Quotes from “Cress” by Marissa Meyer.
“Do you think it was destiny that brought us together?”
He squinted and, after a thoughtful moment, shook his head. “No. I’m pretty sure it was Cinder.”– Cress and Thorne
“All right, Miss Cryptic. What’s the new plan, then?”
Glancing around the room, Cinder tipped up her chin. “It starts with kidnapping the groom.”
Iko’s hand shot into the air.
“That is the best idea ever. Count me in.”– Cinder and Iko
“He leaned forward to inspect her closer. “Is that all hair?”
… Sudden, overwhelming panic clawed up Cress’s throat. With a squeak, she ducked out of view of the camera and scrambled beneath the desk. Her back struck the wall with a thud that rattled her teeth. She crouched there, skin burning hot and pulse thundering as she took in the room before her— the room that he was now seeing too, with the rumpled bedcovers and the mustached man on all the screens telling her to grab her imaginary partner and swing them around.
“Wha—where’d she go?” Thorne’s voice came to her through the screen.
“Honestly, Thorne.” A girl. Linh Cinder? “Do you ever think before you speak?”
“What? What did I say?”
” ‘Is that all hair?’ “
“Did you see it? It was like a cross between a magpie nest and ball of yarn after it’s been mauled by a cheetah.”
A beat. Then, “A cheetah?”
“It was the first big cat that came to mind.”– Thorne, Cinder, and Cress
“Captain,” she murmured. “I think I’m in love with you.”
An eyebrow shot up. She counted six beats of his heart before, suddenly, he laughed.
“Don’t tell me it took you two whole days to realize that. I must be losing my touch.”– Thorne and Cress
“If you honestly believe that,” said Thorne, stowing the gun again, “then you really don’t recognize true value when you see it.”– Thorne and Cress
“The other girl, Iko, cupped her chin with both hands. “This is so much better than a net drama.”– Iko
Quotes from “The Winner’s Curse” by Marie Rutkoski.
“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”– Kestrel
“Arin smiled. It was a true smile, which let her know that all the others he had given her were not.”– Arin and Kestrel
“You might not think of me as your friend,” Kestrel told Arin, “but I think of you as mine.”– Kestrel and Arin
“Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.”– ??
“She reminded herself bitterly that this was what curiosity had bought her: fifty keystones for a singer who refused to sing, a friend who wasn’t her friend, some one who was hers and yet would never be hers.”– Kestrel
Quotes from “The One” by Kiera Cass
“The best people all have some kind of scar.”– America
“Leave it to you to find beauty in something others would say ruins a day.”– Maxon and America
“Bravery hides in amazing places.”–???
“It doesn’t really matter how you feel about your character; it just matters what you do with it.”– America
“Celeste walked up, as strong as I’d ever seen her, and whispered something into Maxon’s ear.
When she was done, he smiled. “I don’t think that will be necessary.”
“Good.” She left, closing the door behind her, and I stood to take whatever was coming.
“What was that about?” I asked, nodding toward the door.
“Oh, Celeste was making it clear that if I hurt you, she’d make me cry,” he said with a smile.
I laughed. “I’ve been on the receiving end of those nails, so be careful there.”
“Yes, ma’am.”– America, Maxon, and Celeste
“Do you need me to break her leg? I could make it happen.” She chuckled to herself. “I’m kidding.”– Celeste
“When you love someone, you sacrifice.”– America
“They should be proud of everything you’ve endured. If my parents had any idea how low I’ve sunk . . . I don’t know what they’d say. If Maxon’s parents knew, I’m sure they’d have kicked me out by now. I’m not fit for this.” She breathed out, struggling to confess.
I leaned forward, putting my hands on hers. “I think this change of heart would prove otherwise, Celeste.”– Celeste and America
“I’m just realizing, Mer, that no matter what happens . . . there will always be a string tying you to me. I’ll never not worry about you. I’ll never not care about what you do. You’ll always be something to me.”– Aspen and America
“Live your life. Be happy as you can be, let go of the things that don’t matter, and fight.”– Mr. Singer
“I love you beyond paint, beyond melodies, beyond words. And I hope you will always feel that, even when I’m not around to tell you so.”– Mr. Singer