Shadow And Bone Quotes

Quotes tagged as "shadow-and-bone" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Leigh Bardugo
“I had spared the stag's life. The power of that life belonged to me as surely as it belonged to the man who had taken it.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“What are you smiling at?”

I whirled, peering into the gloom. The Darkling’s voice seemed to float out of the shadows. He walked down to the stream, crouching on the bank to splash water on his face and through his dark hair.

“Well?” he asked, looking up at me.

“Myself,” I admitted.

“Are you that funny?”

“I’m hilarious.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“What is she to you anyway?"

"Here's my answer captain. She's the thing that made this all okay-the threadbare coats and the old boots and the guns that jams when you most need them to fire, the loneliness of knowing that you don't matter, that you will never matter, the fact that you're just another body, another uniform to be sent into the fold or the frost, another good boy who knows his place, who does his job, who doesn't ask questions, who will lie down and die and be forgotten. What is she? She's everything, you dumb son of a bitch.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“The problem with waiting is that it makes us weak”
Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo
“Like calls to like”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“If I told you I'm trying to save the world, would you believe me?”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“I roll my eyes. "Well, if I plan on doing anything exciting I promise to give fair warning so just...take a nap or something.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina,” he said. “You and I are going to change the world.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Fight me as long as you're able.
You will find I have far more practice with eternity”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Steel is earned”
Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo
“Just… be careful.’
I stared at her, baffled. 'Of what?’
'Of powerful men.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Mercy." He said the word as if he were tasting something unfamiliar. "I could be merciful.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Like calls to like.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“I wonder sometimes how much we really understand our own gifts”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“So what do you think of it?" he asked.

I glanced at him, then back at the elaborate facade. It was larger than any building I had ever seen, its terraces crowded with statues, its three stories gleaming with row after row of shining windows, each ornamented extensively in what I suspected was real gold.

"It's very...grand?" I said carefully.

He looked at me, a little smile playing on his lips. "I think it's the ugliest building I've ever seen," he said, and nudged his horse forward.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Why do you waste all of your strenght fighting yourtrue nauture?”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Why do you waste all of your strenght fighting your true nauture?”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
They're hungry for this, I realized. Even after they've seen what he can do, even after watching their own people die. The Darkling wasn’t just offering them an end to war, but an end to weakness. After all these long years of terror and suffering, he would give them something that had seemed permanently beyond their grasp: victory. And despite their fear, they loved him for it.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Maybe that's why I wrote this letter,Alina. Maybe it's a promise-that I'll survive tomorrow and the day after that, and somehow, no matter what it takes, I'll see you safe again...
M.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“To kill or to cure?" he said with a sad smile. "We each have our own gifts.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“What do you two talk about, anyway?" I asked curiously. I still didn't quite understand Genya's fascination with the Fabrikator.

She sighed. "The usual. Life. Love. The melting point of iron ore.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Why shouldn't I be afraid of you?" I asked. "You're the Darkling. I'm not saying you would throw me in a ditch or ship me off to Tsibeya, but you certainly could. You can cut people in half. I think it's fair to be a little intimidated."

He studied me for a long moment, and I wished fervently that I'd kept my mouth shut. But then that half smile flickered across his face. "You may have a point.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Not 'thank you,' " he said. He tapped the ugly scar at his throat. "Steel is earned.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“What is going on? Who are you?"

"I don't have ti-"

"Make time!" I snapped. "I've covered almost two hundred miles on horseback. I haven't had a good night's sleep in a week, and I've nearly been killed twice. So before I do anything else, you're going to have to tell me who you are and why it's so very important that you get my clothes off.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

Leigh Bardugo
“Do you ask your heart to beat or your lungs to breathe? Your power serves you because that is it's purpose, because it cannot help but serve you.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone