110+ Maggie Stiefvater Quotes On Writing, Faerie And Order

Top 10 Maggie Stiefvater Quotes (BEST)

  1. I'd always liked jogging because it was a place to think.
  2. It is possible to be in love with you just because of who you are.
  3. While I'm gone," Gansey said, pausing, "dream me the world. Something new for every night.
  4. They were always walking away from him. But he never seemed able to walk away from them.
  5. Adam had once told Gansey, "Rags to riches isn't a story anyone wants to hear until after it's done.
  6. I wish you could be kissed, Jane,' he said. 'Because I would beg just one off you. Under all this.' He flailed an arm toward the stars.
  7. You are being self-pitying." "I'm nearly done. You don't have much more of this to bear." "I like you better this way." "Crushed and broken," Gansey said. "Just the way women like 'em.
  8. The world needs more love at first sight.
  9. I guess now would be a good time to tell you," He said. "I took Chainsaw out of my dreams.
  10. It is the first day of November and so, today, someone will die.

Maggie Stiefvater Short Quotes

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  • Neatness makes me feel like I have to be on my best behavior. Clutter is my natural habitat.
  • Sam: “You—you greatly overestimate my self-control.” Grace: “I’m not looking for self-control.
  • Ronan Lynch lived with every sort of secret.
  • I'd be happy with this summer if it's all we ever had.
  • Panic leads to carelessness, and carelessness creates accidents.
  • Overhead, the stars were wheeling and infinite, a complicated mobile made by giants.
  • I have a certain avoidance of reality that makes fantasy an ideal choice for me.
  • Hope hurt more than the cold.
  • ...she made her home in between the pages of books.
  • How do you get 'feng shui' out of 'thoughtful'?

Maggie Stiefvater Quotes On Love

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If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human. — Maggie Stiefvater

There was something striking about her posture; something about the tilt to her head. She was like a beautiful and lonely piece of art, lovely but unreachable. — Maggie Stiefvater

I walk through the seasons and always the birds are singing and screaming and keening for love When you're with me it seems so absurd that I should be jealous of the jay and the dove. — Maggie Stiefvater

To Grace, these were the things that mattered: my hands on her cheeks, my lips on her mouth. The fleeting touches that meant I loved her. — Maggie Stiefvater

I really love nature. I grew up in the country. But one of the things about nature is that it is beautiful but it's also very dangerous. — Maggie Stiefvater

Mutual, respectful, enduring love is completely attainable as long as you swear you won't settle for less. — Maggie Stiefvater

Blue thought about what Gansey had said, about being wealthy in love. And she thought about Adam, still collapsed on their sofa downstairs. If he had no one to wrap their arms around him when he was sad, could he be forgiven for letting his anger lead him? — Maggie Stiefvater

I focus on the elements of a movie that are meant to invisibly affect me as a viewer. The edges. As an author, Im aware of how the subconscious things can pluck at a readers emotions, and I love it when filmmakers do the same. — Maggie Stiefvater

I am not a huge fan of the one-sided pining romances where the guy is a perfect love-object because we don't see inside his head. — Maggie Stiefvater

You know what I mean. I'm telling you I was stupid over it. I thought it was about trying so hard to survive that you didn't have the time to be a good parent. Obviously, that's not it. Because you and I, we're both...wealthy in love. — Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater Quotes On Writing

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I don't think I could ever give up music. It's what makes me tick. If there was no music, there would be no writing. — Maggie Stiefvater

In the end, you have to write like you're not afraid of the critics. — Maggie Stiefvater

You could write a book about things that you can't find on-line. — Maggie Stiefvater

You're not going to die," I told her, lifting my head to look at her. "I'm not done writing songs about you yet. — Maggie Stiefvater

Write the book you've always wanted to read, but can't find on the shelf. — Maggie Stiefvater

whether they'll write the story of my life as a tragedy or an epic fantasy... I was wondering if it was going to be a kiss at the end, or sad music and a sweeping camera shot over the fields I once roamed freely. I'm hoping for the kiss, but expecting the sweeping camera shot. — Maggie Stiefvater

