30+ quotes from Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

Quotes from Captive in the Dark

C.J. Roberts ·  276 pages

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“He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“This isn't a romance. You're not a damsel in distress and I'm not the handsome prince come to save you.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“The only way to truly be safer, was to accept the dark, to walk in it with eyes wide open, to be a part of it. To keep your enemies close.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety – like light – is a façade.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I wrapped my arms around him and held on as hard as I could. He was my tormentor and my solace: the creator of the dark and the light within. I didn’t care that he would undoubtedly hurt me at any moment, right now; I just needed somebody to hold me… To tell me these exact words. Its going to be okay. It wasn’t of course, I knew that. But I didn’t care, I needed the lie.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Caleb was a strange person, cruel and inhuman; a monster, and yet, at other times, he seemed so capable of something like caring. He made me cry and scream and shake with fear and nearly a split second later he could make me almost believe he wasn't responsible for any of it. He could hold me and make me feel safe. How was that possible?”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“For what it's worth Livvie, I never thought of you as a whore. And you are...the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I was as real to him as he was to me and it struck me just then that I meant something to him. In whatever capacity he was able, I meant something. The irony of that epiphany made my gut twist.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“If I survive this, I can't go back. I'll have to move forward and I don't know what that means.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I wanted to cry for wanting to cry.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“You'll always be Kitten to me...Livvie.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“There is a moment, in all my studying of movies and scripts, that I’d realized something elemental about human beings and why I’d been attracted to that imaginary world. Each piece of work was attempting to describe the human condition, in all its good, bad and ugly glory. At first, it’d been an extension of my own life, strangely mirrored in this world of ‘fiction’. Each story wanted, no— needed—to reveal a human fragility, a human bondage which tied people to the things they did and to be the person they held in their heads. Those stories were something true and sometimes horrific but people were people and the parts didn’t just tell the whole story.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Each day I was more vulnerable than the last. Each day he stripped away more of my sense of self. And now he'd taken the last of it, the last of me. But who did that make me? An extension of him? Someone new? I didn't know. Didn't want to know.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I blinked once, "if it's anywhere near as bad as what those assholes did to me... I'm tired of living through this shit just to step into deeper fucking shit. So if all you have planned for me is more torture, I think I'd rather die. Just do me one favor and don't... I don't want to die slow.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Why couldn't he just keep being an evil, soulless bastard so I knew what his role was and I knew mine?”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“No more movie references. No more fictional characters to relate to. This was real. It was destiny. I was…a thing, a commodity.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“You're going to pay for that Pet,' he panted. The right side of his face sported an angry red hand print.

I shook out my hand, 'I already have. That was my change.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Like a Falcon, she needed the dark to understand who her master was. She would learn to trust him, to rely upon him, to anticipate what he wanted from her. And like any master with his salt, he would reward her for her obedience. He would be exceedingly firm, but he would also be as fair as he could be. He had notchosen the instrument of his revenge at random. He had chosen a beautiful submissive. And what was a submissive if not adaptable -if not a survivor?”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Today the pain was emotional, the worst kind”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I was a pretty thing, and pretty things did not fare well in this world, not in the hands of men like him.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“the only way to truly be safer, was to accept the dark”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Well, sorry pet, I don't want to be fixed. Whatever your little schoolgirl brain told you about men is absurdly wrong. This isn't a romance. You're not a damsel-in-distress and I'm not the handsome prince come to save you.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I told him I was sorry. He sighed and held me closer, his lips against the shell of my ear, "You will be, Kitten".”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“I was treading the thin line of his patience while falling off the thin line of my sanity”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“He kissed me everywhere, not like before, not angry. And God help me, it shouldn't have made a difference, but somehow it did.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Make him love you,” Ruthless Me whispered. “Make it so he can’t live without you. The devil you know.” I felt her growing inside me, bringing with her the insane idea that I actually wielded power with Caleb.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“A million dollars? A bit much don't you think?"

"Fuck you."

Caleb smiled, the self indulgent little shit. "My apologies," he mocked with a slight forward bow, "What I meant to say is: no pussy's that good. Though yours does come close.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“Could she sense her life as she knew it hanging precariously in the balance? Could she feel his eyes on her? Did she have a sixth sense for monsters? The thought of it made him smile”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


“The intensity with which he stared at me bordered on obscene.”
― C.J. Roberts, quote from Captive in the Dark


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C.J. Roberts
Born place: in North Hollywood, CA, The United States
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