied worse once they had him there.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Light, women would believe anything about a man so long as it was bad. And the worse it was, the more they had to talk about it.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

“Stories have power. Gleemen’s tales, and bards’ epics, and rumors in the street alike. They stir passions, and change the way men see the world.” 
― Robert Jordan, Winter’s Heart

Quote of the Day: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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“Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth.

Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this Universe there shines a star.

But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many–perhaps most–of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first ape-man, his own private, world-sized heaven–or hell.

How many of those potential heavens and hells are now inhabited, and by what manner of creatures, we have no way of guessing; the very nearest is a million times farther away than Mars or Venus, those still remote goals of the next generation. But the barriers of distance are crumbling; one day we shall meet our equals, or our masters, among the stars.

Men have been slow to face this prospect; some still hope that it may never become reality. Increasing numbers, however are asking; ‘Why have such meetings not occurred already, since we ourselves are about to venture into space?’

Why not, indeed? Here is one possible answer to that very reasonable question. But please remember: this is only a work of fiction.

The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“But he knew well enough that any man in the right circumstances could be dehumanised by panic.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Unlike the animals, who knew only the present, Man had acquired a past; and he was beginning to grope toward a future.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“He was only aware of the conflict that was slowly destroying his integrity—the conflict between truth, and concealment of truth.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now, before you make a movie, you have to have a script, and before you have a script, you have to have a story; though some avant-garde directors have tried to dispense with the latter item, you’ll find their work only at art theaters.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Yet there was no violation of the laws of mechanics; Nature always balances her books, and Jupiter had lost exactly as much momentum as Discovery had gained. The planet had been slowed down – but as its mass was a sextillion times greater than the ship’s, the change in its orbit was far too small to be detectable. The time had not yet come when Man could leave his mark upon the Solar System.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Turing had pointed out that, if one could carry out a prolonged conversation with a machine—whether by typewriter or microphones was immaterial—without being able to distinguish between its replies and those that a man might give, then the machine was thinking, by any sensible definition of the word. Hal could pass the Turing test with ease. The”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Though the man-apes often fought and wrestled one another, their disputes very seldom resulted in serious injuries. Having no claws or fighting canine teeth, and being well protected by hair, they could not inflict much harm on one another. In any event, they had little surplus energy for such unproductive behavior; snarling and threatening was a much more efficient way of asserting their points of view.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey