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If you trust me on anything, don't risk today. You're ready as you'll ever be," I say. "Everyone else is robbed the extra day, too. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I saw that she was looking right at me. Not dead - dying. Funny how two things could be so similar and yet so far apart. Something about the expression in her liquid black eye made my chest hurt. It was like - patience. Or forgiveness. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Here is what I have learned,' Henry said. 'If you cannot be unafraid...be afraid and happy...Think about what you are afraid of...Does it have to be something that kills you? No. It is just a little thing. It could be anything. It could be something beautiful instead. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan Lynch, keeper of secrets, fighter of men, devil of a boy, -- Maggie Stiefvater
Kavinsky," Gansey said evenly. "Where's Ronan?"
"Right here. WAKE UP, FUCKWEASEL, IT'S YOUR GIRLFRIEND!" Kavinsky said. "Sorry. He's totally pissed. Can I take a message? -- Maggie Stiefvater
No one in the house ever really doubted that Blue was destined to kill her true love with a kiss. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Then I began to play. Variations on a G major chord, the most wonderful chord known to mankind, infinitely happy. I could live inside a G major chord, with Grace, if she was willing. Everything uncomplicated and good about me could be summed up by that chord. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She ran a finger along the back of his ear. It felt dangerous and thrilling, but not as dangerous and thrilling as it would have been to touch him while he was looking at her. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's like how on certain days some people wear sweaters when other people can wear t-shirts and still feel comfortable - different reactions to the same temperature. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They eyed each other.
"I don't suppose," Gansey said slowly, "that we could just ask him nicely."
"Hey, Churchill tried to negotiate with Hitler."
Gansey frowned. "Did he?"
"Probably. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was something unbearably sexy about cars at night, Ronan thought. The way the fenders twisted the light and reflected the road, the way every driver became anonymous. The sight of them knocked his heartbeat askew. -- Maggie Stiefvater
And leaving you (there aren't words to untangle it)
Your life, fearful and immense and blossoming,
so that, sometimes frustrated, and sometimes understanding,
Your life is sometimes a stone in you, and then, a star. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My wolf-sharpened sense of smell caught the scent of ice-cream cones, of asphalt, of churning ocean, of swirling beer, of first kisses and last kisses. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He cared for languages dead long enough that they wouldn't change on him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The room went dark and, after a moment, Grace whispered that she loved me, sounding a little sad. I wrapped my arms tightly around her shoulders, sorry that loving me was such a complicated thing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm very easily distracted unless I have music on. Listening to music while I brainstorm makes me think of scenes that would fit the mood of the music I'm playing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The Boy should watch where he's going," she
"Rachel should not manifest in doorways," I
replied. -- Maggie Stiefvater
"Jane!" Gansey said joyfully.
Adam said, "It's a wizard in a box."
"It will do your homework," Noah added.
"And it's been dating your girlfriend," Ronan finished.
Blue scowled. "Are you all drunk? -- Maggie Stiefvater
When they say "my heart skipped a beat," they're full of crap. Really, what they mean is, your heart sort of stutters and thinks about stopping for a second before it remembers that beating is good for it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Somewhere along the way, during this hunt for Glendower, he'd forgotten to notice how much magic there was in the world. How much magic that wasn't just buried in a tomb. He was feeling it now. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It'll get easier, Paolo said.
But I knew that. That was the worst part. The worst part was that eventually you forgot about the people you loved. The dead ones and the ones who raised you and the ones you wanted to be with at the end of the day. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was struck by the details of the moment. This was something he needed to remember, when he dreamt. This feeling right here: heart thudding, pollen sticky on his fingertips, July pricking sweat at his breastbone, the smell of gasoline and someone else's charcoal grill. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She was both very happy and very sad. -- Maggie Stiefvater
That was a weird thought. My straight-up mother being bothered by faeries? Delia was even weirder. I could picture the scene. Faerie: Come away, human. Delia: Why? Faerie: Untold delights and youth forever. Delia: I'm holding out for a better offer. Ta. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He keeps getting older while I'm not paying attention. -- Maggie Stiefvater
But I was - not quite happy. Pending happy. I knew this was not really my life; it was a borrowed life. One that I was temporarily wearing until I could sort out my own. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sam: "You - you greatly overestimate my self-control."
Grace: "I'm not looking for self-control. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I really love nature. I grew up in the country. But one of the things about nature is that it is beautiful but it's also very dangerous. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The tourists always seem to want something. On Thisby, it's less about wanting, and more about being. I wonder after I say it if he'll think I sound like have no drive or ambition. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The fact was, by the time she got to high school, being weird and proud of it was an asset. Suddenly cool, Blue could've happily had any number of friends. And she had tried. But the problem with being weird was that everyone else was 'normal'. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There's no meaning to life as a wolf. If you don't have memories, it's like you never existed. You can't leave anything behind. I mean - how can I defend humanity? It's all that matters. Why would you throw that away? -- Maggie Stiefvater
Most people had an acquired kind of beauty, they became better looking the longer you knew them and the better you loved them, but Cole had unfairly skipped to the end of the game, all jaggedly handsome and Hollywood-looking. Not needing any love to get there. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's not about the landing. It's about the flying. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I don't trust the ocean, either; it would kill me as soon as not. It doesn't mean I'm afraid of it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You're not that girl,' Cole said, sounding tired. 'Trust me, I've seen enough of them to know. Look. Don't cry. You're not that girl either.'
'Oh yeah? What girl am I?'
'I'll let you know when I figure it out. Just don't cry. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Mornings like this one were made for memories. -- Maggie Stiefvater
In the middle of all this, as Sean slips out of his jacket, he looks over his shoulder at me and he smiles at me, just a glancing, faint thing before he turns back to Tommy. I'm quite happy for that smile, because Dad told me once you should be grateful for the gifts that are the rarest. -- Maggie Stiefvater
If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human. -- Maggie Stiefvater
One thousand brilliant stars punched holes in my consciousness, pricking me with longing. I could stare at the stars for hours, their infinite number and depth pulling me into a part of myself that I ignored during the day. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater. These were not forces to play with. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was silence. It was a slick sort of silence, the sort that would make bystanders turn their head to note it, same as a loud laugh. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Need was Adam's baseline, his resting pulse. Love was a privilege. Adam was privileged; he did not want to give it up. He wanted to remember again and again how it felt. -- Maggie Stiefvater
If you had a special knack for finding things, it meant you owed the world to look. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The way Gansey saw it was this: If you had a special knack for finding things, it meant you owed the world to look. "Hey, -- Maggie Stiefvater
He did not say that the only true nightmare was not being able to do something and that this, at least, was something. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I keep waiting for you to tell me to leave you alone. To tell me I'm creepy. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The sign outside the juice store had said CHANGE YOUR FUTURE WITH SUNSHINE IN A GLASS. My future was looking pretty great already, and I couldn't wait to see what would happen if I added orange juice to it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Could others hold him?"
His face remains the same. "There are no others. You're the only one."
I swallow. "I can hold him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sullivan hung at my shoulder. "Is she a student?"
"No." I brushed her hair out of her face. "Fix her."
He laughed, a little helplessly. "You have such faith in me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ah, hissed Neeve, plump but strangely elegant as she sat beside Blue on the wall. Blue was struck again, as she had been struck the first time she'd met Neeve, by her oddly lovely hands. Chubby wrists led to soft, child-like palms and slender fingers with oval nails. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Well," said Ronan, "I hope he likes it. I've pulled a muscle."
Gansey scoffed, "Doing what? You were standing watch."
"Opening my hood. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The two-minute disparity prematurely aged Adam Parrish. He liked it when people knew how to do their jobs.
"Say something," Gansey said.
"Everything is terrible," agreed Gansey. -- Maggie Stiefvater
from the backseat. "Ready to go? -- Maggie Stiefvater
The interior would have resembled the backseat of a really big car if the seat belts hadn't had five-point fasteners that looked like they belonged in an X-wing fighter. -- Maggie Stiefvater
But what [Gansey] said was, "I'm going to need everyone to be straight with each other from now on. No more games. This isn't just for Blue, either. All of us."
Ronan said, "I'm always straight."
Adam replied, "Oh, man, that's the biggest lie you've ever told."
Blue said, "Okay. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I thought, possibly, that what I really needed was to go where nobody knew me and start over again, with none of my previous decisions, conversations, or expectations coming with me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Pain was a torn piece of paper. -- Maggie Stiefvater
-Cole st. Clair -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan, taking in Blue's posture and Gansey below, observed, "If you spit, Blue, it would land right in his eye."
