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“NOOOO!" On the screen, a woman's eyes bugged almost out of her head, and I tried not to scream.
Tried not to scream in exasperation, I mean. The serial killer was right in front of her, wide open! Clearly, instead of weeping like a moron, she could be lunging forward and administering a swift uppercut to the chin. Then this entire pointless ordeal would be over with, and I could go home.”
James Patterson, Nevermore
“Iggy nodded. “I’m bummed we couldn’t use Big Boy,” he said. “But I don’t want to waste it. We have to actually see them first. I mean, you do.”
“Maybe tomorrow,” the Gasman said encouragingly. “We’ll go see what havoc we’ve wreaked.”
“Wrought.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
“She had a lot of hugs to give, but not enough people to give them to.”
James Patterson, Sundays at Tiffany's
tags: hugs
“Your mind creates your reality. If you expect nothing, you open up the universe to give you options. If you expect the worst, you usually get it.”
James Patterson, Max
“There you have it: our lives in a nutshell. Emphasis on nut.
But if the above whipped your mind into a frenzy, here's something even more interesting: Fang started a blog. Not that he's self-absorbed or trendy or anything. Nope, not him.”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
“When its true, when it's right, love can give you the kind of joy that you can't get from any other experience.”
James Patterson, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
“When your own romantic life is falling apart, everyone else's looks fabulous.”
James Patterson
“What are you doing in there, waxing your mustache?” Iggy yelled, pounding on the bathroom door.
I yanked the door open and pushed him backward hard, making him stagger. “I don’t have a mustache, you idiot!” Iggy giggled and put his arms up to protect himself in case I punched him. “And you know what?” I added. “You don’t have one either. Well, maybe in a couple years. You can always hope.”
I left him in the hallway, anxiously fingering his upper lip.”
James Patterson, The Final Warning
“Fair isn't fair, Dean. Like I'm supposed to help you because fair is fair? Try I need you to help me so I wont rip out your spine and beat you with it. I might respond to that, maybe.”
James Patterson, School's Out—Forever
“The act of laughing releases some nice chemical into your brain, you feel good and it's free.”
James Patterson, Sam's Letters to Jennifer
“They aren't the brightest crayons in the box
-Max(saving the world and other extreme sports)”
James Patterson
“What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and world destruction?”
James Patterson, Angel
“An unbearable smug look came over his usually impassive face."Uh-huh. You just keep telling youself that. You looove me."
I took a swing at him, but he jumped back nimbly, and all I did was jar my left arm, making it hurt.
He laughed at me, then pointed at the woods ouside the window."Pick a tree. I'll go carve our initials in it.”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
tags: fang
“What kind of thoughtless creep would burn a book?”
James Patterson
“And now I was trying to brush my hair,you know,when I thought about it,and looking at myself in mirrors,wondering if I was pretty.Pretty! A year ago,when my haair got in my eyes I hacked it off with a knife.The only thing important about my clothes was whether they were to stiff to move fast in battle. And Fang had been my best friend and an excellent fighter.”
James Patterson
“We'll all go out together when we go.
Yes, we'll all go out together when we go.
Oh, how the world will die
From great fire in the sky.
Yes, we'll all go out together when we go."
(Total) Call me old fashioned but I'll take 'She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain' any day.”
James Patterson, Angel
“I won’t lie to you—it was hilarious. Yes, we were in trouble, yes, this was a disaster, and so one and so forth, but I have to say, seeing those upturned faces, the looks, was bout the best thing that happened to us since we’d come to New York.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
“guess they forgot to program us with any respect for authority."

"well, I have a highly developed sense of irony.”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
“While carefully synchronizing our wings-they almost touched-Fang leaned in,gently put one hand behind my neck and kissed me.It was just about close to heaven i'll ever get,I guess.I closed my eyes,lost in the feeling of flying and kissing and being with the one person in the world I completely ,utterly trusted.”
James Patterson
“Sometimes a happy delusion is better than grim reality.”
James Patterson
“When I write I pretend I'm telling a story to someone in the room and I don't want them to get up until I'm finished.”
James Patterson
“Plus her mom was so awesome. She was strict about some things—don’t leave your socks lying around—but so not strict about other things, like calling the cops about my bullet wound.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
“Then I went to bed and cried into my pillow. I wasn't sad, not at all. It was just so beautiful to have an intense feeling and the right words at the same time.

What are we but our stories?”
James Patterson, Sam's Letters to Jennifer
“Congratulations. The fact that you're reading this means you've taken one giant step closer to surviving until your next birthday.”
James Patterson, The Angel Experiment
“What are you guys doing? If you anted me to take a shower, all you had to do was pay me ten bucks, like you usually do”
James Patterson, Angel
tags: iggy
“You're just here for the ride. For the incredible, indescribable Maximum Ride.
--Max's Voice”
James Patterson
“Oh, look, the lights are so pretty,” I said dreamily, having just noticed
them.
I smiled at the way the lights were dancing overhead, pink and yellow and
blue. I felt some pressure on my arm and thought, I should look over and see
what’s going on, but then the thought was gone, sliding away like Jell-O off a
hot car hood.
“Fang?”
“Yeah. I’m here.”
I struggled to focus on him. “I’m so glad you’re here.”
“Yeah, I got that.”
“I don’t know what I’d do without you.” I peered up at him, trying to see
past the too-bright lights.
“You’d be fine,” he muttered.
“No,” I said, suddenly struck by how unfine I would be. “I would be totally
unfine. Totally.” It seemed very urgent that he understand this.
Again I felt some tugging on my arm, and I really wondered what that was
about. Was Ella’s mom going to start this procedure any time soon?
“It’s okay. Just relax.” He sounded stiff and nervous. “Just...relax. Don’t
try to talk.”
“I don’t want my chip anymore,” I explained groggily, then frowned.
“Actually, I never wanted that chip.”
“Okay,” said Fang. “We’re taking it out.”
“I just want you to hold my hand.”
“I am holding your hand.”
“Oh. I knew that.” I drifted off for a few minutes, barely aware of
anything, but feeling Fang’s hand still in mine.
“Do you have a La-Z-Boy somewhere?” I roused myself to ask, every word an
effort.
“Um, no,” said Ella’s voice, somewhere behind my head.
“I think I would like a La-Z-Boy,” I mused, letting my eyes drift shut
again. “Fang, don’t go anywhere.”
“I won’t. I’m here.”
“Okay. I need you here. Don’t leave me.”
“I won’t.”
“Fang, Fang, Fang,” I murmured, overwhelmed with emotion. “I love you. I
love you sooo much.” I tried to hold out my arms to show how much, but I
couldn’t move them.
“Oh, jeez,” Fang said, sounding strangled.”
James Patterson, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
“How could you stop loving me?”
James Patterson, Angel
“We want Max to... breed. To produce heirs. Who will govern the world after she dies."
Dead silence for quite some time. We all stared at Dr. Hans, our jaws dropped to various levels. Our lives had reached a new low of inhumanity.
My face flushed. Part of me had assumed, hoped, that if Fang and I lived long enough, we would get married. Maybe have a little flock of our own. But i really hadn't planned it all out. And he was gone now, anyway. How could I possibly ever find someone...
My eyes scanned Dylan's face, I saw his discomfort.
"Oh, no," I said in horror.
"Yes," Angel confirmed. "Freaking unbelievable.”
James Patterson, Angel
“Angel screeched with fury and despair to the empty walls around her. "I'm human, do you hear me? It hurts!”
James Patterson, Nevermore


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