The Way of Kings
Book One of the Stormlight ArchiveBook - 2010
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“Can you feel it? Something just changed. I believe that’s the sound the world makes when it pisses itself.”
“An excuse is what you make after the deed is done, while a justification is what you offer before.”
“There are two kinds of people in this world, son. Those who save lives, and those who take lives."
"And what of those who protect and defend? Those who save lives by taking lives?"
"That's like trying to stop a storm by blowing harder. Ridiculous. You can't protect by killing.”
“To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.”
“And so, does the destination matter? Or is it the path we take? I declare that no accomplishment has substance nearly as great as the road used to achieve it. We are not creatures of destinations. It is the journey that shapes us. Our callused feet, our backs strong from carrying the weight of our travels, our eyes open with the fresh delight of experiences lived.”
“Sometimes the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.”
“The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.”
"But expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack."
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Other: Sanderson Syndrome: You will love this book so much that almost all other books will pale in comparison to literally anything Brandon Sanderson writes, this especially.
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