Quote of the Day

The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but to give you questions to think upon. Too often, we forget that.

- BRANDON SANDERSON, The Way of Kings (Canada, USA, Europe, AbeBooks)

9 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Harry, where is your INCEPTION review?


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BStearns said...

Oh man, I love that quote. That's freakin brilliant.

Dan Smyth said...

Wanted to reference this post in a comment on another blog, but clicking on "Quote of the Day" in this case doesn't relay me to a unique page. Help?

Great statement, I think. I need to read this book.

Scho said...

Agree. We need to think more.

Anonymous said...

Amazingly stupid quote from a shockingly bad writer. FYI, Brandon, the purpose of a storyteller is to tell compelling stories! If you could remember this simple true and stop yammering on about the higher purpose of your work, then maybe, and just maybe, you can avoid becoming another laughingstock like Goodkind.

Xenophon said...

Masters of the obvious, this quote is second nature to me. I hope that my writing will inspire the reader to think, at the least...

Roland said...

It's a really Captain Obvious statement, and a bit too abstract to mean anything. Still, gotta admire Anonymous trolls in blog comments sections. Sanderson could never be a second Goodkind for two obvious reasons - he is a good writer, and he is not an asshole.

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Welzen said...

I love this write, is one of the best.

Cecrow said...

I don't find this so terribly obvious. How many readers throw their hands up in disgust over open-ended novels with unresolved questions and plot threads? Sometimes - often - this is legitimate and necessary for resonance and to leave the reader with thoughts to ponder. Not everything need be tied up neatly with a bow - or simply to be told in "compelling manner", expecting that to suffice for making the reading worthwhile.