30+ quotes from Hard Eight by Janet Evanovich

Quotes from Hard Eight

Janet Evanovich ·  326 pages

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“He [Ranger] stopped in front of my parents' house, and we both looked to the door. My mother and my grandmother were standing there, watching us.
"I'm not sure I feel comfortable about the way your grandma looks at me," Ranger said.
[Stephanie] "She wants to see you naked."
"I wish you hadn't told me that, babe."
"Everyone I know wants to see you naked."
"And you?"
"Never crossed my mind." I held my breath when I said it, and I hoped God wouldn't stike me down dead for lying.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Calories don’t count if they’re connected to a celebration. Everyone knows this.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“I wasn't dating anyone. I was fornicating with Batman.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“I don't need handcuffs to enslave a woman." -Ranger to Stephanie”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“The way I see it, life is a jelly doughnut. You don't really know what it's about until you bite into it. And then, just when you decided it's good, you drop a big glob of jelly on your best T-shirt.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“He [Ranger] peeled my [Stephanie] clothes off and wrangled me into bed. And then suddenly he was inside me. He once told me that time spent with him would ruin me for all other men. When he said it, I thought it was an outrageous threat. I no longer though it outrageous.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“I failed math twice, never fully grasping probability theory. I mean, first off, who cares if you pick a black ball or a white ball out of the bag? And second, if you’re bent over about the color, don’t leave it to chance. Look in the damn bag and pick the color you want.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“He reached out, opened the glove compartment, and took out a gun. It was a Smith & Wesson .38 five-shot special. It looked a lot like my gun.
"I stopped by your apartment this morning and picked this up for you," Ranger said. "I found it in the cookie jar."
"Tough guys always keep their gun in the cookie jar."
"Name one."
"Rockford."
Ranger grinned. "I stand corrected.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“This is a little awkward," I said, "but my mother just ran over the rabbit."
"Ran over?"
"As in roadkill. We're not sure what to do about it."
"Where are you?"
"Giovichinni's, buying lunch meat."
"And the rabbit?"
"Gone. He was with two other guys. They scooped him up off the road and drove away with him."
There was a long silence on the phone. "I'm fucking speechless," Morelli finally said.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“I hung my head. Ranger was next on the list.
“Yo,” Ranger said when he answered.
“Small problem.”
“No kidding. Your car just went off the screen.”
“It sort of burned up.”
Silence.
“And you know that keypad you gave me? It was in the car.”
“Babe.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Omygod, I haven’t got years. I’ll have to hide in the Bat Cave.”
“Once you go to the Bat Cave it’s forever, babe.”
Eeek.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“We don't usually write up accidents involving rabbits.
- Joe Morelli ”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“As long as he has a house with two bathrooms. I swear to God, I don't care if he's Jack the Ripper.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“My Spanish is limited to burrito and taco,”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“My mother drove back to the intersection. "Who are you dating?" "Don't ask," I said. I wasn't dating anyone. I was fornicating with Batman.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Cracker Jacks don't count as junk food because they're corn and peanuts, which we know to be high in nutrition. And they have a prize inside.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Sorry about Bender," Lula said, letting the Trans Am idle at the curb. "Maybe we could tell Vinnie he died. We could say we were all set to bring Bender in, and he died. Bang. Dead as a doorknob."
"Better yet, why don't we just go back and kill him," I said. I opened the door to leave, caught my toe in the floor mat, and fell out of the car, face first. I rolled onto my back and stared up at the stars. "I'm fine," I said to Lula. "Maybe I'll sleep here tonight.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Calories don't count if they're connected to a celbration. Everyone knows this.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Yeah, I like that idea. Maybe he'll shoot at us again. I was hoping someone would shoot at me today. That was the first thing I said when I got up: Boy, I hope I get shot at today.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Tastykakes are just another of the many advantages of living in Jersey. They’re made in Philly and shipped to Trenton in all their fresh squishiness. I read once that 439,000 Butterscotch Krimpets are baked every day. And not a heck of a lot of them find their way to New Hampshire. All that snow and scenery and what good does it do you without Tastykakes?”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Holy Mary, mother of God," my mother said. "You were being chased by Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and a rabbit.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“I knew there were no such things as death cooties. Unfortunately, that's an intellectual fact. And death cooties are an emotional reality.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“You can relax. I am not here to collect on the deal"
I blinked. "You are not? Then why did you drop your gun belt?"
"I am tired. I wanted to sit and the belt is uncomfortable."
"Oh."
He smiled. "Disappointed?"
"No." Liar, liar, pants on fire.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time rolling on the ground with men who think a stiffy represents personal growth.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“I’m thinking about getting a computer so I can have cybersex,” Grandma said. “Anybody know how that works?” “You go into a chat room,” Valerie said. “And you meet someone. And then you type dirty suggestions to each other.” “That sounds like fun,” Grandma said. “How does the sex part happen?” “You sort of have to do the sex part yourself.” “I knew it was too good to be true,” Grandma said. “There’s always a catch to everything.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“All my adult life I've hidden behind mascara. And if I'm really insecure, I add eyeliner. (Stephanie, Chapter 10)”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“He’s the Wizard because he’s magic. He mysteriously passes through locked doors. He seems to read minds. He’s able to refuse dessert. And he can give me a hot flash with the touch of a fingertip.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Ranger is Cuban-American with skin the color of a mocha latte, heavy on the mocha, and a body that can best be described as yum.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“Are you laughing? I can feel you laughing. My life isn’t funny!” “Babe, your life should be a prime-time sitcom.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


“There’s no tab. And there’s no price for what we give each other. Not ever. Not financial. Not emotional. I have to get back to work.”
― Janet Evanovich, quote from Hard Eight


About the author

Janet Evanovich
Born place: in South River, New Jersey, The United States
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