Gansey moved to the opposite side of the bed with surprising swiftness, glancing at Adam and away again as quickly. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You're the nicest boy ever,", I told him, feeling undeserving and terrible. "You didn't have to get me anything. I like thinking about you thinking about me when I'm not around. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I am not a huge fan of the one-sided pining romances where the guy is a perfect love-object because we don't see inside his head. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Well, this was disappointing. I supposed I had jumped to a rather large conclusion, with the help of my research. It just went to show that Wikipedia was a liar and Google a whore. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Every time I can't tell where someone's calling me from in a room and every time I accidentally start to put my earbuds in both ears I think about you. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan's smile cut his face, but he looked kinder than Blue had ever seen him, like the raven in his hand was his heart, finally laid bare. -- Maggie Stiefvater
One thousand ways to say good-bye
One thousands ways to cry
One thousand ways to hang your hat before you go outside
I say good-bye good-bye good-bye
I shout it out so loud
Cause the next time that I find my voice I might not remember how. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The most dangerous and wonderful creature alive is the human. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When they carried Aurora over the border, she woke like a rose blooms. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I have forgotten what it is like to be warm and what a full night's sleep feels like and what my name sounds like spoken instead of shouted. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The place smelled like Sam
or, I guess, he smelled like the store. Like ink and old building and something more leafy than coffee but less interesting than weed. It was all very ... erudite. I felt surrounded by conversations I had no interest in participating in. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Terror owned Adam. The old terror, the one that was just as much confusion and betrayal as fear itself. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When Sean sees that I didn't hear him, he leans forward to my ear again. I can't think of the last time I was so close to another person. I can feel the rise and fall of his chest when he breathes. His words are warm in my -- Maggie Stiefvater
You know what I mean. I'm telling you I was stupid over it. I thought it was about trying so hard to survive that you didn't have the time to be a good parent. Obviously, that's not it. Because you and I, we're both ... wealthy in love. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was so much more dangerous when he wasn't angry. -- Maggie Stiefvater
These days, they all had their hands thrust into the sky, hoping for comets. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Nuala, can we just have, like, a cease-fire? I mean, you can go back to calling me an ass and trying to lure me to my death tomorrow and I'll go back to treating you like a psychotic bitch and researching ways to exorcise you in the morning, but seriously, can we just have a cease-fire for tonight? -- Maggie Stiefvater
They didn't even had the authority to choose an alcoholic beverage. They couldn't be deciding who deserved to live or die. -- Maggie Stiefvater
If someone is robbing us, come back after buisness hours! Calla's voice came from upstairs. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Thery're both iron, isn't that funny?"
"Funny haha or funny strange?"
James handed them back to me "Funny 'occult'"
"Ah. Funny strange"
James looked at me sternly, "Don't start that. I'm supposed to be the humorous one -- Maggie Stiefvater
Niall Lynch was a braggart poet, a loser musician, a charming bit of hard luck bred in Belfast but born in Cumbria, and Ronan loved him like he loved nothing else. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There he is," Henry said. "Toga party tonight, Richard, at Litchfield House. You should bring your boys and your child bride. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I couldn't think of anything to say. I was idiotically entranced by the way he said "Grace." The tone of it. The way his lips formed the vowels. The timbre of his voice stuck in my head like music. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Part of me wanted him to be awake, but the other part of me liked this quiet feeling of being both alone and not lonely. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I nodded, but part of me hoped the power would be off at Beck's house. I kind of wanted Sam back in my bed, where I could keep him from disappearing like the dream that he was. -- Maggie Stiefvater
This Skarmouth is raw and hungry, striving and unknowable. Everything the races make me feel on the inside is bleeding up through the seams of the street tonight. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Since we started this conversation," I said, "two hundred babies have been born on this planet. And what have we accomplished? You have eaten that thing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It wasn't a touch that said I need more. It was a touch that said I want this. -- Maggie Stiefvater
We don't know," Gansey said, around his straw. "Why is the tea so good here?"
"I spit in it. Let me see this thing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey sat behind the wheel, wearing both his Aglionby uniform and an electric expression that startled Blue. It was wide-awake and glittering, a match struck just behind his eyes. She'd seen this vivid Gansey before, but usually only when they were alone. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I've dreamt him a box of EpiPens. I dream cures for stings all the time. I carry one. I put them in the Pig. I have them all over Monmouth."
"Do they work?"
"I don't know. And there's no way to find out before it actually happens. There won't be a rematch. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They couldn't hurt Gansey. Nothing could hurt him; people who said money couldn't buy everything hadn't seen anyone as rich as the Aglionby boys. They were untouchable, immune to life's troubles. Only death couldn't be swiped away by a credit card. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I wasn't sure which of us was being more selfish - her, for wanting something that no one could promise, or me, for not promising her something that was too painfully impossible to want. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The truth is that I did feel bad before, but now my patience is at a thread. It's not as if I can go back and undo the past. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You were an Aglionby student." "Are," Noah said. "Were," Ronan said. "You don't go to classes." "Neither do you," Noah replied. "And he's about to be a were, too," Adam broke in. "Okay!" Blue shouted, her hands in the air. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I am standing here in the shed, and I'm waiting to see if my seeds are going to poke out ofthe dirt. I don't know if it's too early to look for signs of life or if, this time, winter has claimed my family for good. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I didn't think I belonged here in her world, a boy stuck between two lives, dragging the dangers of the wolves with me, but when she said my name, waiting for me to follow, I knew I'd do anything to stay with her. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Noah," Ronan said tenderly, placing his palm on top of Noah's cold, seven-years-dead hand, "you're starting to piss me off. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan was always saying that he never lied, but he wore a liar's face. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I walk through the seasons and always the birds
are singing and screaming and keening for love
When you're with me it seems so absurd
that I should be jealous of the jay and the dove. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She had listened to the phone conversation and following discussion with great interest. Helen very much enjoyed climbing down into other people's lives and muddling around there with a pail and a shovel and possibly one of those old-fashioned striped bathing suits with the legs and arms. -- Maggie Stiefvater
As Gansey led the way out, Noah said to Ronan, "I know why you're mad."
Ronan sneered at him, but his pulse heaved. "Tell me then, prophet."
Noah said, "It's not my job to tell other people's secrets. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The hard fact of friendship is that you need to make time for new friends by first stripping out the people who are using your energy in an unsatisfying way. You have to take that risk of being friendless to make room in your life for others who will be your new best friends -- Maggie Stiefvater
You and I both know that love is for children,' he said. 'We're adults. Compatibility is for adults.'
'Compatibility is for my Bluetooth and my car,' Teresa replied. 'Only they get along just fine, and my car never makes my bluetooth feel like shit. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She sat at the table with a cup of tea, looking plump and angelic as always, no sign of having lost any sleep the night before. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The kitchen window groaned open, and Jimi shouted out, "Blue! Your boys are out front, looking like they're fixing to bury a body."
Again? Blue thought. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Thanks," I say, and Finn looks uncomfortable. Mum used to say he was like a faerie; he didn't like to be thanked. I add, "Sorry. -- Maggie Stiefvater
This is a love story. I never knew there were so many kinds of love or that love could make people do so many different things.
I never knew there were so many different ways to say goodbye. -- Maggie Stiefvater
All these perfect days, made of glass Put on the shelf where they can cast perfect shadows that stretch and grow on the imperfect days down below ... perfect shadows that shift and glow ... perfect shadows that shift and grow ... " "Sam singing on page 256 of Linger. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I am just a mythological creature, after all. I technically shouldn't exist. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gabe says you make a mean chicken."
Finn, who is sitting by the fireplace making smoke, comments for the first time. "Well, she certainly doesn't make a nice one. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was just alive," [Gansey] said helplessly. "He just taught us four irregular verbs last week. And you killed him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan's second secret was Adam Parrish. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I remembered his laugh, like a flock of crows taking off -- Maggie Stiefvater
And a final, anxious part - an ever-growing part - was occupied with the color of the fall sky, the leaves on the ground, the sense that time was passing without being replaced, that it was running out and spooling to the end. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I can't change the way I'm made. I'm a performer, a singer, a werewolf, a sinner. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I try to think of something catchy to say, but there's nothing but irritation that something that was funny yo an eleven-year-old boy is still funny to a seventeen-year-old one. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They were young and loud and triumphant, and the Kings of Henrietta. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Cole looked up at me. His face was always a shock: so good looking. I had to make a conscious effort to put that aside in order to be able to talk to him like a real person. He couldn't help what his face looked like. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I can't tell the difference," I said. "Between not fighting and giving up. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My father said once that if I didn't have my mother's ginger hair, I wouldn't blush or curse as easily. Which I though was unfair. I hardly ever curse or blush, even though I've had plenty of days that required both. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Luck," Jeremy scoffed softly. "There's no luck."
"Your feet take you where you need to be."
I thought about this. "My feet have taken me to some pretty rough places."
"That was your dick, dragging your feet along with. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My words are unerring tools of
destruction, and I've come unequipped with the ability to disarm them. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I can tell you that as a writer and as a reader, I regard character as king. Or queen. No matter how riveting the action or interesting the plot twists, if I don't feel like I'm meeting someone who feels real, I'm not going to be compelled to read further. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My patchwork life: quiet Sunday, coffee on Grace's breath, the unfamiliar landscape of the lumpy new scar on my arm, the dangerous smell of snow in the air. Two different worlds circling each other, getting closer and closer, knotting together in ways I'd never imagined. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Of course he would count the time that we'd been two entirely different species. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I won't let this be my good-bye. I've folded one thousand paper crane memories of me and Grace, and I've made my wish.
I will find a cure. And then I will find Grace. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There's nothing to be sorry for," Beck said. "You didn't know any better. And Ulrik was the only one who liked those damn doritos. You did us all a favor. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I folded myself against her body, breathing in the smell of my new life and matching my heartbeat to hers Sam, Linger -- Maggie Stiefvater
My parents had always been so careful with me, until the day they decided I needed to die. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm just not a good psychic. I can tell when something's not right, sometimes, but I can't tell what it is, or when it is, or if I'm supposed to do anything about it. I've tried to make it make sense, but I can't. It's just feelings instead of words. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I JUST TOOK SOME GIRL SCOUT COOKIES OUT OF THE FREEZER."
"Oh, that's okay," Blue said. "As you smelled, we just ate."
"I'll take one," the Gray Man interjected. "If they're Thin Mints. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I felt like I was watching the transfomation of two people: Victor to wolf, and Cole to someone else. I was the only one here, staying the same. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Are you coming to me for wisdom?
Gansey shook his head head. 'Courage. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm less a member of the Greencloaks and more a member of Let's-Save-Erdas. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was a lot easier to talk to her with my eyes closed, too. Not so much of a pissing contest. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Kissing's a lot like laughing. If the joke's funny, it doesn't matter how long it's been since you last heard one. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Oh. That. Look, that was a time long time ago.
