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#1. Despina edged closer. "When I was a little girl in Thebes, I remember asking my mother what heaven was. She replied, 'A heart where love dwells.' Of course, I then demanded to know what constituted hell. She looked me straight in the eye and said, 'A heart absent love.'" Despina studied Shahrzad as she spoke. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#2. Tonight is a night to turn heads. Make them remember you. Make sure they never forget. You are the Calipha of Khorasan, and you have the ear of a king." Despina put her hand on Shahrzad's shoulder and grinned at their shared reflection. "More important, you have his heart." She bent forward and lowered her voice. "And, most important, you are a fearsome thing to behold in your own right. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#3. Despina can be reached in two ways: by ship or by camel. The city displays one face to the traveler arriving overland and a different one to him who arrives by sea.

When the camel driver sees, at the horizon of the tableland, the pinnacles of the skyscrapers come into view, the radar antennae, the white and red wind-socks flapping, the chimneys belching smoke, he thinks of a ship; he knows it is a city, but he thinks of it as a vessel that will take him away from the desert, a windjammer about to cast off, with the breeze already swelling the sails, not yet unfurled, or a steamboat with its boiler vibrating in the iron keel; and he thinks of all the ports, the foreign merchandise the cranes unload on the docks, the taverns where crews of different flags break bottles over one another's heads, the lighted, ground-floor windows, each with a woman combing her hair.

In the coastline's haze, the sailor discerns the form of a camel's withers, an embroidered saddle with glittering fringe between two spotted humps, advancing and swaying; he knows it is a city, but he thinks of it as a camel from whose pack hang wine-skins and bags of candied fruit, date wine, tobacco leaves, and already he sees himself at the head of a long caravan taking him away from the desert of the sea, toward oases of fresh water in the palm trees' jagged shade, toward palaces of thick, whitewashed walls, tiled courts where girls are dancing barefoot, moving their arms, half-hidden by thei - Author: Italo Calvino
Despina quotes by Italo Calvino
#4. But you do laugh too loud. And I hope you never stop." Despina - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#5. Do you understand, Brat Calipha?" Despina continued.
Shahrzad glanced over her shoulder at her handmaiden, in stalwart silence.
Despina sighed. "On pain of death…you are as important to him as his own life. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#6. Cease with the displays of false modesty. The entire palace knows about it."
A feeling of warmth crept up Shahrzad's neck. "Knows about what?"
Despina grinned. "The Caliph of Khorasan going into the gardens at dawn alone. And returning with a single rose. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#7. I understand how difficult it is, putting your heart in someone else's hands. But, if you don't, how will you ever truly know a person? - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#8. I'd much rather fall to my death than admit my weakness to you."
"The captain of the Royal Guard wants to impress a lowly handmaiden?"
"A clumsy young man wants to impress a beautiful young woman. - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh
#9. For without a measure of arrogance, how can one attempt the impossible? - Author: Renee Ahdieh
Despina quotes by Renee Ahdieh

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