“Humming the Star Wars theme to encourage myself, I wobbled onto my feet. Sometimes a girl's gotta provide her own trumpet-heavy heroic soundtrack.”
“We were quiet, two tiny specks glued down by gravity, peering at a universe that didn't notice us back.”
“In Gotham, batman just stumbles into crime," said Luther. "Salt lake is annoyingly tame.”
“NASA's next urgent mission should be to send good poets into space so they can describe what it's really like."
--Dangerous by Shannon Hale”
“You'd better not talk about microscopes anymore," he whispered, "or I don't know if I can control myself.”
“Why did everyone else seem fine but I felt as if I were living in a cage I'd outgrown two shoe sizes ago?”
“And this is where I'll end, before I know what happens next.”
“Life feels like fall of itself.”
“'A dream within a dream.”
“And I want to wake up.”
“Generally speaking, if a guy breaks your jaw and leg and cuts off your robotic arm, you file charges and get a restraining order. The only exception is when subtle machinations are needed to save the world from a massive, catastrophic alien takeover. But in no other circumstance.”
“Oh spare me, being stuck in your bedroom is not like prison. You don't have to worry about being gang-raped in your bedroom.”
“I can see that Elijah knows exactly what Thompson’s asking. Thompson is asking if Elijah likes killing. Elijah considers it for a moment. ‘It’s in my blood,’ he finally says.”
“It takes a certain amount of courage, he thought, to face yourself and say with candor, I'm rotten. I've done evil and I will again. It was no accident; it emanated from the true, authentic me.”
“Why did she give up wine for Lent? Polly was more sensible. She had given up strawberry jam. Cecilia had never seen Polly show more than a passing interest in strawberry jam, although now, of course, she was always catching her standing at the open fridge, staring at it longingly. The power of denial.”
“and with great solemnity, ‘I’m glad yer stopped ’em fighting. I’m scared”
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