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“There’s nothing wrong with being a party girl. I don’t get why the world thinks there is...
It’s easier for me — when people assume the worst about what I am. It lets me see who they really are.”


~ Sarah J. Maas,
House of Earth and Blood,
(Crescent City #1)

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“There’s nothing crueler than time. It stretches when you’re in pain, flies away if you’re happy, and crushes you when you remember all the years that are now gone.”
― Jeaniene Frost,
Wicked Bite
(Night Rebel #2)

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All the winged, even fungus gnats, know that you cannot fly if you’re carrying too much weight with you. It’s a well-known adage, actually: “The light of heart is free to fly.”
~ Kira Jane Buxton,
Hollow Kingdom

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“You know,” Glen Bateman said, looking out toward Grand Junction in the early light of morning, “I’ve heard the saying ‘That sucks’ for years without really being sure of what it meant. Now I think I know.”
~ Stephen King,
The Stand

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“I will do whatever the Hel it takes to solve this case. Even if it means tying you to a fucking chair until you write those lists.”

She smirked. “Bondage. Nice.”

Hunt’s eyes darkened. “Do. Not. Fuck. With. Me.”

“Yeah, yeah, you’re the Umbra Mortis.”

His teeth flashed. “I don’t care what you call me, Quinlan, so long as you do what you’re told.”

Fucking alphahole.

~ Sarah J. Maas,
House of Earth and Blood,
(Crescent City #1)

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Because music is the heart’s greatest librarian.
A few notes had the ability to transport me back in time, and to the most painful of places.
Take any song from the Rolodex of your life, and you can pin it to a memory.

~ Drive, Kate Stewart

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“I tried to tell you. You said you didn’t care, remember?”

A muscle ticked below his eye. “You should have told me anyway.”

“While you had barbells within your reach? Please. I’m Disease, not Stupid.”

~ Gena Showalter, The Darkest Night
(Lords of the Underworld #1)

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“There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.”
~ Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

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“This is our time. Until that time stops ― for one of us, for both ― it is our time. Now. Will you waste it, because you are afraid?”
~ Diana Gabaldon,
Drums of Autumn

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“I have spent a great deal of my life struggling to keep myself in control,” Celia says, leaning her head against his shoulder. “To know myself inside and out, everything kept in perfect order. I lose that when I’m with you. That frightens me, and—”

“I don’t want you to be frightened,” Marco interrupts.

“It frightens me how much I like it,” Celia finishes, turning her face back to his. “How tempting it is to lose myself in you. To let go.”

~ Erin Morgenstern,
The Night Circus

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“I have found that building a sandbox around a domineering child, then allowing that child to preside over it, frees the adults to do the real work.”
~ Neal Shusterman,
The Toll
(Arc of a Scythe #3)

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“When there’s hunger you don’t share out your food, you just devour the weakest ones.  This practice works among wolves, since it lets the healthiest and strongest individuals survive.  But among sentient races selection of that kind usually allows the biggest bastards to survive and dominate the rest.”
~ Baptism of Fire,  Andrzej Sapkowski

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“How dare the embodiment of her worst nightmare come packaged as her hottest fantasy?”
― Karen Marie Moning,
The Immortal Highlander

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“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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The first force is evolution. Humanity changing, growing, becoming better than it was. The second force is ruination. Humanity making its best effort to demonstrate its worst tendencies. A march toward self-destruction. The future is a door that can accommodate only one of those two competing forces. Will humanity evolve and become something better? Or will we cut our own throats with the knives we made?
~ Chuck Wendig, Wanderers

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“If memory is unreliable, if the past and the present can simply change without warning, then fact and truth will cease to exist. How do we live in a world like that?”
~ Blake Crouch, Recursion

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“And the single last thing in my head: that I like him better than I’ve ever liked anyone and that of all the things he’s ever done to me, making me like him so much is by far the worst.”
― Holly Black, The Wicked King

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“Why didn’t you become a sorcerer, Geralt? Weren’t you ever attracted by the Art? Be honest.”
“I will. I was.”
“Why, then, didn’t you follow the voice of that attraction?”
“I decided it would be wiser to follow the voice of good sense.”
“Meaning?”
“Years of practice in the witcher’s trade have taught me not to bite off more than I can chew. Do you know, Vilgefortz, I once knew a dwarf, who, as a child, dreamed of being an elf. What do you think; would he have become one had he followed the voice of attraction?”

