Best 195 of Odd thomas quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

It's difficult to spend time in any carnival or amusement park and not realize that a repressed fear of death may be the one emotion that is constant in the human heart even if, most of the time, it is confined to the unconscious as we go about our business. Thrill rides offer us a chance to acknowledge our ever-present dread, to release the tension that arises from repression of it, and to subtly delude ourselves with the illusion of invulnerability that surviving the Big Drop can provide.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

After a silence, because he knew me well, he said, "Not all wounds are the bleeding kind.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

I was the worst kind of fool. When I look back on that August night, changed forever by all my wounds and all my suffering, that undamaged Odd Thomas seems like a different human being from me, immeasurably more confident than I am now, still able to hope, but not as wise, and I mourn for him.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dean Koontz

Once, there were no predators, no prey. Only harmony. There were no quakes, no storms, everything in balance. In the beginning, time was all at once and forever — no past, present, and future, no death. We broke it all.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Dean Koontz

Not everything that happens during the day is an open portending a good or evil development in the future, but everything has meaning to one degree or another, for the world is an ever-weaving tapestry from which no thread can be pulled without destroying the integrity of the cloth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

From birth to death we explore and seek, and in the end we arrive where we started, the past having made one great slow turn on a carousel to become our future, and if we have learned anything worth learning, the carousel will bring us to the one place we most need to be.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

Our culture sentimentalizes children, and we forget one of the things that we should most remember from that time of our lives: Children know that this world can be hard on them, harder than it is on adults. They are physically weaker than adults, financially dependent, and in times of danger, nothing clarifies our thinking more than an awareness of our extreme vulnerability.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

Acknowledge your fear, odd one. Fearlessness is for the insane and the arrogant. You are neither. Those who rely on you for their lives will be well served only if you fear what you should fear. You are a unique soul, a child of grace, but you can still fail yourself and others.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dean Koontz

...With a pneumatic hiss, the door slid open. Brother John says the hiss is not an inevitable consequence of the operation of the door. It could have been made to open silently. He incorporated the hiss to remind himself that in every human enterprise, no matter with what virtuous intentions it is undertaken, a serpent lurks.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

Pico Mundo is a prosperous town. But no degree of prosperity can be sufficient to eliminate all misfortune, and sloth is impervious to opportunity.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

some days are so difficult that if we didn't let wine steal our wits, how would we sleep?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dean Koontz

Then perhaps you shouldn't sleep. The imagination has terrifying power.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

I need useful work to keep my mind occupied, but I'd like to find work where it's...quieter.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

...and where the Ferris wheel carried its passengers high and brought them low and raised them high and brought them low again, as if it were not merely a carnival ride but also a metaphor for the basic pattern of human experience.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

Duty is a good thing, a calling without which no civilization can survive, but it is also a weight and chain that sometimes seems sure to sink you to the airless bottom of a dark pool

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

That stormy day in the desert, however, much changed for me. We must have our goals, our dreams and we must strive for them. We are not gods, however; we do not have the power to shape every aspect of the future. And the road the world makes for us is one that teaches humility if we are willing to learn.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

Beauty that steals the heart is often imperfect, suggests grace and kindness, and inspires tenderness more than it incites lust.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

In my bones, I know that I am not long for this world.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dean Koontz

When my wits fail me, I resort to self-deception.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dean Koontz

The unthinking embrace of irrationality is literally madness. But embracing rationality while denying the existence of any mystery to life and its meaning — that is no less a form of madness than is eager devotion to unreason.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

I feel like I've been sliding all day.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dean Koontz

To get through life successfully, body and soul must translate each other correctly more often than not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

At fifty-one, why would she choose to dispose of her house, uproot herself, and come here to be a part of your work if she didn't feel that, for the first time in her life, she was profoundly known for who she is, that she was at last cherished for who she truly is?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

If an eighty-six-year-old woman has been clear-seeing from a young age, she will have gone through a lot of life developing an eye for snares and pitfalls, an ear for deceit, and a good nose for knavery. And by such an age, a smart woman with no delusions is one to whom courage comes far more readily than it does to those young people who don't yet know the world for what it is.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

Even the wisest and the best of us can be foolish occasionally.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

I've been badly scared myself, badly, for quite a few years now. You learn to live with it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

Blood has an oder faint but distinct, of conceit and modesty, of courage and cowardice, of charity and greed, of faith and doubt, in short the fragrance of what we might have been and the smell of what we are...

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

So many things in my continuing education are learned by going where I have to go and doing what I have to do. Therefore, my only answer is: "I guess I'll find out.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

Don't you love your mother, dear?" "I guess so. A hard, sharp, thorny kind of love that might be pity more than anything else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

...because wonder admits to the existence of mystery, and the recognition of mystery in the world allows the possibility of Truth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

If patterns exist in our seemingly patternless lives — and they do — then the law of harmony insists that the most harmonious of all patterns, circles within circles, will most often assert itself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

I knew that suffering can purify, that it's a kind of fire that can be worth enduring, but there were degrees of it to which I chose not to subject myself.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

Irrational fear feeds on itself and grows. You must deny it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dean Koontz

With lead he shaded love into the woman's eyes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

Are you one of those people who uses words more for the sound than for the sense of them?

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

And because it was so wonderful, I slipped back down into that dream of dogs and children and beautiful people who met my eyes and knew me in full, knew me and did not reject me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

In memory, she lived and moved and laughed, but all that a photograph could offer was one frozen moment of a life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dean Koontz

Human beings can always be relied upon to exert, with vigor, their God-given right to be stupid.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

Every day we make our way through a moral forest, along pathways ever branching. Often we get lost. When the array of paths before us is so perplexing that we can't make a choice, or won't, we can hope that we will be given a sign to guide us. A reliance on sighs, however, can lead to the evasion of all moral obligations, and thus earn a terrible judgment.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dean Koontz

I don't mean to imply that I'm afraid of Death. I'm just not ready to go out on a date with him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dean Koontz

Between birth and burial, we find ourselves in a comedy of mysteries. If you don't think life is mysterious, if you believe you have it all mapped out, you aren't paying attention or you've anesthetized yourself with booze or drugs, or with a comforting ideology.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

...he looked as if nothing hard in the world had touched him...

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

Quantum theory tells us, Mr. Thomas, that every point in the universe is intimately connected to every other point, regardless of apparent distance. In some mysterious way, any point on a planet in a distant galaxy is as close to me as you are.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

Give the narrative a lighter tone than you think it deserves, dear boy, lighter than you think you can bear to give it," he instructed before I began to write, "because you won't find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

I don't know if this deception qualified as a half-step down the slippery slope. I had no sensation of sliding. But of course we never notice the descent until we're rocketing along at high velocity.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dean Koontz

He would never need a knife to spread a pat of butter on his toast. That smile would quickly melt it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Dean Koontz

You can't fix things with a hug, but you can't make them any worse either.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

The greatest danger, of course, was to believe that I was equal to them, because assurance can morph into arrogance that Death loves to prove unfounded.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

The flesh on the nape of my neck did the crawly thing that it does so well. Some people say this is God's warning that the devil is near, but I've noticed I also experience it when someone serves me Brussels sprouts.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dean Koontz

She has suffered so much, and that sorrows me. But she has been strong in the face of unthinkable adversity, and that inspires me.