Brent Weeks quotes

  • Dying well is easy,it only takes a moment of courage. It’s living well that I couldn’t do. What’s death compared to that.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Dying #Moments #Easy

  • Do you know what punishments I've endured for my crimes, my sins? None. I am proof of the absurdity of men's most treasured abstractions. A just universe wouldn't tolerate my existence.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Sin #Crime

  • Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Dream #Shadow #Abiding

  • Moments of beauty sustain us through hours of ugliness.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Moments #Hours #Ugliness

  • If I tell you a secret can you keep it quiet? “Well, I can. I’m not so sure about Doll Girl.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Girl #Secret #Dolls

  • If you looked busy, you could get away with almost anything.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Busy #Get Away

  • ..because the only kind of love I have to offer is stupid and blind and so deep and powerful that I feel like I'm cracking just to hold it in.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Powerful #Stupid #Kind

  • Love is a madness. Love is Failer - Durzo Blint
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Love Is #Madness

  • Love is not a whim. Love is not a flower that fades with a few fleeting years. Love is a choice wedded to action, my husband, and I choose you, and I will choose you every day for the rest of my life.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Wedding #Husband #Flower

  • It had better be. It doesn't do much when it's soft.
    -- Brent Weeks

  • Dad, one of my first memories is of sharing my worry with you about the space shuttle poking holes in the atmosphere and letting out all of Earth's air.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Funny #Memories #Dad

  • Elene gasped and sat up. "Kylar Thaddeus Stern!" Kylar giggled. "Thaddeus? That's a good one. I knew a Thaddeus once." "So did I. He was a blind idiot." "Really?" Kylar said, his eyes dancing. "The one I knew was famous for his gigantic-" "Kylar!" Elene interrupted, motioning toward Uly. "His gigantic what?" Uly asked. "Now you did it." Elene said, "His gigantic what, Kyler?" "Feet. And you know what they say about big feet." He winked lasciviously at Elene. "What?" Uly asked. "Big Shoes," Kylar said.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Eye #Feet #Shoes

  • You'd be surprised at what you'd do to stay alive.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Alive #Staying Alive

  • Assassination is an art, milord. And I am the city's most accomplished artist.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Art #Artist #Cities

  • You have to be a little bad to make history.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Littles

  • When you don't know what to do, do what's right and do what's in front of you. But not necessarily what's right in front of you.
    -- Brent Weeks

  • Will covers a multitude of flaws, just as love covers a multitude of sins.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Sin #Flaws #Multitudes

  • Love is a fragile, corruptible thing. And yet I have seen it evince a curious strength. It is beyond any comprehension Love is a weakness that once in a great while triumphs over strength.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Love Is #Weakness #Triumph

  • Life is empty. Life is worthless. When we take a life, we aren't taking anything of value.- Durzo Blint
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Life Is #Empty #Worthless

  • Maybe when you were born on the top of the mountain you could pretend the mountain didn't matter, but those who climbed it and those born at its base who could never climb at all knew differently.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Mountain #Matter #Born

  • Life is meaningless, when we take a life we take nothing of value.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Meaning Of Life #Life Is #Meaningless

  • The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Perfect #No Friends #Target

  • Bewildered as he might be, sometimes a man's highest calling is simply to stand, and hug.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Hug #Calling

  • one doesn't interrupt a beautiful girl unless one is going to be funny.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Beautiful #Girl #Beautiful Girl

  • You might want to think twice before you try to use a man's conscience against him. It may turn out he doesn't have one.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Thinking #Trying

  • And what fun is it being a genius if no one appreciates you?
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Fun #Appreciate #Genius

  • Evil is simple and empty. Evil has no mysterious depths. We stare into a dark hole and fill it with our fears, but it is only a hole.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Dark #Simple #Evil

  • How can one love the light and live in darkness?
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Light #Darkness #One Love

  • Sometimes to love is easy, but to accept love is hard.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Love Is #Sometimes #Easy

  • Delusional people tend to believe in what they're doing.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Believe #People #Delusional

  • My writing has a lot of surprising twists,
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    #Writing #Twists #Surprising

  • Put on some armor. Just remember what's armor and what's you, so when it's time to take it off, you can.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Armor #Remember

  • If you worry about what everyone is trying to do, you become a spectator and not a player.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Player #Worry #Trying

  • If embarrassment were a muscle, I'd be huge.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Embarrassment #Muscles

  • The master who fears the choices his people will make enough to take those choices away isn't worth serving.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #People #Choices #Enough

  • A wolf can be a wolfhound, son, but it can never be a lapdog.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Son

  • You’ll come with us,” she said. “Sure,” Gavin said. “It wasn’t a request.” “Yes it was,” Gavin said. “When you don’t have power to compel obedience, by definition you’re making a request.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Definitions #Obedience #Said

  • Just because it's a dream doesn't mean it's a lie.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Dream #Lying #Mean

  • Let me make this real simple. You will not break me. The hole will not break me. I will not break. I will not be broken.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Real #Simple #Broken

  • It's better that the innocent should live than that the guilty die
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Guilty #Innocent #Should

  • Light cannot be chained.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Light

