He's so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they're holding in their hand.— Alexandra Bracken
The most valuable Alexandra Bracken quotes that will activate your desire to change
The thing that scares me is that some part of me understands where they're coming from. They took everything from us, you know? Why shouldn’t we be able to take it back if we have the power to?
I used to dream about turning back time, about reclaiming the things I'd lost and the person I used to be.
And people like you are the reason we have middle fingers.
He's just like a stallion. Wild and kicking on the outside, but a heart soft as satin on the inside. Just waiting for the right girl to break him in.
You get a good review, and it’s like crack.
You need another hit. And another. And another. I know authors are like Tinkerbell and generally need applause to survive, but it’s a slippery slope.
We have no idea, but its not like we're going to win any awards for normalcy anytime soon. So you get into people's heads? The two of us can throw people around like toys. Zu once blew up an AC unit, and all she did was walk by it.
—I don't want to lose you —Then why are you the one that keeps letting go?
The darkest minds never fade in the afterlight.
Ghosts don't haunt people--their memories do.
They want you to think that darkness or evil is only something that gets inflicted on you by the outside world, but I know better, and I think the freak does, too. Sometimes the darkness lives inside you, and sometimes it wins.
Did you know...you make me so happy that sometimes I actually forget to breath? I'll be looking at you, and my chest will get so tight...and it's like, the only thought in my head is how much I want to reach over and kiss you.
Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn’t easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark.
A moment later, Liam's bright blue eyes opened, and he was seeing me. He just wasn't seeing Ruby.
Maybe we had just gotten too used to being alone-- and maybe that needed to change.
Nope," he whispered, when I tried to tug it away. "Mine now.
They were never scared of the kids who might die, or the empty spaces they would leave behind. They were afraid of us-the ones who lived.
Where did she come from, and where can I find one?" "Picked this one up at a gas station in West Virginia, bargain price. Last one on the shelf, sorry.
Breathing him in wasn't enough, I wanted to inhale him. The leather, the smoke, the sweetness.
That was the Liam Stewart way of saying, Hi, darlin', missed you something fierce.
But there's a beginning in an end, you know? It's true that you can't reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.
I can't do this anymore," I cried, "Why won't you just leave me alone?" Because you would never leave me.
I think I'm losing it—I don't know what's happening, what happened, but I look at you, I look at you, and I love you so much. Not because of anything you've said, or done, or anything at all. I look at you, and I just love you, and it terrifies me. It terrifies me what I would do for you.
Ruby, give me one reason why we can’t be together, and I’ll give you a hundred why we can. We can go anywhere you want. I’m not your parents. I’m not going to abandon you or send you away, not ever.
Oh, I'm sorry," Chubs said, 'apparently the middle of my sentence interrupted the beginning of yours. Do continue.
Sometimes you're the one speeding along in a panic, doing too much, not paying attention, wrecking things you don't mean to. And sometimes life just happens to you, and you can't dodge it. It crashes into you because it wants to see what you're made of.
Because she knows what it's like to live in a world of black, and black, and the tiny bit of white, but when she escaped it, she didn't find the rainbow of colors, the dresses, the singing, the dancing. She only found ugliness.
You're a wizard," I snapped. "Can't you just use magic to make your own food?" "Ah, yes," he retorted. "Because mud pies are so very delicious and the wind fills empty stomachs quite nicely.
I'm a monster, you know. I'm one of the dangerous ones. No you aren't, he promised. Your one of us.
We'll just have to try to make better mistakes tomorrow.
You are actually the worst person I have ever met.
It feels like we should do something," he said.
"Like, send her off on a barge out to sea and set her on fire. Let her go out in a blaze of glory." Chubs raised an eyebrow. "It's a minivan, not a Viking.
Thank you,” he was whispering, “thank you, thank you.
…” And then he was kissing my face, every inch of it he could find, wiping away the tears and soot, chanting my name.
But hey, what's life without a little adversity?" That had to have been the fakest attempt at optimism since my fourth grade teacher tried reasoning that we were better off without the dead kids in our class because it'd mean more turns on the playground swings for the rest of us.
What good is strength if you have no sense?
When a girl cries, few things are more worthless than a boy
Up! you bag of bones!" "Magister? Gods i was hoping that was a dream.
...... You're disturbing Ms. Mirabil!!! "She's awake!! North said, kicking off his covers and kneeling beside my bed, a bright smile on his face. "Hullo my beautiful beautiful darling, feeling better today??
Let's carpe the hell out of this diem.
If a heart could break once, it shouldn't have been able to happen again.
I was just an okay person.
I'm trying to feel sorry for you, really I am,"North said.
"If you wait just a moment I'm sure the tears will come.
Why are you so weird?" "Because my weird has to be able to cancel out your weird, Lady Cross-stitch." "At least what I do is considered an art form." "Yes, in ye olde medieal Europse you would've been quite the catch-
Try to imagine where we'd be without you, darlin', and then maybe you'll see just how lucky we got.
Where in the world did you get that dress?" "Present from Zu.
" "You look like you want to throw it in a fire." "I can't promise there won't be an unfortunate accident later on.
Ruby, I lied before. I would have run. —CG
He doesn't bring many girls round unless they're part of a job - but also 'cause his smell can sometimes kill kittens.
Clancy had taught me well.
I closed my eyes. I forced myself to relax, to remember that here, now, and always, I was the predator.
I had to be alone for a little while, but I'm okay now.
" "All right. But next time, don't go where I can't find you.
Everyone is just making the choices they think will help them get by.