Quotes from The Outlaw Demon Wails

Kim Harrison ·  455 pages

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“Maybe he thinks he can rescue me? No one is that stupid. ”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Oh for the sweet humpin' love of Tink! ~ Jenks”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“But a slow, deeply satisfied smile came over him, and his breath quickened. 'So softly it starts,' he whispered. 'Foolishly clever and with an unsurvivable trust. It just saved your miserable life, that questionable show of thought, my itchy-witch.' Al’s smile shifted, becoming lighter. 'And now you will live to possibly regret it.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Big lots,' I said, seeing the eighty-year-old oaks and shady lawns. The houses were set way back and had iron fences and stone drives.
The harder to hear your neighbors scream, my dear,' was David’s answer, and I sent my head up and down in agreement.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Trent, do you have any weapons? Like a gun?”

He looked at me in disgust. “You’re here to protect me,” he said as he closed the distance between us and stood beside me. “You didn’t bring a weapon?”

“Yeah, I brought a weapon,” I snapped as I brought my splat gun out and aimed it at the ceiling where the sounds were coming from. “I just thought that since you’re a freaking murderer you might have a gun, too (...)”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails



“Anything worth having is going to be hard”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“And while seeing Trent in his tighty-whities would make my decade, I’d found out long ago that I couldn’t stay mad at a man wearing nothing but underwear. They looked so charmingly vulnerable.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Be reasonable. I know you can be. If you try very, very hard.” - Al to Rachel”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“I want an expresso. Black. But give me the domestic blend. That Turkish crap gives me the runs for a week. - Jenks”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“She smiled with the warmth of a penguin.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails



“I could have had him, but I had monologued. Damn it, I was not going to do that again.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“This can’t happen. Minias said it couldn’t happen. I’m not a demon. It shouldn’t work for me! I’m not a demon!”

“Apparently,” Al said, slamming into the bars in time with his words, “you’re so damn close, it doesn’t matter!”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Hey,” the other said, coming to life. “You’re supposed to be in jail.”

Al grinned at him, his white-gloved grip tightening on the wooden handle, which was intricately carved in the shape of a naked, writhing woman. Nice. “And your momma wanted you to have a brain,” he said, yanking the door open and slamming it into the guy’s face.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Trent was positively smug. Showing me his back, he rifled through a rack of earth charms and watched his hair shift color. “And whereas I might otherwise object—”

“Bairn did the investigation on your parents’ deaths,” I interrupted, thoughts scrambling. “And my dad’s.” Bairn is supposed to be dead. Why is he across the road pretending to be a kind old man named Keasley? And how did Trent know who he was?

His hair now an authoritative gray, Trent frowned. “And whereas I might otherwise object,” he tried again, “Quen assures me that between Bairn and two pixies—”

“Two!” I blurted. “Jih took a husband?”

“Damn it, Rachel, will you shut up!”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Behind the fury, he was tired. He was tired of being hauled around and shoved into a little room. He was tired of trying for me and failing. And to have Minias know it, to be carted off under his leash…It was almost insulting. Maybe, if I gave Al a night of peace to lick his wounds and his pride, he would grant that same courtesy to me?”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails



“Rachel,” came a raspy voice from the upper level, and both Trent and I turned. It was Quen, wrapped in a blanket as if it was a death shroud, the black-haired intern at his side, supporting him. His hair was plastered to his skull with sweat, and I could see him wavering as he stood there. “Don’t touch Trenton,” he said, his gravelly voice clear in the hush, “or I’m going to have to come down there…and smack you around.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“God, it stinks,” I said, hand over my nose as he pulled me into a long step.

Al strode forward, head high. “It’s the stench of bureaucracy, my itchy-witch, and why I chose to go into human resources when but a wee lad.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“You!” she said, stepping forward with a vehement expression and her finger pointed. Heart pounding, I pressed into Al. Funny how he seemed so much safer now. (Newt, Rachel and Al)”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Newt spun, making her robe unfurl. “He’s my familiar, bought and paid for. I can claim anything of his. Even his life.”

Al cleared his throat nervously. “That’s good to know,” he said lightly. “Important safety tip. Rachel, write that down somewhere as lesson number one.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“They weren’t idiots, but I attracted trouble that just begged me to beat it into submission.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails



“Demon summoning wasn’t illegal, but my foot in their gut a couple of times might convince them it was a really bad idea.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“In a few hours, I’m going to be banished to the surface, my belongings raffled off as novelty items and my living space given to someone else—my reputation destroyed. I’d rather have your head than your soul at this point in my illustrious career.” - Al”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Al pulled me into him, and numb, I felt his arm curve possessively about my waist. “Too late,” he whispered, his breath shifting the hair about my ear, and we jumped.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“I thought Trent should get over his pixy paranoia and admit he had an eerie attraction to them, like every other pure-blood elf I’d met. So he liked pixies. I liked double-crunch ice cream, but you didn’t see me avoiding it in the grocery store.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“It’s not an important case, and you’ll have to wait, he said. I’m busy. Is there anything else you want to bitch about? - Minias”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails



“Don’t hurt her!” I demanded, then shifted my expression to one I hoped looked lascivious enough. “I like untouched skin.”

Tom flushed. “Ah, we couldn’t find a virgin.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Rynn Cormel had run the world during the Turn, his living charisma somehow crossing the boundaries of death to give his undead existence an uncanny mimicry of life. Every move was a careful study of causality. It was highly unusual for so young an undead vampire to be so good at mimicking having a soul. I figured it was because he was a politician and had had practice way before he died.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Trent looked me up and down. “Is that all you’re going to do?”

My pulse quickened, and I gazed at the front of the basilica where the scratching was coming from. “I might have a snack later if nothing comes through those doors.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“Newt had said I loved Ivy more than the church. I wasn’t going to deny it, but there were all kinds of love, and how shallow would I be if my anchor to reality was a hunk of real estate? It was the people who were there that made it mean something.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails


“I thought about all the times I had brought in black witches, pitying them for their foolishness, telling myself demons were dangerous, manipulating bastards who you couldn’t beat. But I wasn’t trying to beat them, I was trying to join them…apparently.”
― Kim Harrison, quote from The Outlaw Demon Wails



About the author

Kim Harrison
Born place: Detroit, The United States
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