Quotes from Gone

Michael Grant ·  560 pages

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“Welcome to Perdido beach, where our motto is: Radiation, what radiation?”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“We didn't Make this World we're just the Poor Fools who are living in it.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“That's your solution? Have a cookie?' Astrid asked. 'No, my solution is to run down to the beach and hide out until this is all over,' Sam said. 'But a cookie never hurts.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“It couldn’t last. Everyone was just killing time. But if all they did was kill time, time would end up killing them.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“It's vital to keep a sense of humour when the world seems to have suddenly become a very strange place.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone



“I had a polynomial once. My doctor removed it.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“It's not about who's got powers, morons. It's about who's not afraid. And who's going to do what has to be done.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“Sam had a DVD in his hand. He said, "Yesterday I sent Edilio to the power plant to get two things. First, a cache of automatic weapons from the guardhouse.
"Machine guns?"
"Yeah. Not just for us to have, but to make sure the other side doesn't get them."
"Now we have an arms race," Astrid said.
Her tone seemed to irritate Sam. "You want me to leave them for Caine?"
"I wasn't criticizing, just... you know. Ninth graders with machine guns; it's hard to make that a happy story."
Sam relented. He even grinned. "Yeah. The phrase 'ninth graders with machine guns' isn't exactly followed by 'have a nice day'.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone. There. Gone. No 'poof.' No flash of light. No explosion.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“welcome to the FAYZ. Wherever, whenever or whyever that is”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone



“Let me guess: you're secretly a wizard who was raised by muggles.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“Sam was slow getting up. To Quinn he looked like an old man standing up after slipping on the ice. But he looked up at Quinn and performed a sort of salute.
I owe you, Quinn."
I'm sorry I didn't get him," Quinn answered.
Sam shook his head. "Man, don't ever be sorry you don't want to kill someone.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“Ninth graders with machine guns: its hard to make that a happy story.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“You'll never have complete control, Caine. This world is changing all the time. Animals. People. Who knows what's next? We didn't' make this world, we're just the poor fools who are living in it.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“So many things I'm not, and so few things I am.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone



“but I know you're the brightest shooting star in the sky - Astrid”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“The point is,” Caine continued, “you and I share something in common, Sam. We were born just three minutes apart.”
Sam felt a tingle go up his spine.
“Three minutes,” Caine said, moving closer. “You go first. And then me.”
“No,” Sam said. “It can’t be.”
“It can,” Caine said. “It is. And you are… brother.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“Man, don't ever be sorry you don't want to kill someone.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“[Caine]
"Interesting. Me, I've always wanted to know who my real parents were."
[Sam]
"Let me guess: you're secretly a wizard who was raised by muggles.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“He found a set of encyclopedias—like Wikipedia, but paper and very bulky.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone



“And sometimes when you lie to me Sometimes I’ll lie to you And there isn’t a thing you could possibly do All these half-destroyed lives Aren’t as bad as they seem But now I see blood and I hear people scream Then I wake up And it’s just another bad dream . . .”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“I came up with myself. FAYZ. Spelled F-A-Y-Z. It stands for Fallout Alley Youth Zone. Fallout Alley, and nothing but kids." Howard laughed his mean laugh. "Don't worry, Astrid, it's just a FAYZ. Get it? Just a FAYZ.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“What’s happened so far? Coyotes evolved limited powers of speech. Worms developed teeth and became aggressive and territorial. Snakes grew wings and developed a new form of metamorphosis. Some of us developed powers. So far there’s been a lot of strange, but not a lot of stupid. This, though, this”—she aimed her finger at the carcass of the monstrosity—“is just stupid.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“Sometimes I think He looks down and says, "Wow, look what those idiots are up to now. I guess I better help them along a little.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“Who am I? I’m the Breeze, bitch!”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone



“She placed her palm over his wound, pressing as hard as she dared.
She would stop the blood.
She would hold him and stop his life from escaping.
She would hold life inside him and he wouldn’t die”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“That's your solution? Have a cookie?”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“The pain was her whole world now. Pain and fear.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


“He's one kind of person, you're another. When life is going along normally, you're sort of the same. But when life turns strange and scary, when there's a crisis, suddenly you're completely different people.”
― Michael Grant, quote from Gone


About the author

Michael Grant
Born place: in Los Angeles, The United States
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