Kiera Cass quotes:

  • And Carolina will be cheering on the beautiful daughter of Magda and Shalom Singer, the new Lady America Singer!

  • You were the one who changed us when you left me in the tree house; and you keep thinking that if you push hard enough, you can make everything go back to before that moment. It doesn't work that way. Give me a chance to choose you.

  • America Singer, one day you will fall asleep in my arms every night. And you'll wake up to my kisses every morning.

  • I love you, America Singer. As long as I live, I'll love you." There was some deep emotion in his voice, and it caught me off guard. "I love you, Aspen. You'll always be my prince.

  • That was my great ambition. Not to be Illea's princess. To be Aspen's.

  • Bravery hides in amazing places.

  • It's just the way it is. The sky is blue, the sun is bright, and Aspen endlessly loves America. It's how the world was designed to be.

  • It's always the fear of looking stupid that stops you from being awesome.

  • We know you're strong, but accepting help is its own kind of strength.

  • I know, I know. It's hard to explain. All I can say is that I've been given a second chance. Maxon matters to me, and I'm going to fight for him.":)

  • If this were a simpler matter, I'd have eliminated everyone else by now. I know how I feel about you. Maybe it's impulsive of me to think I could be so sure, but I'm certain I would be happy with you.

  • My heart is yours to break

  • Well, the one thing I've thought about is having dad give me away. You know when he takes your hand and he puts it in the hand of the person you marry? That's the only part I've ever wanted.

  • There's a different kind of beauty that comes with humility and honesty

  • I will never forget your fire. I can't wait to see what you do.

  • I looked at his face, unsure of how many more of his smiles I'd have.

  • Luck was fine and well, but I didn't need it. I had a plan.

  • America Singer, you get back here." He ran in front of me, wrapping an arm around my waist as we stood, chest to chest. "Tell me," he whispered. I pinched my lips together. "Fine, then I shall have to rely on other means of communication." Without any warning, he kissed me.

  • It hurt me to be away from him. Some days I went crazy wondering what he was doing. And when I couldn't handle it, I practiced music. I really had Aspen to thank for me being the musician that I was. He drove me to distraction. And that was bad.

  • And I know it's over, but it's the same way I felt when you broke up with me.

  • I remembered suddenly that Aspen had always been this way. He sacrificed sleep for me, he risked getting caught out after curfew for me, he scrounged together pennies for me. Aspen's generosity was harder to see because it wasn't as grand as Maxon's, but the heart behind what he gave was so much bigger.

  • So he enjoys a girl who stands up to him," Dad said once we all calmed down. "I like him more already.

  • if you love me, love me now. dont hold yourself so badly until tears starts to mean nothing

  • How did thie person-someone I'd imagined would be my polar opposite-always seem to find the things that would make me the happiest?

  • Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart.

  • It doesn't really matter how you feel about your character, it just matters what you do with it.

  • Could it be that simple? Tell one story to one generation and repeat it until it was accepted as fact?

  • When we died, no one would know, and that fraction of a moment that was so important to who we were would be gone.

  • But if it was always a point of speculation, where one person insisted it was a certain way and another denied it, how would anyone ever hold on to the truth?

  • He must love you very much,' Gavril said once I had my footing.I couldn't look at him. 'What makes you say that?' Gavril sighed. 'I've known Maxon since he was a child. He's never stood up to his father like that.

  • It's the most wonderful and terrible thing that can ever happen to you," she said simply. "You know that you've found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it."I sighed softly. She was absolutely right.Love was beautiful fear.

  • What am I supposed to call you?""Your Royal Husbandness. It's required by law, I'm afraid.

  • True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.

  • I want everything with you, America. I want the holidays and the birthdays, the busy season and lazy weekends. I want peanut butter fingertips on my desk. I want inside jokes and fights and everything. I want a life with you.

  • How can the truth make anything worse?

  • You think you walk, Lucy? I think you fly. You see yourself in a uniform? I see you in a cape. You're a hero, of the quietest but most genuine nature.

  • Live your life. Be happy as you can be, let go of the things that don't matter, and fight.

  • I've tried to make choices. You don't really trust me to.

  • You are not the world, but you are everything that makes the world good. Without you, my life would still exist, but that's all it would manage to do.

  • You don't do that. You don't just leave your family. Sticking together... it's the only way to survive.

  • But you just said you loved me." "I do, Mer. That's the point. I can't make you like me. I can't stand the thought of you hungry or cold or scared. I can't make you a Six.

  • I'm not so stupid as to believe that you've completely forgotten about your former boyfriend. I know you think there are others here more suited for me and this life, and I wouldn't want you to rush into trying to be happy with any of this. I just... I just want to know if it's possible...

  • I kind of wanted someone to rearrange the stars so they spelled out his words. I needed them big and bright, and somewhere I could see then when things felt dark. I love you. And I'm so, so proud.

  • ...I want it to be as easy as breathing for you to say yes.

  • A lot of things are yours, America

  • Accepting help is its own kind of strength.

  • Ah yes, the man or the crown. I'm afraid some can't tell the difference.

  • All I knew was, even if she wasn't mine, I wanted to leave her with a smile.

  • All the talk in the world won't undo what we are. They put us in a corner we could never get out of on our own, and they're not in a rush to pull us out.

  • America, I don't think you can change history." All the same, his expression looked hopeful. "Sure we can. Besides, who'd ever know about it but you and me?

  • And I know I‚??m about to play second fiddle to another woman, as I should. But my love for you will never change, Maxon.

  • Any girl who would risk her life for someone she loves certainly deserves to be called a lady.

  • Because even though you're dating five other women, I think I'm cheating on you.

