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By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

There's so much proscription in the lives of young people, and it's so vital to have a place that says, look, here are the doors onto the world and amazingly, you're free to choose any one you like. - Patrick Ness on Libraries

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

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

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

He really is alone in whatever hell this is. Completely and utterly alone. 'It isn't,' he thinks, as he trudges back toward his house, 'the most unfamiliar feeling in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

Children are, though, the last to be consulted on issues of their own welfare, so our opinions went unheard.

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

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 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into my local public library and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it." [Patrick Ness slams library cuts (The Guardian, 23 June 2011)]

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 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 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

You be as angry as you need to be,” she said. “Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Not your grandma, not your dad, no one. And if you need to break things, then by God, you break them good and hard.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

If you fight the devil, you become him." “Maybe it takes a devil to fight a devil,” I said. “But at the end of that fight, Bathsheba,” he said, “don’t only devils remain?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them.

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 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Stories don’t always have happy endings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

No one ever seems to wonder what happens if it turns out we hate living on a planet? What if the sky’s too big? What if the air stinks? What if we go hungry?’ ‘And what if the air tastes of honey? What if there’s so much food we all get too fat? What if the sky is so beautiful we don’t get any work done because we’re all looking at it too much?

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 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

And it hurts her, but it's an okay hurt, but it hurts still, but it's good, but it hurts.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Patrick Ness

Maybe hearts don't ever stop breaking once broken.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

Many things that are true feel like a cheat. Kingdoms get the princes they deserve, farmers’ daughters die for no reason, and sometimes witches merit saving. Quite often, actually. You’d be surprised.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

You went up a girl and came down a woman.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

This planet is information' the Mayor says. 'All the time, never-ceasing. Information it wants to give you, information it wants to take from you to share with everyone else. And I think you can respond to that in two ways. You can control how much you give it, like you an I have done [...]' 'Or you can open yourself to it completely,; I say.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Everything that's happened has brought me here, to this place, with this knife in my hand, and something worth saving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

A book… it’s a world all on its own too. A world made of words, where you live for a while.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

I remember the ache I used to feel when she got too close, how it felt like grief, how it felt like a loss, like I was falling, falling into nothing, how it clenched me up and made me want to weep, made me actually weep.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

He was still alive. Which was the worst thing that could have happened.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

And I know it - I know it in my heart - Right now - Todd Hewitt - There's nothing we can't do together -

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

TODD!" I yell again and I reach him and his Noise opens even farther and wraps around me like a blanket and I'm grabbing him to me, grabbing him to me like I'll never let him go and he calls out in pain but his other arm is grabbing me back - "I thought you were dead," he's saying, his breath on my neck. "I thought you were dead." "Todd," I say and I'm crying and the only thing I can say is his name. "Todd.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Limitations can be hugely creative and hugely inspiring - so long as they are the ones you choose for yourself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

That's another thing about Noise. Everything that's ever happened to you just keeps right on talking, for ever and ever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

As to how you'll help me," he says. "Well, we have met the Answer, have we not?" He turns back to look at us, his eyes glinting. "It's time for them to meet the Ask.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

Cuz how do you know yer alive if you don't hurt?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

They're your parents. They're meant to love you because. Never in spite.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

I'll find you- Keep calling for me, Viola- Cuz here I come.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

And the pain is too much it’s too much it’s too much and my hands are on my head and I’m rearing back and my mouth is open in a never-ending wordless wail of all the blackness that’s inside of me.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Patrick Ness

Who am I? I am the spine that the mountains hang upon! I am the tears that the rivers cry! I am the lungs that breathe the wind! I am the wolf that kills the stag, the hawk that kills the mouse, the spider that kills the fly! I am the stag, the mouse and the fly that are eaten! I am the snake of the world devouring its tail! I am everything untamed and untameable!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

So we forgive each other?" The crooked smile climbs up one more time. "Again?" And I look right into his eyes, right into him as far as I can see, because I want him to hear me, I want him to hear me with everything I mean and feel and say. "Always," I say to him. "Every time.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

villages grew into towns, towns into cities. And people began to live on the earth rather than within it.

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 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Cept for Ben, who I can’t describe much further without seeming soft and stupid and like a boy, so I won’t, just to say that I never knew my pa, but if you woke up one day and had a choice of picking one from a selecshun, if someone said, here, then, boy, pick who you want, then Ben wouldn’t be the worst choice you could make that morning.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

I don't want to die. I want to live. I want to live long enough so I can really live.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Patrick Ness

You are keeping the possibility [of peace] open. No wise leader would do anything less

By Anonym 13 Sep

Patrick Ness

Girls are small and polite and smiley. They wear dresses and their hair is long and it’s pulled into shapes behind their heads or on either side.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Patrick Ness

What happens to you when you get older? Do you just forget everything from before you turned eighteen? Do you make yourself forget?

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

There was once an invisible man, the monster continued, though Conor kept his eyes firmly on Harry, who had grown tired of being unseen. Conor set himself into a walk. A walk after Harry. It was not that he was actually invisible, the monster said, following Conor, the room volume dropping as they passed. It was that the people had become used to not seeing him. "Hey!" Conor called. Harry didn't turn around. Neither did Sully nor Anton, though thet were still sniggering as Conor picked up his pace. And if no one sees you, the monster said, picking up its pace, too, are you really there at all? "HEY!" Conor called loudly. The dining hall had fallen silent now, as Conor and the monster moved faster after Harry. Harry who had still not turned around. Conor reached him and grabbed him by the shoulder, twisting him round. Harry pretended to question what had happened, looking hard at Sully, acting like he was the one who'd done it. "Quit messing about," Harry said and turned away again. Turned away from Conor. And then one day the invisible man decided, the monster said, its voice ringing in Conor's ears, I will make them see me. "How?" Conor asked, breathing heavily again, not turning back to see the monster standing there, not looking at the reaction of the room to the huge monster now in the midst, though he was aware of nervous murmurs and a strange anticipation in the air. "How did the man do it?" Conor could feel the monster close behind him, knew that it was kneeling, knew that it was putting its face up to his ear to whisper into in, to tell him the rest of the story. He called, it said for a monster.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Midnight passes and I'm twenty-five days and a million years from becoming a man.

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 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Me and Todd? Together against the Mayor?" She smiles. "He doesn't stand a chance.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Patrick Ness

Stories are important...They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Patrick Ness

It just felt like she'd been born with a small flaw, right at the centre of herself, a flaw somehow too shameful to be shown to anyone else, so she'd spent her life building a carapace around it to keep it hidden. Inevitably, the carapace became her true self, a fact she could never quite see, a fact that might have offered relief. Because all she knew was the truth deep inside of her, the little something wrong no one else could ever, ever know. And if that wasn't the real her, then what was? At her core, she was broken, and life was just one long attempt to distract people from noticing.