Adam Parrish Quotes

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Maggie Stiefvater
“His feelings for Adam were an oil spill; he'd let them overflow and now there wasn't a damn place in the ocean that wouldn't catch fire if he dropped a match.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam smiled cheerily. Ronan would start wars and burn cities for that true smile, elastic and amiable.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“I know when I'm awake and when I'm asleep," Ronan Lynch said.
Adam Parrish, curled over himself in a pair of battered, greasy coveralls, asked, "Do you?"
"Maybe I dreamt you," he said.
"Thanks for the straight teeth, then," Adam replied.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“From the passenger seat, Ronan began to swear at Adam. It was a long, involved swear, using every forbidden word possible, often in compound-word form. As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn’t swear.
Ronan finished with, “For the love of … Parrish, take some care, this is not your mother’s 1971 Honda Civic.”
Adam lifted his head and said, “They didn’t start making the Civic until ’73.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“I guess now would be a good time to tell you," He said. "I took Chainsaw out of my dreams.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Humans were so circular; they lived the same slow cycles of joy and misery over and over, never learning. Every lesson in the universe had to be taught billions of times, and it never stuck.

Maybe it was good that the world forgot every lesson, every good and bad memory, every triumph and failure, all of it dying with each generation. Perhaps this cultural amnesia spared them all. Perhaps if they remembered everything, hope would die instead.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“You're asking me to define an abstract concept that no one has managed to explain since time began. You sort of sprang it on me," Gansey said. "Why do we breathe air? Because we love air? Because we don't want to suffocate. Why do we eat? Because we don't want to starve. How do I know I love her? Because I can sleep after I talk to her. Why?”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam had once told Gansey, "Rags to riches isn't a story anyone wants to hear until after it's done.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam was beginning to realize that he hadn't known Ronan at all. Or rather, he had known part of him and assumed it was all of him.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Making Ronan Lynch smile felt as charged as making a bargain with Cabeswater. These were not forces to play with.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“There is no good word for the opposite of lonesome.
One might be tempted to suggest togetherness or contentment , but the fact that these two other words bear definitions unrelated to each other perfectly displays why lonesome cannot be properly mirrored. It does not mean solitude, nor alone, nor lonely, although lonesome can contain all of those words in itself.
Lonesome means a state of being apart. Of being other. Alone-some.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam finally sat down on one of the pews. Laying his cheek against the smooth back of it, he looked at Ronan. Strangely enough, Ronan belonged here, too, just as he had at the Barns. This noisy, lush religion had created him just as much as his father's world of dreams; it seemed impossible for all of Ronan to exist in one person. Adam was beginning to realize that he hadn't known Ronan at all. Or rather, he had known part of him and assumed it was all of him.
The scent of Cabeswater, all trees after rain, drifted past Adam, and he realized that while he'd been looking at Ronan, Ronan had been looking at him.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Inside, they pretended they would dream, but they did not. They sprawled on the living room sofa and Adam studied the tattoo that covered Ronan's back: all the sharp edges that hooked wondrously and fearfully into each other.
'Unguibus et rostro,' Adam said.
Ronan put Adam's fingers to his mouth.
He was never sleeping again.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Where do you live?"
Adam's mouth was very set. "A place made for leaving"
"That's not really an answer."
"It's not really a place.”
Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater
“He left bloody fingerprints on the rock, but there was something satisfying about that.
I was here. I exist. I’m alive, because I bleed.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“It should have been impossible. No one should have been able to dream any of these thing, much less all of them. But Adam had seen what Ronan could do. He'd read the dreamt will and ridden in the dreamt Camaro and been terrified by the dreamt night terror.
It was possible that there were two gods in this church.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Are you going to lock your shitbox?"
Adam said, "No point. Hooligans got in anyway."
The hooligan in question smiled thinly.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“The ocean burned.
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“What an impossible and miraculous and hideous thing this was. An ugly plan hatched by an ugly boy now dreamt into ugly life. From dream to reality. How appropiate it was that Ronan, left to his own devices, manifested beautiful cars and beautiful birds and tenderhearted brothers, while Adam, when given the power, manifested a filthy string of perverse murders.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam retreated to sit beside Mary as Ronan stretched out on the pew, rubbing out the dingy plan with the legs of his jeans. Something about his stillness on the pew and the funereal quality of the light reminded Adam of the effigy of Glendower they'd seen at the tomb. A king, sleeping. Adam couldn't imagine, though, the strange, wild kingdom that Ronan might rule.
"Stop watching me," Ronan said, though his eyes were closed.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“The choice was death or hurting Adam, which wasn’t much of a choice at all.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“I know you are not the same as him, Adam said. But in my head, everything is always so tangled. I am such a damaged thing.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
How arrogant we are, Adam thought, to deliver babies who can't walk or talk or feed themselves. How sure we are that nothing will destroy them before they can take care of themselves. How fragile they were, how easily abandoned and neglected and beaten and hated. Prey animals were born afraid.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Light, or something like light, reflected off it onto Ronan's chin and cheeks, rendering him stark and handsome and terrifying and someone else. Then he blew on it. His breath passed through the word, the mirror, the unwritten line.
Adam heard a whisper in his ear. Something moved and stirred inside him. Ronan's eyelashes fluttered darkly.
What are we doing -”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam had seen many of Ronan's dreams made real by now, and he knew how savage and lovely and terrifying and whimsical they could be. But this girl was the most Ronan of any of them that he's seen. What a frightened monster she was.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Above him, the stars were brutal and clear.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam didn't look at him when he said, finally, "It doesn't matter how you say it. It's what you wanted, in the end. All your things in one place, all under your roof. Everything you own right where you can see...”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Why are we here?" he asked.
"Wrong devil," Adam replied quietly.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Adam was beginning to realize he hadn't known Ronan at all. Or rather, he had known part of him and assumed it was all of him. The scent of Cabeswater, all trees after rain, drifted past Adam, and he realized that while he'd been looking at Ronan, Ronan had been looking at him.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“He couldn't remember the last time someone had touched him, and it was strangely grounding.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

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