“The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.”
“Words can lie. See beyond them.”
“I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.”
“Flame and shadow. One cannot exist without the other.”
“If you know someone's fear, you know them.”
“In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don't know if I'll ever smile again.”
“The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.”
“You should know the difference between secrets and lies.”
“What I need and what I want are two very different things.”
“There's nothing wrong with being different.”
“I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.”
“To look powerful is to be powerful.”
“I will never make the mistake of loving you ever again."
"So you choose him?"
That's all this ever was. Jealousy. Rivalry. All so shadow could defeat the flame.”
“It's our nature. We destroy. It's the constant of our kind. No matter the color of blood, man will always fall.”
“A lie will raise me up, and one day another lie will bring me down.”
“I'm a Red girl in a sea of Silvers and I can't afford to feel sorry for anyone, least of all the son of a snake.”
“I'll make the other scream for you, Mare, every last one. Not just your parents. Not just your siblings. But every single one like you. I'm going to find them, and they will die with you in their thoughts, knowing this is the fate you have brought them. I am the king and you could've been my Red Queen. Now you are nothing.”
“So you choose him?'
'Cal betrayed me, and I betrayed him. And you betrayed us both, in a thousand different ways.' The words are heavy as stone but right. So right. 'I choose no one.”
“There are worse lives to live. Don't feel sorry for me.”
“His lips are on mine, hard and warm and pressing. The touch is electrifying, but not like I'm used to. This isn't a spark of destruction, but a spark of life. As much as I want to pull away, I just can't do it. Cal is a cliff and I throw myself over the edge, not bothering to think of what it could do to us both. One day he'll realize I'm his enemy, and all this will be a far-gone memory. But not yet.”
“Red in the head, Silver in the heart”
“Many things led to this day, for all of us. A forgotten son, a vengeful mother, a brother with a long shadow, a strange mutation. Together, they've written a tragedy.”
“I can’t believe I didn’t see him for what he was from the beginning: a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And now I’m the sheep pretending to be a wolf.”
“Are you going to babysit me every day or just until I learn my way around?"
"What do you think?"
"Here's to a long and happy friendship, Officer Samos."
"Likewise, my lady."
"Don't call me that."
"Whatever you say, my lady.”
“This was the shadow controlling the flame.”
“You better hide that heart of yours, Lady Titanos. It won't lead you anywhere you want to go.”
“I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.”
"Are you afraid, Maven?"
"I am. I'm afraid of failing. I'm afraid of letting this opportunity pass us by. And I'm afraid of what happens if nothing in this world ever changes. That scares me more than dying.”
“— Ах да, комета... — озабоченно сказала Муми-мама. — Ондатр рассчитал, что она упадет вечером прямо в наш огород. Так что я не стала пропалывать его.”
“One of the main lessons I had learned is that exfiltrations are almost ninety percent logistics - just making sure everything is lined up as it needs to be.”
“Perfect love. It means love that goes on doing until there isn’t any more to be done, and that goes on suffering until it can’t suffer any more. That’s why, when Jesus hung on the cross, He said, ‘It is finished.’ There wasn’t one sin left that couldn’t be forgiven, not one sinner who couldn’t be saved, because He had died. He had loved perfectly.”
“Who knows? Maybe something will change. Or maybe, I’ll find a way to take this fucking world and piss in its eye.That’d be just fine by me.”
“The room was a small square of hopelessness.
A flash of red. And then:
Dimensions: 10 ft. by 9 ft.
I swallowed a horrific giggle. Perfect. And now I knew the exact measurements of hopelessness.”
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