Omens Quotes

Quotes tagged as "omens" (showing 1-28 of 28)
Gabriel García Márquez
“He said that people who loved [animals] to excess were capable of the worst cruelties toward human beings. He said that dogs were not loyal but servile, that cats were opportunists and traitors, that peacocks were heralds of death, that macaws were simply decorative annoyances, that rabbits fomented greed, that monkeys carried the fever of lust, and that roosters were damned because they had been complicit in the three denials of Christ.”
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Terry Pratchett
“It is possibly worth mentioning at this point that Mr. Young thought that paparazzi was a kind of Italian linoleum.”
Terry Pratchett

Erin Hunter
“She dabbed at the surface of the water with one paw, and the moon fluttered like silver wings before settling again as the water stilled. Letting out a faint mrrow of wonder, Half Moon dabbed again and again. However often she disturbed the surface, the moon was still there.
“It doesn’t give up, does it?” Half Moon blinked at Jayfeather. “It’s always there, constant like the stones in this cave. Maybe we should be like the moon’s reflection, holding fast whatever happens?”
Erin Hunter

Gerald R. Stanek
“It is your omen, only you know the meaning. To me, it is but another star in the night.”
Gerald R. Stanek, The Eighth House

Kelley Armstrong
“Gabriel Walsh comes from a long line of hustlers. He’s just the first one to go to law school and get a license for it.”
Kelley Armstrong, Omens

Kelley Armstrong
“When I hung up, Gabriel said, “Now you’re going out that—”
“I’m not leaving you.”
“Don’t be stupid. I have a gun.” He reached into his pocket and pulled out the .45.
“Which will knock you on your ass if you try firing with a bad leg. Sit down before you fall.”
“I’m—”
“Sit down.”
I walked to the door and peered out. If I strained, I could hear footsteps above. Anderson would
search the other rooms first. Then he’d come down here.
When I returned, Gabriel was still standing, leaning against the washing machine. Stubborn bastard.
“So you’re staying with me?” he said.
“Yep.”
“You may not want to do that.”
“Too bad.”
“I wouldn’t stay for you.”
“Probably not.”
His mouth opened, as if he’d been prepared for me to disagree. He paused and then said, “I wouldn’t. You know I wouldn’t.”
“Doesn’t matter. You’re my partner. I watch your back.”
Kelley Armstrong, Omens

Kelley Armstrong
“I should have a gun.”
“And you think I can provide it?”
“Ask your biker gang buddies.”
“They prefer the term ‘motorcycle club.’”
“I’m sure they do.”
Kelley Armstrong, Omens

Dean Koontz
“Some dreams matter. Most don't. Often it can be hard to know which might be which.”
Dean Koontz, Saint Odd

Kelley Armstrong
“A Bad Omen is a warning. A sign to stop and reconsider. Proceed with caution.”
Kelley Armstrong, Omens

Joan Didion
“Survivors look back and see omens, messages they missed.

They remember the tree that died, the gull that splattered onto the hood of the car.

They live by symbols. They read meaning into the barrage of spam on the unused computer, the delete key that stops working, the imagined abandonment in the decision to replace it.”
Joan Didion

Karen Joy Fowler
“The Indians did not like to see anything odd -- a white squirrel, for instance. . . . They thought such oddities were messages, were omens of evil. . . . And the Indians put a great deal of faith in dreams.”
Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Canary

Andrés Neuman
“... it's a bad sign when someone drinks a lot and doesn't laugh.”
Andrés Neuman

Lawren Leo
“Sacred signs always come when your soul calls out in pain or joy.”
Lawren Leo, Love's Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

Roshan Sharma
“When you are open to living and trust the process of life and ready to face all your fears, and not afraid to go astray with life, life definitely comes and talk to you, in its own language.”
Roshan Sharma

Will Leamon
“A good thing? Or a strong omen...Only time would tell what these newfangled neutrons and fission reactions would give to our ever-changing world.In all probability,this new scientific birth would change all of our lives forever and perhaps end the brutal war we were now engaged in?”
Will Leamon, Mama, Me & 'em: Bittersweet Memories

Roshan Sharma
“Life knows what you want, and gives you exactly the same thing, at the moment. You attract exactly what you want in the moment. You have to remain present in the moment. If you are already lost in yourself, you can never understand the ways of life.”
Roshan Sharma

Grazia Deledda
“Little by little they all gathered around him, entering through the cracks like moonbeams...[b]ut once the wind of misfortune blows, people disperse like little clouds around the moon when the wind blows off the mountains.”
Grazia Deledda, Reeds in the Wind

Julian May
“Out to sea, the calm lagoon waters were darkening, while the comets overhead glowed brighter, omens in the gloaming.”
Julian May, Perseus Spur

“The black flags will come from the East, led by mighty men, with long hair and beards, their surnames taken from their home-towns.”
The Hadith
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Seanan McGuire
“As I try never to argue with death omens. -- Tybalt”
Seanan McGuire

Lawren Leo
“The evening pulsed with omens gentle to the eyes, and Valentina had a romantic crush on it all, like every good witch should.”
Lawren Leo, Love's Shadow: Nine Crooked Paths

Kelley Armstrong
“Her niece had the parenting skills of a … Rose didn’t even know how to finish that sentence. Any creature in nature so incapable of caring for its young would have died out centuries ago.”
Kelley Armstrong

J.K. Rowling
“I was saying, my dear, that you were clearly born under the baleful influence of Saturn,' said Professor Trelawney, a faint note of resentment in her voice at the fact that he had obviously not been hanging on her words.
'Born under – what, sorry?' said Harry.
'Saturn, dear, the planet Saturn!' said Professor Trelawney, sounding definitely irritated that he wasn't riveted by this news. 'I was saying that Saturn was surely in a position of power in the heavens at the moment of your birth… your dark hair… your mean stature… tragic losses so young in life… I think I am right in saying, my dear, that you were born in mid-winter?'
'No,' said Harry, 'I was born in July.”
J.K. Rowling

Paulo Coelho
“Then, sometime during the fourth year, the omens will abandon you, because you've stopped listening to them.”
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

M.H. Rakib
“Omens don't influence the eradication of a evil from a society. it's all upto you when YOU want.”
M.H. Rakib

Grazia Deledda
“The feast lasted nine days, the last three becoming a continuous circle dance accompanied by songs and music. Noemi always stayed on the belvedere among the banquet remains. ... No, she didn't dance, she didn't laugh, but it was enough for her to see people enjoying themselves, because she too hoped to take part in the festival of life.”
Grazia Deledda, Reeds in the Wind

Jaida Jones
“I have never been one to ignore the signs. Unless, of course, it works in my favor.”
Jaida Jones, Dragon Soul

Yukio Mishima
“Man always finds the omens he wants.”
Yukio Mishima, The Temple of Dawn