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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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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)
Power is the ability to get what you want. Power is the ability to be the one making the decisions. -Madoc (page 3)
Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to. -Madoc (page 6)
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)
Watching my back is the perfect opportunity to stick a knife in it. – Jude (page 28)
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)
That’s the problem with a puppet government: It’s not going to run itself. – Jude (page 34)
I’m no longer a child, and I don’t need comfort. – Jude (page 42)
Kiss me again. Kiss me until I am sick of it. – Cardan (page 57)
When his blood falls, things grow. -Jude (page 66)
When I’m with him, I feel like the hero of a story, of my story. – Taryn (page 87)
Power is infectious. Power is greedy. – Jude (page 92)
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The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Beginner Fantasy Reader Friendly)
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Nothing is sweeter, but that which is scarce. – Cardan (page 93)
Whatever you do to me, I can do worse to you. – Jude (page 107)
Do not play with me. We know each other too well for tricks. – Cardan (page 122)
You can fight anything. Winning, though, that is something else again. – Cardan (page 139)
They do not need to deceive humans, humans will deceive themselves. -Jude (page 160)
It is said we learn more from our failures than our successes. – Madoc (page 203)
Kill him before he makes you love him. -Jude (page 207)
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)
Nothing I could do to you will be as terrible as what you’ll do to yourself. -Nicasia (page 233)
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)
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)
Fear is terrible, but the combination of hope and fear is worse. -Jude (page 244)
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)
It’s funny, isn’t it, how I mocked you for your mortality when you’re certain to outlive me. -Cardan (page 289)
I want to be anyone but the person I am. – Jude (page 298)
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)
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)
Like you, I am not skilled at forgiveness. – Cardan (page 312)
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!
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