Animorphs Quotes

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Katherine Applegate
“You do not know me, but I am a juvenile delinquent. I do not trust authority figures, I probably will not graduate from high school, and statistics say my present rowdiness and vandalism will likely lead to more serious crimes. I am a dangerous fellow, and I am causing mayhem in this store. [...] There. I have now shamelessly destroyed the symmetry of this shelf, undoing hours of labor by underpaid store employees. If you could see me, you would be frightened.”
Katherine Applegate, The Diversion

Katherine Applegate
“But mostly, I remembered what I’ve always believed. What my mom taught me. That while some things are just plain awful, most things in life can be seen either tragic or comic. And it’s your choice. Is life a big, long, tiresome slog from sadness to regret to guilt to resentment to self-pity? Or is life weird, outrageous, bizarre, ironic, and just stupid?
Gotta go with stupid.
It’s not the easy way out. Self-pity is the easiest thing in the world. Finding the humor, the irony, the slight justification for a skewed, skeptical optimism, that’s tough.”
Katherine Applegate, The Proposal

Katherine Applegate
“Give me liberty or give me death.' A human named Patrick Henry said that. I wonder if the Yeerks knew before they came to conquer Earth that humans said things like that. I wonder if the Yeerks knew what they were getting into." -Aximili Esgarrouth Isthill”
Katherine Alice Applegate, The Alien

Katherine Applegate
“Humans. Violent but peace-loving. Passionate but cerebral. Humane but cruel. Impulsive but calculating. Generous but selfish. Humans. Altogether a contradictory and deeply flawed species. And yet...And yet, somehow I knew that they represented the best hope of the galaxy. Perhaps the only hope.”
katherine applegate, The Sacrifice

Katherine Applegate
“Oh, it's just a trash can. Chill out." (Marco) BAM! BAM! BAM! "Okay, so it's four trash cans," (Marco) " BAM! BAM! BAM! "Do you hate trash cans? Is that your problem? Do you just HATE TRASH CANS?!!" (Jake)”
Katherine Applegate

Katherine Applegate
“Full emergency power to the engines. Ram the Blade ship.”
Katherine Alice Applegate, The Beginning

Katherine Applegate
“I was Jake's insurance policy. He thought maybe he wouldn't have to use me. He hoped, anyway. But down deep he knew, and I knew, and we both hid the truth from the others because Cassie couldn't let Jake make that decision, and Tobias couldn't let me, and those two, by loving us, would have screwed everything up. It was a war, after all. A war we had to win.”
Katherine Alice Applegate, The Beginning

Katherine Applegate
“I laughed. 'You almighty Andalites. There is no limit to your arrogance, is there? Well, let me tell you something: we may be simple people. But we don't use biology to invent monsters. And we don't enslave other species. And we don't unleash a plague of parasites on the galaxy, endangering every other free species, and then go swaggering around like the lords of the universe. No, we're too simple for that. We're too stupid to lie and manipulate. We're too stupid to be ruthless. We're too stupid to know how to build powerful weapons designed to annihilate our enemies. Until you came, Andalite, we were too stupid to know how to kill.' -Dak Hamee”
Katherine Alice Applegate, The Hork-Bajir Chronicles

Katherine Applegate
“I felt exalted.
It was my moment. This was my place and my
time and my own perfection.
I was no longer afraid. Weird. If I'd had a
mouth I'd have smiled.
I said.
No one moved.
I asked.
No answer.
I said, almost laughing.”
Katherine Alice Applegate

“I felt my throat tighten and constrict. My hearts ached with a pain I could not describe. I wondered if I were dying. I felt not sadness. I felt pity. For myself. For us all. We were children no longer. And we never would be again.”
K. A. Applegate

“The monsters in our valley were destroyed that day. Only a very few survived. But that was all right, because we didn't need monsters anymore. We had become them.”
K.A. Applegate

“Love is pretty important. It's like wearing a suit of armor. It makes you strong.”
K.A. Applegate, The Visitor

“Elfangor laughed in my mind. "Victory without sacrifice? You know better than that."
"You don't have to give up your principles to win. Isn't there always an alternative to sacrifice if you just keep your mind clear, and step back, and see it, and..."
"You know better than that.”
K. A. Applegate

Katherine Applegate
“ Marco said. ”
Katherine Applegate, The Encounter

“I don't hate anybody," Tobias said calmly. "It's strange, but right now, I don't even hate the Yeerks. It's like, they're trying to survive. And we're trying to survive. I'm not really sure why it has to be an either-or thing.”
K. A. Applegate

