Laini Taylor Quotes & Wallpapers

Laini Taylor
Total Quotes: 273


Just then, lit only by the flicker of his wings,the sight of him was so..right somehow. He was right. It made no sense at all, but the feeling flooded through Karou Laini Taylor

In moments Akiva was up in the ether, scarcely feeling the sting of ice crystals in the thin air. He let his glamour fall away, and his wings were like sheets of fire sweeping the black of the heavens. He moved at speed, onward toward another human city to find another doorway bitter with the devil's magic, and after that another, until all bore the black handprint....Once all the doors were marked, the end would begin. And it would begin with fire. Laini Taylor

Creatures with no dreams of their own can do naught but destroy the dreams of others. Laini Taylor

Once upon a time, there were two moons, who were sisters. Nitid was the goddess of tears and life, and the sky was hers. No one worshipped Ellai but secret lovers. Laini Taylor

Your heart is not wrong. Your heart is your strength. You don't have to be ashamed. Laini Taylor

What are we fighting for? What are we killing for? What do you see when you look into the future? Laini Taylor

Hazael rose from his knees. It had to take extraordinary effort, yet somehow he managed a version of his lazy smile when he said, "You know, I've always wanted to be a bath attendant. You should take me instead. I'm nicer than my sister." Jael returned the lazy smile. "You're not my type." "Well, you're not anybody's type," said Hazael. "No, wait. I take it back. My sword says she'd like to know you better." "I'm afraid I must deny her the pleasure. I've been kissed by swords before, you see." "I may have noticed. Laini Taylor

As long as you're alive, there's always a chance things will get better. Laini Taylor

Which is what one always hopes will happen: for life to take over and be bigger and more marvelous than what we can dream up on our own. Life does' need magic to be magical. (But a little bit sure doesn't hurt.) Laini Taylor

It's easy to get published once you have written a really good book and the hard part, 99 percent of what you need to worry about, is really finishing it. Laini Taylor

We are the beginning ... We always have been. This time, let it be more than a beginning. Laini Taylor

...something was starting to take shape, out of magic and will. Smoke and bone. Laini Taylor

Skip meeting him? The butterflies, the pounding heart, the blushing? The part where you enter each other's magnetic fields for the first time, and it's like invisble lines of energy are drawing you together- Laini Taylor

We only get to be one person; we don't even get to choose that person. By the time we get ahold of ourselves, we are pieces already in play. Laini Taylor

She had a sadness that was so deep, but it still could turn to light in a second,and when I saw her smile I wondered what it would be like to make her smile. I thought...I thought it would be like the discovery of smiling. Laini Taylor

How much does your life have to suck to want the Apocalypse? Laini Taylor

She knocked and waited, because when the door was opened from within, it had the potential to lead someplace quite different. Laini Taylor

You mean he came to your school? The scandalous rodent-loaf! Laini Taylor

This, she thought, isn't just for today. It's for everything. For the heartache that still felt like a punch in the gut each time it struck, fresh as new, at unpredictable moments; for the smiling lies and the mental images she couldn't shake; for the shame of having been so naive. For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve-like the soul's version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable. Laini Taylor

Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic. Laini Taylor

He wanted to tell her that everything he had done he had done because he was broken, because watching her die had destroyed him, but there was no way to say it that didn't sound like he was trying to pin the blame outside himself Laini Taylor

You have only to begin, Lir. Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. We can't expect the world to be better than we make it. Laini Taylor

Light coursed through Karou and darkness chased it-burning through her, chilling her, shimmer and shadow, ice and fire, blood and starlight, rushing, roaring, filling her. Laini Taylor

The choice I mean is to protect our own innocents from the seraphim, instead of slaughtering theirs." "There are no innocent seraphim, said the wolf." "That's what they say when they kill our children. Laini Taylor

Perhaps Fate laid out your life for you like a dress on a bed, and you could either wear it or go naked. Laini Taylor

Soon, everything else would come rushing at him. Like the ground to a falling man, it would come rushing up and hit him all at once - the place, the company, her words; one implication would lead to another and shatter him - but around that intake of breath the world hung silent and bright, so bright, and Akiva only knew this one thing, and held on to it and wanted to live inside of it and stay there forever. Karou was alive. Laini Taylor

Beauty,' Brimstone had scoffed once. 'Humans are fools for it. As helpless as moths who hurl themselves at fire. Laini Taylor

He wanted to tell her that everything he had done he had done because he was broken, because watching her die had destroyed him, but there was no way to say it that didn't sound like he was trying to pin the blame outside himself Laini Taylor

I was going to say the beginning is the good part, when it's all sparks and sparkles, before they are inevitably unmasked as assholes. Laini Taylor

And there's no better way to thaw a face, as it turns out, than with another face. Laini Taylor

I will do just as you wish,' said no cat ever. Laini Taylor

Cesky Krumlov, the little jewel box of a city in southern Bohemia. Laini Taylor

What does true even mean when it comes to a face? Only souls are true, and when you spill them to the air they melt away ... Laini Taylor

