Holly Black Quotes

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Holly Black
“She says that what you did was a cry for help."

"It was," I say. "That's why I was yelling 'Heeeelp!' I don't really go in for subtlety.”
Holly Black, White Cat

Holly Black
“We love until we do not. For us, love doesn't fade gradually. It snaps like a branch bent too far.”
Holly Black, The Darkest Part of the Forest

Holly Black
“Let's have a toast. To the incompetence of our enemies.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“But kissing Locke never felt the way that kissing Cardan does, like taking a dare to run over knives, like an adrenaline strike of lightning, like the moment when you've swum too far out in the sea and there is no going back, only cold black water closing over your head.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“I love my parents' murderer; I suppose I could love anyone.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“It hurts to think of her, but I can't stop. It ought to hurt.

After all, hell is supposed to be hot.”
Holly Black, Red Glove

Holly Black
“She took a deep breath, "Last chance. Are you in need of rescuing?"
His expression turned very strange, almost as if she'd struck him, "Yes," he said finally.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
“There you are," Cardan says as I take my place beside him. "How has the night been going for you? Mine has been full of dull conversation about how my head is going to find itself on a spike.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Cardan looks at me as though he's never seen me before. He looks at me as though no one has ever spoken to him like this. Maybe no one has.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“I heard you've been having some problems with your girlfriend." Headmistress Northcutt says.

"No," I say. "Not at all." Audrey broke up with me after the winter holiday, exhausted by my moodiness. It's impossible to have problems with a girlfriend who's no longer mine.”
Holly Black, White Cat

Holly Black
“Occasionally, there are battles in the sky. One likes to imagine the angels are always triumphant. One does not like to think of the ancient and terrible scales balancing the infernal and divine as wobbling back and forth. Tilting freely, to and fro. One does not like to think that sometimes it is the angel that falls.”
Holly Black, A Flight of Angels

Holly Black
“His words were still clear in her mind from that first meeting. "Whoever eats this will love you." She looked into the mirror, at her birthmark, bright as blood, at her kiss-stung lips, at the absurd smile stretching across her face.

Carefully separating out the crushed pieces of shell, she pulled the dried pulp free from its cage of veins. Piece by piece, she put the sweet brown fruit in her own mouth and swallowed it down.”
Holly Black

Holly Black
“The odd thing about ambition is this: You can acquire it like a fever, but it is not so easy to shed.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Cardan grins at me as though we've been great friends all our lives. I forgot how charming he can be--and how dangerous that is.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Nicasia's wrong about me. I don't desire to do as well in the tournament as one of the fey. I want to win. I do not yearn to be their equal. In my heart, I yearn to best them.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Vivi is right; it cost me something to be the way I am. But I do not know what. And I don't know if I can get it back. I don't even know if I want it.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“I'm not a monster, I'd told her, back when I said I would never hurt Oak. But maybe being a monster was my calling.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“You think I don’t deserve him,” I say to Cardan.
He smiles slowly, like the moon slipping beneath the waves of the lake. “Oh no, I think you’re perfect for each other.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“It's shocking," he says, as though he's giving me some great compliment. "I know humans can lie, but to watch you do it is incredible. Do it again.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Because you're like a story that hasn't happened yet. Because I want to see what you will do. I want to be part of the unfolding of the tale.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“What they don't realize is this: Yes, they frighten me, but I have always been scared, since the day I got here. I was raised by a man who murdered my parents, reared in a land of monsters. I live with that fear, let it settle into my bones, and ignore it. If I didn't pretend not to be scared, I would hide under my owl-down coverlets in Madoc's estate forever. I would lie there and scream until there was nothing left of me. I refuse to do that. I will not do that.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Go ahead. Insult me." His eyebrows go up. "I don't take commands from mortals," he says with his customary cruel smile.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“After every battle, he ritually dips his hood into the blood of his enemies. I’ve seen the hood, kept under glass in the armory. The fabric is stiff and stained a brown so deep it’s almost black, except for a few smears of green.
Sometimes I go down and stare at it, trying to see my parents in the tide lines of dried blood. I want to feel something, something besides a vague queasiness. I want to feel more, but every time I look at it, I feel less.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
“Midnight rolled her eyes, as though Aidan was being ridiculous. “I bet you were a good girl back home,” she said to Tana. “A good girl all your life until you finally met the trouble you want to get in.”
“You obviously don’t know her at all,” Aidan told Midnight gruffly. Then he turned back to Tana. “Did he bite you?”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
“She shook her head. The more she thought about it, the more stupid she felt. She was probably infected, but that didn’t mean she should have tempted him into making it a sure thing. And, hungry as he was, crazy as he might be, he could have drained her dead, pinned her against the brick wall, and ripped out her throat. She’d been playing with fire, just as he’d accused Midnight of doing.
Clever girl. You play with fire because you want to be burnt.
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
“Nice things don't happen in storybooks,' Taryn says. 'Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring, and no one would read it.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
The Thorn of Istra, her mind supplied. That’s the Thorn of Istra.
Lots. He’s killed lots and lots and lots.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
“Haven’t you watched the feeds?” Winter asked her, more gently. “Vampires like anything and everything that keeps them from getting bored. Anything and everything.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
“She was unprepared for how much the way into Coldtown looked like a shoddily run DMV.”
Holly Black, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Holly Black
“Instead of being afraid, I could become something to fear.”
Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

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