You should know the difference between secrets and lies.
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 told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.
I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.
Anyone can betray anyone.
Words can lie. See beyond them.
To look powerful is to be powerful.
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]
Flame and shadow. One cannot exist without the other.
A lie will raise me up, and one day another lie will bring me down.