The Raven Boys Quotes

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Maggie Stiefvater
“If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“I guess now would be a good time to tell you," He said. "I took Chainsaw out of my dreams.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“She recognized the strange happiness that came from loving something without knowing why you did, that strange happiness that was sometimes so big that it felt like sadness.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Excelsior," Gansey said bleakly.
Blue asked, "What does that even mean?"
Gansey looked over his shoulder at her. He was once more, just a little bit closer to the boy she'd seen in the churchyard.
"Onward and upward.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“If it had a social security number, Ronan had fought with it.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ronan, taking in Blue’s posture and Gansey below, observed, “If you spit, Blue, it would land right in his eye.”
Gansey moved to the opposite side of the bed with surprising swiftness, glancing at Adam and away again as quickly.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ronan did not smoke; he preferred his habits with hangovers.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“But what [Gansey] said was, "I'm going to need everyone to be straight with each other from now on. No more games. This isn't just for Blue, either. All of us."
Ronan said, "I'm always straight."
Adam replied, "Oh, man, that's the biggest lie you've ever told."
Blue said, "Okay.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ostendes tuum et ostendam meus?”
Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater
“You look like a super villain with your familiar," Adam said.
Ronan’s smile cut his face, but he looked kinder than Blue had ever seen him, like the raven in his hand was his heart, finally laid bare.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Not like this. At least you have a place to go. 'End of the world' ... What is your problem, Adam? I mean, is there something about my place that's too repugnant for you to imagine living there? Why is it that everything kind I do is pity to you? Everything is charity. Well, here it is: I'm sick of tiptoeing around your principles."
"God, I'm sick of your condescension, Gansey," Adam said. "Don't try to make me feel stupid. Who whips out repugnant? Don't pretend you're not trying to make me feel stupid."
"This is the way I talk. I'm sorry your father never taught you the meaning of repugnant. He was too busy smashing your head against the wall of your trailer while you apologized for being alive."
Both of them stopped breathing.
Gansey knew he'd gone too far. It was too far, too late, too much.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Blue was perfectly aware that it was possible to have a friendship that wasn't all-encompassing, that wasn't blinding, deafening, maddening, quickening. It was just that now that she'd had this kind, she didn't want another.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Where the hell is Ronan?” Gansey asked, echoing the words that thousands of humans had uttered since mankind developed speech. As he stepped out of the science building, he tipped his head backwards, as if Ronan Lynch – dreamer of dreams, fighter of men, skipper of classes – might somehow be flying overhead.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“She’d been so afraid of the absolute worst that she’d forgotten how she missed the absolute best.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Opal

Maggie Stiefvater
“He was just alive," [Gansey] said helplessly. "He just taught us four irregular verbs last week. And you killed him.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“The demon kept pulling him unconscious, and in those short bursts of blackness, the dreamer snatched at light, and when he swam back to consciousness, he thrust the dream into reality. He shaped them into flapping creatures and earthbound stars and flaming crowns and golden notes that sang by themselves and mint leaves scattered across the blood-streaked pavement and scraps of paper with jagged handwriting on them: Unguibus et rostro.
But he was dying.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Ronan, who had spent nine hundred dollars on a tattoo merely to piss off his brother.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“But this was not what Blue was told. Again and again, she had her fingers spread wide, her palm examined, her cards plucked from velvet-edged decks and spread across the fuzz of a family friend’s living room carpet. Thumbs were pressed to the mystical, invisible third eye that was said to lie between everyone’s eyebrows. Runes were cast and dreams interpreted, tea leaves scrutinised and séances conducted.
All the women came to the same conclusion, blunt and inexplicably specific. What they all agreed on, in many different clairvoyant languages, was this:
If Blue was to kiss her true love, he would die.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Blue opened and closed her chilly fists. The top edges of her fingerless gloves were fraying; she’d done a bad job knitting them last year, but they had a certain trashy chic to them. If she hadn’t been so vain, Blue could’ve worn the boring but functional gloves she’d been given for Christmas. But she was vain, so instead she had her fraying fingerless gloves, infinitely cooler though also colder , and no one to see them but Neeve and the dead.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“You will live because of Glendower. Someone else on the ley line is dying when they should not, and so you will live when you should not.”
Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater
“MURDERED The writing continued until the driver's side glass was clear, entirely swept clean by an invisible finger, until there were so many words that none of them could be read. Until it was only a window into an empty car with the memory of a burger on the passenger seat. 'Noah,' Gansey said, 'I'm so sorry.' Blue wiped away a tear. 'Me too.' Stepping forward, leaning over the hood of the car, Ronan pressed his fingers to the windshield, and while they watched, he wrote: REMEMBERED.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Look," Adam said. He rubbed a finger over the dust of the back window. Next to a Blink-182 sticker was an Aglionby decal.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Henry shuffled the jewelled insect back out of his pocket. It amber heart warmed light through the pit again. “Back in the lab, of course, as father dear tries to copy it with nonmagical parts. My mother told me to keep this one to remind me of what I am.”
“And what is that?”
The bee illuminated both itself and Henry: its translucent wings, Henry’s wickedly cut eyebrows.
“Something more.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Blue, largely against her will, glanced to the booth he pointed to. Three boys sat at it: one was smudgy, just as he said, with a rumpled, faded look about his person, like his body had been laundered too many times. The one who'd hit the light was handsome and his head was shaved; a soldier in a war where the enemy was everyone else. And the third was -- elegant. It was not the right word for him, but it was close. He was fine boned and a little fragile looking, with blue eyes pretty enough for a girl.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“The interior would have resembled the backseat of a really big car if the seat belts hadn't had five-point fasteners that looked like they belonged in an X-wing fighter.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Al observar el cielo nocturno, había algo que tiraba de ella, algo que la empujaba a ver más que estrellas, a encontrar un sentido en el caos del firmamento , a extraer de él una imagen precisa.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
"Even Dwarfs Started Small," Calla replied immediately. "In the original German: Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen."
Maura winced, though Blue couldn't tell if it was at the movie or at Calla's accent.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Gansey clucked at his bedraggled reflection in the dark-framed mirror hanging in the front hallway. Chainsaw eyed herself briefly before hiding on the other side of Ronan's neck; Adam did the same, but without the hiding-in-Ronan's-neck bit. Even Blue looked less fanciful that usual, the lighting rendering her lampshade dress and spiky hair as a melancholy Pierrot.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Maggie Stiefvater
“Don't fucking swear." -Ronan Lynch”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Maggie Stiefvater
“Don't fucking swear." -Ronan Lynch, The Raven Boys Cycle”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

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