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  • Ryan shared from The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
    “As you say. It’s just as well one of us knows how to use a real weapon.” “That bow is a real weapon,” Lan said suddenly. He propped an arm across the saddle of his tall black and regarded them gravely. “So are the slings I’ve seen you village boys with. Just because you never used them for anything but hunting rabbits or chasing a wolf away from the sheep makes no difference. Anything can be a weapon, if the man or woman who holds it has the nerve and will to make it so.
  • Ryan shared from The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
    It was an odd thing Tam had taught him. Concentrate on a single name and feed all your passions into it—fear, hate, anger—until your mind became empty. Become one with the void, Tam said, and you could do anything.
  • Ryan shared from A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
    “You lie,” he said. “All men lie when they are afraid. Some tell many lies, some but a few. Some have only one great lie they tell so often that they almost come to believe it … though some small part of them will always know that it is still a lie, and that will show upon their faces.
  • Ryan shared from A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) by George R. R. Martin
    Words are like arrows, Arianne. Once loosed, you cannot call them back.
  • Ryan shared from The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett
    There were four divine laws that governed battle: Be unified in purpose and leadership. Do battle at a time and place of your choosing. Adapt to what you cannot control, and prepare the rest. Attack in ways the enemy will not expect, finding and exploiting their weaknesses.
  • Ryan shared from The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
    “What you saw belongs to you. A story doesn’t live until it is imagined in someone’s mind.” “What does the story mean, then?” “It means what you want it to mean,” Hoid said. “The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon. Too often, we forget that.”
  • Ryan shared from The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
    Life before death. What did the saying mean? That men should seek life before seeking death? That was obvious. Or did it mean something else? That life came before death? Again, obvious. And yet the simple words spoke to him. Death comes, they whispered. Death comes to all. But life comes first. Cherish it. Death is the destination. But the journey, that is life. That is what matters.
  • Ryan shared from The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
    “What you said earlier is right; men are unreliable in many things. But if there’s one thing you can count on, it’s their greed.”
  • Ryan shared from The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
    “the prize is not worth the costs. The means by which we achieve victory are as important as the victory itself.”
  • Ryan shared from The Way of Kings: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
    The hallmark of insecurity is bravado.
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