“It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.”
“I love how you still think if you tell me to do something, I'll just check my brain at the door and do it.”
“Silent acquiescence in the face of tyranny is no better than outright agreement.”
“I never thought it was fair that anatomy decided what my brain was fit for.”
“No matter what has happened. No matter what you've done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.”
“His knives are nice. Mine is better.”
“I ache to hear her tell me she loves me, but forcing her to put words to how she feels pushes her further into the silence she seems comfortable calling home now. I tell myself to be patient and understanding, but inside there's a longing only those words will fill, and it hurts to ignore it.”
“What's the use in being diplomatic? I'd rather just pull my weapon and wing it.”
“I'm no longer a daughter.
No longer a granddaughter.
No longer a girl with dreams. With hope.
I'm a weapon, now.”
“Besides, what do I know about being a wife? There are much more important qualities to have than a docile disposition.”
“She stares at me, a tiny smile flitting across her lips, and the affection on her face makes me feel like the richest man in the world.”
“Remember, sometimes diplomacy is the better side of warfare."
"Dipolomacy is a lot easier to accomplish if you've got your foe on his knees hoping you don't lop off his head.”
“Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.”
“He pulls me to a stop in front of a stall selling steaming hot stew of beef an onions. "Two please."
"It's too expensive," I whisper to him, even though I know he won't listen.
he treats me one of his wide, gentle smiles, his dark eyes shining. "Who else am I going to spend my money on? I already know you won't let me buy you and of the pretty, frilly things girls your age like to have, and I'm not about to purchase another weapon to add to your collection."
"Because I don't like pretty, frilly things. And there's nothing wrong with having a nice collection of weapons.”
“I promised I will always protect you. You've been wounded badly because I've failed to keep that promise.
But I won´t fail you in this, Rachel. no matter what has happened. No matter what you've done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.”
“There are much more important qualities to have than a docile disposition.”
“Please tell me you're not that stupid.
Rachel to Melkin”
“You're worth so much more than anything I can give you. If you can't believe that right now, believe in me.”
“Nobody appreciates a woman with vinegar in her soul." ~ Melkin to Rachel”
“That's not what he meant," Rachel says again, pink flushing her cheeks.
"Actually, I meant-" I start to say, but Willow cuts me off.
"What? It's true. He looks at you like he'd like to dip you in sugar and eat you up.”
“I lie sleepless long after Melkin takes the first watch and press my fingers to my lips as I remember Logan leaning in, his breath fanning my face, his eyes locked on my mouth. A delicious ache pulses through me. I feel like a stranger waking up in my own skin--aware of every inch. Heat runs through my veins, both exhilarating and terrifying.”
“Take the blame that belongs to you, and nothing else. I’m asking you to look it in the eye and face it for what it is.”
“We all just do the best we can with what we've go. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it ruins everything”
“Make sure the man you choose sees you as you truly are and loves you for it.”
“The courier of wolves the daughter the dance.
“Mind over matter. Reason over pain.”
“I’m bleeding inside where no one will see. Where no one will ever know to look.”
“The truth is too harsh to touch, and I shy away from it before it sears itself into my brain and becomes real.”
“the best way to punish a good deed is to announce it to everyone else.”
“Even for the worthy cause of giving both Rachel and Oliver what I know they want. I’ll have to come up with another way to put Oliver in charge of Rachel. Maybe as her new Protector, it’s within my rights to assign her to another?”
“It wasn't fair, he thought peevishly. "Who said life was fair?" his father had said to him a hundred times. He had said the same himself to his own daughter. ("It's not fair, Daddy.") Parents were miserable buggers. It SHOULD be fair. It should be paradise.”
“But privately when things got very bad I often looked into books to see whether I could find some helpful words, and one day I read, “The forgiveness of sins is perpetual and righteousness first is not required.”
“You don't seem to understand me,' she said. 'The last thing I want is to start over. You can't wake up something that's dead and buried.”
“She rang me that afternoon on my mobile. I missed her call because of an idiot meeting. I wanted to hurt the morons who’d taken my time...”
“Since I was dead — or worse than dead, buried alive in a body that might as well be a coffin except it denied me the pleasure of suffocation — I figured I should be allowed to grieve.”
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