30+ quotes from Own the Wind by Kristen Ashley

Quotes from Own the Wind

Kristen Ashley ·  433 pages

Rating: (41.5K votes)


“May feel like you're falling', Tabby, but remember, I'm at the bottom ready to catch you.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“You’d give up your brothers for a woman?” Brick asked incredulously and Shy’s eyes moved to him.

“Abso-fucking-lutely.”

“Seriously?” Boz asked.

“Not any woman,” Shy nodded my way then invited "now ask again.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Because he tells me. All the fucking time. I’m precious to him and I know it because he shows me and he tells me. It’s beautiful. It’s real. It’s right.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“You love me?” I whispered. He turned slowly to me and the muscle in his jaw kept ticking until his eyes locked on mine. “You lost that guy, respect, you found the strength to carry on. Know this, Tabby, I lost you, it would be sixty years of goin’ through the motions. I know that in my dick. I know it in my gut. I know it in my heart. I know it deep down in my goddamned soul.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“I’d like to know why you dialed my number tonight, but if you don’t wanna share that shit, that’s cool too. I’ll just say, babe, I’m glad you did. You need a safe place just to forget shit and escape, I’ll give it to you. Tonight. Tomorrow. Next week. Next month. That safe place is me, Tabby.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“I have never, not once, not in my life, made love to any woman. Not once. Not until what I just did with you.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“I never dreamed any fuckin' dream," he whispered, and the smile faded from her face as tears filled her eyes.
She understood him.
"Shy-"
"Didn't dream it, saw it, waited my time, and then you gave it to me.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Righty ho, biker boss,” I muttered quickly and Shy’s eyes narrowed.
“Don’t be fuckin’ cute and, honest to God, if you lick your lip, I’ll lose my mind. Next time you lick your lip you do it when we are nowhere near a public place and I can let loose the reaction I’ve had half a million fuckin’ times over four fuckin’ years every time I’ve seen you do it.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“His eyes moved over my face again before they caught mine and he whispered back, “Gone for you.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Shy, she’s yours, that’s what you say. Control your woman,” High demanded. “Get her ass out.”
My eyes went to Shy to see him looking at High, and he wasn’t looking pissed. He was looking reflective. Then he said, “Tab and I don’t play it that way. You wanna order your old lady around, do what you do, not for me to say. I asked her to go, she didn’t go. Not gonna make her. But you try, you’ll deal with me.”
God, I loved my guy.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Don’t ever leave me,' he rasped......'Promise me, Tab. Do not ever leave me.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Tack studied him. Then quietly, he stated, “She’s my only daughter, man.”
“And she’s the only woman I’ve ever loved, Tack,” Shy shot back instantly.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“You wanna know what else I know?” he asked.
“What do you know, honey?”
“My girl is gonna marry me.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Just so I’m clear, if you make it Tab or my cut, I pick Tab. You’ll get my cut and you, personally, will not ever, brother, not ever again see me.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Tack’s eyes stayed locked on Shy’s two beats then he said quietly. “Make her happy.”
Shy held his gaze as, for the first time in fucking months, he began to breathe easy.
There it was.
Tack just gave it.
His blessing.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Gotta say, baby,” he murmured. “You’re beautiful always but you’re seriously fuckin’ beautiful when you’re takin’ me.”

