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18+ quotes from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series by Rebecca McNutt

Quotes from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series

Rebecca McNutt ·  733 pages

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“You’re not exactly up for the Humanitarian of the Year award, so save your altruism for someone who can't see through you like cellophane.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“You have more issues than Reader's Digest.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“One of the many downsides to being a drug addict is never really knowing if the stuff is real.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Alecto, do you think we have fallen from heaven, or do you think we are falling towards it?”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Most people are as happy as other people decide they should be.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“There are some things in the past that… that just aren’t meant to be viewed.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“I don’t want any other friends! They’d never be as good a friend as you are.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Dreams are just lies that we tell ourselves while we're asleep.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“I don’t like psychiatrists,” Alecto told her. “Not because they don’t think I’m real, but because they have no idea what they’re doing.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Some people spend their whole lives in a fantasy world, and that’s not a good thing!”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“What’s supposed to be and what is, are two very different things.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“And what if you could go back in time and take all those hours of sorrow and insanity and replace them with something better?”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Pollution were the rainbow-coloured oil slicks that spread upon the ocean's salty surface, the curling tendrils of smoke spiralling upwards into gray skies, the funeral pyres of rainforests, the sting of acid in the spring rain. Nonetheless, there was something about them that seemed so innocent and kind and friendly, despite the sites they guarded. Mandy often wondered why that was. Pollution looked like living weapons, with their sharp fingernails, powerful abilities and canine-like teeth, yet they had the most beautiful eyes and polite personalities.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Maybe a holiday miracle will change Mearth’s awful behavior,” Mandy suggested with optimism.

“The only holiday miracle around here is that Mearth hasn’t murdered us both yet,” said Alecto, lighting another cigarette, his hands shaking erratically. He looked exhausted and terrified, his gray eyes soulless.

“Do you know what Mearth likes, Alecto?” Mandy questioned.

“Vegetables, she likes celery a lot, and lettuce,” Alecto responded in a quiet monotone. “I don’t know what else she likes. I’ve never asked her.”

“Well, she has to like something… doesn’t everyone?”

“Not her, Mandy Valems.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Alecto… what do you think would happen if people found out about you? Your abilities, your life, Mearth’s super 8 films, those powers of yours… how would they react?”

“I don’t know,” said Alecto, “but ordinary people like a show, especially when it’s a disturbing one. They enjoy seeing misery… probably because it allows them to pretend that they themselves are not so miserable, too. Also, they would probably find out about you, how you know about Personifications, how you saw the films… they would put us in cages and throw peanuts at us, I guess.”

“All joking aside, Alecto.…”

“Who is joking, Mandy Valems?”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“She dug into one of the boxes, finding clay angels she’d made in art class when she was seven years old. She found plastic swans on strings and red crystal cardinals. She found a blue-and-white rocking horse covered in glitter. She found a porcelain Santa Claus. She found that she couldn’t figure out where the hell time had gone.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“If you try to help me in any way, you’ll annoy her, and you’ll not only interfere with her murder timeline… you’ll put yourself IN it.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


“Canada is a free country, after all.”
― Rebecca McNutt, quote from Mandy and Alecto: The Collected Smog City Book Series


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Rebecca McNutt
Born place: in Nova Scotia, Canada
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