Based On Real Events Quotes

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David Videcette
“To catch the bad guys, you've got to think like a bad guy - and that's why all the best detectives have a dark side...”
David Videcette, The Theseus Paradox

Sana Krasikov
“She was arriving at a revelation that the secret to living was simply forgetting”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Don't starve an instinct with a lie on,
Never hit or deceive a wounded lion.
He heals faster than you can imagine
And hurts even more when in famine.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Sana Krasikov
“Moscow appeared to her as an Asiatic sprawl of twisting streets, wooden shanties, and horse cabs. But already another Moscow was rising up through the chaos of the first. Streets built to accommodate donkey tracks have been torn open and replaced with boulevards broader than two or three Park Avenues. On the sidewalks, pedestrians were being detoured onto planks around enormous construction pits. A smell of sawdust and metal filings hung in the air”
Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov
“Our communists aren’t like your communists. In New York they’re always on the street demonstrating, but their demands are absurd. Slash rents! Free groceries and electricity for the poor! They demand that landlords open up their vacant apartments to house the unemployed. They even demand that the Communist Party distribute unemployment relief instead of the Labor Department. They might as well demand cake and champagne!”
Sana Krasikov

Kaitlyn Stone
“Never let your past define you.”
Kaitlyn Stone, Walk with Me

A.K. Kuykendall
“In God's eye I spit, hair upon thy rigid tail sharp fangs glittery wet. Earth be thy sand, the sinful be thy toy, I've been playing forever, in song no longer do I find joy. In Gods eye I fight the bad fight with a goal as sharp as an axe, to ungently place thy hands upon its omnipotent thorax.”
A.K. Kuykendall, The Possession

Sana Krasikov
“The Bolshevik leaders perched atop the Mausoleum were no easier to tell apart than chess pawns. But Florence too was certain that she could recognise the twinkling eyes of Joseph Stalin, which looked down at her each workday from the oil painting above Timofeyev’s desk”
Sana Krasikov

Monica Lim
“My mind skipped to a sunlit Saturday morning a few months ago when Noah was supposed to be revising for his exams. I caught him looking out the window instead, distracted by a roving butterfly. “Noah, you’re supposed to be studying!” I scolded.

He replied languidly, “I am! I’m studying what’s out there.”
Monica Lim, The Good, the Bad and the PSLE: Trials of an Almost Kiasu Mother

Sana Krasikov
“Who is she, after all? Not a member of the Party. Not even a Russian...What can she do, really, but watch the ginger-haired sacrificial lamb get slaughtered? One wrong move and Florence herself might be on the chopping block herself”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“Florence, listen to me carefully. He squeezed her hand. Take whatever that agent offers you. Give him what he wants, and don’t ask too many questions. Get yourself an exit visa as soon as you can. Then leave! Disappear. Forget this wretched place”
Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov
“A Red Riding Hood out of her depths in the woods of socialism”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“Sunset was just then settling over Red Square. There seemed some hidden vision to be gleaned. A message about man’s chaotic spirit and his sombre dignity. His dignity and his power. His power and his purpose. She was sure that there was some thread there, but the burden of decoding it made her feel too tired”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“My mother had been in the Soviet whirlpool for eleven years by this point. Enough time, I imagine, to unlearn the bourgeois habits of her native Brooklyn, to accustom herself to the farting and shouting of her neighbours, to doing her washing by hand in the collective tub, to keeping her dry food locked up in her wardrobe”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“From the moment Julian entered the world, Florence had begun to conceive of life as separate from the aspects of its outward circumstances. Over and over, life renewed itself. Over and over, it made itself blind to the death and destruction of the past”
Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov
“Their courtship unfolded in two settings, a Russian reality overlaid with New York memories”
Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov
“Was it an instinct towards their future life together that she was already sensing, which made her pull back? For what she was seeing suddenly, in her mind’s eye, was an image of the two of them dancing on the edge of the world, not realising that they were about to fall off”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“Only then, as she prepared to cross the avenue, did she again spot the man in the fedora hat. He was at the opposite side of the street from where he’d stood before, but the caramel color of his coat was unmistakable. He was loitering in front of what looked like a Ford V8 parked nose-up on the sidewalk. Florence adjusted her shawl over her shoulders and crossed to the opposite corner of the plaza. When she turned back to look again, he was gone”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“Florence could feel a constriction in her chest…She had been foolish enough to hope that whatever she was walking into would affect no one but herself. Now the truth was catching up with her at the speed of her galloping heartbeat…Now they had summoned her. And they knew everything”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“Florence, listen to me carefully.... Take whatever that agent offers you. Give him what he wants, and don’t ask too many questions. Get yourself an exit visa as soon as you can. Then leave! Disappear. Forget this wretched place”
Sana Krasikov, The Patriots

Sana Krasikov
“Florence imagined the Hammer and Sickle metallurgical plant to be an enormous brick factory like the ones in New York. But as she approached she saw it was in fact a small city of its own”
Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov
“Sergey described the mighty furnaces and plants rising up from the steppes. “How far we’ve come. How much work there is still to do!” She would have to see it herself one day, with her own eyes. Florence reread the last line with a turbulent flip in her stomach. Was this an invitation?”
Sana Krasikov

Sana Krasikov
“The immediate difficulty, Florence realised while riding the high rail back to Brooklyn, was how to break the news to her parents, even if she could convince them that being a chaperone to six foreign men was a legitimate occupation for a twenty-three-year-old girl. What choice did she have? A paycheck could not win a girl’s independence”
Sana Krasikov

A.K. Kuykendall
“You have absolutely no idea how close humanity came to annihilation by an extraterrestrial race. Absolutely no idea.”
A.K. Kuykendall, Imperium Heirs

A.K. Kuykendall
“Would you believe me or think of me as effrontery if I told you that 1.) the meticulously detailed wealth of notes, now being referred to as the Blue Planet Project, are actually the diary entries of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 2.) that they are records that go as far back as 1939, 3.) that when this diary first surfaced in the 1980's more than a decade after his passing, covert gatekeepers of Eisenhower's true legacy removed any pertinent Intel that would shine light on just who he was; beyond that which we've been systematically led to believe, and last but not least 4.) that he obtained this information during his time as the first and only human functionary ever to be accepted as a representative on the Council of Galaxies—an off-world body made up of countless alien species from innumerable extraterrestrial worlds that span the furthest recesses of our multifaceted macrocosm?”
A.K. Kuykendall, Imperium Heirs

A.K. Kuykendall
“Like walking into the darkness our soldier’s went, their lives like cash haphazardly spent. Vietnam was a conflict that was no more than an experiment aimed at humanity's scientific evolvement.”
A.K. Kuykendall, Imperium Heirs