Quotes by Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

American author of epic fantasy and science fiction

Alive from: 1975-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    ... imaginary things were often the only items of real substance in people's lives.
    Source: Warbreaker (2009) Lightsong the Bold
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    Fantasy has had some problems with being too repetitive, in my opinion. I try to read what other people are doing - and say, 'How can I add to this rather than just recycle it? How can I stand on Tolkien's shoulders rather than stand tied to his kneecaps?'
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    My job is not to save 'The Wheel of Time', to fix 'The Wheel of Time', or anything like that. My job is not to screw it up.
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    Normally, I have a lot of alpha readers on my books. These are people that, once I finish a novel, I let them look at it and give me a reader response.
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    Of course not, she agreed, You are nothing if not exhaustive in your self-congratulatory made-up logic.
    Source: Warbreaker (2009) Blushweaver
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    Overthrowing the Final Empire seems like a good start. Are there any religions on your list that include the slaughter of noblemen as a holy duty?
    Source: Mistborn: The Final Empire (2006) Kelsier, Ch. 10
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    That could be solved, Siri said, Perhaps it would help if you refrained from speaking when others are present. I think I should find you quite amiable in those circumstances.
    Source: Warbreaker (2009)
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    That's the funny thing about arriving somewhere, Vin. Once you're there, the only thing you can really do is leave again
    Source: Mistborn: The Final Empire (2006) Kelsier, Ch. 13
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    The more limitations you put on a character, often times the better a character you'll make them, the more interesting the story becomes because the character can't simply wave a hand and make something happen. They have to work within the framework.
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    When I write my books, actually, I'm known for very logical rule-based magic systems. I write with one foot in fantasy and one foot in science fiction.
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