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  • #1
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Do not dash if you only have the strength to walk, and do not waste your time pushing on the walls that will not give. More importantly, don't shove where a pat would be sufficient.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Elantris

  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “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, Coraline

  • #3
    Brandon Sanderson
    “And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our backs strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

  • #4
    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

  • #5
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I've discarded a belief in right and wrong."
    "But the Almighty determines what is right!"
    "Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality -- which answers only to my heart -- is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

  • #6
    Brandon Sanderson
    “It sounds to me, young one," Haddek said, "that you are searching for something that cannot be found."
    "The truth?" Sazed said.
    "No," Haddek replied. "A religion that requires no faith of its believers.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

  • #7
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

  • #8
    Brandon Sanderson
    “A man is what he has passion about,” Breeze said. “I’ve found that if you give up what you want most for what you think you should want more, you’ll just end up miserable.”
    Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

  • #9
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #10
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #11
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #12
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

  • #13
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe

  • #14
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “You can only come to the morning through the shadows.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #15
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Roads Go Ever On

    Roads go ever ever on,
    Over rock and under tree,
    By caves where never sun has shone,
    By streams that never find the sea;
    Over snow by winter sown,
    And through the merry flowers of June,
    Over grass and over stone,
    And under mountains in the moon.

    Roads go ever ever on,
    Under cloud and under star.
    Yet feet that wandering have gone
    Turn at last to home afar.
    Eyes that fire and sword have seen,
    And horror in the halls of stone
    Look at last on meadows green,
    And trees and hills they long have known.

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way,
    Where many paths and errands meet.

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with weary feet,
    Until it joins some larger way,
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Out from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone.
    Let others follow, if they can!
    Let them a journey new begin.
    But I at last with weary feet
    Will turn towards the lighted inn,
    My evening-rest and sleep to meet.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

  • #16
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #17
    Maya Angelou
    “Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #18
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • #19
    Neil Gaiman
    “Stories, like people and butterflies and songbirds' eggs and human hearts and dreams, are also fragile things, made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than twenty-six letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Or they are words on the air, composed of sounds and ideas-abstract, invisible, gone once they've been spoken-and what could be more frail than that? But some stories, small, simple ones about setting out on adventures or people doing wonders, tales of miracles and monsters, have outlasted all the people who told them, and some of them have outlasted the lands in which they were created.”
    Neil Gaiman, Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

  • #20
    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, The Final Empire

  • #21
    Brandon Sanderson
    “Better to be the failure who nobly strived than the success who never really had to.”
    Brandon Sanderson, Firstborn

  • #22
    Brandon Sanderson
    “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



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