14+ quotes from Shift by Rachel Vincent

Quotes from Shift

Rachel Vincent ·  441 pages

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“If I love you more than you love me, I’m as good as dead. Yet I can’t make myself take it back. I can’t just walk away from you, because every time you pass by me without smiling, without touching my hand, or at least making eye contact, it feels like I’m dying inside.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“Justice is for the victim.” Kick. “Vengeance is for the survivor.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“If I love you more than you love me, I'm as good as dead. Yet I can't make myself take it back. I can't just walk away from you, because every time you pass by me without smiling, without touching my hand, or at least making eye contact, it feels like I'm dying inside. And I'm pretty sure that hurts worse than whatever Marc would do to me. Whatever your dad would do. Hell, Faythe, I'm pretty sure that never touching you again would hurt worse than the nastiest death Calvin could think up for me.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“Why is this so hard?” I whispered.

His pulse leaped crazily at my admission. “Everything worth fighting for is hard.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“You deserve better than me,” I whispered, and the selfish part of me hoped he wouldn’t hear.
He heard.
Marc spun me around so fast I would have slipped again if he weren’t holding me up. We were so close drops of water from his chin fell onto my chest, and I had to crane my neck to see him.
“You are perfect for me, Faythe, just like you are, because you’re not perfect. You’re headstrong, and impulsive, and outspoken, and I’m possessive, and overprotective, and too easy to piss off. We’re both wrong for a lot of things, but we’re right for each other. Do you understand?”
I nodded. I didn’t know what else to do.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“I've seen this episode. This is the one where Sylvester eats Tweety.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“...sometimes compassion is the greater part of honor.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“What could thunderbirds want with us?" I wondered aloud [...]
"We'll find out when Big Bird wakes up," Marc said.
My father shook his head. "We'll find out now. Wake him up and make him sing.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“Five toms bound and gagged. One ruptured scrotum...”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“We would not have hurt the child, even if she is our natural enemy. Nor would we have hurt you, if it could be helped. Finn was killed by a male cat, and in exchange for that information, we also agreed to try to remove the female cats from your encampment before the true melee begins.”

Melee?! Were these ninja birds? Green Berets with feathers?”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“I will never marry you. I will never have sex with you voluntarily. And the day you touch me without permission will be the day you swallow your own testicles whole. Do you understand?”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“Suggestions?" I asked [...]
Marc never took his gaze from the cage. "Get the hose.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“Jace. This can't happen." I closed my eyes, thinking it would be easier to say without him looking back at me. But it wasn't. "This isn't about us. I can't leave Marc.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


“We’re days away from going full scale against Malone, and in the meantime, we’re under fire from above. And I’m about as useful as a three-legged dog.”
“You’re much more useful than any kind of dog, mi vida.” Marc purred and pressed me into the counter, his hands on my hips. I couldn’t resist a smile. I was a real sucker for Spanish.”
― Rachel Vincent, quote from Shift


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Rachel Vincent
Born place: The United States
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