Maureen Johnson Quotes

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Maureen Johnson
“I decided to deflect her attitude by giving a long, Southern answer. I come from people who know how to draw things out. Annoy a Southerner, and we will drain away the moments of your life with our slow, detailed replies until you are nothing but a husk of your former self and that much closer to death.”
Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson
“Maybe you've never fallen into a frozen stream. Here's what happens.
1. It is cold. So cold that the Department of Temperature Acknowledgment and Regulation in you brain gets the readings and says, "I can't deal with this. I'm out of here." It puts up the OUT TO LUNCH sign and passes all responsibility to the...
2. Department of Pain and the Processing Thereof, which gets all this gobbledygook from the temperature department that it can't understand. "This is so not our job," it says. So it just starts hitting random buttons, filling you with strange and unpleasant sensations, and calls the...
3. Office of Confusion and Panic, where there is always someone ready to hop on the phone the moment it rings. This office is at least willing to take some action. The Office of Confusion and Panic loves hitting buttons.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Maureen Johnson
“The funny thing about stop signs is that they're also start signs.”
Maureen Johnson, The Key to the Golden Firebird

Maureen Johnson
“Just then, my phone started ringing. The ring must have been damaged by the water as well, so now it had a high, keening note - kind of the sound I imagine a mermaid might make if you punched her in the face.”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Maureen Johnson
“WORTH IT and perfect are different things. No one’s perfect, yet in romance, everyone becomes WORTH IT. And that’s the trick.”
Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson
“Don't get stabbed. It makes everything awkward.”
Maureen Johnson, The Madness Underneath

Cassandra Clare
“Maureen clapped her hands together. "Oh," she said in her elfin little voice. "It's pretty."
"Pretty?" Simon looked quickly at the hunched shape on top of the concrete block. "Maureen, what the hell-”
Cassandra Clare, City of Fallen Angels

Maureen Johnson
“I'm the last of the mad ones.”
Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson
“It was as if the news itself wanted to reassure me. Even Jack the Ripper himself had reappeared as part of the greeting committee.”
Maureen Johnson, The Name of the Star

Maureen Johnson
“...but somehow when it's real, when it's your life... that person can feel even farther off and more unobtainable than an actual celebrity. Proximity doesn't breed familiarity”
Maureen Johnson, Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances

Maureen Johnson
“It was probably a good idea to have you possible future stepmother think you were a little nuts. It would keep her on her toes and dissuade her from trying to sit down and have touchy-feely talks. Not that she expected that from Julia. Julia looked like she might head-butt people in meetings.”
Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson
“Something in the room had changed. My hand was on the floor, next to Stephen, but he wasn't as close to my hand as he had been. He had moved several inches over, toward the table. Just as I realized this, his arm shot out for the knife. In the next moment, he had rolled up on his knees and had Sadie caught in the crook of his arm. His face was pale, and he looked a bit shaken by the sudden movement. He was alive.”
Maureen Johnson, The Shadow Cabinet

Cassandra Clare
“Vampires took offense SO easily—and Parisian vampires were the worst of all.' - The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles, 2) by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson”
Cassandra Clare, The Bane Chronicles

Cassandra Clare
“Certainly there were places of greater natural beauty—but Paris but UNNATURAL beauty, which was arguably better.' - The Runaway Queen (The Bane Chronicles, 2) by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson”
Cassandra Clare, The Bane Chronicles

Maureen Johnson
“We all have an innate desire to make a difference, to make an impact, to be seen, to be heard, to leave behind something better than what we're brought into.”
Maureen Johnson

Maureen Johnson
“No one fixes the world alone.”
Maureen Johnson, How I Resist: Activism and Hope for the Next Generation