Quotes from The Heir

Kiera Cass ·  342 pages

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“I'm not sure anyone knows what they're looking for until they find it.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I only have one heart, and I'm saving it.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Most importantly, you can be queen and still be a bride.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“There are some things you don't learn about yourself until you let someone else into the most intimate places of your heart.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I’m smart and beautiful and strong. I don’t need to be rescued.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“Didn't they know who I was, what they'd trained me for? I was Eadlyn Schreave. No one was more powerful than me.
So if they thought I was going down without a fight, they were sadly mistaken.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I couldn’t help but
notice it was always this way. At state events or important dinners, Mom was beside Dad or situated
right behind him. But when they were just husband and wife—not king and queen—he followed her
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I kept thinking that I couldn't live my life for other people, that love was nothing but chains. And maybe it was, but so help me, I needed these chains.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“You know how your mother and I met,” Dad began.
I rolled my eyes. “Everyone does. You two are practically a fairy tale.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I’m not sure if fate or destiny is real. But I can
tell you that sometimes the very thing you’ve been hoping for will walk through the door, determined
to fend you off. And still, somehow, you will find that you are enough.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“When you know who matters most to you, giving things up, even yourself, doesn’t really feel like a sacrifice.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I could not hold my breath for seven minutes. I couldn’t even make it to one. I once tried to run a mile in seven minutes after hearing some athletes could do it in four but failed spectacularly when a side stitch crippled me about halfway in.
However, there was one thing I managed to do in seven minutes that most would say is quite impressive: I became queen.
By seven tiny minutes I beat my brother, Ahren, into the world, so the throne that ought to have been his was mine. Had I been born a generation earlier, it wouldn’t have mattered. Ahren was the male, so Ahren would have been the heir.
Alas, Mom and Dad couldn’t stand to watch their firstborn be stripped of a title by an unfortunate but rather lovely set of breasts. So they changed the law, and the people rejoiced, and I was trained day by day to become the next ruler of Illéa.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“Should I get more butter?"
"Shut up, Eadlyn,”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I'm happy, Ahren. I'm a princess. I have everything."
"I think you're mistaking comfort for joy.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I was slow to pick up on their hints. I knew what the Selection was, but never, not even once, had it been suggested as an option for any of us, let alone me.
Mom put up her hands, cautioning me. "Just listen-"
"A Selection?" I burst out. "That’s insane!"
"Eadlyn, you're being irrational. "
I glared at her. "You promised- you promised- you'd never force me into marrying someone for an alliance. How is this any better?"
"Hear us out," she urged.
"No!" I shouted. "I won't do it.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I'm eighteen. I'm genetically encoded to fight with my parents.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I’m not sure anyone knows what they’re looking for until they find it.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“It was a bubble of pure joy.
There were no cameras around to capture it, no reporters to tell the world about it. And for some
reason, that made it so much better.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“Your Highness," he greeted.
"It's 'Royal Pain in the Ass' to you, sir.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“failure meant having my life led by someone else.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“It wasn’t all that long ago that he’d stood where I did, that my mom’s face was one of many in his
world. And yet, despite all the impediments and all the time that had passed, they were still deeply in
It was obvious in everything, from their shared room to the way they fretted over each other to the
way they seemed to be incapable of not flirting with each other even after being married so long.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I watched him go and told myself that the only reason I was smiling like that was because the cameras were hidden somewhere, not because of anything Kile Woodwork had done.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“My Selection wasn’t a farce, but it wasn’t that far off. My father chose all the
contestants by hand, picking young women with political alliances, influential families, or enough
charm to make the entire country worship the ground they walked on. He knew he had to make it
varied enough to seem legit, so there were three Fives thrown into the mix but nothing below that.
The Fives were meant to be little more than throwaways to keep anyone from being suspicious.”
I realized my mouth was gaping open and shut it immediately. “Mom?”
“Was meant to be gone almost immediately. Truth be told, she barely made it past my father ’s
attempts to sway my opinion or remove her himself. And look at her now.” His whole face changed.
“Though it was hard for me to imagine, she is even more beloved as queen than my mother. She has
made four beautiful, intelligent, strong children. And she has been the source of every happiness in
my life.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I never got to tell you so many things. Like how I wish I
could command a room like you. It’s so impressive. Or how your eyes sparkle when you make a joke.
It’s really pretty.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“Are you all right? I know last night was kind of scary.”
“I just didn’t expect it. It was asparagus. . . . He literally punched someone over a vegetable.”
Kile laughed. “See, this is why you stick with butter.”
“Oh, you and your stupid butter.” ”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“Love did nothing but break down defenses, and I could not afford that.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“Welcome to the first ever Selection Variety Show, starring a bunch of losers competing for your attention.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“I didn't know it would be so easy to make you smile”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

“You are Eadlyn Schreave. You are the next person in line to run this country, and you will be the
first girl to do it on your own. No one,” I said, “is as powerful as you.”
― Kiera Cass, quote from The Heir

About the author

Kiera Cass
Born place: in The United States
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