Quotes from Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson

“Honor is dead. But I’ll see what I can do.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Why hasn’t anyone killed him yet?”
“Dumb luck,” Wit said. “In that I’m lucky you’re all so dumb.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“The only time you seem honest is when you’re insulting someone!”
“The only honest things I can say to you are insults.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance


“I ain’t grouchy,” Teft snapped. “I just have a low threshold for stupidity.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“A woman’s strength should not be in her role, whatever she chooses to be, but in the power to choose that role.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

tags: jasnah-kholin227 likesLikeWhat is a woman’s place in this modern world? Jasnah Kholin’s words read. I rebel against this question, though so many of my peers ask it. The inherent bias in the inquiry seems invisible to so many of them. They consider themselves progressive because they are willing to challenge many of the assumptions of the past.

They ignore the greater assumption–that a ‘place’ for women must be defined and set forth to begin with. Half of the population must somehow be reduced to the role arrived at by a single conversation. No matter how broad that role is, it will be–by-nature–a reduction from the infinite variety that is womanhood.

I say that there is no role for women–there is, instead, a role for each woman, and she must make it for herself. For some, it will be the role of scholar; for others, it will be the role of wife. For others, it will be both. For yet others, it will be neither.

Do not mistake me in assuming I value one woman’s role above another. My point is not to stratify our society–we have done that far to well already–my point is to diversify our discourse.

A woman’s strength should not be in her role, whatever she chooses it to be, but in the power to choose that role. It is amazing to me that I even have to make this point, as I see it as the very foundation of our conversation.
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― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“I don’t talk to myself because I’m crazy.”
“No?”
“I do it because I’m awesome.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance


“Words are where most change begins.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Kaladin frowned. “Wait. Are you wearing cologne? In prison?”
“Well, there was no need to be barbaric, just because I was incarcerated.”
“Storms, you’re spoiled,” Kaladin said, smiling.
“I’m refined, you insolent farmer,” Adolin said. Then he grinned. “Besides, I’ll have you know that I had to use cold water for my baths while here.”
“Poor boy.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Power is an illusion of perception.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance


“I can see what you’re up to.”
“Five foot six inches,” Shallan said. “I suspect that’s all I will ever be up to, unfortunately.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“How . . .” Dalinar said. “You fell into a chasm!”
“I fell face-first, sir,” Kaladin said, “and fortunately, I’m particularly hard-headed.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“The world isn’t fair? What a huge revelation! Some people in power abuse those they have power over? Amazing! When did this start happening?” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

“Expectation wasn’t just about what people expected of you. It was about what you expected of yourself.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance


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