That's not going to happen this time. I'm clean. I just want to have a nice dinner here with my girlfriend. -- Maggie Stiefvater
And Calla was indeed in fine form. She barked, Do you remember how I said that there were three sleepers, and Maura's job was to not wake one of them, and your job was to wake one of the others? Remember how I didn't say anything about the other one? I did not mean bring her to my kitchen. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The air smelled better than peach cobbler, all clean and fresh and alive with rain, electricity, pine resin. If -- Maggie Stiefvater
Now, I was a fan of the simple pleasures in life: grilled cheese sandwiches without black flecks on the crust, jeans that didn't pinch the better parts of me, an inch of vodka, ten to twelve hours of sleep. - Cole St Clair, Forever. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Knowing what I
was, and wanting me, anyway. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Everything was ruined, and everything was wrong, and not being able to shif shouldn've been the end of the world. But instead, for once, it was okay.
Cole's perspective -- Maggie Stiefvater
One of Calla's eyebrows momentarily considered punching the woman. She said, "Why didn't you just leave her?"
From the hall, Ronan shot a superior look at Gansey. -- Maggie Stiefvater
At night, Henrietta felt like magic. And at night, magic felt like it might be a terrible thing. After dark, it felt like anything could happen. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Where the hell is Ronan? Gansey asked, echoing the words that thousands of humans had uttered since mankind developed speech. -- Maggie Stiefvater
What did you see?" Blue asked. "How did he die?"
Neeve didn't take her eyes off Maura. "I saw him. And then he disappeared. Into absolutely nothing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
A poor childhood in West Virginia had left Maura with a strong sense of self-reliance, a high tolerance for discomfort, and a black sense of humor. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Something strange and chemical was happening to the Gray Man. Once, he'd been stabbed with a screwdriver - Phillips head, bright blue handle - and falling in love with Maura Sargent was exactly the same. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Then Maura made something with butter and Calla made something with bacon and Blue steamed broccoli in self-defense. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Then she smiled as if the woman had already helped her. If there was one thing Blue had learned while being a waitress and dog walker and Maura Sargent's daughter, it was that people generally became the kind of person you expected them to be. -- Maggie Stiefvater
P.P.P.P.S. Don't wake the third sleeper. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Maura had decided sometime before Blue's birth that it was barbaric to order children about, and so Blue had grown up surrounded by imperative question marks. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The best-case scenario here is that you make friends with a boy who's going to die."
"Ah," said Calla, in a very, very knowing way. "Now I see."
"Don't psychoanalyse me," her mother said.
"I already have. And I say again, 'ah'. -- Maggie Stiefvater
What do I do?" Blue asked cannily. What have you guys seen me doing?"
"Traveling," Maura replied. "Changing the world."
"Trees in your eyes," Calla added, more gently than usual. "Stars in your heart. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Do you love him?" Maura asked curiously.
"I'd rather not," Blue replied. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Mom! I'm going with the boys to ... do ... something!"
"WHAT SORT OF SOMETHING?" This was Maura, from inside the house.
"SOMETHING DISTASTEFUL!" Blue roared back. -- Maggie Stiefvater
"Even Dwarfs Started Small," Calla replied immediately. "In the original German: Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen."
Maura winced, though Blue couldn't tell if it was at the movie or at Calla's accent. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm good," she replied. "But thanks. My mother didn't raise me to be violent."
"Neither," observed the Gray Man, "did mine."
He ate his broccoli and butter and bacon, and Maura ate her butter, and Calla ate her bacon. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was no kindness on Mr. Gray's face. "Unless you have hidden reserves of strength you didn't display on the way down, we cannot carry her and Maura, and I know which one I prefer. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There is something really wrong with those boys. When your mother says don't walk in front of a bus, she has a good reason."
From the kitchen, Persephone's soft voice called, "If someone had stopped you from walking in front of a bus, Maura, Blue wouldn't be here. -- Maggie Stiefvater
This is what you get, Maura, for using your DNA to make a baby. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The Gray Man stood in the doorway behind Maura, his gray suitcase in one hand and a gray jacket slung over the other. He set them both down and straightened. There was that heavy silence that sometimes happens when a hit man enters a room. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Why are you telling me?" Maura asked. "Why is your face so red?"
"Because you're my mother. Because you're an authority figure. Because you're supposed to inform people of your travel plans when you're hiking on dangerous trails. This is what my face always looks like. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It could kill you, Maura said.
Then there was the awkward moment that arrives when two thirds of the people in the room know that the other third is supposed to die in fewer than nine months, and the person who is meant to die is not one of the ones in the know. -- Maggie Stiefvater
"Rituals. Are you messing around with drugs?"
"No. But maybe rituals."
"Drugs might be better. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm not a creeper. I'm just a guy looking for a king. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I was three. What did I know? Ronan turned away, lashes low over his eyes, expression hidden, burdened by being born, not made. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sam's lips smiled, but above his grin, his yellow eyes turned sad, as if he knew it was a lie.
"Longer. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey threw open his door. Gripping the roof of the car, he slid himself out. Even that gesture, Ronan noted, was wild-Gansey, Gansey-on-fire. Like he pulled himself from the car because ordinary climbing out was too slow.
This was going to be a night. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Piper's lust was like a single bear trap in the wilderness. It was nearly impossible to find if you were looking for it, but it was something you wanted to be prepared for if you stepped into it by accident. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Coincidence, Ronan said, because it wasn't. Noah's -- Maggie Stiefvater
It makes sense that there's a family history for your condition," he said. "Do you eat all of the men in the family? Where do they go? Does this house have a basement?" Blue stood up. "It's like boot camp. They can't hack it. Poor things." "Poor me," he said. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He rubbed the side of his face on the pillow. "Mmmmsoft," he remarked, then added, "One's your fault. The other one, you just happen to be there when it happens. Like, when you kiss him, POW, he gets hit by a bear. Totally not your fault. You shouldn't feel bad about that. It's not your bear. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The hallway to overflowing, somehow, the three of them, loud and male and so comfortable with one another that they allowed no one else to be comfortable with -- Maggie Stiefvater
Anything that didn't impale itself on the sharp line of this sleeping boy's cruel mouth would be tangled in the merciless hooks of his tattoo, pulled beneath his skin to drown. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Some race to win. Others race to survive -- Maggie Stiefvater
When you're tired, sleep. Don't watch stupid tv or play games on your phone. Sleep, and then get up early, and do the stuff you hope you'll be known for after you die. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Oh my God. What in - "
I was going to be killed by two generations of beautiful women. While naked.
"Mom," Isabel snapped, interrupting. "Do you mind not staring? It's totally perv. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I didn't want to feel like I was the only person in the world who hated people. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Just because it tantrums doesn't mean it's more right than you. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She's the only thing that's made my life worth living and if that's all I get, a few months with her- a few days, it's more than I've ever hoped for
(Luke) -- Maggie Stiefvater
Adam lived in an apartment located above the office of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a fortuitous combination that focused most of the objects of Ronan's worship into one downtown block. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When Ronan thought of Gansey, he thought of moving into Monmouth Manufacturing, of nights spent in companionable insomnia, of a summer searching for a king, of Gansey asking the Gray Man for his life. Brothers. -- Maggie Stiefvater
This was distressing. She felt like she'd done so much work to appear as eccentric as possible, and still, when it came down to it, she was sensible. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My wolf was a cute guy and he was holding my hand. I could die happy. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You're my change of skin / my summer-winter-fall / I spring to follow you / this loss is beautiful. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Joseph Beringer ... dances around behind me singing some poorly rhymed and slightly dirty song about my [racing] odds at my skirts.
'I don't even wear skirts,' I snap at him.
'Especially,' he says, 'in my daydreams. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was the perfect moment to tell her. This is my last year. But I couldn't say it. Not yet. I wanted another minute, another hour, another night of pretending this wasn't the end. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's easy to convince men to love you, Puck. All you have to do is be a mountain they have to climb or a poem they don't understand. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue," he warned, but his voice was chaotic. This close, his throat was scented with mint and wool sweater and vinyl car seat, and Gansey, just Gansey.
She said, "I just want to pretend. I want to pretend that I could. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Don't give me that look. I'm not trying to find out who you are. I don't care who you are. I just want to know why it is you are the way you are. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I don't care to be pretty," Blue shot back hotly, "I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside. -- Maggie Stiefvater
That was the nightmare. That was the nightmare That was the -- Maggie Stiefvater
I didn't understand how someone could be God and the devil. How the same person could destroy you and save you."
- Sam Roth -- Maggie Stiefvater
Did no one tell him that pain lives in this sand, dug in and watered with our blood? -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was amazing that she and Ronan didn't get along better, because they were different brands of the same impossible stuff. -- Maggie Stiefvater
After everything I'd lived through, I was not going to be reduced to a one-sentence definition. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He left Chainsaw behind, much to her irritation. Ronan didn't want her to learn any bad language. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I lost a horse today.' 'That sounds careless. What happened?' 'She jumped off a cliff.' 'A cliff! Is that normal? -- Maggie Stiefvater
Waitressing required patience, a fixed and convincing smile, and the ability to continuously turn the other cheek while keeping diet sodas topped up. -- Maggie Stiefvater
What a treasure that smile was, passed down through the ages from father to son, tucked away in hope chests during son-less generations, buffed and displayed proudly whenever company was over. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was just that there was something newly powerful about this assembled family in the car. They were all growing up and into each other like trees striving together for the sun. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It did not look remotely like a place that might host a party. It looked like a place old ladies might go to die and remain undiscovered until the neighbors noticed a strange smell. -- Maggie Stiefvater
His code of honor left no room for infidelity, for casual relationships. It wasn't that he didn't condone them; he couldn't understand them. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I might never ride Corr again. I don't know who I am without him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My whole life, I had thought that my story was, again and again: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and he had to risk everything to keep what he loved. But really, the story was: Once upon a time, there was a boy, and his fear ate him alive. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They were headed back to Henrietta in the Pig, Gansey's furiously orange-red ancient Camaro. Gansey drove, because when it was the Camaro, he always drove. And the conversation was about Glendower, because when you were with Gansey, the conversation was almost always about Glendower. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Let yourself believe no means no and you give them the power to end your career. No dosen't mean no, it means not yet. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Please open please if there's any justice in this world. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I whisper to the sea three times. Once I ask that Corr will be meek and good, so they'll have no reason to use the bells and magic that he so despises.
