Young Adult Dark Urban Fantasy Author ~


I’m kind of a quote/poetry junkie (writer syndrome) and honestly these only tip the iceberg of all my favorites.


“I was quiet, but I was not blind.”

~ Jane Austen


“One of the hardest lessons you will ever learn is to let go of those who let go of you. It is better to want someone who wants you back.”

~Laney McMann


“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…You give them a piece of you. They didn’t ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like ‘maybe we should be just friends’ turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones


“The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? Any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person’s nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell.”

– Truman Capote


“I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn’t that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they’ll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don’t know. She probably didn’t even know I was there. But I’ll always love her. All my life.” 
― Neil Gaiman,  The Sandman


“She seems so cool, so focused, so quiet, yet her eyes remain fixed upon the horizon. You think you know all there is to know about her immediately upon meeting her, but everything you think you know is wrong. Passion flows through her like a river of blood. She only looked away for a moment, and the mask slipped, and you fell. All your tomorrows start here.” ― Neil Gaiman; Fragile Things


“There are two people you’ll meet in your life.  One will run a finger down the index of who you are and jump straight to the parts of you that peak their interest.  The other will take his or her time reading through every one of your chapters and maybe fold corners of you that inspired them most.  You will meet these two people; it is a given.  It is the third that you’ll never see coming.  That one person who not only finishes your sentences, but keeps the book.”

 ~Unknown author


The Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?” Alice: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” ~Alice in Wonderland


“I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye. That’s the trouble; I wanted to kiss you goodnight, and there’s a lot of difference.” ~Hemingway


“I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.” ~J.D. Salinger  –The Catcher in the Rye


“Your faith has got to be greater than your fear.” ~Julian Casablancas


“It’s not about what happened in the past, or what you think might happen in the future. It’s about the ride for Christ’s sake. There is no point in going through all this crap, if you’re not going to enjoy the ride. And you know what…? When you least expect it, something great might come along– something better than you even planned for.” ~Along Came Polly


“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.” ~Marsha Norman


“There are always shades of gray. Nothing is black or white.”


“Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don’t know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you’d mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place. Trust your demon.” ― Roger Zelazny


“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”



“We’ve all got both light and dark inside of us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That is who we really are.” –JK Rowling (Sirius Black)


“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.  One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.” ~George Orwell, “Why I Write,” 1947


“True love, the love that is buried down deep–that is the love that never dies. No matter how you try to ignore it, it lives in you forever.” -Laney McMann


“If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.” –Oscar Wilde


“The right thing and the easy thing-are never the same.” -Kami Garcia/Margaret Stohl


Scope is always good, it helps you find your way. -LaneyMcMann


“Eventually you realize that you can’t make every decision. I was always building–always protecting something. At the same time, I seemed to be losing my ability to move. I had protected myself in to checkmate.” -R. Pattinson


“You can’t win or lose if you don’t run the race.” –Psychedelic Furs


“It is not our abilities that show who we really are—it is our choices.” –J.K. Rowling


“Don’t allow your head to rule your heart.” -Laney McMann


4 responses

  1. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.

    (Navigating my way through the insanity of authorship)

    –So you’re driven by this demon? 🙂

    December 6, 2011 at 9:39 am

  2. Lol…it would seem so by that quote and Zelazny’s also. Writers are certainly driven by some type of madness I’d say. Not sure if mine is demons though. 😉

    December 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

  3. Love

    October 28, 2014 at 9:28 pm


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