I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.
Anyone can betray anyone.
You should know the difference between secrets and lies.
Words can lie. See beyond them.
The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.
The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.
Rise, red as the dawn.[repeated often in the rest of the book]
In the fairy tales, the poor girl smiles when she becomes a princess. Right now, I don’t know if I’ll ever smile again.
I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.
Flame and shadow. One cannot exist without the other.
A lie will raise me up, and one day another lie will bring me down.
What I need and what I want are two very different things.