Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed.
Neither love nor evil conquers all, but evil cheats more.
My father had taught me to be nice first, because you can always be mean later, but once you’ve been mean to someone, they won’t believe the nice anymore. So be nice, be nice, until it’s time to stop being nice, then destroy them.
Regrets are about decisions that you know you should have done different.
It is a very natural human trait to destroy that which frightens us.
The heart wants what it wants, Dolp. You don’t plan on making your life complicated, it just happens,and you don”t do it on purpose, and you don’t do it to hurt people who love you. It just turns out that way sometimes.
No name-calling truly bites deep unless, in some dark part of us, we believe it. If we are confident enough then it is just noise.
Sometimes you deal with the devil not because you want to, but because if you don’t, someone else will.
Accidental sex. He made it sound like I fell down, and there just happened to be an erection in the way.
Still it might be nice, once in a while, not to have to choose between evils. Just once, couldn’t I choose the lesser good?
Death didn’t bother me much. Strong Christian and all that. Method of death did. Being eaten alive. One of my top three ways not to go out.
His eyes widened just a bit, his lips flexed. I realized he was trying not to laugh. I hate it when people find my threats amusing.
I’d never met coffee that wasn’t wonderful. It was just a matter of how wonderful it was.
I hate women who complain about being fat when they’re like a size 5. Anything under size 5 isn’t a woman. It’s a boy with breasts.
All I really wanted to do was cuddle back under the blankets, maybe with a certain stuffed toy penguin I knew. Yeah, hiding sounded good.
I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are. Then the world got very gray, and I didn’t know anything for a long time
The truth may not set you free, but used carefully, it can confuse the hell out of your enemies.
There’s Only so much emotional super glue in a person’s soul, that everything just stays broken.
There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself.
I knew from the moment I heard you, the moment I saw the gun and realized that this lovely, petit woman was the executioner, that you would never die waiting for me to save you – that you would save yourself.
Why is everything always my decision?” I asked.Because you will not tolerate anything else.”Oh, I remembered now. “Great”, I whispered.- Anita to Jean-Claude
I will bathe in your warmth ma petite. Roll you around me until my heart beats only for you. My breath will grow warm from your kiss.
I looked at Micah, who shrugged. I looked at Rafael, who shook his head. Nice that none of us knew why he was undressing.
Hope will lie to you, but lust is what it is; it never lies.
when you live forever and don’t age, it gives you time to hope
Death, especially violent death, will turn the meanest bastard in the world into a nice guy. Why is that?
The rule is that if they have a weapon and want to take you someplace else, it is so they can kill you slower–Peter
He was twenty. I remembered twenty. I’d known everything at twenty. It took me another year to realize I knew nothing. I was still hoping to learn something before I hit thirty, but I wasn’t holding my breath.
I didn’t want to pick at Micah and me until we unraveled. I wanted to leave it alone and enjoy it. I just didn’t know how to do that.
Never trust people who smile constantly. They’re either selling something or not very bright.
Zebrowski says that if you killed someone else just hide the body, he’s not starting over on the paperwork.
One thing I’ve learned about vampires–they keep pulling new rabbits out of their cloaks. Big, fanged, carnivorous bunnies that’ll eat your eyeballs if you’re not paying attention.
Can the sarcasm,’ he said. ‘Please, I always use fresh sarcasm, never canned.
There had to be a circle of Hell where you were eternally fourteen, eternally in junior high. One of the lower circles.
I just don’t believe in helping people who are going to torture me. Though I don’t see any bamboo slivers. How can you possibly torture someone without bamboo slivers?
You can’t kill us all, human.’ He was right. I raised the machine gun a little. ‘True, but who’s going to be first in line?
He balled his hand into a fist. “You are such a bitch.” “Woof, woof,” I said.
I don’t have a master. I’m not sure if I have an equal.
I’m dating three men, living with two more, and having occasional sex with two others. That’s seven men. I’m like a pornographic Snow White. I think seven is plenty.
He will not let you come barging in to his world like the proverbial bull in the china shop.
People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.
Most hatred is based on fear, one way or another. Yeah. I wrapped myself in anger, with a dash of hate, and at the bottom of it all was an icy center of pure terror.
Only those who have never known fear are allowed to think less of others for being afraid. Frankly, I think anyone who has never been afraid of anything in their entire life is either a liar or lacks imagination.
It’s better to be loved than feared, but if you can’t be loved, then fear will do.-Dino quoting Machiavelli
Make them fear you. Machiavelli said it nearly six hundred years ago, but it’s still true. Every ruler should strive for his people to love him. But if they cannot love you, then make them fear you. Love is better, but fear will do the job.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
Sometimes you fight what you are, and sometimes you give in to it. And some nights you just don’t want to fight yourself anymore, so you pick someone else to fight.
Before I knew you, I thought brave was not being afraid. You’ve taught me that bravery is being terrified and doing it anyway.
Sex is like crying, it does look pretty if you really do it
Ethan gave me an admiring look that wasn’t about sex, but about that guy moment when they realize you are not just another pretty face, but maybe, just maybe you can be cute, petite, and one of the guys all at the same time.
Sex was never as neat as the movies made it. Real sex was messy. Good sex was messier.
I try to be a good cop. I try to be a good little soldier and follow orders up to a point. But in the end I’m not really a cop, or a soldier. I am a legally sanctioned murderer. I am the Executioner.
In real life I do violence, but for psychic stuff I do other things better.
Nothing is more appealing than a handsome man who is also uncertain of himself.
