Ball Quotes

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Marissa Meyer
“Kai cleared his throat. Stood straighter. "I assume you are going to the ball?"
"I-I don't know. I mean, no. No, I'm sorry, I'm not going to the ball."
Kai drew back, confused. "Oh well... but... maybe you would change your mind? Because I am, you know."
"The prince."
"Not bragging," he said quickly. "Just a fact.”
Marissa Meyer, Cinder

Sarah J. Maas
“What's your name?" he asked above the roar of the music.

She leaned close. "My name is Wind," she whispered. "And Rain. And Bone and Dust. My name is a snippet of a half-remembered song."

He chuckled a low, delightful sound. She was drunk and silly, and so full of the glory of being young and alive and in the capital of the world that she could hardly contain herself.

"I have no name," she purred. "I am whoever the keepers of my fate tell me to be."

He grasped her by her wrist, running a thumb along the sensitive sknin underneath. "Then let me call you Mine for a dance or two.”
Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin and the Underworld

Sarah J. Maas
“He grasped her by the wrist , running a thumb along the sensitive skin underneath. "Then let me call you Mine for a dance or two"

She grinned but someone was suddenly between them, a tall, powerfully built person. Sam. He ripped the stranger's hand off of her wrist. "She's spoken for," he growled, all too close to the young man's maked face. The stranger's friend was behind him in an instant, his bronze eyes fixed on Sam.

Celaena grabbed Sam's elbow. "Enough," she warned him.

The masked stranger looked Sam up and down, then held up his hands. "My mistake," he said, but winked at Celaena before disappeared into the crowd, his armed friend close behind.

Celaena whirled to face Sam. "What in hell was that for?"

"You're drunk," he told her, so close her chest brushed his, "And he knew it, too."

"So?" Even as she said it, someone dancing wildly crashed into her and set her reeling. Sam caught her around the waist, his hands firm on her as he kept her from falling to the ground.

"You'll thank me in the morning."

"Just because we're working together doesn't mean I'm suddenly incapable of handling myself." His hands were still on her waist.

"Let me take you home.”
Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin and the Underworld

J.K. Rowling
“This is mad,” said Ron. “We’re the only ones left who haven’t got anyone — well, except Neville. Hey — guess who he asked? Hermione!”
What?” said Harry, completely distracted by this startling news.
“Yeah, I know!” said Ron, some of the color coming back into his face as he started to laugh. “He told me after Potions! Said she’s always been really nice, helping him out with work and stuff — but she told him she was already going with someone. Ha! As if! She just didn’t want to go with Neville...I mean, who would?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Lady Gaga
“The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.”
Lady Gaga

“Rumours should be juicy and gossips must be mouth-watering, since they have to uplift and make people feel better. Tittle-tattle can have a swift ripple effect and when the ball is rolling very fast, it kick-starts a flood of moral destruction. “Schadenfreude” can, then, be fully enjoyed. (“Juicy rumours”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Brandon Sanderson
“Suddenly, Vin grew pale. Elend paused, glancing at her, sensing that something was wrong. Not with what he'd said, something else. What is it? Assassins? Mist spirits? Koloss?


"I just realized something," Vin said, looking at him with those intense eyes of hers. "I can't go to a ball—I didn't bring a gown!”
Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages

Henryk Sienkiewicz
“It is not Atlas who carries the world on his shoulders, but woman; and sometimes she plays with it as with a ball.”
Henryk Sienkjewicz

Amit Ray
“Champions never sleep, the eternal spirit keep them alert and awake.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Douglas Adams
“The bowler approached the wicket at a lope, a trot, and then a run. He suddenly exploded in a flurry of arms and legs, out of which flew a ball.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Georgette Heyer
“Wretch! I shan’t allow you to take a rise out of me! I want to talk to you about Jane!”
“Who the devil is—Oh, yes, I know! One of your girls!”
“My eldest daughter, and, let me remind you, your niece, Alverstoke!”
“Unjust, Louisa, I needed no reminder!”
“I am bringing the dear child out this season,”[...]
“You’ll have to do something about her freckles—if she’s the one I think she is,” he interrupted. “Have you tried citron-water?”
“I didn’t invite you to come here to discuss Jane’s appearance!” she snapped.
“Well, why did you invite me?”
“To ask you to hold a ball in her honour—at Alverstoke House!” she disclosed, rushing her fence.
“To do what?”
Georgette Heyer, Frederica
tags: ball, niece

