Libba Bray

"I had thought Felicity dangerous a moment ago, when she felt powerful. I was wrong. Wounded and powerless, she is more dangerous than I could imagine."
"In each of us lie good and bad, light and dark, art and pain, choice and regret, cruelty and sacrifice. We’re each of us our own chiaroscuro, our own bit of illusion fighting to emerge into something solid, something real. We’ve got to forgive ourselves that. I must remember to forgive myself. Because there is a lot of grey to work with. No one can live in the light all the time."
"You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet.."
"That's what living in their world is-a big lie. An illusion where everyone looks the other way and pretends that nothing unpleasant exists at all, no goblins of the dark, no ghosts of the soul."
"Power changes everything till it is difficult to say who are the heroes and who the villains."
"And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time."
"You must remember, my dear lady, the most important rule of any successful illusion- First, the people must want to believe in it."
"There is a time in every life when paths are chosen, character is forged. I could have chosen a different path. But I didn’t. I failed myself."
"The night's chilly breath tickles up my neck and finds my ear, whispering secrets only the wind knows."
"People have a habit of inventing fictions they will believe wholeheartedly in order to ignore the truth they cannot accept."
"We sit and listen and are enthralled anew, for good stories, it seems, never lose their magic."
"Felicity and I watch the dancers moving as one. They spin about like the earth on it's axis, enduring the dark, waiting for the sun."