Very few people see their own actions as truly evil,… It is left to their victims to decide what is evil and what is not.
When God ignores you, the devil starts looking good.
If you’re alive, don’t move, if you’re dead, don’t worry about it.
Out last chance is a cat’s magic sight. We are doomed.
Confidence is a fine trait. Over-confidence isn’t.
I know, I know. I rescued him and he’s bonded to me like a baby duck.
Why does anger makes people pretty? Rage doesn’t. Rage makes you ugly, but a little anger, that just seems to add spice. One of nature’s cruelties, or maybe it’s to keep us from killing each other more often.
Edward leaned close and whispered in my ear so that Olaf would think he was whispering sweet nothings, but what he what he actually said, was, “We aren’t the good guys, Anita. We’re the necessary guys.
…on the job there was nothing but the job. You left the shit outside the door. You could always pick it up on your way back out.
I spend most of my waking hours confronting and destroying things that I fear. A thousand-year-old master vampire was a tall order, but a girl’s got to have a goal.
The rich and powerful always seem to prefer the tops of buildings. Hasn’t anyone ever explained to them that higher just means you have farther to fall? — Anita Blake
Sometimes it would be nice not to have to do my best. Sometimes it would just be nice not to have a crisis to deal with. – Anita Blake
Vampires were always either trying to kill me, or own me. God I hated being popular.
The Catholic Church sees voluntary vampirism as a kind of suicide. I tend to agree. Though the Pope also excommunicated all animators, unless we ceased raising the dead. Fine; I became Episcopalian.
What do you do with a master vampire that won’t leave you alone? Good question. Unfortunately, what I needed was a good answer.
The sunken grave would fade away, probably in my lifetime. If I could avoid killer zombies for a few years. And vampires. And gun-toting humans. Oh, hell, the hot-spot would probably outlast me.
I worry that when you start quoting Machiavelli to justify your actions, you have ceased to be one of the good guys.
Perfect, complete, needing nothing, simply all there was, was the dark.
Sticks and stones will break your bones, but failure will get you killed.
You look wonderful”, Jason said.”No compliments, Jason. I’m uncomfortable enough in the lingerie.””Then by all means take it off.
Edward smiled, I smiled, even Bernardo smiled. Olaf just looked sinister.
I knew what was like to finally be seduced by the thing you hunted. Mine just happened to be a more traditional seduction. Okay, at least I was still among the living.
Every ruler should strive for his people to love him. But if they cannot love you, then make them fear you. Love is better, but fear will do the job.
I’m not sure there are enough white roses in the world to make me forget Richard.” I held up my hand before she could interrupt. “But I’m not sure there are enough cozy afternoons in all eternity to make me forget Jean-Claude.
That’s what underwear is for, girls, so if an emergency happens you only show your cookies to the people you love.
We aren’t the good guys, Anita. We’re the necessary guys. -Edward
If you fear nothing, then you are not brave. You are merely too foolish to be afraid.
I cannot do it. I cannot bear it. I cannot go back to what I was here. I cannot stand at her side and watch another take her. I am not that strong or that good.
He’d kill you all right. No sweat. But for the wrong reasons. Amateur’s reasons. Of course, you’ll be just as dead.
What do you want?’’I want to play,’ he said.I stared at him. ‘Just like that. You don’t know what I’m involved in, but you want a piece of it.’’Following you around lets me kill a lot of people.
Twenty-three stories up and all I could see out the windows was grey smog. They could call it the City of the Angels if they wanted to, but if there were angels out there, they had to be flying blind.
An atheist waving a cross at a vampire was a truly pitiful sight.
Lust has less logic than love, sometimes, but it’s easier to fight.
It may be a crush, or hero worship (…), it may not be love, but if you’ve never felt anything stronger, how do you tell the difference?
If the eyes are the window to the soul, then Edward’s in trouble ’cause no one is home.
Easy does it, boys. I just need help standing, not flying.
Stupidity isn’t punishable by death. If it was, there would be a hell of a population drop.
You lie like butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth, Edward.”He smiled. “I don’t lie to you.””Really,” I said.The smile became a grin. “Okay, not most of the time, anymore.” His face sobered. “I’m not lying now.
If you didn’t understand the need for friendship or love, could you be lonely?
He held Saraid the rest of the way home, and in a way she held him right back, because sometimes and especially for a man, being able to be someone’s big strong shoulder to cry on helps you not need to cry so very much yourself.
Questions are great, but only if you know the answers. If you ask questions and the answers surprise you, you look silly.
Lately, when I didn’t have room to bitch, I didn’t. Maturity, at last.
The tears were back, stinging just behind my eyes. There was blood all over my penguins. I didn’t give a damn about the walls and carpet. They could be replaced, but I’d collected those damned stuffed toys over years.
If you don’t feel loved maybe the outward trappings like weddings and wedding rings become important? (Page 567)
There was a tinge of evil to it, a lot of sex, but under that was alittle boy peeking out, an uncertain little boy. That was it. That was the attraction. Nothing is moreappealing than a handsome man who is also uncertain of himself.
You just wanted to walk in front of me so I’d have to stare at your butt
And there you go again, that tone in your voice, never a word out of place, but your tone says clearly, ‘You are a fucking psycho bitch and I hate you.
Then stop trying to throw logic at nightmares. Sometimes the monsters are real, Anita. Sometimes they’re real and the only way to defeat them is to be the bigger monster. ~Bibiana to Anita
Let’s pretend it is a threat, because you need to understand that the other officers aren’t keeping me safe from you; they’re keeping you safe from me.