“… something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children’s lives to settle their differences”. 

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins


“Dead men can’t hold grudges”. 

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


P: “Isn’t in your power to refuse? How can anyone force you to do anything?”

K: “He is the King. And you’re a fool, too, if you think I have a choice in the matter”. 

P: “But you do have a choice. He’s not the one who makes you savage. You make yourself savage, when you bend yourself to his will”. 

Graceling by Kristin Cashore