I would've thought you, of all people, would understand what it's like. To live in hiding in fear of being murdered for simply being. It's why I built the Little Palace in the first place. Everything that I have done, everything that I have ever done, has been to make Ravka safer, to make Grisha safer!

The Darkling

The Darkling: Perhaps. But you have given me one. A chance to make amends, to finally win. The Fold was not your mistake --
Alina: The Fold was no mistake!
The Darkling: I never intended for it to be the blight it's become. Or for men like the King or Zlatan to exploit it for their own gain.
Alina: You put this collar on me to exploit my power for your gain!
The Darkling: For us. To help us conquer the Fold together. You and me. You cannot do this on your own. And neither can I.
Alina: We could've had this. All of it. You could've made me your equal. Instead, you made me this. You don't care who suffers, as long as you win.
The Darkling: Fine. Make me your villain.

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.

The Darkling: Do you know the only thing more powerful than you or me? The two of us. Together. Together, we can end all wars. We can protect our own. Is that not what you want?
Alina: Are we destroying the Fold?
The Darkling: We can do anything. Together.

The Darkling: I read your letters. All these years, you never truly appreciated who she is. But it's all right because I do.
Mal: Oh, you have no chance, shadow man, because I'm the one she chose.
The Darkling: You are a child, and she is Grisha. Take away my shadows, and I still have something that you don't. Patience. Alina may well take years to forgive me, but I can wait. Meanwhile, you will grow old, your hair will gray, and she will remain ageless, like me. And one day, maybe a year from now, maybe fifty. She'll realize that she has only one equal. That there are no others like us and that there never will be. I'm not going to kill you, Mal. I don't need to. Time will do it for me.

You are special. You do know that? And you're about to prove it to the world.

The Darkling

Jesper: If I'm meant to die today, and either of you two survive, make sure I have an open casket.
Kaz: No one's dying today. No mourners.
Inej: No funerals.

Kaz: Between our dwindling funds, lack of time, and conflicting interests, it's time we cut our losses.
Jesper: I guess the Bastard misses the Barrel.

Alina: The King deserves every bit of your vengeance. But Kirigan does not deserve your loyalty. He is just as responsible for your position.
Genya: I am his soldier. We all are.
Alina: We are his pawns. Nothing more.

Baghra: Oh, Aleksander. Where's the girl, your Healer?
Aleksander: Dead. She died because of me.
Baghra: She died because they always do; they're not as strong as you and me.
Aleksander: You're the one who taught me how to kill, Mother. Their blood is on your hands as much as mine.
Baghra: I taught you so you could protect yourself. Not them. I told you as much, but you are so stubborn. You wouldn't listen. Maybe you will now.

I was going to tell you to trust Kaz and that he'd never let you go back, but I don't have the right to tell you what you should do with your shot at freedom.


Genya: I had no choice.
Alina: Except that you did. And you chose to betray our friendship.
Genya: I was a whipping girl for the Queen and a Grisha without a color. I -- Choosing friendship over survival was not a luxury I could afford.
Alina: I know what it means to be an outsider struggling to survive, and it's no excuse.

TV Quotes Quotes

Senator: Look, I get it. But you have no idea how complicated this situation is.
Sam: You know what? You're right. And that's a good thing. We finally have a common struggle now. Think about that. For once, all the people who've been begging, and I mean, literally begging for you to feel how hard any given day is... now you know. How did it feel to be helpless? Now, if you could remember what it was like to be helpless and face a force so powerful it could erase half the planet, you would know that you're about to have the exact same impact. This isn't about easy decisions, Senator.
Senator: You just don't understand.
Sam: I'm a Black man carrying the stars and stripes. What don't I understand? Every time I pick this thing up, I know there are millions of people out there who are gonna hate me for it. Even now, here, I feel it. The stares, the judgment. And there's nothing I can do to change it. Yet, I'm still here. No super serum, no blond hair, or blue eyes. The only power I have is that I believe we can do better. We can't demand that people step up if we don't meet them halfway. Look, you control the banks. Shit, you can move borders! You can knock down a forest with an email; you can feed a million people with a phone call. But the question is, who's in the room with you when you're making those decisions? Hmm? Is it the people you're gonna impact? Or is it just more people like you? I mean, this girl died trying to stop you, and no one has stopped for one second to ask why. You've gotta do better, Senator. You've gotta step up. Because if you don't, the next Karli will. And you don't wanna see 2.0. People believed in her cause so much that they helped her defy the strongest governments in the world. Why do you think that is? Look, you people have just as much power as an insane god or a misguided teenager. The question you have to ask yourself is, how are you going to use it?

Never make decisions out of fear, Jesper. Only out of spite.