But twice I whisper for him to be despicable, so that they'll beg for me to come back. -- Maggie Stiefvater
All of the tir e e'lintes are full of potential, always moving, always restless, always looking for possibilities to reach out and be somewhere else, be something else. This tree, that tree, that forest, that forest. But more than anything, we love the stars. -- Maggie Stiefvater
here we were again , always saying good-bye -- Maggie Stiefvater
It really is a helluva fiver-upper," Henry said, because someone had to say it. "I feel like they should possibly renovate this basement if they want to get a good sale price. Hardwood floors, update the doorknobs, maybe put the wall back. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He said, "I've always liked the name Jane." Blue's eyes widened. "Ja - what? Oh! No, no. You can't just go around naming people other things because you don't like their real name. -- Maggie Stiefvater
From Gansey's expression, Adam thought that something had happened to Ronan. Maybe, finally, Ronan had happened to Ronan. But it wasn't the hospital that they drove to. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It didn't escape Blue that his slightly accented voice was as nice as his looks. It was all Henrietta sunset: hot front-porch swings and cold iced-tea glasses, cicadas louder than your thoughts. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sam was saying it didn't matter, but it kind of did, too.
"Save your kraut poetry for Grace," I said, after a pause. "You're getting your weird all over me."
"I'm serious," Sam said. -- Maggie Stiefvater
In that formless place, he found himself intensely grateful for Ronan and Adam waiting outside for him, for Blue and her family, for Noah and for Malory. He was so grateful to have found all of them, finally. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They won't understand," Persephone said. She laid her deck of tarot cards on the table in front of him. "They didn't when I came back."
"Am I different?" he asked.
"You were different before," Persephone replied. "But now they won't be able to stop noticing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She doesn't know any better, what a girl like her needs is a man with both his legs on the land. A man who will hold her down so that she doesn't fly away. She doesn't know yet that someone like you looks better on the shelf than in your hand. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I wish you could be kissed, Jane,' he said. 'Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.' He flailed an arm toward the stars. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Because Persephone was only interested in important things, she hadn't considered her own age in a long time, but it struck her as she looked at him that he was quite new. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I wanted a library like this ...  A cave of words that I'd made myself. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There is nothing special about the mare, nothing at all. A fine enough head, good enough bone. As a pony, she is a beauty. As a capall uisce, she is nothing. The girl too, is nothing special - slight, with a ginger ponytail. She looks less afraid than her mare, but she's in more danger. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue radiated psychic energy for others, but touch was where she gained hers back. She was always hugging her mother or holding Noah's hand or linking her elbow in Adam's or resting her boots on Ronan's legs as they sat on the sofa. Touching Gansey's neck just between his hair and his collar. This -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's ever surprising, the things that don't change. -- Maggie Stiefvater
And it was a lie. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It kills Dittleys and does terrible things to my friend."
"YOUR DEAD FRIEND."
"That's not his fault. Why didn't you say you could see him?"
"I DIDN'T SAY I COULD SEE YOU, EITHER."
"But I'm not dead."
"BUT YOU ARE PRETTY SHORT. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey bumped fists with Adam and they nodded at each other. It was stupid, inadequate. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Didn't you hear their music, my friend? Have you ever heard humans make music like that before? That must be what love is."
Behind me, Luke's voice was sympathetic. "It's just what it sounds like. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I am alone in the world, and yet not alone enough to make each hour holy. I am lowly in this world, and yet not lowly enough for me to be just a thing to you, dark and shrewd. I want my will and I want to go with my will as it moves towards action. -- Maggie Stiefvater
As a pale-skinned, dark-haired Celtic sort, he didn't care for the heat. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Look, getting bitten doesn't make you into a monster. It just makes you a wolf. You are what you are. When you're a wolf, or when you're shifting, you don't have human inhibitions, so if you're naturally angry or violent, you get worse. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was mint and memories and the past and the future and she felt as if she'd done this before and already she longed to do it again. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's not about fancy literary prizes. It's not about seeming impenetrable or smart or high fallutin. I'm not trying to impress anyone. I am trying to make you feel a story, that's all. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My most memorable adventure was investigating the chalk cliffs in Yorkshire. While clambering over kelp-covered boulders half-covered by the sea, I fell and smashed my tail bone on one of them. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The big thing in my family growing up is that everybody had to play a musical instrument. We were like the von Trapps. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I remembered standing in the middle of the street in front of The Crooked Bookshelf, filled with the certainty of a future. I had heard the wolves howling behind the house and remembered how glad I had been to be human. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn't swear. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gabe crouches over the radio, trying to get it to pick up one of the mainland music stations, which only works when the weather is just right and the appropriate slain sacrifices have been made. -- Maggie Stiefvater
A backwards step of self-doubt, a lying promise that you knew would hurt you later, a knowledge that you were going to get hurt and you probably deserved it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I don't cry at books or movies. Ever. So imagine my shock and awe when I read 'The Time Traveler's Wife' for the second time, and I knew the ending, and I started to cry. -- Maggie Stiefvater
What about us? Can i see you again? You can say no. You'd crush all my hopes and dreams, but it's an option. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I didn't know what to say. It kind of hurt just to look at her, in a way i'd forgotten. Sort of like a splinter - not when you first get it under your skin, but the slow ache after it has been taken out. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Some things want to be found. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Where are Sam and Grace?"
"Ringo left in his car a few hours ago. He must've taken Grace with him. I don't know where they went."
"You didn't ask?"
"We're not married" Cole said, and added, in a more humble tone, "yet". -- Maggie Stiefvater
God, thank you for this cake and Finn's chain saw," Gabe says. "Are you happy? -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan," Noah said, "I have a super bad feeling."
"It's called being dead," Ronan replied. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Because you have only known me for like fourteen seconds and seven of those were us making out and you still know more about me than all of my friends in this stupid place. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The guilt and the worry had already worn off by the time his head hit the pillow, and all that was left was the happiness. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey held Ronan's arm a second longer to make sure he hadn't mistaken his meaning, and then dropped it and turned to Adam. "Were you just going to stand there?"
"Yeah," replied Adam.
"Decent of you," Gansey said.
There was no heat in Adam's reply. "I can't kill his demons. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It is possible to be in love with you just because of who you are. -- Maggie Stiefvater
How do you know I wouldn't have just been happy with the truth? I don't care if my father was a deadbeat named Butternut. It doesn't change anything right now."
"His name wasn't really Butternut, was it?" Gansey asked Adam in a low voice. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Adam, on the other end of the boat, looked extremely unimpressed with Ronan's lack of heat tolerance. "I didn't say anything." "Whatever, man," Ronan replied. "I know that face. You were born in hell, you're used to it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I pressed my hand against her hair, holding her to me, filled with the certainty that she was going to hurt me again and that I didn't have the strength to push her away before she did. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Wake me up Wake me up, you said But I was sleeping, too I was dreaming But now Im waking up Still waking up I can see the sun -- Maggie Stiefvater
By this that it was clear that Adam had been right before - he hadn't meant to be condescending. He was an Australian outlaw. When the British caught him, they did awful -- Maggie Stiefvater
Divorce-by-numbers. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There's no point vilifying wild animals for a random incident. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Every night was a photocopy of every day that had come before it, and every day was a photocopy of every night. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan was not going to Henry Cheng's under any circumstances. All that smiling and activism gave him a rash. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Touch it," Blue whispered. "See if it's alive, too."
"One of you two Poverty Twins should touch it," Ronan said. "I touched the last one."
"What did you just call me? -- Maggie Stiefvater
They set off on the perfectly straight ley line, Ronan's gaze still directed up to his plane and to Chainsaw, a white bird and a black bird against the azure ceiling of the world. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan's expression was still incendiary. His code of honor left no room for infidelity, for casual relationships. It wasn't that he didn't condone them; he couldn't understand -- Maggie Stiefvater
Democracy's a farce, Ronan said, and Adam smirked, a private, small thing that was inherently exclusionary. An expression, in fact, that he could've very well learned from Ronan. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan's smile was sharp and hooked as one of the creature's claws. "'A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killer's hand'."
"I can't believe Noah didn't stick around to help."
"Sure you can. Never trust the dead. -- Maggie Stiefvater
His home was populated by things and creatures from Niall Lynch's dreams, and his mother was just another one of them -- Maggie Stiefvater
Let's leave her," Ronan said. Gansey replied, "If we abandoned people in caves because they were crazy, you'd still be back in Cabeswater. -- Maggie Stiefvater
But Adam lingered for a moment after he cast off the covers and stood. Here he was, waking in the Lynch home, wearing last night's clothing that still smelled of smoke from the grill, having overslept the weight class he had this morning by a magnitude of hours. His mouth remembered Ronan Lynch's. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Saw him where?"
