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“And Ronan was everything that was left: molten eyes and a smile made for war.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
“They were always walking away from him. But he never seemed able to walk away from them.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
“You're getting your weird all over me.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Forever
“I could still smell her on my fur. It clung to me, a memory of another world.

I was drunk with it, with the scent of her. I'd got too close.

The smell of summer on her skin, the half-recalled cadence of her voice, the sensation of her fingers on my fur. Every bit of me sang with the memory of her closeness.

Too close.

I couldn't stay away.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
tags: love
“She wore a dress Ronan thought looked like a lampshade. Whatever sort of lamp it belonged on, Gansey clearly wished he had one.
Ronan wasn't a fan of lamps.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
“I guess I make things that need energy stronger. I'm like a walking battery."
"You're the table everyone wants at Starbucks," Gansey mused as he began to walk again.
Blue blinked. "What?"
Over his shoulder, Gansey said, "Next to the wall plug.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
“What are you wishing for?' Grace interrupted. 'To kiss you,' I said to her.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger
tags: love
“You missed World Hist."
"Did you get notes for me?"
"No. I thought you were dead in a ditch.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
“Do you know how to wrap a leg?"
"I was born wrapping legs," I say stiffly, because I'm insulted.
"Must've been a challenging delivery," Sean notes.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races
“He slouched back in his seat, looking tired, and leaned his face on his shoulder to look at me while he played with my hair. He started to hum a song, and then, after a few bars, he sang it. Quietly, sort of half-sung, half-spoken, incredibly gentle. I didn’t catch all the words, but it was about his summer girl. Me. Maybe his forever girl. His yellow eyes were half-lidded as he sang, and in that golden moment, hanging taut in the middle of an icecovered landscape like a single bubble of summer nectar, I could see how my life could be stretched out in front of me.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
“If I only have ten minutes, Sam, this is what I want to say. You're not the best of us. You're more than that. You're better than all of us. If I only have ten minutes, I would tell you to go out there and live. I'd say...please take your guitar and sing your songs to as many people as you can. Please fold a thousand more of those damn birds of yours. Please kiss that girl a million times.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Forever
“Aren't you afraid?'
'Of what?'
'Of losing yourself.'
'That's what I'm hoping for.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger
“Here is another secret: I have no business being fascinated by you.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
“When Gansey was polite, it made him powerful. When Adam was polite, he was giving power away.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
“Sean reaches between us and slides a thin bracelet of red ribbons over my free hand. Lifting my arm, he presses his lips against the inside of my wrist. I'm utterly still; I feel my pulse tap several times against his lips, and then he releases my hand.
"For luck," he says. He takes Dove's lead from me.
"Sean," I say, and he turns. I take his chin and kiss his lips, hard. I'm reminded, all of a sudden, of that first day on the beach, when I pulled his head from the water.
"For luck," I say to his startled face.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races
“Right now, it's hard to imagine that it is raining anywhere in the world.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger
tags: love
“If that moment had been a real thing, it would've been a butterfly, flapping and fluttering toward the sun.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
“It tore my heart out, because I heard his voice. The wolves sang slowly behind him, bittersweet harmony, but all I heard was Sam. His howl trembled, rose, fell in anguish.

I listened for a long time. I prayed for them to stop, to leave me alone, but at the same time I was desperately afraid they would. Long after the other voices had dropped away, Sam kept howling, very soft and slow.

When he finally fell silent, the night felt dead.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
“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, Shiver
“I would say that by virtue of your not acting parental up to this point, you've relinquished your ability to wield any power now. Sam and I are together. It's not an option.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
“...He kissed me again, farther up my neck, and I pushed him back against the wall.

My mind searched for the logical thought, a rational life raft before I drowned in wanting to hiss him. I managed, "We've only met a few days ago. We don't know each other."

Luke released me. "How long does it take to know someone?"

I didn't know. "A month? A few months?" It sounded stupid to quantify it, especially when I didn't want to believe my own reasoning. But I couldn't just go kissing someone I knew nothing about-- it went against everything I'd ever been told. So why was it so hard to say no?

He took my fingers, playing with them in between his own. "I'll wait." He looked so good in the half-light under the trees, his light eyes nearly glowing against his shadowed skin. It was useless.

"I don't want you to." I whispered the words, and before I'd even finished saying them, his mouth was on mine and I was melting under his lips.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception
“I had a weird, empty feeling inside me. Not a bad sort of empty. It was a sort of lack of sensation, like being in pain for a long time and then suddenly realizing that you're not anymore. It was the feeling of having risked everything to be here with a boy and then realizing that he was exactly what I wanted. Being a picture and then finding I was really a puzzle piece, once I found the piece that was supposed to fit beside me.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger
“We have to be back in three hours," Ronan said. "I just fed Chainsaw but she'll need it again."

"This," Gansey replied "is precisely why I didn't want to have a baby with you.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
“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, Forever
tags: love
“Tuesdays were my favorite day. I don't remember why-it was just something about the way that u looked like when it was next to e that seemed very friendly.”
Maggie Stiefvater
“Does anyone ask you why you stay, Sean Kendrick?"
"They do."
"And why do you?"
"The sky and the sand and the sea and Corr.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races
“If you never saw the stars, candles were enough.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
“While I'm gone," Gansey said, pausing, "dream me the world. Something new for every night.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves
“Afterward, Isabel drove me home and I shut myself in the study with Rilke, and I read and I wanted.

And leaving you (there arent 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

I was beginning to undertand poetry.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver
“Death smells like birthday cake.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie


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