Best 362 of Dystopian quotes - MyQuotes
This is the kind of kiss that promises forever.", FADE by Kailin Gow
If you listen closely you will hear the spirits sigh a lesson lost on humans; an enchanting lullaby: Mercy lies in nature’s hands and bound to it we grow. Of the earth we came to be and of the earth we’ll go.
You have a certain amount of power. The way you choose to use it is entirely up to you.", Jack Simple to Celestra Caine in FADE by Kailin Gow
Corlda looked at them both in sheer terror her eyes where firmly fixed on the camera “Agres...” she stammered Agres stopped tending to Tria and joined her.
You passed my test. I thought I could trust you. Let my guard down with you, Celes. Let myself feel…” he turns away. “What, Jack? What did you feel?” I ask, reaching out a hand to touch him, but suddenly I’m scared. Do I really want to hear the rest of it? - FADE by Kailin Gow
Where am I?” I ask. “Where are my parents and my brother? Where’s my home? And who are you?” He blinks a couple of times before smiling faintly as though something has just amused him. “I’m afraid you’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” Wizard of Oz references? I’m somewhere, I don’t know where, and that’s the best I get? Well, I’m not some dumb little girl willing to put up with that, and he certainly isn’t any kind of wizard. - Celestra Caine, FADE by Kailin Gow
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A man without a footprint has no soul.
My chest and throat burn from my wheezing breath booming in my ears. But my hands—they’re ice cold. My shoulders heave as my fingers dig into my palms. They’re desperate for Max’s signal, but it doesn’t come. My breath grows louder and high pitched as I scan the green darkness for Fuges. What I see instead makes me almost choke on the rotten air. It’s not the Fuges. It’s soldiers. Seven of them lower their weapons, obviously as confused as we are.
What if the Devil doesn't know he's the Devil?
He’s a lovely guy, but there’s no spark between us whatsoever. It just goes to show, that even with all their fancy assessment tools, the government can’t legislate for chemistry.
My latest battle had nothing to do with The Company, the rebels, or any other faction. It was out-and-out warfare between my head and my heart. Keeping it cool during daylight, versus nighttime, when I unleashed my passion for him. ... Turned out the Wilderness was a lot more hostile than me.
The greywastes was a basin overflowing with insanity, the very earth underneath me was only surviving because it was too mad to know it had died
There were whole secret sections that did their work underground then, and sections of the London tube system were used as part of it. There were also plenty of bunkers and tunnels built for use in the event of an invasion.", FADE by Kailin Gow
It hurts,” Summer cries, head shaking back and forth. “Please, make it stop.” Sweat beads on her forehead. “What hurts?” Cameron asks. “My eyes.” Summer’s eyes open. Everyone gasps. They’re no longer blue; they appear bionic, like a circuit board’s inside her eyes. Panicked now, Summer reaches for her face. “What is it? What’s wrong?
If we keep punishing people for what their parents or their ancestors have done, the world as a whole can never move forward. Society will never grow.” -Triven
The aftermath of bearing shackles is an exquisite devastation, fraught with the ravages of survival. Even though one is no longer held captive—be that from a person, a government, or one’s inner self—the scars are deeply engraved into one’s psyche, and there’s no remedy for the soul. Many have the misconception that freedom equals happiness forever and ever. That’s a wicked delusion.
In the Cloud Park, they promised to make you happy but I swear to candy gods. Immediately after you move in, they take the last bits of your happiness away and make you feel, whatever you do is a bubble on water. Do not believe what they say when they smile. I repeat. Do… Not… Believe! Sincerely, Rossito
My parents thought that I had ADD when I was young,” I say, remembering. “I couldn’t concentrate well then. That just made me frustrated. Angry. It was only when I started running… running helped me to deal with it.”, Celestra Caine in FADE by Kailin Gow
There was something called Christianity.
This doesn't feel right Agres...” Tria whispered “Nonsense!” Agres replied.
... there are certain questions that must never be asked. Of anyone. Even oneself.
How do you know? How can you prove it’s them and not—” “Us? Because we haven’t had bombs in ages. Records show your kind stole them from us. They say at first we thought you were doing us a favor. Ya know, saving humankind and all, ending the world wars once and for all. That was until the bombs were aimed at us. Our enemies and our allies. That’s what Project Second Earth is all about, ya know. Surviving the bombings. So, when you got here, everyone was convinced your government either finally ran out or were tired of torturing us and just wanted to end it so you all could move in and take over and do what you do with fixing the Earth.
We get past things. We keep going. That’s what people do, Celes. As long as they keep doing that, there’s always hope for the future.”, FADE by Kailin Gow
He holds me by the hair, making me look into eyes that saw the birth of the world.", FADE by Kailin Gow
The city is a plague… and I am the penicillin.
Dear, sweet, beautiful girl,
I have to do something about this collection of unresolved feelings before it destroys me.", Celestra Caine, FADE by Kailin Gow
You should be proud of what you’re becoming." Jack Simple to Celestra Caine from FADE by Kailin Gow
Fiction is all too often one rationalisation away from reality. (from the acknowledgements of "Unwind")
It isn’t every day that you get to save the world.”, FADE by Kailin Gow
Don’t do anything stupid.", FADE by Kailin Gow
In the first couple of weeks there were big piles of trash outside every house. All the stuff you couldn’t find another use for and couldn’t compost. Yogurt cups, torn trash bags, dirty diapers, hair-spray cans, paper towels. Sometimes you’d see a pile that was as high as your waist. Nathan said it was a purge, a cleanse. But you could just as well say that who we were went out with the empties. We will never get our selves back.
