Quotes from Magonia

Maria Dahvana Headley ·  309 pages

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“I read stuff. Books are not my only friends, but we’re friendly. So there.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“If you look at the sky that way, it’s this massive shifting poem, or maybe a letter, first written by one author, and then, when the earth moves, annotated by another. So I stare and stare until, one day, I can read it.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Death is the Santa Claus of the adult world. Except Santa Claus in reverse. The guy who takes all the presents away.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I'm dark matter. The universe inside of me is full of something, and science can't even shine a light on it. I feel like I'm mostly made of mysteries.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Because every time someone finds a new animal, or a new amazing thing on earth, it means we haven't broken everything yet.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia



“You hold no horrors for me”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I {} you more than [[[{{{}}}]]].”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I can't imagine a universe in which I try to unlove her.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Yes, I’m a reader. Kill me. I could tell you I was raised in the library and the books were my only friends, but I didn’t do that, did I? Because I have mercy. I’m neither a genius nor a kid destined to become a wizard. I’m just me. I read stuff. Books are not my only friends, but we’re friendly. So there.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I like the sky. It's rational to me in a way that life isn't.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia



“Did he just say stormsharks? My inner nerd is elated. Can anything I will ever hear from now until the end of time sound cooler than stormsharks?”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I don't think of the sky as any kind of heaven item. I think of it as a bunch of gases and faraway echoes of things that used to be on fire.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Life and death aren’t as different from each other as I thought they were. This isn’t like walking into a new country. This is like walking into a new room in the same house. This is like sharing a hallway and the same row of framed family pictures, but there’s a glass wall between.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I know everyone has dreams of flying, but this isn’t a dream of flying. It’s a dream of floating, and the ocean is not water but wind.

I call it a dream, but it feels realer than my life.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Looping. Some days are so dark I can't see anything but a miserable fog of number after number, word after word, clouds of verbs and nouns and none of them the ones that will make time go backward.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia



“Even people who've never seen a miracle can believe in miracles.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I think about celestial junk. Like, maybe every planet in this solar system is discarded by giant hands. Each star a crumpled ball of paper, a love letter lit on fire, a smoldering bit of cigarette ash.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“And there's the loudest sound I've ever heard and the brightest white I've ever seen, and I'm made of it, I'm-
I'm made of light
I'm made of heat
And I'm flying”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“My thing is a Mystery and not just a Mystery, but Bermuda--no sun, only Triangle. Unknowable. Unsolvable.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“You’ve never seen surprise until you’ve looked into the eyes of an ascending bovine.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia



“It felt like she took off running without me. Her fingers clenched in on mine. Then relaxed, like she'd lost all her bones.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I need to get onto Aza’s ship. I know where it’s going. I think I know, even though all I really know, all I’ve really known since I was five, is that Aza is my universe.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Some days I'm just sixteen, and sixteen isn't what I want to be.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“People, alas, don't document things with any kind of precision. They fill Twitter with blurry photos.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“Nothing like trouble to make a day pass faster.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia



“Side note: invalid. Whoever invented that word, and made it the same word as not-valid? That person sucked.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“I think of the note.

I want to say me too.

I want to say I know.

I want to say I can read the gaps in your sentences. I can read the space between your letters. I know your language. It’s my language too.

I want to say that.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


“The sound coming out of me is nothing like a cough, nothing even in the same category of a song, but some kind of bird of prey roar, shredding my throat, pulsating my fingers, and Milekt beneath it, singing inside my voice, amplifying me, and making me stronger.”
― Maria Dahvana Headley, quote from Magonia


About the author

Maria Dahvana Headley
Born place: in The United States
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