Quotes from Envy

Gregg Olsen ·  285 pages

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“If only these walls could talk…the world would know just how hard it is to tell the truth in a story in which everyone’s a liar.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“Some of this story is completely true. And some of it isn't. Like truth, evil comes in all sorts of flavors. Some bitter. Some deceptively sweet. Sometimes it comes with a heavy price. While most people don't invite evil into their lives, the dirty little secret is that an invitation isn't necessary. Locked doors don't matter. Neither do fancy security systems. Evil is kind of amazing when you think about it. She knows how to get inside.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“Why you need a reason for everything? Reason is something people say to make sense of things that don't make sense.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“You poke at evil with a stick," Valerie had said, offering chilling advice they'd never forget. "Never use your fingers.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“Maybe it was more than that. Maybe some things shouldn't be explained.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy



“He always told his girl, "If only these walls could talk... the world would know just how hard it is to tell the truth in a story in which everyone's a liar."

But the walls didn't talk.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“She was only fifteen! What is the matter with these kids today? Can't they wait to have sex until they get their driver's license and can go somewhere?”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“She looked at ways to quantify life. Analytic in nature, her head almost always overruled her heart. Love it? Hate it? She wanted to KNOW it.”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


“No one, certainly no teenager, was normal or felt they were. Everyone wore a kind of mask that kept people from really seeing what - or who - was inside”
― Gregg Olsen, quote from Envy


About the author

Gregg Olsen
Born place: in Seattle, Washington, The United States
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