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Quotes About Mermaids

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Anaïs Nin
“I must be a mermaid, Rango. I have no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living.”
Anaïs Nin

Cassandra Clare
“So it's true what they say about warlocks, then?"
Alec gave him a very unpleasant look. "What's true?"
"Alexander," said Magnus coldly, and Clary met Simon's eyes across the table. Hers were wide, green, and full of an expression that said Uh-oh. "You can't be rude to everyone who talks to me."
Alec made a wide, sweeping gesture. "And why not? Cramping your style, am I? I mean, maybe you were hoping to flirt with werewolf boy here. He's pretty attractive, if you like the messy-haired, broad-shouldered, chiseled-good-looks type."
"Hey, now," said Jordan mildly.
Magnus put his head in his hands.
"Or there are plenty of pretty girls here, since apparently your taste goes both ways, Is there anything you aren't into?"
"Mermaids," said Magnus into his fingers. "They always smell like seaweed."
"It's not funny," Alec said savagely, and kicking back his chair, he got up from the table and stalked off into the crowd.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

“Darwin may have been quite correct in his theory that man descended from the apes of the forest, but surely woman rose from the frothy sea, as resplendent as Aphrodite on her scalloped chariot.”
Margot Datz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids

T.S. Eliot
“I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.

We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.”
T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Tera Lynn Childs
“How do you always know just what to say?" I ask.
His laugh rumbles through me. "Practice, I guess."
I pull back and give him a quizzical look.
"I spent three years imagining what I would say to you if you were mine," he says, tugging me close.
"I should hope I know what to say now that I've got you.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

C. JoyBell C.
“I am a siren, and for my adoration of mankind, have been caught in fishing nets one time too many. And in those fishing nets I have learned too many unfavorable things about human intentions and the lack of trust and goodwill; I'm not going to allow myself to be caught, anymore. Sirens do well at singing the sirens' song and dragging vile people to their deaths, and for good reason!”
C. JoyBell C.

Tera Lynn Childs
“You're watching me, princess." His soft lips spread into an appreciative smile.
"People might get the wrong idea."
"What, that I actually like you now?" I tease.
He shakes his head and leans toward me. "No, that you're trying to see past me to get an eyeful of Benson."

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I shift my gaze to the board and fix an innocent look on my face.
"What makes you think that's the WRONG idea?"
Quince leans even closer and says, "Because you came back for me.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tera Lynn Childs
“Are you going to distract me by playing footsie?"
"Absolutely, princess," he says with a wink.
"Then I won't remember a thing."
"It's a samurai training technique," he teases, spinning the test prep book toward him. "I distract you as much as possible right now." He slides the book into his lap. "And you'll learn how to test through anything.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tera Lynn Childs
“You'll do fine."
"What, you're psychic now?"
"Didn't you know?" he asks seriously. "Must be an aftereffect of the bond.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tera Lynn Childs
“Pleased to meet you," Tellin says, shaking me out of my reverie. "Lily told me much about you last weekend."
"Funny." Quince throws me a questioning glance. "She didn't mention you at all.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Tracy  Lane
“My heart pounded against my chest, competing with the deafening absence of sound in the air. I'd never known silence like this.”
Tracy Lane, The Call of the Deep

Tera Lynn Childs
“You'll get in," Quince assures me, proving once again that he can read my mind, even without a magical bond. "And if you don't," he adds, slinging an arm around my shoulders, "you can always take over for me at the lumberyard."
"Ha ha," I reply, sending a sharp elbow into his ribs.
"Lighten up, princess.”
Tera Lynn Childs, Fins Are Forever

Robert Woolcott
“All I am saying, is there is evidence, biological and genetic, that the existence of mermaids is possible, if not probable. Over time, evolution can be revolutionary, I like to say.” -Professor Nathaniel Hand”
Robert Woolcott, The Mermaid Coast

Tula Neal
“What kind of woman was she anyway to give herself to a man just because of some mangroves and a few birds?”
Tula Neal, Mermaids Mission

Tracy  Lane
“Mat, on the other hand, seemed to have unlimited faith in me. Maybe he'd lend me some if I asked nicely.”
Tracy Lane, The Call of the Deep

Marilena Mexi
“In your life, right here and now, things like mermaids, fairies, witches and monsters are nothing but fairytales told to your grandchildren and stories you heard from your own grandparents as children. They exist only in your imagination. Did you ever think that there is a chance all this was once real, that it all existed? Perhaps yes, but you would then consider such thoughts irrational, that even if you were to believe it and try telling someone they would think you for mad. In my world those creatures are real – I’m real, and I am here to tell you of a story that happened in eons past in the majestic island of Aster." - Queen of Merfolk Asteria - Ninemia”
Marilena Mexi

Elizabeth Fama
“You're not a dork, you're adorkable.”
Elizabeth Fama, Monstrous Beauty

Dave Barry
“There were letters on the bottom, letters he'd seen before, on the ship that had carried him from London, the ship that had broken up on the reef that guarded the island. The letters said: NEVER LAND.

Peter looked at it. And then he looked around him--at the lagoon; at the rock where the mermaids (Mermaids!) lounged; at the palm-fringed beach; at the tinkling fairy flitting over his head; at his new friends the Mollusks; at the jungle-covered, pirate-infested mountains looming over it all.

Then he looked at the board again, and he laughed out loud.

'That's exactly where I am,' he said.”
Dave Barry, Peter and the Starcatchers

Betsy Cornwell
“It's the colors that will make you stray. They sing to you, the not-blue and the searing light, and no matter how tightly you tie yourself to the inbetween, eventually you will break free.
No one swims only in the shallow water.”
Betsy Cornwell, Tides

Robert Woolcott
“...either I’m losing my mind, or I saw mermaids." --Alec Costner, The Mermaid Coast”
Robert Woolcott, The Mermaid Coast

Khalia Hades
“I do love you. I love you enough to accept who you are. Why can’t I received the same feeling in return?”
-Ariel”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

Khalia Hades
“Ariel: “Eric!”
Eric: “Do not sing me back to shore! Not until you are standing on two feet!”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

Emm Cole
“No. Your thoughts are what make you. But your body isn't a meaningless thing either. Call me strange, but I think only the person you love the most should see you like that. And not here--in an ugly, dirty place--when you haven't even thought about it.”
Emm Cole, Keeping Merminia

“...a soft inward look some into his eyes, as if he was amazed to find himself alive on such a beautiful day.”
Sarah Porter, Lost Voices

Khalia Hades
“She probably fell asleep and was washed away by the tortoise waves!”
-Arista”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

Khalia Hades
“How charming. The king and his little princess knocking on my covens door.” Ursula sighed dramatically. “What do you insolent merfolks want with me now? I swear I haven’t eaten any of your children.”
-Ursula”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

Khalia Hades
“Running her fingers on the scales, she sighs. “I wonder what its like to be a human?”
“Why won’t you just go and find out?” the question startled her. She whirled around to come face to face with her evil aunt; Ursula.”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

“He gave a sudden shake as if he couldn't stand to feel his life still holding on to him.”
Sarah Porter, Lost Voices

Elizabeth Fama
“It was a woman--as pale and luminescent as a ghost, with swirling white hair. Ezra startled, dropping his pencil into the water. Her face snapped toward him. Her eyes were too large, clear green, and had horizontal, slit-shaped pupils, reminiscent of an octopus.”
Elizabeth Fama, Monstrous Beauty

Khalia Hades
“Father, what are you to do now?”
Triton’s sneer grew scarier. “She broke the law.” turning away from the terrified faces of his daughters. “She must die.”
Khalia Hades, Ariel's Demise

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