Despina Quotes

Quotes tagged as "despina" (showing 1-8 of 8)
Renee Ahdieh
“We women are a sad lot, aren't we?"
"What do you mean?"
"Strong enough to take on the world with our bare hands, yet we permit ridiculous boys to make fools of us."
"I am not a fool."
"No, you're not. Not yet.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“Tonight is a night to turn heads. Make them remember you. Make sure they never forget. You are the Calipha of Khorasan, and you have the ear of a king." Despina put her hand on Shahrzad's shoulder and grinned at their shared reflection. "More important, you have his heart." She bent forward and lowered her voice. "And, most important, you are a fearsome thing to behold in your own right.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“I understand how difficult it is, putting your heart in someone else’s hands. But, if you don’t, how will you ever truly know a person?”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“For without a measure of arrogance, how can one attempt the impossible?”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“Do you understand, Brat Calipha?” Despina continued.
Shahrzad glanced over her shoulder at her handmaiden, in stalwart silence.
Despina sighed. “On pain of death…you are as important to him as his own life.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“Despina edged closer. “When I was a little girl in Thebes, I remember asking my mother what heaven was. She replied, ‘A heart where love dwells.’ Of course, I then demanded to know what constituted hell. She looked me straight in the eye and said, ‘A heart absent love.’” Despina studied Shahrzad as she spoke.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“Cease with the displays of false modesty. The entire palace knows about it."
A feeling of warmth crept up Shahrzad's neck. "Knows about what?"
Despina grinned. "The Caliph of Khorasan going into the gardens at dawn alone. And returning with a single rose.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn

Renee Ahdieh
“I'd much rather fall to my death than admit my weakness to you."
"The captain of the Royal Guard wants to impress a lowly handmaiden?"
"A clumsy young man wants to impress a beautiful young woman.”
Renee Ahdieh, The Moth & the Flame