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Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3) Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson
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“Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
The most important step a man can take. It's not the first one, is it?
It's the next one. Always the next step, Dalinar.

Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“Accept the pain, but don't accept that you deserved it.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
tags: pain
“I will take responsibility for what I have done,” Dalinar whispered. “If I must fall, I will rise each time a better man.”
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“The question,’ she replied, ‘is not whether you will love, hurt, dream, and die. It is what you will love, why you will hurt, when you will dream, and how you will die. This is your choice. You cannot pick the destination, only the path.”
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Yes, I began my journey alone, and I ended it alone.
But that does not mean that I walked alone.

Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“The most important words a man can say are, “I will do better.” These are not the most important words any man can say. I am a man, and they are what I needed to say.

The ancient code of the Knights Radiant says “journey before destination.” Some may call it a simple platitude, but it is far more. A journey will have pain and failure. It is not only the steps forward that we must accept. It is the stumbles. The trials. The knowledge that we will fail. That we will hurt those around us.

But if we stop, if we accept the person we are when we fall, the journey ends. That failure becomes our destination. To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.

I’m certain some will feel threatened by this record. Some few may feel liberated. Most will simply feel that it should not exist. I needed to write it anyway.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“You tried to help the people of the market. You mostly failed. This is life. The longer you live, the more you fail. Failure is the mark of a life well lived. In turn, the only way to live without failure is to be of no use to anyone. Trust me, I've practiced”
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“Ten spears go to battle," he whispered, "and nine shatter. Did the war forge the one that remained? No, Amaran. All the war did was identify the spear that would not break.”
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“Inappropriate?” Pattern said. “Such as … dividing by zero?”
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“The trick to happiness wasn’t in freezing every momentary pleasure and clinging to each one, but in ensuring one’s life would produce many future moments to anticipate.”
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“Life breaks us, Teft. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.”
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“One can believe in a story without believing it happened.”
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NO MATING.
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“A journey will have pain and failure. It is not only the steps forward that we must accept. It is the stumbles. The trials. The knowledge that we will fail. That we will hurt those around us.
But if we stop, if we accept the person we are when we fail, the journey ends. That failure becomes our destination.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“Aim for the sun. That way if you miss, at least your arrow will fall far away, and the person it kills will likely be someone you don’t know.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“The most important word a man can say are, "I will do better.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“But merely being tradition does not make something worthy, Kadash. We can't just assume that because something is old it is right.”
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“Power was an illusion of perception, as Jasnah had said. The first step to being in control was to see yourself as capable of being in control.”
Brandon Sanderson, Oathbringer
“Some men, as they age, grow kinder. I am not one of those, for I have seen how the cosmere can mistreat the innocent - and that leaves me disinclined toward kindness. Some men, as they age, grow wiser. I am not one of those, for wisdom and I have always been at cross-purposes, and I have yet to learn the tongue in which she speaks. Some men, as they age, grow more cynical. I, fortunately, am not one of those. If I were, the very air would warp around me, sucking in all emotion, leaving only scorn.
Other men...other men, as they age, merely grow stranger. I fear that I am one of those. I am the bones of a foreign species left drying on the plain that was once, long ago, a sea. A curiosity, perhaps a reminder, that all has not always been as it is now.”
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tags: age, hoid, wit
“As long as you keep trying, there's a chance. When you give up? That's when the dream dies.”
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“Love wasn’t about being right or wrong, but about standing up and helping when your partner’s back was bowed.”
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“In my painful experience, the truth may be simple, but it is rarely easy.”
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“Life was about momentum. Pick a direction and don't let anything—man or storm— turn you aside.”
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“Plan every battle as if you will inevitably retreat, but fight every battle like there is no backing down.”
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“You want to change the world, Shallan. That’s well and good. But be careful. The world predates you. She has seniority.”
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“You are not a heretic, Dalinar Kholin. You are a king, a Radiant, and a father. You are a man with complicated beliefs, who does not accept everything you are told. You decide how you are defined. Don’t surrender that to them. They will gleefully take the chance to define you, if you allow it.”
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“Your name is Lift, right?"
"Right."
"And your order?"
"More food.”
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“Drehy,” Kaladin said, “you are literally courting a man.”
“So?” Drehy said.
“Yeah, what are you saying, Kal?” Skar snapped.
“Nothing! I just thought Drehy might empathize….”
“That’s hardly fair,” Drehy said.
“Yeah,” Lopen added. “Drehy likes other guys. That’s like … he wants to be even less around women than the rest of us. It’s the opposite of feminine. He is you could say extra manly.”
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