Namaste friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Shadow and Bone is the first book of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy.
I wanted to believe that Mal and I would always be friends, but I had to face the fact that we were on different paths. Lying in the dark, waiting for sleep, I wondered if those paths would just keep taking us further and further apart, and if a day might come when we would be strangers to each other once again.
Military life had long ago cured me of most of my modesty, but there was something very different about being the only naked person in the room, especially when everyone kept shooting curious glances at me.
I wonder sometimes how much we really understand our own gifts.
You’re the first glimmer of hope I’ve had in a long time.
Everything in the world could be broken down into the same small parts. What looked like magic was really the Grisha manipulating matter at its most fundamental levels.
There is something more powerful than any army. Something strong enough to topple kings, and even Darklings. Do you know what that thing is? Faith.
I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina. You and I are going to change the world.
The Grisha claims the amplifier, but the amplifier claims the Grisha, as well. Once it is done, there can be no other. Like calls to like, and the bond is made.
A thousand girls would sell their own mothers to be in your shoes, and yet here you are, miserable and sulking like a child.
There’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.
It isn’t something separate from you. It isn’t an animal that shies away from you or chooses whether or not to come when you call it. [...] Your power serves you because that is its purpose, because it cannot help but serve you.
Silly girl. There’s no such thing as too much champagne. Though your head will try to tell you otherwise tomorrow.
If I told you that I’m trying to save the world, would you believe me?
I’ve risked my life for you. I’ve walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I’d do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don’t tell me we don’t belong together.
Just what kind of life do you think you could have with him, Alina? He’s otkazat’sya. He can never hope to understand your power, and if he did, he’d only come to fear you. There is no ordinary life for people like you and me.
You will wear that collar for the rest of your very, very long life, Alina. Fight me as long as you’re able. You will find I have far more practice with eternity.
They are orphans again, with no true home but each other and whatever life they can make together on the other side of the sea.