1. Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.
2. Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.
3. Distance sometimes lets you know who is worth keeping, and who is worth letting go.
4. My soul has painted like the wings of butterflies,
Fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die,
I can fly, my friends..
5. A true plague of a girl. And yet a queen in every sense of the word.
6. Oh, I was not made for heaven. No, I don’t want to go to heaven. Hell is much better. Think of all the interesting people you’re going to meet down there!
7. You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.
8. I have lived with you and loved you, and now you are gone. Gone where I cannot follow, until I have finished all of my days.
9. My name is Aelin Ashryver Galathynius. And I am the Queen of Terrasen.
10. What will I be doing in twenty years’ time? I’ll be dead, darling! Are you crazy?
11. Tonight is a night to turn heads. Make them remember you. Make sure they never forget. You are the Calipha of Khorasan, and you have the ear of a king.” Despina put her hand on Shahrzad’s shoulder and grinned at their shared reflection. “More important, you have his heart.” She bent forward and lowered her voice. “And, most important, you are a fearsome thing to behold in your own right.
12. No matter how many people give me advice, I am going to do what my heart tells me to do
13. Once she had loved Prince Joffrey with all her heart, and admired and trusted her his mother, the queen. They had repaid that love and trust with her father’s head. Sansa would never make that mistake again.
14. Perhaps I cannot make my people good, she told herself, but I should at least try to make them a little less bad.
15. Not consort, not wife. Feyre is High Lady of the Night Court. My equal in every way; she would wear my crown, sit on a throne beside mine. Never sidelined, never designated to breeding and parties and child rearing. My queen.
16. I want to take my time with you – to learn … every inch of you. And this apartment has very, very thin walls. I don’t want to have an audience” he added as he leaned down again, brushing his mouth over the cut at the base of her throat, “when I make you moan, Aelin.
17. Being brave means that knowing when you fail, you won’t fail forever.
18. Nice. I like a little desperation in
a guy. It builds character.
19. I never thought it would end like this. I never thought he would leave me without saying goodbye.
20. The blood of Heaven binds you,” said the Queen. “Blood calls to blood, under the skin. But love and blood are not the same.”
“Riddles,” Clary said angrily. “Do you even mean anything when you talk like that?”
“He is bound to you,” said the Queen. “But does he love you?
21. And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even the dust. I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too.
22. Doing what you love is freedom.
what you do is happiness.
23. She was a ray of sunshine, a warm summer rain, a bright fire on a cold winter’s day, and now she could be dead because she had tried to save the man she loved.
24. For most of my life i have been adored by fools and hated by people of good sense, and they all make up stories about me in which I am either a saint or a whore. But I am above these judgments, I am a Queen.
25. Everybody is equally weak on the inside, just that some present their ruins as new castles and become kings
26. I was a princess made of ashes; there is nothing left of me to burn.
Now it’s time for a queen to rise.
27. A queen could leave her throne.
But a mother never leaves her son.
28. And if the serpent grows in monstrousness and corruption, if it poisons the land of Elfhame itself, then let me be the queen of monsters. Let me rule over that blackened land with my redcap father as a puppet by my side. Let me be feared and never again afraid.
29. What in the world is this abomination?”
Lissa, only slightly more tactful, asked, “Adrian, is this some kind of joke?
30. He stood straight then, moving to stand directly in front of me as he dropped low and bowed dramatically. “Your Majesty.
31. Tortall and the Queens Riders!
32. The spirit who inhabits her animates us all. Destroy the host, you destroy the power. The young die first; the old wither slowly; the eldest perhaps would go last. But she is the Queen of the Damned, and the Damned can’t live without her.
33. I want to talk to you. I want to listen to you. I want to walk with you and, yes, I want you in my bed. That’s what I want today. That’s what I’ll want in a hundred years. If you promise to be my wife forever, I will pledge myself to your happiness.
34. A King and Queen cannot support a crown with eyes looking down. Their universe expands as far as you can see.
35. These people will try to manipulate you, try to bring you down but remember baby girl you are a queen, own your crown.
36. Beautiful princesses and beautiful, strong queens are brainwashed into thinking ho’s and B****’s are virtuous titles.
37. No, but one can feel desperate at any age, don’t you think? The young are eternally desperate,” he said frankly. “And books, they offer hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe one is saved.
38. Please, I’m a transgender former boy-bander. You think I don’t know how to defend myself?
39. I seem to know all the cliches, but not how to put them together in a believable way. Or else these stories are terrible and grandiose precisely because all the cliches intertwine in an unrealistic way and you can’t disentangle them. But when you actually live a cliche, it feels brand new, and you are unashamed.
40. So, yes, I will marry you. Someday. If you’ll have me,” he said modestly.
“Of course I will, you idiot,” I said with a shriek, and threw myself into his arms.
