Beautiful Writing Quotes

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Tahereh Mafi
“I’m not sure. But there’s something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say things we’d never say in the light.”
Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me

Jamie McGuire
“I wasn't sure what I'd done to deserve such a wonderful gift, and I wasn't sure if it was insolent, but I thanked God for fallen angels.”
Jamie McGuire, Providence

Marie Rutkoski
“His dear face, dear to her, dearer still. how could she love his face more for its damage? What kind of person saw someone's suffering and felt her heart crack open even wider, even more sweetly than before?
There was something wrong with her. It was wrong to want to touch a scar and call it beautiful.”
Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Crime

Kat Howard
“Becoming hurts.”
Kat Howard

Penelope Douglas
“Sometimes I wore smiles but didn’t feel them. Sometimes I felt them and didn’t wear them. I didn’t want her to know how much I craved this. I bit my bottom lip.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

Mariko Tamaki
“I had a dream I put my hands inside my chest and held my heart to try to keep it still.”
Mariko Tamaki, Skim

Sarah Dessen
“All we had was her room, her stories, and the quiet that settled in as we tried in vain to spread ourselves out and fill the space she'd left behind.”
Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

Penelope Douglas
“Sometimes I wondered if the angels talked to get me to behave or to entice the devil to come out to play.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

Isaac Marion
“I erupt from the dark, crushing tunnel into a flash of light and noise. A new kind of air surrounds me, dry and cold, as they wipe the last smears of home off my skin. I feel a sharp pain as they snip something, and suddenly I am less. I am no one but myself, tiny and feeble and utterly alone. I am lifted and swungthrough great heights across yawning distances, and given to Her. She wraps around me, so much bigger and softer than I ever imagined from inside,and I strain my eyes open. I see Her. She is immense, cosmic. She is the world. The world smiles down on me, and when She speaks it’s the voice of God, vast and resonant with meaning, but words unknowable, ringing gibberish in my blank white mind.”
Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

Penelope Douglas
“But that was two years ago. She wasn’t sexy to me anymore. Now she was lethal.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

Penelope Douglas
“He was here. We were alone. We were angry. Déjà vu.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

Tahereh Mafi
“I love the sight of his naked body.
especially in these quiet, vulnerable moments. These brackets of time stapled between dreams and reality are my favorite. There's a sweetness in this hesitant consciousness - a careful, gentle return of form of function, I've found I love these minutes most for the delicate way in which they unfold. It's tender.
Slow motion.
Time tying its shoes.”
Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me

Penelope Douglas
“He was soft and slow, gentle and attentive. Possessive.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

John Burnside
“All you have to do is choose the right day, the right weather, and you come upon a hidden place in the morning light where time stopped long before you were born”
John Burnside, A Summer of Drowning

Jessica Verday
“Every things fuzzy now,but I try to stay awake long enough to tell him one more thing.
"glad you . . .see. . .my colors caspian."
" me too abbey," he said softly. "sweet dreams.”
Jessica Verday, The Haunted

Brian Morton
“The river was so blue it seemed to be breathing.”
Brian Morton, Breakable You

Tahereh Mafi
“His eyes are a midnight moment filled with memories, the only windows into my world.”
Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

John Steinbeck
“A stilted heron labored up into the air and pounded down the river.”
John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men

Per Anders Fogelström
“...en av de mänskliga rättigheterna måste vara den att för en tid få
dra sig undan allt som händer och sitta så här vid sidan av skeendet,
få vända världen ryggen ett ögonblick medan solen lyser och hjärtat fortsätter att dunka.”
Per Anders Fogelström, Stad i världen

Erich Maria Remarque
“From the earth, from the air, sustaining forces pour into us--mostly from the earth. To no man does the earth mean so much as to the soldier. When he presses himself down upon her long and powerfully, when he buries his face and his limbs deep in her from the fear of death by shell-fire, then she is his only friend, his brother, his mother; he stifles his terror and his cries in her silence and her security; she shelters him and releases him fro ten seconds to live, to run, ten seconds of life; receives him again and often for ever.”
Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front

Julie Lessman
“The moon hung heavy over the lake like an overripe orange, trickling its golden stream of light across inky depths.”
Julie Lessman, A Passion Denied

Penelope Douglas
“But we were different now. I wanted only his pain, and judging from the girl he’d come home with last night, Madoc was still the same. A user.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

Penelope Douglas
“Fallon affected my body in weird ways. But only because she’s different, I told myself.”
Penelope Douglas, Rival

Natasha Pulley
“Under the gas lamps, mist pawed at the windows of the closed shops, which became steadily shabbier nearer home. It was such a smooth ruination that he could have been walking forward through time, watching the same buildings age five years with every step, all still as a museum”
Natasha Pulley, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street

Neil Gaiman
“At the best of times his face was unreadable. Now his face was a book written in a language long forgotten, in an alphabet unimagined. Silas wrapped the shadows around him like a blanket, and stared after the way the boy had gone, and did not move to follow.”
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

William Langland
“And what a tree took away a tree shall restore”
William Langland, The Vision of Piers Plowman

Brian Morton
“Without her glasses Vivian did look a little frightening. She had tight sinewy strappy muscles and a face that was hardened and almost brutal - a face that might have been chiseled by a sculptor who had fallen out of love with the idea of beauty.”
Brian Morton, Breakable You

Suzanne Palmieri
“When I was little, I thought it was terribly romantic, being half stardust, half Southern magnolia.”
Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Belladonna Bay

Suzanne Palmieri
“Laughter layered the walls and clung to the dust mites, making them sparkle like lightning bugs in the daytime.”
Suzanne Palmieri, The Witch of Belladonna Bay

Esther M. Friesner
“To stop crying, my Raisa... laugh.”
Esther Friesner

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