  • I’ll spend my life training just for the moment I have my chance at you. I’ll wait until you think I’ve forgotten today. I’ll wait until you think it was just a dumb guild rat’s threat. After I’m a master, you’ll jump at shadows for a while. But after you jump a dozen times and I’m not there, you won’t jump just once, and that’s when I’ll be there. I don’t care if you kill me at the same time. I’ll trade my life for yours.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Thinking #Waiting #Dumb

  • The truth was, Azoth hated Azoth. Azoth was a coward, passive, weak, afraid, disloyal. Azoth had hesitated. Master Blint didn’t know it, but the poisons on the needle had killed Azoth. He was Kylar now, and Kylar would be everything Azoth hadn’t dared to be.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Coward #Would Be #Poison

  • The intuition that had kept Kylar from Vi even from the first time she'd tried to seduce him at the Drake estate suddenly crystallized: You don't share your life with a woman's body, you share your life with a woman.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Intuition #Body #Firsts

  • The duke sounded like he was trying to convince himself. “Have you ever done this before?” “Set up someone by pretending to be someone else? Sure. Pretended to get killed? Not so much.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Trying #Done #Dukes

  • I don’t know how you’ve managed a tan,” Daydra said, “but you’ll have to keep it up, and talk like a pirate. If you want to work for Momma K, you’re going to be the Sethi pirate girl. You have a husband or a lover?” Kaldrosa hesitated. “Husband,” she admitted. “The last beating nearly killed him.” “If you do this, you’ll never get him back. A man can forgive a woman who leaves whoring for him, but he’ll never forgive one who goes whoring for him.” “It’s worth it,” Kaldrosa said. “To save his life, it’s worth it.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Girl #Husband #Men

  • Her nudity is her armor. It blinded the drooling fools. They couldn't see anything else while they saw her body.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Armor #Body #Saws

  • The God gives simpler problems to lesser men.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Giving #Problem

  • Why do you keep saying incarnations like I’m some kind of god?” It wasn’t a great question, but the real questions were so big that Kylar didn’t even know how ask them. “You are worshipped in a few remote areas where your master wasn’t very careful about showing the full extent of his powers.” “What?!
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Real #Kind #Bigs

  • Words were another sword for the man who wielded them well.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Wells

  • Durzo pulled out a gold Gunder from his pouch. Crowns Roth wins, Castles I lose. He flipped the coin. It bounced on the table and, impossibly, landed on edge. There´s always another choice, Kylar said.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Winning #Choices #Gold

  • Life is nothing in itself. It’s a place marker that proves who’s winning, and we are the winners. We are always the winners. There is nothing but the winning. Even winning means nothing. We win because it’s an insult to lose. The ends don’t justify the means. The means don’t justify the ends. There is no one to justify to. There is no justice.” ~ Durzo Blint
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Mean #Winning #Justice

  • Why did women always believe that talking about a problem would fix it? Some issues were corpses. Hot air made them fester and rot and spread their disease to everything else. Better to bury it and move on.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Believe #Moving #Air

  • A man’s greatest treasures are his illusions - Durzo Blint
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Treasure #Illusion

  • Relationships are ropes. Love is a noose. - Durzo Blint
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Love Is #Rope #Dark Humor

  • There's no guarantee that justice will win out or that a noble sacrifice will make any difference. But when it does, there's something that still swells my chest. There's magic in that.... It tells me that's the way things are supposed to be.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Sacrifice #Winning #Differences

  • ...if reality is hard and flat and unjust, then it's better to adjust to what really is than to complain that it isn't what you wish. That was what made me lose faith..... But having lost it, soon I doubted my lack of faith. There were niggling hints of meaning everywhere.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Reality #Wish #Complaining

  • My question is, do you believe in an evil possessed of its own purity? or does every act intend some good?...
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Believe #Evil #Doe

  • It was no true prayer to beg forgiveness while choosing to sin.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Prayer #Sin

  • Remember that time you tried to hump the bridge?
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Bridges #Remember

  • You will find no answers here, just choices.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Choices #Answers

  • I am Sa’kagé a lord of shadows. I claim the shadows that the Shadow may not. I am the strong arm of deliverance. I am Shadowstrider. I am the Scales of Justice. I am He-Who-Guards-Unseen. I am Shadowslayer. I am Nameless. The coranti shall not go unpunished. My way is hard but I serve unbroken. In ignobility nobility. In shame honor. In darkness light. I will do justice and love mercy. Until the king returns I shall not lay my burden down.” --(Durzo Blint to Jorses Alkestes, quoted to Skylar at the edge of Ezra's Forest.)
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Strong #Kings #Light

  • A wet boy has a deader, an assassin has a target, because assassins sometimes miss.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Boys #Missing #Target

  • What people value in their books—and thus what they count as literature—really tells you more about them than it does about the book.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Book #People #Doe

  • A few months ago you assassinated a man who called himself a god; now you're going after a goddess in truth. Unless you can figure out a way to kill continents, after this you're going to have to retire.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Men #Way #Months

  • There was a nice dilemma. How does one interject into a polite conversation, "By the way, in case you're ever interested, I do have a penise."?
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Nice #Doe #Way

  • Life is empty. Life is meaningless. When we take a life, we arn't taking anything of value. Wetboys are killers. Thats all we do. Thats all we are. There are no poets in the bitter business.
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Killers #Bitter #Life Is

  • You don't need to like reality, only be strong enough to face it
    -- Brent Weeks

    #Strong #Reality #Needs