Only once in a generation does anything as fresh as a vomiting detective come along.— Dean Koontz
Thrilling Odd Thomas quotations
You have to be odd to be number one.
Nothing is worse than being alone on the evening of the day when one's cow has exploded.
Most people tend to think the best of those who are blessed with beauty;
we have difficulty imagining that physical perfection can conceal twisted emotions or a damaged mind.
Always make a total effort. Even when the odds are against you.
Any drunk who has tried to put his car where a lamppost stands is a self-educated physicist.
Given my heritage and the ordeal of my childhood, I sometimes wonder why I myself am not insane. Maybe I am.
The most identifying trait of humanity is our abilty to be inhumane to one another.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
In the belly of Leviathan ... one can either despair and perish, or be cheerful and persevere.
Fate isn’t one straight road…there are forks in it, many different routes to different ends. We have the free will to choose the path.
I don't mean to imply that I'm afraid of Death. I'm just not ready to go out on a date with him.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.
Recognizing the structure of your psychology doesn't mean that you can easily rebuild it.
You can con God and get away with it, Granny said, if you do so with charm and wit. If you live your life with imagination and verve, God will play along just to see what outrageously entertaining thing you'll do next.
If something is important enough, even if odds are against you, you should still do it.
Too much mystery is merely an annoyance.
Too much adventure is exhausting. And a little terror goes a long way.
We may lack riches, but the greatest fortune is what lies in our hearts.
Best thing that can happen to a man is a good woman.
Against all odds, despite all obstacles, we are going to make it.
I've since discovered that many human beings need no supernatural mentoring to commit acts of savagery; some people are devils in their own right, their telltale horns having grown inward to facilitate their disguise.
If one's friends do not openly laugh at him, they are not in fact his friends.
Perseverance is impossible if we don't permit ourselves to hope.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hand on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
I see dead people. But, then by God, I do something about it!
I am twenty years old. To a world-wise adult, I am little more than a child. To any child, however, I am old enough to be distrusted, to be excluded forever from the magical community of the short and beardless.
From time to time, I do consider that I might be mad.
Like any self-respecting lunatic, however, I am always quick to dismiss any doubts about my sanity.
If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.
Duty doesn't need to call; it only needs to whisper. And if you heed the call, no matter what happens, you have no need for regret." Odd Thomas
I checked the icebox. The faeries usually brought some sort of food to stock the icebox and the pantry when they cleaned, but they could have mighty odd ideas about what constituted a healthy diet. One time I'd opened the pantry and found nothing but boxes and boxes and boxes of Fruit Loops. I had a near-miss with diabetes, and Thomas, who was never quite sure where the food had come from, declared that I had clearly been driven Fruit Loopy.
The wives of Spartans are the secret pillars of the world."--Odd Thomas
I always find beauty in things that are odd, imperfect - they are much more interesting.
In a clutch or a corner, I tend to make a weapon out of what is near at hand.
That can be anything from a crowbar to a cat, though if I had a choice, I would prefer an angry cat, which I have found to be more effective than a crowbar. Although weaponless, I left the house by the back door, with two chocolate-pumpkin cookies. It's a tough world out there, and a man has to armor himself against it however he can. ~Odd Thomas