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I decided that I'd see her dream fulfilled. I'd make a world where flowers returned, a world with green plants, a world where no soot fell from the sky...." He trailed off, then sighed. "I know. I'm insane.

—Kelsier to Vin, after showing her the picture of a Marewill flower[1]

If you're always on time, it implies that you never have anything better you should be doing.

—Kelsier to Dox on his constant tardiness[2]

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.

—Kelsier to the Lord Ruler, last words before death[3]

When you remember me, please remember that. Remember to smile.

—Kelsier to his crew, in a letter delivered after his death[4]

You want to be like me, Spook? Really like me? Then fight when you are beaten!

—Kelsier as a Cognitive Shadow, to Spook.

There's always another secret.

—Kelsier's mantra

Ah, but 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 that talent for the cause of good eh?

—Kelsier to Marsh[5]

From the Well of Ascension, of course. It's the same power, after all. Solid in the metal you fed to Elend. The liquid in the pool you burned. And vapor in the air, confined to night. Hiding you. Protecting you.
Giving you power!

—Kelsier speaks to Vin before she Ascends.[6][7]