The Rithmatist Quotes.

1. "... everyone knows that ice cream is worth the trouble of being cold. Like all things virtuous, you have to suffer to gain the reward."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

2. "Joel, lad, school is about learning to learn. If you don't practice studying things you don't like, then you'll have a very hard time in life."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

3. "The most dangerous kind of man is not the one who spent his youth shoving others around. That kind of man gets lazy, and is often too content with his life to be truly dangerous. The man who spent his youth being shoved around, however … When that man gets a little power and authority, he often uses it to become a tyrant on par with the worst warlords in history."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

4. "we're all freaks sometimes, Melody," he replied. "You're just... well, better at it than most."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

5. "That was terribly thoughtless of you. What good is having friends if they don’t put you in mortal peril every once in a while?"
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

6. "Not having ice cream, she proclaimed, is the culmination of all disasters!"
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

7. "It's going to be painful." "It's a fun tradition." "So was witch-burning," Melody said. "Unless you were the witch."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

8. "My life," Melody declared, "is a tragedy."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

9. "It had been eight years. The pain of loss was still there. It never went away. It just got buried in time, like a rock slowly being covered over by dirt."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

10. "Well, that’s because they’re wrong and I’m right. No more reading for you. Let’s go get some ice cream. I don’t know if the kitchen has any, Joel said. It’s hard to get in the summers, and— Not from the kitchen, stupid, Melody said, rolling her eyes. From the parlor out on Knight Street. Oh. I’ve … never been there. What! That’s a tragedy. Melody, everything is a tragedy to you. Not having ice cream, she proclaimed, is the culmination of all disasters! That’s it. No more discussion. We’re going. Follow."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Rithmatist

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