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#1. Religion worried him. It could ask men to do things they'd otherwise never do. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#2. The door slammed open. Vivenna jumped, putting a hand to her chest.
Vasher walked in. 'Start reaching for that sword when you're startled,' he said. 'There's little reason to grab your shirt, unless you're planning to rip it off. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#3. I never claimed he was not," Jasnah said. "I merely claimed that I do not accept him as God, nor do I feel any inclination to worship him. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#4. Life before Death.
Strength before Weakness.
Journey before Destination. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#5. All right. Maybe I can get you one soul. Perhaps a tax collector...'cept they ain't human. Would they work? Or would you need, like, three of them to make up one normal person's soul? -Lift - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#6. 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. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#7. The human mind was very clever at tricking itself, at keeping the despair of inevitability at bay. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#8. What a pair they were - a Mistborn who felt guilty wasting coins to jump and a nobleman who thought balls were too expensive. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#9. It sounds to me, young one," Haddek said, "that you are searching for something that cannot be found."
"The truth?" Sazed said.
"No," Haddek replied. "A religion that requires no faith of its believers. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#10. My lord. There is great importance to tea. It should never merely be 'whatever. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#11. Lightsong had never bothered to learn the rules.
He found it more amusing to play when he had no idea what he was doing. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#12. Then I will be proven wrong," Sazed said. He turned, looking into her eyes. "But kindly remember that the last ime I disobeyed the Synod, the result was the collapse of the Final Empire and the freedom of our people. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#13. She fell because she was looking through the library's nonfriction section.) We - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#14. The life of a person is more than the chaos of its passing. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#15. Like eels in a bucket, slithering over one another and trying to bite each other's tails - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#16. You think a 'lord' in front of your name is going to make that face any less ugly? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#17. know you think I'm stupid; I guess you're probably right. But if you really cared, I figured that you wouldn't make me feel stupid, too. Jewels - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#18. Glass broke and metal tools clattered to the ground.
"Have you any idea what all of that is worth?" Shezler growled, lowering his arm and advancing.
"Your soul, apparently," Kelsier whispered. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#19. The steel skull of your archnemesis. Now, - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#20. Magic is like bad grammar; hang around it long enough, and it rubs off on you. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#21. You're making me get used to sleeping at night," she said. "Plus, I don't sleep in my clothing anymore." "If you did, it would make things a little awkward." "Yes," she said, "but what if we get attacked during the night? I'd have to fight them naked." "I wouldn't mind watching that." She - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#22. An excuse is what you make after the deed is done, while a justification is what you offer before. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#23. The end is the same. It is the path that separates men. When we taste that end, we will do so with our heads held high, eyes to the sun. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#24. I still doubt it will work."
"You'd doubt the sun's rising if you weren't proven wrong each day," Raoden
said with a smile. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#25. The only point in creating something is to watch it die. Like a story that must come to a climax, what I have done will not be fulfilled until the end has arrived. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#26. The dog chewing on your ankle is pleasant compared to the one that used to be chewing on your head."
"Nice metaphor," I noted. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#27. Sing!" Grandpa Smedry yelled, his voice echoing down a hallway to the right."Sing!" If he breaks into song I think I might have to strangle myself ... I thought, cringing. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#28. I trust her, Tindwyl. Part of trust is belief. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#29. I strive for nothing if not consistency - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#30. Run!" Tia yelled.
Like I needed to be told. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#31. You made some contacts, you were seen, and you practiced your twittering. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#32. Manipulation works so well on a personal level, I don't see why it wouldn't be an equally viable national policy." "That's actually how most rulership works," Ham mused. "What is a governement but an institutionalized method of making sure somebody else does all the work? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#33. And if they could shoot the rusting thing," Wayne added, "the bullet would be small as a flea."
Marasi sighed. "Wayne, can't you ever let a joke die?"
"Hon, that joke started dead," he said. "I'm just givin' it a proper burial. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#34. What was that?" Galladon demanded.
