Quotes from Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

“No woman should be made to fear that she was not enough.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“We may be small, and we may be young, but we will shake the world for our beliefs.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Reading,’ Ead said lightly. ‘A dangerous pastime.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“All the world is a cage in a young girl’s eyes.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Some truths are safest buried. Some castles best kept in the sky. There’s promise in tales that are yet to be spoken.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“You have ambition, Tané. Never apologise for that.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“You wear so much armour by daylight that, by night, you can carry it no longer. By night, you are only flesh. And even the flesh of a queen is prone to fear.
In darkness, we are naked. Our truest selves. Night is when fear comes to us at its fullest, when we have no way to fight it. It will do everything it can to seep inside you. Sometimes it may succeed – but never think that you are the night.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Do you not see that this is a divine mission?

No, I do not, you witless cabbage.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“But when the heart grows too full, it overflows. And mine, inevitably, overflows on to a page.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“You have not seen death, my lord. You have only seen the mask we put on it.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“All stories grow from a seed of truth,’ Truyde said. ‘They are knowledge after figuration.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“When history fails to shed light on the truth, myth creates its own.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

“Let us not think of the future this night. It is not yet dawn. We still have time for airy hopes.” 
― Samantha Shannon, The Priory of the Orange Tree

Best Quotes From Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Hello dear readers, I’ve combed through the internet to find you some of the best quotes from Calamity, by Brandon Sanderson.

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“Damn, I miss the internet. You could always find people doing stupid stuff on the internet.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“My Megan is a sunrise, always changing, but beautiful the entire time.”
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“You…can ride a bike, can’t you?”
“Sure I can,” I said, getting onto one of the squeaky things. “At least I used to be able to. Haven’t done it in years, but it’s like riding a bike, right?”
“Technically, yes.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“We’re not moments, Megan, you and me. We’re events. You say you might not be the same person you were a year ago? Well, who is? I’m sure not. We change, like swirling clouds around a rising sun.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“You want to fight a god? You’d better have one on your side too.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“Failure is refusing to fight. Failure is remaining quiet and hoping someone else will fix the problem.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“You know, the fact that you were educated in a gun factory kinda shows sometimes,” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“People are people. Whatever happens, they make communities, struggle for normalcy.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“Groovy? Is that some kind of code word?” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“The comment quieted the room, like a sudden shout of “Who wants extra bacon?” at a bar mitzvah.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“Keeping him in here is like snuggling up to a bomb, content that it’s not going to explode simply because you can still hear it ticking.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

“I felt cowardly, but part of being in a team was about recognizing when someone else could do a job better than you. And part of being a man was learning to let your immortal girlfriend take a turn being the heroic one.” 
― Brandon Sanderson, Calamity

Quote of the Day: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Hello dear readers, I have a collection of quotes from the second Harry Potter book.

If you haven’t read it yet, here is my review for it!

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“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Oh well… I’d just been thinking, if you had died, you’d have been welcome to share my toilet.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Of all the trees we could’ve hit, we had to get one that hits back.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Well, you’re expelling us aren’t you?” said Ron.
“Not today, Mr. Weasley.”
Snape looked as though Christmas had been canceled.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“When in doubt, go to the library.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“You will find that I will only truly have left this school when none here are loyal to me.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Lockhart’ll sign anything if it stands still long enough.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he’s really divine,
The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“If he doesn’t stop trying to save your life he’s going to kill you.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Hang on . . .” Harry muttered to Ron. “There’s an empty chair at the staff table. . . . Where’s Snape?”
“Maybe he’s ill!” said Ron hopefully. 
“Maybe he’s left,” said Harry, “because he missed out on the Defense Against the Dark Arts job again!”
“Or he might have been sacked!” said Ron enthusiastically. “I mean, everyone hates him —”
“Or maybe,” said a very cold voice right behind them, “he’s waiting to hear why you two didn’t arrive on the school train.”
Harry spun around. There, his black robes rippling in a cold breeze, stood Severus Snape.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

“Scared?” Malfoy muttered, so that Lockhart couldn’t hear him.
“You wish.” said Harry out of the corner of his mouth.” 
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Quote of the Day: Prodigy by Marie Lu

