If you’re like me, when you find intriguing passages in your current read, you highlight it and file it away for later perusal.
If you’re not like me, simply accuse me of being a weirdo and keep reading.
Because I devour books like tortilla chips and ask for more, I have a ton of favorite quotes spanning all genres of fiction. This post will be updated on the regular in order to keep track of my ever-growing list of awesome authors and their emotion-provoking way with words.
All that is possible to a mortal craftsman is the combining of old material into something new and different.
William Cook (Plotto: The Master Book of all Plots)
Death was just the cleanup guy, the janitor, the final act.
Karen Marie Moning (Shadowfever)
“You are a manipulator.”
“I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.” J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal)
Hell, any plan that ended with “and then we pray” was not a trip to Disneyland.
J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed)
“There is a little good in all evil.”
Wilson Rawls (Where the Red Fern Grows)
“Southerners don’t gossip; Southerners pray for one another. Of course, you have to know the details of the sinner’s sins to get any good praying done, then you have to recruit others to pray, and they need the details too. It’s called Prayer Circle.”
Gretchen Archer (Double Whammy)
“The trick with a truly successful intimidation is not to rely on volume or obscenity, but to cultivate that quiet certainty which informs any listener that your people will do the shouting for you, should the moment come.”
Claire North (The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August)
“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.”
J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt)
“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”
Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)
“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”
John Steinbeck (The Winter of Our Discontent)
“The fact that wristwatches weren’t invented yet made it difficult to look impatient, but he managed.”
Scott Meyer (Off to Be the Wizard)
“When someone shows you their true colors, believe them.”
Dolly Parton (My Life and Other Unfinished Business)
“One person can keep a secret, but not two.”
Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)
“Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.”
Stephen King (It)