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Footnotes - A Quotation About A Character

Welcome back to Footnotes, a new link-up hosted by Emily @ Stranger Worlds & Ashley @ [oddly novel title] for quotation obsessees.  Each month they will post a prompt and participants will share a quote that fits the prompt as well as share their thoughts on it in any way they wish.

November's Prompt: A quote that defines or captures the essence of a favorite character

“Aren't you afraid of dying?" he asked Lila now. 
She looked at him as if it were a strange question. And then she shook her head. "Death comes for everyone," she said simply. "I'm not afraid of dying. But I am afraid of dying here." She swept her hand over the room, the tavern, the city. "I'd rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” 

I've always loved this quote from Lila in A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab and this was actually the first quote that popped to mind for this month's prompt.  I'd say that last line encapsulates her character just about perfectly.  By the way, that piece of fan art is currently one of my favorites for her character.

What are some of your favorite quotes that you think really captures the essence of a character?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!


  1. Sounds fun! I've not read the book either. Love the fan art. :)

  2. I have been wanting to read this series!
    Love the quote!

  3. I'm so bad at finding/remembering/marking off my favorite quotes but I love this meme is seems so awesome. Also, I absolutely adore that Lila fan art. I need to hurry up and finish this series before the new books are released.

    1. You should definitely join up, Sam! :)

      I'm so excited that we're getting more from that world.

  4. Hi Lauren,

    Although fantasy is one of the genres (along with science fiction) that I don't read, I am always amazed at some of the great cover and fan art which is out there.

    This sounds like a great meme and one I should check out, although I have trouble in keeping on top of the copious book notes I make now, let alone remembering to log an additional quote!

    Enjoy whatever you are currently reading :)


    1. Thanks, Yvonne! If you'd like to join up, that would be wonderful!

  5. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is still one I need to read! I'm so behind on my TBR it's not even funny!

  6. That is a great quote! Have to agree with Lila on that one


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