Quotes from Mistress of Rome

Kate Quinn ·  500 pages

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“I love you. I love the way you rub the scar on the back of your hand when you're nervous. I love the way you make a sword into a living part of your body. I love the way you burn your eyes into me, as if you're seeing me fresh every time. I love the black streak in you that wants to kill the world, and the soft streak that is sorry afterward. I love the way you laugh, as if you're surprised that you can laugh at all. I love the way you kiss my breath away. I love the way you breathe and speak and smile. I love the way you take the air out of my lungs when you hold me. I love the way you make a dance out of death. I love the confusion I see in your eyes when you realize you are happy. I love every muscle and bone in your body, every twist and bend in your soul.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Have you ever been - well, i mean, have you ever - really wanted someone ? Wanted them like water in the desert - even when you knew all their faults, every single one - and it didnt matter ?”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Paulinus, everyone knows. Say the word, and I'll run the bitch over with my chariot”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“I am Athena. Before that I was Thea, singer and slave and lover of gladiators. Before that I was Leah, daughter of Benjamin and Rachael of Masada. I am as mortal as you, you common little man. And I fear no one!”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Lepida, has anyone ever told you that you're a cruel spiteful selfish slut?...You're vicious. You're unprincipled. You mistreat your slaves and abuse your daughter. And furthermore you're the worst, most neglectful, most criminal wife in Rome. I think we can go now.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“What kind of moron wants to be a gladiator?”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“- what was the point of having an Emperor, if you couldn't cook up spicy rumors about him?”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“The crowd's murmuring rose to a roar, and for the first time in a week the agony of worry for my son was drowned out as his father strode out onto the sand.
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Nadie escucha la verdad cuando las mentiras son más interesantes.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Los dioses nos dan a los enanos unos centímetros de más aquí abajo para compensar los que nos quitan de altura.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Los duelos de bestias salvajes siempre abrían las festividades matutinas. Hoy, en primer lugar había un combate entre un elefante y un rinoceronte. Este último terminó sacando un ojo a su rival con el cuerno. Pensé que podría haber vivido muy feliz sin necesidad de saber cómo sonaba el grito de un elefante.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“You get in trouble no matter what you do,” Vix said sagely, “so you might as well do everything you can.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

“Arius in his injured ankle; he drew a breath through his teeth. “Why her? Why not me?” He regarded her briefly. “Because you look like a ferret.”
― Kate Quinn, quote from Mistress of Rome

About the author

Kate Quinn
Born place: in Long Beach, CA, The United States
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