All time favourite Leigh Bardugo quotes

by - January 22, 2018


Fine, I admit it. I might be more than a little obsessed with Leigh Bardugo's writing. She has the most amazing dialogue in all of her books and I sing her praises so often that I think people don't take me seriously anymore. So, because I'm stubborn and annoying in the sense that I want everyone to agree with me I decided to do a thing. 
The only way I thought I could make more people believe me without forcing every single person to read her books, was to just show you some of my favourite lines from her Grisha Trilogy and her Six of Crows duology. 

Now, I'm not saying you'll love them all but if you don't like at least one of them then we probably can't be friends anymore..Okay, manipulation tactics aside. I really do hope you enjoy them as much as I do! If there are quotes that you really loved that I left out of this list, comment them down below and we can both just marvel at the awesomeness together!

“Kaz leaned back. "What's the easiest way to steal a man's wallet?"
"Knife to the throat?" asked Inej.
"Gun to the back?" said Jesper.
"Poison in his cup?" suggested Nina.
"You're all horrible," said Matthias.” 

“It's not natural for women to fight."
"It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.” 

“Jesper knocked his head against the hull and cast his eyes heavenward. “Fine. But if Pekka Rollins kills us all, I’m going to get Wylan’s ghost to teach my ghost how to play the flute just so that I can annoy the hell out of your ghost.”
Brekker’s lips quirked. “I’ll just hire Matthias’ ghost to kick your ghost’s ass.”
“My ghost won’t associate with your ghost,” Matthias said primly, and then wondered if the sea air was rotting his brain.” 
“The problem with wanting," he whispered, his mouth trailing along my jaw until it hovered over my lips, "is that it makes us weak.” 

“Maybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? 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.” 

Na razrusha'ya. I am not ruined. E'ya razrushost. I am ruination.” 
“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.” 

“Why won’t you leave me alone?” I whispered one night as he hovered behind me while I tried to work at my desk.

Long minutes passed. I didn’t think he would answer. I even had time to hope he might have gone, until I felt his hand on my shoulder.

“Then I’d be alone, too," he said, and he stayed the whole night through, till the lamps burned down to nothing.” 

“I don’t hold a grudge. I cradle it. I coddle it. I feed it fine cuts of meat and send it to the best schools. I nurture my grudges, Rollins.” 
“I hope you weren't looking to me to be the voice of reason. I keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret.” 

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


“You know the problem with heroes and saints, Nikolai?" I asked as I closed the book's cover and headed for the door. "They always end up dead.” 



“I want you to stay. I want you to … I want you.” “You want me.” She turned the words over. Gently, she squeezed his hand. “And how will you have me, Kaz?” He looked at her then, eyes fierce, mouth set. It was the face he wore when he was fighting. “How will you have me?” she repeated. “Fully clothed, gloves on, your head turned away so our lips can never touch?”<...>“I will have you without armour, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.” 




“He'd broken his leg dropping down from the rooftop. The bone didn't set right, and he'd limped ever after. So he'd found himself a Fabrikator and had his cane made. It became a declaration. There was no part of him that was no broken, that had not healed wrong, and there was no part of him that was not stronger for having been broken.” 

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2 comments

  1. Wow! Interesting, I love this. Can I also admit how much I love her writing style. Yet to read the Grisha trilogy but I know I'd absolutely love it.

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    1. Yay!!! I'm so glad you liked it Sthembile! Trust me, the books are even better! Let me know when you find the time to read it, I'd love to know what you thought :)

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