"I think I just destroyed the biology section" Raoden replied with wonder. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#35. But it was important to be rational at all times, not just when calm. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#36. If there was one thing in particular that he had learned by growing up in his father's house it was this: how to annoy people. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#37. And yet, scholars said it must be a plant for the way it grew and reached toward the light. Men did that too, he thought. Once. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#38. What better way for such a creature to gain freedom? Men would die in the name of prophecies. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#39. And don't forget that coins are everywhere, and until you pick them up you can only see one side - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#40. Suspicion is healthy in our profession - but only to an extent. I'd rather trust my men than worry about what will happen if they turn on me." "That sounds foolish," Vin said. "Is happiness foolish? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#41. To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#42. Technology is limited", Jason said, "Only the mind is infinite. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#43. Vin: I don't know
and it's all your fault, you know. I used to understand everything. Now it's all confused.
Kelsier: Yes, we've messed you up right properly. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#44. Cleaning the wound is often more painful
than the cut itself. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#45. Faith isn't about logic, son," Haddek said. "Perhaps that's your problem. You cannot 'disprove' the things you study, any more than we can prove to you that the Hero will save us. We simply must believe it, and accept the things Preservation has taught us. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#46. Nonsense. Balderdash. Figgldygrak. Isn't it odd that gibberish words are often the sounds of other words, cut up and dismembered, then stitched into something like them - yet wholly unlike them at the same time? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#47. If he believed he didn't have to care, then he didn't need to hurt when he failed. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#48. You ask why I smile, Goodman Mennis? Well, the Lord Ruler thinks he has claimed laughter and joy for himself. I'm disinclined to let him do so. This is one battle that doesn't take very much effort to fight. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#49. Conversations with some people remind me of a broken sword. Sharp as hell, but lacking a point. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#50. Oh my lovely princess,"Raoden whispered. "You probably mean well, but handing these people food is the worst thing you could do to them."
-Brandon Sanderson(Elantris) - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#51. You can't immerse yourself in something," Prof said softly, "without coming to respect it. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#52. I learned it many, many years ago from a man who didn't know who he was, Your Majesty. It was a distant place where two lands meet and gods have died. But that is unimportant. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#53. You are offered proof only once you believe, but if you believe, you can find proof in anything. It is a logical conundrum. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#54. Faith means that it doesn't matter what happens. You can trust that somebody is watching. Trust that somebody will make it all right. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#55. Ear demons are totally real," Cody said. "They're what make microphones like these ones work. They're also what tell you to eat the last slice of pie when you know Tia wanted it. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#56. Need. That word had strange effects on men. Some ran when you used it. Others grew nervous. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#57. Remember why we live. Remember warmth, remember good food. Remember friends, and song, and evenings spent around the hearth. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#58. Strength does not make one capable of rule; it makes one capable of service. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#59. If men read these words, let them know that power is a heavy burden. Seek not to be bound by its chains. The - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#60. Men protect things they find important," Galladon said with a shrug. "If you object, you shouldn't have made yourself so irreplaceable.Kolo?"
-Brandon Sanderson
(Elantris) - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#61. I can't decide if you're a fool, Vin thought toward it, or if you simply exist in a way that makes you incapable of considering some things. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#62. Maybe you should spend a little less time with your thing and more with your gun." "Now that sounded dirty." "Good. I hate being crass by accident. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#63. Control yourself, she told herself forcibly. Become someone who can deal with this. She took a deep breath and let herself become someone else. An imitation of herself who was calm, even in a situation like this. It was a crude forgery, just a trick of the mind, but it worked. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#64. He moved like some ancient god of lore, presiding over a battlefield of miniature mortals who couldn't see him, but certainly felt his almighty hand. Except, if Dennison was a god, his specialty certainly wasn't war. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#65. Aspiring Asimovs! - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#66. So far as he was concerned, this had been a bang-up night. Dynamite, a nice brawl, free brandy, and getting to scare the piss out of someone. It was the simple things that made his life worth living. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#67. How can someone be abstractly defenseless? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#68. Oh, Wax has always been solemn, but when he's at his best, there's a smirk underneath. