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The Starless Sea Quotes

Erin Morgenstern
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They surrender their tongues willingly. They offer up their ability to speak to better serve the voice of others.
-- Narrator (Sweet Sorrows: There are three paths. This is one of them.)

Importance: This statement about the process to become an acolyte demonstrates the acolytes’ belief in divine sacrifice. This outlook helps shape Morgenstern’s worldbuilding of the Starless Sea as a place that prioritizes ideas over individuals.

Once, very long ago, Time fell in love with Fate.
-- Dorian (Sweet Sorrows: Those who seek and those who find.)

Importance: When Dorian tells this story, he introduces the idea that Time and Fate are like characters with their own motives and feelings. This comes into play as both time and fate impact the story surrounding the Starless Sea and those who reside within it.

As I said, I do not care for stars. Stars are made of spite and regret.
-- Traveler (Fortunes and Fables: The Star Merchant)

Importance: In this story, a traveler points out that the stars have their own agenda. This relates to the idea that fate is biased and not always...

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