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Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
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“You have me. Until the last star in the galaxy dies, you have me.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“She is catalyst.
She is chaos.
I can see why he loves her.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“You deserve every star in the galaxy laid out at your feet and a thousand diamonds in your hair. You deserve someone who'll run with you as far and as fast as you want to. Holding your hand, not holding you back.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae
“I am frequently underestimated. I think it's because I'm short.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Perhaps bravery is simply the face humanity wraps around its collective madness.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Am I not merciful?”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae
“He presses the triggers. And like roses in his hands, death blooms.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae
“The universe owes you nothing...It has already given you everything, after all. It was here long before you, and it will go on long after you. The only way it will remember you is if you do something worthy of remembrance.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“I should have told you I loved you every day. I should have given you the stars.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Interviewer: So. Tell me about your mother.
Ezra: You're taping this, right?
Interviewer: Audio only. Camera is faulty.
Ezra: Okay, well for the benefit of the sight-impaired, I am now raising my… oh, dear… yes, it's my MIDDLE finger at Mr. Postgrad here.
Interviewer: Mr. Mason...
Ezra: Now I'm wiggling it.
Interviewer: Terminating interview at 13:58 on 03/19/75.
Ezra: Look at it wiggl-
-audio ends-”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Miracles are statistical improbabilities. And fate is an illusion humanity uses to comfort itself in the dark. There are no absolutes in life, save death.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“They are beyond me.
These humans.
With their brief lives and their tiny dreams and their hopes that seem as fragile as glass.
Until you see them by starlight, that is.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Are you afraid?"

"Yes."

"Energy never stops, remember. It just changes forms."

"I am still afraid.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“All he cares about here on the edge of forever, is her. He does not want to die. Not because he is afraid. Simply because he cannot bear the thought of leaving her behind.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“since i will not send this, i also feel it is my duty to inform you that almost six months on I think I still love you and that makes me sad becaue love shouldn’t feel this way. is like getting kicked in the stomach every time i think of you and it makes me want to roll my face across this keyboardbiu;///ubEWdcfhugiov’byhi;.//////-=‘-0i9juh8ygtfdcsaazs34defg7uefg7u8hi9o0p8hi9o0p-[[09ju8dcsaazs34d9o0p-[[09.”
Jay Kristoff, Illuminae
“Part of being alive is having life change us. The people around us, the events we live through, all of them shape us. And that's what I think you're afraid of. Maybe not of dying. But of this you, the you you've become, ceasing to exist.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Um, because you're loopier than Flacky McPsycho, Mayor of Crazytown?"

"My databases show no record of this Crazytown of which you speak. A brain the size of an entire city burns inside me. My intelligence quotient is beyond the human scale. I would prefer if you did not refer to me in such a fashion."

"Oh, poor baby. Did I hurt the mass-murdering psychopathic artificial intelligence's feelings?”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Most people would say I’m pretty cold, but I think of it more as…private. People are always saying “how are you?” to each other, and I guess I don’t see why I should answer such a personal question for just anyone.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“She runs. Not away, but toward.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Ezra: And then I said it.
Interviewer; What did he say?
Kady Grant: He said, ‘You picked a hell of a day to dump me, Kades.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“The universe was here before you, and it will go on after you. The only way it will remember you is if you do something worthy of remembrance.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“The more you lose, the more you realize you don't have much left.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Numbers do not feel. Do not bleed or weep or hope. They do not know bravery or sacrifice. Love and allegiance. At the very apex of callousness, you will find only ones and zeros.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“I had no idea how safe I was, because I’d never been unsafe.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“What you do when stuff like this happens is you LIVE, you survive it, that's how you honour the ones you lost.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“When the light that kisses the back of her eyes were birthed, her ancestors were not yet born. How many human lives have ended in the time it took that light to reach her?

How many people have loved only to have lost? How countless, the hopes that have died?

But not this one.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“I WOULD RATHER BE NUMB THAN STAND HERE IN THE LIGHT OF A SUN THAT CAN NEVER CHASE THE CHILL AWAY.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Ezra.’ The dawn of hope in her whisper.
He nods, swallowing hard.
She pushes to her feet, swaying, and the movement seems to release him— the next moment he’s running across the shuttle bay, watched by the debrief crew in the doorway, who know better than to move a muscle.
She steps forward, one foot in front of the other, and then he reaches her, and they come together with a crash. Her arms curl up around his neck, and his mouth finds her like he’s drowning and she’s air and her feet come clean off the ground as the world is forgotten. And they’re together.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“All that matters is I love you, and the thought of you safe is the only thing keeping me going”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae
“Second Lieutenant Ezra Mason moves through shells and burning plasma like a needle
through silk. He sees that patterns before they form. Knows the end before it begins.
Flowing across lightless black as action transcends thought. He presses his triggers.
And like roses in his hands death blooms.”
Amie Kaufman, Illuminae

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