Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I Will Not Be Afraid // Words Have The Power To Change Us

A major element of what makes these books so amazing is the writing. Sarah J Maas' writing is eloquent and epic and brings the feels. Her words are visceral and they feel real and I just feel so, so inspired when I read one of these books. They are also funny and clever and the banter....gurrrrl the banter is always on another level. These are my favorite quotes from the books and if this doesn't sell you then I really cannot help you. 
Assassin's Blade
‘She was fire, she was darkness, she was dust and blood and shadow.’

'You're a damned idiot...You're a moron and an ass and a damned idiot...Because I'd pick you."

'I lied! And you know I lied, you stupid bastard!'

'My price was his oath that he'd never lay a hand on you again.'

‘There was no way in hell she was going to move to the southern continent without all of her books.’

‘I will not be afraid.’

Throne of Glass
‘You could rattle the stars.’

‘Libraries are full of ideas - perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.’

‘Celaena…get up.’

'Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.'

'You could rattle the stars,' she whispered. 'You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most'

'My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name's Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I'd still beat you, no matter what you call me.'

'With each day he felt the barriers melting. He let them melt. Because of her genuine laugh, because he caught her one afternoon sleeping with her face in the middle of a book, because he knew that she would win.' 

'I'm not married,' he said softly, 'because I can't stomach the idea of marrying a woman inferior to me in mind and spirit. It would mean the death of my soul.' 

'Names are not important. It's what lies inside of you that matters.'

Crown of Midnight
‘Dance with me, Celaena.’

‘The rest of the world quieted into nothing. In that moment, after ten long years, Celaena looked at Chaol and realized she was home.’

‘You remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be.’

'The rest of the world quieted into nothing. In that moment, after ten long years, Celaena looked at Chaol and realised she was home.'

'She smiled sadly. 'You'll figure it out. And when you do...' She shook her head, knowing she shouldn't say it, but doing it anyway. 'When you do, I want you to remember that it wouldn't have made any difference to me. It's never made any difference to me when it came to you. I’d still pick you. I’ll always pick you.'

'It was like coming home or being born or suddenly finding an entire half of herself that had been missing.'

'There had never been any line between them, only his own stupid fear and pride. Because from the moment he'd pulled her out of that mine in Endovier and she had set those eyes upon him, still fierce despite a year in hell, he'd been walking toward this, walking to her. So Chaol brushed away her tears, lifter her chin, and kissed her.'

Heir of Fire
'She would remake the world—remake it for them, those she had loved with this glorious, burning heart; a world so brilliant and prosperous that when she saw them again in the Afterworld, she would not be ashamed. She would build it for her people, who had survived this long, and who she would not abandon. She would make for them a kingdom such as there had never been, even if it took until her last breath… ‘Get up,’…Celaena reached across the earth between them and brushed her fingers against Aelin’s. And arose.'

‘She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow for no one.’

‘She was Aelin Ashryver Galanthynius—and she would not be afraid.’

''Because I am lost,"' she whispered onto the earth. "And I do not know the way.'

'Gods, he was brilliant. Cunning and wicked and brilliant.'

'And somewhere far and deep inside her, an ember began to glow.'

'It was the Song of Eyllwe. Then the Song of Fenharrow. And Melisande. And Terrasen. Each nation that had people in those labor camps. And finally, not for pomp or triumph, but to mourn what they had become, they played the Song of Adarlan.'

'Get up.'

'Tell them it's time to fight back.'

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  1. I just love the way Sarah writes. Her words are always so perfectly chosen to convey the emotional nuances of ANY situation, and it hits you right in the heart. I got so many feels just reading through the quotes you've chosen for today, Kelly!

  2. Many of these quotes are also my favorites, as well. Sarah is definitely one of my favorite authors. Her characters come to life with their words and actions, even those we despise.

  3. KELLY. I have literally every single one of these quotes dog earred. Many of these have made me cry. But I love them so and I love the emotion that Sarah packs into her EPIC writing!!


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