“He is beauty, inside and out.
He is the silver lining in a world of darkness.
He is my light.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“You know, sometimes I wonder what things would be like if I just … met you one day. Like normal people do. If I just walked by you on some street one sunny morning and thought you were cute, stopped, shook your hand, and said, “Hi, I’m Daniel.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Love is illogical, love had consequences–I did this to myself, and I should be able to take it.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“The first time I saw you, when you stepped into that Skiz ring against Kaede, I thought you were the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. I could’ve watched you forever. The first time I kiss you…” That memory overpowers me now, taking me by surprise. I remember every last detail of it, almost enough to push away the lingering images of the Elector pulling June to him. “Well, that might as well have been my first kiss ever.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“See?” she says. “tricked you. You’re always staring at your opponents eyes-but that gives you a bad peripheral view.If you want to track my arms and legs, you have to focus on my chest.”
I raise my eyebrow at that. “say no more.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart. He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Yeah, something was wrong. That was the understatement of the year.”
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“I want to run. To do what I always do, have always done, for the last five years of my life. Escape, flee into the shadows. But this time, I stand my ground. I’m tired of running.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“I make sure to keep a good distance between us, just in case she decides to get happy with a knife or something.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“My heart is ripped open, shredded, leaking blood. I can’t let him leave like this. We’ve been through to much to turn into strangers.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Now you’ll get to see how I can really run a building, darlin. Not even a cracked knee to hold me back, yeah? What a nice birthday present.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“Even in the dark, I see hints of a smile creep onto her face.
“Yeah. You are a smooth talker.”
I give her a wounded frown.“Sweetheart, would I ever lie to you?”
“Don’t try. I’d see right through it.” I give her a low laugh. “Fair enough.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy

“He spins around. Before I can say anything else, he steps forward and takes my face in his hands. Then he’s kissing me one last time, overwhelming me with his warmth, breathing life and love and aching sorrow into me. I throw my arms around his neck as he wraps his around my waist. My lips part for him and his mouth moves desperately against mine, devouring me, taking every breath that I have. Don’t go, I plead wordlessly. But I can taste the good-bye on his lips, and now I can no longer hold back my tears. He’s trembling. His face is wet. I hang on to him like he’ll disappear if I let go, like I’ll be left alone in this dark room, standing in the empty air. Day, the boy from the streets with nothing except the clothes on his back and the earnestness in his eyes, owns my heart.” 
― Marie Lu, Prodigy


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Quote of the Day: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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“Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living. Since the dawn of time, roughly a hundred billion human beings have walked the planet Earth.

Now this is an interesting number, for by a curious coincidence there are approximately a hundred billion stars in our local universe, the Milky Way. So for every man who has ever lived, in this Universe there shines a star.

But every one of those stars is a sun, often far more brilliant and glorious than the small, nearby star we call the Sun. And many–perhaps most–of those alien suns have planets circling them. So almost certainly there is enough land in the sky to give every member of the human species, back to the first ape-man, his own private, world-sized heaven–or hell.

How many of those potential heavens and hells are now inhabited, and by what manner of creatures, we have no way of guessing; the very nearest is a million times farther away than Mars or Venus, those still remote goals of the next generation. But the barriers of distance are crumbling; one day we shall meet our equals, or our masters, among the stars.

Men have been slow to face this prospect; some still hope that it may never become reality. Increasing numbers, however are asking; ‘Why have such meetings not occurred already, since we ourselves are about to venture into space?’

Why not, indeed? Here is one possible answer to that very reasonable question. But please remember: this is only a work of fiction.

The truth, as always, will be far stranger.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“It was the mark of a barbarian to destroy something one could not understand.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Open the pod bay doors, Hal.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“But he knew well enough that any man in the right circumstances could be dehumanised by panic.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“The time was fast approaching when Earth, like all mothers, must say farewell to her children.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now times had changed, and the inherited wisdom of the past had become folly.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Unlike the animals, who knew only the present, Man had acquired a past; and he was beginning to grope toward a future.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“He was only aware of the conflict that was slowly destroying his integrity—the conflict between truth, and concealment of truth.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Now, before you make a movie, you have to have a script, and before you have a script, you have to have a story; though some avant-garde directors have tried to dispense with the latter item, you’ll find their work only at art theaters.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“I’m a scientific expert; that means I know nothing about absolutely everything.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Yet there was no violation of the laws of mechanics; Nature always balances her books, and Jupiter had lost exactly as much momentum as Discovery had gained. The planet had been slowed down – but as its mass was a sextillion times greater than the ship’s, the change in its orbit was far too small to be detectable. The time had not yet come when Man could leave his mark upon the Solar System.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Turing had pointed out that, if one could carry out a prolonged conversation with a machine—whether by typewriter or microphones was immaterial—without being able to distinguish between its replies and those that a man might give, then the machine was thinking, by any sensible definition of the word. Hal could pass the Turing test with ease. The”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


“Though the man-apes often fought and wrestled one another, their disputes very seldom resulted in serious injuries. Having no claws or fighting canine teeth, and being well protected by hair, they could not inflict much harm on one another. In any event, they had little surplus energy for such unproductive behavior; snarling and threatening was a much more efficient way of asserting their points of view.”
― Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey


Unholy Quotes

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Hello my dear readers. The weather is getting warmer, the sun is shining brighter, and the quotes are getting unholier, yes that is a word apparently.