Well, as I see it, the only way to win is to play the game and beat everyone at it. And I mean, who’s to say you can’t make your own rules?” I say. “Spoken like a true outlaw,” Nicholas retorts. I smirk, a little guiltily. “I suppose. Thank goodness you went along with it. Anyone else would have refused to register me or left me to Master Douglas.” Shivers go up my spine. “Partners in crime.” I laugh at first, but then think about it. “That’s kind of sad.” “Or exciting.” He stares at me for a moment. “Well, speaking as your registrar, you need to get some rest.” “Are you ever going to let me have any fun?” I ask. “Not until the sun stops shining.” “Well, technically it goes down every night…” I say. “Not in this country.
Technology never exists on its own, it’s part of a wider collection of connections, ways of seeing things.” FADE by Kailin Gow.
THE ELITES AND THE LESSERS, ONE LOOKS DOWN UPON THE OTHER. IF YOU'RE A ROAMER, YOU'RE NO LONGER PART OF THE ELITES. BECOMING A NEW-LESSER MAY SAVE YOU. IF ONLY FOR A LITTLE WHILE. THREE ISLANDS TWO COLLIDE THE THIRD IS A MYSTERY.
Posterity will never hear of you. You will be lifted clean out from the stream of history. We shall turn you into gas and pour you into the stratosphere. Nothing will remain of you; not a name in a register, not a memory in a living brain. You will be annihilated in the past as well as in the future. You will never have existed.
Lizard people?” Jack raises an eyebrow. “I have to call them something. And ‘lizard people’ is a little less scary than ‘big, invulnerable thing that nearly killed us’.” “Lizard people it is,” Jack agrees., FADE by Kailin Gow
You must remember, burn them or they'll burn you...
We are brilliant shades of light, we can not be contained" -Boys of the Fatherless-
You should’ve told me,” she repeats. “Because here’s a news flash: You might’ve wanted to shelter me, but there’s nowhere you can hide me that’ll keep me safe from what’s inside my head.
Everything I’ve done has been to try to make things better for my people, and we’ve succeeded. We’ve actually done what we set out to do.", FADE by Kailin Gow
I’m tired, my head hurts, and the last thing I want is to play referee between you two. Get over it.” She storms off, unable to stop the smug smile stretching her face at their stunned silence. The way people respond to her demands—all flabbergasted and slack-jawed—will never get old.
He steps over to me, putting his arms around my neck and staring into my eyes. Somehow, it always comes as a surprise to see how much he loves me in moments like that. Maybe it’s just that he keeps his emotions so shut down the rest of the time, or maybe it’s just that I can’t get the hang of anyone loving me that deeply.", Celestra Caine in FADE by Kailin Gow
He doesn't trust people because he knows they are all the same. Everyone cares about their own survival and nothing else, just like him. Since he is more than willing to kill for it, so are they. After all, he has endured through all these years, leading him to be alone, it was the only conclusion that made sense.
I remember thinking that I could disguise the way I am by somehow filtering my expression for the sake of juvenile social acceptance or I could say to the world, “Here I am, if you don’t like it, don’t clap.” -Boys of the Fatherless-
My fingers flex as I extend my palms toward the creatures and the light. Energy pulses through me as the core of this dead land calls to me. More metal surrounds me, and I can feel it surging through me: the machine beast, the netting, even the faces of these creatures all consist of metal. The creature snaps its head back at me and lunges, aiming its weapon at me. I jump to the side in terror, raising my hands to protect me from the blow. The creature flies backward, landing on the ground with a thud. “What the hell is she doin’?” “Jab her!” I feel the energy rising within me. Or fear. Or both. Voices yell. Feet trample the ground. They run toward me. A grunt rises in my chest as my arms thrust forward, acting on their own. I watch it like a dream as my hands clench, and my fingers retract into claws. A thunderous shrill of ripping metal pierces the air. The iron fist rips in two. The creatures shout words as the two massive pieces of metal hover in the air. My arms cross then swing outward, sending the pieces hurtling beyond the lights and into the darkness. Several of them dash toward me. I scream. My fingers aim at the creatures and curl. As my arms drop to my sides, I watch in terror as the creatures fall to the ground by their bronze faces. My eyes burn from the stinging air. I feel like I am in a nightmare. I cannot control this power within me, and it terrifies me.
Will you cower for the rest of your life and let the world run you over?” She grabbed her by the face, her intense eyes only inches away from hers. “Or will you fight for what you want and take this world by storm?
Pain is fuel. Cherish it Elexis. It pushes you to the recreation of yourself. It pushes you to be who you really are bareboned
I like to eat chicken, but I don’t like live chickens. With their feathers and beaks and weird noises and flapping wings.” He visibly shivers, then points above his right eye. “How’d you think I got this scar?” “I thought you said your sister threw something at you when you were a kiddie.” Rob gives him a meaningful look. “A chicken?” Rob points at his scar again. “Them things are no joke.