Alina: You first words to me were, "What are you?" This is what I am.
Kirigan: How do you claim such power? I am the one who killed the Stag.
Alina: I didn't understand before, but I do now. You cannot claim what was not given to you. The Stag chose me.
Kirigan: You chose to betray our people. I was trying to save us.

Inej: You can't go back into the Fold.
Zoya: To Novokribirsk. I had family in that city. I need to know how much of it is lost.
Kaz: It's dangerous to go looking for the dead. What you see may haunt you for the rest of your days.
Zoya: Not going will haunt me more.

Kaz: You know Alina?
Mal: I do.
Kaz: Who's in control of her?
Mal: The general I'm gonna kill.
Kaz: Inej, give him his gun.
Inej: Why?
Kaz: Because if he isn't with Kirigan's crew, he's with ours.

Kirigan: It's just you and me now, Alina. And we are all we need anyway.
Alina: You may have needed me, but I never needed you.

The Darkling: I've survived for centuries. Did you really think you could kill me?
Mal: I don't have to kill you, Darkling. Your past will do it for me.

Alina: So, will you still be trying to kidnap me?
Jesper: 'Course not.
Kaz: Have you found religion too?
Jesper: No, it's just -- I'm exhausted. Besides, it'd be bad form to kidnap someone after they saved your life, wouldn't it?
Kaz: You are quite valuable, you know.

We are in the worst place in the world, on a ship full of people who want us dead, surrounded by monsters who want us in their gullets.

Jesper

Jesper: What's our play?
Kaz: We wait.
Jesper: For what?
Kaz: For whatever the general has planned.
Jesper: You figured him out?
Kaz: Not quite. Consider the scenario. The Sun Summoner fled from his palace; now she's tied to the deck. We're sailing for a city where another Ravkan general hired Arken to kill her. And I saw his face as he boarded. I know that look. He's a man consumed with vengeance.
Jesper: See it enough in the mirror, do you?

Mal: The bold move is to strike now.
Kaz: And the smart one is to get clear of the damned Fold first.
Mal: I never said I was smart.

Today, we redraw all the maps. With the power of the Sun Summoner at my command, I control the Fold and its monsters. I can move it to any border I like, engulf any harbor, consume any city. Take what you have seen back to your home countries. Tell the Fjerdans. Tell the Shu Han. There will be no more war with Ravka. All countries will answer to us. For who would oppose us now?

Kirigan

We set out with a clear mission, a prize of a million kruge. And a new member on our crew. So, what did we learn? People with trains are evil. You can't kidnap a human sunbeam. And maybe, just maybe, greed is a poor motivator. True wealth is the friends you make along the way.

Jesper

Zoya: I still don't like you, but I'm grateful for you. So remember this -- Saints become martyrs before they get to be heroes. So, stay alive.
Mal: They'll have to get through me first.
Zoya: You need more than bullets and bravado to survive the people hunting you now.

Shadow and Bone Quotes

What I haven't said in this letter, Mal, what I've been trying to write among all these scattered words is, is that I'm afraid. I'm scared, Mal. We grew up reading about a Saint who would one day perform a miracle of light and solve our country's problems, and we knew that was a lie. We knew that no stranger ever solved our problems for us. No great miracle was coming. That's why we had each other. The world is hard and cruel, but we had each other, and that was enough. That was everything. If Saints were once real, they've long since left us. Yet now, everyone is looking at me like I'm the answer. Like I'm the miracle the world has been waiting for. Or perhaps they know I'm a fraud, an imposter. I'm terrified. Of failure or success. If I really do have this power, who am I? I would be everything we mocked and dismissed. A stranger to myself. And to you. You once told me you were the most scared when you were lost. But getting lost can happen even when you know where you are. You told me about cardinal north and true north. Cardinal north is a direction on a map. True north? True north is home. It is where you feel safe and loved. You have always been my true north, Mal. And if I am to survive this, I need to be home again, with you.

Alina

Inej: Kaz, if not Saints, what do you believe in?
Kaz: Myself.
Inej: Why'd I even ask?
Kaz: And you. And Jesper. My Crows.
Inej: Because we flock to your bidding? Like the animals of vengeance, you named us after?
Kaz: Crows don't just remember the faces of people who wronged them. They also remember those who were kind. They tell each other who to look after and who to watch out for. No Saint ever watched over me. Not like you have.