Savor and save these epic Fourth Wing quotes for fans of the Empyrean book series by Rebecca Yarros, including magical quotes about love, war, dragons, and so much more.
Chances are you’ve already read and loved Fourth Wing as much as I did. And, like any really good book, you want to continue to immerse yourself in its most inspirational (and even funny) words by everyone from Violet to Liam and the dragons. This is particularly true when there’s a swoon-worthy love story like Violet’s and a really unique literary world like that of Basgiath War College.
I curated these Fourth Wing quotes based on my own Kindle highlights that I made while reading it. And, looking back after finishing the last page, I found them to be even more enlightening about the full story arc that unfolded in Fourth Wing (including that epic plot twist at the end) and will continue to unfold over the course of books two through five in the Empyrean series.
Let’s take a closer look at all the best Fourth Wing quotes.
Best Fourth Wing Quotes
“A dragon without its rider is a tragedy. A rider without their dragon is dead.”
“I wouldn’t be standing here if I’d quit every time something seemed impossible to overcome. I will not die today.”
“Fascinating. You look all frail and breakable, but you’re really a violent little thing, aren’t you?”
“‘Going for blood today, are we, Violence?’ he whispers. Metal hits the mat again and he kicks it past my head and out of my reach. He’s not taking my daggers to use against me; he’s disarming me just to prove he can. My blood boils. ‘My name is Violet,’ I seethe. ‘I think my version fits you better.’ He releases my wrist and stands, offering me a hand. ‘We’re not done yet.'”
“Coming in last is better than coming in dead.”
“They’re a mated pair, Tairn and Sgaeyl. The strongest bonded pair in centuries.”
“Dragons always know.”
“There is nothing more sacred than the Archives. Even temples can be rebuilt, but books cannot be rewritten.”
“[W]hile riders may be the weapons of our kingdom, it’s the scribes who have all the real power in this world[.]”
“And strength of courage is more important than physical strength.”
“Nature likes all things in balance.”
“There is no stronger bond than that between two mated dragons.”
“Winning the War Games isn’t about strength. It’s about cunning.”
“The right way isn’t the only way.”
“[T]hat stubborn, feisty look always makes me want to kiss you.”
“Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.”
“[M]ind-reading is a death sentence […] Because knowledge is power.”
“There is only one other bond more sacred than that of a dragon and its rider […] A dragon and its mate.”
“We can live as cowards or die as riders.”
“Hope is a fickle, dangerous thing. It steals your focus and aims it toward the possibilities instead of keeping it where it belongs—on the probabilities.”
“One generation to change the text. One generation chooses to teach that text. The next grows, and the lie becomes history.”
“I’ve been yours for longer than you could ever imagine.”
“There’s nowhere in existence you could go that I wouldn’t find you, Violence.”
“I’m not afraid of hard work, especially not when I know just how sweet the rewards are.”
“I would rather lose this entire war than live without you, and if that means I have to prove myself over and over, then I’ll do it. You gave me your heart, and I’m keeping it.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The first sentence of Chapter One in Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is: “Conscription Day is always the deadliest.”
The last sentence in Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is: “Brennan grins and opens his arms. ‘Welcome to the revolution, Violet.'”
The most popular quote in Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros is “A dragon without its rider is a tragedy. A rider without their dragon is dead.”
These Fourth Wing quotes by Rebecca Yarros about love, war, dragons, and so much more transport you back to the literary land of Navarre and help you continue to celebrate your love of this popular book.
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