Cool Quotes

A collection of quotes I ran into along the years.

“Are you really as good as they say?” “No,” she said calmly. “We’re better.” -Simon R. Green, Swords of Haven – The adventures of Hawk and Fisher.

“No Tax on Liquor(also known as the Who’s for a Party Party)” -Simon R. Green, Swords of Haven – The adventures of Hawk and Fisher.

“Every day there’s something which makes me think ‘I’d better ask Dad about that, I wonder what Mother would say…’ and then I remember, and the day seems a little colder.” -Simon R. Green, Swords of Haven – The adventures of Hawk and Fisher.

“Well, basically, I thought I’d cut the creature’s heart out and jam the suppressor stone into the hole,” said Hawk. “That should ruin its day.” “Lets do it, before we get an attack of common sense and change our minds” -Simon R. Green, Swords of Haven – The adventures of Hawk and Fisher.

“Maxie knew he must have been very bad to deserve this. He wondered what it was he had done. And why he hadn’t enjoyed it more at the time” -Angie Sage, Septimus Heap – Magyk

“Since he was a man with a powerful protective urge, he stepped ahead of me, in front of me. So of course, we were attacked from behind.” -Charlaine Harris, Southern Vampire 6

“I like you a lot,” I said. I could read his mind fairly clearly, just at this instant. He liked me, too; right at the moment, he liked me a whole bunch. He wanted to like me right up against the wall. -Charlaine Harris, Southern Vampire 6

“Don’t worry about not feeling guilty,” Alcide said. “Something’ll come along pretty soon that you’ll feel guilty about. Save it up.” -Charlaine Harris, Southern Vampire 3

“Did you know that ‘I told you so’ has a brother, Jacob?” she asked, cutting me off. “His name is shut the hell up.” -Meyer Stephanie, twilight series 04

“I loved Kisten. I wanted Ivy to bite me. It made sense, if I didn’t think about it too hard.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 5

“Witch!” a resonant voice echoed, and I tossed my hair aside, taking in the robed figure in the threshold. “Why, by Cormel’s gonads, does my coffee taste like dandelions!” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 5

“Pulse fast, I headed for the hall, a gallon of salsa on my hip, a tomato in my hand, and a pixy on my shoulder. Yeah, we bad.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 5

Trent dropped his head for an instant, then pulled it up to me. “You aren’t a demon practitioner?” he asked as we took the first steps up.
I put a hand to my stomach, wondering if this day could get any worse. “No, but they seem to practice me.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 5

“Humanity had steadfastly kept control of the mail system, and even Piscary would think twice about leaning on an overworked employee who might snap and go postal. There were some things even a vampire wouldn’t mess with.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 5

Quen said. “Listen before you draw your battle lines, lest you alienate your allies.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 5

“This was weird, civilized.Yes, I’ve come to rob you, sir. / How delightful; won’t you have some tea before you do?” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 4

Grim-faced, Jenks shouted, “What are you waiting for, Ivy? God to say go?” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 4

Oh God. Kisten.What would he say if he knew Ivy had bitten me? “I told you so,” or maybe “My turn”? -Kim Harrison, Hollows 4

“Look,” I said, my finger jabbing out to point at him. “I don’t like you. Jenks doesn’t like you. And Ivy wants to eat you. Start talking.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 3

Originally the arrangement had been to keep me from running into assassins at the store and creating a new meaning to the phrase “cleanup in aisle three.” -Kim Harrison, Hollows 2

“You’re five hundred years old and you can’t use the telephone? Read the directions. What are you? An immortal idiot?…” -Anne Rice, Queen of the damned

“I cannot grasp the magnitude of your evil”
“Proof that you lack imagination”

Your ridiculous little opinion has been noted.

“I’m not insecure regarding my greatness. I just like to constantly remind others about it too.”

