"Not this time." I said, gruffly. "Hold on to me." She raised her eyes to mine, uncertain. "Sawyer…" "And I'll hold on to you, okay?" I said. "Just as tightly."Emma Scott in Forever Right Now
I'm scared shitless… and yet when I'm with you, I see something real. For the first time in my life, I want whatever we have to be real.Emma Scott in Forever Right Now
Hercules, huh? That guy was like the Starbucks of Ancient Greece. Everywhere you turn - there he is.StarbucksRick Riordan in Percy Jackson - The Heroes of Olympus 3: The Mark of Athena
"Wow," Thalia muttered. "Apollo is hot."
"He's the sun god," I said.
"That's not what I meant."
Life is only precious because it ends, kid.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - The Heroes of Olympus 2: The Son of Neptune
Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we're related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 2: The Sea Of Monsters
With great power… comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 5: The Last Olympian
Where's the glory in repeating what others have done?Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 1: The Lightning Thief
All I could think of was that the teachers must've found the illegal stash of candy I'd been selling out of my dorms room. Or maybe they'd realized I got my Essay on Tom Sawyer from the Internet without ever reading the book and now they were going to take away my grade.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 1: The Lightning Thief
You hit the lord of the titans in the eye with a blue plastic hairbrush.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 4: The Battle Of The Labyrinth
People are more difficult to work with than machines. And when you break a person, he can't be fixed.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 4: The Battle Of The Labyrinth
Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 1: The Lightning Thief
You will see things just as they are, being a half-blood, but humans will interpret things quite differently. Remarkable, really, the lengths to which humans will go to fit things into their version of reality.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 1: The Lightning Thief
Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 1: The Lightning Thief
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 1: The Lightning Thief
Don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 4: The Battle Of The Labyrinth
"You really should go to school and learn to write better," said Annika. "No thanks very much," said Pippi. "I did that a whole day once and got so much learning stuffed into my head that it's still sploshing around in there."Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
"What's so delightful?", Tommy asked.
"I am," said Pippi pleased with herself.
"Come in or stay where you are, it's entirely up to you," called Pippi. "I never force anyone!"Astrid Lindgren in Pippi Longstocking
In a way, it's nice to know that there are Greek gods out there, because you have somebody to blame when things go wrong. For instance, when you're walking away from a bus that's just been attacked by monster hags and blown up by lightning, and it's raining on top of everything else, most people might think that's just really bad luck; when you're a half-blood, you understand that some divine force is really trying to mess up your day.Rick Riordan in Percy Jackson - 3: The Titan’s Curse
It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.Computer, Artificial IntelligenceTom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
One thing about flying that he never got used to was that no matter how awful the weather was on the ground, if you flew high enough you could always find the sun.FlyingTom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
A wise man knows his limitations. And a bold one seizes opportunities.Tom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
In the Soviet Union every worker is a government worker, and they have a saying: As long as the bosses pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.Tom Clancy in Jagd auf Roter Oktober
Chavez here, I just dropped two. The excitement of the moment masked the shame of how easy it had been. This was pure murder.Tom Clancy in Rainbow Six
John Clark: "You get a nap. The rest of the team arrives in about half an hour."
Ding: "The rest of what team?"
John Clark: "Everybody who can move and shoot, son."
There were even those who said that Communism had been tried in the wrong country - that Russia had been too far backward to make those wonderful ideas work.Tom Clancy in Rainbow Six
Popov: "I told them to feel free to rob the bank as a cover for the real mission -"
John Brightling: "Which was?"
Popov: "To be killed."
Rings make marriages,
And rings make chains aswell.
"Do you intend to destroy this world?"
Trazyn dismissed the phos-glyph panel of research notes, folded his hands and looked at the diminished librarian.
"That's what you want to know?"
"Yes, it would make my mind easier."
"Let me put it this way. I was here when this whole island was forest. When waves lapped on what is now Embassy Row. A time before pollutants hazed the air and monsoon rains came naturally, not via cloud-seeding." He paused. "So when you ask whether I intend to destroy this world, my question to you is: do you truly need the help?"
"Trazyn. Our ships are without atmosphere, unpressurised," Orikan said. "Do orks… breathe?" A pause. "They have lungs." Prepare to repel boarders, Orikan signalled. In case.Robert Rath in Warhammer 40k - The Infinite and the Divine
Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.Nature & EnvironmentJules Verne in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
It's really useful to travel, if you want to see new things.TravelingJules Verne in Around the World in Eighty Days
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning... and let anything better come as a surprise.Jules Verne in The Mysterious Island
Solitude, isolation, are painful things and beyond human endurance.Solitude & Being AloneJules Verne in The Mysterious Island
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.ScienceJules Verne in Journey to the Center of the Earth
If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.StormJules Verne in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.LawJules Verne in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager.England & Great BritainJules Verne in Around the World in Eighty Days
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store
What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!