Illuminae Quotes

Quotes tagged as "illuminae" (showing 1-20 of 20)
Jay Kristoff
“You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who'll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae

Amie Kaufman
“All he cares about here on the edge of forever, is her. He does not want to die. Not because he is afraid. Simply because he cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Jay Kristoff
“You might get only one shot. So shoot. You know who said that?"
The rifle clatters to the bloody floor.
"Hanna FUCKING Donnelly. That's who.”
Jay Kristoff, Gemina

Amie Kaufman
“Live a life worth dying for.”
Amie Kaufman, Obsidio

Amie Kaufman
“The universe was here before you, and it will go on after you. The only way it will remember you is if you do something worthy of remembrance.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Amie Kaufman
“All that matters is I love you, and the thought of you safe is the only thing keeping me going”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Amie Kaufman
“When the light that kisses the back of her eyes were birthed, her ancestors were not yet born. How many human lives have ended in the time it took that light to reach her?

How many people have loved only to have lost? How countless, the hopes that have died?

But not this one.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Amie Kaufman
“The glow flares bright—bright as the billion-year-old light around us. Bright as a sun.

Almost every particle in the universe was once part of a star.

First, hydrogen condensing and collapsing, bringing radiance to the void.

Furnaces burning bright, then fading, giving all they had left back into the cosmos.

Carbon and oxygen. Iron and gold.

Vast clouds swirling with their own gravity. Coalescing and disintegrating.

Generation to generation.

The remnants of stellar alchemy, stirring into life, then consciousness.

Crawling from the oceans. Taking to the skies.

And from there, back to the stars that birthed them.

A perfect circle.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Jay Kristoff
“So odd a pair, she and he. A duet in code and electron. Age and youth and cynicism and hope.

He is quicker than her - more learned by far. But she. She is unafraid. Too young to know failure and the fear it brings. She takes him places he would not have explored by himself.

She is catalyst. She is chaos. I can see why he loves her.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae

Amie Kaufman
“I listen to his heartbeat. Hear him breathe. As though becomes motion and motion becomes all that lies between him and his end. As the black Is burning blue with the light of tiny funeral pyres. As his missiles and bullets take away his enemy. All they were and will ever be. I can taste it in his whispers. See it in the tiny photograph he has taped to his console. All he thinks of amid this loveless dance. All he cares about here on the edge of forever, is her. He does not want to die. Not because he is afraid. Simply because of he cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind. And there, in that tiny moment, I envy him.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

Wole Soyinka
“The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny”
Wole Soyinka, The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka

Amie Kaufman
“And like roses in his hands, death blooms.”
Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman
“I wonder if she is the kind to dream of happy endings and never risk tragedy.”
Amie Kaufman

Jay Kristoff
“i listen to his heartbeat. hear him breath.
as thought becomes motion and motion becomes all that lies between him and his end. as the black is burned blue with the light of tiny funeral pyres. as his missiles and bullets take away his enemies, all they were and will ever be. i can taste it in his sweat. hear it in his whispers. see it in the tiny photograph he has taped to his console.
all he thinks of amid this loveless dance,
all he cares about here on the edge of forever,
is her.
he does not want to die. not because he is afraid. simply because he cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind.
and there, in that tiny moment, i envy him.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae

“It only takes one pebble to start an avalanche.”
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

Jay Kristoff
“AIDEN: DID WE NOT ESTABLISH THIS DURING YOUR FAILED ATTEMPTS ON THE BRIDGE? YOU CANNOT HOPE TO MATCH ME. MY COMPUTATIONAL POWER IS ALMOST INCALCULABLY SUPERIOR TO YOURS. TO ONE SUCH AS MYSELF, YOU ARE THE INTELLECTUAL EQUIVALENT OF PROTOZOA.

Zhang: True. But I have something you and protozoa don't.

AIDEN: AND THAT IS?

Zhang: Hands, mother------.”
Jay Kristoff

Amie Kaufman
“Bravo Sherlock. That's two lollipops I owe you.”
Amie Kaufman

Amie Kaufman
“Макнълти, Джо, серж.: айде деееее най-доброто лекарство за тия грижи е да ги удавиш, момче
Мейсън, Е, мл. лейт.: тези няма как да ги удавя, пич
Мейсън, Е, мл. лейт.: гадовете знаят да плуват”
Amie Kaufman

“It only takes one pebble to start an avalanche”
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Obsidio

“Wonderfully noble. Beautifully human. Tragically stupid.”
Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman