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. Brandon Sanderson
Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. 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
You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm. It's really funny. 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
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. Brandon Sanderson
Everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things virtuous, you have to suffer to gain the reward. 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 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. Brandon Sanderson
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. Brandon Sanderson
Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. Brandon Sanderson
Not all librarians are evil cultists. Some librarians are instead vengeful undead who want to suck your soul. Brandon Sanderson
It was rather difficult to throw a game when you had no idea what you were doing to win it in the first place. Brandon Sanderson
Clothing doesn't really change a man. But it changes how others react to him. Brandon Sanderson
Entropy shakes its angry fist at you for being clever enough to organize the world. Brandon Sanderson
Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack. Brandon Sanderson
Mocking a woman is like drinking too much wine. It may be fun for a short time, but the hangover is hell. Brandon Sanderson
It's easy to believe in something when you win all the time...The losses are what define a man's faith. Brandon Sanderson
Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for a third. Brandon Sanderson
Now, I had been frightened on several different occasions in my life. The most frightening of these involved an elevator and a mime. Brandon Sanderson
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Brandon Sanderson
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. Brandon Sanderson
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. Brandon Sanderson
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. Brandon Sanderson
You're like a potato, in a minefield! Brandon Sanderson
Those candle flames were like the lives of men. So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees. Brandon Sanderson
A journey will have pain and failure. It is not only the steps forward that we must accept. It is the stumbles. The trials. The knowledge that we will fail. That we will hurt those around us. Brandon Sanderson
Expectation wasn't just about what people expected of you. It was about what you expected of yourself. Brandon Sanderson
Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail. Brandon Sanderson