"While I was sitting outside with one of my half aunts."
This seemed to satisfy Ronan was well, because he asked, "What's the other half of her?"
"God, Ronan," Adam said. "Enough. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan sometimes dreamt of Adam, too, the latter boy sullen and elegant and fluently disdainful of dream-Ronan's clumsy attempts to communicate. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She can't make me," Gansey said.
"She doesn't have to," Ronan sniffed. "Mama's boy."
"Dream me a solution."
"Don't have to. Nature already gave you a spine. You know what I say? Fuck Washington. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan said, "I'm always straight."
Adam replied "Oh, man, that's the biggest lie you've ever told. -- Maggie Stiefvater
At the sight of Gansey's Aglionby sweater, Adam's father had charged out, firing on all cylinders. For weeks after that, Ronan had called Gansey "the S.R.F.," where the S stood for Soft, the R stood for Rich, and the F for something else. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Adam looked up at Ronan. "I know it was you," he said. "I figured it out. The rent."
He held Ronan's gaze for just a moment longer, until something inside Ronan unwound and he almost said something. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The Deering General Store? Look at it. That's not a place to get a battery. That's a place to lose your wallet. Or your virginity. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Adam understood, then, that Gansey and Blue's awe changed this place. Ronan and Adam may have seen this place as magical, but Gansey and Blue's wonder made it holy. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Her name's Chainsaw," replied Ronan, without looking up. Then: "Noah. You're creepy as hell back there. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Adam and Ronan lurked in the hall, eavesdropping, too cowardly to face Calla's wrath. -- Maggie Stiefvater
In Ronan's hand, the mask was as thin as a sheet of paper, still warm from Adam's gasped breaths. Orphan Girl buried her face in his side, her body shaking with sobs. Her tiny voice was muffled: "Tollerere me a hic, tollerere me a hic ... "
Take me away from here, take me away from here. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Unlike Ronan, Adam's Aglionby jumper was second-hand, but he'd taken great care to be certain it was impeccable. He was slim and tall, with dusty hair unevenly cropped above a fine-boned, tanned face. He was a sepia photograph. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Noah cackled and showed them the cassette. It boasted a handmade label marked with Ronan's handwriting: PARRISH'S HONDAYOTA ALONE TIME. The other side was A SHITBOX SING-ALONG. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan could feel the size of the mountain under his feet. The oldness of it. Far below there was a heartbeat that wrapped around the world, slower and stronger and more inexorable than Ronan's own -- Maggie Stiefvater
What do you mean Ronan's a magical entity? Is he a demon? Because this all makes sense if so. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey and Adam are getting Adam's stuff so he can move in," Noah said. "Ronan went to the library."
" Move in! I thought he said ... wait-Ronan went where? -- Maggie Stiefvater
From Ronan's room, he heard Noah's laugh. He and Ronan were throwing various objects from the second-story window to the parking low below. There was a terrific crash.
Ronan's voice rose, exasperated. Not that one, Noah. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey's partying with his mother," Ronan said. He smelled like beer. "And Noah's fucking dead. But Parrish is here. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey's phone buzzed.
"Gansey, man, is this diseased tree cutting into your digital time?" Ronan asked.
The fact was the digital time was cutting into his diseased tree time. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan and Declan Lynch were undeniably brothers, with the same dark brown hair and sharp nose, but Declan was solid where Ronan was brittle. Declan's wide jaw and smile said Vote for me while Ronan's buzzed head and thin mouth warned that this species was dangerous. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Come again? I know, I know - that's what Lynch says. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Adam had seen many of Ronan's dreams made real by now, and he knew how savage and lovely and terrifying and whimsical they could be. But this girl was the most Ronan of any of them that he's seen. What a frightened monster she was. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Now Blue looked promptly judgmental, which was about two ticks off from her ordinary expression and one tick off from Ronan's. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was badly against Ronan's code to be impressed, much less show it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I never taught him to break his thumb."
"That's Gansey for you. Only learns enough to be superficially competent."
"Loser," Ronan agreed, and he was himself again. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He smiled tolerantly at her. Rubbing his smooth chin its recently assassinated chin hairs, he studied her. She barely came up to Ronan's shoulder, but she was every bit as big as he, every bit as present. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Leaves," Ronan Lynch's voice said, full of intention.
"Dust," Adam Parrish said.
"Wind," Blue Sargent said.
"Shit," Henry Cheng added. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan's voice was slow, petulant. His eyes, though, half-hidden in the dim, warm light of the Camaro's interior
they were terrible. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The old Ronan Lynch's laugh. No, it was better than that one, because this new one had just a hint of darkness beneath it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I didn't say I would start a yard."
"You didn't have to. I'll come back next year and you'll have a nest of horses outside your window and Puck Connolly in your bed and I'll buy from you instead of Malvern. That's your future for you. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Cole made a hissing sound. "Are you inside yet? God bless America and all her sons. What is taking you so long?"
The front door was locked. "Here, talk to Grace"
"Mommy isn't going to give a different answer than Daddy," Cole said, but I handed her the phone anyway. -- Maggie Stiefvater
If you look up schadenfreude on Wikipedia, you'll see a picture of me with a snide smile on my face. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was not as soft as when I'd first met him, not as young, but the angles of his face, his quick gestures, the way he sucked in his lower lip to think before going on - I was in love with all of it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ronan did not smoke; he preferred his habits with hangovers. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Even when I was happy, I felt like I was always looking for the edges on life. The seams. I was so perfectly born to die. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I could have screamed, but I didn't. I could have fought, but I didn't. I just lay there and let it happen, watching the winter-white sky go gray above me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
We're watchers of this world aren't we? not players -- Maggie Stiefvater
She couldn't make it untrue. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Counter Girl (in candy shop): You two are cute. Seriously. How long have you been going out?
Sam: Six years. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I found it."
"People find pennies," Gansey replied. "Or car keys. Or four-leaf clovers."
"And ravens," Ronan said. "You're just jealous 'cause" - at this point, he had to stop to regroup his beer-sluggish thoughts - "you didn't find one, too. -- Maggie Stiefvater
To a dream, perhaps a nightmare was simply an unpleasant acquaintance rather than anything uncanny. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen, a tiny, bloody angel in the snow, and they were going to destroy her. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sean settles swiftly behind me, and I'm startled by the sudden closeness of him, my back suddenly warm against his chest, the press of his hips on against me. i turn to ask him a question, and he jerks his face away from the proximity of mine. I say, Oh. Sorry. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I grew up with boys of all kinds - I have two brothers, and I was in a bagpipe band for several years. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Onward and upward. -- Maggie Stiefvater
In the end, you have to write like you're not afraid of the critics. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It won't hurt me. This will be scary, but it won't hurt me--But fear hurt, too. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The music video will die when we all go blind, and music will never die, because even when you can't hear it, you can feel it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm getting creeped out. This it totally starting to sound like a horror flick, and everybody knows the hot chick dies first. Let's get out of here. -- Maggie Stiefvater
As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was infamous, even at her school. You wanted something to get you through your exams, he had it. You wanted a fake license, he could get it. You wanted something to hurt you, he was it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was this: Blue, teetering on the edge of offense, saying, I don't understand why you keep saying such awful things about Koreans. About yourself. And Henry saying, I will do it before anyone else can. It is the only way to not be angry all of the time. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey could've had any and all of the friends that he wanted. Instead he had chosen the three of them, three guys who should've, for three different reasons, been friendless. -- Maggie Stiefvater
What was excitement when he was wakeful melted into dread when he was tired. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I don't think I've ever seen someone take so much pleasure in making someone else miserable. . . it's an ugly sore. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He didn't know if he was more furious with his brother, for knowing precisely how to loop the wire around his neck, or with himself, for his inability to duck out of the noose. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I said uselessly, "Sam, don't go."
Sam cupped my face in his hands and looked me in the eyes. His eyes were yellow, sad, wolf, mine.
"These stay the same. Remember that when you look at me. Remember it's me. Please. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I couldn't think of anything that didn't sound trivial, so I just nodded. -- Maggie Stiefvater
And everywhere, everywhere, there were books. Not the tidy stacks of an intellectual attempting to impress, but the slumping piles of a scholar obsessed. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I came back because I had to. Because there was nothing wrong in the world except that I was getting older in it. Because Sam and Grace had told me I should go if that was what I
What I wanted was:
Isabel - -- Maggie Stiefvater
Are you still on Minnesota time?" I asked.
"I am on whatever time makes this call last longer," he said.
"What's the next meal from now? -- Maggie Stiefvater
The entire room was so yellow that it looked like the sun had thrown up on the walls and wiped its mouth afterward on the dresser and curtains.
Cole -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was nothing particularly intimate about the way they sat, but something about the scene made Gansey feel strange, like he'd heard an unpleasant statement and later forgotten everything about the words but the way they had made him feel. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was no sun; there was no light. I was dying. I couldn't remember what the sky looked like. But I didn't die. I was lost to a sea of cold, and then I was reborn into a world of warmth. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It looked like I'd tried to trap Cthulhu. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She just liked the name, because, for a five-foot-tall girl, pygmy tyrant sounded like a career. All -- Maggie Stiefvater
Nd me holding this moment that was as fragile as a bird in my hands -- Maggie Stiefvater
everytime i saw him it was like another jolt -- Maggie Stiefvater
Oh! Your hand is cold." Ashley cupped her fingers against her shirt to warm them.
"I've been dead for seven years," Noah said. "That's as warm as they get. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit; occidentis telum est.