I'm not done writing songs about you yet. — Maggie Stiefvater

I would like to say that I was inspired to write 'Shiver' by some overwhelming belief in true love, but here's my true confession: I wrote 'Shiver' because I like to make people cry. — Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater Quotes On Faerie

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Eleanor's voice was below zero. 'My finest horse to whichever faerie in this room brings me that woman's left eye.' My thoughts exactly. — Maggie Stiefvater

I love inventing interesting people and then pushing them to their absolute limits - and usually those absolute limits involve homicidal faeries, werewolves, or some other paranormal menace. — Maggie Stiefvater

That was a weird thought. My straight-up mother being bothered by faeries? Delia was even weirder. I could picture the scene. Faerie: Come away, human. Delia: Why? Faerie: Untold delights and youth forever. Delia: I'm holding out for a better offer. Ta. — Maggie Stiefvater

Thanks,” I say, and Finn looks uncomfortable. Mum used to say he was like a faerie; he didn't like to be thanked. I add, “Sorry. — Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater Quotes On Order

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Maura had decided sometime before Blue's birth that it was barbaric to order children about, and so Blue had grown up surrounded by imperative question marks. — Maggie Stiefvater

Good morning. You have a moment?" It's clever the way she says it, not as a question. I would have to contradict her in order to have my moment back. I make a note to use the method in the future. — Maggie Stiefvater

If the waitress comes, order me a coffee and something that involves bacon. — Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater Quotes On Creative

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Creative" "Dangerously emo. — Maggie Stiefvater

The biggest mistake you can make is assuming that creativity will hit you all at once and the muse will carry you to the end of the book on feather wings while Foster the People plays gently in the background. Storytelling is work. Pleasurable work, usually, but it is work. — Maggie Stiefvater

sensitive," I tried. Sam translated, "squishy." "creative." "Dangerously Emo." "thoughtful." Feng shui. — Maggie Stiefvater

I always listen to you. Except when I don't. — Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater Famous Quotes And Sayings

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My mother always said that I was born out of a bottle of vinegar instead of born from a womb and that she and my father bathed me in sugar for three days to wash it off. I try to behave, but I always go back to the vinegar. — Maggie Stiefvater

Adam didn't look at him when he said, finally, "It doesn't matter how you say it. It's what you wanted, in the end. All your things in one place, all under your roof. Everything you own right where you can see. — Maggie Stiefvater

I say, 'I will not be your weakness, Sean Kendrick.' Now he looks at me. He says, very softly, 'It's late for that, Puck. — Maggie Stiefvater

There are moments that you'll remember for the rest of your life and there are moments that you think you'll remember for the rest of your life, and it's not often they turn out to be the same moment. — Maggie Stiefvater

Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern? It wouldn't be escapism. — Maggie Stiefvater

Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture. — Maggie Stiefvater

The journal and Gansey were clearly long acquainted, and he wanted her to know. This is me. The real me. — Maggie Stiefvater

Peppermint swirled into my nostrils, sharp as glass, then raspberry almost to sweet, like too-ripe fruit. Apple, crisp and pure. Nuts, buttery, warm, earthy — Maggie Stiefvater

I won't let this be my good-bye. I've folded one thousand paper crane memories of me and Grace, and I've made my wish. I will find a cure. And then I will find Grace. — Maggie Stiefvater

You're beautiful and sad," I said finally, not looking at him when I did. "Just like your eyes. You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again." For a long moment there was only the whirring sound of the tires on the road, and then Sam said softly, "Thank you. — Maggie Stiefvater

his yellow eyes gazed at me possessively -- I wondered if he realized that the way he looked at me was far more intimate than copping a feel could ever be. — Maggie Stiefvater

I tried to picture her in a class, any class, anywhere on campus, and failed miserably. I pictured her frolicking in a forest glade around some guy she'd just sacrificed to a heathen god. That image worked way better. — Maggie Stiefvater

