29+ quotes from Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Quotes from Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Laini Taylor ·  422 pages

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“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.

It did not end well.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters?”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“I don't know many rules to live by,' he'd said. 'But here's one. It's simple. Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles--drug or tattoo--and...no inessential penises either.'

'Inessential penises?' Karou had repeated, delighted with the phrase in spite of her grief. 'Is there any such thing as an essential one?'

'When an essential one comes along, you'll know,' he'd replied.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“It's not like there's a law against flying."

"Yes there is. The law of gravity.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry 'Monster!' and looked behind him.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Love is a luxury."
"No. Love is an element."
An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world. No matter what happens. I need you to remember that I love you.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Once upon a time, an angel lay dying in the mist.

And a devil knelt over him and smiled.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Hey! My body may be small, but my soul is large. It’s why I wear platforms. So I can reach the top of my soul.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“She craved a presence beside her, solid. Fingertips light at the nape of her neck and a voice meeting hers in the dark. Someone who would wait with an umbrella to walk her home in the rain, and smile like sunshine when he saw her coming. Who would dance with her on her balcony, keep his promises and know her secrets, and make a tiny world wherever he was, with just her and his arms and his whisper and her trust.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“How much does your life have to suck to want the Apocalypse?”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters.

But angels burned the doorways to their world, and she was all alone.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“I know it's not easy for you, living this life, but try to remember, always try to remember, you're not the only one with troubles.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Karou wished she could be the kind of girl who was complete unto herself, comfortable in solitude, serene. But she wasn't. She was lonely, and she feared the missingness within her as if it might expand and... cancel her. She craved a presence beside her, solid. Fingertips light at the nape of her neck and a voice meeting hers in the dark. Someone who would wait with an umbrella to walk her home in the rain, and smile like sunshine when he saw her coming. Who would dance with her on her balcony, keep his promises and know her secrets, and make a tiny world wherever he was, with just her and his arms and his whisper and her trust.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Like mold on books, grow myths on history.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve—like the soul’s version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“With the infinite patience of one who has learned to live broken, he awaited her return.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devil's lair. She wasn't innocent now, but she didn't know what to do about it. This was her life: magic and shame and secrets and teeth and a deep, nagging hollow at the center of herself where something was most certainly missing.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“She had a sadness that was so deep, but it still could turn to light in a second, and when I saw her smile I wondered what it would be like to make her smile. I thought... I thought it would be like the discovery of smiling.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“...You are not just going to vanish like this, Karou. This isn't some goddamn Narnia book.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Yearning for love made her feel like a cat that was always twining around ankles, meowing Pet me, pet me, look at me, love me.
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“So violent. You want to mug and tase everybody these days."
"I do," Zuzana agreed. "I swear I hate more poeple every day. Everyone annoys me. If I'm like this now, what am I going to be like when I'm old?"
"You'll be the mean old biddy who fires a BB gun at kids from her balcony."
"Nah. BBs just rile 'em up. More like a crossbow. Or a bazooka.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Stop squandering yourself, child. Wait for love.”
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


“Until a few days ago, humans had been little more than legend to him, and now here he was in their world. It was like stepping into the pages of a book -- a book alive with color and fragrance, filth and chaos -- and the blue-haired girl moved through it all like a fairy through a story, the light treating her differently than it did others, the air seemed to gather around her like held breath. As if this whole place was a story about her.
― Laini Taylor, quote from Daughter of Smoke & Bone


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