Djinn Quotes

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G. Willow Wilson
“Be careful with this one" said Dina, bending down to greet the cat. "All cats are half jinn, but I think she's three quarters.”
G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

Jackson Pearce
“Keanu Reeves?" she asks in amazement. I nod. "What did he wish for?"
"Isn't it obvious?" I say, waving a hand at the screen. "Fame."
"That's why he's famous? Because of a wish?"
"Have you seen his movies? Surely you didn't think he made it on his acting skills?" I grant wishes; I don't work miracles.
Viola looks back at the screen, eyes screwed up in awe. "I guess that makes sense," she says faintly as my former master delivers a line poorly. "Wow.”
Jackson Pearce, As You Wish

S.A. Chakraborty
“People do not thrive under tyrants, Alizayd; they do not come up with innovations when they're busy trying to stay alive, or offer creative ideas when error is punished by the hooves of a karkadann.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper

Jeff Mach
“I was imprisoned, and no-one freed me.
I cried for help, and no-one freed me.
Eventually, I shook off my chains and I returned.
They said, 'Why do you no longer love us?'
I said, 'I realized that you have always been my chains.”
Jeff Mach, There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN: A Dark Lord's Diary:

S.A. Chakraborty
“And how many Daeva children died when your people invaded? Far more than the Geziri children who will be lost tonight."
Muntadhir stared at him in shock. "Do you hear yourself? What sort of man plots that calculus?" Hate filled his gray eyes. "God, I hope it's her in the end. I hope Nahri puts a goddamned knife through whatever passes for your heart.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper
tags: djinn, war

S.A. Chakraborty
“He crossed the floor to start rifling through one of the supply chests, pulling free a small silver bottle and ripping open the top. "Is this liquor? Because I want to be completely intoxicated when Abba gets wind that his children are plotting a coup in a fucking closet."
"That's weapons polish," Ali said quickly”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper

Mina Khan
“Oh heaven and hell, stop with the tears. Given the day Sarah had just had, the tears were logical. But watching her face crumple, hearing the gut-deep harsh sobs, filled Rukh with an irrational need to pull her into his arms, wrap her in a hug.
As soon as the urge had gelled into conscious thought, his essence hardened into visibility and his arms slid up around her shivering, wet body.
Sarah’s eyes popped open and she staggered back with a yell.
His arms tightened around her, steadying her, keeping her close. Well, shit. At least, she’d stopped
Fear-bright green eyes stared at him instead.
Given he was an assassin, sent to kill her, her response was natural, even intelligent. Yet, bitterness churned in his gut at the thought of her fearing him.
“It’s okay,” he whispered. “You’re safe.”
“Am I hallucinating?” Her question came out as a croak.
“Yes, yes you are.” That seemed a much better answer than the truth.
She pinned him with her dark, direct gaze. “You’re just a figment of my imagination. A fantasy?”
“Yes.” He didn’t dare move.
“Then why are you still wearing clothes?”
Mina Khan

S.A. Chakraborty
“A new, rather grisly lesson in Daevabad's history." Nahri made a face. "Just once, I'd like to learn of an event that was nothing but our ancestors conjuring rainbows and dancing in the street together.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper

S.A. Chakraborty
“Nahri rose to her feet. "We need to retrieve Suleiman's seal," she declared. "It's our only hope of defeating them." She glanced down at Ali, reaching out her hand. "Are you with me?"
Ali took a deep breath but then clasped her hand and climbed to his feet. "Until the end.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper

S.A. Chakraborty
“Can we delay bloodshed for at least a few days? I didn't cross a cursed lake in a giant wooden bowl so I could be beheaded for treason before I had a chance to sample some royal cuisine."
"That's not the punishment for treason," Ali murmured.
"What's the punishment for treason then?"
"Being trampled to death by a karkadann."
Lubayd paled and this time, Ali knew it wasn't due to seasickness. "Oh," he choked out. "Don't you come from an inventive family?”
S.A. Chakraborty, The Kingdom of Copper

