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By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

I was just trying to stay alive, looking for ways to find you, hoping you hadn't left me behind." "Never," I say. "Not never." He looks back up at me. "I'd never leave you neither." "You promise?" "Cross my heart, hope to die," he says, grinning shyly. "I promise, too," I say and I smile at him. "I ain't never leaving you, Todd Hewitt, not never again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

But the thing about good ideas is that they grow other ideas.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

"Poo" Manchee barks quielty to himself. "Poo, poo, poo." "Just have yer stupid poo and quit yapping about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Hope may be the thing that pulls you forward, may be the thing that keeps you going, but that it's dangerous, that it's painful and risky, that it's making a dare in the world and when has the world ever let us win a dare?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

It’s a trick Ben taught me to help settle my Noise. You close yer eyes and as clearly and calmly as you can you tell yerself who you are, cuz that’s what gets lost in all that Noise.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

A veces la gente necesita mentirse a sí misma más que ninguna otra cosa

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Conor held tightly onto his mother. And by doing so, he could finally let her go.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

HELP!” I race to the square, crossing it, looking all around, listening out- No. No. It’s empty. Viola’s breathing heavy in my arms . And Haven is empty. I reach the middle of the square. I don’t see nor hear a soul. I spin around again. “HELP!” I cry. But there’s no one. Haven’s completely empty. There ain’t hope here after all.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

The Prince had fallen in love. She was only a farmer's daughter, but she was was beautiful, and also smart, as the daughters of farmers need to be, for farms are complicated businesses.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

"Stories don't always have happy endings." This stopped him. Because they didn't, did they? That's one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn't expect.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Patrick Ness

Mikey," she says, but not like she's about to say anything more, just like she's identifying me, making a place for me here that's mine to exist in. I want her so much, my heart feels heavy, like I'm grieving. Is this what they meant about that stomach feeling? They didn't say it felt this sad.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

-Tu vida no las escribes con palabras -dijo el monstruo-. La escribes con acciones. Lo que piensas no es importante. Lo único importante es lo que haces.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

If you hear what I say and still wish yourself there, wish yourself a hero, wish yourself a hunter, then either I have failed in my telling or you are a fool.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

He's seeing the actual Milky Way streaked across the sky. The whole of his entire galaxy, right there in front of him. Billions and billions of stars. Billions and billions of worlds. All of them, all of those seemingly endless possibilities, not fictional, but real, out there, existing, right now. There is so much more out there than just the world he knows, so much more than his tiny Washington town, so much more than even London. Or England. Or hell, for that matter. So much more that he'll never see. So much more that he'll never get to. So much that he can only glimpse enough of to know that it's forever beyond his reach.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

What a sad thing men are. Can’t do nothing good without being so weak we have to mess it up. Can’t build something up without tearing it down.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

No," I say firmly. "If you ever doubt anything here, if you ever not know what to think or who to trust, you trust Todd, okay? You remember that.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Patrick Ness

Who told you that?" I say. "Davy Prentiss?" He blinks. "What?" "What do you mean what?" My voice is harder now. "Your new best friend. The man who shot me, Todd, and who you ride to work with laughing every morning." He clenches his hands into fists. "You've been spying on me?" he says. "Three months I don't see you, three months I don't hear nothing from you and you been spying? Is that what yer doing in your spare time when yer not blowing people up?" "Yeah," I yell, my voice getting louder to match his. "Three months of defending you to people who'd only be too happy to call you enemy, Todd. Three months of wondering why the hell you're working so hard for the Mayor and how he knew to go right for the ocean the day after we spoke." He winces, but I keep going, thrusting out my arm and pulling up on the sleeve. "Three months wondering why you put these on women!" His face changes in an instant. He actually calls out as if he felt the pain himself. He puts a hand to his mouth to stifle it but his Noise is suddenly washed with blackness. He moves his fingertips of his other hand within reach of the band, hovering over my skin, over the band that'll never be removed unless I lose my arm. The skin is still red, and band 1391 still trobs, despite the healing of three mistresses. "Oh, no," he says. "Oh, no." The side door opens and the man who let me in leans out. "Everything all right out there, Lieutenant?" "Lieutenant?" I say. "We're fine," Todd chokes a little. "We're fine." The man waits for a second, then goes back inside. "Lieutenant?" I say again, lowering my voice. Todd's leant down, his hands on his knees, staring at the floor. "It wasn't me, was it?" he says, his voice quiet, too. "I didn't-" He gestures again at the band without looking up. "I didn't do it without knowing it was you, did I?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Men do monstrous things but if you call a man a monster you have absolved yourself of blame. You don't have to think that you might ever do these things. I don't think that's true