I couldn’t find any quote of The Unholy book I read this week that really stood out to me, and I don’t take notes while reading so I don’t have the energy to flip through it again looking for any.

Instead you get these “unholy” quotes I found on the internet…enjoy!

“The daggers of silence last longer than anything ever spoken.” 
― Shannon L. Alder

“In a world addicted to speed, I blur the moments into one unholy smear.” 
― Ann Voskamp

“…for if a woman’s body can attract the holy angels, how much more the unholy man.” 
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“It doesn’t matter how long it takes for you to get up again…Just make sure you get up again.” 
― Timothy Pina

“A man becomes unrighteous just because of his unholy thoughts but graduates to become a wicked by bringing his unholy thoughts into practice.” 
― Santosh Thankachan

“When people say you can’t… prove them wrong and do!” 
― Timothy Pina

“The best advice I can ever give to my kids and love ones is stay away from trouble and do no wrong. It will always keep you alive, out of jail and away from the things you shouldn’t be doing in the first place.” 
― Timothy Pina

Children will always be afraid of the dark, and men with minds sensitive to hereditary impulse will always tremble at the thought of the hidden and fathomless worlds of strange life which may pulsate in the gulfs beyond the stars, or press hideously upon our own globe in unholy dimensions which only the dead and the moonstruck can glimpse.
— H.P Lovecraft

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Quote of the Day: Gore

“To me, the best zombie movies aren’t the splatter fests of gore and violence with goofy characters and tongue in cheek antics. Good zombie movies show us how messed up we are, they make us question our station in society… and our society’s station in the world. They show us gore and violence and all that cool stuff too… but there’s always an undercurrent of social commentary and thoughtfulness.” 
― Robert Kirkman

“When one wants to be famous, one has to dive gracefully into rivers of the blood of cannon-blasted bodies.” 
― Comte de Lautréamont

“I didn’t want to be the woman who gave herself over willingly to the first man to notice her. I didn’t want to be the stupid girl in every novel who loved without question and entered relationships that didn’t make sense.” 
― Destinee Hardwick

“And lo, at the moment when she needed it most, she found the force within her. She didn’t find it in time to avoid having her head bitten off, but she sure did die enlightened.” 
― Jeff Mach

“He would have been half-hanged, taken down alive, castrated, his genitals stuffed in his mouth, his stomach slit open, and his intestines taken out and burnt, and his carcase chopped into four quarters.” 
― John Broadbent

“Mere grimness is as easy as grinning; but it requires something to put a handsome face on a story. Narratives become of suspicious merit in proportion as they lean to Newgate-like offenses, particularly of blood and wounds…” 
― Leigh Hunt

“A sign read “Free drinks for billiards competitors only.” Hand-lettered below read “All others will pay.” It was written in blood. I could tell because a red fairy with what looked like black insect wings was writing it at the time, with his own dismembered finger.” 
― Red Tash

“There was a muffled pop, the sound of a small pumpkin exploding in a microwave oven.
Morris cut the wheel to the left and there was another bump as the Biscayne went back into the parking area. He looked in the mirror and saw that Curtis’s head was gone.
Well, no. Not exactly. It was there, but all spread out. Mooshed. No loss of talent in that mess. Morrie thought.” 
― Stephen King

“He had not even done the fledgling courtesy of shredding open a major artery, anointing himself in the viscous gore, and desecrating her body. The order was as flexible as her corpse remained.” 
― Thomm Quackenbush

“When you say you’re a fan of the gore, what do you mean?”
“The all supernatural bunch, love. The scarier the merrier.” 
― Patricia Morais

“I have seen a lot of ugly things as a trainee and as a nurse, but they don’t bother me very much. It’s not that the familiarity hardens one; it is rather that one learns the knack of channelling one’s emotions around the ugly thing.” 
― Theodore Sturgeon

“What are you?’ She asked. He shot her a brief glance and looked away. He stared at the scenery of the pastures and distant rows of trees. She knew he was not going to answer the question. 
In the brightening daylight, she could see that most of the blood on him was restricted to his mouth and hands. It dawned on her that it wasn’t his blood, but the blood of something he had caught and eaten.” 
― Shirley A. Martin

“People are often wary of reading or watching anything in the horror genre because in their minds, it’s just senseless gore, death and violence. Well, I can tell you from avid experience, that’s not what horror is about. The horror genre teaches us that sometimes really bad things happen to really good people, but that hope always prevails in even the darkest of situations. That’s a very important lesson, no matter how frightening you think the teacher is, and to be in the top of her class, all you need to do is to go in with an open mind.” 
― Rebecca McNutt