A sword is never a killer; it is a tool in the killers hand. -- Maggie Stiefvater
This object that we hold in our hands, a book ... that tactile pleasure, it's just not going to go away. -- Maggie Stiefvater
We dance, we dance. You hold the thread of my soul. You spin, you spin. And you unravel the part from the whole. We laugh, we laugh. I'm so far from where I began. I fall, I fall. And I forget that I am.-from Golden Tongue:The Poems of Steven Slaughter -- Maggie Stiefvater
I remember [in teenage years] thinking there were a lot of check boxes out there to sort teens into appropriate molds, and they didn't seem to make check boxes for whatever it was that I had grown up into. I definitely explore that a lot in my novels. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I didn't know how I was supposed to tell her things like love and forever, and it struck me just then that I didn't want to. That sort of truth was something that you had to earn. -- Maggie Stiefvater
If you can't be unafraid, be afraid and happy. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Books are more real when you read them outside. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You're like a song I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew untill I heard it again -- Maggie Stiefvater
Ideas come from all over, but as I write more and more, I find I'm always hunting for mood: I want to write a novel with a pervasive mood that sticks with you after you close the cover. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Eventually, the Gray Man thought, if he resisted using it for long enough, he himself might forget his own name, and became someone else entirely. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Neeve should have guessed that her fixation with power would bring her to an opportunity to bargain with a demon, but she hadn't. She -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue thought about what Gansey had said, about being wealthy in love. And she thought about Adam, still collapsed on their sofa downstairs. If he had no one to wrap their arms around him when he was sad, could he be forgiven for letting his anger lead him? -- Maggie Stiefvater
The walls of the arch are covered with blood-red jellies that wink and glisten at me by the light of the moon. My father told me they were completely harmless. I don't believe him. Nothing is completely harmless. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Don't tell the others," Gansey said.
"I'm dead," Noah replied, "not stupid. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Whether they'll write the story of my life as a tragedy or an epic fantasy ... I was wondering if it was going to be a kiss at the end, or sad music and a sweeping camera shot over the fields I once roamed freely. I'm hoping for the kiss, but expecting the sweeping camera shot. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You will live because of Glendower. Someone else on the ley line is dying when they should not, and so you will live when you should not. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They wandered to the door like that, a pretzel of a dead boy and a not-psychic girl. -- Maggie Stiefvater
We stood two feet apart. There was a buffer of history between us, and everything else pulling us together. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I thought I heard
Gansey broke off. His eyes dropped to where Adam held Blue's hand. Again his face was somewhat puzzled by the fact of their hand-holding. Adam's grip tightened, although she didn't think he meant for it to. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He rolled his eyes luxuriously at her. It was like he merely absorbed her anger, saving it all up for when he needed it for himself. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The ocean burned. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He is slow, and the sea sings to us both, but he returns to me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Declan paused then, sighing, as if the weight of the story was a tangible thing, and he needed to take a moment to regain his strength. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Do you think you're a train wreck?"
"That would mean I was on the tracks to start with. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Leyla sat in the middle of the floor performing yoga or meditation. I couldn't remember if they were actually different things. I thought meditation was the one that didn't require special pants. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I tired the back door
Truley the Man Upstairs was smiling down on me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Calla readjusted, wrapping the silk around her other thigh instead. "Which one's he again? The pretty one?"
Blue and Gansey exchanged a look. Blue's look said, I'm so, so sorry. Gansey's said, Am I the pretty one? -- Maggie Stiefvater
Meetings are held, wise with the wise. Because their spirits are alike.' Or minds. -- Maggie Stiefvater
At this, Gansey rolled over onto his back and folded his hands on his chest. He wore a salmon polo shirt, which, in Blue's opinion, was far more hellish than anything they'd discussed to this point. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It wasn't the shooting that was hard, it was the getting away with it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sloughing my skin / escaping it's grip / stripped of my wit / it hurts to be me . -- Maggie Stiefvater
I told Sam I could catch Beck. I'm going to build a pit trap using the pit Grace helpfully found by falling into it and bait it with Beck's favorite food, which he helpfully recorded in his journal while telling an anecdote about a kitchen fire. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's an alien."
"Sand crab," Leon said. "It won't hurt you."
"It sure is ugly."
"Ugly never hurt a thing."
I scoffed. "Oh, ugly has hurt some things. It's just that pretty hurts more."
"Amen. -- Maggie Stiefvater
How do you feel about helicopters?"
There was a long pause. "How do you mean? Ethically?"
"As a mode of transportation."
"Faster than camels, but less sustainable. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She stands beside Corr, looking up at him.
I want her to love him -- Maggie Stiefvater
What are you thinking about?"
"Whether they'll write my life story as a tragedy or an epic fantasy. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm having a psychic moment. It involves you and me."
Distracted, Gansey glanced up from the computer screen. "Were you talking to me or Ronan?"
"Either. I'm flexible."
Blue made a small, terrible noise.
"I would appreciate if you'd turn your inner eye towards the water. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He trailed through hallways, ducking under arms no longer there, excusing himself as he pressed through conversations long since ended. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Neatness makes me feel like I have to be on my best behavior. Clutter is my natural habitat. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's for personal reasons, I say stiffly, which is what my mother had always told me to say about things that had to do with fighting with your brothers, getting any sort of illness that had intestinal ramifications, starting your period, and money. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Corr stood here," Sean says wonderingly. "I would've died. He didn't have to stay." For a moment, I see that it doesn't matter that he didn't win. The fact of Corr's loyalty is a bigger thing than the ownership of him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm going in," Gansey said as Ronan sat down on the step beside Adam. As Gansey shut the door behind him, he heard Adam say, "I don't want to talk," and Ronan reply, "The fuck would I talk about? -- Maggie Stiefvater
Many, many readers have written asking me wistfully about the nature of Sam and Grace's relationship, and I can assure you, that sort is absolutely real. Mutual, respectful, enduring love is completely attainable as long as you swear you won't settle for less. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There were so many different versions of him. It was countless versions of a song, and they were all original, and they were all true, and they were all right. It should have been impossible. Was I supposed to love them all? -- Maggie Stiefvater
I am a beautiful thing, shaped for fighting. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Wick to be certain it was entirely extinguished. Energy like your energy. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey turned the key. The engine turned over once, paused for the briefest of moments - and then roared to deafening life. The Camaro lived to fight another day. The radio was even working, playing the Stevie Nicks song that always sounded to Gansey like it was about a one-winged dove. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She rolled onto her back in the middle of the suddenly empty bed. Above her, the rafters glowed with the summer sun. Blue touched her mouth. It felt the same as it always did. Not at all like she had just gotten her first and last kiss. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Break me into pieces,
Small enough to fit
In the palm of your hand, baby.
I never thought that you would save me,
break a piece
for your friends
break a piece
just for luck
break a piece
sell it sell it
break me break me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I want you. Feeling the grip of his hand in mine, the brush of skin on mine, seeing the way he moved in front of me, equal parts human and wolf, and remembering his smell - I ached with wanting to kiss him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Once, he had dreamt that he found [it]. It wasn't the actual finding, but the day after. He wouldn't forget the sensation of the dream. It hadn't been joy, but instead, the absence of pain. He couldn't forget that lightness. The freedom. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I think they're here because I thought they ought to be here," Gansey said.
Blue replied sarcastically. "Okay, God. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Noah crouched over Gansey's body. He said, for the last time, 'You will live because of Glendower. Someone else on the ley line is dying when they should not, and so you will live when you should not.'
'Goodbye,' Noah said. 'Don't throw it away.'
He quietly slid from time. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My heart ached inside me, torn between wanting to stop and wishing the would go on forever -- Maggie Stiefvater
The problem with pursuing bad feelings was that it was always difficult to tell if one was running towards a problem to fix it, or running to a problem to create it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
People shouldn't have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I slowly climbed back to my feet, walked back into the emergency department through the silently swishing glass doors, and, covered in my girlfriend's blood, lied perfectly for the first time in my life.
I tried to stop her. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I was trying to decide if you still had free will as a wolf. If I was a terrible person for planning to drug my girlfriend and drag her back to my house to keep in the basement. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Three in particular," she murmured. "To be woken. Oh, no. No. Two. One should not be woken. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was a life I didn't want to leave behind.It was a life I didn't want to forget. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I hated it. I hated this. I hated feeling so terrible because of someone else. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sean takes my ponytail in his hand, his fingers touching my neck, and then he tucks my hair into my collar out of the reach of the wind. He avoids my gaze. Then he links his arm back around me and pushes his calf into Corr's side. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My friend is having his period," I told the pizza guy, and handed him his tip. "He needs Britney and extra cheese to get him through it. I'm trying to be supportive. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When we kissed, it didn't matter that I had been a wolf hours ago, or that I would be a wolf again. It didn't matter that a thousand snares were laid for us as soon as we left this moment. All that mattered was this: our noses touching, the softness of his mouth, the ache inside me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
In the dark water he was only Gansey, now. He'd never died, he wasn't going to die again. He was only Gansey, now, now, only now.
He could not see him, but Noah stood on the edge of the pool and watched. He had been a swimmer himself, once. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You have to go after what you want. You have to know what you want. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Oh, hey," Kavinsky sneered. "His eyes found Blue and Gansey. "It's Daddy. Dick, thats a strangely hetero partner you have there tonight. Lynch having performance issues? -- Maggie Stiefvater
WAKE UP, FUCKWEASEL, IT'S YOUR GIRLFRIEND! -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was nothing about Kavinsky that wasn't despicable. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Reality's what other people dream for you. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When does it happen?"
