The Raven Cycle Quotes

Quotes tagged as "the-raven-cycle" (showing 1-30 of 51)
Maggie Stiefvater
“I know when I'm awake and when I'm asleep," Ronan Lynch said.
Adam Parrish, curled over himself in a pair of battered, greasy coveralls, asked, "Do you?"
"Maybe I dreamt you," he said.
"Thanks for the straight teeth, then," Adam replied.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“The head is too wise. The heart is all fire.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

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
“Humans were so circular; they lived the same slow cycles of joy and misery over and over, never learning. Every lesson in the universe had to be taught billions of times, and it never stuck.

Maybe it was good that the world forgot every lesson, every good and bad memory, every triumph and failure, all of it dying with each generation. Perhaps this cultural amnesia spared them all. Perhaps if they remembered everything, hope would die instead.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“I don't care to be pretty," Blue shot back hotly, "I care to look on the outside like I look on the inside.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“There is no good word for the opposite of lonesome.
One might be tempted to suggest togetherness or contentment , but the fact that these two other words bear definitions unrelated to each other perfectly displays why lonesome cannot be properly mirrored. It does not mean solitude, nor alone, nor lonely, although lonesome can contain all of those words in itself.
Lonesome means a state of being apart. Of being other. Alone-some.”
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.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“Did you get notes for me?"
"No", Ronan replied,"I thought you were dead in a ditch.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Wanting to live, but accepting death to save others: that was courage. That was to be Gansey's greatness.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“He was so much more dangerous when he wasn't angry.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“It'll be OK. I'm ready. Blue, kiss me.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“She drifted towards the bedroom, on her way to have a bath or take a nap or start a war.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“I know you are not the same as him, Adam said. But in my head, everything is always so tangled. I am such a damaged thing.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“Depending on where you began the story, it was about Noah Czerny.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

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

Maggie Stiefvater
“It was true that Blue was just shy of five feet and it was also true that she hadn't eaten her greens, but she'd done the research and she didn't think the two were related.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Blue Lily, Lily Blue

Maggie Stiefvater
“It was 6:21.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“If Glendower had not saved Gansey's life, he did not know who to thank, or who to be, or how to live.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven King

Maggie Stiefvater
“It shouldn't have happened at all, but their friendship had been cemented in only the time it took to get to school that morning - Adam demonstrating how to fasten the Camaro's ground wire more securely, Gansey lifting Adam's bike halfway into the trunk so they could ride to school together, Adam confessing he worked at a mechanic's to put himself through Aglionby, and Gansey turning to the passenger seat and asking, "What do you know about Welsh kings?”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Maggie Stiefvater
“They set off on the perfectly straight ley line, Ronan's gaze still directed up to his plane and to Chainsaw, a white bird and a black bird against the azure ceiling of the world.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

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
“Ronan, who had spent nine hundred dollars on a tattoo merely to piss off his brother.”
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
“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
“And everywhere, everywhere there were books. Not the tidy stacks of an intellectual trying to impress, but the slumping piles of a scholar obsessed.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

Maggie Stiefvater
“Whenever he required a small burst of fireworks to his heart, he would remove the folder from the bedside drawer and look at the contents while enjoying a beer or seven.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

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
“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

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