If that moment had been a real thing, it would've been a butterfly, flapping and fluttering toward the sun. — Maggie Stiefvater

Gansey could’ve had any and all of the friends that he wanted. Instead he had chosen the three of them, three guys who should’ve, for three different reasons, been friendless. — Maggie Stiefvater

I grew up with boys of all kinds - I have two brothers, and I was in a bagpipe band for several years. — Maggie Stiefvater

His lips tasted cool and sharp, peppermint, winter, but his hands, soft on the back of my neck, promised long days and summer and forever. — Maggie Stiefvater

I stood on my toes and stole a soft kiss from his lips. "Surprise attack," I said. Sam leaned down and kissed me back, his mouth lingering on mine, teeth grazing my lower lip, making me shiver. "Surprise attack back." "Sneaky," I said, my voice breathier than I intended. — Maggie Stiefvater

It was mint and memories and the past and the future and she felt as if she’d done this before and already she longed to do it again. — Maggie Stiefvater

I slithered out of the sinkhole on my stomach. It was not the sexiest move I'd ever performed, but I was impressed nonetheless. — Maggie Stiefvater

Looking at him like that, I felt like I needed something from him, or somebody, and that probably meant that he also needed something from me, or somebody, but the revelation was like looking at spots on a slide. Knowing that it meant something to somebody wasn't the same as it meaning something to you. — Maggie Stiefvater

Grace reached over and began stroking her fingers through my hair. I closed my eyes and let her drive me crazy. — Maggie Stiefvater

As you learn who you are, you can better surround yourself with friends who make you a better person, and that sometimes only happens when you disassemble old relationships. — Maggie Stiefvater

I found it." "People find pennies," Gansey replied. "Or car keys. Or four-leaf clovers." "And ravens," Ronan said. "You're just jealous 'cause" - at this point, he had to stop to regroup his beer-sluggish thoughts - "you didn't find one, too. — Maggie Stiefvater

She reached down and traced my eyebrows. 'You do have really beautiful eyes.' 'We get to keep them,' I said. Grace started at my voice. 'What?' 'It's the one thing we keep. Our eyes stay the same.' I unclenched my fists. 'I was born with these eyes. I was born for this life. — Maggie Stiefvater

At the door to the helicopter, Gansey looked bad over his shoulder at them, his smile complicated when he saw them holding hands. — Maggie Stiefvater

Where do you live?" Adam's mouth was very set. "A place made for leaving" "That's not really an answer." "It's not really a place. — Maggie Stiefvater

His mother had told him that when you looked into the eyes of God at the pearly gates, all the questions you ever had were answered. Ronan had a lot of questions. Waking Glendower might be like that. Fewer angels attending, and maybe a heavier Welsh accent. Slightly less judgment. — Maggie Stiefvater

You really didn't see the sadness or the longing unless you already knew it was there. But that was the trick, wasn't it? Everyone had their disappointment and their baggage; only, some people carried it in their inside pockets and not on their backs. — Maggie Stiefvater

It (suicide) became a possibility like Maybe when I grow up, I will be dead. Life was a cake that looked good on the bakery shelf but turned to sawdust and salt when I ate it. — Maggie Stiefvater

And I told you before, I'll sell you any of the thoroughbreds.” “I didn't make any of those thoroughbreds. I didn't make them what they are.” “You made all of them what they are.” I don't look at him. “None of them made me who I am. — Maggie Stiefvater

My most memorable adventure was investigating the chalk cliffs in Yorkshire. While clambering over kelp-covered boulders half-covered by the sea, I fell and smashed my tail bone on one of them. — Maggie Stiefvater

Mercy Falls was all about rumors, and the rumor on Jack was that he got his short fuse from his dad. I didn't know about that. It seemed like you ought to pick the sort of person you would be, no matter what your parents were like. — Maggie Stiefvater

