Title: Rhythm of War Authors: Brandon Sanderson Category:#supplementals Number of Highlights: 10 Date: 2023-06-25 Last Highlighted: **


Some people charged toward the goal, running for all they had. Others stumbled. But it wasn’t the speed that mattered. It was the direction they were going.

“It will,” Wit said, “but then it will get better. Then it will get worse again. Then better. This is life, and I will not lie by saying every day will be sunshine. But there will be sunshine again, and that is a very different thing to say. That is truth. I promise you, Kaladin: You will be warm again.”


“Since we all go to the same place in the end, the moments we spent with each other are the only things that do matter. The times we helped each other.”


“I talk to my sword too,” Adolin told them. “Funny thing is, she eventually talked back. Never be afraid to show a little respect to those you depend upon, friends.”

“If we slow down,” Jasnah said, “the past catches up to us. History is like that, always gobbling up the present.”


“Your abilities are what made the original Oathpact,” she said. “And they existed—and were named—long before the Knights Radiant were founded. A Bondsmith Connected the Heralds to Braize, made them immortal, and locked our enemies away. A Bondsmith bound other Surges and brought humans to Roshar, fleeing their dying world. A Bondsmith created—or at least discovered—the Nahel bond: the ability of spren and humans to join together into something better. You Connect things, Dalinar.

“Integrity doesn’t stop men from killing, Brightness,” Sebarial said. “It just makes them use different justifications.”


‘War is the last option of the state that has failed,’ ” Adolin said, tapping the side with the divine robed figure. He pushed it to spin it in Kaladin’s fingers, showing the other side. “ ‘But it is better than having no options.’