"It already has," Calla replied. Her eyes opened and fixed on Blue. "And it hasn't yet. Time' circular, chicken. We use the same parts of it over and over. Some of us more than others. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She screamed, the high scream that was neither human nor animal but something terrible in between, the sort of sound that you never forget no matter how many beautiful things you hear afterward. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My mother always said that I was born out of a bottle of vinegar instead of born from a womb and that she and my father bathed me in sugar for three days to wash it off. I try to behave, but I always go back to the vinegar. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was a hateful memory, the sort of memory he would sometimes skirt the edges of by accident as he was falling asleep, his thoughts rolling close to it and then recoiling, burned. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Life was a cake that looked good on the bakery shelf but turned to sawdust and salt when I ate it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She loved one of them most of all.
And this one loved her back. He loved her back so hard that even the things that weren't special about her became special: the way she tapped her pencil on her teeth, the off-key songs she sang in the shower, how when she kissed him he knew it meant forever. -- Maggie Stiefvater
So, pop quiz, Mr. Parrish. Three things that appear in the vicinity of ley lines?" "Black dogs," Adam said indulgently. "Demonic presences." "Camaros," Ronan inserted. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue was filled with frustration that her life was so clearly demarcated.
Things that were not enough, but that she could have.
Things that were something more, that she couldn't. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Overhead, the stars were wheeling and infinite, a complicated mobile made by giants. They pulled me amongst them, into space and memories. -- Maggie Stiefvater
As always, there was an all-American war hero look to him, coded in his tousled brown hair, his summer-narrowed hazel eyes, the straight nose that ancient Anglo-Saxons had graciously passed on to him. Everything about him suggested valor and power and a firm handshake. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey always thought that, after dark, it felt like anything could happen. At night, Henrietta felt like magic, and at night, magic felt like it might be a terrible thing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Look, she doesn't like pork," [Blue] said. "Take her someplace they use lots of butter. And don't ever say the word chuckle around her. She hates it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I hear laughter and someone asks if I need help, not in a nice way. I snarl, 'What I need is for your mother to have thought a little harder nine months before your birthday. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When he kissed me, his lips soft and careful, it was all the thrill of our first kiss and all the practiced familiarity of the accumulated memory of all our kisses. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I'm so tired I never want to wake up again. But I've figured out now that it was never them that made me feel that way. It was just me, all along. -- Maggie Stiefvater
If it had a social security number, Ronan had fought with it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Her expression is fierce and uncompromising, full of the intrepid bravery of a small boat in an uncertain sea. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey touched his lower lip very gently. He lowered his hand, and he said, "Wake up." He said it like he had said stop earlier. He said it in a voice Adam had heard countless times, a voice he could never not listen to. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Delia was an overbearing cake with condescending frosting, and frankly, I was on a diet. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Flustered, she replied, "You're not my - my - grandmother, or something."
"You'd talk about this with your grandmother? I can't possibly imagine discussing my dating life with mine. She's a lovely woman, I suppose. If you like them bald and racist. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The future was getting here faster than I'd expected. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Where's Jude?' I asked. Martin knelt to get something from his bass case, and then turned to me. His voice was strung tight, savage and bitter. 'He wanted me to give this to you.' He held up a silver case, condensation on the outside, and Jude within. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It wasn't that I didn't understand Jeremy getting a new band while I was missing/dead/etc. I was sure I would have done the same thing in his position. Well, I would have started one, not joined one, because I don't really like team sports unless I've invented both the team and the sport. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Internet: What do you want for your birthday?
Virtual Cole: to stay young forever
Cole texted me:
Actually I want you -- Maggie Stiefvater
Poor bastards," Cole said, his gaze still on the stars. "They must get pretty tired of watching us make the same damn mistakes all the time. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was like when you had been unhappy and didn't know it until you weren't anymore. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I started down but Sam caught my arm and knelt down himself to look.
"For crying out loud," he said. "It's a racoon."
"Poor thing," I said.
"It could be a rabid baby-killer," Cole told me primly.
"Shut up," Sam said pleasantly. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I gather/You hunt/We both miss the trap -- Maggie Stiefvater
Food," I suggested. "Sleep. That's what I need. To get the hell away from here."
Cole frowned at me, as if I'd suggested "ducks" and "yoga". -- Maggie Stiefvater
In the end, Cole St. Clair had done what he did best. Disappeared. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It sure is ugly."
"Ugly, never hurt a thing."
I scoffed. "Oh, ugly has hurt some things. It's just that pretty hurts more. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You're assuming they would listen to me," I said.
Cole lifted his hands off the roof of the Volkswagen; cloudy fingerprints evaporated seconds ater he did. "We all listen to you, Sam."
He jumped to the pavement. "You just don't always talk to us. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It said, Qui facit per alium facit per se.
Greenmantle knew the proverb.
He who does a thing by the agency of another does it himself. -- Maggie Stiefvater
No homework. I got suspended," Blue replied.
"Get the fuck out," Ronan said, but with admiration. "Sargent, you asshole. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I wasn't sure what expression I was expecting her to wear when she saw that it was me. I'd braced myself for disgust or anger. But she just
looked at me like I was - nothing. An annoyance, maybe. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Her mother waved a card at her in farewell. "Bye. Will you be home for dinner? I'm making midlife crisis." "Oh," Blue said, "I guess I'll have a slice. If you're making it already. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Or even tell me it's because you could not live without The Boy's stunning Boyfruits for another night ...
Sam's face was twisted into a weird shape at the mention of his Boyfruits. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The journal and Gansey were clearly long acquainted, and he wanted her to know. This is me. The real me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Her face was unfamiliar, all mirth scrubbed from it. She wasn't crying. Her eyes were worse than crying, though. He wondered how long she had been carrying this. His heart was thudding. He'd gotten it right. One of them was supposed to die. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The only oxygen to be found was the pale band of skin on Adam's wrist where his watch had been and the glimpse of the sky between classes. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Aren't you afraid?' 'Of what?' 'Of losing yourself.' 'That's what I'm hoping for. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue was awfully fond of her father, considering she'd never met him. -- Maggie Stiefvater
His presence, so strange and wonderful, seemed to fill the room and press against me. I didn't think I'd ever sleep again. -- Maggie Stiefvater
You missed World Hist." "Did you get notes for me?" "No. I thought you were dead in a ditch. -- Maggie Stiefvater
His skin was a constellation of nerve endings. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Because if that's what she meant, then yes, I just stared at him. I didn't realize it was a conversation because penis. -- Maggie Stiefvater
One wall of the living room was almost entirely made up of tall windows, and the now-dark winter night seemed to enter the room without permission. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Up ahead were two bleary-eyed truck stops-- nothing said exhaustion like the wide-awake lights of a truck stop. He chose the larger one. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Morning lost its healing powers when it arrived and found you already wide-eyed and wary. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Gansey blinked, slower. The take-out dinner smell had gone away and all that remained was the heavy, pleasant smell of growing things. That, and Blue's voice on the other end of the phone. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The better he got to know her, the more it felt like he did when he was swimming. There stopped being dissonant versions of him. There was only Gansey, now, now, now. -- Maggie Stiefvater
My parents were very permissive when it came to animals. As long as we earned the money to buy them and built whatever structure it was they were going to live in, we could have any kind of pet we wanted. They would have let us have a rhinoceros if we could have afforded it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was one frayed rope thrown across the chasm between us. Not enough to get across, but maybe just enough to tell that it wasn't as wide as I'd originally thought. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Why did he care if Gansey and Ronan saw this? They already knew. They knew everything about him. What a lie unknowable was. The only person who didn't know Adam was himself. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Keep poking things with your stick and it'll be okay. -- Maggie Stiefvater
We are shoulder to shoulder due to the size of the cab, and if Gratton is made of flour and potatoes, Sean is made of stone and driftwood and possibly those prickly anemones that sometimes wash up on shore. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's only because I've lived with brothers that I realize, after a moment, that he's not looking outside but rather inside, wrestling with something inside himself. And there's nothing for it but to wait. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I stood on my toes and stole a soft kiss from his lips. "Surprise attack," I said.
Sam leaned down and kissed me back, his mouth lingering on mine, teeth grazing my lower lip, making me shiver. "Surprise attack back."
"Sneaky," I said, my voice breathier than I intended. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Go, go, magic clover. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There was something awful about terror trapped behind silence. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Mum said that I shouldn't be moved to do anything by someone with sweet words, but Tommy Falk doesn't seem to be trying to persuade me of anything, so I let his compliment slip down nice and easy. It's quite agreeable and I'd be happy enough with another. -- Maggie Stiefvater
His mind was logical, but his traitorous heart stuttered from beat to beat. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They regarded each other. Adam fair and cautious, Ronan dark and incendiary. This was Ronan at his most truthful. -- Maggie Stiefvater
What sort of exploring?" Shielding his eyes, Adam lifted his eyes to the sky. He thought he could hear Gansey coming. "Mountains. How do you feel about helicopters?" There was a long pause. "How do you mean? Ethically? -- Maggie Stiefvater
Finn never looks more excited - he just gets faster. Finns are generally slow-moving creatures. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Jesus. To think I thought I'd have to be dealing with hazing and marijuana possession. Who's that girl out there, by the way? You kissed her?"
"No," Gansey replied truthfully.
"You should," she said. "Do you like her?"
"She's weird. You're weird. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was awake enough to wonder if he'd been making bad decisions for his entire life. If he'd been a bad decision, himself, even before he was born. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Mercy Falls was all about rumors, and the rumor on Jack was that he got his short fuse from his dad. I didn't know about that. It seemed like you ought to pick the sort of person you would be, no matter what your parents were like. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I looked good when I sang the end. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Did you just tell that man you went potty on yourself?"
