Dead And Gone Quotes

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Matt Haig
“People you love never die. That is what Omai had said, all those years ago. And he was right. They don't die. Not completely. They live in your mind, the way they always lived inside you. You keep their light alive. If you remember them well enough, they can still guide you, like the shine of long-extinguished stars could guide ships in unfamiliar waters.”
Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

Charlaine Harris
“When I thought of the ferocity and strength of the fairy race, and the fact that it took all I had to open the damn blister pack and extricate the water pistols, my chosen method of defense seemed ludicrous. I'd be armed with a plastic water pistol and a trowel.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone

Charlaine Harris
“I realized that I was really tired of people popping on and off of my property like it was a train station on the supernatural railroad.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone

Charlaine Harris
“Once again, I had that feeling of drowning when I hadn’t even known I was in the pool”
Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone

Charlaine Harris
“He picked some unwise words. Saying, “I’ll enjoy killing you for my lord”, is just not the way to make my acquaintance.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone

Rachel A. Marks
“I drag the body out into the snowdrifts, as far away from our shack as I can muster. I put her in a thicket of trees, where the green seems to still have a voice in the branches, and try not to think about the beasts that’ll soon be gathering. There’s no way of burying her; the ground is a solid rock of ice beneath us.

I kneel beside her and want desperately to weep. My throat tightens and my head aches. Everything hurts inside. But I have no way of releasing it. I’m locked up and hard as stone.

“I’m sorry, Mamma,” I whisper to the shell in front of me. I take her hand. It could belong to a glass doll. There’s no life there anymore.

So I gather rocks, one by one, and set them over her, trying my best to protect her from the birds, the beasts, keep her safe as much as I can now. I pile the dark stones gently on her stomach, her arms, and over her face, until she becomes one with the mountain.

I stand and study my work, feeling like the rocks are on me instead, then I leave the body for the forest and ice.”
Rachel A. Marks, Winter Rose

Charlaine Harris
“Sookie: "Eric, when I'm back to being myself, I'm going to nail your ass for putting me in this position of being pledged to you." Eric: Darling, you can nail my ass anytime," he said charmingly, and turned to go back to his table. Pam rolled her eyes. "You two," she said. "Hey this isn't any of my doing," I said, which wasn't entirely true. But it was a good exit line, and I took advantage of it to leave the bar.”
Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone

Shannon Celebi
“Mama wasn't dead...exactly. They all said she was, but when Elma was small, she seen Mama creep into her room at night, half-naked, head all bloodied red like when they found her by the well that day, and Elma reckoned dead just meant pretendin' you couldn't move or breathe until nightfall when you got up and walked around like you was free.”
Shannon Celebi

Raheel Farooq
“It's not that people don't know when they'll die. It's that they don't seem to know they'll die.”
Raheel Farooq

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only the dead, can speak about their world.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Ernst Jünger
“Whenever I receive death announcements, I consistently notice that a kind of emotion grips me and I feel astonished disbelief. It is as though the departed had passed a difficult examination and achieved something I had not believed him capable of.”
Ernst Jünger, A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

Israelmore Ayivor
“The only species of human beings that are immune to failure are those that are dead and gone. Failure is constant; just prepare to deal with it!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Munia Khan
“Death is more meaningful than just being dead.”
Munia Khan

Ruta Sepetys
“I don't want to see no dead body. Willie ain't in there. She put her walkin' shoes on. She gone to see the Lord.”
Ruta Sepetys, Out of the Easy