…maybe it’s only fitting that relationship that started with a lie would end with one.
…nothing ever happens quickly (except when it does). Nothing is ever, ever easy (except when it is). And, most of all, nothing ever goes perfectly according to plan (except in the movies).
Not knowing you can’t do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.
The whole summer lay ahead of us-time to rest, time to wait. And when the future comes-no matter what comes with it-I’ll be smarter. I’ll be stronger. I’ll be ready.
You shouldn’t judge someone until you’ve walk a mile through an underground tunnel in her uncomfortable shoes
And then, despite everything, I smiled and looked at the note and knew that spring would come —it always does. so I stared out that cold window, watching my breath collect on the glass, trying not to think about my life after the thaw.
Number of empty Ben & Jerry’s containers: 3 — two mint chocolate cookie, one plain vanilla. (Who buys plain vanilla ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, anyway? Is there a greater waste?)
I think it’s kinda nice.’ And I did. my mom isn’t famous for her pies. No, she’s famous for defusing a nuclear device in Brussels with only a pair of cuticle scissors and a ponytail holder. Somehow, at the moment, pies seemed cooler.
She’d absolutely adored the library_an entire building where anyone could take things they didn’t own and feel no remorse about it.
Ooh..I want one” – BexThey’re not puppies.” -Cammie
You don’t need a search warrant to go through someone’s trash. Seriously. Once it hits the curb it is totally fair game-you an look it up.
You look disappointed to see me, Zach,” Macey teased. “Don’t you like my jacket?
‘Tell Suzie she’s a lucky cat.’ Have sexier words ever been spoken?
It is an occupational hazard that anyone who has spent her life learning how to lie eventually becomes bad at telling the truth.
Every decent con man knows that the simplest truth is more powerful than even the most elaborate lie.
Because even though the truth can set you free, that doesn’t mean it won’t be painful.
I know too well how dangerous hope can be, how it grows and sometimes dies, taking its host with it. It’s more powerful than anything Dr.Fibs keeps in his labs, more precious than all the secrets inside Sublevel Two.
There are 6 reasons that a person does anything: Love, faith, greed, boredom, fear… revenge.
There are six reasons anyone does anything: Love. Faith. Greed. Boredom. Fear…” he said, ticking them off on his fingers; but he lingered on the last, drawing a deep breath before he said, “Revenge.
You can’t really yell at your boyfriend for stealing your seat and your best friend. You also can’t yell at your best friend for stealing your boyfriend. Or you can…but Hi seemed like a much easier way to start the morning.
Waiting. Like it or not, it’s a skill all spies have to master eventually.
Time, Ms. McHenry,” Townsend said. “It can be a cruel, cruel thing
I tell you, I’m half tempted to break into CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon out of CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon.
And so that means…””We have to rob the Henley,” Simon said.Kat sank onto a truly uncomfortable sofa. “Again.
Fear is a weakness. It makes a person lose her nerve and her cool. It makes people jumpy and organizations nervous, and when that happens, there is always a chance to take advantage.
But that’s the thing about being the girl who’s spent years convincing the world she’s not afraid of anything: At some point, someone is going to find out you’re afraid of everything.
the only way Bex would miss this would be if she were unconscious. And tied up. And in a concrete bunker. In Siberia.
-I’m your girlfriend?- “No.” Alexei shakes his head, then pulls me to him again, holds me closer. “There’s not a word in either of our language for what you are to me”.
And, of course, there are the perfect day, perfect moment, perfect life dreams that come sometimes and make a person hit the snooze button for hours, trying to go back to sleep and make the perfect moments last.
Do you know what pain is, Cammie? It’s thebody’s physical response to imminent harm.It is the mind’s way of telling us to move ourhand off the stove or let go of the brokenglass.
A mind is totally big enough to get lost inside – to go crazy if you’re left with too much time and too much room to let your biggest fears run free.
Power has always corrupted, my dear. Even the promise of power. It is a hard thing to look at through the fence for hundreds of years without wondering what it would be like on the other side.
I thought the morning would bring change. But I should have known that it doesn’t take that long for change to happen – it takes a second. A moment. In a single breath, reality as you know it can simply fall away.
I didn’t know there were this many math guys,” Hale said as they stepped onto the crowded concourse.Kat cleared her throat. “And women,” he added. “Math women.
