Quotes from Sins & Needles

Karina Halle ·  438 pages

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“You're a bad person, Ellie," he said without a trace of irony.

"I'm not bad. The world is bad and I'm just trying to survive in it.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“You know how I feel about your scars. They only make you more beautiful.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“That is what I thought of you, Ellie. Heartless, reckless, selfish, and cruel."
He was back to shooting me when my armor was down. I turned my face away from him, not wanting to let him see the hurt in my eyes. He reached up and put his fingers under my chin, bringing my face forward again, forcing me to look at him.
"Beautiful, sad, wounded, and lost," he continued. "A freak, a work of art, a liar, and a lover."
His gaze was starting to eat away at my insides. Razor-blade butterflies whirled in my heart.
"I hate you, Ellie Watt," he whispered, lips coming closer to mine, "because I still love you after all these years.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I love you,” he whispered. “From now until the end, under any name you choose.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“It wasn't a goodbye kiss, it was the opposite. It was the start of something that would last forever.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles



“I cleared my throat and spoke into his kiss. “Sorry, it’s been a while.”

“You should expect to hear the same thing from me in about five minutes,” he murmured.

“Five minutes, huh?”

“I’ll make it the best five minutes of your life.”

I bit his lip, hard, then released him and looked into those intense blues. “Clock’s ticking.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Do you think because you can’t see my scars that they don’t exist?...
Most People have their pain deep inside them, in places no one ever goes. Not until it’s too late.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I have to live with my mistakes, but I don’t have to regret them. I regret my actions but I can’t regret the consequences. We all make our own paths in life. Everyone we meet, everything we do, it changes us. It makes us who we are. And, if we’re lucky, we’re given the chance to make things right again.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Is the gun really necessary?"
"No," he admitted. "It's just fun to have one."
"Like an extra penis," I mused.
He smiled unkindly. "Something like that.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“You're a con artist. A liar. A thief. An unredeemable soul. You can't be reformed. You can't be saved. You'll die trying to make the world pay for what it did to you. And you'll die alone.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles



“I can't ever lose what I just felt." He kissed my cheek. "I'm afraid if I did, I'd come looking for you too. I'm afraid I can relate...to him.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“He was like a caring, hulking, nerd. And I wanted him.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I hate you, Ellie Watt," he whispered, lips coming closer to mine, "because I still love you after all these years.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Who was that?" he whispered.
"Who?" I asked, playing dumb.
"That Ellie Watt. I know the real Ellie Watt and she’s not that much of a people person."
"Which Ellie do you prefer?" I asked teasingly.
He stopped walking and pulled me closer to him,
staring down into my eyes.
"Whichever one I’ve got.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“If I’m a monster, then you must be the creator of them all. You’re my Dr. Frankenstein.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles



“I know what I know of you," he whispered into my ear, his breath hot. "And I want to know more.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Spite was the fuel to right all your wrongs. And like any fuel, it could consume you.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“He was like a living, breathing painting on an all-male canvas.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Do you think because you can't see my scars that they don't exist? That's the trouble with pain, Ellie. If you're lucky, you can wear it for all the world to see. Most people have their pain deep inside, in places no one ever goes. Not until it's too late.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I'm not a cop. I'm just a tattoo artist. I'm just a guy who used to be in love with a girl. I'm just a fool who's been fooled too many times before. I'm just a man who's finally getting his revenge.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles



“He sucked in his breath as his saw me, his eyes traveling from my toes to my hips, as if he hadn't seen it all before.
"Jesus," he whispered, gaze lingering everywhere. "I keep forgetting that you're art already." ...”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I've waited my whole life to sleep with you, Ellie Watt. I can't just pick you up from Safeway.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Hell, if a neighbour were to stick their head out their window and see a tattooed god ramming a chick in the neighbour’s backyard all lit by romantic lights, they’d probably watch. I’d watch too.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I hope I'm always a part of you, Eden. You'll forever be a part of me. A world without you in it is a song without the music. You need both to make it whole.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“We're in this together, until the ocean waves crash on our feet."

"You really paint this Guatala as a paradise."

"If you're there with me, it will be.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles



“You're not going to make me promise you something, because that's what they say in the movies, the person who never comes back.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Beautiful, sad, wounded, and lost,” he continued. “A freak, a work of art, a liar, and a lover.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“I'd give everything to back to that moment and make things right."

"Would you really? Would you go back in time and change that, if you could?"

"No. No, maybe not. Because then I wouldn't have this. I wouldn't have you. I have to live with my mistakes, but I don't have to regret them. I regret my actions but I can't regret the consequences.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“If he truly wanted me to let everything go, I’d flip over and ride him right there on the range. Screw golf, I’d screw him instead.”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles


“Not that it was a crazy complicated skill, but operating an espresso machine during high traffic could be added to my repertoire along with card tricks and how to fire a Colt .45.

(Quote taken from ARC, subject to change)”
― Karina Halle, quote from Sins & Needles



About the author

Karina Halle
Born place: in Vancouver, Canada
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