41. Of all public figures and benefactors of mankind, no one is loved by history more than the literary patron. Napoleon was just a general of forgotten battles compared with the queen who paid for Shakespeare’s meals and beer in the tavern. The statesman who in his time freed the slaves, even he has a few enemies in posterity, whereas the literary patron has none. We thank Gaius Maecenas for the nobility of soul we attribute to Virgil; but he isn’t blamed for the selfishness and egocentricity that the poet possessed. The patron creates ‘literature through altruism,’ something not even the greatest genius can do with a pen.
42. Brought to you by The Corporation: In your homes and in your pants.
43. No Queen has clean hands.
44. I was born to love you
with every single beat of my heart.
I was born to love you
every single day of my life.
45. In no man’s land, alien is the queen.
46. My care is like my shadow in the sun,
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it,
Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done.
47. Llamas can drive… they just don’t know it yet.
48. You won’t enjoy it,” sighed Crowley. “It’s been in the car for more than a fortnight.” A heavy bass beat began to thump through the Bentley as they sped past Heathrow. Aziraphale’s brow furrowed. “I don’t recognize this,” he said. “What is it?” “It’s Tchaikovsky’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’,” said Crowley, closing his eyes as they went through Slough. To while away the time as they crossed the sleeping Chilterns, they also listened to William Byrd’s “We Are the Champions” and Beethoven’s “I Want To Break Free.” Neither were as good as Vaughan Williams’s “Fat-Bottomed Girls.
49. You better treat her like your queen, If you want to be treated like a king.
50. Her voice is still pitched high, thanks to her youth, but it has a certain incipient darkness to it, a low richness that will mature in the coming years to the smoky tones of a priestess or a queen — a woman of great natural power.
51. There is nothin like a llama… well mabey an alpaca. But they’er kinda like trademarks of llamas.
52. And when I’m feeling glum, because Gregory’s away of because my daughter’s just hurled her full glass of milk at my head, or just because time is passing, I like to scroll through the annual East Trawley High School online newsletter, which gets mass-emailed by Shanice Morain, who’s on her second marriage and who cohosts her own Christian Soul-Support and Teen Prayer Variety Hour on local TV and who’s just been appointed our class secretary. In the current Alumni Notes section I read that Katelynn Streedmore has just been named the head dietitian at the Jamesburg Assisted Care Facility, that Cal Malstrup and his wife Chelsea Marie have just welcomed their fifth bundle of joy, whom they’ve christened Blake-Jorlinda Malstrup, and that Becky Randle is still the Queen of England.
53. The least we each ought to do for someone who treats us like a king or a queen is to treat them like a prince or a princess.
54. As happens in dreams, when a perfectly harmless object inspires us with fear and thereafter is frightening every time we dream of it (and even in real life retains disquieting overtones), so Dreyer’s presence became for Franz a refined torture, an implacable menace. [ … H]e could not help cringing when, with a banging of doors in a dramatic draft, Martha and Dreyer entered simultaneously from two different rooms as if on a too harshly lit stage. Then he snapped to attention and in this attitude felt himself ascending through the ceiling, through the roof, into the black-brown sky, while, in reality, drained and empty, he was shaking hands with Martha, with Dreyer. He dropped back on his feet out of that dark nonexistence, from those unknown and rather silly heights, to land firmly in the middle of the room (safe, safe!) when hearty Dreyer described a circle with his index finger and jabbed him in the navel; Franz mimicked a gasp and giggled; and as usual Martha was coldly radiant. His fear did not pass but only subsided temporarily: one incautious glance, one eloquent smile, and all would be revealed, and a disaster beyond imagination would shatter his career. Thereafter whenever he entered this house, he imagined that the disaster had happened—that Martha had been found out, or had confessed everything in a fit of insanity or religious self-immolation to her husband; and the drawing room chandelier invariably met him with a sinister refulgence.
55. For Hanalea the Warrior!
56. A queen
offers her hand to be kissed,
& can form it into a fist
while smiling the whole damn time.
57. They raise us to be soft as silk, distract us with luxury and wealth beyond measure, so we never rock the boat that carries us. They expect us to be so bored by our power that we let them do the ruling in our stead. Behind every throne is a masked servant who seeks only to make a puppet of the one who sits on it.
58. Writers got to pick the endings of their novels, but Beatrice wasn’t living a story. She was living history, and history went on forever.
59. What are we doing?” she wanted to ask, except she already knew the answer.
They were being reckless and foolish; they were tempting fate; they were breaking the rules; they were falling in love.
But they both knew that last wasn’t true. They had already fallen in love, a long time ago.
60. Elect the king or queen—what a funny concept. Everyone knew that elections only worked for judges and Congress. Making the executive branch pander to the people, go out begging for votes—that could only end in disaster. That structure would attract the wrong sort of people: power-hungry people with twisted agendas.