Fiction Book Quotes

Crown Prince Walther of Morrighan was dead… Silence choked the crowd for a moment and then mother after mother, sister, father, wife, brother, fell to their knees.

I walked up to Griz and poked him in the chest. “”Let me make this perfectly clear to you. Though some might seek to make it appear otherwise, I am not a bride to be bartered away to another kingdom, not a prize of war, not a mouthpiece for your Komizar. I am not a chip in a card game to be mindlessly tossed into the center of the pot, nor one to be kept in the tight fist of a greedy opponent. I am a player seated at the table alongside everyone else, and from this day forward, I will play my own hand as I see fit. Do you understand me? Because the consequences could be ugly if someone thought otherwise.

Yes, royals know how to do things beyond counting our twelve toes.

I don’t care what mistakes I made or what mistakes you made. I’d make every single one again, if that was the only way to be with you

There are no rules in survival.

But you’re everything I want. Remember that. I love you, Lia. Not a title. And not because a piece of paper says I should. Because I do.

When you think you’re at the end of your rope, give it three more days. And then another three. Sometimes you’ll find the rope is longer than you thought.

I felt something wet trickle down the side of my face. I reached up and swiped the salty wetness away. How quaint. How very quaint. Like believing some things last forever. A tear. As if that could make a difference.

I knew why he chose the brown. It was the plainest of my dresses, certainly drab in his eyes, but all the better to contrast and showcase the red he’d have me wear tomorrow. I had no doubt he’d ordered the snow itself as the perfect backdrop, and surely he’d ordered the sun to shine in the morning so as not to deter the crowds.

I’m not the farmer I claimed to be, but I hope I can make you fall in love with me again, this time as a prince, one day at a time. We’ve had a terrible start—it doesn’t mean we can’t have a better ending.

He consumed me in a different way- the way his eyes made everything jump inside of me when I looked into them, his laughter, temper, the way he sometimes struggled for words, the way his jaw twitched when he was angry, the thoughtful way he listened to me, his incredible restraint and resolve in the face of overwhelming odds. When I looked at him, I saw the easygoing farmer he could have been, but I also saw the soldier and prince that he was.

And I began walking. A thousand miles, or two, I would carry her all the way to Dalbreck if I had to. No one would pry her from my arms again.

Because I Stupidly Loved Her

A sacrifice ever remembered. Never forgotten. Another day we live. A sacrifice for you. Only for you. And so shall it be, For evermore. Paviamma

They’ll pay for this. All of it. I promise. One day they’ll pay.

He looked me directly in the eye. ‘So you live in America?’ ‘We do.’ I smiled. He stopped, opened his backpack, pulled out an empty tear gas grenade and handed it to me. ‘I believe it was a present from your country.’ Majid smiled. ‘Tell your friends thanks. We got their grenade.

Many great men can attribute their success to the fact that they didn’t have the advantages other men had

People hate out of fear and ignorance. If they could just get to know the people they hate, and focus on their common interests, they could overcome that hatred.

Success is not about never failing, but about rising every time you fall.

I had no idea words could have so much power and beauty.

Hatred is self-punishment. Do you think they’re feeling bad because you hate them?

The world should have stopped, but it didn’t.

Good things make choosing difficult. Bad things leave no choice.

Don’t allow guilt to enter your heart, because it’s a disease, like cancer, that’ll eat away at you until there’s nothing left.

He who aims too high will get a sore neck

Courage, I realised, was not the absence of fear: it was the absence of selfishness; putting someone else’s interest before one’s own.

Good things make choosing difficult.Bad things leave no choice

Throughout history the conquerors have always treated the conquered this way. The bad ones need to believe we’re inferior to justify the way they treat us. If they only could realize that we’re all the same.

You cannot go back and make a new start, but you can start now and make a new ending.

One cannot live on anger, my son.

If I had to choose a companion to be at the return of eternal darkness with, I’d choose you.

DRACO: Hermione Granger, I’m being bossed around by Hermione Granger. (She turns towards him. He smiles) And I’m mildly enjoying it.

In every shining moment of happiness is that drop of poison: the knowledge that pain will come again. Be honest to those you love, show your pain. To suffer is as human as to breathe.

They were great men, with huge flaws, and you know what – those flaws almost made them greater.

SCORPIUS: The world changes and we change with it. I am better off in this world. But the world is not better. And I don’t want that.

We cannot protect the young from harm. Pain must and will come.

Most of the time, I think you have to make a choice—at a certain point—of the man you want to be. And I will tell you at that time you need a parent or a friend. And if you’ve learnt to hate your parent by then and you have no friends…then you’re all alone. And being alone—that’s so hard. -Draco Malfoy

Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.

It is exceptionally lonely, being Draco Malfoy. I will always be suspected. There is no escaping the past.

The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.

One person. All it takes is one person. -Severus Snape

Bravery doesn’t forgive stupidity. Always think. Think what’s possible.

SCORPIUS: Thank you for being my light in the darkness

It’s tough to live with people stuck in the past, isn’t it?

ALBUS/RON: How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library.

Flame and shadow. One cannot exist without the other.

To look powerful is to be powerful.

You better hide that heart of yours, Lady Titanos. It won’t lead you anywhere you want to go.

