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120 Six of Crows Quotes on Life and Struggles

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1. “The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.” – Inej Ghafa

2. “The water hears and understands. The ice does not forgive.” – Matthias Helvar

3. “I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. We never stop fighting.” – Kaz Brekker

4. “They fear as I once feared you. As you once feared me. We are all someone’s monster, Nina.” – Matthias Helvar 

5. “Do you have a different name for killing when you wear a uniform to do it?” – Nina Zenik

6. “How old are you, girl? Sixteen? Seventeen? Nations rise and fall. Markets are made and unmade. When power shifts, someone always suffers.” – Wylan Van Eck

7. “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.” – Kaz Brekker

8. “Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday, you’ll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won’t matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.” – Inej’s Father

9. “She’d shown him in a thousand ways that she was honorable, and strong, and generous, and very human—maybe even more vividly human than anyone he’d ever known.” – Nina Zenik

10. “Better terrible truths than kind lies.” – Inej Ghafa 

11. “No mourners. No funerals. Among them, it passed for ‘good luck.’” – Rotty

12. “Men mock the gods until they need them, Kaz.” – Inej Ghafa

13. “The life you live, the hate you feel—it’s poison. I can drink it no longer.” – Matthias Helvar

14. “I have been made to protect you. Only in death will I be kept from this oath.” – Matthias Helvar

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15. “I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all.” – Inej Ghafa

16. “Nina might not be able to put you back, you know. Not without another dose of parem. You could be stuck like this.” – Jesper Fahey

17. “Greed may do your bidding, but death serves no man.” – Kaz Brekker

18. “She was tall and built like the figurehead of a ship carved by a generous hand.” – Nina Zenikz

19. “Oh, Saints, you are something. The mark, the pigeon, the cozy, the fool you’re looking to fleece.” – Jesper Fahey

20. “When everyone knows you’re a monster, you need not waste time doing every monstrous thing.” – Kaz Brekker

21. “She wouldn’t wish love on anyone. It was the guest you welcomed and then couldn’t be rid of.” – Nina Zenik

22. Kaz Brekker: “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”

Inej Ghafa: “Knife to the throat?”

23. “Nina, you taught me to be something better. They could be taught, too.” – Kaz Brekker

24. “I’m a business man.” – Kaz Brekker

25. “If it were a trick, I’d promise you safety. I’d offer you happiness. I don’t know if that exists in the Barrel, but you’ll find none of it with me.” – Kaz Brekker

26. “No more, no less. You’re a thief, Kaz.” – Nina Zenik

27. “He’s smarter than most of us put together, and he deserves a better father than you.” – Wylan Van Eck

28. “Suffering is like anything else. Live with it long enough, you learn to like the taste.” – Kaz Brekker

29. “If there’s any justice in the world. And we all know how likely that is.” – Kaz Brekker

30. “You’re passable at demo. You’re excellent at hostage.” – Kaz Brekker

31. “Agreeing with me. Sure path to destruction.” – Inej Ghafa

33. Kaz Brekker: “The trick is not getting knocked down.”

Inej Ghafa: “No, Kaz, the trick is in getting back up.”

33. “There are rumors, but they sound like nonsense to me.” – Nina Zenik

34. “Maybe your tutors didn’t cover this lesson, but you do not argue with a man covered in blood and a knife up his sleeve.” – Jesper Fahey

35. “I expect you’ll see a change.” – Nina Zenik

36. “Trickery is not my native tongue, but I may learn to speak it yet.” – Matthias Helvar

37. “We’ll be Kings and Queens, Inej. Kings and Queens.” – Kaz Brekker

38. “A , a thief, and utterly without conscience. But he’ll keep to any deal you strike with him.” – Inej Ghafa

39. “I’m glad I’m bleeding all over your shirt.” – Kaz Brekker

40. “I may. But I’ll die on my feet with a knife in my hand.” – Inej Ghafa

41. “And what did you do, Matthias? What did you do to me in your dreams?” – Nina Zenik