Mary E. Pearson
“The information. Every bit that of information that was ever in your brain. But the information is not the mind Jenna. That we've never accomplished before. What we've done with you is groundbreaking. We cracked the code. The mind is an energy that the brain produces. Think of a glass ball twirling on your fingertip. If it falls, it shatters into a million pieces. All the parts of a ball are still there, but it will never twirl with that force on your fingertip again. The brain is the same way.”
Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox

Patrick O'Brian
“And although in many cases these unions proved happy enough, sailors being excellent husbands, often away and handy about the house when ashore, it did make for a curious gathering when the spouses were invited to a ball.”
Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate

Amit Ray
“You don't need to play every ball but every ball needs your judgement.”
Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

Douglas Adams
“He suddenly exploded in a flurry of arms and legs, out of which flew a ball.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

“When a ball dreams, it dreams it's a frisbee.”
Stancil Johnson

J.K. Rowling
“Want to come to the ball with me?" Fred Weasley”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Blaise Pascal
“Men spend their time in following a ball or a hare; it is the pleasure even of kings.”
Blaise Pascal, Pensées

“There are only a few things that are more entertaining than watching a cat trying to run across a freshly waxed wood floor after a ball.”
David C Holley, Write like no one is reading

Suman Pokhrel
“Playing ball of wind
reaching the other end of The Road Not Taken
may I call in Robert Frost by holding hands
and request Ginsberg to recite Howl
facing the world.”
Suman Pokhrel

Sarah J. Maas
“You certainly have a lot of stamina," she said. When had they last spoken? It could have been ten minutes or an hour ago. The masked faces around them blurred together.

"While some parents hit their children, mine also punished me with dancing lessons."

"Then you must have been a very naughty boy." She glanced around the ball, as if she were looking for something--or someone.

"You're gracious with your compliments tonight.”
Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

Apollo Blake
“A ball of fire rolled through my stomach, catching on the wings of the butterflies darting around in there and setting them up in a blaze. I bristled as Carter’s grin brushed mine, lips just barely touching.

Any closer and we’d be kissing for real, plunging straight off this knife edge we balanced on.”
Apollo Blake, Storm of Masks

Sarah E. Morin
“The day of the ball came at last, and with it the tedious and delightful rituals of femininity.”
Sarah E. Morin

“One cannot make a memorable catch without reaching out to catch the ball.”
Jeffrey G. Duarte

Paul Ritchey
“Balls is good, dude. Balls is just - it's straight up. You know what you're getting with balls. Death is what you're getting.”
Paul Ritchey

Fredrik Backman
“Britt-Marie moves out of the way as if the ball was trying to spit at her.”
Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie Was Here

John Grisham
“Men, we don't deserve respect. Yet. Respect is out there on the floor, just waiting for us to go get it.”
John Grisham, Sooley

Caroline George
“The night seemed varnished with a golden sheen. Carriages rounded the manor's drive, their horses pounding gravel as if to applaud the parade. One by one, gentry clothed in satin and velvet emerged from their boxes. They bid adieu to their drivers and flocked to the main house, glittering like jewels in the torchlight.”
Caroline George, Dearest Josephine

Leo Tolstoy
“Next week, and a splendid ball. One of those balls where one always enjoys oneself.
Why, are there balls where one always enjoys oneself? Anna said, with tender irony.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Elizabeth Lim
“The violins seemed to swoon with her every step, or maybe she was simply happy.”
Elizabeth Lim, So This is Love

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