Oct 27, 2020

19 V. E. Schwab Quotes from books

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes by V. E. Schwab. Victoria "V. E." Schwab is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including the acclaimed Shades of Magic series, the Villains series, and the Monsters of Verity duology.


What is a person, if not the marks they leave behind? - V. E. Schwab

Funny, how some people take an age to warm, and others simply walk into every room as if it's home. - V. E. Schwab

These days, everyone's looking down. It's nice to see someone looking up. - V. E. Schwab

They say people are like snowflakes, each one unique, but I think they're more like skies. Some are cloudy, some are stormy, some are clear, but no two are ever quite the same. - V. E. Schwab

Live long enough, and you learn how to read a person. To ease them open like a book, some passages underlined and others hidden between the lines. - V. E. Schwab

If you only walk in other people's steps, you cannot make your own way. You cannot leave a mark. - V. E. Schwab

So much of life becomes routine, but food is like music, like art, replete with the promise of something new. - V. E. Schwab

A woman must take responsibility for her own education, for no man truly will. - V. E. Schwab

The nicest days are always the ones we don't plan. - V. E. Schwab

Pain can be beautiful. It can transform. It can create. - V. E. Schwab

There are a hundred kinds of silence. There's the thick silence of places long sealed shut, and the muffled silence of ears stoppered up. The empty silence of the dead, and the heavy silence of the dying. There is the hollow silence of a man who has stopped praying, and the airy silence of an empty synagogue, and the held-breath silence of someone hiding from themselves. There is the awkward silence that fills the space between people who don't know what to say. And the taut silence that falls over those who do, but don't know where or how to start. - V. E. Schwab

History is something you look back on, not something you really feel at the time. In the moment, you're justĀ ... living. - V. E. Schwab

You can't make people love you. If it's not a choice, it isn't real. - V. E. Schwab

Everything changes. It is the nature of the world. Nothing stays the same. - V. E. Schwab

Eighteen is old enough to vote, twenty-one is old enough to drink, but thirty is old enough to make decisions. - V. E. Schwab

Nothing is all good or all bad. Life is so much messier than that. - V. E. Schwab

Listen to me. Life can feel very long sometimes, but in the end, it goes so fast. You better live a good life. - V. E. Schwab

Belief is a bit like gravity. Enough people believe a thing, and it becomes as solid and real as the ground beneath your feet. But when you're the only one holding on to an idea, a memory, a girl, it's hard to keep it from floating away. - V. E. Schwab

A story is an idea, wild as a weed, springing up wherever it is planted. - V. E. Schwab