The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.
It’s funny how you can live somewhere your whole life, but not really see it.
Because saving the people you love isn’t stupid. It isn’t even a choice
You’re so full of crap, you could pass for a toilet.
Are you insinuatin’ that my daughter is a liar?””Oh, no, not at all. I’m saying your daughter is a liar. Surely you can appreciate the difference.
Well? Is it true? Did she?””Did she what?””You know. Fall outta the crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down?
You climbed into my window in the middle of the night. So, either you’re some kind of Vampire or some kind of Perv. Which is it?
I care. They bother me. And that’s why I’m stupid. That makes me exponentially more stupid than stupid. I’m stupid to the power of stupid.
I wanted to stay this way forever.Which, it turns out, was exactly five more minutes.
We don’t get to chose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.
I’ll never love you anymore than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than Ido, right this second.
I want you here. I don’t care if it’s a hundred degrees and every blade of grass dies. Without you, none of that matters to me.
Nobody the dead man & Nobody the livingNobody is giving in & Nobody is givingNobody hears me but just Nobody caresNobody fears me but Nobody just staresNobody belongs to me & Nobody remainsNo Nobody knows nothingAll that remains are remains
I’ll drive like my grandma. I’ll drive like your grandma.””You wouldn’t say that if you knew my gramma.
The guy thought he was Mick Jagger. I felt bad for him.
They really hate you, yes they do. They hate everyone, how ’bout you?
It was unbelievable. She was standing there, staring at him like he was a real rock star.
We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.
Wait, I got it. We, uh, won the battle and lost the war, or was it the other way around? ‘Cause around here, it’s hard to tell sometimes.
Stairway to Hell or Yellow Brick Road? Why don’t you give your Magic 8 Ball a shake and see if it’s ready to play again.
My brain tried to process it while my heart focused on beating.
I have been bent and broken, but—I hope—into a better shape.
I guess the sky in real life isn’t actually perfect. Maybe that’s what makes it so perfect.
Life without Ethan was something worse than a nightmare.It was real.So real that I refused to believe it.
But I was beginning to feel like it all fit together, the same way everything in the bowl ends up in the bisquits, as Amma would say.
Sometimes moving forward changes what’s behind you.
In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light.
My mother was lost to me, but I wasn’t lost. She had anchored me, to Amma, my father, Link, Gatlin, before she left. I felt her in the streets, my house, the library, even the pantry.
Maybe magic wasn’t the magic thing, when you grew up with it
I am the Lilum. Time. Truth. Destiny. The Endless River. The Wheel of Fate. You do not command me.
My body was jerking and shaking, and I remembered John when he was in the Tunnels with Lena. The weird jerking and twitching he seemed unable to control.Was this what it felt like to be in the grip of Abraham Ravenwood?
Her voice, unfolding like a tiny bright memory in the darkest, furthest corner of my mind.
Her eyes were like the sea before a storm on the Carolina coast.
There’s something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are.
I’m not even sure we remembered to kiss. What we had went deeper than a kiss
When you look up/ Do you see the blue sky of what might be / Or the darkness of what will never be? / Do you see me?Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl
Darkness does not leave up as easily as we would hope.
She was rage and vengeance, wrath and malice, in beautifully twisted human form.
Laws of physicslaws of loveof time and spaceand the (in)between place(in)between you and meand where we arelost and lookinglooking and lost
The anger welled inside me, with no where to go. I could feel it eating away at me. I knew if i didn’t find a way to release it, it would destroy me.
Seventeen moons, seventeen years,Eyes where Dark or Light appears,Gold for yes and green for no, Seventeen the last to know.
She didn’t say a work, and I gave up trying, because you couldn’t hear either one of us over the shattering noise of hearts breaking and the looming shadow of the last word, the one we refused to say.
every loss, every mistake, was seared into her soul, creating a different kind of tattoo, one made from rage and abandonment, heart break and tears
A little known fact: I read all the time. books were the one thing that got me out of Gatlin, even if it was only for a little while.
There was a choice to be made, and Lena hadn’t made it. The songs never lied. At least, they hadn’t yet.
Don’t think so. We all make our choices, and those choices have consequences.
It was like being born in Germany after World War II, being from Japan after Pearl Harbor, or America after Hiroshima. History was a bitch sometimes. You couldn’t change where you were from. But still, you didn’t have to stay there.
Link says if a girl says not to get her a birthday present that means get me a birthday present and make sure it’s jewelry.
The stars look like they’re so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can’t. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.
The poems are all wrong. It’s a bang, a really big bang. Not a whimper. And sometimes gold can stay.
We both loved her. And you couldn’t control who you loved, even if you wanted to.
Are you kidding? I’m supposed to put my books in this filthy tin coffin?
What am I doing here? The Southern Star has vanished, a Cataclyst is calling the moon out of time at the mythical Great Barrier, and you’re asking what I’m doing here? Are you serious?
Knowing you don’t have much time left changes things. You get kind of philosophical. And you figure things out-more like, they figure themselves out-and everything gets real clear.
Lena was going down the list of John’s attributes in her mind, a list I was hoping wasn’t too long. “He could see and hear and smell things I couldn’t.”Link inhaled deeply, then coughed. “Dude, you really need a shower.
He knew, perhaps better than anyone, that we don’t get to choose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.
Nothin’ wrong with havin’ a cat in the house. They can see what most people can’t, like the folks in the Otherworld when they cross back over – the good ones and the bad. And they get rid a mice.
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I’ve been learning how to die.
Her hair curled around her shoulders, long and loose, held back with glinting clips, in one those magical ways girls have of making their hair look like it is supposed to be up, but also sort of falling down.
She closed her eyes, and I closed mine, and even though we weren’t holding hands, it felt like we were.Because what we had, we knew.
These are the kinds of things a guy thinks about when he visits his own grave.
She was wearing a purple T-shirt, with a skinny black dress over it that made you remember how much of a girl she was, and trashed black boots that made you forget.
In one moment I was feeling everything and I was feeling nothing.
Too much time will do that to you. Blur the edges between your memories and your imagination until everything feels like something you saw in a movie instead of your life.
I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.
Ridley was like a beautiful snake – you couldn’t let her get close without the risk of being bitten.
You’re incredibly, absolutely, extremely, supremely, unbelievably different.
Sometimes I didn’t think the world was worth it.Saving.Sometimes I didn’t think I was worth it either.