Wednesday, 18 May 2016

10 quotes from "The Bronze Horseman"

In case you haven't noticed, I am in love with this book! I gave it 5 stars out of 5 in Goodreads and I admit that I would have given it more, if I could. Even if at time, Alexander was a little too much for me and I felt like kicking his ass.

I, mostly, want everything good to (almost) every single character of this book.

Anyways, like the quote lover I am, this book was like a gold mine filled with cutsey sentences and love quotes and urghhh. Heart eyes! So, I chose 10 quotes that I hope are spoiler free, so that you, person who hasn't read this book, can hopefully feel tempted to.

And you, person who has read this book, well... I'm sure you will bawl remembering the story.

With no more delays, here are the 10 quotes that made my heart beat faster and that caused goosebumps to appear:


“Ask yourself these three questions, Tatiana Metanova, and you will know who you are. Ask: What do believe in? What do you hope for? What do you love?”


“What will you say about me to your next girl?” He grinned.

“I’ll say that you had perfect breasts.”

“Stop it.”

“That you had young, perky, incredible breasts with the biggest, most sensitive cherry nipples …” he said, climbing on top of her and holding up her legs high against his arms. “And lips for the gods, and eyes for kings. I will say,” Alexander whispered hotly, pushing himself inside her and groaning, “that you felt like nothing else on this earth.”


“Alexander, were you looking for me?" "All my life.”


“They had no past. They had no future. They just were.”


“Alexander — there is one place I’m comforted. I wake up there, and I go to sleep there; I am at peace there, and loved there: your subsuming arms.”


"How did you get here?”

“All part of my plan, Alexander.”

“What plan is this, Tatiana?” 

She whispered, “To be with you when I die of old age."


“Alexander, my nights, my days, my every thought. You will fall away from me in just a while, won’t you, and I’ll be whole again, and I will go on and feel for someone else, the way everybody does. 

But my innocence is gone forever.”


“I don't want to die," whispered Marina, "and not feel just once what you feel." She struggled for her breath, "Just once in my life, Tania!" 

"Tanechka..." she whispered. "What does it feel like?" 

Tatiana continued to gently caress Marina's forehead. 

"It feels," she whispered, "as if you're not alone.”


“Someday we’ll meet in Lvov, my love and I.”


"My love, my dear, dear Shura,

 I think of Dasha. (...) But her face is not the last face I see before I sleep. Yours is. You are my hand grenade, my artillery fire. You have replaced my heart with yourself. Are you thinking of me with your rifle in your hands? What do we do? How do we keep you from dying? These thoughts consume my waking minutes. What can I do from here to keep you alive? Dead or wounded, those Soviets will leave you in the field. 

 Who is going to heal you if you fall? Who is going to bury you if you die? Bury you like you deserve—with kings and heroes. 

Yours, Tatiana.”

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