“I have been bitten by the snake too” -Elliott Kate, Crown of Stars

“I have many names, but only one nature” -john brunner, The compleat Traveller in Black

“She’s taught me the ins and outs of the five-finger discount” -Elise D’Haene, licking our wounds

“I’m lying in bed whacking off reading about Mr. Portnoy lying in bed whacking off reading about Freud who was probably whacking off when he wrote his damned contributions to love” -Elise D’Haene, licking our wounds

“Single. It’s such a wicked word. I’d rather be known as efficient.” -Elise D’Haene – licking our wounds

“Hope you don’t mind,” Alma says, “but I think it’s crazy to save dessert for supper. Why not begin the day with sweets, just in case you drop dead by noon” -Elise D’Haene – licking our wounds

“Action equals life” -Elise D’Haene – licking our wounds

Vires Et Decus

Tempus fugit, non autem memoria

“Sex is one of the most personal things we do as people. To have someone who says she loves you limit how you express yourself in the bedroom is like a small death. It kills the soul.”
-anita blake 16

The referee lowered his gun, looked at Valentine from beneath a sweat-dripping brow. “You, sir, are one dumb son of a bitch. Congratulations”.
-Vampire EArth 5

“Men in Southern Command with regard for the integrity of their skeletal systems listened when a Bear made a threat; the catcalls quieted.”
-Vampire Earth 4

Finally, Lucas hauled himself upright, leaned forward. Rested his elbows on his knees. “You askin’ me for advice, chica. Dangerous.” He rasped in a breath. “I seen a lot of shit on the face of the earth. Most of it pointless. The only thing I can tell you is—take what you can get.” -lilith saintcrow, dante valentine 3

“Once you started to get used to it, being around a demon was kind of
absurdly comforting. At least the most dangerous thing in the vicinity
was right where I could see it.” -lilith saintcrow, dante valentine 1

“Story of my life. Guy didn’t mind the demon, but would have thrown me out of the cab if he could.” -lilith saintcrow, dante valentine 1

“The great hall was filled with a flock of birds. In a blink of an eye
they were there. In a blink of an eye they were gone.

The great hall was full of spinning leaves. Winter-dry and brown they
were, turning a wind that had come out of nowhere. In a blink of an eye
they were there. In a blink of an eye they were gone.

The great hall was filled with rain – not a rain of water, a rain of
blood. In a blink of an eye it was there. In a blink of an eye it was
gone.” -Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell -p626

“Time travel was a difficult concept to get my head around, but if I overlooked the paradox of being able to send a soul from the future into the past to alter the present — and didn’t question how it was achieved — I could see the logic.” -shan darren, cirque du freaks 10

“We have to trust them,” I sighed. “Let’s quit while we’re ahead, put the vials back, and pray they’re people of their word.” Harkat delayed for another frustrating moment, then nodded gruffly. “OK. But if they kill us on… our way out, I’ll never speak… to you again.” -shan darren, cirque du freaks 10

“Bloody humans!” I grumbled, kicking a postbox in anger. “Bloody vampires! We should all be turtles or something!” -shan darren, cirque du freaks 8

“Mr Tiny wasn’t the kind to smile broadly when delivering good news. He
only grinned like that when he knew there was going to be suffering and misery.” -shan darren, cirque du freaks 7

Mr Tiny nodded, then started forward. “Enough of the chit-chat, boys. I have work to do and I must be quick. Time is precious. A volcano’s due to erupt on a small tropical island tomorrow. Everybody within a ten-kilometre radius will be roasted alive. I want to be there — it sounds like great fun.” He wasn’t joking. That’s why everyone feared him — he took pleasure in tragedies which left anyone halfway human shaken to their very core. -shan darren, cirque du freaks 7

“Mika objected, of course — that vampire was born to object” -shan darren, cirque du freaks 5

“The bear must have thought the entire world was conspiring against it. Every time it had me in its sights, something new got in the way. ” – shan darren, cirque du freaks 4

“Darren and Truska sitting in a tree,” he sang, “k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First
comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Darren with the vampire
carriage.” – shan darren, cirque du freaks 2

“Instead, I lied. I said I was a jew. It was probably one of the few times in the recent history of Europe that someone has claimed to be a Jew in order to avoid religious persecution.” – belfast diary, p131

“As always, he was never so happy to be alive as when he was preparing to deal death” -dark tower 5

