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“It's easy to lose yourself in the idea of a person and be blinded to their reality.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“Dying is easy. Anyone can throw themselves onto the pyre and rest a happy martyr. Enduring the suffering that comes with sacrifice is the real test.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“He's probably out there in the hallway right now, composing bad poetry in his head." Michi cleared her throat, her voice taking on a breathless lilt:

"Pale Fox's Daughter,
Her cherry lips haunt my dreams.
Something, something, breasts...”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
tags: humor
“To be a servant can be a noble thing, but only as noble as the master served.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“FEATHERS GROW BACK.... SISTERS DO NOT.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“You lied to me."
"I never lied. I just didn't tell you the whole truth."
"You said you were alone."
"I am alone."
"There's hundreds of you. Maybe thousands. You and your 'family' are everywhere."
"Just because you're standing in a crowd doesn't mean you belong there." -Yukiko and Kin”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“RAIJIN, TAKE ME NOW.

She shot Buruu a withering glance as he rolled over on his back and pawed at the sky.

HAVE MERCY ON ME, FATHER. TAKE MY WINGS. CHAIN ME TO STINKING EARTH. BUT THIS TORTURE I CANNOT ENDURE.

Oh, shut it.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“Tiger proudly roars.
Dragon dives and Phoenix soars.
Fox gets the chicken.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“ENOUGH NOISE. STAND ASIDE. I WILL GUT HIM.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
tags: buruu
“Each of you must decide where you stand. All we ask is that you refuse to kneel. You are the people. You have the power. Open your eyes. Open your minds. Then close the fingers on your hand.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“A conscience is easier to swallow on an empty belly, simpler to swing with a broken wrist.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“DO NOT UNDERSTAND YOU MONKEYS.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
tags: buruu
“Wait," he whispered.

But she didn't.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“You're hungry.
The beast glared.
STAY OUT OF MY MIND, INSECT.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
tags: buruu
“A conscience is easier to swallow on an empty belly, simpler to swing with a broken wrist. The people who hate money are the ones who don’t have any. The people who hate power are the ones who are powerless”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“Yukiko steered the subject away from sex as fast as she could. She was still occasionally woken by nightmares about the day her father had tried to sit her down for "the talk".”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
tags: humor
“You walked into this village with a thunder tiger beside you. You have slain demons with your own hands. Are the old myths really that hard to believe?
'They wouldn't be myths otherwise, would they?'
'Then have a care, Yukiko-chan,' Daichi smiled. 'Keeping the company of the last arashitora in Shima sounds like an excellent way to become a myth yourself.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“Our troubles are but mayflies, rising and falling between the turn of dawn and dusk. And then they are gone to the houses of memory, you and I will remain, Yukiko.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“It takes courage to say goodbye. To stare at a thing lost and know it is gone forever. Some tears are iron forged.”
Jay Kristoff, Kinslayer
“It's easy to lose yourself in the idea of a person and be blinded to their reality. It's a simple thing, to love a stranger.”
Jay Kristoff
“Yukiko stared back at him. Slurred words and a soft stare, that stupefied, slack-jawed look slinking over his face and turning his skin to gray. An anesthetic, numbing the pain of well deserved loss.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“LOOK AROUND. GAME DEAD, RIVERS BLACK, LAND CHOKED WITH WEED. SKIES BLEEDING, RED AS BLOOD. FOR WHAT?
YOUR KIND ARE BLIND. YOU SEE ONLY THE NOW. NEVER THE WILL BE.
BUT SOON YOU WILL. WHEN ALL IS GONE, WHEN THERE ARE SO MANY MONKEY-CHILDREN THAT YOU MURDER FOR A SCRAP OF LAND, A DROP OF CLEAN WATER, THEN YOU WILL SEE.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“Too many to defeat.
But not too many to fight.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“My gift to you, Yukiko-chan.' He nodded. 'Use it to cut away your fear, and leave nothing in its wake. Cherish it. And cherish this truth I speak to you now, if no other before or after: The greatest tempest Shima has even known waits in the wings for you to call its name. Your anger can topple mountains. Crush empires. Change the very shape of the world.'
He pressed the blade into her hand, watched her with cool eyes the colour of steel.
'Your anger is a gift.”
Jay Kristoff, Kinslayer
tags: anger, gift
“Nuestros problemas no son más que efímeras, que crecen y mueren entre el amanecer y el atardecer. Y cuando se hayan ido al reino de la memoria, tú y yo aún estaremos aquí.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“There is power in words.
There are words that bid us laugh and make us weep. Words to begin with and words to end by. Words that seize the hearts in our chests and squeeze them tight, that set the skin on our bones to tingling. Words so beautiful they shape us, forever change us, live inside us for as long as we have breath to speak them. There are forgotten words. Killing words. Great and frightening and terrible words. There are True words.
And then there are pictures.”
Jay Kristoff, Kinslayer
“WHEN IT IS DONE, WE WILL FLY FAR FROM HERE. FAR FROM THIS SCAB AND ITS POISONED SKY.
WE WILL DANCE IN THE STORMS, YOU AND I.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer
“On Salem's Lot: " My favorite vampire story ever. I first read this 20 years ago, and I can still quote lines from it.

"You have been ill-used, Mr Bryant."
"I will see you sleep like the dead, teacher."
"The boy makes ten of you, false priest."

Fuck twilight. Seriously... ”
Jay Kristoff
“Then know this. Between and beneath and beyond anything else i may be, i am yours. I will never leave you. never forsake you. You may rely upon sun to rise and moon to fall. For you are the heart of me.”
Jay Kristoff, Kinslayer
“Harta de ser la débil, la asustada. Harta de ser un peón, de ser una prisionera, de ser una diminuta niña en un mundo tan frío y brutal. Harta de todo.”
Jay Kristoff, Stormdancer

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