24+ quotes from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Maggie Stiefvater

Quotes from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories

Maggie Stiefvater ·  304 pages

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“No, thanks. I'm busy being an island of sanity in a sea of utter madness.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“The rain washes too many secrets away. It isn't good where they collect.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“When you don’t have time to be afraid, I guess it’s easy to be brave.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“Trees spit scarlet and orange leaves to the earth, turning the fields to fire.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“And thus they built a stage on which to showcase their conjuring—and also to refine it.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“No, thanks. I’m busy being an island of sanity in a sea of utter madness,”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“The rain washes too many secrets away,” he said. “It isn’t good where they collect.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“Soon college would be out, I would join the ranks of the martriculated, and the real world would steal me away for one of their own.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“During the night she had told me, 'I feel old. I miss being young.' She curled her arms over her chest, looking already like all the dead Papillons I hade seen littering the grass beneath the sycamores on campus. Unlike any of the other Papillons, though, she was in my apartment, curled in my lap. I missed being young too. Only I had thousands of days to go.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“Callie glances over her shoulder. She's younger than me, but aggressively put together, with curled hair and heavy lipstick.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“have another tangerine as he begins to expound upon how only in the unpolluted air can man truly be free to contemplate the complexities of existence. I”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“The air smelled better than peach cobbler, all clean and fresh and alive with rain, electricity, pine resin. If”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“Soon college would be out, I would join the ranks of the matriculated, and the real world would steal me for one of their own.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“I'll come back,' she said. 'Do you come back, if you don't go to hell?'
'No,' I said. 'I believe stay dead.'
'Why are you crying?' she asked me.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“I went back inside the m-flat. I needed to study. Not for the degree. Screw the degree. I was going to make it rain.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“Then, before Rhun charges, I leap from him, running toward the dead. His steps beat after me, and I hold out my hand. Our fingers link. The dead slather gleefully and lick their lips. It is the third night of Samhain, and we run together.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“My prince was not the worst, by all I've gathered, but he was bad enough. He was beautiful like stars are beautiful, like angels are suppose to be. Cold, alien, pristine. Being with him was like drinking the most delicate champange all the time, until I didn't care that when he laughed there were teeth all the long way down his throat.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“Where's Jude?' I asked. Martin knelt to get something from his bass case, and then turned to me. His voice was strung tight, savage and bitter. 'He wanted me to give this to you.' He held up a silver case, condensation on the outside, and Jude within.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“They say she was a monster already.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“The Bear son was surrounded. But it did not matter. He cut thorugh them all, laughing.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“The Bear son was surrounded. But it did not matter. He cut through them all, laughing.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“...and when I pretended to Portia or myself that the dark stuff couldn't touch me, that was a lie.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“From her father, Anna-Sophia had inherited a love of burning down houses. Dutch remembered exactly the first words he'd said to her. 'This is somebody's home.' Anna-Sophias face had been puzzled. 'Of course it is.' And then she dropped the burning rag onto the couch.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


“I have seen him watching you. You and your bare feet and ocean eyes, you have become the island to him, Morgen. He would sacrifice to you, apple-keeper, healer, wind-whisperer.”
― Maggie Stiefvater, quote from The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories


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Maggie Stiefvater
Born place: in The United States
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