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.

Quotes

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

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

War is the price of change.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

I make it a policy never to seduce anyone prettier than I am.

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

I’m the Sun Summoner. It gets dark when I say it does.

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.

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

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.

We all die. Not everyone dies for a reason.

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

Hope was tricky like water. Somehow it always found a way in.