Category: "Books: Excerpt"

July 9th, 2014
Patrick Rothfuss - A Wise Man's FearNo man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.

April 15th, 2013
Jeff Goins - You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One)If you treat people like human beings and write from a place that is deep and true, you will find your audience.

April 10th, 2013
Patrick Rothfuss - A Wise Man's FearThey were the best sort of friends. The sort everyone hopes for but no one deserves, least of all me.

April 3rd, 2013
Speaking from Among the Bones by Alan BradleyHe began again. "As was your mother, you have been given the fatal gift of genius. Because of it, your life will not be an easy one -- nor must you expect it to be. You must remember always that great gifts come at great cost. Are there any questions?"

April 1st, 2013
Jeff Goins - You Are A Writer (So Start Acting Like One)If you practice every day, you don’t get fatigued. All muscles are built this way, even creative ones.

March 21st, 2013
Patrick Rothfuss - A Wise Man's FearThe innkeeper gave a humorless chuckle as he leaned against the bar. “so much for my legendary silver tongue.” Bast gave a derogatory snort. “The boy is an idiot, Rashi.” “Am I supposed to feel better because I wasn’t able to persuade an idiot, Bast? “

March 4th, 2013
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of AscensionBreeze shrugged. "Manipulation works so well on a personal level, I don't see why it wouldn't be an equally viable national policy."

October 15th, 2012
Brandon Sanderson - MistbornKelsier leaned forward again. "But you weren't born an aristocrat. You're not noble, Vin. You don't have to play by their rules -- and that makes you even more powerful."

September 24th, 2012
Brandon Sanderson - The Well of Ascension"You have to feel confident that your actions are the best," Tindwyl explained. "you have to know that no matter how bad things get, they would be worse without you. When disaster occurs, you take responsibility, but you don't wallow or mope. You aren't allowed that luxury; guilt is for lesser men. You simply need to do what is expected."

September 18th, 2012
Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn

"How can you be so optimistic?" Vin asked. "You and Kelsier both."

"I don't know, Mistress," Sazed said. "Perhaps our lives have been easier than yours. Or, perhaps we are simply more foolish."