Mistborn Quotes

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

Brandon Sanderson
“How do you 'accidentally' kill a noble man in his own mansion?"
"With a knife in the chest. Or, rather, a pair of knives in the chest...”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

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

Brandon Sanderson
“Kelsier exhaled in exasperation. “Elend Venture? You risked your life—risked the plan, and our lives—for that fool of a boy?”

Vin looked up, glaring at him. “Yes.”

“What is wrong with you, girl?” Kelsier asked. “Elend Venture isn’t worth this.”

She stood angrily, Sazed backing away, the cloak falling the floor. “He’s a good man!”

“He’s a nobleman!”

“So are you!” Vin snapped. She waved a frustrated arm toward the kitchen and the crew. “What do you think this is, Kelsier? The life of a skaa? What do any of you know about skaa? Aristocratic suits, stalking your enemies in the night, full meals and nightcaps around the table with your friends? That’s not the life of a skaa!”

She took a step forward, glaring at Kelsier. He blinked in surprise at the outburst.

“What do you know about them, Kelsier?” she asked. “When’s the last time you slept in an alley, shivering in the cold rain, listening to the beggar next to you cough with a sickness you knew would kill him? When’s the last time you had to lay awake at night, terrified that one of the men in your crew would try to rape you? Have you ever knelt, starving, wishing you had the courage to knife the crewmember beside you just so you could take his crust of bread? Have you ever cowered before your brother as he beat you, all the time feeling thankful because at least you had someone who paid attention to you?”

She fell silent, puffing slightly, the crewmembers staring at her.

“Don’t talk to me about noblemen,” Vin said. “And don’t say things about people you don’t know. You’re no skaa— you’re just noblemen without titles.”

She turned, stalking from the room. Kelsier watched her go, shocked, hearing her footsteps on the stairs. He stood, dumbfounded, feeling a surprising flush of ashamed guilt.

And, for once, found himself without anything to say.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“I kind of lost track of time..."
"For two hours?"
Elend nodded sheepishly. "There were books involved.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Well of Ascension

Brandon Sanderson
“Kelsier smiled. 'It means that you, Vin, are a very special person. You have a power that most high noblemen envy. It is a power that, had you been born an aristocrat, would have made you one of the most deadly and influential people in all of the final empire.'
Kelsier leaned forward again. 'But, you weren't born an aristocrat. You're not noble, Vin. You don't have to play by their rules--and that makes you even more powerful.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“Cleaning the wound is often more painful
than the cut itself.”
Brandon Sanderson, Shadows of Self

Brandon Sanderson
“Suddenly, Vin grew pale. Elend paused, glancing at her, sensing that something was wrong. Not with what he'd said, something else. What is it? Assassins? Mist spirits? Koloss?


"I just realized something," Vin said, looking at him with those intense eyes of hers. "I can't go to a ball—I didn't bring a gown!”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Brandon Sanderson
“Elend Venture,' she said, standing up. 'There is something I've been meaning to tell you for some time.' She paused, blinking away her tears. 'You read too much. Especially in the presence of ladies.'

He smiled, throwing back his chair and grabbing her in a firm embrace. Vin closed her eyes, simply feeling the warmth of being held.

And realized that was all she had ever really wanted.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“...Do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don't think so. That's what makes the betrayal hurt so much—pain, frustration, anger... and I still loved her. I still do.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

“The best liars are those who tell the truth most of the time.”
Sanderson, Brandon

Brandon Sanderson
“You don't stop loving someone just because they hurt you. It would certainly make things easier if you did.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn Trilogy Boxed Set

Brandon Sanderson
“Men are more resilient than that, I think. Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.”
Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson
“That's what trust is. It's about giving someone else power over you. Power to hurt you.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Brandon Sanderson
“A man is what he has passion about. If you give up what you want most for what you think you should want more, you'll end up miserable.”
Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson
“People don't like us, my dear. The idea that someone who can play with their emotions, who can "mystically" get them to do certain things, makes them uncomfortable. What they do not realize - and what you must realize - is that manipulating is at the core of our social interaction. (...) Think about it. What is a man doing when he seeks the affection of a young lady? Why, he is trying to manipulate her to regard him favorably. What happens when two old friends sit down for a drink? They tell stories, trying to impress each other. Life as a human being is about posturing and influence. This isn't a bad thing, in fact, we depend upon it. These interactions teach us how to respond to others.”
Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson
“Life as a human being is about posturing and influence.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“But I'd like you however you were, Vin. I love you. The question is, how do you like yourself?”
Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson
“The mists seemed to draw back. Waxillium stood there, wearing a large, dusterlike coat, cut into strips below the waist. A pair of revolvers gleamed in holsters at his hips, and he rested a shotgun on each shoulder. His face was bloodied, but he was smiling.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

Brandon Sanderson
“Vin paused. "And you have all of these religions memorized?"
"As much as is possible," Sazed said. "Their prayers, their beliefs, their mythologies. Many are very similar -- break-offs or sects of one another."
"Even still, how can you remember all of that?"
"I have...methods," Sazed said.
"But, what's the point?"
Sazed frowned. "The answer should be obvious, I think. People are valuable, Mistress Vin, and so--therefore--are their beliefs.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“It is not at all polite to point out a crusty old pessimist's dark inner secret.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Brandon Sanderson
“Elend Venture,' she said, standing up. 'There is something I've been meaning to tell you for some time.' She paused, blinking away her tears. 'You read too much. Especially in the presence of ladies.'
He smiled, throwing back his chair and grabbing her in a firm embrace. Vin closed her eyes, simply feeling the warmth of being held.
And realized that was all she had ever really wanted.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“Can you beat them on your own? Marasi half whispered, half mouthed at Wayne.
He grinned and mouthed back, Does a guy wif no hands got itchy balls?”
Brandon Sanderson, The Bands of Mourning

Brandon Sanderson
“New tastes are like new ideas, young man—the older you get, the more difficult they are for you to stomach.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“That's the credit she had given to religion: lies that made people feel better.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Brandon Sanderson
“A crença certa é como uma boa capa, penso eu. Se lhe servir bem, a manterá aquecida e segura. Se lhe cair mal, no entanto, pode sufocar.”
Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson
“All of the best motives boiled down to a single, driving emotion.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Alloy of Law

Brandon Sanderson
“Sve košta", odvrati Ham- "ali šta su zapravo pare? Opipljiva predstava apstraktnog koncepta truda.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn: The Final Empire

Brandon Sanderson
“Ash fell from the sky. Lord Tresting frowned, glancing up at the ruddy, mid-day sky as his servants scuttled forward, opening a parasol over Tresting and his distinguished guest.”
Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn

Brandon Sanderson
“Toda ação que fazemos tem consequências, Vin – Kelsier disse. – Descobri que tanto na alomancia quanto na vida, a pessoa que melhor julgar as consequências de seus atos mais sucesso terá.”
Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire 1-2

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