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#69. You're not enjoying yourself," Syl said. "You're starting to sound a lot like my mother." "Captivating?" Syl said. "Amazing, witty, meaningful?" "Repetitive." "Captivating?" Syl said. "Amazing, witty, meaningful?" "Very funny." "Says the man not laughing," she replied, folding her arms. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#70. We can rob the unrobbable and fool the unfoolable. We know how to take an incredibly large task and break it down to manageable pieces, then deal with each of those pieces. That day, - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#71. In a three-way negotiation, the weakest party actually has the most power - because his allegiance added to either of the other two will choose the eventual winner. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#72. An adult can take a principle and adapt it to his needs. But we're not ready for that yet. We're children. And when you're teaching a child, you require him to do what is right until he grows old enough to make his own choices. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#73. Alcatraz actually knows a person named Brandon Sanderson. That man, however, is a fantasy writer and is therefore prone to useless bouts of delusion in literary form. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#74. Successful leaders all share one common trait - they believe that they can do a better job than the alternatives. Humility is fine when considering your responsibility and duty, but when it comes time to make a decision, you must not question yourself. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#75. So much evil, Nightblood said, like a woman tisking as she cleaned cobwebs from her ceiling. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#76. So, when people try to give you some book with a shiny round award on the cover, be kind and gracious, but tell them you don't read "fantasy," because you prefer stories that are real. Then come back here and continue your research on the cult of evil Librarians who secretly rule the world. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#77. You're a mean old man, Your Grace."
"And that is the way it should be." Roial informed. "Mean young men are trivial, and kindly old men boring. Here, let me get us something to drink. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#78. Good men don't need to become legends. They just do what's right anyway. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#79. It's beneficial to have a reputation for honesty, if only so that one can lie at crucial moments. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#80. What is it we value? Innovation. Originality. Novelty. But most importantly ... timeliness. I fear you may be too late, my confused, unfortunate, friend. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#81. It's honestly a wonder that writing groups produce writers at all, instead of walking insecurities raised entirely in echo chambers of bad advice. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#82. Larsta love oath is binding. They knew no form of divorce in their culture. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#83. And don't waste time worshipping Harmony. Doing good was the worship. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#84. Invite Douglas Venture," he said. "He's kind of a friend, but he can't hold his liquor. You can count on him making a disturbance at the after-party. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#85. You keep walking through the middle of J.C.," I said. "It's very disturbing for him; he hates being reminded he's a hallucination." "I'm not a hallucination," J.C. snapped. "I have state-of-the-art stealthing equipment. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#86. Librarians seemed to have a sixth sense for noticing when students were doing things they weren't supposed to. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#87. Vin didn't consider herself to be either self-assured or self-motivated. Still, she saw no point in asking why. Life had taught her that sometimes things simply happened. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#88. You could be writing the book that changes your life. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#89. Plan?" Marasi asked.
"Not dyin'."
"Anything more detailed than that?"
"Not dyin' ... today? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#90. She entered the manor, but couldn't help feeling that she was trying to hold together a carpet as dozens of people pulled out threads from the sides. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#91. The best liars are those who tell the truth most of the time. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#92. My life," Melody declared, "is a tragedy. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#93. A rifle is elegant. It's an extension of your will. Take aim, squeeze the trigger, make things happen. In the hands of an expert with stillness inside of him, there's nothing more deadly than a good rifle. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#94. Kaladin followed [Shallan]. What else could he do? Explain to Adolin? Yes, princeling. I let your betrothed wander off alone in the darkness to get eaten by a chasmfiend. No, I didn't go with her. Yes, I'm a coward. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#95. Clothing doesn't really change a man. But it changes how others react to him. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#96. I really am impressed that you have been shot so often. Really."
"Getting hit's not really that impressive," Wayne noted. "It don't take much skill to get shot. It's avoiding the bullets that's tough. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#97. You ... can ride a bike, can't you?"
"Sure I can," I said, getting onto one of the squeaky things. "At least I used to be able to. Haven't done it in years, but it's like riding a bike, right?"
"Technically, yes. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#98. Why do you care?"
"Because someone has to. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#99. I didn't have all the answers, but at least I had a goal. Revenge. Who cared if it would eat me up inside and leave me hollow? - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#100. New tastes are like new ideas, young man
the older you get, the more difficult they are for you to stomach. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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