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  • #1
    Brandon Sanderson
    “To live is to have worries and uncertainties. Keep them inside, and they will destroy you for certain--leaving behind a person so callused that emotion can find no root in his heart.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Elantris
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  • #2
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “I took a deep breath, 'I took the nahlrout because I didn't want to faint. I needed to let them know they couldn't hurt me. I've learned that the best way to stay safe is to make your enemies think you can't be hurt.' It sounded ugly to say it so starkly, but it was the truth. I looked at him defiantly.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind


  • #3
    Ken Scholes
    “Watch for the ones who leave your mouth hanging open. Study them, find out what they love and what they fear. Dig the treasure out of their soul and hold it to the light.' He leaned in even closer now, so that Neb could smell the wine on his breath. 'Then Be like them.”
    Ken Scholes, Lamentation


  • #4
    Nicole Peeler
    “I wasn't running now so much as stumbling quickly, panting like a geriatric lion.”
    Nicole Peeler, Tempest Rising


  • #5
    Alexander Jablokov
    “Death is real, irreversible, and awful. Do you want some advice? Don't wait until you're dead to try to communicate. Do it now. You still have a chance. Not a great one, but a better one than you will have. If you think it's hard to get your point across now, and that no one really understands what you're about, just try it when you're dead.”
    Alexander Jablokov, Brain Thief


  • #6
    Michael Sullivan
    “There are no honorable causes. There is no good or evil. Evil is only what we call those who oppose us.”
    Michael Sullivan, Nyphron Rising


  • #7
    Michael Sullivan
    “That we are both right. One truth doesn't refute another. Truth doesn't lie in the object, but in how we see it.”
    Michael Sullivan, Nyphron Rising


  • #8
    N.K. Jemisin
    “There's truth even in tainted knowledge, if one reads carefully.”
    N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms


  • #9
    Peter V. Brett
    “We are what we choose to be, girl,' she said. 'Let others determine your worth, and you've already lost, because no one wants people worth more than themselves.”
    Peter V. Brett, The Warded Man


  • #10
    Nicole Peeler
    “...But I don't want you to be afraid to take risks. If it's worth it...If the person in his eyes is the person you want to be, the person you know you could be...then don't be scared...”
    Nicole Peeler, Tracking the Tempest


  • #11
    Frances Pauli
    “Remember this always: the fly, even in paradise, must always exist on shit.”
    Frances Pauli, The Fly in Paradise


  • #12
    Skyla Dawn Cameron
    “In hundreds of years,' she continued, voice darker and sober now, 'I've only let myself love two people. You don't have that kind of time, though. You're mortal. You don't get to make a lot of mistakes before you kick it and if you wait, you get screwed over.”
    Skyla Dawn Cameron


  • #13
    Philippa Ballantine
    “Be that as it may, we were--and no doubt, still are--held under scrutiny, with that whole Phoenix Society brouhaha. It is imperative we remain on our best behaviour, a feat that you did not exactly manage effortlessly with your shenanigans in Edinburgh.”
    Philippa Ballantine, The Janus Affair




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