There's hope at the bottom of the biggest waterfall." ~pg 426

— Patrick Ness

The most simplistic Patrick Ness quotes that will activate your desire to change

Choices may be unbelievably hard but they're never impossible.

To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that's not how a person with integrity acts.

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Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.

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Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.

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A book… it’s a world all on its own too. A world made of words, where you live for a while.

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I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into my local public library and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it.

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"Stories don't always have happy endings.

" This stopped him. Because they didn't, did they? That's one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn't expect.

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We are the choices we make.

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In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel, my boy, is a rare gift indeed.

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Without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.

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Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them.

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Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?

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...and I have this stupid little thought that Aaron didn't survive the croc attack after all, that he died but he's so pissed off at me that dying didn't stop him from coming here to kill me anyway.

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About Patrick Ness

Quotes 202 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 17, 1971

I think maybe everyone falls... I think the asking is whether we get back up again.

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We are the choices we make. And have to make. We aren’t anything else.

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But a knife ain't just a thing, is it? It's a choice, it's something you do.

A knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don't. A knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again.

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Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.

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For me it is really important to have a story with blood in the veins, there are bad tempers and good tempers.

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I'll find you- Keep calling for me, Viola- Cuz here I come.

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And it feels like, finally.

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The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don't got nothing much to say. About anything. "Need a poo, Todd." "Shutup, Manchee." "Poo. Poo, Todd." "I said shut it."

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You can't say everything, so you don't say nothing.

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Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn't expect.

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You went up a girl and came down a woman.

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It's not that you should never love something so much that it can control you.

It's that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled. It's not a weakness. It's your best strength.

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War makes monsters out of men.

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Stories don’t always have happy endings.

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Don't deceive me. Never leave me.

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You are keeping the possibility [of peace] open. No wise leader would do anything less

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A knife is only as good as the one who wields it.

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We all fall but that's not what matters. What matters is picking yourself up again.

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That's what I want as a reader - I want to be confident that the book will do its job.

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I promised to keep on going but maybe keep on going means coming back first.

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Midnight passes and I'm twenty-five days and a million years from becoming a man.

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Knowledge is dangerous." ~pg 53

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Noise ain't Truth, Noise is what men want to be true, and there's a difference twixt those two things so big that it could ruddy well kill you if you don't watch out.

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Knowledge is dangerous and men lie and the world changes, whether I want it to or not.

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And otherwise normal men become monsters, too.

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And you," he says, "you need to talk to your boy.

" He lifts my chin. "And if he needs saving, then you save him. Isn't that what you told me you did for each other?" I let go a few more tears but then I nod. "Over and over again.

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Except I didn't say eff

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...the lesson of forever and ever is that knowing a man's mind ain't knowing the man.

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Superior numbers versus superior firepower. A recipe for unending slaughter.

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Schooling ain't life." "Ain't it?" she says, her eyebrows raising in mock surprise.

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Conor was no longer invisible. They all saw him now. But he was further away than ever.

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That's another thing about Noise. Everything that's ever happened to you just keeps right on talking, for ever and ever.

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That's the thing I'm learning about being thrown out on yer own.

Nobody does nothing for you. If you don't change it, it don't get changed.

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Men lie, and they lie to theirselves worst of all.

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To see the ocean once is to learn how to miss it. ~Mistress Coyle

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Then at the top of the hill, the road forks.

Which just figures. "You gotta be kidding." I say. One part of the road goes left, the other goes right. (Well, it's a "Fork" ain't it?)

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People say they want freedom, but what they really want is freedom from worry.

If I take care of their problems, they don't mind being told what to do.

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