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Here are a Few of My Favorite Quotes

“Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”

― Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

“Power dictates acceptability,”

― R.F. Kuang, The Poppy War

“Our greatest power lies not in our magic, but in our hearts”

― Rena Barron, Kingdom of Souls

“If you rule by violence, you should expect to be removed by violence.”

― S.A. Chakraborty, The Empire of Gold

“She hated him. She dreamed about him. None of it mattered. Might as well hate the sky – or desire it – and she hated that worst of all.”

― Katherine Arden, The Girl in the Tower

“Your arrow was a spark,” she replies, “A spark of fire so hot and white that no one will be able to put it out. And even a spark of fire can consume an entire forest if it can jump from tree to tree…Watch the forest burn.”

― Sangu Mandanna, A Spark of White Fire

“All my life has been moonlight and the stars. I can smell the sunlight racing through your veins from across a room. Sunlight and heat and salt. Always the salt,”

― Erin A. Craig, House of Salt and Sorrows

“Focus on the problems we have now. Not the ones you’re adding in your head.”

― Lori M. Lee, Forest of Souls

“Sometimes the title of queen is given; sometimes it must be taken.”

― Nicki Pau-Preto, Crown of Feathers

“People with power resent losing it, and too much power for too long a time can make a villain of anyone.”

― Hannah Whitten, For the Wolf

“Because it was possible to love someone without fully understanding them. Possible to love parts of them, and not their whole.”

― Joan He, The Ones We’re Meant to Find

“Heroes went through so much hardship. Heroes were the stuff of tragedies.”

― Ashley Shuttleworth, A Dark and Hollow Star

“But that’s what happens when you grow up—you forget about the magic you’ve seen.”

― Aiden Thomas, Lost in the Never Woods

“Julian was achingly beautiful, but in the way a thunderstorm was beautiful—wild, rough, electric. And bound to leave devastation in his wake.”

― Aiden Thomas, Cemetery Boys

“I’m not a violent person. I’m not advocating violence. But I am an angry person. I’m advocating for more people to get angry. Get moved.”

― S.K. Ali, Love From A to Z

“What is a person, if not the marks they leave behind?”

― V.E. Schwab, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“Don’t let (a chance) go to waste because the reality of your dreams isn’t as pretty as you’d imagined.”

― Akemi Dawn Bowman, Harley in the Sky

I’d love to hear some of your favorite quotes as well!! Please feel free to share any in the comments! Any of these books or quotes on your radar?

5 replies on “Here are a Few of My Favorite Quotes”

Aww thoses are some really pretty ones! My fave is probably the one about forgetting the magic we’ve seen growing up. I do need to write my fave down more.. 🤭

My more recent fave comes from an anime, A lull in the sea; « Love is probably like the sea. It’s not just all fun & love. You also have to embrace the sadness, pain, and everything else. That’s when new feelings are born »

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