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  • #1
    James Patterson
    “Fang’s hand gently smoothed my hair off my neck. My breath froze in my chest, and every sense seemed hyperalert. His hand stroked my hair again, so softly, and then trailed across my neck and shoulder and down my back, making me shiver.
    I looked up. 'What the heck are you doing?'
    'Helping you change your mind,' he whispered, and then he leaned over, tilted my chin up, and kissed me.”
    James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports


  • #2
    James Patterson
    “What I said yesterday didn't mean anything! I love everyone in the flock! Plus, it was the Valium talking!"
    "Uh-huh. You just keep telling yourself that. You looove me."
    Max: (tries to punch him)
    "Pick a tree. I'll go carve our initials in it."
    Max: (screams and runs into bathroom)”
    James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports


  • #3
    James Patterson
    “Am I tough? Am I strong? Am I hard-core? Absolutely.
    Did I whimper with pathetic delight when I sank my teeth into my hot fried-chicken sandwich? You betcha.”
    James Patterson


  • #4
    James Patterson
    “Basically, I have two speeds.... Hostile or smart-aleck. Your choice.”
    James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports


  • #5
    James Patterson
    “Yes!” said Fang, punching the air. “Freaks rule.”
    James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


  • #6
    James Patterson
    “Vhat ozzer abilities do you haf?" ter Borcht snapped, which his assistant waited, pen in hand.
    Gazzy thought. "I have X-ray vision," he said. He peered at ter Borcht's chest, then blinked and looked alarmed.
    Ter Borcht was startled for a second, but then he frowned. "Don't write dat down," he told his assistant in irritation. The assistant froze in midsentence.
    "You. Do you haf any qualities dat distinguish you in any way?"
    Nudge chewed on a fingernail. "You mean, like, besides the WINGS?" She shook her shoulders gently, and her beautiful fawn-colored wings unfolded a bit.
    His face flushed, and I felt like cheering. "Yes," he said stiffly. "Besides de vings."
    "Hmm. Besides de vings." Nudge tapped one finger against her chin. "Um..." Her face brightened. "I once ate nine Snickers bars in one sitting. Without barfing. That was a record!"
    "Hardly a special talent," ter Borcht said witheringly.
    Nudge was offended. "Yeah? Let's see YOU do it."
    ...
    "I vill now eat nine Snickers bars," Gazzy said in a perfect, creepy imitation of ter Borcht's voice, "visout bahfing."
    Iggy rubbed his forehead with one hand. "Well, I have a highly developed sense of irony."
    Ter Borcht tsked. "You are a liability to your group. I assume you alvays hold on to someone's shirt, yes? Following dem closely?"
    "Only when I'm trying to steal their dessert"
    ...Fang pretended to think, gazing up at the ceiling. "Besides my fashion sense? I play a mean harmonica."
    "I vill now destroy de Snickuhs bahrs!" Gazzy barked.”
    James Patterson


  • #7
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “On, there are so many lives. How we wish we could live them concurrently instead of one by one by one. We could select the best pieces of each, stringing them together like a strand of pearls. But that's not how it works. A human life is a beautiful mess.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere


  • #8
    James Patterson
    “Man, you weigh a freaking ton," he told me. "What've you been eating, rocks?"
    "Why, is your head missing some?" I croaked. His mouth almost quirked in a smile, and that's when I knew how upset he'd been”
    James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


  • #9
    James Patterson
    “Popcorn for breakfast! Why not? It's a grain. It's like, like, grits, but with high self-esteem.”
    James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


  • #10
    James Patterson
    “I took a bite of cookie and chewed. “Hmmm,” I said, trying not to spit crumbs. “Clear vanilla notes, too-sweet chocolate chips, distinct flavor of brown sugar. A decent cookie, not spectacular. Still, a good-hearted cookie, not pretentious.” I turned to Fang. “What say you?”
    “It’s fine.”
    Some people just don’t have what it takes to appreciate a cookie.”
    James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


  • #11
    James Patterson
    “I hate this guy,” Ari muttered, keeping his head down
    “There’s a club,” I told him. “The Haters of ter Borcht Club. Have you gotten your badge yet?”
    James Patterson


  • #12
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “No one actually needs another person or another person's love to survive. Love is when we have irrationally convinced ourselves that we do.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere


  • #13
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that's life, isn't it?”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere


  • #14
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “The scent is sweet and meloncholy. A bit like dying, a bit like falling in love.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere


  • #15
    Gabrielle Zevin
    “As many have discovered, it is entirely possible (although not particularly desirable) to love two people with all your heart. It is entirely possible to long for two lives, to feel that one life can't come close to containing it all.”
    Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere


  • #16
    Ingrid Law
    “I suppose you can never tell right off who might have a piece of Prince Charming deep down inside.”
    Ingrid Law, Savvy


  • #17
    James Patterson
    “You looove me. (holds out arms) You love me this much.”
    James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports


  • #18
    Sarah Dessen
    “Don't think or judge, just listen.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #19
    Sarah Dessen
    “Music is a total constant. That's why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”
    Sarah Dessen, Just Listen


  • #20
    Maureen Johnson
    “She was standing in the airport of Copenhagen, staring at a doorway, trying to figure out if it was (a) a bathroom and (b) what kind of bathroom it was. The door merely said H.
    Was she an H? Was H "hers"? It could just as easily be "his". Or "Helicopter Room: Not a Bathroom at All”
    Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


  • #21
    Maureen Johnson
    “I'm Keith," he said, "and you're . . . clearly mad, but what's your name?”
    Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


  • #22
    Maureen Johnson
    “What the hell is wrong with you?" he asked.
    It was a good question.”
    Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


  • #23
    Maureen Johnson
    “Her kung fu is that powerful.”
    Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


  • #24
    Maureen Johnson
    “I like you because you were mad. And you're pretty. And pretty sane for a mad person.”
    Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


  • #25
    Maureen Johnson
    “The locker at the end of her bed had no lock, and one of the hinges was busted. She opened it up.
    There was a thing in it.
    The thing might have been a sandwich at some point, or an animal, or a human hand...but what it was now was fuzzy and putrid.
    A minute later, Ginny was down the stairs, out the door, and gone.”
    Maureen Johnson, 13 Little Blue Envelopes


  • #26
    Elizabeth Chandler
    “Fix yourself something to drink," she said. "I don't have any Mr. Pepper."
    "You mean Dr. Pepper?"
    "For the love of God!" She exploded. "People expect everything from a psychic! 'Doctor,' 'mister,' I was close enough. I didn't call it 'Mrs. Salt,' did I?”
    Elizabeth Chandler, The Back Door of Midnight




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