Patrick Ness Quotes

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Patrick Ness
“War makes monsters out of men.”
Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness
“Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness
“I’ll find you—

Keep calling for me, Viola—

Cuz here I come.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“I wanted so badly for there to be more. I ached for there to be more than my crappy little life.' He shakes his head. 'And there was more. I just couldn't see it.”
Patrick Ness, More Than This

Patrick Ness
“And it feels like, finally.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“He's seeing the actual Milky Way streaked across the sky. The whole of his entire galaxy, right there in front of him. Billions and billions of stars. Billions and billions of worlds. All of them, all of those seemingly endless possibilities, not fictional, but real, out there, existing, right now. There is so much more out there than just the world he knows, so much more than his tiny Washington town, so much more than even London. Or England. Or hell, for that matter.

So much more that he'll never see. So much more that he'll never get to. So much that he can only glimpse enough of to know that it's forever beyond his reach.”
Patrick Ness, More Than This

Patrick Ness
“You went up a girl and came down a woman.”
Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Patrick Ness
“HERE
It’s-
Can I say?
It’s like the song of a family where everything’s always all right, it’s a song of belonging that makes you belong just by hearing it, it’s a song that’ll always take care of you and never leave you. If you have a heart, it breaks, if you have a heart that’s broken, it fixes.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness
“As long as I hold it as long as I use it, the knife lives, lives in order to take life, but it has to be commanded, it has to have me to tell it to kill, and it wants to, it wants to plunge and thrust and cut and stab and gouge, but I have to want it to as well, my will has to join with its will.

I'm the one who allows it and I'm the one responsible.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness
“For there are devils in the deep,
but worst are the ones
we make.”
Patrick Ness, And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Patrick Ness
“A veces la gente necesita mentirse a sí misma más que ninguna otra cosa”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
“Belief is half of healing.”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
“Las historias son criaturas salvajes —dijo el monstruo—. Cuando las sueltas, ¿quién sabe los desastres que pueden causar?”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
“War makes monsters of men,”
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness
“No penséis que no habéis vivido lo bastante como para no tener una historia que contar.”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
“The sound when we crash is so loud it's almost impossible.”
Patrick Ness, The New World

Patrick Ness
“He’d heard once that the only people who could effectively treat the trauma of surviving an airplane crash were other survivors of airplane crashes. You could only instinctively trust someone who had been there, who had seen it firsthand.”
Patrick Ness, Release

Patrick Ness
“To see the ocean once is to learn how to miss it”
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness
“You got lost on your journey somewhere." "That's what everyone says who never bothered to go on a journey in the first place.”
Patrick Ness, Release

Patrick Ness
“How can invisible men make themselves more lonely by being seen?”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
“Pity is an insult. Kindness is a miracle.”
Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness
“A peace that blacked yer eye,' I say. 'A peace that split yer lip.'

He looks at me for another second and then gives a sad snort. “The words of a sage,” he says, “in the voice of a hick.”
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness
“villages grew into towns, towns into cities. And people began to live on the earth rather than within it.”
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness
“she is born in the breath of a cloud”
Patrick Ness, The Crane Wife

Patrick Ness
“He survives, does our Todd.”
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness
“Here
It's like the song of a family where everything's always all right, it's a song of belonging that makes you belong just by hearing it, it's a song that'll always take care of you and never leave you. If you have a heart, it breaks, if you have a heart that's broken, it fixes.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Patrick Ness
“Bitches,' Mr. Hammar says from atop his horse.
'Your analysis' was not asked for, Seargeant,' says the Mayor.”
Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Patrick Ness
“My parents believed that baby talk and avoiding topics was almost child abuse. That you'd end up raising swaddled little morons to send out into the world to be eaten alive. I preferred it when adults expected me to teach up to them rather than always leaning down to me.”
Patrick Ness, Release

Patrick Ness
“There is a brightness on her face and she keeps urging me on with tilts of her head and smiles and I think how hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, too, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare to the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?”
Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness
“But hell you make for yourself is still hell, maybe”
Patrick Ness, More Than This

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