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Maggie Stiefvater
“It could kill you," Maura said.
Then there was the awkward moment that arrives when two thirds of the people in the room know that the other third is supposed to die in fewer than nine months, and the person who is meant to die is not one of the ones in the know.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Cath Crowley
“Ed? Are you alive?’
‘Yes..and that’s genuinely surprising
since your bike went over me about
halfway down. You’re a very dangerous
girl to date.’
'We’re not on a date.”
Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon
tags: humor

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get--and never would get.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Maggie Stiefvater
“A secret is a strange thing.

There are three kinds of secrets. One is the sort everyone knows about, the sort you need at least two people for. One to keep it. One to never know. The second is a harder kind of secret: one you keep from yourself. Every day, thousands of confessions are kept from their would-be confessors, none of these people knowing that their never-admitted secrets all boil down to the same three words: I am afraid.

And then there is the third kind of secret, the most hidden kind. A secret no one knows about. Perhaps it was known once, but was taken to the grave. Or maybe it is a useless mystery, arcane and lonely, unfound because no one ever looked for it.

Sometimes, some rare times, a secret stays undiscovered because it is something too big for the mind to hold. It is too strange, too vast, too terrifying to contemplate.

All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or keptfrom, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches — that’s what will be left at the end of it all.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Maggie Stiefvater
“You really didn't see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn't it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

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