The gods rule us still. They have come down from the stars. And they are no longer kind.

I’m a Red girl in a sea of Silvers and I can’t afford to feel sorry for anyone, least of all the son of a snake.

If you know someone’s fear, you know them.

I see a world on the edge of a blade. Without balance, it will fall.

I told you to hide your heart once. You should have listened.

His lips are on mine, hard and warm and pressing. The touch is electrifying, but not like I’m used to. This isn’t a spark of destruction, but a spark of life. As much as I want to pull away, I just can’t do it. Cal is a cliff and I throw myself over the edge, not bothering to think of what it could do to us both. One day he’ll realize I’m his enemy, and all this will be a far-gone memory. But not yet.

You should know the difference between secrets and lies.

The truth is what I make it. I could set this world on fire and call it rain.

Anyone can betray anyone.

Words can lie. See beyond them.

I’m an accident. I’m a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion.

Mare? Are you afraid, Maven? I am. I’m afraid of failing. I’m afraid of letting this opportunity pass us by. And I’m afraid of what happens if nothing in this world ever changes. That scares me more than dying.

It was the dog Abel, who – as animals have been reported to do – had made his way over all England’s hills and rivers, to return to that home where he was first kindly treated. The warm fire, by which he sleeps even now, and the fattening dish will be his rewards to the end of his days.

Tut, tut. We can’t let mere sentiment intrude. This is Science.

There are two things without limit – the stupidity of Man and the mercy of God.

Wasn’t that the point of the book? For women to realize, We are just two people. Not that much separates us. Not nearly as much as I’d thought.

All I’m saying is, kindness don’t have no boundaries.

All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.

It weren’t too loo long before I seen something in me, had changed. A bitter seed was planted inside of me. And I just didn’t feel so, accepting, anymore.

No one tells us, girls who don’t go on dates, that remembering can be almost as good as what actually happens.

Sorry is the fool who ever underestimates my mother.

That’s what I love about Aibileen, she can take the most complicated things in life and wrap them up so small and simple, they’ll fit right in your pocket.

I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.

She’s wearing a tight red sweater and a red skirt and enough makeup to scare a hooker.

You is kind. You is smart. You is important.

That’s the way prayer do. It’s like electricity, it keeps things going.

I always thought insanity would be a dark, bitter feeling, but it is drenching and delicious if you really roll around in it.

Stuart needs “space” and “time,” as if this were physics and not a human relationship.

There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.

In the end, the world always wins. That’s just the way of things.

And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.

A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…

It’s wrong what they say about the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.

One time, when I was very little, I climbed a tree and ate these green, sour apples. My stomach swelled and became hard like a drum, it hurt a lot. Mother said that if I’d just waited for the apples to ripen, I wouldn’t have become sick. So now, whenever I really want something, I try to remember what she said about the apples.

When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

Men are easy,’ he said, fingers tapping on his mahogany desk. ‘A man’s plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand…well, God put a lot of thought into making you.

She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.

There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.

I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

People say that eyes are windows to the soul.

Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. – Amir

I stare at her for a long moment. I want to kiss her. I want to kiss her more than I’ve ever wanted anything in my life.

…if you expect people to try to do things your way, you’re going to have to give some hints as to what that way is.

Even as your body betrays you, your mind denies it.

When two people are meant to be together, they will be together. It’s fate.

Sometimes I think if I had to choose between an ear of corn or making love to a woman, I’d choose the corn.

Age is a terrible thief. Just when you’re getting the hang of life, it knocks your legs out from under you and stoops your back. It makes you ache and muddies your head and silently spreads cancer throughout your spouse.

What else do I have to offer? Nothing happens to me anymore. That’s the reality of getting old, and I guess that’s really the crux of the matter. I’m not ready to be old yet.

Dear God. Not only am I unemployed and homeless, but I also have a pregnant woman, bereaved dog, elephant, and eleven horses to take care of.

When will people learn that just because you can make something doesn’t mean you should?

The more distressing the memory, the more persistent it’s presence.

Although there are times I’d give anything to have her back, I’m glad she went first. Losing her was like being cleft down the middle. It was the moment it all ended for me, and I wouldn’t have wanted her to go through that.

I want her to melt into me, like butter on toast. I want to absorb her and walk around for the rest of my days with her encased in my skin. I want.

Keeping up the appearance of having all your marbles is hard work, but important.

I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.

Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.

Humans, if nothing else, have the good sense to die.

Somewhere, far down, there was an itch in his heart, but he made it a point not to scratch it. He was afraid of what might come leaking out.

A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.

It kills me sometimes, how people die.

He does something to me, that boy. Every time. It’s his only detriment. He steps on my heart. He makes me cry.

Usually we walk around constantly believing ourselves. “I’m okay” we say. “I’m alright”. But sometimes the truth arrives on you and you can’t get it off. That’s when you realize that sometimes it isn’t even an answer–it’s a question. Even now, I wonder how much of my life is convinced.

Like most misery, it started with apparent happiness.

The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.

Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

People in their right minds never take pride in their talents.

Things are always better in the morning.

People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.

I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Atticus Finch

It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.

Sometimes the Bible in the hand of one man is worse than a whisky bottle in the hand of (another)… There are just some kind of men who – who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.

Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.

They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions… but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.

Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.