#Quotes: Legend Series

by Marie Lu

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.”

“What a joke! Poor little rich girl’s fallen in love with the Republic’s most famous criminal.”
“Forever and ever, kid, until you’re sick and tired of seeing me.”
“If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.”

“You’re brilliant,”he says.”But you’re a fool to stay with someone like me.” I close my eyes at the touch of his hand.”Then we are both fools.”

“The memory fades, and I’m left hanging on to the ghosts of his words.”

“June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible.”

“You threw everything away.”I bring a hand up to touch her face,to wipe the rain from her eyelashes.”Your entire life-your beliefs…Why would you do that for me?” June has never looked more beautiful than she does now,unadorned and honest,vulnerable yet invincible.When lightning streaks over the sky,her dark eyes shine like gold.”Because you were right,”she whispers.”About all of it.”

“You try to walk in the light.”

“My mother used to hope that I would rise up from my humble roots. Become someone successful, or even famous. I’m famous all right, but I don’t think it’s what she had in mind.”

“Brave thoughts, but am I ready to follow through on them?”

“Each day means a new twenty-four hours. Each day means everything’s possible again. You live in the moment, you die in the moment, you take it all one day at a time.” He looks toward the railway car’s open door, where streaks of dark water blanket the world. “You try to walk in the light.”

“I’m telling you that you got your facts wrong. I didn’t kill your brother. But you killed my mother. You might as well have held the gun to her head!”

“Dust everywhere… and out of that emerged this beautiful boy with the bluest eyes I’d ever seen, holding his hand out to help me to my feet.”

“It’s strange being here with you. I hardly know you. But…sometimes it feels like we’re the same person born into two different worlds.”

“In the mirror, I look the same. But I am a different person inside.I am a prodigy who knows the truth. I know exactly what I’m going to do.”

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About Sarah Kloth

Sarah Kloth is a graduate of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, accomplishing a Bachelors of Arts in Multimedia Digital Arts. Kloth currently works at a local advertising agency as a web developer / digital marketing director. She is the dystopian editor at Shelf Unbound Magazine with her column "Dystopian Fangirl". She currently resided in Milwaukee with her husband, cat and chocolate lab. Sarah drinks over 6 cups of tea a day and loves to get "arts and crafty" while jamming out to MMMbop.

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