Hey everybody! Lady Literature here!
Are you ready for Thursday’s Quick Quote?
This week’s quote comes from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. It’s from the first book: The Final Empire.
The quote is towards the middle of the book, and it is from one of my favorite characters. The man’s name is Sazed, and he is a Terrisman (which is like a librarian, but Brandon Sanderson style). He holds knowledge stretching back hundreds of years that he is tasked with sharing in his world so that they don’t lose it. Sazed particularly has an interest in ancient religions, which he says he knows hundreds of.
“Belief isn’t simply a thing for fair times and bright days…What is belief – what is faith – if you don’t continue in it after failure?…Anyone can believe in someone, or something that always succeeds…But failure…ah, now, that is hard to believe in, certainly and truly. Difficult enough to have value. Sometimes we just have to wait long enough…then we find out why exactly it was that we kept believing…There’s always another secret.” – Sazed; The Final Empire
I liked the intensity and thought provoking structure of this quote. What is belief without failure? It made me question things, and think more deeply about different issues, and I think it was a genius move by Sanderson to show the sort of character that Sazed is.
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