“Hork-Bajir and Taxxons poured from the Blade ship, spreading out around the area like well-trained Marines.”
K.A. Applegate, The Invasion

“Why wouldn't I be ready to have a hawk hand me a mouse? Just your normal kind of thing to deal with.”
K.A. Applegate, The Visitor

“Compared to a cat, the best gymnast who ever lived is like a big staggering cow or something.”
K.A. Applegate, The Visitor

“Humans didn't have a great record of getting along with people different from themselves. Humans killed one another over skin color or eye shape or because they pray differently to the same god. Hard to imagine humans welcoming 7ft tall goblins into the local Boy Scout Troop when they couldn't even manage to tolerate some gay kid.”
K. A. Applegate

Katherine Applegate
“She started to morph. I'd seen three others do it now, so it wasn't a surprise to me. But it was still horrifying to watch a friend, someone you cared about, twist and deform and mutate before your eyes.”
Katherine Applegate, The Encounter

“Rachel ran over, grabbed Marco by the shoulders, and gave him a good hard shake. "Come on, you big baby, say it - free or dead!"
"Yeah, yeah, free or dead," Marco said. Then he laughed. "Rachel, you do know you're insane, right?"
"Yes, but she's a Packard Foundation Outstanding Student who's insane," Cassie chimed in.
"I'm sure the Yeerks will be impressed," Marco said.”
K.A. Applegate, The Change

“I was busy watching my taped reruns of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," Marco said, giving Rachel a sly look. "Last night, it was the one where it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.”
K.A. Applegate, The Message



There was a moment of expectant silence.

Then Marco said,

she said. And then, in true Rachel style, she yelled,

Marco said. ”
K.A. Applegate, The Pretender

“There was a moment of expectant silence.

Then Marco said,

she said. And then, in true Rachel style, she yelled,

Marco said. ”
K.A. Applegate

“We have to take that weapon and blow it up. Quiet and fast. We want to be in there before anyone has a chance to react.”

There was a moment of expectant silence. Then Marco said, “Rachel! What's keeping you?”

“Oh, I forgot,” she said. And then, in true Rachel style, she yelled, “Let's do it!”

“Thank you,” Marco said. “We can't run off on another idiot suicide mission without the blessings of the always insane Xena, Warrior Princess.”
K.A. Applegate, The Pretender

“I was shaking and scared by the time I reached the office. It wasn't so much for me. I guess at some level I didn't care all that much if I lived or died right then. I just worried about blowing it somehow. For the others. For my friends.

I guess it's true what they always say about combat soldiers. They may start out fighting for their country, but they end up fighting for the guy next to them in the foxhole.

I didn't so much care about the fate of the human race at that moment. I wasn't human. I was a hawk. But I cared about Jake, and Cassie, and Marco, and Ax-man, and Rachel.

Always Rachel.”
K.A. Applegate, The Pretender

“The Yeerks must not be allowed to think that they can use hostages against us."

"Aren't you kind of missing the point?" Cassie said quietly. "I thought the point was to save Bek."

"No," Toby said. "The point is to defeat the Yeerks. We must be strong. Once we free a Hork-Bajir, he must never be taken again."

"Do you think the Yeerks will respect you? They won't. They'll come after you harder," Cassie pointed out.

Toby nodded. "That is true. But the Hork-Bajir will respect themselves. A fool is strong so that others will see. A wise person is strong for himself. The Hork-Bajir will be strong for the Hork-Bajir. That way, when the Yeerks are all gone, we will still be strong.”
K.A. Applegate, The Pretender

“We were supposed to be relaxed, not thinking it could be a trap.

But I'll tell you something. If Visser Three thought for certain that he could catch the "Andalite Bandits," as he thought of us, he wouldn't let the public get in his way. He wouldn't need to send in the Hork-Bajir. He could machine-gun the place using human-Controllers.

That would have made the news, but no one would have thought it was all that strange. I guess that says something about the condition of the human race, with or without aliens.”
K.A. Applegate, The Solution

“I was going to have to hunt him down.

I was going to hunt him down and destroy him.

No, not destroy. That was a weasel word. It was vague, meaningless. I was going to kill him.”
K.A. Applegate, The Solution

M.D. Spenser
“We cannot create peace by building weapons of war. We cannot save lives by designing things that kill. And we cannot keep democracy alive if government lies to the voters, the people who run the country”
M.D. Spenser, Air Morph One: Ready for Takeoff

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