Steampunk Quotes

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Gail Carriger
“Steampunk is...the love child of Hot Topic and a BBC costume drama”
Gail Carriger

Cherie Priest
“OMG YOU GUYS it has come to my attention that SOMEONE on the internet is saying that my fictional 19th century zombies are NOT SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND. Naturally, I am crushed. To think, IF ONLY I’d consulted with a zombologist or two before sitting down to write, I could’ve avoided ALL THIS EMBARRASSMENT.”
Cherie Priest

George Mann
“Steampunk is...a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism and exploration. But most of all it is fun!”
George Mann

Dru Pagliassotti
“A clockwork heart can't replace the real thing.”
Dru Pagliassotti, Clockwork Heart

Gail Carriger
“So, did you hold back during that test?"
"Maybe a little," Sophronia admitted.
Soap grinned. "That's my girl."
Sophronia glared at him. He was getting familiar.
"You are, miss." He continued to grin.
"I'm my own girl, thank you very much.”
Gail Carriger, Curtsies & Conspiracies

Mark Hodder
“Indeed. I have often thought that when a man selects one word over another he often reveals far more of himself than he intended.”
Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

G.D. Falksen
“Supervillain" means never having to say you're sorry”
G D Falksen

G.D. Falksen
“Many great things have been accomplished by the careful combination of keen minds and ardent spirits.”
G.D. Falksen, Blood in the Skies

Maeve Alpin
“I tell you all the time, you will never be able to replace me with a brass and steam contraption.”
Maeve Alpin, As Timeless As Stone

Bruce Sterling
“A dagger is the noble weapon of Brutus. Everyone understands that tyrants fall to daggers. A bomb is a sordid modern device with many complex working parts. Only engineers understand bombs”
Bruce Sterling, The Parthenopean Scalpel

Bruce Sterling
“«I love both her and them. I have come to understand that she is what they are. A woman accepts a man, expecting that he will change. A man takes a woman, expecting that she will never change. They are both disappointed. Yet within this very disappointment is the primal source of all new men and all new women»”
Bruce Sterling, Different Kinds of Magic

Mark Hodder
“Here lies the body of Colonel Cornell’s. The rest of the fellow, I fancy, in hell is.”
Mark Hodder, The Strange Affair of Spring Heeled Jack

K.W. Jeter
“He turned away from me, the better to hide the exclamation of annoyance which he muttered under his breath; I caught only what seemed to be the syllable cog (perhaps a reference to my mechanical trade) and the word succour (a prayer for divine assistance?).”
K.W. Jeter, Infernal Devices

Maeve Alpin
“A priest, who came from a land far away and wed priestess Seshat, used powerful magic for Pharaoh Tutimaeus. With his invention of a horseless chariot and magic men who blew steam, the Egyptians defeated the Hyksos warriors.” He felt his mouth quirk and a deep chuckle rolled from his belly. “Well, an Egyptian priest is a quite a step up from assistant to the conservator of the Louvre.” - As Timeless As Stone”
Maeve Alpin

Elizabeth J. Kolodziej
“How dare you! What is your name? I shall make it a sin to be spoken.”
The braveness of his chuckle and grin made me step back. “Garrett. My name is Garrett and please make my name a sin to speak. Maybe that way I won’t have people like you screaming out for people like me; for people like you are so ghastly and in need of saving too many times.” Lucy to Garrett from my Steampunk YA Romance book I have started.”
Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

K.W. Jeter
“Creff, my factotum, interrupted the breakfast he had brought me only a few minutes earlier and announced that a crazed Ethiope was at the door, presumably to buy a watch.”
K.W. Jeter, Infernal Devices

Maeve Alpin
“We do not need you. Do not come unless I call you.” Ricard crawled out of bed and shut the door as the steam men moved down the hall. “Dumb things.” Ricard - As Timeless As Stone”
Maeve Alpin

Katherine McIntyre
“Those angels you’ve painted in your mind wouldn’t last for a moment on the streets of London, Mother,” Ellie called out to her. “We’re the devils who stepped in to replace them.”
Katherine McIntyre, Of Coppers and Cracksmen

K.L. Harris
“Her future was a blind spot, a blank page with an unwritten destiny, and this time, she held the pen.”
K.L. Harris, Equillian's Key

Sarah Stoffers
“Benutze dieses Wort nicht", verlangte sie und sah endlich von dem Automaten auf.
"Welches Wort?"
"Rostfresser, Fingerschnipser... es fängt immer mit Worten an, und genau dort sollte es auch enden", verlangte Mathilda.”
Sarah Stoffers, Berlin: Rostiges Herz

Katherine McIntyre
“Damn and double damn,” Ellie cursed, her feet landing on the ground with a clap. “Look lively, Taylor. We’ve found ourselves privy to one of the most pigeon-livered men you’ll ever meet.”
Katherine McIntyre, Of Coppers and Cracksmen

Katherine McIntyre
“This close, she could smell the crisp bite of gin on his breath and feel the heat emanating off him. She leaned in and pressed a kiss to his cheek.”
Katherine McIntyre, Of Coppers and Cracksmen

K.L. Harris
“The web of rooftops was his playground, his place of freedom. Up there, there were no rules, no one to tell him what he could or couldn’t do, no boundaries or boarders, and no obstacles he couldn’t overcome.”
K.L. Harris, Equillian's Key

K.L. Harris
“To truly change your stars, you must first be willing to risk everything.”
K.L. Harris, Equillian's Key

K.L. Harris
“…the Sendsong was simply reflecting a truth that was in Gwena’s soul. A truth she hadn’t known was there. It revealed a terrifying strength and an iron will. The image frightened her…but it also gave her courage.”
K.L. Harris, Equillian's Key

Sarah Stoffers
“Das Viertel der Erfinder war das rostige Herz von Berlin. Nirgendwo waren die Häuser eine größere Herausforderung an das Bauamt und an die Schwerkraft.”
Sarah Stoffers, Berlin: Rostiges Herz

Sarah Stoffers
“Du hast die Ermittlung der Gendarmen von Berlin behindert“, sagte Karim geduldig.
„Das wissen die Gendarmen von Berlin ja nicht“, gab Fidelio zu bedenken.”
Sarah Stoffers, Berlin: Rostiges Herz

Karen Bayly
“Forgive me, but aren’t you supposed to be dead?" ~ Matthias Browne”
Karen Bayly, Fortitude

Karen Bayly
“Forgive me, but aren’t you supposed to be dead?”
Karen Bayly, Fortitude

Philip Reeve
“Elementary, my dear colonel,' she said. 'When every sensible explanation has been disproved, then whatever remains, however silly, must be the truth.”
Philip Reeve, Starcross

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