Apr 28, 2021

19 Quotes from Ruin and Rising book by Leigh Bardugo

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Namaste friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo. Ruin and Rising is the third book of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy.


After fools wage their battles, it is the rats that rule the fields and towns. - Ruin and Rising

There is no greater power than faith, and there will be no greater army than one driven by it. - Ruin and Rising

War is the price of change. - Ruin and Rising

You are not what I expected. A lesser Saint. But perhaps a better queen. I will pray for you, Alina Starkov. - Ruin and Rising

Life’s a funny thing, isn’t it? All I ever wanted was a drop of luck to flavor my tea. Now I’m drowning in it. - Ruin and Rising

I hope you weren’t looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret. - Ruin and Rising

There’s something wrong with this country. No land. No life. Just a uniform and a gun. - Ruin and Rising

Suffering is cheap as clay and twice as common. What matters is what each man makes of it. - Ruin and Rising

I didn’t think pain like that ever faded entirely. Grief had its own life, took its own sustenance. - Ruin and Rising

I’m used to being the center of attention wherever I go. I’ve been told I could charm the shoes off a racehorse midstride. - Ruin and Rising

I make it a policy never to seduce anyone prettier than I am. - Ruin and Rising

In the end, maybe love just meant longing for something impossibly bright and forever out of reach. - Ruin and Rising

I’m the Sun Summoner. It gets dark when I say it does. - Ruin and Rising

There was no safe place for my thoughts to wander. The past was full of horrors, and the future left me with that breathless, rising panic. - Ruin and Rising

You keep storing up all that anger and grief. Eventually it spills over. Or you drown in it. - Ruin and Rising

I just know there’s no way to live without pain - no matter how long or short your life is. People let you down. You get hurt and do damage in return. - Ruin and Rising

We all die. Not everyone dies for a reason. - Ruin and Rising

I will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but me. - Ruin and Rising

Hope was tricky like water. Somehow it always found a way in. - Ruin and Rising