“Hey, Valentine,” Finner said, jogging up to him. “Don’t worry about it. You tried to get her on her feet, when most guys in your spot would’ve turned to us. Don’t let the sarge BS you about the gunshot; a single shot is tough to locate unless you’re next to it. Plus, that thing doesn’t make all that much noise. I told the sarge that if I thought there was a problem, I wouldn’t have let you do it.” “What did he say?” “He said I shouldn’t think too much, it was dangerous for a guy like me. He added a few comments about my mother, too.” -E E Knight, vampire earth

“Guilt hammered at Valentine with a string of precisely aimed blows. You left Cho unprotected in the open, watched by a kid who shouldn’t even have been responsible for covering the west gate from a loophole. You pulled him out of his house and left him in his own backyard to get his heart pierced. Two people are dead because you
couldn’t stand hurting an injured buddy by moving her. Nice work, Valentine. The Kurians need a few more like you giving orders. -E E Knight, vampire earth

The men depended on stored food to get them through the winter, and Sailor Tom exterminated trespassing mice, rats, squirrels, and even rabbits with samurai spirit. -E E Knight, vampire earth

“Still, he felt lonely and fell into the trap of pretending to prefer being alone, thus leading to further loneliness in a vicious circle of solitude that young men of a certain temperament build for themselves and then inhabit.” -E E Knight, vampire earth

Valentine inspected the late Virgil Ames’s pistol again. It was an old army Colt automatic, firing the powerful .45 ACP cartridge. It wouldn’t necessarily stop a Reaper, but it would give it something to think about. -E E Knight, vampire earth

“The girl’s eyes followed the road into the night, confidence rather than fear on her face, and then turned down to Valentine. Her eyebrows furrowed. “Who are you?” Valentine wondered himself sometimes. He adjusted her stirrups as she looked at the dead Trooper lying in the street. “I’m the one who comes in the night for the Authorities.” -E E Knight, vampire earth

“Well, women never slap me because I always turn the other cheek first and they’re afraid of the fungus, so I guess a quick choke is about the only alternative.” -the immortal, Zelazny

“Do you really mean everything you say?” asked Diane as we walked back. “In my fashion.” “How do you think of such things?” “In Greek, of course. Then I translate them into English. I’m real good at it.” “Who are you?” “Ozymandias. Look on my works ye mighty and despair.”
“I’m not mighty.” “I wonder…” I said, and I left the part of her face that I could see wearing a rather funny expression as we walked along.
-the immortal, by zelazn

“There’s really nothing quite like someone’s wanting you dead to make you want to go on living.” -the immortal, by Zelazn

“Okay, Hasan, you lucky fellow, you,” I said. “You just won a do-it-yourself Hero Kit, complete with a monster. Good luck.” -the immortal, by zelazn

My mind spun for a second before it drifted, and in that second I knew that of all pleasures—a drink of cold water when you are thirsty, liquor when you are not, sex, a cigarette after many days without one—there is none of them can compare with sleep. Sleep
is best… -the immortal, by zelazn

“‘Quit it, ye great bowling cunt,’ He said. The words might have been ugly, but the tone was kind in the extreme – and it was tone she responded to.” – dark tower 5, stephen king

“What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know, it’s what we know for sure that’s just ain’t so” -mark Twain

There are approximately 6,259,962,175 human beings living on this planet and every singleone of them believes they’re different… special… creative… even intelligent. Most of them are wrong.

“[05-03-200722:26] “onii chan dameee~”
“”[25-03-200813:57] <~wallace> oniichan motto motto”

“Persistance is the mother of personal change” – the monk who sold his ferrari

“With one eye fixed on the destination, there’s only one eye to guide youalong the journey” (the journey over the destination)-The monk who sold his ferrari

“The best thing you can do for yourself is regularly move beyond your comfort zone”-the monk who sold his ferrari

“People who study others are wise, but people who study themselves are enlightened” “You will never be able to hit a target you cannot see” (on setting goals)

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love” Goathe

“The three books that Friday seeks, have the following chants, and Engish meanings:
1. (Firsthari) Elda Taluta “The words of awakening”
2. (Secondary) Sarkus Sark “The words of true nature”
3. (Thirstary) Ark Arkus “The words of the truth””

