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Shallan Davar Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes from Shallan Davar
  1. #1
    ″‘You’re not a monster, Shallan,’ Wit whispered. ‘Oh, child. The world is monstrous at times, and there are those who would have you believe that you are terrible by association.’
    ‘I am.’
    ‘No. For you see, it flows the other direction. You are not worse for your association with the world, but it is better for its association with you.‘”
  2. #2
    “He saw it in her eyes. The anguish, the frustration. The terrible nothing that clawed inside and sought to smother her. She knew. It was there, inside. She had been broken.
    Then she smiled. Oh, storms. She smiled anyway.
    It was the single most beautiful thing he’d seen in his entire life.”
  3. #3
    ″‘Brightness...I believe you stray into sarcasm.’
    ‘Funny.I thought I’d run straight into it,screaming at the top of my lungs.‘”
  4. #4
    “Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.”
  5. #5
    “Words are where most change begins.”
  6. #6
    ″‘You could be fire,’ Shallan said.
    ‘I am a stick.’
    The stick was not particularly eloquent.”
  7. #7
    “Expectation wasn’t just about what people expected of you. It was about what you expected of yourself.”
  8. #8
    ″‘I can see what you’re up to.’
    ‘Five foot six inches,’ Shallan said. ‘I suspect that’s all I will ever be up to, unfortunately.‘”