30+ quotes from Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

Quotes from Shards of Hope

Nalini Singh ·  483 pages

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“Every white knight needed a deadly black sword at his back.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“If I take you,” she said, and it was a warning, “I’ll keep you. Always.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“It just means that when you screw up,” Remi added, “you don’t lose your place in the family. You might get a reaming, might be punished, but you’ll always have a home where you’re loved and where you feel safe.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Zaira had no dealings with children. Not even Arrow children. “What am I supposed to do?” she said to Aden. “Pick her up.” “Like a sack of supplies?” “A bit more carefully.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“We can decide to remain in our isolated bunkers, becoming more and more obsessed with looking inward instead of outward, or we can decide to be great together. We can decide to stagnate, or we can decide to grow. We can decide to settle for the status quo, or we can decide to reach for the stars. “Choose.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Sascha. The only child she had ever borne. The cardinal who everyone had told Nikita was flawed, but who she’d known was a power who could not be allowed to come into her own. To do so would equal her death. So she’d crushed her child, and in so doing, saved her life and forever lost her.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Aden, I’m not fixed, she said, the words holding despair. You were never broken. There’s nothing to fix.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“We are not that anymore. We are not only assassins trained to die and to kill. We do not abandon the weak or the hurt. And we never, ever leave our own behind." That, he decided at that instant, would be the new motto of the squad, be what all trainee Arrows were taught. No Arrow is disposable. No Arrow is to be left behind.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“You’re the best of us.” A potent statement. “The best. The strongest, the smartest, and the one with a heart stubborn enough that it resisted Silence and cared for the most damaged among us.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Zaira didn’t know why men and women would need different cleansing supplies, but she used the female set because she liked the pale blue shade of it.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“He really was a very bad leader in that respect—and it was why his Arrows gave him their unswerving dedication. All of them rejects from the world, from their families. No one else had ever come for them, ever would. Silence or not, it mattered that Aden would.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“He held Aden’s gaze, the other man’s expression unreadable. “It’s the alpha’s responsibility and his privilege to create that environment—we are the guardians of every heart in our care.” Aden Kai might not be changeling, but he was an alpha and he held within his hands the power to change his people from the inside out.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Barely four feet tall back then, at least a foot shorter than him, and yet she’d said, “I won’t run anymore. I won’t try to leave. I’ve decided to stay and protect you.” “Why?” Midnight black eyes afire in a sun-browned face that was all sharp bones. “Because you don’t have a monster inside you.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Sahara’s lips curved. “I’ve always found the Ghost mysterious and deliciously sexy.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Jaw muscles tense, he returned to his conversation with Vasic. “Ivy makes you far more accessible to the public at large.”

“While Zaira is seen as a threat,” Vasic said, going down to pet Rabbit when the dog dropped a piece of wood at his feet in an attempt to be helpful. “Devoted to keeping you safe, but a threat nonetheless.” He looked up at Aden from his crouched position, his eyes no longer remote and cold as they’d once been. “That’s good. Your mate should be a blade in her own right.”

Yes, she was a blade. Dangerous and devoted and passionate.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“What he didn’t say, because it was too heavy a burden for any man to bear, was that Aden was already a leader who was on his way to greatness. If he didn’t lose his way, if he didn’t break under the strain, he’d become a man who would be written of in history. To make it, he needed someone to walk with him, to hold him when things became too hard, and to fight for his right to his own happiness. Aden needed love more than anyone Walker had ever met.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“If I could have, I would've taken you with me," Walker said. "That I couldn't do, but I could make sure you had the tools to survive."
It didn't answer Aden's question, but he didn't push.
Then Walker added, "You're not my son, Aden, but that's how I've always thought of you.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“If you do that, I won't ever let you go." If the physical connection had sealed them together, this would turn that seal into an unbreakable glue. "Even my death won't free you." The psychic scars would be irreparable.

"Whether we bond or not, your loss would change me forever." A quiet voice that held so much power it vibrated with it. "You are written indelibly on my soul, Zaira. Nothing will ever alter what you are to me.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“The Psy race’s greatest advantage was the mind; the changelings’, the body.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“El hombre no estaba en el Silencio, solo era muy, muy, muy, bueno mostrando solo lo que deseaba”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“I felt him and didn’t resist the power draw. I knew Aden would never do something like that unless he was in danger.” And that, Zaira thought, was why she had always trusted Vasic. Even when she’d been jealous of him, she’d known he wouldn’t hesitate to stand with Aden against any threat.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Being isolated and alone and hurt day after day changes a person, Aden. It turns a child into . . . into a thing that isn’t quite human and not quite animal. Like any trapped creature, that child will gnaw off its own limb to escape—but if that child is a Gradient 9.8 combat-grade telepath named Zaira Neve, it’ll first ask if it can gnaw off its attackers’ limbs instead.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“A single instant of kindness, she thought again, her heart breaking. How do we save them all, Aden? One at a time.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“I’m yours.” It was his turn to stop her words. “Just stay with me,” he said. “In any way you want.” “You deserve better.” Rough, broken words. “There’s no one better than you.” “I’ll be the best soldier you ever have,” she repeated in a shattered whisper. “I know.” It would have to be enough.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Yeah, what the hell. We can be remedial alphas together.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“The Arrow Squad had to die. For some inexplicable reason, this midlevel telepath and field medic was its nucleus; cut him out and the resulting fractures would mean the rest would be far easier to eliminate.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“the things we hold inside, the nightmares we stifle, have far more power than the things we expose to the light of day.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“....had made her see that there was hope for many of her squadmates, hope for a life beyond the regimented existence of an Arrow. Those like Zaira could stand sentinel against the darkness so others could be free to grab at life.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“Whether we bond or not, your loss would change me forever.... You are written indelibly on my soul, Zaria. Nothing will ever alter what you are to me.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


“(...) conscientemente revisó la historia de Nikita y se dio cuenta de que, aunque a su madre siempre le había gustado el poder, lo había buscado con híper-impulso hace veintinueve años y medio.
Después del nacimiento de una hija cardinal E que necesitaba toda la protección que su madre pudiera proporcionarle.”
― Nalini Singh, quote from Shards of Hope


About the author

Nalini Singh
Born place: in Fiji
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