27+ quotes from Timebound by Rysa Walker

Quotes from Timebound

Rysa Walker ·  366 pages

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“History is sacred—like a nature hike. ‘Leave only footprints, take only memories.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Some things, however, should happen in the correct order. Shoes go on after socks. Peanut butter is applied after the bread comes out of the toaster, not before. And grandchildren are born after their grandparents.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“You cannot hide from your heart, Kate. It always finds you. And, sadly, I cannot hide from mine.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“I was young and in love, and that rarely leads to wise decisions.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Do you have a lot of books?” I asked. Dad snorted as he slathered some cream cheese on his bagel. “Katherine’s collection puts Amazon to shame.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“...religions that believe they have a lock on divine wisdom and a reserved seat in the VIP section of the hereafter.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“So I sat at the kitchen table chopping the “holy trinity” of Creole cuisine—bell peppers, celery, and onions—”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“All major religions have rules against murder. If they didn’t, there would be few converts. Well, at least few converts that you’d want to be in the same room with. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of people willing to kill in the name of their faith—that’s true of most religions.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Saul is a devout believer only in himself, and he was convinced that the religious faith of others, if manipulated skillfully, was an excellent path to the power he sought. He was studying religions of the world in order to pick up tips on how to build his own.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Having your existence completely erased has to qualify as a life-changing event, by anyone’s definition.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Prudence Katherine Pierce-Keller, time-traveling ninja.” “Oh, ho… funny.” I laughed and then faked an angry look. “Lawrence Alma Coleman the Third clearly likes to live dangerously.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Try not to think too badly of me as you read it. I was young and in love, and that rarely leads to wise decisions.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Not bad,” he said. “Chewy and sweet, too. They sell these in New York?”
I nodded, washing it down with lemonade. That wasn’t where Connor had bought it, but I was pretty sure they sold them in New York and pretty much anywhere else in the country, although definitely not in 1893. I wondered how much Kiernan knew about the CHRONOS key from his time on the Cyrist farm, and what his reaction would be if I told him he was eating something purchased by his great-grandson.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“As I’m reading Katherine’s historical diaries, every now and then I’ll see a question that Katherine asked, like, ‘Who is the Infanta?’ or ‘What is a simoleon?’” “In SimCity, a simoleon is money,” Trey interjected.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“holy trinity” of Creole cuisine—bell peppers, celery, and onions—while”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“The mistakes of one generation build upon the mistakes of the next and you get a society that no one really wanted.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Kiernan. I had a sudden memory of the small, scuffed-up shoe I’d seen just before I fell. He must have snatched the bracelet when the crowd gathered around me. If I managed to get out, I resolved to give him every last penny I had and cover his little face with kisses.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Miss Kate!” Kiernan exclaimed, pointing. “What happened to your toes?”
“What?” I glanced down, half expecting to see a leech or a cut or some other trauma, but there was nothing odd. “What are you talking about?”
“Your toenails. They’re all red—it looks like blood!”
“Oh,” I laughed. “That’s just nail polish. It’s chipped off in a few places.”
“It looks like paint.” Kiernan sniffed disapprovingly.
I sighed. This was one of the anachronisms that Katherine would probably have caught as I prepared to leave. Did young women paint their nails in the 1890s? Had nail polish even been invented yet? I had no clue.
“Well, it is paint, sort of,” I said.
“Me mom says…” He shook his head and fell silent.
“What does your mom say, Kiernan?” He didn’t answer. “No, really, I won’t be angry. What does she say?”
“She says only whores wear paint,” he said, staring down at the grass. “They usually wear it on their faces, though. I never even heard of painted toes.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“And with that, he began walking at a rapid clip toward the Sixtieth Street station. Several members of the crowd I’d just pushed my way through came over to help me up, and one rather gallant gentleman, who was eighty if he was a day, tottered a few steps after Simon, shouting and shaking a fist in the air.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Slán go fóill, a stór mo chroí.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“How much time is wasted today training children to perform a variety of skills that they not only will never use but would never even consider using?”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Trey was singing softly to an old Belle and Sebastian song.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“Katherine leaned forward, pushing the glowing”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“The Urban Simulation Team at UCLA has created a truly incredible online simulation of the 1893 Columbian Exposition that made me feel as though I’d actually strolled the sidewalks of the Wooded Island, toured the Palace of Fine Arts, and explored the Midway Plaisance.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“The cake was sinfully decadent, dripping with chocolate, exactly the way a birthday cake should be.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“humans have failed to protect the Planet, the Planet shall protect itself.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


“There’s a valid point somewhere beneath the layers of insanity. But most of the things you described are… incremental evils, if that makes sense. The mistakes of one generation build upon the mistakes of the next and you get a society that no one really wanted.”
― Rysa Walker, quote from Timebound


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Rysa Walker
Born place: in The United States
Born date December 18, 2018
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