So hiiii, it’s time for another quote hunting!
As you can wildly guess, it’s A Court of Wings and Ruin quote hunting, and I should confess to you that I didn’t focus myself much on finding quotes when I was reading the book. I was so immersed into the plot I probably lost some. Nonetheless, let’s do it!
As usual, this is a spoiler alert. If you haven’t read ACOWAR yet, feel free to skip this post.
I’d always thought death would be some sort of peaceful homecoming—a sweet, sad lullaby to usher me into whatever waited afterward.
“Blood rubies or no, you will always have one friend in the Summer Court.” My throat bobbed. “And you will always have one in mine,” I promised her. She knew which court I meant. And did not look afraid.
My goal was bigger than revenge. My purpose greater than personal retribution.
Probably everyone quoted this.
“You declared yourself High Lady.” “Was I not supposed to?” He released my arm to brush his knuckles across my cheek. “I’ve wanted to roar it from the rooftops of Velaris from the moment the priestess anointed you. How typical of you to upend my grand plans.”
Typical sassy Rhysand 🙂
“So considerate. Though I can’t believe you kicked everyone out of the house so you could take me to bed.” “One of the many benefits to being High Lord.”
Yep, we are continuing with Rhys’s cockiness.
Cassian only grimaced at Rhys and Azriel. “I told you that the moment we started letting females into our group, they’d be nothing but trouble.” “As far as I can recall, Cassian,” Rhys countered drily, “you actually said you needed a reprieve from staring at our ugly faces, and that some ladies would add some much-needed prettiness for you to look at all day.”
Seriously, can I be a part of their family, too? ❤
“It’s all part of the game, Feyre darling. Who to trust, when to trust them—what information to barter.”
“But this is war. We don’t have the luxury of good ideas—only picking between the bad ones.”
What’s done is done. Agonizing over it won’t change anything. You realized it was a line you didn’t like crossing, and so you won’t make that mistake again.
“We—Rhys, Cass, and I—will occasionally remind each other that what we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength. And that the most unlikely person can alter the course of history.”
“I will use these powers—my powers—to smash Hybern to bits. I will burn them, and drown them, and freeze them. I will use these powers to heal the injured. To shatter through Hybern’s wards. I have done so already, and I will do so again. And if you think that my possession of a kernel of your magic is your biggest problem, then your priorities are severely out of order.”
Feyre dissing like a pro.
“I suppose that war makes wanting things like that unimportant.” Mor was quiet for a heartbeat. “Perhaps. But you should not let war steal it from you regardless.”
“War is ugly, and messy, and unforgiving. The soldiers doing the fighting are only a fraction of it. Don’t underestimate how far it goes for them to see you here—to see you tending to the wounded and participating in these meetings and councils.”
“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker.”
“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”
“My gift is truth—and yet I have been living a lie my entire existence.”
“If I end my life defending those who need it most, then I will consider it a death well spent.”
So much Roy Mustang feels! (Those who’ve seen Fullmetal Alchemist will know what I’m talking about)
“I believe everything happens for a reason. Whether it is decided by the Mother, or the Cauldron, or some sort of tapestry of Fate, I don’t know. I don’t really care. But I am grateful for it, whatever it is. Grateful that it brought you all into my life. If it hadn’t … I might have become as awful as that prick we’re going to face today. If I had not met an Illyrian warrior-in-training,” he said to Cassian, “I would not have known the true depths of strength, of resilience, of honor and loyalty.” Cassian’s eyes gleamed bright. Rhys said to Azriel, “If I had not met a shadowsinger, I would not have known that it is the family you make, not the one you are born into, that matters. I would not have known what it is to truly hope, even when the world tells you to despair.” Azriel bowed his head in thanks. Mor was already crying when Rhys spoke to her. “If I had not met my cousin, I would never have learned that light can be found in even the darkest of hells. That kindness can thrive even amongst cruelty.” She wiped away her tears as she nodded. I waited for Amren to offer a retort. But she was only waiting. Rhys bowed his head to her. “If I had not met a tiny monster who hoards jewels more fiercely than a firedrake …” A quiet laugh from all of us at that. Rhys smiled softly. “My own power would have consumed me long ago.” Rhys squeezed my hand as he looked to me at last. “And if I had not met my mate …” His words failed him as silver lined his eyes. He said down the bond, I would have waited five hundred more years for you. A thousand years. And if this was all the time we were allowed to have … The wait was worth it. He wiped away the tears sliding down my face. “I believe that everything happened, exactly the way it had to … so I could find you.” He kissed another tear away. And then he said to my sisters, “We have not known each other for long. But I have to believe that you were brought here, into our family, for a reason, too. And maybe today we’ll find out why.”
“We will walk onto that field and only accept Death when it comes to haul us away to the Otherworld. We will fight for life, for survival, for our futures. But if it is decided by that tapestry of Fate or the Cauldron or the Mother that we do not walk off that field today …” His chin lifted. “The great joy and honor of my life has been to know you. To call you my family. And I am grateful—more than I can possibly say—that I was given this time with you all.”
Can we give Rhysand an award for such heart melting speech?
“If we’re all here, either things went very, very wrong or very right.”
OR how to sum up the whole ACOTAR Saga.
Even for an immortal, there was not enough time in life to waste it on hatred. On feeling it and putting it into the world.
So! Finally we’re done with Feyre’s narration in ACOTAR series! I’m really curious on what kind of events and POVs will be in the next three books, and waiting for 2018 seems unbelievable.
Probably you’ve seen my quote hunting for A Court of Mist and Fury, and wondering about the absence of the ACOTAR one. So if you actually want me to also do quote hunting for ACOTAR, I will be pleased to spoil you with my picks haha.
See you soon!