The best Quotes from Warbreaker

The best Quotes from Warbreaker

Warbreaker is a fantasy novel written by American author Brandon Sanderson. It was published on June 9, 2009 by Tor Books.

"I swear, my dear. Sometimes our conversations remind me of a broken sword."
She raised an eyebrow.
"Sharp as hell," Lightsong said, "but lacking a point."
Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity.
Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell.

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Tress considered herself to be categorically boring. She liked her tea lukewarm, she went to bed on time, she loved her parents, occasionally squabbled with her little brother, and didn't litter. She was fair at needlepoint, and had a talent for baking. But had no other noteworthy skills. She didn't train at fencing in secret, she couldn't talk to animals, she had no hidden royalty or deities in her lineage. Though her great-grandmother Glorf had once reportedly waved at the king.
Life breaks us, Teft. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.
"I kind of lost track of time..."
"For two hours?"
Elend nodded sheepishly. "There were books involved."
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The book spoke of a king carrying the burdens of his people. It said that those who led were the lowest of men, for they were required to serve everyone.
What honor can we find on a battlefield while our people starve?
How many other planets have you visited? Perhaps they all sail in oceans of pollen and your home is the freakish one.
Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail.
I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.
"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 in Mistborn - The Well of Ascension
Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination.
A man was defined not by his flaws, but by how he overcame them.
Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - 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 in Mistborn - 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 in Mistborn - The Hero of Ages
You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way.
Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - 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 in Mistborn - The Final Empire
As I fear not a child with a weapon he cannot lift, I will never fear the mind of a man who does not think.
Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.
Brandon Sanderson in Mistborn - The Final Empire
A woman's strength should not be in her role, whatever she chooses to be, but in the power to choose that role.
Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.
The point of discussion is to arrive at a solution. Let's cut the small talk and move to the next point.
Who's the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.
You should never trust a woman who just had her heart broken. We tend to lie.
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When a woman quits on a man, she either got enough of him or she didn't get enough from him.
A jealous female can be tricked into everything.
Everything's better with some wine in the belly.
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Wine has its uses... like revealing someone's true colors, for example.
The Germans are exceedingly fond of Rhine wines; they are put up in tall, slender bottles, and are considered a pleasant beverage. One tells them from vinegar by the label.
A kid once said to me, 'Do you get hangovers?' I said, 'To get hangovers you have to stop drinking.'
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
A monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Somebody has to start. Somebody has to step forward and do what is right, because it is right.
The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.
"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."
"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 in Mistborn - 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 in Mistborn - 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 in Mistborn - The Hero of Ages
Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
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Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.

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