Six of Crows Quotes That Will Bowl You Over And Bring You Back To Life
I may be biased since Leigh Bardugo is also a Yale graduate, but Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is one of my favorite books of all time. The worldbuilding (it takes place in an Amsterdam-inspired city called Ketterdam) is incredibly thorough and intricate; the found family cast of characters (a gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Wraith assassin and a mastermind from the Barrel) is flawed, sarcastic, intelligent and fully lovable. I genuinely could rave about this book forever. It has no faults in my eyes. The characters make you want to root for them, and each plot twist is unexpected and riveting. These are my top ten quotes from Six of Crows that tug at all the emotions.
1. “No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for 'good luck.”
2. “The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
3. “She'd laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him.”
4. “Where do think the money went?" Kaz repeated.
"Guns?" asked Jesper.
"Ships?" queried Inej.
"Bombs?" suggested Wylan.
"Political bribes?" offered Nina. They all looked at Matthias. "This is where you tell us how awful we are," she whispered.
He shrugged. "They all seem like practical choices.”
5. “Has anyone noticed this whole city is looking for us, mad at us, or wants to kill us?"
"So?" said Kaz.
"Well, usually it's just half the city.”
6. “The easiest way to steal a man’s wallet is to tell him you’re going to steal his watch. You take his attention and direct it where you want it to go.”
7. “Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough and you learn to like the taste.”
8. “There was no part of him that was not broken, that had not healed wrong, and there was no part of him that was not stronger for having been broken.”
9. "I wouldn’t trust you to tie my shoes without stealing the laces."
10. “No one knew who he was. No one knew where he came from. He'd become Kaz Brekker, cripple and confidence man, bastard of the Barrel. The gloves were his one concession to weakness. Since that night among the bodies and the swim from the Reaper's Barge, he had not been able to bear the feeling of skin against skin. It was excruciating to him, revolting. It was the only piece of his past that he could not forge into something dangerous.”