29+ quotes from Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Quotes from Golden Son

Pierce Brown ·  430 pages

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“Home isn't where you're from, it's where you find light when all grows dark.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extrovert.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Friendships take minutes to make, moments to break, years to repair.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind - how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Wise men read books about history. Strong men write them.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“It's not victory that makes a man. It's his defeats.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“He always thinks because I’m reading, I’m not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“You're a sinister little shit, aren't you?" Victra asks.
"I'm Gold, bitch. What'd you expect? Warm milk and cookies just because I'm pocket sized?”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“For seven hundred years, my people have been enslaved without voice, without hope. Now I am their sword. And I do not forgive. I do not forget. So let him lead me onto his shuttle. Let him think he owns me. Let him welcome me into his house, so I might burn it down.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Rise so high, in mud you lie.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


Hic sunt leones. Here be lions.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“They say a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. They made no mention of the heart.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Everyone's honest till they're caught in a lie.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“We are not our station in life. We are us - the sum of what we've done, what we want to do, and the people who we keep close.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“A fool pulls the leaves. A brute chops the trunk. A sage digs the roots.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“You meet a man, you know him. You meet a woman, she knows you.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“If you're a fox, play the hare. If you're the hare, play the fox.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Let him think he owns me. Let him welcome me into his house, so I might burn it down.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“And what is the bloodydamn point of surviving in this cold world if I run from the only warmth it has to offer?”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“He always thinks because I'm reading, I'm not doing anything. There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Now I am their sword. And I do not forgive. I do not forget. So let him lead me onto his shuttle. Let him think he owns me. Let him welcome into his house, so I might burn it down.
But then his daughter takes my hand, and I feel all the lies fall heavy on my shoulders. They say a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. They made no mention of the heart.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“In a storm, you don't tie two boats together. They'll drag each other down.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“You are but a mortal," Roque whispers in my ear, riding his horse alongside the chariot, as per tradition.
"And a whorefart," Servo calls from the other side.
"Yes," Roque agrees solemnly. "That too.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Tradition is the crown of the tyrant.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“Do you ever feel lost?” The question hangs between us, intimate, awkward only on my end. He doesn’t scoff as Tactus and Fitchner would, or scratch his balls like Sevro, or chuckle like Cassius might have, or purr as Victra would. I’m not sure what Mustang might have done. But Roque, despite his Color and all the things that make him different, slowly slides a marker into the book and sets it on the nightstand beside the four-poster, taking his time and allowing an answer to evolve between us. Movements thoughtful and organic, like Dancer’s were before he died. There’s a stillness in him, vast and majestic, the same stillness I remember in my father. “Quinn once told me a story.” He waits for me to moan a grievance at the mention of a story, and when I don’t, his tone sinks into deeper gravity. “Once, in the days of Old Earth, there were two pigeons who were greatly in love. In those days, they raised such animals to carry messages across great distances. These two were born in the same cage, raised by the same man, and sold on the same day to different men on the eve of a great war. “The pigeons suffered apart from each other, each incomplete without their lover. Far and wide their masters took them, and the pigeons feared they would never again find each other, for they began to see how vast the world was, and how terrible the things in it. For months and months, they carried messages for their masters, flying over battle lines, through the air over men who killed one another for land. When the war ended, the pigeons were set free by their masters. But neither knew where to go, neither knew what to do, so each flew home. And there they found each other again, as they were always destined to return home and find, instead of the past, their future.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“I didn't mind that it was always about you, Darrow. That was what burned Tactus, but not me. I'm not in love with you like Mustang. I don't worship you like Sevro or the Howlers. I was a true friend. I was someone who saw your light and your dark and accepted both without judgement, without agenda...”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“There is no greater plague to an introvert than the extroverted.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


“We’re all just wounded souls stumbling about in the dark, desperately trying to stitch ourselves together, hoping to fill the holes they ripped in us.”
― Pierce Brown, quote from Golden Son


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