The hallway felt like time itself, and Patricia Buckingham and I were standing at opposite ends-her looking back on all she’d seen, me wondering what lay ahead.
Either we’re a team or we aren’t. Either you trust me or you don’t.
It was the first time in years I didn’t wonder if my father was out there, looking at it too.
The obvious,” Noah goes on, a little out of breath, “being that he is probably some super secret assassin or something. And I’m not as tough as I look.””That’s OK,” I tell him. “I’m way tougher than you look.
Friends help each other when they are…you know…going up international hit men and stuff.
I knew she was right. Of course she was right. Bex was always right. She knew me better than I knew myself. But then again, isn’t that a best friend’s job?
Don’t let two men fall in love with you, girls. It’s not the sort of thing that ends well.”-Uncle Charles
I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You
Keep your chin up. Eventually, you will meet someone who cares about your opinion. I’m so sorry I’m not her.
I have to smile. He’s such a dork. But I’m starting to realize the one good thing that’s happened: he’s my dork.
For the first time I realize how perilous peace can be. I appreciate the tightrope that my grandfather has spent his whole life trying to walk. And now, more than ever, I grow terrified that I’m going to make us all fall down.
Congratulations,” I tell her with a slight bow. “I hope you and your power trip will be very happy together. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for me to go.
I tell you, I’m half tempted to break into CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon out of CIA custody just so I can break Joe Solomon
I don’t understand hate. I’ve seen its power. I’ve known its wrath. I’ve even felt it coursing through my veins, pushing me on. But I don’t know where it comes from or why it lasts, how it can take hold in some people and grow.
Lies aren’t just the things we tell — they’re the lives we lead.
We’re going to be okay.”Here’s the thing about being a spy: sometimes all you have are your lies. They protect your cover and keep your secrets, and right then I needed to believe that it was true even when all the facts said otherwise.
Tell me Zach.” I don’t know if it was the wind or the adrenaline, but I shivered. “And don’t lie to me.
Even at the Gallagher Academy, they don’t teach you to break somebody’s heart.
But even the Gallagher Academy hadn’t figured out a way to help us protect our hearts.
Liz paced and talked like it was just another test. Another challenge. She was looking at it like an exercise in probability – cause and effect. It’s the physics of human nature, and to truly understand it, one has to be objective and cool.
I know. I’m sorry.” And the bizarre part is that I really am. I want to be good, to use the right fork and wear a pretty linen dress to breakfast. I want to be the girl in the pictures upstairs. But I can’t be. That girl is dead.
Two days after my dad’s funeral, my mom went on a mission. I never understood it until then–that sometimes a spy doesn’t need a cover so much as she needs a shield.
No! I need to go home,” I say, but then the realization comes: My mother was my home. My mother is dead.
On most guys, Hale’s smile would have looked sheepish. On him, it was so roguishly charming that Kat’s heart actually skipped a beat.
That’s the thing about being a criminal,” Kat told her. “Nothing ever goes according to plan.
I needed to see you. And touch you. And just… know
And then his arms were around me. When he kissed me it was hungrier somehow, as if this moment was all we had, and we had to taste it, drink it, savor it, and not waste a single drop.
There are many ways a self-respecting (not to mention sane) teenage girl might react to having a teenage boy suddenly in her bedroom in the middle of the night.Hit.Panic.Flail.Freeze.
But guilt isn’t smart. It isn’t logical. It doesn’t only live in the places it belongs.
She really wants to be my friend, I realize, and suddenly I feel very sorry for her. She doesn’t know what a terrible thing it is she’s asking for.
Count me in, Kat.” He squeezed her tighter. “You should always count me in.” – W. W. Hale the Fifth
Somtimes people run to see if you’ll ever come after them. -Joe
She’d absolutely adored the library-an entire building where anyone could take things they didn’t own and feel no remorse about it.
I came back, Uncle Eddie. Last year, after the Henley, I could have gone to any school in the world — I could have done anything, but I came back.” “You ran away, Katarina.” “And now I’m back.” “You’re still running.
I sprung you because I’ve got a message for you””doesn’t your family own a cell phone company?””only a little one
Teenage girls read in packs. It’s true today, and it was true when I was a teen growing up in a small town in northeast Oklahoma.