"The first time I saw you, when you stepped into that Skiz ring against Kaede, I thought you were the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. I could’ve watched you forever. The first time I kiss you… Well, that might as well have been my first kiss ever."
— Marie Lu, Day, Prodigy
"Simon, I guess this is the part where we say goodbye?"
— Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire
"June has never looked more beautiful than she does now, unadorned and honest, vulnerable yet invincible."
— Marie Lu, ~Day, Legend
"My spirit. This is a new thought. I’m not sure exactly what it means, but it suggests I’m a fighter. In a sort of brave way. It’s not as if I’m never friendly. Okay, maybe I don’t go around loving everybody I meet, maybe my smiles are hard to come by, but I do care for some people."
— Suzanne Collins, ~Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games
"Sometimes, the sun sets earlier. Days don’t last forever, you know. But I’ll fight as hard as I can. I can promise you that."
— Marie Lu, Champion