Author has written 9 stories for Fullmetal Alchemist, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Supernatural, Infernal Devices, Cassandra Clare, and Twilight.
Quotes that define me (or ones I just like):
“Any simpleton can speak with confidence. Sometimes the greatest fools have the most bravado."
“A lesson without pain is meaningless. For you cannot gain anything without sacrificing something else in return, but once you have overcome it and made it your own...you will gain an irreplaceable fullmetal heart.” -Edward Elric
"I'm tired of this. It's like, just when I think our goal is within reach; it slips right through our fingers. It's happened time and again. Now, when we finally have it in our grasp, the truth slaps us in the face.”-Edward Elric
“Because we're not Gods, we're humans, tiny insignificant humans. Who couldn't even save a little girl.” -Ed Elric
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde
“A true hero isn't measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.” - Zeus from Hercules
“Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.” ― Cesare Pavese
"Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life." -Marcel Proust
"Make a mess. Clean it up." -Keri Smith
"If my life is going to mean anything I have to live it myself." -Rick Riordan The Lightning Thief
"Yes!" said Fang, punching the air. "Freaks rule!" -James Patterson The Angel Experiment
“Sometimes people are beautiful.
"If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking, they can make you laugh." -PC Cast
“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us dragons exist but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” – G.K. Chesterton
"Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it." -Mark Twain
"If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -J.K. Rowling
"I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good." -J.K. Rowling
“A library is never complete. That’s the joy of it. We are always seeking one more book to add to our collection.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wicked and unkind parts, but often brave or wild or colorful parts, cunning or powerful or even marvelous, beautiful parts, just locked up away at the bottom of their hearts. They do this because they are afraid of the world and of being stared at, or relied upon to do feats of bravery or boldness. And all of those brave and wild and cunning and marvelous and beautiful parts they hid away and left in the dark to grow strange mushrooms—and yes, sometimes those wicked and unkind parts, too—end up in their shadow.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“I don’t want to be a Princess,” she said finally. “You can’t make me be one.” She knew very well what became of Princesses, as Princesses often get books written about them. Either terrible things happened to them, such as kidnappings and curses and pricking fingers and getting poisoned and locked up in towers, or else they just waited around till the Prince finished with the story and got around to marrying her. Either way, September wanted nothing to do with Princessing.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“September had never been betrayed before. She did not even know what to call the feeling in her chest, so bitter and sour. Poor child. There is always a first time, and it is never the last time.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“A book is a door, you know. Always and forever. A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“I’m a monster,” said the shadow of the Marquess suddenly. “Everyone says so.” The Minotaur glanced up at her. “So are we all, dear,” said the Minotaur kindly. “The thing to decide is what kind of monster to be. The kind who builds towns or the kind who breaks them.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“This is what comes of having a heart, even a very small and young one. It causes no end of trouble, and that’s the truth.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“For though, as we have said, all children are heartless, this is not precisely true of teenagers. Teenage hearts are raw and new, fast and fierce, and they do not know their own strength. Neither do they know reason or restraint, and if you want to know the truth, a goodly number of grown-up hearts never learn it.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“Hearts set about finding other hearts the moment they are born, and between them, they weave nets so frightfully strong and tight that you end up bound forever in hopeless knots, even to the shadow of a beast you knew and loved long ago.”