P. Djèlí Clark
“I don’t have sad tales to tell you. I’m not some tragic character from a story, lost between two worlds. I revel in who I am. What I am.”
P. Djèlí Clark, A Master of Djinn

S.A. Chakraborty
“Oh, calm down, Sheikh." Zaynab shivered. "It's cold up here."
"Cold? We're djinn! You are literally created from fire.”
S.A. Chakraborty, The City of Brass
tags: djinn

“The circle that they drew was laid with fresh petals from the cherry tree on a bed of salt...”
Mahvesh Murad, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

Amal El-Mohtar
“We rise and our wings are flame.
We rise and our food is air. We
rise and we are heat and we are
light, and we are dark and we
are bright, and we lick the wind
with our thousand fiery tongues.
We rise from the wizard-nation's
Amal El-Mohtar, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

Saad Hossain
“Gurung smiled. "I know just where to find many people needing decapitation. But first, a nap.”
Saad Hossain, Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday

P. Djèlí Clark
“The three of them sat there - A Ministry agent, a half-djinn, and a cat (likely), staring out past the balcony to the sleeping city they somehow had to find a way to save.”
P. Djèlí Clark, A Master of Djinn

“Then he saw it. The feet of every man in the congregation were turned backwards at the ankles.”
Mahvesh Murad, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

“They were taller than the tallest men in the village”
Mahvesh Murad, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

“Liquid silver and silk...”
Mahvesh Murad

“The power I exert, I do so because I am wise, and clever, and know something of the turning of the world.”
Mahvesh Murad, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

“a swirl of smoke trapped in a glass bottle, an odd unlabelled thing unknowingly put up for sale.”
Mahvesh Murad, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

J.Y.  Yang
“Peoples desires were easy to read, clear as bottled glass and just as sturdy.”
J.Y. Yang, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

J.Y.  Yang
“Mena wondered if her grandmother, the djinn, had ever thought of reshaping the world so it was more amenable to her. A world of hot wind and bursting stars, where women walked strong and brown and proud over land that sang to their bones, where the fires that burned in their veins were lights in the firmament and not threats to be smothered into nothingness at all costs.”
J.Y. Yang, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

Amal El-Mohtar
“You have embraced silence. Your wings make no sound. Language is for prey, for what the wizard-nation hunts. You are not prey, not anymore.”
Amal El-Mohtar, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

Kirsty Logan
“He told me my whole life happened because I got things other people weren't using, and since he's been gone I've lived my whole life on that same principle. He told me a lot of things, and the most important of those things is never, ever to use the word wish.”
Kirsty Logan, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

Nnedi Okorafor
“You treat that Mama Abassi like your second mother," it had said. "But you don't ever wonder if she's just keeping you under control? Or even making use of your talents?”
Nnedi Okorafor, The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

“জ্বীনদের অস্তিত্ব অবশ্যই আছে। যদি তারা না থাকতো, পবিত্র কোরআনে তাদের প্রসঙ্গ থাকতো না। যুক্তি হচ্ছে- এমন নয় যে জ্বীনদের অস্তিত্ব স্রষ্টা বা পবিত্র কোরআনকে অধিক গৌরবান্বিত করবে। জ্বীনদেরকে সৃষ্টি করলে বা না করলেও স্রষ্টা সদা গৌরবান্বিত। জ্বীন আছে!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“There must be the existence of the Jinns. If they did not exist, their references would not be in the Quran. The logic is- it is not that the existence of the Jinns will make God or the Quran more Glorified. He is ever Glorified with or without creating them. The Jinns exist!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“Fear one thing in all that is…
Fear the Djinn.”
Wishmaster (film), 1997
tags: djinn, fear

P. Djèlí Clark
“Djinn. Ghuls. Sorcerers. Never had to worry about this in my grandfather's day.”
P. Djèlí Clark, A Dead Djinn in Cairo

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