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Proven Guilty (The Dresden Files, #8) Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
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“I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching--they are your family.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“You know how confusing the whole good-evil concept is for me.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Laughter is good for you. Nine out of ten stand-up comedians recommend laughter in the face of intense stupidity.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching—they are your family. And they were my heroes.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Life can be confusing. Good God, and how. Sometimes it seems like the older I get, the more confused I become. That seems ass-backwards. I thought I was supposed to be getting wiser. Instead, I just keep getting hit over the head with my relative insignificance in the greater scheme of the universe. Confusing, life. But it beats the hell out of the alternative.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Beside me, Molly rolled her shoulders in a few jerky motions and pushed at her hair in fitful little gestures. She tugged at her well-tattered skirts, and grimaced at her boots. "Can you see if there’s any mud on them?"

I paused to consider her for a second. Then I said, "You have two tattoos showing right now, and you probably used a fake ID to get them. Your piercings would set off any metal detector worth the name, and you’re featuring them in parts of your anatomy your parents wish you didn’t yet realize you had. You’re dressed like Frankenhooker, and your hair has been dyed colors I previously thought existed only in cotton candy.” I turned to face the door again. “I wouldn’t waste time worrying about a little mud on the boots.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Vanity, thy name is vampire.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Molly was arrested. Possession.”
I blinked at him. “She was possessed?”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Rule number one of the wizarding business. Never let them see you sweat. People expect us to know things. It can be a big advantage. Don’t screw it up by looking like you’re as confused as everyone else. Bad for the image.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of trauma, I will fear no concussion.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“No rest for the wicked, Bob, and that means that we can't slack off either, or they'll outwork us.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“You predicted quick victory. Now it’s going to get hopelessly complicated. Jesus, don’t you know any better than that by now?”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“I lunged, low and quick, and drove about a foot of cold steel into his danglies. Hey, I don't care what kind of fearie or mortal or hideous creature you are. If you've got danglies, and can loose them, that's the kind of sight that makes you reconsider the possible genitalia-related ramifications of your actions real damned quick.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“All power is the same. Magic. Physical strength. Economic strength. Political strength. It all serves a single purpose-it gives its possessor a broader spectrum of choices. It creates alternative courses of action. ”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
tags: power
“When people say the word "convention," they are usually referring to large gatherings of the employees of companies and corporations who attend a mass assembly, usually in a big hotel somewhere, for the purpose of pretending to learn stuff when they are in fact enjoying a free trip somewhere, time off work, and the opportunity to flirt with strangers, drink, and otherwise indulge themselves. The first major difference between a business convention and a fan-dom convention is that fandom doesn’t bother with the pretenses. They’re just there to have a good time. The second difference is the dress code— the ensembles at a fan convention tend to be considerably more novel.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“I checked the icebox. The faeries usually brought some sort of food to stock the icebox and the pantry when they cleaned, but they could have mighty odd ideas about what constituted a healthy diet. One time I'd opened the pantry and found nothing but boxes and boxes and boxes of Fruit Loops. I had a near-miss with diabetes, and Thomas, who was never quite sure where the food had come from, declared that I had clearly been driven Fruit Loopy.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“I got the sneaking suspicion that the vampire was a couple of Peeps short of an Easter basket.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
tags: humor
“Erlking,” I told her. “Big-time bad guy. Wants to eat me.”

“Why?” she asked.

“Well. I met him,” I said.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“...you look like you fell out of a crazy tree and hit every branch on the way down.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“I’m a pessimist of the human condition, as a rule, but contemplating the future and how the Carpenter kids could contribute to it was the kind of thought that gave me hope for us all, despite
myself.

Of course, I suppose someone must once
have looked down upon young Lucifer and considered what tremendous potential he contained.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“You killed my dog! Get your affairs in order.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Insecurity, thy name is teenager.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“She bowed her head and said, "Lord of hosts, please stand with us against this darkness." The quiet, bedrock-deep energy of true faith brushed against me.
Murphy echoed the gesture and the amen. Thomas and I tried to look theologically invisible.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“You don't have to make fun of it."

"Actually I do," I said. "I make fun of almost everything.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Children have their own kind of power. When you're teaching them, protecting them, you are more than you thought you could be. More understanding, more patient, more capable, more wise.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“...the Stone Table [was] a place that served as the OK Corral for the Faerie Courts when they decided to engage in diplomacy by means of murdering anyone on the other team.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“How long have you been a Sidhe-sicle?”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“You need a prostate to understand,” I said.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Investigate the faeries. Great. That was absolutely guaranteed to get complicated before I got any useful answers. If there was one thing faeries hated doing, it was giving you a straight answer, about anything. Getting plain speech out out of one is like pulling out teeth. Your own teeth. Through your nose.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty
“Murphy, you rock! Go team Dresden!"

"Hey, I'm the one who rocks... Go team Murphy.”
Jim Butcher, Proven Guilty

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