Brandon Sanderson Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old brandon sanderson quotes, brandon sanderson sayings, and brandon sanderson proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A man can only lead when others accept him as their leader, and he has only as much authority as his subjects give to him. All of the brilliant ideas in the world cannot save your kingdom if no one will listen to them.     

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Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.     

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The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.     

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You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm. It's really funny.     

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The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.     

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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.     

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Everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things virtuous, you have to suffer to gain the reward.     

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The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.     

Brandon Sanderson

The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.     

Brandon Sanderson

The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon.     

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For glory lit, and life alive, for goals unreached and aims to strive. All men must try, the wind did see. It is the test, it is the dream.     

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Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.     

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Not all librarians are evil cultists. Some librarians are instead vengeful undead who want to suck your soul.     

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It was rather difficult to throw a game when you had no idea what you were doing to win it in the first place.     

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Clothing doesn't really change a man. But it changes how others react to him.     

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Entropy shakes its angry fist at you for being clever enough to organize the world.     

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Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.     

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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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It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time...The losses are what define a man's faith.     

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Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for a third.     

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Now, I had been frightened on several different occasions in my life. The most frightening of these involved an elevator and a mime.     

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Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.     

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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.     

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I’m not really sure why. But… do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much – pain, frustration, anger… and I still loved her. I still do.     

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People can do great things. However, there are some things they just can't do. I, for instance, have not been able to transform myself into a Popsicle, despite years of effort.     

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You're like a potato, in a minefield!     

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