Kindle Highlights from Warbreaker – Brandon Sanderson

Warbreaker was a fun fantasy, not difficult read. I liked that it didn’t just give away everything to the reader at once. We learned about things WITH the characters instead of cringing at their actions and cursing them for not seeing the signs just because we know about them. Of course, since we’re reading multiple sides of the story, we know. But I think Sanderson does a decent job keeping readers holding on 😉

I’ll probably go for Mistborn sometime in the nearish future!

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson

You have 61 highlighted passages
Last annotated on January 17, 2014

  • Make a note to have my imagination flogged for its insolence in showing me that particular sight. – Location 996
  • flowing hair is favored by many of the women—particularly the goddesses. – Location 1171
  • She wanted time to experience more of life before she was forced into the responsibilities of childbearing. – Location 1182
  • Blushweaver the Beautiful, goddess of honesty. – Location 1335
  • “If I’m stunned, dazzled, and breathless, then how the hell am I supposed to greet you? – Location 1356
  • “Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell. – Location 1367
  • “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. – Location 1401
  • “You avoid thinking, you avoid me, you avoid effort…is there anything you don’t avoid?” ” – Location 1403
  • It was an orgy of color and motion. – Location 1692
  • Did no one understand that a man could be both likable and useless? Not every quick-tongued fool was a hero in disguise. – Location 2089
  • “I am what the universe made me to be, my dear. – Location 2383
  • “fight with everything, force the universe to bow to you instead. – Location 2385
  • “And how exactly did we get onto this tangent, anyway?” Lightsong said. “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. – Location 2403
  • “first you imply that I should join with you, now you won’t tell me what you want me to do? I swear, woman. Someday, your ridiculous sense of drama is going to cause cataclysmic problems—like, for instance, boredom in your companions. – Location 2409
  • because everyone tries so hard to look distinctive, nobody does! – Location 2494
  • But he’d found that imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people’s lives. – Location 2571
  • Things in Hallandren were a whole lot less terrible than she had been taught. – Location 2647
  • You’re a very difficult person to manipulate, you know. – Location 2706
  • “You just have to promise me that I won’t have to do a thing, and then I’ll do anything you want. – Location 2707
  • She was not the confident, competent woman she’d assumed herself to be. – Location 2880
  • Tantrums were useless displays of arrogance. Don’t draw attention to yourself. Don’t set yourself above others. He who makes himself high will be cast down low. – Location 2952
  • It’s not so uncommon for others to have more faith in someone than he has in himself. – Location 3102
  • “Perhaps she’d rather we buy puppies for all of her enemies, then send them with nice apologetic notes, asking them to stop being so mean.” “And then,” Tonk Fah said, “when they don’t stop, we could kill the puppies! – Location 3216
  • Corpses cause more trouble than men who get knocked out. – Location 3513
  • Why should I have so much, when she has nothing? It was the worst kind of ostentation. – Location 3878
  • work is like fertilizer in that I’m glad it exists; I just don’t ever want to get stuck in it. – Location 4085
  • “I positively love people who do as they should. ‘Should’ being defined as – Location 4150
  • whatever I think is best. – Location 4151
  • “You don’t have to believe in my miracles. You can call them accidents or coincidences, if you must. But don’t pity me for my faith. And don’t presume that you’re better, just because you believe something different. – Location 4503
  • all of the people they represented, with all their different beliefs, different ways of thinking, different contradictions. Perhaps she wasn’t the only one who struggled to believe two seemingly opposing things at the same time. – Location 4558
  • “Haven’t believed much,” he said. “Not in a long time.” – Location 4562
  • Unknowing ignorance is preferable to informed stupidity. – Location 4980
  • Sometimes, although you can’t disguise who you are and how you really feel, you can make use of who you are. – Location 5080
  • This is who I am. However, I make certain that people never forget it. – Location 5086
  • “World’s a confusing place,” Denth said. “That’s what makes it fun. – Location 5173
  • that you don’t understand a man until you understand what makes him do what – Location 5180
  • he does. Every man is a hero in his own story, – Location 5181
  • The truth is, most people who do what you’d call ‘wrong’ do it for what they call ‘right’ reasons. – Location 5184
  • “But time burns away behind us, leaving only ash and memory. – Location 6080
  • “I thought I was stronger than I am. I thought I’d rather die than use it. That was a lie. In that moment, I would have done anything to survive. – Location 6188
  • I am now proposing to believe that God—or the universe, or time, or whatever you think controls all of this—is all really just a drunk monkey. – Location 6360
  • “My dear, did you just try to prove the existence of God with your cleavage? – Location 6363
  • “You’d be surprised what a good wriggle of the chest can accomplish. – Location 6364
  • You’ve got color on the inside, so much of it that it bursts out and colors everything around you. – Location 6781
  • Sometimes, you can’t have everything you want, since the wants contradict each other. – Location 6790
  • In a way, it’s the absolute value of emotion that is important, rather than the positive or negative nature of that emotion. – Location 7014
  • lust is one of the most honest of all emotions. – Location 7024
  • the only way to learn was to do. – Location 7266
  • Didn’t you ever stop to think that maybe you were on the wrong side? – Location 7615
  • Yet she was beginning to think that she—along with many others—had taken this belief too far, letting her desire to seem humble become a form of pride itself. She now saw that when her faith had become about clothing instead of people, it had taken a wrong turn. – Location 7956
  • She wanted as much information as she could, and wanted to be prepared for the problems that might come at her. – Location 7963
  • They’re called gods here in Hallandren, but I’d rather call them Spontaneous Sentient BioChromatic Manifestations in a Deceased Host. – Location 8056
  • she had no arrogance of presumed superiority. Real kindness. Real love. Real mercy. – Location 8160
  • had to stop judging people. But was that possible? Wasn’t interaction based, in – Location 8400
  • part, on judgments? A person’s background and attitudes influenced how she responded to them. The answer, then, wasn’t to stop judging. It was to hold those judgments as mutable. – Location 8401
  • Amazing, how good she looks in something like that, he found himself thinking, when she takes the time to respect herself. – Location 8626
  • have you ever known me to make an inflammatorily ridiculous statement without providing an equally ridiculous explanation to substantiate it?” “Of course not, – Location 8658
  • “One could also say that my feet smell like guava fruit,” he said. “Just because one could say it doesn’t mean it’s relevant. – Location 8672
  • By choosing to act, she might fail—and that was so daunting that doing nothing seemed preferable. – Location 9281
  • You want to be competent? she thought. You want to learn to be in control of what goes on around you, rather than just being pushed around? Then you’ll have to learn to deal with failure. – Location 9283
  • He met Lightsong’s eyes. “You are a god. To me, at least. It doesn’t matter how easily you can be killed, how much Breath you have, or how you look. It has to do with who you are and what you mean. – Location 9519

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