Mistborn: The Final Empire Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Mistborn: The Final Empire
  1. #1
    “If men should read these words, let them know that power is a heavy burden. Seek not to be bound by its chains.”
  2. #2
    “The man who wants you to trust him is the one you must fear the most.”
  3. #3
    “Being an annoyance is something that I am very good at. In fact, I’m far more than just a ‘mild’ annoyance--people tell me I can be downright frustrating. Might as well use this talent for the cause of good, eh?”
  4. #4
    “Men rarely see their own actions as unjustified.”
  5. #5
    “I’m not really sure why. But... do you stop loving someone just because they betray you? I don’t think so. That’s what makes the betrayal hurt so much - pain, frustration, anger... and I still loved her. I still do.”
  6. #6
    “There’s always another secret.”
  7. #7
    “Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.”
  8. #8
    “My behavior is nonetheless, deplorable. Unfortunately, I’m quite prone to such bouts of deplorability--take for instance, my fondness for reading books at the dinner table.”
  1. #9
    “I’ve always been very confident in my immaturity.”
  2. #10
    “You should try not to talk so much, friend. You’ll sound far less stupid that way.”
  3. #11
    “I never wanted to be feared. If I regret one thing, it is the fear I have caused. Fear is the tool of tyrants. Unfortunately, when the fate of the world is in question, you use whatever tools are available.”
  4. #12
    “You can’t just avoid the game by saying you don’t want to play.”
  5. #13
    “If you’re always on time, it implies that you never have anything better you should be doing.”
  6. #14
    “What is belief - what is faith - if you don’t continue it after failure?”
  7. #15
    “He smiled despite the grief he felt at the deaths of his men; he smiled because that was what he did. That was how he proved to the Lord Ruler-and to himself-that he wasn’t beaten.”
  8. #16
    “Honestly, for an evil god of darkness, he certainly can be dull.”
  1. #17
    “Women? Women are like...thunderstorms. They’re beautiful to look at, and sometimes they’re nice to listen to-but most of the time they’re just plain inconvenient.”
  2. #18
    “In the end, I worry that my arrogance shall destroy us all.”
  3. #19
    “But you can’t kill me, Lord Tyrant. I represent that one thing you’ve never been able to kill, no matter how hard you try. I am hope.”
  4. #20
    “There is beauty in compassion, but one must learn wisdom too.”
  5. #21
    “That’s kind of what trust is, isn’t it? A willful self-delusion.”
  6. #22
    “I have no idea what you just said, child,′ Breeze said. ‘So I’m simply going to pretend it was coherent, then move on.”
  7. #23
    “The right belief is like a good cloak, I think. If it fits you well, it keeps you warm and safe. The wrong fit however, can suffocate.”
  8. #24
    “Every action we take has consequences, Vin,” Kelsier said. “I’ve found that in both Allomancy and life, the person who can best judge the consequences of their actions will be the most successful.”
  9. #25
    “And Vin liked solitude. When you’re alone, no one can betray you.”
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