Miri Larendaughter Quotes

13 of the best book quotes from Miri Larendaughter
  1. #1
    “For the past few years, all her childhood friends has begun to work in the quarry, and Miri had grown used to solitude in her house and on the hilltop with the goats.”
  2. #2
    ″‘You’re the troublemaker.’ he said, and his mouth stank of meat. ‘I’ll see you broken and dead.‘”
  3. #3
    ″‘For that week, she didn’t let me out of her arms.’
    ‘Of course not, why would she? You were tiny and scrawny and fuzzy, and also the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen, excepting my own.‘”
  4. #4
    ″‘I was mistaken. Six of the books are yours to keep. You certainly excelled in Commerce.’
    Miri suspected Olana was being generous, but she did not argue. She selected six books and hugged them to her chest. They felt like the most valuable things in the world, better than a little gold coin, better than a wagon full of linder.”
  5. #5
    ″‘...when I thought you weren’t here after all, I was so disappointed I couldn’t hide it, and I tried to meet all the girls and still make a choice, but I’m afraid I did a poor job of it.’ He glanced at Miri.
    ‘He did a stunning impression of a stone column,’ said Miri.”
  6. #6
    “But the hawk was the second most precious thing. I was sorry to lose it, and if you make me another one, I promise not to get taken captive by bandits and have to use it to save my life.”
  1. #7
    “That makes Mount Eskel important even to lowlanders.”
  2. #8
    When Miri was eight years old, all the other children her age had started to work in the quarry - carrying water, fetching tools, and performing other basic tasks. When she had asked her Pa why she could not, he had taken her in his arms, kissed the top of her head ... he had said, ‘You are never to set foot in the quarry, my flower.‘”
  3. #9
    ″‘Has anyone ever told you that you have a laugh that makes others want to laugh?’
    ‘Doter, my neighbor, always says, ‘Miri’s laugh is a tune you love to whistle.‘”
  4. #10
    “She was tired of lowlanders belittling her and tired of wondering if they were right. She was going to show Olana that she was as smart as any Danlander. She was going to be academy princess.”
  5. #11
    ″‘Seems strange. I thought they’d dislike us even more.’
    ‘Maybe it’s hard to respect someone you’re cheating,’ said Marda.”
  6. #12
    “At the academy, I found a book that explains how linder is sold in the lowlands. Apparently, our stone is so prized that the king himself will only use linder for his palaces, and the only place in all of Danland that produces linder is right here. So because demand for linder is high and supply is limited it’s worth a great deal.”
  7. #13
    “You are Britta, you survived Olana, Katar, two mountain winters, and a wolf pack of bandits. You might throw up, but you won’t die now.”