Blue was a fanciful, but sensible thing. Like a platypus, or one of those sandwiches that had been cut into circles for a fancy tea party. — Maggie Stiefvater

When Ronan thought of Gansey, he thought of moving into Monmouth Manufacturing, of nights spent in companionable insomnia, of a summer searching for a king, of Gansey asking the Gray Man for his life. Brothers. — Maggie Stiefvater

I guess I make things that need energy stronger. I'm like a walking battery. — Maggie Stiefvater

As the hours crept by, the afternoon sunlight bleached all the books on the shelves to pale, gilded versions of themselves and warmed the paper and ink inside the covers so that the smell of unread words hung in the air. — Maggie Stiefvater

I can tell you that as a writer and as a reader, I regard character as king. Or queen. No matter how riveting the action or interesting the plot twists, if I don't feel like I'm meeting someone who feels real, I'm not going to be compelled to read further. — Maggie Stiefvater

How long?" His smile was amazingly sweet. "The longest." For ever?" Sam's lips smiled, but above his grin, his yellow eyes turned sad, as if he knew it was a lie. "Longer. — Maggie Stiefvater

I never taught him to break him thumb." "That's Gansey for you. Only learns enough to be superficially competent." "Loser," Ronan agreed, and he was himself again. — Maggie Stiefvater

I'm quite happy for that smile, because Dad told me once you should be grateful for the gifts that are the rarest. — Maggie Stiefvater

I would say that by virtue of your not acting parental up to this point, you've relinquished your ability to wield any power now. Sam and I are together. It's not an option. — Maggie Stiefvater

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Grace Brisbane. There was nothing particularly special about her, except that she was good with numbers, and very good at lying, and she made her home in between the pages of books. She loved all the wolves behind her house, but she love one of them most of all. — Maggie Stiefvater

He was jingling his keys in the pocket of his coat -- one of those barn coats described as rugged and classic and four hundred dollar that were usually worn by people who spend more time in Land Rovers than barns. — Maggie Stiefvater

My good mood felt like an endangered species. — Maggie Stiefvater

You're the nicest boy ever,", I told him, feeling undeserving and terrible. "You didn't have to get me anything. I like thinking about you thinking about me when I'm not around. — Maggie Stiefvater

It tore my heart out, because I heard his voice. The wolves sang slowly behind him, bittersweet harmony, but all I heard was Sam. His howl trembled, rose, fell in anguish. I listened for a long time. I prayed for them to stop, to leave me alone, but at the same time I was desperately afraid they would. Long after the other voices had dropped away, Sam kept howling, very soft and slow. When he finally fell silent, the night felt dead. — Maggie Stiefvater

So here's my theory, and this is such crap science, I don't have to tell you. It's science without microscopes, blood tests, or reality. — Maggie Stiefvater

you're like a siren, leading me into dangerous places — Maggie Stiefvater

I’m not looking for self-control. — Maggie Stiefvater

One thousand ways to say good-bye One thousands ways to cry One thousand ways to hang your hat before you go outside I say good-bye good-bye good-bye I shout it out so loud Cause the next time that I find my voice I might not remember how. — Maggie Stiefvater

Grace,” I said, very softly. “Say something.” Sam,” she said, and I crushed her to me. — Maggie Stiefvater

Sam," she said, and I crushed her to me. — Maggie Stiefvater

It wasn’t a touch that said I need more. It was a touch that said I want this. — Maggie Stiefvater

I didn't know," I start truthfully, "that it was the hard way when I started on it. — Maggie Stiefvater

I folded myself against her body, breathing in the smell of my new life and matching my heartbeat to hers" Sam, Linger — Maggie Stiefvater

I just looked at her, feeling utterly empty. I didn't know what I was supposed to say to her. My life is in that bed. Please let me stay. — Maggie Stiefvater

Of course he would count the time that we'd been two entirely different species. — Maggie Stiefvater

