We find ourselves attached to fantasy worlds sometimes when it's hard to process what's going on in our world. It's reassuring to see the good winning.
My parents told me any and every fairy-tale from all around the world. I usually gravitated towards ones with interesting, strong heroines.
The Wall on Shabbat was one of the coolest experiences, full of joy and energy. I left Israel overflowing with pride. It's a magical, welcoming place.
Once I fall in love, finishing a story leaves a hole in my heart. The characters become your friends.
I think of myself as a fantasy writer.
I've always been online and available to my fans.
James Horner, James Newton Howard, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, or Ramin Djawadi would all be a dream come true for a 'Throne of Glass' soundtrack.
You can't get any more epic than a lightsaber battle.
Hearing that people read my books when they were sick, or that the books helped them find an escape when they were having a hard time... stuff like that makes all the hard work pay off.
I got the idea for 'Throne of Glass' when I was sixteen. Music always inspires my books, and when I was listening to the 'Cinderella' soundtrack, I thought, 'What if Cinderella was actually an assassin who liked getting dressed up all pretty and going to the ball, but then she wouldn't mind kicking butt?'
I've always been a huge fantasy fan. I was always interested in fairy tales and anything with magic or dragons... I was always drawn to those types of stories.
'A Court of Thorns and Roses' was actually inspired by three of my all-time-favorite fairy/folktales: 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon' and 'Tam Lin.' I got the kernel of inspiration by wondering: 'What if 'Beauty' was a huntress?'
Don't let anyone shame you for what you read or what you love in general. Many people are gonna tell you not to do xyz things.
I love fairy tale retellings and mash-ups.
'A Court of Thorns and Roses,' big surprise, was inspired by music. By actually listening to the 'Princess Mononoke' soundtrack.
Since my 'Crown of Midnight' tour in 2013, we've had such a rapid jump in audience numbers that we've had to move to bigger venues, cap events, and find new and creative ways to keep the line flowing while still allowing me the chance to chat with each person, which will always be very, very important to me.
My goals for myself have changed as my career has evolved and as I've grown as a writer.
I don't think I'll ever stop being grateful to my readers for everything they've done for me.
As a massive fangirl myself, having people ship any of my characters is just beyond cool.
'Throne of Glass' readers tend to be passionate, talented, clever, and welcoming - in fact, I'm consistently moved by just how welcoming 'TOG' readers are to new fans.
Honestly, I think there's a cycle to the popularity of fantasy and fairytales that usually coincides with times of unrest or hardship in our own world. By retelling these legends or immersing ourselves in fantasy realms, we can safely explore the very real, very day-to-day darkness of our own lives.
I have to have music on when writing, or else the silence swallows me whole.
Words could be just as deadly as steel.
I wish you to become who you were born to be. To become queen.
Don't feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.
We need hope, or else we cannot endure.
If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.
Life isn't easy, no matter where you are. You'll make choices you think are right, and then suffer for them.
Pity those who don't feel anything at all
No one deserves to be whipped like an animal.
You cannot pick and choose what parts of her to love.
I don't quite comprehend why you'd force someone to bow when the purpose of the gesture is to display allegiance and respect.
Everyone sounded the same when they died.
I worry because I care. Gods help me, I know I shouldn't, but I do. So I will always tell you to be careful, because I will always care what happens.
You could be great. You could rattle the stars. You could do anything if only you dared.
What's the point in having a mind if you don't use it to make judgements?
Some things you hear with your ears. Others, you hear with your heart.
Sometimes, the wicked will tell us things just to confuse us"to haunt our thoughts long after we've faced them.
No. I can survive well enough on my own- if given the proper reading material.
We each survive in our own way.