Quotes About Odd Thomas

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Dean Koontz
“Nothing is worse than being alone on the evening of the day when one's cow has exploded.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz
“I am sustained by the certainty that life has meaning...as does death.”
Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz
“I never knew whether I was drawn to eccentric people or if they were drawn to me.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Only once in a generation does anything as fresh as a vomiting detective come along.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz
“...and where the Ferris wheel carried its passengers high and brought them low and raised them high and brought them low again, as if it were not merely a carnival ride but also a metaphor for the basic pattern of human experience.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Being known by everyone is not the same as being loved.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“After a silence, because he knew me well, he said, "Not all wounds are the bleeding kind.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Free will," she agreed, "our greatest gift, the thing that makes life worth living, in spite of all the anguish it brings.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“All she wanted was love with respect, respect was so important to her, and I could give her that.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Dean Koontz
“I knew that suffering can purify, that it's a kind of fire that can be worth enduring, but there were degrees of it to which I chose not to subject myself.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Sympathy is a nobler feeling than pity. But if sympathy is the principal reason that one person is drawn to another, there will always be an unbridgeable chasm between friendship and genuine love.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“...Here lie your hopes and dreams, shattered and swept aside...”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Some dreams matter. Most don't. Often it can be hard to know which might be which.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“...on a subconscious level we're aware that time isn't enduring, that it is not a required condition of our existence, that there comes a point when we will have no need of it.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Money and beauty are defenses against the sorrows of this world but neither can undo the past. Only time will conquer time. The way forward is the only way back to innocence and to peace.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Dean Koontz
“Perhaps this was a day of firsts. The day one dies, of course, is a first in any life.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Small-town boy meets big-time evil.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“A part of me knew... from the moment I saw her;
her death would have been one wound too many that day.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Hours

Dean Koontz
“In time she said, "I love you, Oddie."
My voice was thick when I replied. "I love you more than life.”
"We'll be okay," she said.
"We are okay."
"We're weird and screwed-up, but we're okay," she agreed.
"If someone invented a thermometer that measured weirdness, it would melt under my tongue. But you-you're cool.”
Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz
“As I turned to leave the tent, she said, "Don't worry. Your own mother wouldn't know you."

I said, "She never has.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“It's difficult to spend time in any carnival or amusement park and not realize that a repressed fear of death may be the one emotion that is constant in the human heart even if, most of the time, it is confined to the unconscious as we go about our business. Thrill rides offer us a chance to acknowledge our ever-present dread, to release the tension that arises from repression of it, and to subtly delude ourselves with the illusion of invulnerability that surviving the Big Drop can provide.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“That I had come full circle shouldn't have surprised me, for we are born into time only to be born out of it, after living through the cycles of the seasons, under stars that turn because the world turns, born into ignorance and acquiring knowledge that ultimately reveals to us our enduring ignorance: The circle is the essential pattern of our existence.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Such grief might be to them quite delicious, a delicacy.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Her direct stare probed, as if the story of my life were written in my eyes in a few succinct lines that she could read.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“Everything barbarians do is nothing, no matter how loudly they insist it's something.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“At fifty-one, why would she choose to dispose of her house, uproot herself, and come here to be a part of your work if she didn't feel that, for the first time in her life, she was profoundly known for who she is, that she was at last cherished for who she truly is?”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“I needed a moment to understand that I'd been dreaming, that I had come awake, and another moment to remember where I had gone to bed.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“...to see the world as it is, instead of through the shadow that you cast upon it.”
Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Dean Koontz
“When I was no longer of the world, I would miss its extravagant beauty. I would miss the complex and charming layers of subterfuge by which the truth of the world's mysteries were withheld from us even as we were tantalized and enchanted by them. I would miss the kindness of good people who were compassionate when so many were pitiless, who made their way through so much corruption without being corrupted themselves, who eschewed envy in a world of envy, who eschewed greed in a world of greed, who valued truth and could not be drowned in a sea of lies, for they shone and, by the light they cast, they warmed me all my life.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Dean Koontz
“If an eighty-six-year-old woman has been clear-seeing from a young age, she will have gone through a lot of life developing an eye for snares and pitfalls, an ear for deceit, and a good nose for knavery. And by such an age, a smart woman with no delusions is one to whom courage comes far more readily than it does to those young people who don't yet know the world for what it is.”
Dean Koontz

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