You should know the difference between secrets and lies.
I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.
Anyone can betray anyone.
You aren’t alone. You have your crown.
Words can lie. See beyond them.
To look powerful is to be powerful.
Those who know what it’s like in the dark will do anything to stay in the light.
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]
Not a god’s chosen, but a god’s cursed. That’s what we all are.
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.