The best Quotes from Lockwood & Co.

The best Book Quotes

"Well," Lockwood said, "if you judge success by the number of enemies you make, that was a highly successful evening."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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Dave: "You're not our leader."
Lucy: "No, but I know what I'm doing, which is a nice alternative."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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Lockwood: "Never touch a mummified body part if you don't know where it's been. That's my motto."
George: "Holds true with unmummified ones too. That's the motto I live by."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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"Really?"
"No. I'm being ironic. Or is it sarcastic? I can never remember."
"Irony's cleverer, so you're probably being sarcastic."

Sarcasm, IronyJonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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It was a time of beginnings and a time of endings.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 5: The Empty Grave
 
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Stop worrying about the past. The past is for ghosts. We've all done things that we regret. It's what's ahead of us that counts.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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Making tea is a ritual that stops the world from falling in on you.

TeaJonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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I wasn't pretty, but as my mother once said, prettiness wasn't my profession.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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In my eyes, refusing cake is an immoral act.

Pies & CakesJonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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I don't know how old the man was... but he was definitely closer to coffin than crib.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 3: The Hollow Boy
 
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"Is it just me," Kipps said, "or does that boy need punching?"
"It's not just you."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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"Looks?" the skull said. "Who cares about that? It's superficial. Outward appearance doesn't interest me at all. Why do you think I hang around with you?" It chuckled. "Insult aside, that's just one way in which I'm superior to every one of you, except for Cubbins."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 5: The Empty Grave
 
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"It wasn't the body," he said. "I've seen worse things in our fridge."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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"Plan F, we follow Plan F, right now."
"Is that the one where we run away?"
"Not at all. It's the one where we beat a dignified emergency retreat."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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Nothing could keep me from you. Nothing in life or Death...

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 3: The Hollow Boy
 
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It was one of those moments when a great Don't Care wave hits you, and you float off on it, head back, looking at the sky.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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At Lockwood & Co., George was famous for not being able to throw or catch with any accuracy. Back in the kitchen at Portland Row, even the casual passing out of fruit or bags of chips became an exercise fraught with danger.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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It was higher and shriller than Holly's, so we knew that it was Kipps.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 5: The Empty Grave
 
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This was classic Lockwood. Friendly, considerate, empathetic. My personal impulse would have been to slap the girl soundly around the face and boot her moaning backside out into the night. Which is why he's the leader, and I'm not. Also why I have no female friends.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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What, are you queuing now? Just how British are you people? Don't just stand in line! Kill somebody!

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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Well, when you're being held at gunpoint by a geriatric madman in a metal skirt, you've kind of hit rock bottom anyway. It can't really get much worse.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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Let's have the baddish one first,' George said. 'I prefer my misery to come at me in stages, so I can acclimatize on the way.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 5: The Empty Grave
 
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A warm feeling filled me. It was made of tea and biscuits and sudden gratitude.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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George had his faraway look, the one that made him look like a constipated owl.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 3: The Hollow Boy
 
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Who says I'm dying? Did you see the amount of sheer effort it took me to escape the land of the dead? I'm not going back in now!

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 5: The Empty Grave
 
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Ignoring the whispers of the skull, which kept suggesting different, unlikely kitchen utensils that could be used for murder, I sketched out a map of the room.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 3: The Hollow Boy
 
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Ah, two firm friends, reunited at last! There should be sweet violin music playing for us, but I'll settle for the screams of the dying.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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Death is fugitive; even when you're watching for it, the actual instant somehow slips between your fingers. You don't get that sudden drop of the head you see in movies. Instead you simply sit there, waiting for something to happen, and all at once you realize you've missed it.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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If she'd repeatedly fallen over while crossing soft ground, you could have sewn a crop of beans in the chin-holes she left behind.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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It's a commonly known fact that while cats can't stand ghosts, spiders love them.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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More ghosts have been created in bedrooms than anywhere else.

GhostsJonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 4: The Creeping Shadow
 
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She was so radiant, it was like the other-light was already on her.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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It's a curious thing with George. With his glasses off, his eyes looked small and weak - blinky and a bit baffled, like an unintelligent sheep that's taken a wrong turn. But when he put them on again, they went all sharp and steely, more like the eyes of an eagle that eats dumb sheep for breakfast.

GlassesJonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 1: The Screaming Staircase
 
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Okay, maybe I'd been a little ratty, but there's something about rotting corpses leaping at my face that puts me a bit on edge.

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 2: The Whispering Skull
 
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"Is mindless violence your solution to everything?" The ghost considered. "Pretty much, yeah."

Jonathan Stroud in Lockwood & Co. - 3: The Hollow Boy
 
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