Retelling Quotes

Quotes tagged as "retelling" (showing 1-30 of 58)
John Gardner
“They watch on, evil, incredibly stupid, enjoying my destruction.

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

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

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

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

Rachel L. Demeter
“If I’m a monster, mademoiselle, it’s because man’s cruelty has made me so.”
Rachel L. Demeter, Beauty of the Beast

Zoey Hunter
“It is hard to face the truth, Bel,” Lux says. “Only the courageous ever do.”
Zoey Hunter, Beauty and the Vampire

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

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

Mariah Marsden
“I couldn't let you sacrifice yourself for me."

"Its not a sacrifice. My ambition has just changed.”
Mariah Marsden, Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Mariah Marsden
“She's bewitched you! What good could she do us?"

"Well, now... We could do some good for her.”
Mariah Marsden, Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

Mariah Marsden
“Its strange to love a place like you would a person, but I do!”
Mariah Marsden, Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel

David Clawson
“I’m always amazed by how readily people judge the right and wrong of things they know only from the outside. Honestly, it kind of pisses me off.”
David Clawson, My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen

Zoey Hunter
“My trouble is, I have stopped believing in miracles. Or rather, I have learned from experience that what is at first touted as a miracle, soon shows itself to be a curse.”
Zoey Hunter, Beauty and the Vampire

Christina Henry
“We were still children, for all that we thought we weren’t. We were in that in-between place, the twilight between childish things and grown-up things.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

Kerri Maniscalco
“Lord help the girl he set those eyes on for good. His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming.”
Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper

Christina Henry
“He’d been around the island for a while, and I’m sorry to say that being bashed around in Battle and at raids had done nothing very good for his brains.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

Christina Henry
“It was Peter’s island, Peter who’d brought us here, and in the back of every boy’s mind was some form of the same thought— He could send me back, if he wanted.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

Christina Henry
“Sometimes at night, when the nightmare clung to me, I wondered if Peter’s assurances that I would never grow up were only assurances that I would die before such a thing happened. I wondered if that were better, to die before I became something withered and grey and not wanted.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

J.M.  Sullivan
“...why did you stick with me?”

“That’s easy, Alice,” he said. His amber eyes melted into hers. “It’s the first rule of chess: always protect your queen.”
J.M. Sullivan, Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles

Kennedy Vega
“My days are filled with you, and for that I am more grateful than you could ever know”
Kennedy Vega, Blossom of Ash

David Clawson
“I will say this about that moment when you realize your worst nightmare has proven to be reality— it can be oddly comforting. After all, once you’ve hit rock bottom and lived, there’s only one place you can go, and that’s up.”
David Clawson, My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen

Christina Henry
“I only wanted them near me because I loved them. Though, of course, it was because I loved them that Peter had to take them from me.”
Christina Henry, Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook

Gena Showalter
“Spočítala jsem to. Jsem si na osmdesát tři procent jistá, že můj výpočet je na stoprocent správný.”
Gena Showalter

David Clawson
“but the human heart has a bad habit of being hopeful.”
David Clawson, My Fairy Godmother Is a Drag Queen

Kennedy Vega
“Perhaps being Death's companion would not be the most terrible thing in the world”
Kennedy Vega, Blossom of Ash

Kennedy Vega
“The smiting and righteous retribution happens less often than you would think - Hades”
Kennedy Vega, Blossom of Ash

Sarah Diemer
“Do you think, for a moment," she whispered, "that I would have done anything differently? That I could have chosen anything but this, now?" Her dark eyes were alive, bright, shining. "I would suffer any lie, Persephone, for you.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Sarah Diemer
“You saved my life, Persephone."
"I didn't..."
"You are, even now.”
Sarah Diemer, The Dark Wife

Rae D. Magdon
“They say that love is blind, but I know better. Lovers see, but choose to look away”
Rae D. Magdon, The Second Sister

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

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