The best Quotes from Mistborn

The best Quotes from Mistborn

Mistborn is a series of epic fantasy novels written by American author Brandon Sanderson and published by Tor Books. The first trilogy, published between 2006 and 2008, consists of The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension, and The Hero of Ages. A second series was released between 2011 and 2022, and consists of The Alloy of Law, Shadows of Self, The Bands of Mourning and The Lost Metal. Sanderson also released a novella in 2016, Mistborn: Secret History. Sanderson plans to write a third and fourth series.

"I kind of lost track of time..."
"For two hours?"
Elend nodded sheepishly. "There were books involved."
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension
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"Good men don't become legends," he said quietly.
"Good men don't need to become legends." She opened her eyes, looking up at him. "They just do what's right anyway."
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension
A man was defined not by his flaws, but by how he overcame them.
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension
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
Somehow, we'll find it. The balance between whom we wish to be and whom we need to be. But for now, we simply have to be satisfied with who we are.
Brandon Sanderson - The Hero of Ages
You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way.
Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire
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 - The Final Empire
Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.
Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire
"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 - The Final Empire
Faith means that it doesn't matter what happens. You can trust that somebody is watching. Trust that somebody will make it all right.
Brandon Sanderson - The Hero of Ages
If you give up what you want most for what you think you should want more, you'll end up miserable.
Brandon Sanderson - The Hero of Ages
"That's the funny thing about arriving somewhere, Vin," he said with a wink. "Once you're there, the only thing you can really do is leave again."
Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire
Books have great value, actions have greater value.
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension
Men rarely see their own actions as unjustified.
Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire
And Vin liked solitude. When you're alone, no one can betray you.
Brandon Sanderson - The Final Empire

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