James Quotes

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L.J. Smith
“You don't love a girl because of beauty. You love her because she sings a song only you can understand.”
L.J. Smith, Secret Vampire

L.J. Smith
“I told you. You don't love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”
L.J. Smith

James Patterson
“Now, Max, I think we both know your parents aren't missionaries."
I opened my eyes wide. "No? Well, for God's sake, don't tell them. They'd be crushed. Thinking they're doing the
Lord's work and all.”
James Patterson, School's Out—Forever

J.K. Rowling
“Can you think what the Mirror of Erised shows us all?" Harry shook his head.

"Let me explain. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. Does that help."
Harry thought. Then he said slowly, "It shows us what we want... whatever we want..."
"Yes and no," said Dumbledore quietly.
"It shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts. You, who have never known your family, see them standing around you. Ronald Weasley, who has always been overshadowed by his brothers, sees himself standing alone, the best of all of them. However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth. Men have wasted away before it, entranced by what they have seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or even possible.

"The Mirror will be moved to a new home tomorrow, Harry, and I ask you not to go looking for it again. If you ever do run across it, you will now be prepared. It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that. Now, why don't you put that admirable cloak back on and get off to bed.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

James Patterson
“Dear Max -

You looked so beautiful today. I'm going to remember what you looked like forever.

...

And I hope you remember me the same way - clean, ha-ha. I'm glad our last time together was happy.

But I'm leaving tonight, leaving the flock, and this time it's for good. I don't know if I'll ever see any of you again. The thing is, Max, that everyone is a little bit right. Added up all together, it makes this one big right.

Dylan's a little bit right about how my being here might be putting the rest of you in danger. The threat might have been just about Dr. Hans, but we don't know that for sure. Angel is a little bit right about how splitting up the flock will help all of us survive. And the rest of the flock is a little bit right about how when you and I are together, we're focused on each other - we can't help it.

The thing is, Maximum, I love you. I can't help but be focused on you when we're together. If you're in the room, I want to be next to you. If you're gone, I think about you. You're the one who I want to talk to. In a fight, I want you at my back. When we're together, the sun is shining. When we're apart, everything is in shades of gray.

I hope you'll forgive me someday for turning our worlds into shades of gray - at least for a while.

...

You're not at your best when you're focused on me. I mean, you're at your best Maxness, but not your best leaderness. I mostly need Maxness. The flock mostly needs leaderness. And Angel, if you're listening to this, it ain't you, sweetie. Not yet.

...

At least for a couple more years, the flock needs a leader to survive, no matter how capable everyone thinks he or she is. The truth is that they do need a leader, and the truth is that you are the best leader. It's one of the things I love about you.

But the more I thought about it, the more sure I got that this is the right thing to do. Maybe not for you, or for me, but for all of us together, our flock.

Please don't try to find me. This is the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, besides wearing that suit today, and seeing you again will only make it harder. You'd ask me to come back, and I would, because I can't say no to you. But all the same problems would still be there, and I'd end up leaving again, and then we'd have to go through this all over again.

Please make us only go through this once.

...

I love you. I love your smile, your snarl, your grin, your face when you're sleeping. I love your hair streaming out behind you as we fly, with the sunlight making it shine, if it doesn't have too much mud or blood in it. I love seeing your wings spreading out, white and brown and tan and speckled, and the tiny, downy feathers right at the top of your shoulders. I love your eyes, whether they're cold or calculating or suspicious or laughing or warm, like when you look at me.

...

You're the best warrior I know, the best leader. You're the most comforting mom we've ever had. You're the biggest goofball, the worst driver, and a truly lousy cook. You've kept us safe and provided for us, in good times and bad. You're my best friend, my first and only love, and the most beautiful girl I've ever seen, with wings or without.

...

Tell you what, sweetie: If in twenty years we haven't expired yet, and the world is still more or less in one piece, I'll meet you at the top of that cliff where we first met the hawks and learned to fly with them. You know the one. Twenty years from today, if I'm alive, I'll be there, waiting for you. You can bet on it.

Good-bye, my love.

