29+ quotes from Shadow's Edge by Brent Weeks

Quotes from Shadow's Edge

Brent Weeks ·  636 pages

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“Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Love is a fragile, corruptible thing. And yet I have seen it evince a curious strength. It is beyond any comprehension Love is a weakness that once in a great while triumphs over strength. ”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Why did women always believe that talking about a problem would fix it? Some issues were corpses. Hot air made them fester and rot and spread their disease to everything else. Better to bury it and move on.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Elene gasped and sat up. "Kylar Thaddeus Stern!"
Kylar giggled. "Thaddeus? That's a good one. I knew a Thaddeus once."
"So did I. He was a blind idiot."
"Really?" Kylar said, his eyes dancing. "The one I knew was famous for his gigantic-"
"Kylar!" Elene interrupted, motioning toward Uly.
"His gigantic what?" Uly asked.
"Now you did it." Elene said, "His gigantic what, Kyler?"
"Feet. And you know what they say about big feet." He winked lasciviously at Elene.
"What?" Uly asked.
"Big Shoes," Kylar said.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“My question is, do you believe in an evil possessed of its own purity? or does every act intend some good?...”
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“The God gives simpler problems to lesser men.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Just because it's a dream doesn't mean it's a lie.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“The perfect killer has no identity.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“A wolf can be a wolfhound, son, but it can never be a lapdog.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“We become the masks we wear.”
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“Truth doesn't depend on your belief in it.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“There's a divinity that shapes beauty from our rough hewn lives.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Life is nothing in itself. It’s a place marker that proves who’s winning, and we are the winners. We are always the winners. There is nothing but the winning. Even winning means nothing. We win because it’s an insult to lose. The ends don’t justify the means. The means don’t justify the ends. There is no one to justify to. There is no justice.” ~ Durzo Blint”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Her nudity is her armor. It blinded the drooling fools. They couldn't see anything else while they saw her body.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“In suffering, we find the true measure of our strength.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Why do you keep saying incarnations like I’m some kind of god?” It wasn’t a great question, but the real questions were so big that Kylar didn’t even know how ask them.
“You are worshipped in a few remote areas where your master wasn’t very careful about showing the full extent of his powers.”
“What?!”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“erah Graesin had a silky, low voice. It was reputed to be sexy, but then, everything about Terah Graesin was supposed to be sexy. Kylar didn’t see it. Oh, she was pretty. She had a wide mouth, full lips, and the kind of figure that was unattainable for the majority of noblewomen who spent their days doing nothing more strenuous than issuing orders to the servants. Maybe it was that she was a little too self-consciously good-looking. She wore lots of makeup—expertly applied and subtle, but lots—and had tweezed her eyebrows down to tiny lines. The truth was, she held herself like he ought to admire her, and it pissed him off. What pissed him off more was that to look her in the eye with his disguise, he had to stare straight at her admittedly perky breasts. Dammit, why were breasts so intriguing?”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“life is our battlefield. We must do what we know to do, not what we want to do.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“I don’t know how you’ve managed a tan,” Daydra said, “but you’ll have to keep it up, and talk like a pirate. If you want to work for Momma K, you’re going to be the Sethi pirate girl. You have a husband or a lover?” Kaldrosa hesitated.
“Husband,” she admitted. “The last beating nearly killed him.”
“If you do this, you’ll never get him back. A man can forgive a woman who leaves whoring for him, but he’ll never forgive one who goes whoring for him.”
“It’s worth it,” Kaldrosa said. “To save his life, it’s worth it.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“DON'T TOUCH MY HAIR!' she yelled.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Some things are bigger than your happiness.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Tell them the Night Angel walks. Tell them Justice is come.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“The duke sounded like he was trying to convince himself. “Have you ever done this before?”
“Set up someone by pretending to be someone else? Sure. Pretended to get killed? Not so much.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“I heard you talking about the Night Angel,” she said. “Kylar Stern.”
“Mmm.”
“I want you to know something,” she whispered into his ear, making him shiver. What the hell was she saying? “Kylar’s my brother. He’s coming for me,
you dirty fucker, and if I don’t kill you, he will.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“Why did women always believe that talking about a problem would fix it? Some issues were corpses. Hot air made them fester and rot and spread their disease to everything else.

Better to bury it and move on.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“I oh wha ih eenz, idj," Vi said, though it was a lie.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“**A Dedication from Brent Weeks to his older Brother**

For Kevin, because it's a big brother's job to make a little brother tough. What you taught me, I've needed. (But I never have been right since that dirt clod incident.)”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“You've got choices to make, but here's another hard truth: you can't be whatever you want to be. The list of things you'll never be is a long one--even if you do live forever.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


“So let it be written, so let it be done.”
― Brent Weeks, quote from Shadow's Edge


About the author

Brent Weeks
Born place: in The United States
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