Crooked Kingdom Quotes

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Leigh Bardugo
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Maybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Crows remember human faces. They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them. And the people who wrong them too. They don’t forget. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us, or wants to kill us?"
"So?" said Kaz.
"Well, usually it's just half the city.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“I am grateful you're alive", he said. "I am grateful that you're beside me. I am grateful that you're eating."
She rested her head on his shoulder.
"You're better that waffles, Matthias Helvar."
A small smile curled the Fjerdan's lips.
"Let's not say things we don't mean, my love.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“She smiled then, her cheeks red, her cheeks scattered with some kind of dust. It was a smile he thought he might die to earn again.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?"
"Guns?" asked Jesper.
"Ships?" queried Inej.
"Bombs?" suggested Wylan.
"Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“How many times have you told me you're a monster? So be a monster. Be the thing they all fear when they close their eyes at night.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“We meet fear. We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen.
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Nina glanced from Inej to Kaz and saw they both wore the same expression. Nina knew that look. It came after the shipwreck, when the tide moved against you and the sky had gone dark. It was the first sight of land, the hope of shelter and even salvation that might await you on a distant shore.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Where do think the money went?" he repeated.
"Guns?" asked Jesper.
"Ships?" queried Inej.
"Bombs?" suggested Wylan.
"Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered.
He shrugged. "They all seem like practical choices.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“I don't like this."
"To be fair, Matthias, you don't like much.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Until this moment, Wylan hadn't quite understood how much they meant to him. His father would have sneered at these thugs and thieves, a disgraced soldier, a gambler who couldn't keep out of the red. But they were his first friends, his only friends, and Wylan knew that even if he'd had his pick of a thousand companions, these would have been the people he chose.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“They were twin souls, soldiers destined to fight for different sides, to find each other and lose each other too quickly. She would not keep him here. Not like this.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“He'd told her they would fight their way out. Knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. She would fight for him, but she could not heal him. She would not waste her life trying.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“At some point, Jesper realized Kaz was gone.
"Not one for goodbyes, is he?" he muttered.
"He doesn't say goodbye," Inej said. She kept her eyes on the lights of the canal. Somewhere in the garden, a night bird began to sing. "He just lets go.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“You can only sharpen a blade so far", Kaz said as he joined them at the front of the church. "In the end, it comes down to the quality of the metal.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Jes, I've thought about this-"
"Thought of me? Late at night? What was I wearing?"
"I've thought about your powers," Wylan said, cheeks flushing pinker.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“They don't know who we are. Not really. They don't know what we've done, what we've managed together. So let's go show them they picked the wrong damn fight.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Jesper ran a finger up Wylan's forearm, and Wylan flushed a vibrant pink. Matthias couldn't help but sympathize with the boy. He knew what it was to be out of your depth, and he sometimes suspected they could forgo all of Kaz's planning and simply let Jesper and Nina flirt the entirety of Ketterdam into submission.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“I've been nothing but kind to you. I'm not some sort of monster."
"No, you're the man who sits idly by, congratulating yourself on your decency, while the monster eats his fill. At least a monster has teeth and a spine.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“She would have her ship and he would have his city.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Thoughts of moonlight and silken hair evaporated in a black bolt of fury. Kaz saw Inej tug on the sleeve of her left forearm, where the Menagerie tattoo had once been. He had the barest inkling of what she'd endured there, but he knew what it was to feel helpless, and Van Eck had managed to make her feel that way again. Kaz was going to have to find a new language of suffering to teach that smug merch son of a bitch.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“I didn’t come looking for an apology, Jesper. You have a weak spot. We all have weak spots.”
“What’s yours?”
“The company I keep,” she said with a slight smile.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“The really bad monsters never look like monsters”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom - Chapters 1 - 4

Leigh Bardugo
“Ravka is grateful for your service," Sturmhond said as they turned to go. "And so is the crown." He waved once. In the late afternoon light, with the sun behind him, he looked less like a privateer and more like... but that was just silly.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Good," said Kaz, but the answer didn't come as quickly as Matthias might have expected. He fears for her, Matthias thought, and he does not like it. For once, he could sympathize with the demjin.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo
“Sugar," said Kaz.
Jesper nudged the sugar bowl down the table to him.
Kaz rolled his eyes. "Not for my coffee, you podge.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

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