30+ quotes from Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Quotes from Siege and Storm

Leigh Bardugo ·  435 pages

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“When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“The less you say, the more weight your words will carry.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Watch yourself, Nikolai,” Mal said softly. “Princes bleed just like other men.”
Nikolai plucked an invisible piece of dust from his sleeve. “Yes,” he said. “They just do it in better clothes.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Of course not," said Sturmhond. "Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea.”
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“I've seen what you truly are," said the Darkling, "and I've never turned away. I never will. Can he say the same?”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Why won’t you leave me alone?” I whispered one night as he hovered behind me while I tried to work at my desk.

Long minutes passed. I didn’t think he would answer. I even had time to hope he might have gone, until I felt his hand on my shoulder.

“Then I’d be alone, too," he said, and he stayed the whole night through, till the lamps burned down to nothing.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I took a breath. “Your highness—”
“Nikolai,” he corrected. “But I’ve also been known to answer to ‘sweetheart’ or ‘handsome.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I have loved you all my life, Mal," I whispered through my tears. "There is no end to our story.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Oh, and the easiest way to make someone furious is to tell her to calm down.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“The Darkling will hunt you for the rest of your days."
"Then you and I will have something in common, won't we? Besides, I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important."
Mal crossed his arms and considered the privateer. "I can't decide if you're crazy or stupid."
"I have so many good qualities," Sturmhond said. "It can be hard to choose.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Sturmhond had a way of talking that made me want to shoot someone. Preferably him.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Do you answer a question directly?"
"Hard to say. Ah, there, I've done it again”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I want to kiss you,” Nikolai said. “But I won’t. Not until you’re thinking of me instead of trying to forget him.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Weakness is a guise. Wear it when they need to know you're human, but never when you feel it.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“You know the problem with heroes and saints, Nikolai?" I asked as I closed the book's cover and headed for the door. "They always end up dead.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I'm perfectly capable of being stupid on my own.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I thought you wanted to go."
"I wanted you to ask me to stay.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“He tapped the sun over his heart. "I came here for you. You're my flag. You're my nation.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“We are alike,” he said, “as no one else is, as no one else will ever be.”

The truth of it rang through me. Like calls to like.
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“You heard Prince Perfect," Mal said, and joined us at the table. Nikolai grinned. "I've had a lot of nicknames, but that one is easily the most accurate.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I like to have powerful enemies. Makes me feel important.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Vasily laughed. “I can’t decide if you’re a fearmonger or a coward.”
“And I can’t decide if you’re an idiot or an idiot.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“You two have a bad habit of acting like fools and calling it heroic.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“And there's no way I'm leaving you alone with Prince Perfect."
"So you don't trust me to resist his charms?"
"I don't even trust myself. I've never seen anyone work a crowd the way he does. I'm pretty sure the rocks and trees are getting ready to swear fealty to him.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Mal snickered.
"What's so funny?"
"I just pictured the Darkling being cornered by a sweaty duchess trying to have her way with him.”
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“The ox feels the yoke, but does the bird feel the weight of its wings?”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“I got used to seeing him waiting for me at the end of corridors, or sitting at the edge of my bed when I fell asleep at night. When he didn’t appear, I sometimes found myself looking for him or wondering why he hadn’t come, and that frightened me most of all.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“So many men had tried to make her a queen. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


“Like calls to like. I'd sense it when the Hummingbird entered the Unsea, but I'd been too afraid to embrace it. This time, I didn't fight. I let go of my fear, my guilt, my shame. There was darkness inside me. He had put it there, and I would no longer deny it. The volcra, the nichevo'ya, they were my monsters, all of them. And he was my monster too.

"My power is yours", I repeated. His arms tightened around me. "And yours is mine," I whispered against his lips.”
― Leigh Bardugo, quote from Siege and Storm


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Leigh Bardugo
Born place: in Jerusalem, Israel
Born date April 6, 2018
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