Brandon Sanderson

American fantasy writer

Brandon Sanderson (born December 19, 1975) is an American fantasy author. He has been nominated twice for the John W. Campbell Award.

Brandon Sanderson


Mistborn: The Final Empire (2006)Edit

  • There's always another secret.
    • Kelsier, at various points during the novel
  • [..] overthrowing the Final Empire seems like a good start. Are there any religions on your list that include the slaughter of noblemen as a holy duty?
    • Kelsier, Chapter 10
  • I've always been very confident in my immaturity.
    • Kelsier, Chapter 12
  • That's the funny thing about arriving somewhere, Vin. Once you're there, the only thing you can really do is leave again
    • Kelsier, Chapter 13

Warbreaker (2009)Edit

  • "Surprisingly, it was in my mouth," he said, "I always forget to check there."
    • Lightsong the Bold
  • I try to avoid having thoughts. They lead to other thoughts, and—if you're not careful—those lead to actions. Actions make you tired. I have this on rather good authority from someone who once read it in a book.
    • Lightsong the Bold
  • You see the great thing about madness is that it's all in your head.
    • Lightsong the Bold
  • … imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people's lives.
    • Lightsong the Bold
  • "That could be solved," Siri said, "Perhaps it would help if you refrained from speaking when others are present. I think I should find you quite amiable in those circumstances."
    • Siri
  • The motivations of men. They never make sense. And they always make sense.
    • Denth
  • Every man is a hero in his own story, Princess.
    • Denth
  • "Of course not," she agreed, "You are nothing if not exhaustive in your self-congratulatory made-up logic."
    • Blushweaver
  • "I have a headache"
    "You can't get headaches"
    "So you're fond of telling me."
    • Lightsong the Bold and Llarimar

The Way of Kings (2010)Edit

  • "The nature of morality must be considered, and preferably before one is exposed to situations where a moral decision is required."
    • Jasnah Kholin
  • "The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon."
    • Hoid
  • "At times, it seems to me that to be human is to want that which we cannot have. For some, this is power. For me, it is peace."
    • Nohadon

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