Quotes About Akiva

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Laini Taylor
“Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens. I need you to remember that I love you.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“Love is a luxury."
"No. Love is an element."
An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“I'm afraid they're in love," he said, concerned. "They don't want to leave you." He lifted one hand from her waist to gently brush a pair from her neck, where their wings fanned against her jaw. Melancholy, he said, "I know just how they feel.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“But let's not be casual about this body, okay?" She nuzzled him back. "It may be your soul that I love, but I'm pretty keen on its vessel, too."

Her voice had dropped lower as she spoke, and his response was low and husky in kind. "I can't say I'm sorry to hear that," he said, and brushed his face past hers to kiss a place beneath her ear, sending instant, electric frissons coursing through her body.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“And they were quiet but their blood and nerves and butterflies were not—they were rampantly alive, rushing and thrumming in a wild and perfect melody, matched note for note.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“You really think joy is easier to come by than pain? What have you had more of?”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“He dropped the pretense, and dropped his head, so his brow came to rest against the sun-warmed top of hers. His arms went around her and drew her in, and Karou and Akiva were like two matches struck against each other to flare starlight. With a sigh, she softened, and it was pure homecoming to melt against him and rest.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“Everything lined up. It has been easy, as if it were meant-"
"Meant!" she said, amazed. She spun to face him, which, in the crush, brought her against his chest as if they were still dancing. She fought backward for space. As if what were meant?"
"You," he said. "And me.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“War is all we've been taught, but there are other ways to live. We can find them, Akiva. We can invent them. This is the beginning, here." She touched his chest and felt a rush of love for the heart that moved his blood, for his smooth skin and his scars and his unsoldierly tenderness. She took his hand and pressed it to her breast and said, "We are the beginning.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“As far back as she could remember, a phantom life had mocked her with its impenetrable “something else,” but now it was the opposite. Here, in the circle of Akiva's presence, even as they spoke of war and siege and enduring enmity, she felt herself being drawn into the warm absoluteness and rightness of him, like he was both place and person and, contrary to all reason, exactly where she was supposed to be.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“We dreamed together of the world remade.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“It’s about Thiago,” she said, and he felt the cool touch of finality. Of course it was the Wolf. When he’d seen them curved toward each other, laughing, he’d known, but a part of his mind had insisted on denying it—it was unthinkable—and then, when she’d looked across the cavern to him like that, to him, he’d hoped…
“He’s not who you think,” Karou said, and Akiva knew what was coming next.
He braced for it.
“I killed him,” she whispered.



Wait.
“What?”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“It’s all I want, to be beside you, helping you. If it takes forever, all the better, if it’s forever with you.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“He wanted to tell her that everything he had done he had done because he was broken, because watching her die had destroyed him, but there was no way to say it that didn’t sound like he was trying to pin the blame outside himself”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone
tags: akiva

Laini Taylor
“She'd spoken of their happiness as though it were an undeniable fact, no matter what happened--apart from everything else and not subject to it. It was a new idea for him, that happiness wasn't a mystical place to be reached or won--some bright terrain beyond the boundary of misery, a paradise waiting for them to find it--but something to carry doggedly with you through everything, as humble and ordinary as your gear and supplies. Food, weapons, happiness.
With hope that the weapons could in time vanish from the picture.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“..and when he let her go, it was as if she had been filled and didn't realize it until he pulled away and the absence rushed back in.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“Akiva felt the tilt of the world trying to tip him forward: to be nearer to her--nearer and touching--as though that were the only state of rest, and every other action and movement were geared to achieving it.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“There is the past, and there is the future,” he had said to his brothers and sisters not long ago. “The present is never more than the single second dividing one from the other.”
He’d been wrong. There was only the present, and it was infinite. The past and the future were just blinders we wore so that infinity wouldn’t drive us mad.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters
tags: akiva

Laini Taylor
“She smiled a little, and there was effortful lightness in her voice when she asked, "And how would you know what darkness is like?" Her hand brushed his feathers and they sparked to her touch. "You are your own light."

And Akiva almost said, I know what darkness is, because he did, in all the worst senses of the word, but he didn't want Karou to think he was retreating to the bleak state she'd drawn him out of in Morocco. So he held his tongue and was glad he had when she added, so softly he nearly didn't hear, "And mine.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“El Amor es un Elemento. --- Akiva”
Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor
“You can’t atone for taking one life by saving another. What good does that do the dead?”
“The dead,” she said. “And we have plenty of dead between us, but the way we act, you’d think they were corpses hanging on to our ankles, rather than souls freed to the elements.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“Seventh bearer of the cursed name Akiva.” Here he paused, speculative. “No Misbegotten ever bore that name to manhood before you. Did you know that? Old Byon the steward, he gave it out of spite. Wanted your mother to beg him not to. Any other woman in the harem would have, but not Festival. ‘Scribble whatever you like on your list, old man,’ she told him. ‘My son will not be tangled in your feeble fates.’ ”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters
tags: akiva, jael

Laini Taylor
“I can touch you," she marveled, and she couldn't--or at least didn't--resist the urge to further prove it by sliding her palm over the hot-smooth terrain of his chest until she felt as if she were holding his heartbeat in her hand.

"As much as you want," he said, and there was a trembling in him, but it wasn't from pain.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“Life is you master, or death is.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“She may have been the one whose name meant music, but his sounded like it. Saying it made her want to sing it, to lean out a window and call him home. To whisper it in the dark.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“- ¿Qué pasa? ¿Por qué te ríes?
- Porque la vida es una bastarda.
- Bien, entonces supongo que encajamos perfectamente en ella.”
Laini Taylor, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

Laini Taylor
“He watched her with a hopeful, piercing scrutiny that made her tingle, she felt so...seen.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor
“Tomorrow they will start the apocalypse.

Tonight, they let themselves look at each other, just for a little while.”
Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight

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