Libba Bray Quotes

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Libba Bray
“It is funny how you do not miss affection until it is given, but once it is, it can never be enough; you would drown in it if possible.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Libba Bray
“We're all strangers connected by what we reveal, what we share, what we take away--our stories. I guess that's what I love about books--they are thin strands of humanity that tether us to one another for a small bit of time, that make us feel less alone or even more comfortable with our aloneness, if need be.”
Libba Bray

Libba Bray
“Naughty John, Naughty John, does his work with his apron on. Cuts your throat and takes your bones, sells 'em off for a coupla stones.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

Libba Bray
“I'm an oddity of one, my strangeness too complicated to explain or share.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“People always fear what they don't understand, Evangeline. History proves that.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

Libba Bray
“I've heard it said that God is in the details. It's the same with the truth. Leave out the details, the crucial heart, and you can damn someone with the bare bones of it.”
Libba Bray , A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“Around us the night creatures have their say. We are surrounded by a symphony of crickets and frogs. Neither of us feels the need to speak, and I suppose that is one of the qualities I find comforting in Kartik. We can be alone together.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Libba Bray
“One could argue that it's romantic to die for love. Of course, then you're dead and unable to take that honeymoon trip to the Alps with all the other fashionable young couples, which is a shame.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I've got to think.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“I'd like to thank readers. Every time you open a book, it is a strike against ignorance. Unless you're reading Sarah Palin.”
Libba Bray

Libba Bray
“Beauty, grace, and charm my foot. It's a school for sadists with good tea-serving skills.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“Please, I'm a transgender former boy-bander. You think I don't know how to defend myself?”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Libba Bray
“Agent Jones held Sinjin’s face in his hands. “I’m going to make balloon animals. People need balloon animals.”
“How right you are, strange delusional man,” Sinjin said.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Libba Bray
“I have done what they expected of me. I have curtsied for my Queen and made my debut. This is what I have anticipated eagerly for years. So why do I feel so unsatisfied? Everyone is merry. They haven't a care in the world. And perhaps that is it. How terrible it is to have no cares, no longings. I do not fit. I feel too deeply and want too much.”
Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing

Libba Bray
“Brought to you by The Corporation: In your homes and in your pants.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Libba Bray
“A man bumps me on his busy way without so much as an apology. But that is all right. I forgive you, busy man about town with the sharp elbows. Hail and farewell to you! For I, Gemma Doyle, am to have a splendid Christmas in London town. All shall be well.

God rest us merry gentlemen. And gentlewomen.”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

Libba Bray
“Free the snow globes!”
Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Libba Bray
“Yes, go on. Leave. You're always coming and going. The rest of us are stuck here. Do you think he'd still love you if he knew who you are? He doesn't really care—only when it suits him.”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

Libba Bray
“You're not a man. You're their lackey. I don't care about you, or your brother, or your ridiculous organization. From now on, I shall do exactly as I wish and you cannot stop me. Do not follow. Do not watch. Do not even attempt to contact me or you'll be sorry indeed. Do you understand?”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“Her eyes take on that suspicious, wounded look girls get when they know they've fallen off the top rung of friendship and someone else has passed them, but they don't know when or how the change took place.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“New Maxi-Pad Pets. Accessories for your period.
Brought to you by The Corporation: In your homes and
in your pants.”
Libba Bray, Beauty Queens

Libba Bray
“Oh, I didn't think it wise to hide it. Might not be able to find it again," I say, cheerily. "It's sitting in plain view on your chair in the great hall. I do hope that was the best place for it.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“Didn't you have any sadistic nannies who told you these tales to keep you quiet and well behaved at night? Heavens, what's to become of the Empire if governesses have lost their touch for scaring the wits out of their girls?”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“I'm going to eviscerate you and leave your organs on a pike in the yard as a warning to those who wear large jewelry.”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“He's attracted to the smell of manure," Felicity says. "You might wallow in the stables to bring out the full flower of his love.”
Libba Bray, Rebel Angels

Libba Bray
“Felicity laughs and takes on the tone of a fashionable lady. "Darling, the Bryn-Joneses have just done the most marvelous thing in their parlor with human blood. We simply must have ours done straightaway!”
Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

Libba Bray
“Careful there, Poet. I might start to believe you.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

Libba Bray
“Can we talk about the miracle that is the Small World ride? It's like an acid trip drag show.”
Libba Bray

Libba Bray
“Sometimes, Johannes would pop his head in the filing room and ask, "Need anything?"
'Yes. I would like you to ravage me here on the floor and swear your undying love to me.'"No. Thanks. I'm good.”
Libba Bray, The Eternal Kiss: 13 Vampire Tales of Blood and Desire

Libba Bray
“Gideon isn't for sale mister.

Ah, yes. Like the Louisana Purchase, or Manhattan. I see. Should I have come with a purse full of beads and a wagon of diseased blankets? ... Can't you smell the history in the air? No doubt their grandfathers rushed across these prairies in their wagons, knocking down the natives, smashing in their brains in their zeal to stake their claim. That pioneer spirit. My, what a land! What a people! I've learned so much from you”
Libba Bray, The King of Crows

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