The Time of Contempt, Andrzej Sapkowski

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...in spite of our lofty ideals and the many safeguards to protect the Scythedom from corruption and depravity, we must always be vigilant, because power comes infected with the only disease left to us: the virus called human nature.
~ Neal Shusterman,
Scythe
(Arc of a Scythe #1)

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“Besides, easy is overrated compared to you in all your spectacular, mercurial, enigmatic glory.”
― Jeaniene Frost,
Bound by Flames

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There was a message from the detective. Working a case. Stay put. Will call when I’m done. DON’T DO ANYTHING STUPID.
“It’s like he doesn’t even know me.”
~ Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

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“...that the real reality is something we create every moment of every day, that realities spin off from our decisions in every second we’re alive.”
― Jeff VanderMeer,
Borne

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“Real is a four-letter word, and I’ll thank you to use it as little as possible while you live under my roof.”
Every Heart a Doorway,
Seanan McGuire

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If civilization is ever going to be anything but a grandiose pratfall, anything more than a can of deodorizer in the shithouse of existence, then statesmen are going to have to concern themselves with magic and poetry.
~ Tom Robbins,
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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“For so many years, for so long, I have been so many things, so many different men. But here,” he said, so softly I could barely hear him, “here in the dark, with you ... I have no name.”
~Diana Gabaldon,
Voyager (Outlander #3)

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“And the flavor of Pippa’s kiss—bittersweet and strange—stayed with me all the way back uptown, swaying and sleepy as I sailed home on the bus, melting with sorrow and loveliness, a starry ache that lifted me up above the windswept city like a kite: my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky.”

~ Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

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“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.”
~ Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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“I’m saying that I’m a moody, insecure, narrow-minded, jealous, borderline homicidal bitch, and I want you to promise me that you’re okay with that, because it’s who I am, and you’re what I need.”
― Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

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“I want to take ye to bed. In my bed. And I mean to spend the rest of the day thinking what to do wit ye once I got ye there. So wee Archie can just go and play at marbles with his bollucks, aye?”
― Diana Gabaldon,
The Fiery Cross

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“When all else fails, give up and go to the library.”
― Stephen King, 11/22/63

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“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from you.”
― Louisa May Alcott,
Jo’s Boys

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But do you know when stories stop being stories?
The moment someone begins to believe in them.
The Time of Contempt,
Andrzej Sapkowski

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“Breathe properly.
Stay curious.
And eat your beets.”
― Tom Robbins,
Jitterbug Perfume

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“No man deserves a woman like that. He mortgages his very soul to win her and spends his life paying off the debt.”
~ Tessa Dare,
Romancing the Duke

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“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
~ John Greene, The Fault in Our Stars

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“But we overlay the present onto the past. We look back through the lens of what we know now, so we’re not seeing it as the people we were, we’re seeing it as the people we are, and that means the past has been radically altered.”

― Ann Patchett, The Dutch House

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“Not all stories speak to all listeners, but all listeners can find a story that does, somewhere, sometime. In one form or another.”
― Erin Morgenstern,
The Starless Sea

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“Oh, I don’t do relationships,” I assured him honestly, staring at his beautiful mouth.
“They just rip you open and eat your carcass and then leave it there for some other animal to finish you off.
“If you’re smart, you heal and you get your ass up out of those woods and make sure no animal gets the chance to rip you back open.”
~ Fight or Flight, Samantha Young

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“... how we often mistake love for fireworks — for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It’s boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm — and constant.”
― Alex Michaelides,
The Silent Patient

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“Like most men, Wick could not help terror about one thing erupting as anger about something else.”
― Jeff VanderMeer,
Borne

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“Address moths were originally used for transporting classified material. Once they drank a document, they could be sent anywhere in a coat pocket or a box of antiques. Then they’d be placed on a fresh sheet of paper and would recreate the document to the word. As long as the recipient knew the right incantation.”

~ Leigh Bardugo, Ninth House

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Intolerance and superstition have always been the domain of the more stupid amongst the common folk and, I conjecture, will never be uprooted, for they are as eternal as stupidity itself. There, where mountains tower today, one day there will be seas; there where today seas surge, will one day be deserts. But stupidity will remain stupidity.
Blood of Elves
(The Witcher #3),
Andrzej Sapkowski

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Once we have agreed that true love exists, we may consider its nature. It is not, as many misguided poets would have you believe, an event in and of itself; it is not something that happens, but something that simply is and always has been. One does not fall in love; one discovers it.
~ Alix E. Harrow,
The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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If you started to see that worms lurked behind the eyes of everyone you saw, it was only reasonable to deduce that they’d made a home behind your own, living in their little tunnels in the mind, silently altering what you see and how you see it.

~ Dexter Palmer, Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

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Perspective is a wicked creature.
~Pierce Brown, Red Rising

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It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way.
Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.
If you see what I mean.
The Graveyard Book,
Neil Gaiman

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One of the best things a father can do for his daughter is let her know that she has met his expectations. My father did that for me, and no amount of effort on my part can fully repay the debt.
~ Lisa Wingate, Before We Were Yours

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Then I learned that I could bend the world to my will, as a bow is bent for an arrow. I would have done that toil a thousand times to keep such power in my hands.
~ Madeline Miller,
Circe

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“Mother-trucker biscuit fucker,”
I said, a saying my mother had always used when I was in the room and she was trying not to swear.
By the last word, she’d apparently given up.

Sin & Chocolate, K.F. Breene (Demigods of San Francisco #1)

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“All of us have shadows in us,” he said. “I accept yours.” He placed a hand over her ring. “And I hope you will also accept mine.”

With a tired smile, she threaded her fingers between his. “Gladly.”
~ Samantha Shannon,
The Priory of the Orange Tree