Quotes from Girl of Nightmares

Kendare Blake ·  332 pages

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“Every time I question him about the feasibility, he smiles at me like he's Yoda and I'm just a dumbass without the Force.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“She crossed over death to call me. I crossed through Hell to find her.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“What?" she asks, but I don't answer. Instead I kiss her, one time, and try to tell her in that single gesture everything that she'll forget as soon as she turns away. I tell her I love her. I tell her I'll miss her. And then I let her go.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Jesus. I have become the thing they call the third wheel.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“I don't care what your name is," she hisses. "And I don't care who you are. If you don't get him some help, I will burn your fucking place down." Go Carmel.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares



“I love her.”
“She’s dead.”
“That doesn’t mean to me what it does to other people.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“All this faux flattery. It's not enough to make me forget he's a dick. Admittedly, though, he's sort of a charismatic dick.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Chef?" Carmel exclaims. "I could give a shit about a chef. I'm going to find the most expensive thing in that kitchen, eat one bite, and throw the rest on the floor. Then I'm going to break some plates.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Damsels? You get sliced open, burned, and dashed against rocks about a thousand times or so. Then we'll see who the damsel is.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“He almost killed my friends. Fuck that guy.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares



“She glares at me resentfully, like I'm being unfair. But she's probably going to try to kill me, and kill me righteously, so eff you very much.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Cassio,” she whispers. “Get me out of here.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Jestine and I lock eyes. She's going to look away first. Even if my eyeballs have to completely dry out.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“In the sixth row of the theater, in the third chair in, Anna winks at me. Or maybe she just blinks. I can't tell. She's missing half of her face.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“It’s true what they say about answers only leading to more questions. There will always be more to find out, more to learn, more to do.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares



“I’m just saying it doesn’t always have to be spirits and magic. Sometimes hauntings are in your mind. It doesn’t make them less real.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“You'd better eat that," she says.
"I'm taking it easy on my stomach," I protest. "Come on. It just had a knife in it.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“But the mall is a thing that should not be suffered. Except maybe for Cinnabon.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Guys," he says. "After this is over, can we go get a burger or something?"
"You're thinking about food now?" Carmel asks.
"Hey, you haven't spent the last three days fasting and doing herbal rue steams and drinking nothing but Morfran's gross chrysanthemum purification potions." Carmel and I grin at each other in the mirror. "It isn't easy becoming a vessel. I'm freaking starving.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Everyone seems to know more than I do, and being on the shallow end of the information pool is starting to piss me off.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares



“Don't profane yourself, or the Biodag Dubh."
Oh, Mary Ann. Me and the Beedak Doo are just fine.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Without a word, we start to walk together down the long hall. I'm so pent up and irritated with this place; I want to kick down the closed doors and break up a prayer circle, maybe juggle the athame with a couple of candles just to see the horrified looks on their faces and hear their screams of "Sacrilege!”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“She's liked you since chemistry last semester," Carmel says, scowling.
"Then you should have told her what an ass I am. Made me sound like a moronic jerk."
"Better to let her see it for herself.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“I want to cross my arms and say things like, "Don't come back if you're not going to stay!" and "If you think that nothing's changed, you're wrong." But she probably heard all this stuff from Thomas already. I wasn't the boyfriend. I don't know why I feel like I should get the chance to yell at her too.
Jesus. I have become the thing they call the third wheel.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“Your morality isn't the only morality in the world. Just because it's yours doesn't mean it's right.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares



“Can you fight?"
Jestine nods in my direction. "I can take Cas on pretty easily."
"Is that supposed to impress me?”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“His skin is black as a struck match, cracked and oozing liquid metal heat, like he's covered by a cooling layer of lava. The eyes stand out bright white. I can't make out from this distance if they have corneas. God I hope they have corneas. I hate that creepy weird-eye shit.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“This is weird. There's a dead woman in front of me like dozens of other dead women I've seen. But this one is a queen, and a famous one. If it's possible to be starstruck by the dead, then I guess that's what's happening.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“She raises her brows at Thomas and Carmel.
"How do you want to room? The two of you and the two of us? Or boys in one, girls in the other?"
"Boys in one," I say quickly.
"Right. Back in a minute." Jestine gets up to make the arrangements, leaving me with my gaping friends.
"Where'd that come from?" Carmel asks.
"Where'd what come from?"
As usual, playing dumb gets me nowhere.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares


“I’ll be here if he needs me. I’ll watch his back.”

Carmel smiles. “Better watch all sides. He can be downright clumsy sometimes.”
― Kendare Blake, quote from Girl of Nightmares



About the author

Kendare Blake
Born place: Seoul
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