Tress considered herself to be categorically boring. She liked her tea lukewarm, she went to bed on time, she loved her parents, occasionally squabbled with her little brother, and didn't litter. She was fair at needlepoint, and had a talent for baking. But had no other noteworthy skills. She didn't train at fencing in secret, she couldn't talk to animals, she had no hidden royalty or deities in her lineage. Though her great-grandmother Glorf had once reportedly waved at the king.Brandon Sanderson in Tress of the Emerald Sea
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.Arthur Conan Doyle in Sherlock Holmes - The Hound of the Baskervilles
"Ye werena the first lass I kissed," he said softly. "But I swear you'll be the last."Diana Gabaldon in Outlander
"A hedgehog? And just how does a hedgehog make love?" he demanded.
No, I thought. I won't. I will not. But I did. "Very carefully," I replied, giggling helplessly.
I once read that you fell in love like how you fell asleep: slowly at first and then all at once.Falling in loveEmma Scott in The Butterfly Project
We might not have months or years, but we have moments. Thousands upon thousands of them. Let's take each moment, seize it and wring it dry.MomentsEmma Scott in Full Tilt
Forgetting is pretending it never happened. You need to remember and remember and remember, until it has no power over you anymore.Emma Scott in Forever Right Now
Feelings are like tonsils. Mostly useless, and occasionally a source of pain and discomfort.Emma Scott in Bring Down the Stars
Wasn't love a kind of chaos theory? One small look, one smile or one word could alter the course of a life forever.LoveEmma Scott in The Butterfly Project
Love had no end. She was infinite. She was a universe, my universe, and I was hers. Love had no boundaries, no rules, no favorites. And no limits.LoveEmma Scott in All In
My world had been fading to gray until she burst in like a bombshell of color and light.Love declerationsEmma Scott in Full Tilt
Love, real love, wasn't empty, grasping hands, or lies that felt like truths. And it wasn't perfect or neat or always easy. It was a rising sun on a new day. It was endless possibility.LoveEmma Scott in Rush
There's so much that's shitty in this world, when you find something that shines against all the dirt and darkness, you gravitate toward it.Emma Scott in The Butterfly Project
Dying, I learned, is a not a team sport. It's a solitary endeavor. Everyone I loved was standing on dry land, while I was alone on a boat as it slowly pulled away from the shore, and there's nothing anyone could do about it but watch it happen.Emma Scott in Full Tilt
There are times in this life in which we must do what is best, and so often what is best is not what is easy.Emma Scott in Rush
I loved her… my soul sang the words I could never say to her out loud.Emma Scott in Bring Down the Stars
I love her. I don't know how it happened, or why, but I do. Something in me connects to something in her. I've felt it since the day we met.Emma Scott in Bring Down the Stars
"How do you do that? How do you know what to do and say so that I feel…?"
"So that you feel what?"
"Whole. You make me feel like I have a shot at something more than this misery."
We had to go full tilt, just like the card players did. I would hit instead of stay. Always.Emma Scott in Full Tilt
I kissed Jonah Fletcher with all of my heart, and with every piece of my soul that would love him forever.Love declerationsEmma Scott in Full Tilt
Despite our losses, we would keep going. Never give in or give up. Because love always wins. Always.Emma Scott in All In
"Beauty and pain," she said, almost to herself. "I don't think you can separate the two."
"Maybe pain exists to make us appreciate the beauty."
A butterfly flutters its wings in Malaysia and the changes in air currents cause a hurricane in Florida. I love that idea. That even one tiny action can create an enormous effect.ButterfliesEmma Scott in The Butterfly Project
I had a sense of being dropped straight into the middle of a book without having read the early chapters.Emma Scott in The Butterfly Project
He pulled me toward him, wrapping his arms around me. A sob rose to my throat but I choked it down, and held him tight. As tight as he held me, and wherever we touched became proof to one another that we were not alone.Emma Scott in The Butterfly Project
I knew I was treading on thin ice. Criticism of anyone's art, no matter how good the intentions, could be risky business.Emma Scott in The Butterfly Project
I love how a few words, carefully chosen, can elicit deep reactions. Or evoke a certain mood, or make you feel something real.Emma Scott in Bring Down the Stars
Here's a helpful hint: If you nod, I can't see it. Or head shakes. Or shrugs. Or middle fingers. Or interpretive dances. When I ask you a question, you need to actually speak.Emma Scott in Rush
"A semicolon is where a writer can choose to end the sentence," she said, tucking a lock of brown hair behind her ear. "But they don't. The story goes on. It's a symbol of hope. To keep going." She smiled tremulously. "Sometimes I need that reminder."Emma Scott in All In
For you, I would
bring down the stars,
wreath their fire
around your neck
and watch them
to the beat of your heart
Like any sugary treat, it tasted heavenly at first, but if you gorged on it, you'd be sick.Sweets & CandyEmma Scott in All In
I worried I would grow up to be trash too, and would hurt any woman I might someday love, so I vowed not to love anyone.Emma Scott in Bring Down the Stars
The universe is listening. You get back what you put in. Negative shit gets you negative shit. Positive energy begets positive energy. Whatever you put out there in the universe, it listens. And then it answers. So when I talk, I try to give it something it wants to hear and hope it answers with something I want to hear.KarmaEmma Scott in Forever Right Now
I love you, Noah. With my heart and my soul and this body. With every part of me. I love you so much you don't have to see it. You can feel it.Love declerationsEmma Scott in Rush
I didn't know it then - I couldn't have - but in that moment, the rest of my life, or what was left of it, began.Emma Scott in Full Tilt
She gave a little gasp and her lips parted for me. I deepened the kiss, while wondering how I'd lived twenty-four years without having kissed her before.Emma Scott in Forever Right Now