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22+ quotes from Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Quotes from Leviathan

Scott Westerfeld ·  440 pages

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“Maybe this was how you stayed sane in wartime: a handful of noble deeds amid the chaos. ”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“And a special thanks for not burning up the whole ship. Including yourself, you daft bum-rag.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Deryn felt brilliant, rising through the air at the center off everyone's attention, like an acrobat aloft on a swing. She wanted to make a speech:
Hey, all you sods, I can fly and you can't! A natural airman, in case you haven't noticed. And in conclusion, I'd like to add that I'm a girl and you can all get stuffed!”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Barking hard work, being a boy.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“The man was allergic to sleep.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Suddenly a pair of searchlights lanced out from the frigate. They swept across the dark expanse - bright knives slicing the night into pieces.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Volger looked out across the glacier, his hands deep in his pockets. "May I be frank?"
Alek laughed. "Feel free to put aside your usual tact."
"I shall," Volger said. "When your father decided to marry Sophie, I was one of those who tried to talk him out of it."
"So I have your dismal powers of
persuasion to thank for my existence."
"You're very welcome.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Boys had something else...a sort of swagger about them.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“That was the trick- to keep punching, no matter what.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“And what can we conclude from this lesson, Your Highness?"
Alek glared at the man. "We can conclude, Count Volger, that discussing politics while fencing is idiotic.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Barking machines!" Dylan exclaimed. "Didn't I tell you? I've never seen a beastie that couldn't get up on its own. Well, except a turtle. And one of my auntie's cats."
Alek raised an eyebrow. "And I'm sure your auntie's cat would have survived that aerial bomb."
"You'd be surprised. He's quite fast.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“She was a soldier, not some girl twisting her skirts at a village dance.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“There was a long pause. "Um, I'm afraid I don't know the word in English."
"The word for what?"
"I just said I don't *know* it!”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Alek coughed politely, "If I promise to avoid funny business, could you perhaps remove this knife from my throat?”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Deryn put her own arms around herself, but it didn't feel the same.
"Barking spiders," she muttered softly,”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Do you promise?" He demanded again.
"I can't let you go, Alek." She said softly.
"You...what?”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“Don't. Shoot. The air is full of hydrogen!”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“That was the trick - to keep punching, no matter what.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“My compliments," Alek said slowly and evenly. "Your contempt was most convincing."
"I am your servant.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“And barking famous, these friends are”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


“He took his own saber by the blade and handed it to Alek, pommel first, as if offering it to a victor.”
― Scott Westerfeld, quote from Leviathan


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Scott Westerfeld
Born place: in Dallas, Texas, The United States
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