  • Break my heart for what breaks yours. Everything I am for you kingdom's cause, as I walk from nothing to eternity.

  • Break my heart. Break it a thousand times if you like. It was only ever yours to break anyway.

  • But I guessed she would never stop wanting more for me, more from me. Maybe that's what mothers did.

  • But you should know the love can wear away under the stress of being married. Someone you think you love now, you might start to hate when he couldn't take care of your children, it'd be even worse. Love doesn't always survive under those circumstances.

  • Castes never meant that much to me.

  • Cinderella never asked for a prince. She asked for a night off and a dress.

  • Correct. President Wallis was the president before the Chinese assault and continued leading the United States throughout the war

  • Darling, you‚??re perfect.

  • Despite the knowledge that her affections were unattainable, I couldn't help but be drawn to try.

  • Do you think, that I could still call you 'my dear'?

  • Do you think," Maxon asked, "that I could still call you 'my dear'?" "Not a chance," I whispered. "I'll keep trying. I don't have it in me to give up." And I believed him. It was annoying to think he'd press that issue. "Did you call all of them that?" I nodded my head toward the rest of the room. "Yes, and they all seemed to like it." "That is the exact reason why I don't.

  • For you, someone kind of quiet and mysterious-" "I'm not mysterious," I interrupted. "You are a little. And sometimes people don't know whether to interpret silence as confidence or fear. They're looking at you like you're a bug so maybe you'll feel like you are one.

  • Great. Now the queen thought I was a misfit, too.

  • He let out a sigh. With my head there against his chest, I could faintly make out the sound of his heart beating through his suit coat. It seemed to be rushing. His hand, gentle as ever, reached to cup my cheek. As I looked into his eyes, I felt that unnameable feeling that was growing between us. With his eyes, Maxon asked for something we'd both agree to wait on. I was glad he didn't want to wait anymore. I gave him a tiny nod, and he bridged the small gap between us, kissing me with unimaginable tenderness.

  • He let you have the pants anyway?" she asked. I had started talking about Maxon as soon as I could, eager to know how their conversation had gone. "Yeah. He was very generous about it all." "I think it's charming that he's a good winner." "He is a good winner. He's even gracious when he's gotten the raw end of things." Like a knee to the royal jewels, for example.

  • He reached up and tugged his ear. And I did the same.

  • He wasn‚??t allowed to come with me there‚??my own rule for this little adventure. No more. Good-bye, Aspen.

  • Heal my heart and make it clean, open up my eyes to the things unseen, show me how to love like you have loved me.

  • He'd wanted his first kiss to be with me.

  • I couldn't joke about the person who'd saved me from facing absolute heartbreak at home, who fed my family boxes of sweets, who ran to me worried that i was hurt if I asked for him. A month ago, I had looked at the TV and seen a stiff, distant, boring person-someone I couldn't imagine anyone loving. And while he wasn't anything close to the person I did love, he was worthy of having someone to love in his life.

  • I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth.

  • I don't know if I'm supposed to be holding on or letting go. I don't want to give up, but if there's nothing for me to hope for, then tell me.

  • I felt the little beads of sweat pooling on my temple. Sit here and look nice...I could do that. But answer questions? I knew I wasn't going to win this little game; that wasn't the issue. I just really, really didn't want to look like a moron in front of the entire country.

  • I had been so mad at him when I left, I'd given them back. All except for the one that stuck to the bottom of the jar. He smiled. "They're at home, waiting." "For what?" His eyes glittered. "That, I cannot say.

  • I had to stop myself from laughing. Who needs help taking a pill?

  • I hope you find someone you can't live without.I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it's like to have to try and live without them.

  • I know there was a time, when our country was new, when the assignment of these numbers helped organize something that was on the brink of not existing. But we are no longer that country. We are so much more now.

  • I let myself be sad. I let myself think of him.

  • I only wish I knew that you'd actually want to be with me when that time is over.

  • I pranced around the room like a blind moose, but what I lacked in grace I made up for in effort.

  • I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, it would be you.

  • I should have proposed that night in your room." "I should have let you.

  • I think there are pieces of yourself that you will always guard.

  • I thought about the cameras following me in the terminal and pictured my family watching my entrance on TV. I hoped they‚??d be proud.

  • I wanted to be his dear, his darling.

  • I was overwhelmed. He understood me so well, how nervous I was about making this commitment, how frightening it was for me to become a princess. He was going to give me every last second he could and, in the meantime, lavish me with everything possible. I had another one of those moments when I couldn't believe this was all happening. "That's not fair, Maxon," I mumbled. "What in the world am I supposed to be able to give you?" He smiled. "All I want is your promise to stay with me, to be mine. Sometimes it feels like you can't possibly be real. Promise me you'll stay." "Of course, I promise.

  • I would be the best of us, the highest of the lows.

  • I'd spare your tears for the rest of your life if I could.

  • If she cries, I want to wear pants for a week," I offered. "Done," Maxon said. "And if she doesn't, you owe me a walk around the grounds tomorrow afternoon." "You drive a hard bargain, sir, but I accept.

  • If this were a simpler matter, I'd have eliminated everyone else by now.

  • Is this a good time to pat your shoulder?

  • It doesn't really matter how you feel about your character; it just matters what you do with it.

  • It is fine to be upset, but that won't get you anywhere. You gotta think about what you can learn from this. So far, looks like all you've learned is how to beat up on something that can't beat you back.

  • It turns out I'm absolutely terrible at staying away from you. It's a very serious problem.

  • It was a special feeling, irreplaceable, that was priceless. No queen on the throne could feel more important than me.

  • It was almost comforting, this mutual acceptance of our secrets.