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“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything's possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.”
Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Then Day reaches out and touches my hand with his. He encloses it in a handshake. And just like that, I am linked with him again, I feel the pulse of our bond and his- tory and love through our hands, like a wave of magic, the return of a long-lost friend. Of something meant to be. The feeling brings tears to my eyes. Perhaps we can take a step forward together.

“Hi,” he says. “I’m Daniel.”
“Hi,” I reply. “I’m June.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“Sometimes, the sun sets earlier. Days don’t last forever, you know. But I’ll fight as hard as I can. I can promise you that.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“What a joke! Poor little rich girl's fallen in love with the Republic's most famous criminal.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That's much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“Be true to yourself. But that's something everyone says and no one means. No one wants you to be yourself. They want you to be the version of yourself that they like.”
Marie Lu, The Young Elites
“I’ve been searching a long time for something I think I lost.
I felt like I found something when I saw you back there.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“I don't know if anyone's ever told you this", he begins. He doesn't blush, and his eyes don't dart away. Instead I find myself staring into a pair of oceans - one perfect, the other blemished by that tiny ripple. "You're very attractive."

I've been complimented on my appearance before. But never in his tone of voice. Of all the things he's said, I don't know why this catches me off guard. But it startles me so much that without thinking I blurt out, "I could say the same about you." I pause. "In case you didn't know."

A slow grin spreads across his face. "Oh, trust me. I know.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“Forever and ever, kid, until you're sick and tired of seeing me.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“You're brilliant,"he says."But you're a fool to stay with someone like me."
I close my eyes at the touch of his hand."Then we are both fools.”
Marie Lu, Legend
tags: day, june
“You drive me insane June. You're the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can't catch my breath because I'm trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don't you? Billions of people will come and go in this world, but there will never be another like you.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“It hurts every day, the absence of someone who was once there.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just ... met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, "Hi, I'm Daniel.”
Marie Lu, Prodigy
“The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his
words.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.”
Marie Lu, The Young Elites
“Love is illogical, love had consequences--I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.”
Marie Lu, Prodigy
“I can feel his presence here in every stone he has touched, every person he has lifted up, every street and alley and city that he has changed in the few years of his life, because he is the Republic, he is our light, and I love you, I love you, until the day we meet again I will hold you in my heart and protect you there, grieving what we never had, cherishing what we did. I wish you were here.
I love you, always.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“You should have taken me with you," I whisper to him. Then I lean my head against his and begin to cry. In my mind, I make a silent promise to my brother's killer.

I will hunt you down. I will scour the streets of Los Angeles for you. Search every street in the Republic if I have to. I will trick you and deceive you, lie, cheat and steal to find you, tempt you out of your hiding place, and chase you until you have nowhere else to run. I make you this promise: your life is mine.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“I hope,” he replies softly, “to get to know you again. If you are open to it. There is a fog around you that I would like to clear away.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“Everyone has darkness inside them, however hidden.”
Marie Lu, The Young Elites
“You threw everything away."I bring a hand up to touch her face,to wipe the rain from her eyelashes."Your entire life-your beliefs...Why would you do that for me?"
June has never looked more beautiful than she does now,unadorned and honest,vulnerable yet invincible.When lightning streaks over the sky,her dark eyes shine like gold."Because you were right,"she whispers."About all of it.”
Marie Lu, Legend
tags: day
“To love is to be afraid. You are frightened, deathly terrified, that something will happen to those you love. Think of the possibilities. Does your heart clench with each thought? That, my friend, is love. And love enslaves us all, for you cannot have love without fear.”
Marie Lu, The Young Elites
“You try to walk in the light.”
Marie Lu, Legend
“I scream for everything that has gone wrong. I scream for everything broken in our lives.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, so she destroyed them all.”
Marie Lu, The Rose Society
“We're in this together, right?" he whispers. "You and me? You want to be here, yeah?" There's guilt in his questions. "Yes," I reply. "I chose this." Day pulls me close enough for our noses to touch. "I love you.”
Marie Lu, Prodigy
“Please don't take him away from this world. Please don't let him die here in my arms, not after everything we've been through together, not after You've taken so many others. Please, I beg You, let him live. I am willing to sacrifice anything to make this happen- I'm willing to do anything You ask. Maybe you'll laugh at me for such a naive promise, but I mean it in earnest, and I don't care if it makes no sense or seems impossible. Let him live. Please. I can't bear this a second time.

Tell me there is still good in this world. Tell me there is still hope for all of us.”
Marie Lu, Champion
“The first time I saw you, when you stepped into that Skiz ring against Kaede, I thought you were the most beautiful girl I'd ever seen. I could've watched you forever. The first time I kiss you..." That memory overpowers me now, taking me by surprise. I remember every last detail of it, almost enough to push away the lingering images of the Elector pulling June to him. "Well, that might as well have been my first kiss ever.”
Marie Lu, Prodigy

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