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Warcross (Warcross, #1) Warcross by Marie Lu
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“Every locked door has a key. Every problem has a solution.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Everything's science fiction until someone makes it science fact.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Everyone has a different way of escaping the dark stillness of their mind.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“It is hard to describe loss to someone who has never experienced it, impossible to explain all the ways it changes you. But for those who have, not a single word is needed.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“But sometimes, people kick you to the ground at recess because they think the shape of your eyes is funny. They lunge at you because they see a vulnerable body. Or a different skin color. Or a different name. Or a girl. They think that you won't hit back - that you'll just lower your eyes and hide. And sometimes, to protect yourself, to make it go away, you do.

But sometimes, you find yourself standing in exactly the right position, wielding exactly the right weapon to hit back.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“But beauty can make people forgive a thousand cruelties.”
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“When you refuse to ask for help, it tells others that they also shouldn’t ask for help from you. That you look down on them for needing your help. That you like feeling superior to them. It’s an insult, Emi, to your friends and peers. So don’t be like that. Let us in.”
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“What’s the point of freedom if you’re just living in a miserable reality?”
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“They believe that objects have souls. The more love you put into one, the more beautiful it becomes.”
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“You have to learn to look at the whole of something, not just the parts.”
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“And the book (#7) is for whenever the hunt involves a lot of waiting around. Entertainment that won't eat up my batteries is always worth bringing.”
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“Everyone has a price.”
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“But sometimes, you find yourself standing in exactly the right position, wielding exactly the right weapon to hit back.”
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“She was so beautiful. But beauty can make people forgive a thousand cruelties.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“They think that you won't hit back - that you'll just lower your eyes and hide. And sometimes, to protect yourself, to make it go away, you do. But sometimes, you find yourself standing in exactly the right position, wielding exactly the right weapon to hit back. So I hit. I hit fast and hard and furious. I hit with nothing but the language whispered between circuits and wire, the language that can bring people to their knees.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Think badass thoughts, I tell myself.”
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“Zooming in on it only makes it blurrier.”
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“Maybe they think I'm a danger to you."
He smiles as he reaches me. "And are you?"
"I try to restrain myself," I answer, returning his smile.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“I think of Zero’s surprised voice, his anger as he faced me in the final game, the way he’d stolen my Memories. The way he’d returned them. Everyone has a price, he’d said. Name yours.”
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“Hideo wants me off the official games and the hunt. Zero has warned me to stay away. But I've never been good at following instructions. I'm a bounty hunter. And if my bounty's still out there somewhere, I have to finish this.”
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“Everyone pays lip service to world peace. They use it as a pretty answer to pointless questions, to make themselves sound good.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Maybe I was wrong, and maybe someday I’ll look back and regret lashing out like that. I’m still not entirely sure why I threw myself into the fire over this specific incident. But sometimes, people kick you to the ground at recess because they think the shape of your eyes is funny. They lunge at you because they see a vulnerable body. Or a different skin color. Or a difficult name. They think that you won’t hit back—that you’ll just lower your eyes and hide. And sometimes, to protect yourself, to make it go away, you do. But sometimes, you find yourself standing in exactly the right position, wielding exactly the right weapon to hit back. So I hit. I hit fast and hard and furious. I hit with nothing but the language whispered between circuits and wire, the language that can bring people to their knees. And in spite of everything, I’d do it all over again.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Death has a terrible habit of cutting straight through every careful line you’ve drawn between your present and your future.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Everyone has a different way of escaping the dark stillness of their mind. This, I learned, was mine.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“When you refuse to ask for help, it tells others that they also shouldn't ask for help from you. That you look down on them for needing your help. That you like feeling superior to them.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“His gaze lingers on me for a beat longer. "Have you eaten yet?"
Is he asking me to dinner? "No," I say, trying to stay casual.
He takes a dark gray peacoat off the back of a chair and pulls it on. Then he tilts his head over toward the door. "Join me.”
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“That's the thing about the Dark World: You can prepare for it all you want, but the only way to truly understand it is to head in.”
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“What is worse-- a world where Hideo fights against violence, or a world where Zero fights using it?”
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“You remind me of myself from several years ago,” she says. “I always offered help—but I refused to accept any. My mother scolded me about that. Do you know what she told me? When you refuse to ask for help, it tells others that they also shouldn’t ask for help from you. That you look down on them for needing your help. That you like feeling superior to them. It’s an insult, Emi, to your friends and peers. So don’t be like that. Let us in.”
Marie Lu, Warcross
“Why would anyone give up the perfect fantasy reality just because they have to give up their freedom? What’s the point of freedom if you’re just living in a miserable reality?”
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