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I will not read the last page of novels first," I said, and then punched myself in the face.
"I promise, I'll never again read the last page of novels first," I said, then smacked myself on the head with a book.
"I really, really, really regret reading the last page of this novel first!"
(This page is, of course, here for those of you who skip to the end of the book first. Naughty, naughty! Fortunately, you're acting out the book like you're supposed to, right? Well, let that be a lesson to you.)


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An excuse is what you make after the deed is done, while a justification is what you offer before.
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I once saw a spindly man carrying a stone larger than his head upon his back. He stumbled beneath th...
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Are you that afraid of being wrong? One would assume you’d be accustomed to it by now.”
He ...
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How do you do that?” Mennis asked, frowning.
“What?”
“Smile so much.”
“Oh...
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How do you 'accidentally' kill a noble man in his own mansion?"
"With a knife in the chest. Or...
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Frailty, thy name is Alcatraz
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Is human nature to believe that other places and other times are better than the here and now.
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Before we get to this, let me explain something about myself. I’ve been many things in my life. St...
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There was rarely an obvious branching point in a person's life. People changed slowly, over time. Yo...
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Watch out for púcas as you travel, lad,” Cody said, shaking my hand. “Could be imitating anythi...
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Somehow in the chaos and mess she'd discovered who she was. Not a girl of the streets, though that w...
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I was ten,” I said. “Give me a little credit.”
“To a boy with aspirations like that, I ...
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She can shoot like a dream and she carries tiny grenades in her top, a bit of my addled mind thought...
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I say that there is no role for women—there is, instead, a role for each woman, and she must make ...
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What do you know?”
“Almost everything. That almost part can be a real kick in the teeth som...
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I like visiting people in prison. I can say whatever I want to them, and they can’t do anything ab...
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I can see what you’re up to.”
“Five foot six inches,” Shallan said. “I suspect that...
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Words are where most change begins.
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What else will we do?" I asked, turning to leave. "This is the only plan we have."
"This isn't ...
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Discomforting, like finding a three-week-old sandwich behind your bed, when you swore you’d finish...
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Enforcement had done its best to kill me on several occasions. You didn’t just get over something ...
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I sense a very large but.
“Funny, because right in front of me, I see a—”
...
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Reckoner Super Plan for Killing Regalia...

Step One: find Regalia, then totally explod...
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You can’t immerse yourself in something,” Prof said softly, “without coming to respect it.
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Or, you know, you could interview the perfectly willing Epic walking beside you.”
I coughed i...
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We want what we can’t have, even when we have no right to demand it.
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You cannot tempt the hearts of men who are pure.
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Entropy shakes its angry fist at you for being clever enough to organize the world. (p 2)
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Never throw the first punch. If you have to throw the second, try to make sure they don't get up for...
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I wasn’t a nerd, mind you, but I’d spent a lot of my youth studying Epics, so I’d had limited ...
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I've seen Steelheart bleed.
And I will see him bleed again.
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I don't talk to myself because I'm crazy."
"No?"
"I do it because I'm awesome.
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As she’d left, I’d glanced at her gun.
This time, when she’d pointed it at me, she’d fl...
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Marsh: Our best efforts were never even a mild annoyance to the Lord Ruler."
Kelsier: Ah, but b...
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Elend smiled. "Oh, come on. You have to admit that you're unusual, Vin. You're like some strange mix...
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You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way.

- Bree...
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You see, that is the sad, sorry, terrible thing about sarcasm.

It's really funny.
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Spook smiled. "Elend is a forgetful scholar - twice as bad as Sazed ever was. He gets lost in his bo...
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Janala is a fool, just bright enough to be proud of the wits she has, but stupid enough to be unawar...
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Ear demons are totally real," Cody said. "They're what make microphones like these ones work. They'r...
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You've never heard of bagpipes?" Cody asked, sounding aghast. "They're as Scottish as kilts a...
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As long as you keep trying, there's a chance. When you give up? That's when the dream dies.
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People can do great things. However, there are some things they just CAN'T do. I, for instance, have...
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I think you underestimate the stubbornness a crown can press into a man
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He quivered on the ground his face pressed to the stone and didn’t rise.
“Did you… did y...
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Sequels always have to be bigger.
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Life breaks us, Teft. Then we fill the cracks with something stronger.
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NO MATING
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What did you put in the fire?" Kaladin said. "To make that special smoke?"
"Nothing. It was jus...
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My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I'm quite prone to such bouts of deplorabilit...
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This is going to take a while. I'm a fantasy author. We have trouble with the concept of brevity.
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