Saturday, August 25, 2012

Seraphina - My Favorite Quotes/Lines

“I did not under-stand that I carried loneliness before me on a plate, and that music would be the light illuminating me from behind.” (pg. 5)

“I watched them disappear into the crowd, wishing that I could have reassured her: it was good to see a dragon’s teeth.  A dragon with his mouth closed was far more likely to be working up a flame.  That seemed completely obvious.” (pg. 38)

“For the merest moment I couldn’t breathe.  Something inside me quivered, some oud string plucked by his words, and if I breathed it would stop.” (pg. 174)

“He did not know the truth of me, yet he had perceived some-thing true about me that no one else had ever noticed.  And in spite of that—or perhaps because of it—he believed me good, be-lieved me worth taking seriously, and his belief, for one vertigi-nous moment, made me want to be better than I was.” (pg. 174)

I cannot perch among those who think that I am broken.” (pg. 206)

“Maybe lying is itself a kind of art.  I think about that more than I should.” (pg. 208)

“He didn’t wear his heart on his sleeve, exactly, but he did keep it in a place where I could see it.” (pg. 220)

“Everyone had the wrong idea about me now; they thought me brave and reckless.” (pg. 224)

“I—I value your continued existence.” (pg. 285)

“Can’t let a little thing like parentage stand in our way, can we?” (pg. 316)

“Whatever else may be true of you, you do things your own way, with a refreshingly self-assured pigheadedness.  I like that!” (pg. 375)

“Someone should.  Someone should love you.  I will bite him if he will not.” (pg. 432)

“We were all monsters and bastards, and we were all beautiful.” (pg. 450)

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