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  • #1
    Neal Shusterman
    “Sure, I can talk like you, but I choose not to, It's like an art, you know? Picasso had to prove to the world he could paint the right way, before he goes putting both eyes on the side of a face... See if you paint wrong because that's the best you can do, you just a chump. But you do it because you want to? Then you're an artist...You can take that to the grave and dig it up when you need it.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #2
    Neal Shusterman
    “Nice socks.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #3
    Neal Shusterman
    “I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #4
    Neal Shusterman
    “You can't change laws without first changing human nature.'
    -Nurse Greta

    You can't change human nature without first changing the law.'
    -Nurse Yvonne”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #5
    Neal Shusterman
    “Roland glares at Connor and Connor glares back. Then he says what he always says at moments like this.
    "Nice socks."
    Although Roland doesn't look down right away, it derails him just enough for him to back off. He doesn't check to see if his socks match until he thinks Connor isn't looking. And the moment he does, Connor snickers. Small victories are bet­ter than none.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #6
    Neal Shusterman
    “[...] every time he forces himself to think before acting, it's her voice in his head telling him to slow down. He wants to tell her, but she's always so busy in the medical jet—and you don't just go to somebody and say, "I'm a better person because you're in my head.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #7
    Neal Shusterman
    “Fight, flight, and screw up royaly.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #8
    Neal Shusterman
    “Statistically speaking, there's a better chance that some part of me will go on to greatness somewhere in the world. I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless.”
    Neal Shusterman


  • #9
    Neal Shusterman
    “In this world, there is a fine line between enlightenment and brain damage.”
    Neal Shusterman, Antsy Does Time


  • #10
    Neal Shusterman
    “It holds no fear for her now, because the shark has been tamed by the soul of a boy. No--the soul of a man.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind
    tags: risa


  • #11
    Neal Shusterman
    “Looks are deceiving," Risa says. "After all, when I first saw you I thought you looked reasonably intelligent.”
    Neal Shusterman, Unwind


  • #12
    Brandon Sanderson
    “By now, it is probably very late at night, and you have stayed up to read this book when you should have gone to sleep. If this is the case, then I commend you for falling into my trap. It is a writer's greatest pleasure to hear that someone was kept up until the unholy hours of the morning reading one of his books. It goes back to authors being terrible people who delight in the suffering of others. Plus, we get a kickback from the caffeine industry...”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians


  • #13
    Brandon Sanderson
    “It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time...The losses are what define a man's faith.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension


  • #14
    Brandon Sanderson
    “If you're always on time, it implies that you never have anything better you should be doing. -Kelsier”
    Brandon Sanderson


  • #15
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Authors also create lovable, friendly characters, then proceed to do terrible things to them, like throw them in unsightly librarian-controlled dungeons. This makes readers feel hurt and worried for the characters. The simple truth is that authors like making people squirm. If this weren't the case, all novels would be filled completely with cute bunnies having birthday parties.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians


  • #16
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Personally, I say, "Out of the frying pan and into the deadly pit filled with sharks who are wielding chainsaws with killer kittens stapled to them." However, that one's having a rough time catching on.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones


  • #17
    Brandon Sanderson
    “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, Mistborn: The Final Empire


  • #18
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Well Vin says that there's something behind all this, right? Some evil force of doom or whatever? Well, if I were said force of doom, then I certainly wouldn't have used my powers to turn the land black. It just lacks flair. Red. Now, that would be an interesting color. Think of the possibilities--if the ash were red, the rivers would run like blood. Black is so monotonous that you can forget about it, but red--you'd always be thinking, 'Why, look at that. That hill is red. That evil force of doom trying to destroy me certainly has style.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages


  • #19
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker


  • #20
    Brandon Sanderson
    “But you can't kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that one thing you've never been able to kill, no matter how hard you try. I am hope.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire


  • #21
    Brandon Sanderson
    “You're a very difficult person to manipulate, you know."
    "Nonsense," he said. "You just have to promise me that I won't have to do a thing, and then I'll do anything you want."
    "Anything?"
    "Anything that doesn't require doing anything."
    "That's nothing, then."
    "Is it?"
    "Yes."
    "Well, that's something.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Warbreaker


  • #22
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler."
    Kelsier: Ah, but being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I'm far more than just a 'mild' annoyance--people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?”
    Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire


  • #23
    Brandon Sanderson
    “So, there I was, tied to an altar made from outdated encyclopedias, about to get sacrificed to the dark powers by a cult of evil Librarians.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians


  • #24
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Elend: "Each moment you fight is a gift to those in this cavern. Each second we fight is a second longer that thousands of people can draw breath. Each stroke of the sword, each koloss felled, each breath earned is another victory! It is a person protected for a moment longer, a life extended, an enemy frusturated!"
    There was a brief pause.
    "In the end they shall kill us. But first they shall fear us!”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages


  • #25
    Brandon Sanderson
    “I try to avoid having thoughts. They lead to other thoughts, and—if you’re not careful—those lead to actions. Actions make you tired. I have this on rather good authority from someone who once read it in a book.”
    Brandon Sanderson


  • #26
    Brandon Sanderson
    “There's always another secret.' -Kelsier”
    Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire


  • #27
    Brandon Sanderson
    “If you don't believe what I'm telling you, then ask yourself this: would any decent, kind-hearted individual become a writer? Of course not.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians


  • #28
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Remember, despite the fact that this book is being sold as a 'fantasy' novel, you must take all of the things it says extremely seriously, as they are quite important, are in no way silly, and always make sense.

    Rutabaga.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians


  • #29
    Brandon Sanderson
    “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.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension


  • #30
    Brandon Sanderson
    “It's a mystery," Vin said, narrowing her eyes and smiling. "We Mistborn are incredibly mysterious."
    Elend paused." Um...I'm Mistborn too, Vin. That doesn't make any sense."
    "We Mistborn need not make sense," Vin said." It's beneath us. Come on-the sun's already down. We need to get moving.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages




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