42. “May Djel watch over you until I can once more.” – Nina Zenik

43. “I’m a very valuable investment.” – Kaz Brekker

44. “What doesn’t kill me, better run.” – Kaz Brekker

45. “My ghost won’t associate with your ghost.” – Matthias Helvar

46. “And that’s what destroyed you in the end—the longing for something you could never have.” – Kaz Brekker

47. “Stop being dense. You’re cuter when you’re smart.” – Jesper Fahey

48. “Because I’ve been looking for an excuse to talk to you for two days.” – Kaz Brekker

49. “Please, my darling Inej, treasure of my heart, won’t you do me the honor of acquiring me a new hat?” – Kaz Brekker

50. “It’s just so much easier to kill people than take care of them.” – Kaz Brekker

51. “Hold it up so we don’t have to look at your ugly face.” – Kaz Brekker

52. “I trade in information—the things men do when they think no one is looking. Shame holds more value than coin ever can.” – Kaz Brekker

53. “Brick by brick, I will destroy you.” – Kaz Brekker

54. “If you don’t care about money, Nina dear, call it by its other names.” – Kaz Brekker

55. “Greed is your god, Kaz.” – Inej Ghafa

56. “Facts are for the unimaginative.” – Jesper Fahey

57. “He’s a person like any other, , and pride, and pain. You should understand that better than anyone.” – Nina Zenik

58. “Then I’ll take you there. We’ll set fire to raisins or whatever you heathens do for fun.” – Matthias Helvar

59. “I don’t know anything about it. He doesn’t include me in those discussions.” – Wylan Van Eck

60. “Only one woman loves apple blossoms in a blue cup. Only one woman loves wild geraniums.” – Inej’s Father

61. “The old answers came easily to mind. Money. Vengeance. Jordie’s voice in my head, silenced forever. But a different reply roared to life inside him, loud, insistent, and unwelcome. You, Inej. You.” – Kaz Brekker

62. “The brain is just another organ.” – Kaz Brekker.

63. “Greed bows to me. It is my servant and my lever.” – Kaz Brekker

64. “A man doesn’t need a bet to get ideas, Nina.” – Kaz Brekker

65. “You wouldn’t know a good time if it sidled up to you and stuck a lollipop in your mouth.” – Nina Zenik

66. “You’re about to be rich, Kaz. What will you do when there’s no more blood to shed or vengeance to take?” – Inej Ghafa

67. “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.” – Kaz Brekker

68. “If any of you survive, make sure I have an open casket. The world deserves a few more moments with this face.” – Jasper Fahey

69. “There’s a difference between confidence and arrogance.” – Inej Ghafa

70. “I’ll acquire expensive habits in the afterlife.” – Kaz Brekker

71. “I need someone who can be invisible, who can become a ghost. Do you think you can do that?” – Inej Ghafa

72. “If your God is so delicate, maybe you should get a new one.” – Kaz Brekker

73. “That’s what he wants, not what he needs.” – Kaz Brekker

74. Inej Ghafa: “And what God do you serve, then?”

Kaz Brekker: “Whichever will grant me good fortune.” 

Inej Ghafa: “I don’t think gods work that way.”

Kaz Brekker: “I don’t think I care.”

75. “I can hear the change in Kaz’s breathing when he looks at you. It catches every time, like he’s never seen you before.” – Nina Zenik

76. “It really was a shame they were all probably going to die tonight.” – Jesper Fahey

77. “I am grateful you’re alive, I am grateful that you’re beside me. I am grateful that you’re eating.” – Matthias Helvar

78. “Barrel boys don’t have parents. We’re born in the harbor and crawl out of the canals.” – Kaz Brekker

79. “If Pekka Rollins kills us all, I’m going to get Wylan’s ghost to teach my ghost how to play the flute just so that I can annoy the hell out of your ghost.” – Jesper Fahey

80. “If only you could talk to girls in equations.” – Jesper Fahey

81. “Wherever he’s hiding out, once you find him, letting him live would be the most outrageous kind of irresponsibility. My answer is no.” – Nina Zenik

