Leigh Bardugo Quote Series: 6.1.17

I wanted to celebrate the coming of summer with some of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite authors, Leigh Bardugo. I did this in spring with quotes from Jane Austen, and I think it was a rather fun way to ring in the new season! So well…a Leigh Bardugo Quote Series is here.

You’re welcome.

Today’s quote is from Crooked Kingdom, the second and final book in the Six of Crows series. It’s one of Inej’s mantras, so of course I loved it.

Of course.

You guys will be very familiar with fabulous-Inej-Ghafa-quotes by the time I’m done with you. *evil laughter fades into the distance*

I’m not enjoying this at all.

You said you had quotes? Get with it Marie.

Thank you.

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This was my rough outline, and then I went crazy.

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I went crazy.

Don’t worry, I won’t dump three versions of the same stinking quote on you next time. Maybe.

I really loved the story behind this one though. If you haven’t read the Six of Crows series, I’ll try to fill you in. :) I can’t do as good of a job as Leigh, but…I’ll try. :) Inej Ghafa, (who I was rhapsodizing about earlier), belongs to a people group called the Suli, and in their language, there is no word for “sorry.” Instead, their phrase “This action will have no echo” is a promise to never repeat the same mistake. It’s not an empty word to brush away a mistake. It’s a commitment. And to me, that’s not just admirable but really, really awesome.

So that’s what that means!

I hope you guys have a fabulous last few weeks of spring as we gear up for summer! Immerse yourself in Ketterdam, Ravka, whatever.

xo, Marie

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