Maybe God has started making soup but fell asleep shortly, leaving the ingredientsboiling all over and out” -SGT

“If God made us then surely the desires of the flesh are not evil,If Nature made us, then surely wether the desires of the flesh are evil or not doesn’t matter” -SGT

“Men forget, but never forgive. Women forgive, but never forget.” – wheel of time, the dragon reborn, said by thom merilin – page ~549

“think I’ll just start taping condoms to my body. emergency sex comes up, you rip a condom off, and you’re as safe as you’re going to be.”Anita Blake – macabre Danse

“Home can be anywhere, for it is a part of one’s self.”Zensunni Saying(dune: Buterlian Jihad).

“The fear of being different prevents most people from seeking new ways to solve their problems”

“Remember the golden rule, he who has the gold, makes the rules”

“If you find you have dug yourself into a hole… Stop figging” — rich dad poor dad

“Today, the most dangerous advice you can give a child is ‘go to school, get good grades and look for a safe secure job’” – tich dad poor dad

“It’s not lying – it’s flirting” – the game

“The power of a weapon is limited, but thepower of a man is infinite” – law of ueki

Any training school for free citizens must begin by teaching distrust, not trust. It must teach questioning, not acceptance of stock answers. — CAMMAR PILRU, Ambassador-in-Exile for Ix (dune:house corrino or harkonnen)

“It is astonishing how foolish humans can be in groups, especially when they follow their leaders without question.” — States: The Bene Gesserit View: All States Are an Abstraction (dune:house corrino or harkonnen)

“freedom is an elusive concept. Some men hold themselves prisoner even while they have the power to do as they please and go where they choose, while others are free in their hearts even as shackles restrain them.” (dune:house corrino or harkonnen)

“Wounds make better lessons then lectures” – dune:harkonnen

“A man may fight the greatest enemy, take the longest journey, survive the most grievous wound – and still be helpless in the hands of the woman he loves” – dune:harkonnen

“The strictest limits are self-imposed” –friede ginaz, philosophy of the swordmasters (dune:house harkonnen)

“Quite a body count here today, fenrig mused. And I didn’t kill any of them.” Dune, house harkonnen

“I’m not mister, all the “misters” are in Paris!” – Sharikov, Page 46, Mikhail Bulgakov’s “heart of a dog”

“why do pepole fall? To learn how to stand-up” – batman begins

“The pioneers of a warless world are the young men (and women) who refuse military service.”- Albert Einstein

Innocence begs corruption – SGT

“Non serviam” (Regnum Luciferi? Mors innocenati?)

“The ultimate weapon isn’t this plague out in Vegas, or any new super H-bomb. The ultimate weapon has always existed. Every man, every woman, and every child owns it. It’s the ability to say No and take the consequences.” -The Illuminatus Trilogy

“Mmm—I see. She is here, then. My ancient enemy. It would be good to meet her in battle once again.” “Are your powers equal to hers?” said Wolfgang eagerly. “I yield to none” came the proud reply.”
Ask him why he’s always getting trapped in pentagons, then,” said Werner in a low voice. -The Illuminatus Trilogy

Communication is possible only between equals. -The Illuminatus Trilogy

a man with a gun is told only that which people assume will not provoke him to pull the trigger. -The Illuminatus Trilogy

As Wolfgang himself had said, “If you need an outward sign to know your own, you don’t really belong.” -The Illuminatus Trilogy

“Hagbard,” he said slowly. “I think I get it. Genesis is exactly backwards. Our troubles started from obedience, not disobedience. And humanity is not yet created.” -The Illuminatus Trilogy

“The more frequently one uses the word ‘coincidence’ to explain bizarre happenings, the more obvious it becomes that one is not seeking, but evading, the real explanation.” Or, shorter: “The belief in coincidence is the prevalent superstition of the Age of Science.”-The Illuminatus Trilogy

“You only become hesitant when you belive there is such a things as good and evil, and that your action may be one or the other, and you’re not sure which”-The Illuminatus Trilogy

“To the creative mind there is no right or wrong. Every action is an experiement, and every experiement wields its fruit in knowledge.”-The Illuminatus Trilogy