“A labyrinth, when it is big enough, is just the world.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“One ought not to judge her: all children are Heartless. They have not grown a heart yet, which is why they can climb high trees and say shocking things and leap so very high grown-up hearts flutter in terror. Hearts weigh quite a lot. That is why it takes so long to grow one. But, as in their reading and arithmetic and drawing, different children proceed at different speeds. (It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.) Some small ones are terrible and fey, Utterly Heartless. Some are dear and sweet and Hardly Heartless At All. September stood very generally in the middle on the day the Green Wind took her, Somewhat Heartless, and Somewhat Grown.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“When you are born,” the golem said softly, “your courage is new and clean. You are brave enough for anything: crawling off of staircases, saying your first words without fearing that someone will think you are foolish, putting strange things in your mouth. But as you get older, your courage attracts gunk, and crusty things, and dirt, and fear, and knowing how bad things can get and what pain feels like. By the time you’re half-grown, your courage barely moves at all, it’s so grunged up with living. So every once in awhile, you have to scrub it up and get the works going, or else you’ll never be brave again.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“Readers will always insist on adventures, and though you can have grief without adventures, you cannot have adventures without grief.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“And it's the wonders I'm after, even if I have to bleed for them.” - Catherynne M. Valente
“Maybe there was a magic stronger than spells. Maybe the soulmate principle was responsible, and if two people were meant to be together, nothing could keep them apart.”- L.J. Smith
“And you know," Jeanne said, looking down at Sylvia with her hands on her hips, "that's how I want to go. Taking my own way out... and totally pissing everybody off at the end.” - L.J. Smith
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”- Steve Martin
“It's natural to feel fear. All great warriors are afraid. Only the stupid and the delusional are not...”- Rick Riordan
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” - Elizabeth Gilbert
“This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.” - Elizabeth Gilbert
“Jesus!" Luke exclaimed.
“How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live 'em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give 'em.”- Shel Silverstein
“Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.” - Cassandra Clare
“There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.” - Cassandra Clare
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”- John Lennon
“I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!"
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”- Charles William Eliot
“It takes strength and courage to admit the truth.”- Rick Riordan
“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”- Glen Cook
“Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.”- Margaret Mitchell
“Gabriel came out a moment later, while Kaitlyn was still standing motionless by the stairs. He was shrugging into his T-shirt. He looked particularly handsome in a just-roused, early morning way. His hair was very wavy, as if someone had run fingers through it to release the curl, his eyes were hooded and lazy and there was a faint smile of satisfaction on his lips.
“L'amor che move il sole e l'altre stelle.
“You love her, don't you?"[Rob] said to Gabriel.
“We humans are conflicted beings. Our beliefs don't always harmonize with our instincts, and our behavior doesn't always reflect our beliefs. ... We wage war between the person we are and the person we hope to become.”- Brandon Mull
“Maybe it just means that love can be stronger than fear.”- L.J. Smith
“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.
“Stand up and walk. Move on. After all, you have perfect legs to stand on.”- Edward Elric
“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”- Lilith Saintcrow
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”- J.K. Rowling
“Life is a disease: sexually transmitted, and invariably fatal.”- Neil Gaiman
“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.”- Eleanor Roosevelt
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”- Apple Inc.
“In order to rise
“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”- J.K. Rowling
“Destroying things is much easier than making them.”- Suzanne Collins
“I don't want to be a man," said Jace. "I want to be an angst-ridden teenager who can't confront his own inner demons and takes it out verbally on other people instead."
“You haven't got a letter on yours," George observed. "I suppose she thinks you don't forget your name. But we're not stupid-we know we're called Gred and Forge.”-J.K. Rowling
“I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”- Elizabeth Gilbert
“Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.”- William Goldman
“The only calibration that counts is how much heart people invest, how much they ignore their fears of being hurt or caught out or humiliated. And the only thing people regret is that they didn't live boldly enough, that they didn't invest enough heart, didn't love enough. Nothing else really counts at all.”- Ted Hughes
“Only the man who has known freedom
“Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.”- P.C. Cast
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”- Elbert Hubbard
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”- A. A. Milne
“We'll be Friends Forever, won't we, Pooh?" asked Piglet.
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”- Bob Marley
“No, I'm just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.”- Cassandra Clare
“Don't order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me.”- Cassandra Clare
Malachi scowled. "I don't remember the Clave inviting you into the Glass City, Magnus Bane."
You guessed? You must have been pretty sure, considering you could have killed me."
“Be careful of love. It'll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.”- Rick Riordan
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