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
Apparently, dancing for him and throwing herself at him weren't enough. Apparently, she had to nearly commit murder to arouse him enough to attack her.Gena Showalter in The Darkest Kiss
But we all must be true to our own nature. Acting as anyone other than yourself merely brings you pain and makes you appear ashamed of who and what you are. Others will feed off that shame, and soon it will be all that you are.Gena Showalter in The Darkest Kiss
It is impossible to live in the past, difficult to live in the present and a waste to live in the future.Frank Herbert in Dune
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me.Frank Herbert in Dune
Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.Frank Herbert in Dune
It is so shocking to find out how many people do not believe that they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.Frank Herbert in Dune
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.Frank Herbert in Dune
The vision of time is broad, but when you pass through it, time becomes a narrow door.Frank Herbert in Dune