25+ quotes from The Resistance by Gemma Malley

Quotes from The Resistance

Gemma Malley ·  323 pages

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“Before he'd met Anna, he'd thought he'd known what love was, thought he'd understood about friendship, romance, all of it, but he hadn't - not at all. Until he'd held Anna in his arms, until he'd let her see into his soul, until he'd heard her cry gently when he made love to her for the first time, he'd known nothing. And now, sometimes, when it was just the two of them, when he smelt her hair, caught her eye, he felt as though he knew all there was to know about everything, as though they knew the secret of life. A secret far more powerful than Longevity, far more long-lasting.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“You see, what I want is life. A real life, full of moments of joy, of anguish, of irritation, of fun. A life with an end point, which makes each second important. A life that is full of love, that doesn't cause suffering and pain.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Danger manifests itself in many ways, Peter. Brilliance of mind can be as dangerous as a loaded weapon.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Many people lost their lives fighting for these rights - to vote, to be free, to work, to be able to get on the same bus as someone considered their superior. And it was the next generations who embedded these changes, who came to view women as equals to men, who came to understand that skin colour is of no relevance. Young people are the future. Without them, the world stands still.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“The further away from something we are, the more we tend to mistrust it, Peter. we dislike the unknown, we reject anything alien to us: people with views that contradict ours, societies that are run along very different lines.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“You mustn't let your emotions get the better of you. There is a great deal to be angry about, but anger doesn't change things.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“You will choose your path, or perhaps it will choose you.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Curiosity also makes a great student.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“They let you down, you let them down, then they're your best friend, until next time.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Real love, well, it means sacrifice. It means thinking of the other person's needs before your own.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Science teaches us that we are rarely right. The whole discipline of science is aimed at proving ourselves wrong, isn't it?”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“I rather enjoy being contradicted. It forces me to think harder.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“We always leave a trail, Jude, whether we wish to or not.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“The only tests worth passing are the ones we set ourselves.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“HELPING ME You think mr think I was infertile having to tell Anna she... that she..”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“The trouble with science geeks, as you call them, is that hey put discovery before anything else. It was a science geek who discovered the atom bomb. He didn't intend to cause mass murder, but he did nonetheless.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Better to find your own way than to blindly trust the words of others, whoever they are.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“All beauty has a dark side. Heaven can't exist without hell.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Forever isn't important-it's now that counts. Doing the right thing.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“El peligro se manifiesta de tantas maneras distintas, Peter. Una mente brillante puede ser tan peligrosa como la más poderosa arma.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Reality wasn't as important as people made it out to be; to Jude it was simply the physical state in which he found himself, an environment he had limited control over.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“More question. You know that curiosity killed the cat?”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“Fame, infamy, they're of the same family.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“You are on the side of angels. But even angels fall, sometimes. We all make mistakes; without them we would learn nothing.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


“You see, what I want is life. A real life, full of moments of joy, of anguish, of irritation, of fun. a life with an end point, which makes each second important. A life that is full of love, that doesn't cause suffering and pain.”
― Gemma Malley, quote from The Resistance


About the author

Gemma Malley
Born place: The United Kingdom
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