What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?Neil Gaiman in The Sandman
Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream Country
For love is no part of the dreamworld. Love belongs to Desire, and Desire is always cruel.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - The Doll's House
For some folks death is release, and for others death is an abomination, a terrible thing. But in the end, I'm there for all of them.Neil Gaiman in The Sandman - Dream Country
"I must confess, I have always wondered what lay beyond life, my dear."
"Yeah, everybody wonders. And sooner or later everybody gets to find out."
"Is there a word for forgetting the name of someone when you want to introduce them to someone else at the same time you realize you've forgotten the name of the person you're introducing them to as well?"
"You will forget. Death or life will take him from your minds."
"I know," whispered Despair, in her distant, empty voice. "But I shall remember him."
"Well, that depends, I suppose. I heard someone once say that men dance the same way they have sex. So, if you want everyone here to think you're the kind of guy who just sits around and-"
He stood up. "Let's dance."
Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else's dream.Richelle Mead in Succubus Blues
I'd said it before and meant it: Alive or undead, the love of my life was a badass.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy - Blood Promise
"Do you think I'm pretty?"
"I think you're beautiful."
"You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes."
The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy
He has no right to threaten my boyfriends. I'm eighteen. An adult. I don't need his help. I can threaten my boyfriends myself.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy - Spirit Bound
"You've asked me out tons of times."
"Not really. I've made inappropriate suggestions and frequently pushed for nudity. But I've never asked you out on a real date."
"Not into older guys, huh?" asked Adrian once we were alone.
"You're imagining things," I said. "Clearly, my stunning beauty has clouded your mind."
If your eyes weren't open, you wouldn't know the difference between dreaming and waking.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy - Blood Promise
Don't worry, little dhampir. You might be surrounded by clouds, but you'll always be like sunshine to me.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy - Shadow Kiss
You will lose what you value most, so treasure it while you can.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy - Shadow Kiss
People who are crazy rarely question whether they're crazy.Richelle Mead in Vampire Academy - Shadow Kiss
Live in the present, make the most of it, it's all you've got.PresentMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
Knowing was a temptation. What you don't know won't tempt you.TemptationMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
You can't help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
Ignoring isn't the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.IgnoranceMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
Nothing changes instantaneously: in a gradually heating bathtub you'd be boiled to death before you knew it.ChangeMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.MemoriesMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
But remember that forgiveness too is a power.Forgiveness & MercyMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
Truly amazing, what people can get used to, as long as there are a few compensations.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
But people will do anything rather than admit that their lives have no meaning. No use, that is. No plot.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
The moment of betrayal is the worst, the moment when you know beyond any doubt that you've been betrayed: that some other human being has wished you that much evil.TreasonMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
You can only be jealous of someone who has something you think you ought to have yourself.JealousyMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
Ordinary is what you are used to. This may not seem ordinary to you now, but after a time it will. It will become ordinary.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
Pain marks you, but too deep to see. Out of sight, out of mind.PainMargaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print... it gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
There is more than one kind of freedom. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it.Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale
There's a really stupid saying: When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade. Well, I have a better saying: When life hands you a lemon, shove that lemon up its stupid butt.Gena Showalter in Oh My Goth
"Don't look now, but that's my ex over there."
Surely I'm not the only one who takes "don't look now" as "there's no better time than now." I looked.
"Bad, Ali!" Another slap to my arm. "Bad, bad, bad Ali! Have you no self control?"
I was having dinner with Zombie Carl the other night. You know, steak, rare, and a bottle of vintage type A. He told me all his secrets, but too bad for you I promised him I wouldn't tell. In exchange I asked him to gather his best undead buddies and stalk me through my friend's yard. And oh, yeah, it was totally fine if they wanted to use me as an all-night-dinner buffet, because having organs is SO last year.Gena Showalter in Alice in Zombieland
There are times I wish I were invisible. Which is silly, since I do everything I can to stand out.Gena Showalter in Oh My Goth
I'm not a bad person. I haven't killed anyone. I (rarely) lie. I don't kick little puppies. So why do people look at me as if the world would be a better place without me?Gena Showalter in Oh My Goth