Written in a public bathroom:
First someone wrote: “God is dead – Nietzche”
then someone came and added: “Nietzche is dead – God”

“sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me!”If you throw the furry through a windshield, do they not still bleed? (Anita Blake series)

“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but failure will get you killed. Call me Jacob, make it soon.” I hung up the phone. -anita blake

the true way to a man’s heart is six inches of metal between his ribs. Sometimes four inches will do the job, but to be really sure, I like to have six. Funny how phallic objects are always more useful the bigger they are. Anyone who tells you size doesn’t matter has been seeing too many small knives.-(anita Blake Series)

“Warning: The Surgeon General has determined that bothering me before I’ve had my first cup of coffee is hazardous to your health.” -(anita Blake Series)

“If all you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.”
“I read Massad Ayoob, too, Dolph. I don’t use my gun as the only solution.”-(anita Blake Series)

“It is better to be the nail then the hammer” – unknown

“Remembering you are going to die is the best way to avoid the fear that you have something to lose,” – steve jobs

“Why do you keep looking back there?”the guy in charge had asked.
“From time to time I need an antidote,”Eddie said.
“From what?”
“Your face” -(Stephen kings DarkTower series)

Hell isn’t somewhere, it’s nowhere. -SGT

“What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.” —Thomas Sowell

“nor will people say ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.” – Luke 17:21 (NIV)

“the Kingdom of God is inside you, and all around you, not in mansions of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood…and I am there, lift a stone…and you will find me. “-stigmata

“If you don’t want to be betrayed anymorethen begin to doubt the person you want to doubt the least”-monster.

“Real hope is only seen when looking up from the dpths of despair”-mahou shoujo thai.

God says do what you wish, but make the wrong choice and you will be tortured for eternity in hell. That, sir, is not free will. It would be akin to a man telling his girlfriend, ‘Do what you wish, but if you choose to leave me, I will track you down and blow your brains out.’ When a man says this we call him a psychopath and cry out for hisimprisonment/execution. When a god says the same, we call him loving and build churches in his honor. -William C. Easttom II

“What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.” — Christopher Hitchens

Kid “What are you doing?”
Tucker “Nothing. Where are your parents?”
Kid “Over there talking to the man dressed as Snape. Are you excited about the book?”
Tucker “Beyond ecstatic. I can barely keep myself contained.”
Kid “I can’t wait to find out what happens! They say someone dies, I wonder who it’ll be.”
Tucker “Didn’t you hear? It’s Ron that dies in this one.”
She gets a look of complete horror on her face and her eyes start welling up with tears.
“NO NO NO—I’m just kidding. Totally kidding, please don’t cry, Ron doesn’t die, I’m just kidding,” she stops her tears and her face goes back to normal, “It’s actually Hermione that dies.”She turn and runs off. Oh well, she has to learn at some point that guys are assholes.-(max Tucker)

“There are 2 secrets to leading a successfull life: 1)don’t reveal all of your secrets”

“Face forward… The enemy is one, you are one – what is there to fear?” – bleach 20

“Look forward… Go forward, never stand still – retreat and you will age, hesitate and you will die” – bleach 20

“When one has an obvious need, one has an obvious weakness. Take care when you make a request, for in doing so you reveal your vulnerabilities. – KHRONE, private communiqué to his Face Dancer operatives” -Brian Herbert, Hunters of Dune

“Information is always available, if one is willing to go to extreme
lengths to obtain it.-The Mentat Handbook” -Brian Herbert, Hunters of Dune

“When he looked down at the thrashing Vladimir, his sweat-drenched
clothes, and the defiant grin on his flushed face, the Face Dancer
realized another possible problem. The torture might be ineffective for
the simple and straightforward fact that this ghola actually enjoyed it.” -Brian Herbert, Hunters of Dune

“The enemy of your enemy is not necessarily your friend. He may hate you as much as any other rival. -Hawat’s Strategic Corollaty” -Brian Herbert, Hunters of Dune

“No matter how complex human civilization becomes, there are always interludes during which the course of mankind depends upon the actions of a single individual. -from The Tleilaxu Godbuk” -Brian Herbert, Hunters of Dune