Today, we celebrate one of the Queens of the fantasy genre – Sarah J Maas. Since her debut in 2012, Maas’ work continues to top the New York Times best sellers list from her first series Throne of Glass to A Court of Thorns and Roses. Having sold more than nine million copies worldwide, it seems readers can’t get enough of her epic fantasy worlds mixed with steamy romances.
In celebration of Sarah J Maas’ birthday, here are some popular quotes from two of her most popular series.
“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.'”
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”
“There are good days and hard days for me – even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”
“‘There are different kinds of darkness,’ Rhys said. I kept my eyes shut. ‘There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, and the darkness that is restful.’ I pictured each. ‘There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good.'”
“Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.”
“Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us – to haunt our thoughts long after we’ve faced them.”
“It would not take a monster to destroy a monster – but light, light to drive out the darkness.”
And finally, one that speaks to my very soul..
“No. I can survive well enough on my own – if given the proper reading material.”
Feature image via Entertainment Weekly