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Guessing a thing ain't knowing a thing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Here's what I think," I say and my voice is stronger and thoughts are coming, thoughts that trickle into my noise like whispers of truth. "I think maybe everybody falls," I say. "I think maybe we all do. And I don't think that's the asking." I pull on her arms gently to make sure she's listening. "I think the asking is whether we get back up again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

But I begin to wonder if doubt is better than the wrong knowledge.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

I will not allow anyone to take anything off my palette but if I do then within that, I can be creative.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

We run down the right fork, Manchee at our heels, the night and a dusty road stretching out in front of us, an army and a disaster behind us, me and Viola, running side by side.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

I can't tell you what's real for you. But in return, you can't say what's real for me either. I get to choose. Not you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

People see stories everywhere...We take random events and we put them together in a pattern so we can comfort ourselves with a story, no matter how much it obviously isn't true...We have to lie to ourselves to live. Otherwise, we'd go crazy.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Patrick Ness

Nu îți scrii viața în cuvinte, zise monstrul. O scrii prin acțiunile pe care le faci. Ceea ce gândești nu e important. Numai ceea ce faci este cu adevărat important.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

Do you believe there's hope at the end?' I ask. 'No,' she says simply, looking away. 'No, I don't, but I'm still going.' She eyes me. 'You coming with?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

I take my rucksack and go out the opening where the front door used to be. Manchee gets up from where he's curled and follows me. When I sit down, he recurls by my legs and fall asleep, farting happily and giving a doggy sigh. Simple to be a dog.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Patrick Ness

Raising his eyes to look directly into Linus's face was maybe the scariest thing he'd had to do all day long, but it was only the free-falling terror that always accompanied hope.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

I couldn't stand the waiting anymore. I couldn't stand how alone it made me feel." And a part of you wished it would just end, said the monster, even if it meant losing her. And the nightmare began. The nightmare that always ended with - "I let her go," Conor choked out. "I could have held on but I let her go." And that, the monster said, is the truth. "I didn't mean it, though!" Conor said, his voice rising. "I didn't mean to let her go! And now it's for real! Now she's going to die and it's my fault!" And that, the monster said, is not the truth at all.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Patrick Ness

Pity is an insult. Kindness is a miracle.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Patrick Ness

-Sintiéndolo mucho, tendrás que venir. Sé que ella intenta protegerte, pero debes saber que cuando todo esto haya acabado, tendrás un hogar, muchachito. Con alguien que te querrá y cuidará de ti.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

And too much informayshun can drive a man mad. Too much informayshun becomes just Noise. And it never, never stops.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Patrick Ness

Physical beauty, of all the curses, was obviously the best you could get. It was still a curse though.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

But when you choose your family, you get to choose how it is between you, too.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Patrick Ness

The future of fiction? he said. Maybe, she said. Will it have room for, you know, love & stuff? he said. Always, she said. OK then, he said.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

His absence is so big it's like he's there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

War is like a monster," he says, almost to himself. "War is the devil. It starts and it consumes and it grows and grows and grows." He's looking at me now. "And otherwise normal men become monsters, too.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Because he KNEW he was doing wrong. He felt the PAIN of his actions'-- 'But he did not amen them,' shows the Sky. 'The rest are worth as much as their pack animals,' I show, 'but worst is the one who knows better and does NOTHING.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

But a knife ain't just a thing, is it? It's a choice, it's something you do. A knife says yes or no, cut or not, die or don't. A knife takes a decision out of your hand and puts it in the world and it never goes back again.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Patrick Ness

You’re a good boy. I wish you didn’t have to be quite so good

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

His noise is getting quieter, but I can still see it there still- See how he feels the skin of my hand against his, see how he wants to take it and press it against his mouth, how he wants to breathe in the smell of me and how beautiful I look to him, how strong after all that illness, and how he wants to just lightly touch my neck, just there, and how he wants to take me in his arms and- "Oh, God," he says, looking away suddenly. "Viola, I'm sorry, I didn't mean-" But I just put my hand to the back of his neck- And he says, "Viola-?" And I pull myself towards him- And I kiss him. And it feels like, finally.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

There's her silence, loud as a roar, pulling at me like the greatest sadness ever, like I want to take it and press myself into it and just disappear forever down into nothing. What a relief that would feel like right now. What a blessed relief.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Sometimes witches merit saving. Quite often, actually. You'd be surprised.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Patrick Ness

No penséis que no habéis vivido lo bastante como para no tener una historia que contar.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

The justifications of men who kill should always be heard with skepticism, said the monster.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

War makes monsters of men, you once said to me Todd. Well, so does too much knowledge. Too much knowledge of your fellow man, too much knowledge of his weakness, his pathetic greed and vanity, and how laughably easy it is to control him.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

You went up a girl and came down a woman.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

I'll do it, Todd," I whisper. "I'll come with you." And he doesn't say anything, just squeezes my hand harder and brings it up to his face like he wants to breathe me in.