Quotes from The Iron Knight

Julie Kagawa ·  400 pages

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“My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“You're here," I murmured, reaching out to touch him, hardly believing this was real. "You came back." Ash's breath hitched, and he put his hand over mine.
"I came home.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“I have come from the End of the World. From the River of Dreams, through the gauntlet and the Briar and the Deep Wyld, in order to stand before you today. I have but one request—to take my place at your side. To resume my duty as your knight, and to protect you and your kingdom for as long as I draw breath.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Be careful, boy. In some tales, the hero gets eaten by the monster after all.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Crazy Ash just doesn't have the same ring as Don't-bother-me-or-I'll-kill-you Ash.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight



“Geez, you guys. I know I'm popular and all, but seriously, you're a bit too co-dependent for me. I'm going to need you to step away from my personal bubble." A wispy vine-woman curled ivy tendrils around his arm, and he sliced through them with his dagger. "No! Bad Wraith! No touchie!”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“I’m going to kill you one day,” I told him as we hurried after Grimalkin, back into the swampy marshland. It was not an idle threat.
Puck just laughed. “Yeah. You and everyone else, prince. Join the club.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“I will be with her again, or I will die. There aren’t any other options”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Do not be deceived by the the politeness of the fey. Fey are almost always polite. This does not mean they will not happily remove your head.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“... it means putting up with my fiercest and most annoying rival, Robin Goodfellow, who - despite all his attempts to hide it - is in love with my queen as well. I don't know why I haven't killed him yet. Maybe because Puck is Meghan's closest friend and she would mourn him terribly if he were gone (though I can't imagine why).”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight



“Does a crow become a salmon simply because it wished to? You do not know the first thing about mortality, prince-who-is-not. Why would you want to become like them?"
"Because," Grimalkin answered before I could say anything, "he is in love."
"Ahhh." The Witch looked at me and shook her head. "I see. Poor creature. Then you will not hear a word I have to say"

I was in love. With a human.
I smiled bitterly at the thought. The old Ash, if faced with such a suggestion, would've either laughed scornfully or removed the offender's head from his neck.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Quick question.” Puck’s voice broke the silence. “Did anyone think to bring a can of Off?”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


From this day forth, I vow to protect Meghan Chase, daughter of the Summer King, with my sword, my honor and my life. Should even the world stand against her, my blade will be at her side. And should it fail to protect her, let my own life be forfeit.
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Mercy is for the weak… let me show you how much of an Unseelie I still am.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“I was Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn, son of Mab, former prince of the Unseelie Court, and I was not afraid of a witch on a broom.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight



“I had been in love with Ariella. I remembered what she'd meant to me, what I'd felt for her then...
... and what I didn't feel for her now.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“There is nothing more terrible than a spurned faery queen, particularly if you defy her a second time. I escaped the Winter Court with my life intact, but just barely, and I won't be returning anytime soon. My loyalty - and my heart - belongs to another queen now.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Time is the cog that turns the wheel
Winter leaves scars that do not heal
Summer is a fire that burns inside
Knowledge is a terrible burden to hide
Strength and death go hand in hand
One answer lies within the sand
But seek the answer all alone
Lest the sand claim you as its own.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Additionally, you can paint a neon sign over our heads that says, 'Easy meal, follow the flashing lights.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Working for Mab now, are you, Wolfman?" he smirked. "Like a good little attack dog? Will you also roll over and beg if she asks?”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight



“Ash, it's because of you that I am here today. You have always been there, never wavering, protecting me with no thought for yourself. You've been my teacher, my knight and my only love. Now it's my turn to make that promise.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Prince,' said Puck's voice, drawing me out of my dark thoughts, back to the present. 'Prince. Oy, ice-boy!”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“No, ice-boy. I never thought I'd see the day when Grimalkin was wrong." - Puck”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“You realize you've been duped by a fish," I said, watching the catfish grin at me before slipping into the dark waters, lost from view. Puck shrugged.
"Hey, it was going to name one of its grandfish after me," he said, tossing the line into the water again. "That's one of my rules, you know. I refuse to eat anything that names its kid after me.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“I admire your tenacity, young prince. Grimalkin is not easy to find in the best of times. You must have come far to seek him out.... And this is not the first place you have searched. I can see it on your face. Why, I wonder? Why does he come so far? What is it that he desires so badly, to risk the ire of the Bone Witch? What is it you want, Ash of the Winter Court?'
'Would you believe the cat owes him money?' Puck's voice came from behind my shoulder, making me wince.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight



“Meghan rose with the regal grace of a queen, calm and unruffled. I noticed she subtly moved in front of me when facing Ariella, a familiar gesture that caught me off guard. The Iron Queen was protecting me.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Ari...I will always love you. I always have.Nothing will change that." I squeezed her hand, then gently released it. "You'll always be a part of me. But...I'm not in love with you...anymore.And despite my promise,despite seeing you again, I do this because I want to be with Meghan, nothing else" Ariella's eyes glazed over, and I eased back, speaking as gently as I could "I can't be yours, Ariella. I'm sorry.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“Wait, you already know where you are?” Puck demanded as we edged toward the mouth of the alley, stepping over trash and piles of debris.
“How does that work, cat?”
“Most cities are very much the same, Goodfellow.” Grimalkin reached the edge of the sidewalk and peered back, waving his tail. “Trods are everywhere, if you know where to look. Also, I am a cat.” And he trotted off down the street.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“You don't think I regret what I did, every single day? You lost Ariella, but I lost you both! Believe it or not, I was kind of a mess too, Ash. It got to a point where I actually looked forward to our random duels, because that was the only time I could talk to you. When you were freaking trying to kill me!”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight


“I glanced at Puck. "You take one, I'll get the other?"
"You're on Ice-boy.”
― Julie Kagawa, quote from The Iron Knight



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