10+ quotes from Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

Quotes from Avery

Charlotte McConaghy ·  384 pages

Rating: (2K votes)


“A woman's beauty is in her strength and her passion.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“I wouldn't pick you as the kind of man who'd care to die nicely."
He leant forward, lacing his hands together. "How do you think I'd like to die?"
"In a blaze of ice and fury." He was from Pirenti, after all.
The corner of his mouth hitched up at that, but it was a humourless expression, one filled with chipped edges and painted regrets. "And you?" he asked. " How would you like to die, Avery of Kaya?"
I picked up the oars and started to row.
"I'm already dead, Ambrose.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“He smiled. And as I looked at the naked beauty of the expression, I fell in love with him.
It was that simple, that complicated.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“It's simple, being hurt. But it's complicated, loving someone.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“Who has ever loved as boldly as he does?”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“She was abstractly beautiful, as I had always wished to be, but I now found her ugly, understanding as I did now that real beauty simply came from happiness.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“And then I stopped thinking about Prince Ambrose of Pirenti, because he was destroying me.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“I keep asking myself why this happened," I told him softly. "How you and I could have possibly ended up here, together. I think I'm supposed to help you realise."
"Realise what?"
"The man you will be.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“And that was when I realised I wasn't the strongest man in the world after all. I was the weakest.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


“Forget dying. I suddenly wanted to inflict pain. My anger was a living, breathing thing controlling my body, making me shake. It was funny what a person with only half a soul could feel: no joy, no pleasure, no amusement, no longing or desire or fear – but they could feel anger, more keenly than if they were whole. Sharper than they ever had before they were destroyed – anger like it kept you alive, anger like air. I’d thought, many times, that it might have been only this anger that allowed me to survive at all.”
― Charlotte McConaghy, quote from Avery


About the author

Charlotte McConaghy
Born place: in Australia
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Only as I approached adulthood did I realize that life is a process of continual becoming.”
― quote from Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman


“But if they don’t try a psychedelic like psilocybin or LSD at least once in their adult lives, I will wonder whether they had missed one of the most important rites of passage a human being can experience.”
― Sam Harris, quote from Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion


“He remembered the moment when his thoughts had inverted themselves—that shift from not being able to please everyone to not trying—and the way that change had enabled him to see past the maneuverings and histrionics of the representatives to the deeper structures of the problem; it was the same with the Corazhas.”
― Katherine Addison, quote from The Goblin Emperor


“Keith Richards I remember. There was a horse backstage that week, and I was in my dressing area and I saw Keith Richards go up, hold the horse’s face in his hands, and go, “You’re a fine horse, aren’t you?” I’ll never forget that.”
― Tom Shales, quote from Live From New York: An Uncensored History Of Saturday Night Live


“My vagina claps her pretty lips, and my magic marble lights up like we’ve won the million-dollar prize.”
― Helena Hunting, quote from PUCKED Over


Interesting books

Kingdom of the Wicked
(9.6K)
Kingdom of the Wicke...
by Derek Landy
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
(8.4K)
The Temple of the Go...
by Yukio Mishima
A Three Dog Life
(7.1K)
Excession
(20.1K)
Excession
by Iain M. Banks
The Rise of Endymion
(35.5K)
The Rise of Endymion
by Dan Simmons
All the Truth That's in Me
(12K)
All the Truth That's...
by Julie Berry

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.