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30 Must-Read The Wicked King Quotes By Holly Black

30 Must-Read The Wicked King Quotes By Holly Black

The Wicked King quotes written by Holly Black are magical, thought-provoking and poetic

If you haven’t read my review of The Wicked King, note that I really enjoyed reading this book compared to The Cruel Prince.

Meanwhile The Cruel Prince had many thought-provoking quotes, The Wicked King was no less. This book had many note-worthy quotes too.

So here are 30 must-read The Wicked King quotes with page numbers (mostly Jude Duarte and Cardan Greenbriar quotes) so you can refer to your own copy and highlight them!

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The Wicked King Quotes #1

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You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself that strong. -Madoc (page 1)

The Wicked King Quotes #2

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Power is the ability to get what you want. Power is the ability to be the one making the decisions. -Madoc (page 3)

The Wicked King Quotes #3

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Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. -Madoc (page 6)

The Wicked King Quotes #4 

The feeling of falling in love is very like the feeling of fear. Your heart beats fast. Your senses are heightened. You grow light-headed, maybe even dizzy. -Balekin (page 25)

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The Wicked King Quotes #5

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Watching my back is the perfect opportunity to stick a knife in it. – Jude (page 28)

The Wicked King Quotes #6 

Human bodies betray us. They get starved and sick and run down. I know it, and yet there is always so much more to do. – Jude (page 29)

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The Wicked King Quotes #7

That’s the problem with a puppet government: It’s not going to run itself. – Jude (page 34)

The Wicked King Quotes #8

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I’m no longer a child, and I don’t need comfort. – Jude (page 42)

The Wicked King Quotes #9

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Kiss me again. Kiss me until I am sick of it. – Cardan (page 57)

The Wicked King Quotes #10

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When his blood falls, things grow. -Jude (page 66)

The Wicked King Quotes #11

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When I’m with him, I feel like the hero of a story, of my story. – Taryn (page 87)

The Wicked King Quotes #12

Power is infectious. Power is greedy. – Jude (page 92)

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The Wicked King Quotes #13

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Nothing is sweeter, but that which is scarce. – Cardan (page 93)

The Wicked King Quotes #14

Whatever you do to me, I can do worse to you. – Jude (page 107)

The Wicked King Quotes #15

Do not play with me. We know each other too well for tricks. – Cardan (page 122)

The Wicked King Quotes #16 

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You can fight anything. Winning, though, that is something else again. – Cardan (page 139)

The Wicked King Quotes #17

They do not need to deceive humans, humans will deceive themselves. -Jude (page 160)

The Wicked King Quotes #18

​​It is said we learn more from our failures than our successes. – Madoc (page 203)

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The Wicked King Quotes #19

Kill him before he makes you love him. -Jude (page 207)

The Wicked King Quotes #20

They don’t think I have any special power. They think I have a special vulnerability. They think they can control me as they would any mortai. -Jude (page 223)

The Wicked King Quotes #21

Nothing I could do to you will be as terrible as what you’ll do to yourself. -Nicasia (page 233)

The Wicked King Quotes #22

But no matter how many of them you humiliated or hurt, you would always know someone had found them worthy of love, when no one had ever found you worthy. -Jude (page 235)

The Wicked King Quotes #23

Despite growing up among the folk, I do not always understand the way they think or feel. They are more like mortals than they believe. -Jude (page 235)

The Wicked King Quotes #24

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Fear is terrible, but the combination of hope and fear is worse. -Jude (page 244)

The Wicked King Quotes #25

I wasn’t kind, Jude. Not to many people. Not to you, I wasn’t sure if I wanted you or if I wanted you gone from my sight so that I could stop feeling as I did, which made me even more unkind. But when you were gone – truly gone beneath the waves – I hated myself as I never have before. – Cardan (page 266)

The Wicked King Quotes #26

It’s funny, isn’t it, how I mocked you for your mortality when you’re certain to outlive me. -Cardan (page 289)

The Wicked King Quotes #27

I want to be anyone but the person I am. – Jude (page 298)

The Wicked King Quotes #28

Why was I awful to you? Because I could be. Because I liked it. Because, for a moment, when I was at my worst, I felt powerful, and most of the time, I felt powerless. – Cardan (page 290)

The Wicked King Quotes #29

I have never been so much alone, and I have never had to play a role for this long. i feel hollowed out, diminished. – Jude (page 240)

The Wicked King Quotes #30

Like you, I am not skilled at forgiveness. – Cardan (page 312)

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There you have it. All The Wicked King quotes I personally tabbed in my book while reading. I’m sure there’s more than 30, I probably missed out on a few. Let me know in the comments if you have any favourites I did not include!

30 Must-Read The Wicked King Quotes By Holly Black

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