I think the most tortured place in hell should be reserved not for traitors, but... for cowards. The weakest, most spineless losers. Because it seems to me that traitors? At least they made a choice. But cowards? They just run around biting their fingernails, totally afraid to do anything. Which is totally worse.— Lauren Kate
The most profound Lauren Kate quotes to discover and learn by heart
LUCE: You really beleive this? That someday I'll live through this? DANIEL: With all my heart and soul, I will wait for you as long as it takes. I will love you every moment across time. -Daniel & Luce, PASSION
Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere.
We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.
Luce and Daniel fell in love for the first- and the last- time
He captured my heart. He loves me for who I am, not what I can bring to him." - Lucinda Price, Rapture
Callie always said Luce was incapable of brutal honesty and that was why she got herself stuck in so many crappy situations with guys whom she should have just told no.
Don't go," she whispered, her eyes closed.
It was all happening too fast. She couldn't give Daniel up. Not yet. She didn't think she ever could.
I will wait for you as long as it takes. I will love you every moment across time.
Will you stay with me ” she asked. Her voice was the thinnest whisper almost canceled out by a low groan of thunder.... Forever ” he whispered back. The sweet sound of his voice filled her up.
The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.
what if it was enough to just stand here in the arms of someone who ared about her, to let his simple affection steady her for a little while? it felt so good just to be held.
Love is the only thing worth fighting for.
Well, as much as I love kicking asses and taking names, it's way past curfew for you three"- Arriane
Then the angels, the demon, and the Nephilim flew to distant corners of the sky, leaving a moment's brilliant flash of light behind them, as below, Luce and Daniel fell in love for the first-and the last- time
Trust is a careless pursuit at best. At worst, it's a good way to get yourself killed.
Sometimes love was not about winning, but about wise sacrifice and the realiability of friends like Arianne. Friendship, Roland realized, was its very own kind of love.
What if you find your soul mate... at the wrong time?
Oooh!" Bill squealed. "Very rococo." "So, I'm really doing this? I'm just going to go down there and pretend--" (Luce) "No pretending." Bill shook his head. "Own it. Own that cleavage, girl, you know you want to.
You know everyone loves to hate a happy pair of lovebirds.
You're an angel," she repeated slowly, surprised to see Daniel close his eyes and moan in pleasure, almost as if they were kissing. "I'm in love with an angel.
When he turned to face her, the drawn look on his face was one of absolute agony as if Luce had just ripped his heart out
And the way he looked at her was so intense, his big green eyes probing into her, like he approved of everything she held inside.
And while Luce dreamed below of the most glorious wings unfurling-the likes of which she'd never seen before-two angels in the rafters shook hands.
I know he would die if you died, Luce
Cam stepped into the clearing. His eyes were rimmed with a thick, shimmering gold shadow, and it shone on his face in the moonlight, making him look like a wildcat.
I will always catch you when you fall
You don't really know either of us," Cam said, standing and stepping away, "but you're prepared to choose right now, huh?
Daniel's face-- the way it had been bathed in violet light when he'd carried her home this morning-- appeared before her eyes. His gleaming golden hair. His tender, knowing eyes. The way one touch of his lips transported her far away from any darkness. For him, she'd suffer all of this, and more.
The past is important for all the information and wisdom it holds.
But you can get lost in it. You've got to learn to keep the knowledge of the past with you as you pursue the present.
He had the innate sense that something bad was just around the bend, but a hope that something incredible was waiting in the distance. It had to be. His burning love for her cursed through him until he felt so full he didn’t know whether he would fit through the portal.
The voice sank through luce's skin and straight into her heart.
Daniel's voice. He was calling to her. He wanted her. Needed her. Luce moved towards the sound
Oh that moment when Daniel thought he’d lost her to Cam’s starshot! His wings hat felt too heavy to lift. Colder than death. In that instant , he’d given up all hope.
No” Daniel cried “ No, no, no” Luce’s heart ached as he tore at his hair, spun in circle and let his wings bloom out to their full size.
true love never says goodbye
You are the soul that fits into mine
Gorgeous, glowing rays of light...This was what true beauty and goodness looked like-- a spectral, luminescent gathering of beings so pure it hurt to look directly at them, like the most glorious eclipse, or maybe Heaven itself.
Of all the pairs the Throne endorsed None rose to burn as bright As Lucifer, the Morning Star, And Lucinda, his Evening Light
Daniel Grigori!" Arriane hooted through her hands. "No!" Daniel hooted back without missing a beat.
She knew she shouldn't want him with every fiber of her being, but she couldn't help herself. Gazing at him feeling his touch - the rest of the world faded into the background
End times aren't supposed to be very pretty.
What does my soul look like to you?' 'I couldn't reduce it to words if I tried, but its beauty is unsurpassed.
In this lifetime you're nothing more than you appear to be: a stupid, selfish, ignorant, spoiled little girl who thinks the world lives or dies on whether she gets to go out with some good-looking boy at school. [...] I'd still relish this moment, killing you.
I’ll love you with all my heart, in every life, through every death.
I will not be bound by anything but my love for you.
Would love be so different with someone else? Was love even possible with someone else? Love was supposed to be easy, wasn't it? Then why did she feel so tormented?
She just wished loving him didn’t always have to be so hard.
And the sweetest, spellbound feeling spilling from her heart.
It's such a beautiful question, Luce.
I adore you for asking it, and I wish I could explain it better. All I can tell you is this: The only way to survive eternity is to be able to appreciate each moment.
There was nothing mean about his voice.
In fact it was almost too nice. Like she was too dim to grasp whatever was so obvious to him. Which made her absolutely furious.
Luce didn't know how to pull away from Cam.
There was Layla in the fullness of her lips, Lulu in the thick waves of her hair, Lu Xin in the intensity of her hazel eyes, Lucia in their twinkle. She was not alone. Maybe she never would be alone again. There, in the mirror, was every incarnation of Lucinda staring back at her and wondering, "What is to become of us? What about our history, and our love?