Retelling Quotes

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John Gardner
“They watch on, evil, incredibly stupid, enjoying my destruction.

'Poor Grendel's had an accident,' I whisper. 'So may you all.”
John Champlin Gardner, Grendel

Sarah J. Maas
“His short black hair gleamed like a raven's feathers, off-setting his pale skin and blue eyes so deep they were violet, even in the firelight.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

Janette Rallison
“One of us will just have to stay at the cottage to keep an eye on her.' [...]
Let's see if Widow Hazel wouldn't take her in during the day, maybe teach her something useful -'
No, remember when she learned how to knit? Now we're stuck wearing these dreadful hats.'
Not so loud! She'll hear you.'
In a lower voice one of the dwarfs said, 'H.A.T.S.'
Apparently Snow White didn't know how to knit or to spell.”
Janette Rallison, My Fair Godmother

Katherine Arden
“I did not know I was to be outdone by a little magic boy and his tricks,” he said. “I salute you, magician.” He swept her a bow from horseback.

Vasya did not return the bow. “To small minds,” she told him, spine very straight, “any skill must look like sorcery.”
Katherine Arden, The Girl in the Tower

Rod Espinosa
“Alice: I didn't know that cheshire cats grinned. In fact, I didn't know that cats could grin.

Duchess: They can, and most of 'em do.”
Rod Espinosa, Alice in Wonderland

Brigid Kemmerer
“I was born this way and I'm going to die this way, so teach me to work around it.”
Brigid Kemmerer, A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Dejan Stojanovic
“How does one say something new and not retell?”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Joseph Conrad
“All this happened in much less time than it takes to tell, since I am trying to interpret for you into slow speech the instantaneous effect of visual impressions.”
Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

Sarah J. Maas
“A few fires flickered, plumes of dark smoke marring the ruby sky.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

L.L. McKinney
“Says the dude who carries around a big fuck-off sword.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

Esther Dalseno
“The woman looked at her heart in all of its fragments. Its voice was clear and true as it reminded her of the injustices done to it. Nothing so forlorn and broken could lie to her — could it? However, the woman was not a rational woman, and did not heed the beings’ warning. “Strip my humanity away, that I may never again walk in the race of men,” was her one wish.”
Esther Dalseno, Drown

Louise O'Neill
“I can' because the Sea King will be angry if we do not do as he wishes. He will not stand for female insubordination, today of all days”
Louise O'Neill, The Surface Breaks

L.L. McKinney
“He was going to find this kitten had claws.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

Katee Robert
“Zeus is notorious for not wanting what he considers tarnished goods.

I take a deep breath. So…Tarnish me.”
Katee Robert, Neon Gods

L.L. McKinney
“Oh, I don't know. The human world has its charms. Cotton candy for instance."
"Yeah, and it's got plenty of problems."
"It's got you.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

Jessica S. Olson
“But I have heard you sing. I've felt the vibratos and crescendos of your soul in every part of mine. You are no more a monster than I. You are a song. One composed of a thousand different instruments all perfectly harmonizing into the melody they were crafted to create. A masterpiece.”
Jessica S. Olson, Sing Me Forgotten

L.L. McKinney
“Blessed with increased speed and agility, incredible strength and dexterity, abilities no normal human being possessed... And she trips over a mop.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
“Fucking white people."
"Have you met any? They're a mess. They only believe, like, in three seasonings.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
“If this were ancient times, wars would be waged for that gorgeous piece of man meat.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
“Deep in thought. And not a pleasant one-you look like someone just curdled your whompus.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
“But for what it's worth, you're my hero.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
“And Hatta was a lying liar who lies!”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
“Heart, Eye, starting to sound like we're building Frankenstein.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

L.L. McKinney
Hey. Hey? That was it? "Hey." Alice, apparently, didn't have better.”
L.L. McKinney, A Blade So Black

“You have a week to find a mortal to love you. A week.”
J. R. Koop

“Why is Thorn, a person with a noble heart made to wear the form of a monster, condemned to live here shackled to the shadows and the stone?”
Kate Macdonald

“Yesterday we had feared a doom we did not know; today the doom was known by us all, and feared no less.”
Robin McKinley

Jennifer Donnelly
“You’re the worst girl I’ve ever met Isabelle,” Hugo added, with touching sincerity. “ You’re so tough and stubborn, you give me nightmares.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Stepsister

Jessica S. Olson
“He gives me a devil's grin. "So should I call you 'mademoiselle,' or have you got a name tucked somewhere behind that mask of yours?”
Jessica S. Olson, Sing Me Forgotten

Kore Yamazaki
“Books are priceless, even if you are poor, as long as you are smart enough and know how to study, nobody can call you an idiot.”
Kore Yamazaki, Frau Faust, Vol. 1

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