“Gotta say, darlin’,” I murmured back huskily. “You’re handsome always, but you’re seriously handsome when you’re giving it to me.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Shy burst out laughing. When he quit, he saw she was smiling up at him.
and it hit him.
All of it.
Waking up to her. Going to bed with her. Making love to her. Eating with her. Laughing with her. Kissing her. Going shopping with her, and when she was in a store and wandering away, he saw her looking over the racks, looking for him, and when he came to her at her back, she'd turned to him, looking lost, and leaned into him the second he got there, suddenly found.
Jesus, he had it.
All of it.
"I never dreamed any fuckin' dream," he whispered, and the smile faded from her face as tears filled her eyes.
She understood him.
"Shy-"
"Didn't dream it, saw it, waited my time, and then you gave it to me."
"Shy," her voice broke on his name.
He looked into her blue eyes swimming with tears, feeling her fingers digging into his shoulders, her weight in his lap, the smell of her hair, the taste of her still on his tongue.
Yes, he fucking had it.
When he was twelve he lost it.
Now he had it again.
All of it.
Everything.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“This is is, brother. We’re livin’ together. Soon’s we can do it, we’re movin’ to a better fuckin’ place so I can provide her a decent home. I’m puttin’ my ring on her finger, I’m givin’ her babies, and when she’s laid to rest, that ring I give her will still be on her finger.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“You,” he whispered, “in my bed.”
… “Yeah,” I whispered back. “With you.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“You’re the fuckin’ shit, Tabby.”
“I know,” I told him airily on another smile. “My man tells me that all the time.”
His eyes dropped to my mouth and his lips ordered, “Kiss me, baby.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Since I was Shy’s old lady and my behaviour reflected on him, I backed down. But, since I was Tabby and he was Hound, I didn’t do it gracefully.
“You’re off my Christmas card list,” I announced.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“I dreamed a dream when I was sixteen and here I am, standing with my dream, feeling it come real.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Your dad just threw down and I just laid it out,” Shy started when I didn’t speak. “Now’s the time to share, Tabby.”
“I love you,” I whispered.
“Good, but don’t say that shit to me three feet away. Get the fuck over here.”
I launched off on a foot, took one step and flew through the air. Shy, as he’d been doing awhile, caught me. I wrapped my limbs around him and looked down in his beautiful green eyes. “I love you,” I whispered again.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“So promise me, right now, my dick still inside you, you naked on top of me in bed, us sharing what we just shared, us having a taste of what it’s like apart and knowin’ we’re better together, you won’t leave me.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Shy Cage never dreamed a dream. Still, he knew, without a doubt since he was holding one in his arms, dreams were real.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Know this, Tabby, I lose you, it would be sixty years of goin' through the motions. I know that in my dick. I know it in my gut. I know it in my heart. I know it deep down in my goddamned soul”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Jesus, fuck, once we kill him, can I keep stabbing him?”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“What just happened was somethin’ that was bigger than all that. It was bigger than everything. I had a taste of you four years ago that I could never get off my tongue. Now, I’ve tasted more of you with more than just my mouth and I know I wanna keep it in a way I Don’t want to think of it ever bein’ done. Not in a few weeks. Not in a few months. Maybe not ever.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“Tyra told me you two went at it for days over a flippin’ fridge. Badasses are capable of and don’t hesitate to throw down about a fridge. An IT geek does not care what kind of fridge you buy. An IT geek just thanks his lucky stars he’s gettin’ it regular.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


“I’m just tellin’ you to keep your eyes open and watch your heart. Or, more to the point, watch your ass because if you don’t, Shy’ll tap it.”
― Kristen Ashley, quote from Own the Wind


About the author

Kristen Ashley
Born place: in Gary, Indiana, The United States
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“Ah,” Bridget said, flushing slightly. As the glib-tongued lout in question, she was currently on the receiving end of this facet of the habble’s law. “I’m not sure everyone would agree with you. We’re a civilized society, are we not?” Esterbrook blinked. “Since when, miss? We’re a democracy.”
― Jim Butcher, quote from The Aeronaut's Windlass


“Because teenage girls don't pray to God, they pray to each other. They clasp their hands over a keyboard and then they let it all out, a (stupid) girl's heart tucked into another girl's heart.”
― Courtney Summers, quote from All the Rage


“là ou l'on ne peut passer au milieu, il faut passer à coté ou passer dessus !”
― Jules Verne, quote from Five Weeks in a Balloon


“Commander Hadfield wrote. “Loneliness is not so much where you are, but instead is your state of mind.”
― Nick Bilton, quote from Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal


“Remove firescales, add Queen Scarlet loyalty, subtract all memories of Clay.”
― Tui T. Sutherland, quote from Escaping Peril


Interesting books

Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
(1.2K)
Farm Sanctuary: Chan...
by Gene Baur
The Fourth Bear
(19.4K)
The Fourth Bear
by Jasper Fforde
Linden Hills
(2K)
Linden Hills
by Gloria Naylor
The Invasion of the Tearling
(34.9K)
The Invasion of the...
by Erika Johansen
Becoming A Vincent
(4.2K)
The Writing Life
(10.7K)
The Writing Life
by Annie Dillard

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.