82. “No, little brother. No one is stronger. You’ve cheated death too many times.” – Kaz Brekker

83. “Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and still it will return.” – Nina Zenik

84. “I wouldn’t trust you to tie my shoes without stealing the laces, Kaz.” – Nina Zenik

85. “I’m going to get my money and I’m going to get my girl.” – Kaz Brekker

86. “Money like that is more of a curse than a gift.” – Kaz Brekker

87. “I want you to stay. I want you to—I want you.” – Kaz Brekker

88. “You can’t spend his money if you’re dead.” – Inej Ghafa

89. “Thank you for keeping me in this world when fate seemed determined to drag me to the next. I owe you a life debt.” – Inej Ghafa

90. “Every one of his senses felt like it was on fire. Definitely better than a winning streak at the tables.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

91. “He needed to tell her—what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

92. “That was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. When the world owes you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

93. “Survival wasn’t nearly as hard as he’d thought once he left decency behind.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

94. “It’s not natural for women to fight. It’s not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

95. “She liked that word. Us. A word without division or borders. It seemed full of hope.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

96. “Maybe there were people who lived those lives. Maybe this girl was one of them. But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

97. “He’d told her they would fight their way out. Knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that’s what we do. She would fight for him, but she could not heal him. She would not waste her life trying.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

98. “They were twin souls, soldiers destined to fight for different sides, to find each other and lose each other too quickly. She would not keep him here. Not like this.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

99. “Though he’d trusted her with his life countless times, it felt much more frightening to trust her with his shame.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

100. “A good magician wasn’t much different from a proper thief.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

101. “A secret’s not like a coin. It doesn’t keep its value in the spending.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

102. “She was glad for the peace of the docks, but they seemed almost too still after the noise and chaos of the Barrel.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

103. “For all his selfishness and cruelty, Kaz was still the boy who had saved her. She wanted to believe he was worth saving, too.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

104. “It was the only piece of his past that he could not forge into something dangerous.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

105. “It had started with a storm, and in a way, that storm had never ended. Nina had blown into his life with the wind and rain and set his world spinning. He’d been off balance ever since.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

106. “Until this moment, Wylan hadn’t quite understood how much they meant to him. His father would have sneered at these thugs and thieves, a disgraced soldier, a gambler who couldn’t keep out of the red. But they were his first friends, his only friends, and Wylan knew that even if he’d had his pick of a thousand companions, these would have been the people he chose.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

107. “He looked at Kaz Brekker, a boy whose only cause was himself. Still, he was a survivor, and his own kind of soldier.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

108. “Six people, but a thousand ways this insane plan could go wrong.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

109. “Nina screamed, a howl that tore from the black space where her heart had beat only moments before. She searched for his pulse, for the light and force that had been Matthias.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

110. “But there was no beauty here, no real merriment or joy, just transactions, people seeking escape or some colorful oblivion, some dream of decadence that they could wake from whenever they wished.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

111. “A gambler, a convict, a wayward son, a lost Grisha, a Suli girl who had become a killer, a boy from the Barrel who had become something worse.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

112. “None of us move on without a backward look. We move on, always carrying with us those we have lost.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

113. “He knew he was being reckless, selfish, but wasn’t that why they called him Dirtyhands? No job too risky. No deed too low. Dirtyhands would see the rough work done.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

114. “She was not a lynx or a spider or even the Wraith. She was Inej Ghafa, and her future was waiting above.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

115. “She had her aim now, her heart had direction, and though it hurt to know the path led away from him, she could endure it.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

116. “She knew Pekka Rollins’ name well. He was the reigning king of the Barrel, the owner of not one but two gambling palaces—one luxurious, the other catering to sailors with less to line their pockets.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

117. “Besides, she was the Wraith—the only law that applied to her was gravity, and some days she defied that, too.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

118. “She smiled then, her cheeks red, her cheeks scattered with some kind of dust. It was a smile he thought he might die to earn again.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

119. “She’d laughed, and if he could have bottled the sound and gotten drunk on it every night, he would have. It terrified him.” – Leigh Bardugo, Author

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