Best 56 of Crooked kingdom quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Ravka is grateful for your service," Sturmhond said as they turned to go. "And so is the crown." He waved once. In the late afternoon light, with the sun behind him, he looked less like a privateer and more like... but that was just silly.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Everything is a negotiation with you, Brekker. You probably bartered your way out of the womb.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

She would have her ship and he would have his city.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

I've taken knives, bullets, and too many punches to count, all for a little piece of this town," said Kaz. "This is the city I bled for. And if Ketterdam has taught me anything, it's that you can always bleed a little more.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Have any of you wondered what I did with all the cash Pekka Rollins gave us?" "Guns?" asked Jesper. "Ships?" queried Inej. "Bombs?" suggested Wylan. "Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

There is no safe," Kaz snarled. "Not in the Barrel. Not anywhere." He threw his strength into rowing. No seal. No ship. Their money spent. "What do we do now?" Wylan said quietly, his voice barely audible above the sound of the water and the other boats on the canal. "Pick up a pair of oars and make yourself useful," said Kaz. "Or I'll put your pampered ass in the drink and let your father fish you out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us, or wants to kill us?" "So?" said Kaz. "Well, usually it's just half the city.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

I didn’t come looking for an apology, Jesper. You have a weak spot. We all have weak spots.” “What’s yours?” “The company I keep,” she said with a slight smile.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Crows remember human faces. They remember the people who feed them, who are kind to them. And the people who wrong them too. They don’t forget. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

He didn't mean to say it. He meant to let her go. "I can help you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

The silence between them was dark water. He could not cross it. He couldn't walk the line between the decency she deserved and the violence this path demanded. If he tried, it might get them both killed. He could only be who he truly was--a boy who had no comfort to offer. So he would give her what he could.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Things are always more interesting in the dark

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Her heart felt too full, a dry creek bed ill-prepared for such rain.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

That boy had betrayed his weakness in a single glance, had ceded the war for the sake of a single battle, and put Inej--all of them--in danger.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

I will have you without armor. Those were the words she'd said to Kaz aboard the Ferolind, desperate for some sign that he might open himself to her, that they could be more than two wary creatures united by their distrust of the world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Inej's mother had told her that gifted wire walkers were descended from the People of the Air, that they'd once had wings, and that in the right light, those wings could still be glimpsed on the humans to whom they showed favor.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

I've been nothing but kind to you. I'm not some sort of monster." "No, you're the man who sits idly by, congratulating yourself on your decency, while the monster eats his fill. At least a monster has teeth and a spine.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

What a luxury to turn your back on luxury.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

But they were his first friends, his only friends, and Wylan knew that even if he'd had his pick of a thousand companions, these would have been the people he chose.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Matthias joined them at the table. "The Shu woman we faced was stronger than me, Jesper, and Wylan put together." "You hear right," said Jesper. "Stronger than Wylan.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Farvell,” she said in Fjerdan. “May Djel watch over you until I can once more.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

In the space of a breath, Kaz had shoved Wylan against the tomb wall with his forearm, the crow head of his cane wedged beneath Wylan's jaw. "Tell me my business again." Wylan swallowed, parted his lips. "Do it," said Kaz. "And I'll cut the tongue from your head and feed it to the first stray cat I can find.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

He nodded to her right forearm, not trusting himself to speak. His gloves lay on the other side of the basin, black against the gold-veined marble. They looked like dead animals. He focused on the shears, cold metal in his hands, nothing like skin. He could not do this if his hands were shaking. I can best this, he told himself.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Nina screamed, a howl that tore from the black space where her heart had beat only moments before. She searched for his pulse, for the light and force that had been Matthias.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Thoughts of moonlight and silken hair evaporated in a black bolt of fury. Kaz saw Inej tug on the sleeve of her left forearm, where the Menagerie tattoo had once been. He had the barest inkling of what she'd endured there, but he knew what it was to feel helpless, and Van Eck had managed to make her feel that way again. Kaz was going to have to find a new language of suffering to teach that smug merch son of a bitch.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Good," said Kaz, but the answer didn't come as quickly as Matthias might have expected. He fears for her, Matthias thought, and he does not like it. For once, he could sympathize with the demjin.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Then tailor him," Kaz said coldly. The challenge in Kaz's eyes was clear. So he knew she'd been struggling. Of course he did. Dirtyhands never missed a trick.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

We'll see each other again." "Of course we will. You've saved my life. I've saved yours." "I think you're ahead on that count." "No, I don't mean in the big ways." Nina's eyes took them all in. "I mean the little rescues. Laughing at my jokes. Forgiving me when I was foolish. Never trying to make me feel small. It doesn't matter if it's next month, or next year, or ten years from now, those will be the things I remember when I see you again

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

She realized he'd stopped to change his coat and it clung to him in perfectly tailored lines. He stood leaning on his cane, hair neatly pushed back from his pale brow, a black glass boy of deadly edges. The look of surprise on Haskell's face was nearly comical. Then he started to laugh. "Well, I'll be a son of a bitch, Brekker. You have to be the craziest bastard I ever met.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

At some point, Jesper realized Kaz was gone. "Not one for goodbyes, is he?" he muttered. "He doesn't say goodbye," Inej said. She kept her eyes on the lights of the canal. Somewhere in the garden, a night bird began to sing. "He just lets go.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Everything in him recoiled. The water was cold against his legs. His body had gone numb and yet he could still feel the wet give of his brother's rotting flesh beneath his hands. It's shame that eats men whole. He was drowning in it. Drowning in the Ketterdam harbor. His eyes blurred. "It isn't easy for me either." Her voice, low and steady, the voice that had once led him back from hell.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

The really bad monsters never look like monsters

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

We meet fear. We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. That was how you survived when you weren't chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

How many rules have you broken since you met me? How many laws? They won't be the last. Nothing about us will ever be proper," she said. She tilted her face up to his. So close now it was as if they were already touching. "Not the way we met. Not the life we lead. And not the way we kiss.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

He might as well go to meet his death is style.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

I would have come for you. And if I could't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together - knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

She was going to leave a trail of blood over the skyline.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Nina glanced from Inej to Kaz and saw they both wore the same expression. Nina knew that look. It came after the shipwreck, when the tide moved against you and the sky had gone dark. It was the first sight of land, the hope of shelter and even salvation that might await you on a distant shore.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Inej frowned. “I thought you and Nina chose four outbreak sites on the Staves.” Kaz straightened his cuffs. “I also had her stop at the Menagerie.” She smiled then, her eyes red, her cheeks scattered with some kind of dust. It was a smile he thought he might die to earn again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Before you finish that sentence, I want you to think about what a promise from me costs and what you're willing to pay for it.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

It’s a law of systems,” Wylan murmured. “You build in safeguards for failures, but something in the safeguards ends up causing an unforeseen failure.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Wylan didn't think he imagined the tension in the rasp of Kaz's voice. Kaz never yelled the way Wylan's father did, but Wylan had learned to listen for that low note, that bit of black harmony that crept into Kaz's tone when things were about to get dangerous.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

They don't know who we are. Not really. They don't know what we've done, what we've managed together. So let's go show them they picked the wrong damn fight.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

He might as well go to meet his death in style.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

Sugar," said Kaz. Jesper nudged the sugar bowl down the table to him. Kaz rolled his eyes. "Not for my coffee, you podge.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Leigh Bardugo

I don't like this." "To be fair, Matthias, you don't like much.