Daughter of Smoke & Bone Quotes
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[This is for] the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve—like the soul's version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable. (3.24)
Lies and Deceit Quotes
[Karou's] hair did grow out of her head that color, pure as ultramarine straight from the paint tube, but that was a truth she told with a certain wry smile, as if she were being absurd. (2.28)
"Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. [...] No inessential penises, either." (3.34)
"Your body is nothing but an envelope, Karou. Your soul is another matter, and is not, as far as I know, in any immediate danger." (6.13)
The Supernatural Quotes
In the center of each [palm] was an eye inked in deepest indigo, in effect turning [Karou's] hands into hamsas, those ancient symbols of warding against the evil eye. (2.70)
[Karou's] hair—loose, long, and peacock blue—was gathering a lace of snowflakes. (1.3)
Art & Culture Quotes
"Josef and I are starting up a new tour. Old Town vampire tour. The tourists will eat it up." (1.16)
"I exist only because of war. [...] We are enemies because the chimaera are monsters. My life is blood because my world is beasts." (30.83)
"When an essential [penis] comes along, you'll know." (3.36)
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