How do you know I wouldn't have just been happy with the truth? I don’t care if my father was a deadbeat named Butternut. It doesn't change anything right now.” “His name wasn't really Butternut, was it?” Gansey asked Adam in a low voice. — Maggie Stiefvater

I said uselessly, "Sam, don't go." Sam cupped my face in his hands and looked me in the eyes. His eyes were yellow, sad, wolf, mine. "These stay the same. Remember that when you look at me. Remember it's me. Please. — Maggie Stiefvater

Scent is the strongest tie to memory. — Maggie Stiefvater

This new world was a vicious, sleek world made of street lights and tight jeans, sharp smiles and fast cars. This was a city, edited. A city, pared down to its bare minimums, beautiful and abusive. — Maggie Stiefvater

Delia was an overbearing cake with condescending frosting, and frankly, I was on a diet. — Maggie Stiefvater

Books are more real when you read them outside. — Maggie Stiefvater

I was suddenly struck by how dissimilar we were. It occurred to me that if Grace and I were objects, she would be an elaborate digital clock, synced up with the World Clock in London with technical perfection, and I’d be a snow globe – shaken memories in a glass ball. — Maggie Stiefvater

I fell asleep to the scent of my wolf. Pine needles, cold rain, earthy perfume, coarse bristles on my face. — Maggie Stiefvater

I wasn’t sure if I was charmed by his reluctance to share a bed with a girl or insulted that, apparently, I wasn’t hot enough for him to charge the mattress like a bull. — Maggie Stiefvater

The way Gansey saw it was this: if you had a special knack for finding things, it meant you owed the world to look. — Maggie Stiefvater

This object that we hold in our hands, a book... that tactile pleasure, it's just not going to go away. — Maggie Stiefvater

Did no one tell him that pain lives in this sand, dug in and watered with our blood? — Maggie Stiefvater

They're saying that you and Sean Kendrick were burning up the cliffs." Tommy spins me again and grins at me. "And when I say you and Sean Kendrick, I mean you and Sean Kendrick. And by burning, I mean burning. — Maggie Stiefvater

she's the only thing that's made my life worth living and if that's all I get, a few months with her- a few days, it's more than I've ever hoped for (Luke) — Maggie Stiefvater

We sat like that for a long while, and when we stood up, all my sad things were in boxes, and Beck was my father. — Maggie Stiefvater

Gansey turned the key. The engine turned over once, paused for the briefest of moments - and then roared to deafening life. The Camaro lived to fight another day. The radio was even working, playing the Stevie Nicks song that always sounded to Gansey like it was about a one-winged dove. — Maggie Stiefvater

Gift of time in me enclosed the future suddenly exposed — Maggie Stiefvater

Strange what love taught you about your faults. — Maggie Stiefvater

One happy day for every falling leaf you catch. Sam's voice was low. — Maggie Stiefvater

I thought I heard---" Gansey broke off. His eyes dropped to where Adam held Blue's hand. Again his face was somewhat puzzled by the fact of their hand-holding. Adam's grip tightened, although she didn't think he meant for it to. — Maggie Stiefvater

Right, sure. Because there's no girls in politics! I have no interest. Voting? What? I forgot my apron. I think I ought to be in the kitchen right now, actually. My rolling pin- — Maggie Stiefvater

You made this?' Finn looks at me. 'No, Saint Anthony brought it to me in the night. He was very put out I didn't give it to you right then. — Maggie Stiefvater

Beer makes people deaf. — Maggie Stiefvater

you just can't wait to get out of your head, can you?" "if you were in here you might want that too. — Maggie Stiefvater

Life Lessons by Maggie Stiefvater

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  1. Maggie Stiefvater's work emphasizes the importance of perseverance and hard work, as she has achieved success through her own dedication and determination.
  2. Through her writing, Stiefvater also teaches the value of creativity and the power of imagination, as she uses her own creativity to craft stories that captivate readers.
  3. Additionally, Stiefvater demonstrates the importance of self-expression and the courage to be true to oneself, as she has embraced her own unique style of writing.

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