Quotes from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy

Ally Carter ·  236 pages

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“Most little girls in England grow up wanting to marry
a prince. Bex grew up wanting to kick James Bond's butt and assume his double-0 ranking.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“You really saw some?" Liz said an hour later. Sure, we had the stereo blaring and the shower running, but Liz still whispered, "They really...exist?"
"Liz," I whispered back, "they're not unicorns."
"No," Bex said flatly, "they're boys. And they're...good.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“So I hear we get to go to town this weekend. Want to catch a movie or something?
--Z
P.S. That is, if Jimmy doesn't mind.

Translation: This weekend might be a good chance for us to see each other outside our school in a social environment, free of competetiton. I do not view other boys as threats, and I enjoy making them seem insignificant by calling them the wrong names. (Translation by Macey McHenry)”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Oh, and Cammie," At the sounds of his voice, I spun around, expecting to hear him crack a joke or call me Gallagher Girl. The last thing I expected was to feel his arms sliding arounds me, to sense the whole world turning upside down as Zach dipped me in the middle of the foyer and pressed his lips to mine. Then he smiled that smile I'd come to know. "I always finish what I start.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Did you hear that? I'm special.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy



“you're the gallagher girl. figure it out."- zach”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“A Gallagher Girl's real grades don’t come in pass or fail—they're measured in life or death.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Just so you know Gallagher Girl,' he whispered softly, 'I'm going to kiss you now.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“I always finish what i start”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“You don't need a search warrant to go through someone's trash. Seriously. Once it hits the curb it is totally fair game-you an look it up.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy



“and then Zach said a really bad word, but I doubt DeeDee noticed because it was in Farsi”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“And there's a cop over there."
"What?" the boy said, glancing at the D.C. police officer that stood at the corner of the street, "You think that guys can do a better job protecting you than I can?"
Actually, I thought Liz could have done a better job "protecting" me than he could, but instead I said, "No, I think if you don't leave me alone, I can scream and that cop will arrest you."
Somehow the boy seemed to know it was a joke...”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Zach walked away, but I stood there for a long time, wondering if I should go to my mother; if I should go to my friends; but instead I slipped into the corridors I hadn't used in months, pushed my way through cobwebs and darkness, trying to walk away from the tears that burned hot down my cheeks, because maybe I didn't want to admit weakness; maybe I wanted to wallow in my solitude and grief.
Or maybe crying is like everything else we do—it's best if you don't get caught.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“I love being a pavement artist; seriously, I do. It's like when guys who would normally hate being freakishly tall discover basketball, or when girls with abnormally long fingers sit down at a piano. Blending in, going unseen, being a shadow in the sun is what I'm good at. Seeing the shadows, it turns out, is not my natural gift.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“The whole summer lay ahead of us-time to rest, time to wait. And when the future comes-no matter what comes with it-I'll be smarter. I'll be stronger. I'll be ready.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy



“Because sometimes not liking someone is easier.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Trust. We stake our lives on it, but it's a subject that not even the Gallagher Academy can teach. When do you let your guard down? Who do you let in? And I knew at that moment, as I sat beside my mother, bathing in the warm spring light, that those were the questions a good spy never stops asking”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Because even though the truth can set you free, that doesn't mean it won't be painful.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Boys! Are they always this impossible? Do they always say cryptic, indecipherable things? (Note
to self: work with Liz to adapt her boy-to-English translator into a more mobile form—like maybe a
watch or necklace.)”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Oooh," Bex said throwing an arm around my shoulders. "I want one."
Cammie: "They're not puppies.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy



“Your memory is your first and best weapon, ladies. Learn to use it.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“First time it's a stranger. Second time its just a coincidence. Third time it's a tail”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“tonight it taco night" -rachel (cam's mom)”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“That's for me to know, and for you to find out.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“Lies," Mr Solomon said the next morning as he walked into the classroom. "We tell them to our friends," he said. "We tell them to our enemies. And eventually...we tell them to ourselves.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy



“I love your bracelet!’ I said to the brunette next to me, because, while most girls are onto the whole stranger-with-candy thing, the strangers-with-compliments strategy is still remarkably effective.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


“I've thrown enough punches in my life to know when someone is hurting.”
― Ally Carter, quote from Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy


About the author

Ally Carter
Born place: in The United States
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