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Dalinar Quotes

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Brandon Sanderson
“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

Brandon Sanderson
“How . . .” Dalinar said. “You fell into a chasm!”
“I fell face-first, sir,” Kaladin said, “and fortunately, I’m particularly hard-headed.”
Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

Brandon Sanderson
“The most important step a person can take is always the next one.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson
“When has any man ever been content with what he has? When has any tyrant said to himself, 'This is enough'?”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson
“He holds the most frightening and terrible of all of the Shards. Ponder on that for a time, you old reptile, and tell me if your insistence on nonintervention holds firm. Because I assure you, Rayse will not be similarly inhibited.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson
“She didn’t open up to me until I gave her my honest face.” “Your honest face doesn’t have to be that of a killer, Dalinar.” Dalinar and Navani”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson
“They were doomed. Those bridgemen would be dead by now. But Dalinar blessed them for their sacrifice. It might have been meaningless as an end, but it had changed the journey.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings

Brandon Sanderson
“Tradition? Kadash, did I ever tell you about my first sword trainer?

Back when I was young, our branch of the Kholin family didn't have grand monasteries and beautiful practice grounds. My father found a teacher for me from two towns over. His name was Harth. Young fellow, not a true swordmaster -- but good enough.

He was very focused on proper procedure, and wouldn't let me train until I'd learned how to put on a takama the right way. He wouldn't have stood for me fighting like this. You put on the skirt, then the overshirt, then you wrap your cloth belt around yourself three times and tie it.

I always found that annoying. The belt was too tight, wrapped three times -- you had to pull it hard to get enough slack to tie the knot. The first time I went to duels at a neighboring town, I felt like an idiot. Everyone else had long drooping belt ends at the front of their takamas.

I asked Harth why we did it differently. He said it was the right way, the true way. So, when my travels took me to Harth's hometown, I searched out his master, a man who had trained with the ardents in Kholinar. He insisted that this was the right way to tie a takama, as he'd learned from his master.

I found my master's master's master in Kholinar after we captured it. The ancient, wizened ardent was eating curry and flatbread, completely uncaring of who ruled the city. I asked him. Why tie your belt three times, when everyone else thinks you should do it twice?

The old man laughed and stood up. I was shocked to see that he was terribly short. 'If I only tie it twice,' he exclaimed, 'the ends hang down so low, I trip!'

I love tradition, I've fought for tradition. I make my men follow the codes. I uphold Vorin virtues. But merely being tradition does not make something worthy, Kadash. We can't just assume that because something is old it is right.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson
“It had given Dalinar access, again, to the necessities of life. Like wine.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer

Brandon Sanderson
“El dinero está detrás de todas las guerras”
Brandon Sanderson