28+ quotes from The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Quotes from The Retribution of Mara Dyer

Michelle Hodkin ·  470 pages

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“Do not find peace. Find passion.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Je t'aime. Aujourd'hui. Ce soir. Demain. Pour toujours. Si je vivais mille ans, je t'appartiendrais pour tous. Si je vivais mille vies, je te ferais mienne dans chacune d'elles.

I love you. Today. Tonight. Tomorrow. Forever. If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If I were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“I looked up at the video camera and stared. Then raised my hand and gave it the middle finger.
“I thought you were going to give it the District Twelve salute,” Jamie said.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“The villain is the hero of her own story.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Names?' the receptionist asked us.
“Jesus,” Jamie answered.
“Mary,” said Stella.
“Satan,” I said as I walked past her and pushed open the door to Ira Ginsberg’s office.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Everyone's a little crazy. Some people just hide it better than others.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“I planted a kamikaze kiss on Jamie’s cheek.
“FUCK,” he shouted, wiping it off. “What if you killed me!” He threw a Skittle at my face. It hit my forehead.
“Ow!”
“Taste the rainbow bitch.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“This is a love story. Twisted and messy. Flawed and screwed up. But it's ours. It's us. I don't know how our story will end. but I know it will start. I pick up my pen and begin to write:

My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“As I was saying. He could never use you. You own him. You should’ve seen the way he was looking at you while you were out.”
I smiled a little. “How?”
“Like you’re the ocean and he’s desperate to drown.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“You are what happiness means to me. And I would rather have today with you than forever with anyone else.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“You should’ve seen the way he was looking at you while you were out.”
I smiled a little. “How?”
“Like you're the ocean and he's desperate to drown.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“We’re mutants now?”
“Don’t tell Marvel. They’ll sue us.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Maybe sometimes we can only see the truth about ourselves if someone shows us where to look.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“I know what I can do to a girl with a word, a look, a touch. And I want to do them all to her.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“I feel something, I do it. I want something, I take it.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“It has been said that there must be a villain for every hero, a demon for every angel, a monster for every god. Despite what we are, I do not believe this. I have seen the villainous act heroic, and men called heroes act villainous. The ability to heal does not make one good any more than the ability to kill makes one evil. Kill the right people, and you become a hero. Heal the wrong ones, and you become a villain. It is our choices that define us, not our abilities.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“No, I got it,” he said. His voice was weird.
“Really?” I felt a nervous thrill in my stomach. “What was it?”
Jamie hesitated before he spoke. Then he said, “Marashaw.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“An angel sat on one shoulder, a devil on the other. Both of them wore my face.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“You were planned, Noah. Engineered." Noah practically radiated frustration. "For what?"
"To be the hero," David said, looking at Noah like he was his greatest disappointment. "To slay the dragon. But you fell in love with it instead.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Pain is just a feeling, and feelings aren't real.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Do not find peace. Find passion. Find something you want to die for more than something you want to live for. If it is your children, then fight not just for your own but for orphans who have no one else. If it is for medicine, then do not just seek out a cure for cancer but search for a cure for AIDS as well. Fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Speak for them. Scream for them. Live and die for them. You life will not always be a happy one, but it will have meaning.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“The first thing I noticed when I woke up was that I was covered in blood.

The second thing I noticed was that this didn’t bother me the way it should have.

I didn’t feel the urge to scream or speak, to beg for help, or even to wonder where I was. Those instincts were dead, and I was calm as my wet fingers slid up the tiled wall, groping for a light switch. I found one without even having to stand. Four lights slammed on above me, one after the other, illuminating the dead body on the floor just a few feet away.

My mind processed the facts first. Male. Heavy. He was lying face down in a wide, red puddle that spread out from beneath him. The tips of his curly black hair were wet with it. There was something in his hand.

The fluorescent lights in the white room flickered and buzzed and hummed. I moved to get a better view of the body. His eyes were closed. He could have been asleep, really, if it weren’t for the blood. There was so much of it. And by one of his hands it was smeared into a weird pattern.

No. Not a pattern. Words.

PLAY ME.

My gaze flicked to his hand. His fist was curled around a small tape recorder. I moved his fingers—still warm—and pressed play. A male voice started to speak.

"Do I have your attention?" the voice said.

I knew that voice. But I couldn’t believe I was hearing it.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“You can’t be fixed. You can’t be saved.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Like your the ocean and he's desperate to drown.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Are you going to draw?”
“Nope.”
“Shame. I was going to ask you to do me like one of your French girls.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Gather my leaves,
Twist them into crowns
Let me be the king of your forest
Climb on my branches,
I will seek out your hide
s you sleep beneath the shade
Of my giving tree”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“So we can’t start a fire. We can’t fly. We can’t create a force field. We are the most bullshit superheroes.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


“Be careful what you wish for.”
― Michelle Hodkin, quote from The Retribution of Mara Dyer


About the author

Michelle Hodkin
Born place: Miami, Florida, The United States
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