"You. Shut. Up,"I hissed back furiously and chucked the scrubs at his head. "Hurry up before they find out I didn't wet myself. You seriously owe me. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sharing revelations is easier when it doesn't matter. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I let him get a few steps away, and then I asked the burning question. "Why were you here?"
Luke shrugged. "You wanted saving, didn't you? -- Maggie Stiefvater
People being nice for no apparent reason always made me suspicious. People being nice to me with no apparent reason made me even more suspicious. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Tell me something you haven't told anyone else before' 'turtles have the second biggest brain in the world' ' no they don't why did you tell me that' 'because I haven't told that to anyone else -- Maggie Stiefvater
Hey Lynch I didn't leave that car for it to sit while you just blow III -- Maggie Stiefvater
Look, I realize both of you could happily strangle each other across the table, but I don't think that's the most effective use of our time, and frankly, I don't think I have enough money to tip the waitress for that kind of clean-up. And look, here's lunch. Let's eat that instead of eachother. -- Maggie Stiefvater
No. Not really. A weapon didn't come to an agreement with the hand that held it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She wasn't afraid yet. It took a lot to terrify someone who played in time and space like a bathtub. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Finally, he rested his cheek on the top of my head and whispered, We don't have time to be sad. -- Maggie Stiefvater
On the outside, the three Lynch brothers appeared remarkably dissimilar: Declan, a butter-smooth politician; Ronan, a bull in a china-shop world; Matthew, a sunlit child. On the inside, the Lynch brothers were remarkably similar: They all loved cars, themselves, and each other. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Is this how we make our way to death? Blue wondered. A stumbling fade-out instead of a self-aware finale? -- Maggie Stiefvater
You really didn't see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn't it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I know you are not the same as him, Adam said. But in my head, everything is always so tangled. I am such a damaged thing. -- Maggie Stiefvater
And so you know what I did with those sad things? I put them in boxes. I put the sad things in the boxes in my head, and I closed them up and I put tape on them and I stacked them up in the corner and threw a blanket over them."
"Braintape? -- Maggie Stiefvater
In the darkness, he is invisible, but I can still feel him beside me. Sometimes you don't have to see something to know it is there. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They went through the fridge tucked in the bathroom. Blue selected a soda. Noah took a plastic spoon. He chewed on it as Blue fed Chainsaw a leftover hamburger. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's less about wanting and more about being. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want another. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was becoming a nightmare. Ronan could hear the night horrors coming, in love with his blood and his sadness. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage. That was to be Gansey's greatness. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I deal with the crap as it happens, and then it's gone. When you don't think about it, it lives forever. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I slithered out of the sinkhole on my stomach. It was not the sexiest move I'd ever performed, but I was impressed nonetheless. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Wake up, you bastard," - he said. "You fucker. I can't believe that you would ... "
And he began to cry. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sir, I think maybe your mama didn't teach you how to talk to women. And she's not my girlfriend. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I hope you won't wait for Sean Kendrick to realize that he's lonely. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Have you thought this through? People die, love. I'm all for women, but this isn't a woman's game.'
For some reason, this irritates me more than anythign else I've heard all day. It's not even relevant. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Does anyone ask you why you stay, Sean Kendrick?"
"And why do you?"
"The sky and the sand and the sea and Corr. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was easier to tell hero from villain when the stakes were only life and death. Everything in between gets harder. -- Maggie Stiefvater
And Dick Gansey II had let his son know that if he couldn't hack it in a private school, Gansey was cut out of the will. He'd said it nicely, though, over a plate of fettuccine. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I couldn't imagine anyone ever reading a book enough to make it look like that. It looked like it had been driven over by a school bus after someone had taken a bath with it. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Neither of them had kissed someone else in a while, but it didn't much matter. Kissing's a lot like laughing. If the joke's funny, it doesn't matter -- Maggie Stiefvater
Something tells me my spit wouldn't mean as much to Corr as yours would." There's a long Pause before Sean speaks. He says, "Maybe not yet." Yet! I don't think I've ever heard such a fine word before. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sam looked at me, yellow eyes catching and holding me. I miss being me. I miss you. All the time. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Grace: I picked up my sweater from the floor and crawled back into bed. Shoving my pillow aside, I balled up the sweater to use instead.
I fell asleep to the scent of my wolf. Pine needles, cold rain, earthy perfume, coarse bristles on my face.
It was almost like he was there. -- Maggie Stiefvater
The archangel Michael came down from on high and I asked him,'Lo, how can I getteth the stick from my friend Paul's ass?' and he said, 'This ought to go a long way.' And he gave me a six-pack of Heineken. -- Maggie Stiefvater
She would have asked Noah to confirm this, but he was notoriously disinterested in the details of his afterlife. (Once, Gansey had tersely asked, "Don't you care how it is that you're still here?" and Noah had answered with remarkable acumen, "Do you care how your kidneys work?") -- Maggie Stiefvater
Not dead-dying. Funny how two things could be so similar and yet so far apart -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue glanced at her watch. A few minutes until eleven. The old legends recommended the church watch be kept at midnight, but the dead kept poor time, especially when there wasn't a moon. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Are you high? Why are you never wearing a shirt?"
"I sleep naked," Cole said. He put both milk and sugar in my coffee. "As the day goes on, I put on more and more clothing. You should've come over an hour ago. -- Maggie Stiefvater
In the end, he was nobody to Adam, he was nobody to Ronan. Adam spit his words back at him and Ronan squandered however many second chances he gave him. Gansey was just a guy with a lot of stuff and a hole inside him that chewed away more of his heart every year. -- Maggie Stiefvater
There are tiny, dirty rabbit holes that you have not been down that I have. I have taken people down into those tunnels with me, and they've never come out. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It wasn't that he expected to see the dead. All of the sources said that church watchers had to possess the second sight, and Gansey barely possessed first sight before he put his contacts in. He just hope for something. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Because I knew it wasn't for forever. Grace touched his hair and he bent his head to kiss her, quiet as a secret. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Then he closed his eyes and he began to dream. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They never really lived like you're thinking of life. It's not a soul that's animating them. Take away the dreamer and ... -- Maggie Stiefvater
Are you sure you want to go out with someone with that kind of history? ... He could have a psychotic break. I read that people get those when they're twenty-eight. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Past conversations were slowly realigning in Blue's head, taking on new shades of meaning as they did. -- Maggie Stiefvater
He was every devil and every angel. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Maybe you just can't wake someone else's dream. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Blue said, "I told you she would start singing."
But the Gray Man just raised his eyebrows. "Weapons and poetry go hand in hand. -- Maggie Stiefvater
His yellow eyes gazed at me possessively
I wondered if he realized that the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be. -- Maggie Stiefvater
They continued standing there, looking like a pair of horror movie twins, one dark, one light. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was as if I had thought all along I was a complete picture and he had revealed I was a puzzle and had taken me apart and put me back together again. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Are there any other missing persons living under your roof? Elvis? Jimmy Hoffa? Amelia Earhart? I'd just like full disclosure now, before we go any further. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern? It wouldn't be escapism. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Noah had wandered down the aisle, but now he gleefully returned with a snow globe. He stood behind Ronan until he pushed off the shelf to admire the atrocity.
"Glitter," whispered Noah reverentially, giving it a shake. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Time's not a line. It's a circle or a figure eight or a goddamn Slinky. If you can believe that, I don't know why you can't believe that someone might be able to glimpse something farther along the Slinky. -- Maggie Stiefvater
No one wants to see a casual acquaintance in a bedsheet. -- Maggie Stiefvater
When the girl asked Gansey, he just gazed at her for a minute too long, not realizing he was being rude until too late. This was so far from Richard Gansey's scene that he had no words at all. -- Maggie Stiefvater
At the moment, he can tell he's being watched by a stranger, however, so he picks his feet up and tosses his mane just a little more than usual. I allow him his show. There are worse flaws than vanity in a horse. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was six years' worth of kissing, her lips coming to life under mine, tasting of orange and of desire. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I couldn't decide if he was four or nine or twelve. I had no idea of the specifics of children. He was too young to drive, but old enough to be able to turn doorknobs. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Once upon a time, there lived a boy, and he had to risk everything to keep what he loved. But really the story was: Once upon a time, there lived a boy, and his fear ate him alive. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sam made me uncomfortable. I had a couple of different personas that pretty much worked across the board for everyone I had ever met, but none of them seemed right for him. He was painfully, annoyingly earnest, and how was I supposed to respond to that? -- Maggie Stiefvater
It was another country. It was a country for the young, a country where you died before you got old. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Behind him, he heard Ronan say, I like the way you losers thought Instagram before first aid. Fuck off. -- Maggie Stiefvater
I do all of my good thinking at over 65 miles per hour. The speed limit is, luckily, the same speed as my brainstorming speed. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Don't you know? Adam wondered. He, at least, could still smell diesel fuel on his hands. Don't you know what I am?
But this flock of peacocks was too busy fooling to notice they were being fooled. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Tonight, the music was already loud enough to paralyze the finer points of her personality. -- Maggie Stiefvater
It's just because you haven't practiced enough, Noah said generously, but he was gripping the door handle in a way that seemed redundant for the already dead. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Folded in my arms you're a butterfly in reverse
you're giving up your wings and inheriting my curse
you're letting go of
you're letting go -- Maggie Stiefvater
Sean does that slow sweep of his eyes that he does, the one that goes from my head to my toes and back again and makes me feel that he's scanning the depths of my soul and teasing out my motivations and sins. It's worse than confession with Father Mooneyham. -- Maggie Stiefvater
Right, sure. Because there's no girls in politics! I have no interest. Voting? What? I forgot my apron. I think I ought to be in the kitchen right now, actually. My rolling pin- -- Maggie Stiefvater