Fang

P.S. Tell everyone I sure will miss them”
James Patterson

Maggie Stiefvater
“Death smells like birthday cake.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

Cassandra Clare
“She hated that will had this effect on her. Hated it. She knew better. She knew what he thought of her. That she was worth nothing. And still a look from him could make her tremble with mingled hatred and longing. It was like poison in her blood, to which Jem was the only antidote.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

James Frey
“Are we biology or God or something higher? I know my heart beats and I listen to it. The beat is biology, but what is the song? ”
James Frey

L.J. Smith
“Poppy: Um, can we cross running water?
James: Sure. And we can walk into people's homes without being invited, and roll in garlic if we don't mind losing friends.”
L. J. Smith, Secret Vampire/Daughters of Darkness/Spellbinder

Maggie Stiefvater
“I tried to picture her in a class, any class, anywhere on campus, and failed miserably. I pictured her frolicking in a forest glade around some guy she'd just sacrificed to a heathen god. That image worked way better.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

Cassandra Clare
“When to people tell the same lie..."
"They are working together," Will finished”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel; Clockwork Prince; Clockwork Princess

L.J. Smith
“I'll go sleep on the couch," James said. "No, you won't," Poppy said firmly. She flopped on the bed beside him. "You're dead tired. And I know I'm safe with you." James grinned without moving his arm. "Because I'm dead tired?”
L. J. Smith, Secret Vampire/Daughters of Darkness/Spellbinder

“It’s hard to safeguard a genuine life course, when love tips over from endearing care into tedium, through laziness of imagination or loss of interest, and the storyline becomes barren and desolate, insipidly dull, turning into a threadbare act with the same trite modus operandi. “The same procedure as every year, James!” ("Things needing to be changed")”
Erik Pevernagie

Maggie Stiefvater
“Wow, you're never allowed to sleep late again. You're crankier than a fat guy in stilettos.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Maggie Stiefvater
“I've been waiting for you forever."

"Forever' as in several hundred years, or forever as in since my lesson began?”
Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie

“I almost forgot how gorgeous Adonis is," she [Ava] said, "We should have made him one of us."

She [Ava] wouldn't have gotten any argument out of me, but a strange sound escaped from James, almost like he was growling. "And have to endure another narcissistic blond running around? No, thank you.”
Aimee Carter, Goddess Interrupted

Maggie Stiefvater
“Thery're both iron, isn't that funny?"
"Funny haha or funny strange?"
James handed them back to me "Funny 'occult'"
"Ah. Funny strange"
James looked at me sternly, "Don't start that. I'm supposed to be the humorous one”
Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Maggie Stiefvater
“The archangel Michael came down from on high and I asked him,'Lo, how can I getteth the stick from my friend Paul's ass?' and he said, 'This ought to go a long way.' And he gave me a six-pack of Heineken.”
Maggie Stiefvater
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Maggie Stiefvater
“Interesting choice," Sullivan said. He slid his gaze over to Paul, who was drumming his fingers on the table in a manic, caffeine-inspired way and blinking a lot. Paul wasn't out-and-out singing along with the king of the dead, but he might as well have put out a big neon sign saying "How's My Driving? Ask Me About My Nerves: 1-800-WIG-N-OUT."
--James”
Maggie Stiefvater, Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie
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“Now I think I understand how this world can overcome a man.”
James "The Rev" Sullivan

“You were thinking you had a chance to do what you always do,” said James with kindness I didn’t deserve. “You were going to give yourself up in order to save the people you love. It’s a bit of a problem with you, you know.”
Aimee Carter, The Goddess Inheritance
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“I am a pisces, a fish out of water, searching for a way back home.”
James Kidd

James Beard
“The only thing that will make a souffle fall is if it knows you're afraid of it.”
James Beard

Laura Whitcomb
“I would court you with a passion, if things were different.”
Laura Whitcomb, A Certain Slant of Light
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Ron Hansen
“He also had a condition that was referred to as granulated eyelids and it caused him to blink more than usual, as if he found creation slightly more than he could accept.”
Ron Hansen

Meredith Duran
“Canada is lovely," she breathed against his lips. "And you are lovely."

His laughter ghosted into her mouth. "That's my line, Lyd. You are supposed to think me handsome”
Meredith Duran, Bound by Your Touch

Meredith Duran
“It means that you are my freedom, love."

"Yes," she whispered. That was it exactly. "And you are mine.”
Meredith Duran, Bound by Your Touch

“You know, I came to realize that the person that once treated me worse than anybody else, is the person that treats me the best. That the person that I feared more than anyone else has wound up being the person that I trust more than anyone else. That the person I once hated the most has wound up being the person that I've kind of fallen in love with. There's no way in this world i'm going to be disappointed in the person that i'm pretty much in awe of.”
JF Smith

James Sallis
“Rina’s always claimed that I expect too little from life,” Standard said.
“Then at least you’ll never be disappointed.”
James Sallis, Drive

Marthe Jocelyn
“He's the meanest one. We call him..Byrd the Turd”
Marthe Jocelyn, Folly

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