17 Leigh Bardugo Quotes That Will Draw You Into Her Stories

Leigh Bardugo captivated readers with her dark, magical Grishaverse and her unique way of spinning stories in her Grisha trilogy and Six of Crows. And now she's stepping outside of that fantastical land and into another, even more familiar one. Bardugo will pen one of four new DC Comics YA novels based on iconic superheroes. The hero she will focus on? The one and only feminist icon, Wonder Woman. And she's absolutely perfect for the job.

In case you were unsure, these 17 Leigh Bardugo quotes from Six of Crows and the Grisha trilogy, Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising, and will definitely convinced you she's going to be incredible for Wonder Woman. (Then wait a bit for the Six of Crows sequel Crooked Kingdom, out September 2016, too.) Bardugo peeks into the corners of mystical cities to find her heroes, or anti-heroes, and she gives them depth and character. She weaves through a darkness and a harshness to her fictional worlds that make them feel unique, but realistic to our own. These quotes will show you just a taste of that.

So prep for September 2017 when Wonder Woman is released, check out these 17 Bardugo quotes and see just how awesome the new YA novel is going to be.

1. “She wouldn't wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn't be rid of.”

Six of Crows

2. “The less you say, the more weight your words will carry.”

Siege and Storm

3. “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.”

Six of Crows

4. “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.”

Ruin and Rising

5. “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.”

Siege and Storm

6. “And there's nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.”

Shadow and Bone

7. “The thought filled me with grief, grief for the dreams we'd shared, for the love I'd felt, for the hopeful girl I would never be again.”

Shadow and Bone

8. “I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me why we don't belong together," he said fiercely.

Shadow and Bone

9. “They are orphans again, with no true home but each other and whatever life they can make together on the other side of the sea.”

Shadow and Bone

10. “Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”

― Six of Crows

11. “What is infinite? The universe and the greed of men.”

Siege and Storm

12. “Maybe love was superstition, a prayer we said to keep the truth of loneliness at bay. I tilted my head back. The stars looked like they were close together, when really they were millions of miles apart. In the end, maybe love just meant longing for something impossibly bright and forever out of reach.”

Ruin and Rising

13. “I'm a business man," he'd told her. "No more, no less.""You're a thief, Kaz.""Isn't that what I just said?”

Six of Crows

14. “Of course not," said Sturmhond. "Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea.”

Siege and Storm

15. “She'd laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him.”

Six of Crows

16. “The moment our lips met, I knew with pure and piercing certainty that I would have waited for him forever.”

Shadow and Bone

17. “When people say impossible, they usually mean improbable.”

Siege and Storm

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