The Best Quotes from Sarah J Maas

Sarah J Maas is no new author when it comes to the world of literature. As my favorite author, through the countless books she’s written, I’ve been able to take away many lessons from her books. From the Throne of Glass series to her newest series that was just released, each story had something to take away from them.

I decided that I would try to recap these lessons by listing my favorite quotes from Sarah J Maas. As I have read every single one of her books, I will be separating these quotes into categories according to the book series. 

Remember, there may be a few spoilers, so if you have not read her series yet, go read them first before returning! You can find them here:

Throne of Glass:

A Court of Thorns and Roses:

Crescent City:

Now, let’s get started…

Throne of Glass Series

Quotes from Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas

Book 0.5: The Assassin’s Blade

“If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.”

“She was fire, she was darkness, she was dust and blood and shadow.”

“My name is Celaena Sardothien,” she whispered, “and I will not be afraid.”

“Life isn’t easy, no matter where you are. You’ll make choices you think are right, and then suffer for them.”

“This girl wasn’t like wildfire—she was wildfire. Deadly and uncontrollable. And slightly out of her wits.”

Book 1: Throne of Glass

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

“No. I can survive well enough on my own— if given the proper reading material.”

“We all bear scars,… Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

“My name is Celaena Sardothien. But it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.”

“Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.”

“Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back.”

Book 2: Crown of Midnight

“Why are you crying?”

“Because,” she whispered, her voice shaking, “you remind me of what the world ought to be. What the world can be.”

“Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.”

“To escape death, she’d become death.”

Book 3: Heir of Fire

“She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.”

“You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.”

“And then I am going to rattle the stars.”

“…her dearest friends are characters in books.”

“Because I am lost,” she whispered onto the earth. “And I do not know the way.”

“I claim you, Aelin. To whatever end.”

“It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light, light to drive out darkness.”

“You didn’t need a weapon at all when you were born one.”

Book 4: Queen of Shadows

“Fire-breathing bitch-queen.”

“You make me want to live, Rowan. Not survive; not exist. Live.”

“She was fire, and light, and ash, and embers. She was Aelin Fireheart, and she bowed for no one and nothing, save the crown that was hers by blood and survival and triumph.”

“To whatever end.”

“Elegant, feminine, and utterly wild. Warm, and steadfast—unbreakable, his queen.”

Book 5: Empire of Storms

“The world,” Aelin said, “will be saved and remade by the dreamers, Rolfe.”

“Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will always love you.”

“It is not such a hard thing, is it – to die for your friends.”

“Aelin Galathynius had raised an army not just to challenge Morath, but to rattle the stars.”

“Nameless is my price.”

“I’d walk into the burning heart of hell itself to find you.”

“The fear of loss . . . it can destroy you as much as the loss itself.”

“Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen, knew the time would soon come to prove just how much she’d bleed for Erilea.”

Book 6: Empire of Storms

“I will cherish it always.

No matter what may befall the world.

No matter the oceans, or mountains, or forests in the way.”

“We don’t look back. It helps no one and nothing to look back.”

Book 7: Kingdom of Ash

“Once upon a time, in a land long since burned to ash, there lived a young princess who loved her kingdom …”

“Let’s make this a fight worthy of a song.”

“And far away, across the snow-covered mountains, on a barren plain before the ruins of a once-great city, a flower began to bloom”

“There are no gods left to watch, I’m afraid. And there are no gods left to help you now, Aelin Galathynius.’

Aelin smiled, and Goldryn burned brighter. ‘I am a god.”

“Remember that we have something to fight for, and it will always triumph.”

“Aelin looked at Chaol and Dorian and sobbed. Opened her arms to them, and wept as they held each other. “I love you both,” she whispered. “And no matter what may happen, no matter how far we may be, that will never change.”

“Passed over one of those mountains, where a winged male stood beside a heavily pregnant female, gazing at those very stars. Fae.”

“You do not yield.”

“Who do you wish to be?”

“We are the Thirteen,” she said. “From now until the Darkness claims us.”

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Quotes from A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas

Book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”

“Pity those who don’t feel anything at all.”

“I love you,’ he whispered, and kissed my brow. ‘Thorns and all.”

“We need hope, or else we cannot endure.”

“I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.”

Book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury

“To the people who look at the stars and wish, Rhys.”

Rhys clinked his glass against mine. “To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

“He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.”

“I fell in love with you, smartass, because you were one of us—because you weren’t afraid of me, and you decided to end your spectacular victory by throwing that piece of bone at Amarantha like a javelin.”

“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, Lucien, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”

“There are good days and hard days for me—even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

“No one was my master— but I might be master of everything, if I wished. If I dared.”

“I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.”

Book 3: A Court of Wings and Ruin

“Only you can decide what breaks you, Cursebreaker. Only you.”

“Remember that you are a wolf. And you cannot be caged.”

“It’s a rare person to face who they are and not run from it – not be broken by it.”

“What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.”

“Night Triumphant- and the Stars Eternal.”

“We’re all a broken, in our own ways – In places no one might see.”

“When you erupt, girl, make sure it is felt across worlds.”

“Kindness can thrive even amongst cruelty.”

“You bow to no one,”

“One life may change the world.”

Book 4: A Court of Frost and Starlight

“And in the end, though, we’d saved each other. All of us had.”

“Stars flickered around us, sweet darkness sweeping in. As if we were the only souls in a galaxy.”

Crescent City Series

*Only one book of this series has been released*

Quotes from House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Book 1: House of Earth and Blood

“Through love, all is possible.”

“That’s the point of it, Bryce. Of life. To live, to love, knowing that it might all vanish tomorrow. It makes everything that much more precious.”

“Then let the world know that my first act of freedom was to help my friends.”

“I am a descendant of Ranthia Drahl, Queen of Embers. She is with me now and I am not afraid. My friends are behind me, and I will protect them.”

…And that’s a wrap! Above, is a list of the best quotes by Sarah J Maas. Yeah, I know there are a lot but they all have a special place in my heart. Do you have a favorite quote?

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Love, Carol x

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