Quotes About Steampunk

Quotes tagged as "steampunk" (showing 1-30 of 136)
Gail Carriger
“Steampunk is...the love child of Hot Topic and a BBC costume drama”
Gail Carriger

Cherie Priest
“OMG YOU GUYS it has come to my attention that SOMEONE on the internet is saying that my fictional 19th century zombies are NOT SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND. Naturally, I am crushed. To think, IF ONLY I’d consulted with a zombologist or two before sitting down to write, I could’ve avoided ALL THIS EMBARRASSMENT.”
Cherie Priest

George Mann
“Steampunk is...a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!”
George Mann

Dru Pagliassotti
“A clockwork heart can't replace the real thing.”
Dru Pagliassotti, Clockwork Heart

Gail Carriger
“So, did you hold back during that test?"
"Maybe a little," Sophronia admitted.
Soap grinned. "That's my girl."
Sophronia glared at him. He was getting familiar.
"You are, miss." He continued to grin.
"I'm my own girl, thank you very much.”
Gail Carriger, Curtsies & Conspiracies

Mark Hodder
“Indeed. I have often thought that when a man selects one word over another he often reveals far more of himself than he intended.”
Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

G.D. Falksen
“Many great things have been accomplished by the careful combination of keen minds and ardent spirits.”
G.D. Falksen, Blood in the Skies

G.D. Falksen
“Supervillain" means never having to say you're sorry”
G.D. Falksen

Bruce Sterling
“A dagger is the noble weapon of Brutus. Everyone understands that tyrants fall to daggers. A bomb is a sordid modern device with many complex working parts. Only engineers understand bombs”
Bruce Sterling, The Parthenopean Scalpel

Maeve Alpin
“I tell you all the time, you will never be able to replace me with a brass and steam contraption.”
Maeve Alpin, As Timeless As Stone

Bruce Sterling
“«I love both her and them. I have come to understand that she is what they are. A woman accepts a man, expecting that he will change. A man takes a woman, expecting that she will never change. They are both disappointed. Yet within this very disappointment is the primal source of all new men and all new women»”
Bruce Sterling, Different Kinds of Magic

Mark Hodder
“Here lies the body of Colonel Cornell’s. The rest of the fellow, I fancy, in hell is.”
Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

K.W. Jeter
“He turned away from me, the better to hide the exclamation of annoyance which he muttered under his breath; I caught only what seemed to be the syllable cog (perhaps a reference to my mechanical trade) and the word succour (a prayer for divine assistance?).”
K.W. Jeter, Infernal Devices

Maeve Alpin
“A priest, who came from a land far away and wed priestess Seshat, used powerful magic for Pharaoh Tutimaeus. With his invention of a horseless chariot and magic men who blew steam, the Egyptians defeated the Hyksos warriors.” He felt his mouth quirk and a deep chuckle rolled from his belly. “Well, an Egyptian priest is a quite a step up from assistant to the conservator of the Louvre.” - As Timeless As Stone”
Maeve Alpin

Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
“How dare you! What is your name? I shall make it a sin to be spoken.”
The braveness of his chuckle and grin made me step back. “Garrett. My name is Garrett and please make my name a sin to speak. Maybe that way I won’t have people like you screaming out for people like me; for people like you are so ghastly and in need of saving too many times.” Lucy to Garrett from my Steampunk YA Romance book I have started.”
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

K.W. Jeter
“Creff, my factotum, interrupted the breakfast he had brought me only a few minutes earlier and announced that a crazed Ethiope was at the door, presumably to buy a watch.”
K.W. Jeter, Infernal Devices

Maeve Alpin
“We do not need you. Do not come unless I call you.” Ricard crawled out of bed and shut the door as the steam men moved down the hall. “Dumb things.” Ricard - As Timeless As Stone”
Maeve Alpin

Gail Carriger
“After four marriages, and four deaths, she had everything in life a woman might desire: titled position, swollen coffers, the freedom to travel, and a world that accepted her because it was afraid of her.”
Gail Carriger, Poison or Protect

Gail Carriger
“Gavin tried not to stare at the lobster. He decided not to inquire further. Whatever Jack's reasoning, best to accept that crustaceans were necessary to his view of the world.”
Gail Carriger, Poison or Protect

Gwynn White
“You have a way of turning the established order on its head.” Instantly regretting that, he forced his face to relax; Lynx must not see anger in his eyes.”
Gwynn White, Rebel's Honor

Gwynn White
“Keeping his voice light, he said, “As my soon-to-be crown princess, you’re supposed to set an example, not a new trend.”
“Pity. I seem to be particularly good at starting new trends.”
Gwynn White, Rebel's Honor

Gwynn White
“It’s impossible to own a Norin, no matter how many cages you wrap around them. We will always follow our own star. The best you can do is to hope you’ve pinned your heart to the same constellation.”
Gwynn White, Rebel's Honor

Gwynn White
“Never before had he seen a woman so angry—or so seductive. It rendered him speechless. He couldn’t fight the compulsion to kiss her.
She punched him on the chin, snapping his head back.”
Gwynn White, Rebel's Honor

Ian Tregillis
“Raindrops misted the Ridderzal’s immense rosette window. Water dripped from the architectural tracery that turned the window into a stained glass cog. It streaked the colored panes of oculi and quatrefoils depicting the empire’s arms: a rosy cross surrounded by the arms of the great families all girded by the teeth of the universal cog.”
Ian Tregillis, The Mechanical

A.W. Exley
“I hate you, wardrobe. But here is what's going to happen. I will close the doors, say a magic word, open the doors, and you will present me with a suitable evening gown.
Work, dammit.”
A.W. Exley, Nefertiti's Heart

Allan Frewin Jones
“Through the haze, bulbous shapes drifted to and fro about the town. Silka guessed they were the dirigibles of which her father had sometimes spoken--great elongated bags of gas ribbed and hung with gondolas, powered by grinding engines, gouting steam, and sparks as they cruised like airborne pigs, filled with passengers and cargoes.”
Allan Frewin Jones, Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances

Gwynn White
“Struggling to control his wayward breathing, Lukan stopped at her side. “A panther. Do you purr as well as claw?”
“Only time will tell.” Lynx turned to face him.”
Gwynn White, Rebel's Honor

Gwynn White
“She looked up at her father. “I am bound so tight by oaths that I feel like a fly in a spider’s web. All I can do is use every resource I have before the spider strikes.”
Gwynn White, Rebel's Honor

Mila Gómez Mereijo
“Espero que valores mis palabras, pues serán las últimas".”
Mila Gómez Mereijo, Solsticio

Dean F. Wilson
“The Clockwork Commune were made of many things, and some of them were steamtruck wheels and landship tracks. They salvaged speed, and used it to help them salvage everything else.”
Dean F. Wilson, Worldwaker

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