Fab Book Quotes

Fab Book Quotes

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“The honor doesn’t belong to the one she chose first for her bed,” Aric bit out. “It belongs to the one she chooses to keep there.” Dead of Winter, Kresley Cole

“At some point, you have to stop running and turn around and face whoever wants you dead.The hard thing is finding the courage to do it.” Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

“I couldn’t imagine anything strong enough to take that happiness away” The Elite, Kiera Cass

“Any chick who carried around  bird of prey with a little helmut was cool in my book.” Endless Knight, Kresley Cole

“It’s a reflex, hear a bell get food, see an undead throw a knife. Same thing really.” Magic Bites, Ilona Andrews

“If a cultural reference flies over a man’s head, does it make a sound if nobody gets it?” Magic Burns, Ilona Andrews

“Beautiful face. Beautiful body. Horrible attitude. It was the holy trinity of hot boys.” Obsidian, Jennifer Armentrout

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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” Coraline, Neil Gaiman

“One must always be careful of books,” said Tessa, “and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.” Clockwork Angel, Cassandra Clare

“I know a thing about resentment: it is a poison you drink yourself, expecting others to die.” Iced, Karen Marie Moning

“The closest Barrons gets to fiber is walking down the cereal aisle at the grocery store.” Bloodfever, Karen Marie Moning

“There is nothing we want quite as much as the thing we know we can’t have.” Friday Night Bites, Chloe Neill

“Everybody as their shit to shovel, Callahan. Everybody.” He gave my hand a squeeze, and then took his back. “Now, yours is right up front where everybody can see it. I don’t envy you that. But everybody has some, whether you can see it or not.”  The Year We Fell Down, Sarina Bowen

“Don’t get me wrong. If I ever see video of you flying down the ice to score on a breakaway, I’m going to cry like a little girl.” His lips grazed my face. “But then I’ll remove a few pieces of your clothing, and remember that life is good.”  The Year We Fell Down, Sarina Bowen

“Tight jeans, tank tops and a gun. Damn, I’ve been living in the wrong fucking state.”  Fallen Too Far, Abbi Glines

“He wasn’t what sent me running. He was what had made me want to stay. Even knowing everything we might have had was impossible.” Fallen Too Far, Abbi Glines

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“I (frequently) prefer the company of books to people. Or movies to people. Anything over people, really”  All Lined Up, Cora Carmack

“The only thing we can do is try to find people whose scars compliment our own” All Lined Up, Cora Carmack

“He was terrifying, and I wanted to run my hands down that chest and feel the hard ridges of his abs. I was some special kind of idiot.” Burn for Me, Ilona Andrews

“She Who showed weakness to teenagers would be picked on to death. True fact of life.” Burn for Me, Ilona Andrews 

“When a man is on the verge of passing out from pain, it seemed wrong to notice how beautiful he was.” Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs

“Bran was always a deceptive bastard, gentle and mild right up until he ripped your throat out. He had many other fine qualities as well.” Cry Wolf, Patricia Briggs

“Most witches don’t believe in Gods. They know the gods exist, of course. They even deal with them occasionally. But they don’t believe in them. They know them too well. It would be like believing in the postman.”  Witches Abroad, Terry Pratchet

“If I were useful, you wouldn’t know it was me” Protector of the Small: First Test, Tamora Pierce

“Fear is a good thing. It means you’re paying attention.”  Tamora Pierce, Protector of the Small: Page

“When the odds are against you, change the odds,” she explained. “We don’t throw a log down and try to light a fire. We whittle it to kindling.” Protector of the Small: Lady Night, Tamora Pierce

“Pain is nature’s way of telling you that you just fucked up.”  The Summer Country, James A. Hetley

“Evil things walk the storm winds. The Mistress is angry. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For I am the evilest son-of-a-bitch in the whole fucking valley.” The Winter Oak, James A. Hetley

“Heaven knew he didn’t want the blasted thing, but the ancient ring was an heirloom of sorts, and if he lost it, his brothers would kill him. Worse, they’d do it one at a time just to make certain it hurt.” And the Bride Wore Plaid, Karen Hawkins

“I am not here to argue, sir. I am here to inform you of my wishes and to see to it that you consent in all matters forthwith.” And the Bride Wore Plaid, Karen Hawkins

“Most men are trustworthy providing you trust them only after they’ve proven themselves worthy.” And the Bride Wore Plaid, Karen Hawkins

“If someone doesn’t like something you’re doing, ask them to help.” The Bride Sale, Candace Hern

“He was going to have to watch these Heralds carefully. They might be hiding something behind all this acceptance and welcome.” Mercedes Lackey, Take a Thief

“Genius will only take you to ‘good’. Practice will take you to ‘Master’.” Mercedes Lackey, Arrows of the Queen

“There’s a saying in Hardorn,” she continued. “‘You shouldn’t attempt to teach a goat to sing. It will waste your time, hurt your ears, and annoy the goat.’ I can say without fear of contradiction that the goat is getting annoyed.” Mercedes Lackey, Exile’s Honor

“When you want something done, you ask a man. When you want something done quietly and without any fuss, you ask a woman.” Mercedes Lackey, The Wizard of London

“It’s astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself into, if one works at it…And astonishing how much trouble one can get oneself out of, if one simply assumes that everything will, somehow or other, work out for the best.” Neil Gaiman,  The Sandman: The Wake

“Why do people slow down to look at car crashes?” “Because they want to see if someone’s dead, and they want to be sure it’s not them.” Neil Gaiman,  The Sandman: The Wake

“That which is dreamed can never after be undreamed.” Neil Gaiman,  The Sandman: The Wake

“Drunk? Me? I’m not yet in the land of the drunk. But I can see it without a telescope, if you get my drift, my fuzzy little friend.” Neil Gaiman,  The Sandman: The Wake

The thought made him sick. “I’m trying to do the right thing.”

“I can see that. But Sebastian? Sometimes doing the right thing isn’t the right thing to do.”

–Anne Bishop, Sebastian

Sylvia had given him a scalding lecture, the gist of it being that whatever a woman enjoyed wearing was feminine and that anything she didn’t enjoy wearing wasn’t, and if he was too stubborn and old-fashioned to understand that, he could go soak his head in a bucket of cold water. He hadn’t quite forgiven her yet for saying they would have to look hard to find a bucket big enough to fit his head into, but he admired the sass behind the remark. 

–Anne Bishop, Heir to the Shadows

And yet, even bedrock is malleable. A seed can find its way into a crevice, root itself in the dark while it grows toward the light. Given time and the things it needs to grow, the plant’s roots can widen that crevice, become strong enough to break stone. And things change.

–Anne Bishop, Sebastian

“Post-traumatic shock, phooey. Seemed to me the trauma was trotting right along with me, like a dog on a leash with its owner. I was the dog.” 

–Robin McKinley, Sunshine

“I was so tired—bone tired, marrow tired, what comes after that? Life tired? That’s the kind of tired I was.

–Robin McKinley, Sunshine

“A loud howl does not mean a true hunter,” Blind Seer said pedantically, “Only an open mouth.” Jane Lindskold, Wolf’s Head, Wolf’s Heart

“One never learns how the witch became wicked, or whether that was the right choice for her—is it ever the right choice? Does the devil ever struggle to be good again, or if so is he not a devil? It is at the very least a question of definitions.” Gregory Maguire, Wicked


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  1. emily
    August 10, 2015 @ 11:56 am

    “Someday I’m going to do everything I want to say and do, and if people don’t like it I don’t care!”
    – Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


  2. Emma
    November 8, 2015 @ 2:48 pm

    “I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
    In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
    ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me


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