The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.
Impossible things are really rough to do, you know.
Just because I do not accept the teachings of the devotaries does not mean I’ve discarded a belief in right and wrong.”
“But the Almighty determines what is right!”
“Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality — which answers only to my heart — is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution.
Kelsier exhaled in exasperation. “Elend Venture? You risked your life-risked the plan, and our lives-for that fool of a boy?
Does the king know you’re back?”
“Nope! I’m trying to think of a properly dramatic way to inform him. Perhaps a hundred chasmfiends marching in unison, singing an ode to my magnificence.”
“That sounds… hard.”
“Yeah, the storming things have real trouble tuning their tonic chords and maintaining just intonation.”
“I have no idea what you just said.”
“Yeah, the storming things have real trouble tuning their tonic chords and maintaining just intonation.
You must love him enough to trust his wishes, even if you disagree with them. You must respect him – no matter how wrong you think he may be, no matter how poor you think his decisions, you must respect his desire to make them. Even if one of them includes loving you.
Ear demons are totally real,” Cody said. “They’re what make microphones like these ones work. They’re also what tell you to eat the last slice of pie when you know Tia wanted it.
Battle was a masculine art. A woman wanting to come to the battlefield was like… well, like a man wanting to read. Unnatural.
Humans don’t make sense.
Grains of sand will only flow with the winds, Kenton, never against them.