Quotes from Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

“No woman should be made to fear that she was not enough.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“We may be small, and we may be young, but we will shake the world for our beliefs.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Reading,’ Ead said lightly. ‘A dangerous pastime.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“All the world is a cage in a young girl’s eyes.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Some truths are safest buried. Some castles best kept in the sky. There’s promise in tales that are yet to be spoken.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“You have ambition, Tané. Never apologise for that.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“You wear so much armour by daylight that, by night, you can carry it no longer. By night, you are only flesh. And even the flesh of a queen is prone to fear.
In darkness, we are naked. Our truest selves. Night is when fear comes to us at its fullest, when we have no way to fight it. It will do everything it can to seep inside you. Sometimes it may succeed – but never think that you are the night.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Do you not see that this is a divine mission?

No, I do not, you witless cabbage.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“But when the heart grows too full, it overflows. And mine, inevitably, overflows on to a page.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“You have not seen death, my lord. You have only seen the mask we put on it.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“All stories grow from a seed of truth,’ Truyde said. ‘They are knowledge after figuration.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“When history fails to shed light on the truth, myth creates its own.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Let us not think of the future this night. It is not yet dawn. We still have time for airy hopes.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

5 thoughts on “Quotes from Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

  1. OMG, the quote “You have ambition, Tané. Never apologise for that.” sounds like my mantra. I always tell myself to never apologize for having the biggest dream and everything I do about it. I havent read Priorrry but I now want to. 🙂

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