It's all a quilt of fairy tales with a patch here and there of truth. Laini Taylor

When a street musician lowered his violin to inquire, 'Hey lovely, what you got there?' she said, 'Musicians who ask questions,' and kept on dragging. Laini Taylor

It was sadness, lostness, and the worst thing about it was the way it seemed like a default-like it was there all the time, and all her other expressions were just an array of masks she used to cover it up. Laini Taylor

It's not stalking if you don't follow them home, right? Laini Taylor

I start to wonder if I'm being creepy. I mean, I am creeping. Does creep-ing automatically make one creep-y? Or are there dispensations for...romance? I bet all stalkers believe they"re being romantic. I did it for love, officer. Laini Taylor

The two of them were stoic and stone-faced and ten feet apart, currently not even looking at each other, but Zuzana had the impression of a pair of magnets pretending not to be magnets. Which, you know, only works until it doesn't. Laini Taylor

In all that was to happen, there would be that feeling of inevitability and rightness, and the sense that the universe was conspiring in it. It would be easy. Laini Taylor

As for Ellai, she told her sister what had passed, and Nitid wept, and her tears fell to earth and became chimaera, children of regret... Laini Taylor

Love is a luxury." "No. Love is an element." An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on. Laini Taylor

...I said I was sorry." "Be sorry, then. Just be sorry somewhere else. Laini Taylor

So violent. You want to mug and tase everybody these days." "I do," Zuzana agreed. "I swear I hate more poeple every day. Everyone annoys me. If I'm like this now, what am I going to be like when I'm old?" "You'll be the mean old biddy who fires a BB gun at kids from her balcony." "Nah. BBs just rile 'em up. More like a crossbow. Or a bazooka. Laini Taylor

To a new generation of butterflies, hopefully less stupid than last. Maybe they were burgeoning even now in fat little cocoons. Or maybe not. Laini Taylor

Was there any fate more bitter than to get what you long for most, when it's too late? Laini Taylor

Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters. But angels burned the doorways to their world, and she was all alone. Laini Taylor

Kizzy wanted it all so bad her soul leaned half out of her body hungering after it, and that was what drove the goblins wild, her soul hanging out there like an untucked shirt. Laini Taylor

Cats and ghosts both partook of the saucers of milk and that was okay. They consumed different parts of it: the cats its substance, the ghosts its essence, and none went to waste. Laini Taylor

It was Kizzy's first kiss and maybe it was her last and it was delicious. Laini Taylor

You just mingled saliva with the most beautiful boy ever to tread the hallways of Saint Pock's. Saliva. There's DNA in saliva. You're like carrying his cells in your mouth like one of those weird frogs that incubates its eggs in its cheeks Laini Taylor

Infinities are not for casual exploration. You could fall and keep falling. You could get lost. Laini Taylor

Take up a weapon and you become an instrument with as pure a purpose as the weapon itself: to find arteries and open them, limbs and sever them; to take what is alive and deliver it unto death. Laini Taylor

Jael returned the lazy smile. "You're not my type." "Well, you're not anybody's type," said Hazael. "No, wait. I take it back. My sword says she'd like to know you better. Laini Taylor

There are boys you look at and want to touch with your mouth, and there are boys you look at and want to wear one of those surgical masks everyone in China had during bird flu. There are a lot more bird-flu boys at large. Laini Taylor

I want to touch with my mouth. His mouth, with my mouth. Maybe his neck, too. But first things first: Make him aware I exist. It's possible that he is already aware, if only in a 'don't step on the small girl' kind of way. Laini Taylor

He wanted to tell her that everything he had done he had done because he was broken, because watching her die had destroyed him, but there was no way to say it that did' sound like he was trying to pin the blame outside himself Laini Taylor

You have only to begin, Lir. Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. We ca' expect the world to be better than we make it. Laini Taylor

Love affair. Doesn't that sound so middle-aged? And also ill-fated. Like ill-fated is an understood prefix to love affair. Well, ill-fated is fine, as long as it's a meaty and fraught ill-fated love affair, not a pale and insipid one. Laini Taylor

It was a bold, wild life for a faerie - most never even left their forests - but she was a bold, wild lass, and so were her daughter and granddaughter after her, and their place in the world was everywhere and nowhere, like gypsies on wing. No home had they but their caravans and campfires, and no family but the one they'd cobbled together of crows, creatures and kindred souls they'd met on their endless journey round and round the world. Laini Taylor

Head held high, she stepped toward the block and sank to her knees, and it was then that Akiva started to scream. His voice soared over the pandemonium - a scream to scour the souls of all gathered, a sound to drive ghosts from their nests. Laini Taylor

Love makes a person do strange things. Laini Taylor

Was there another life she was meant to be living? At times she felt a keen certainty that there was ? a phantom life, taunting her from just out of reach. A sense would come over her while she was drawing or walking, and once while she was dancing slow and close with Kaz, that she was supposed to be doing something else with her hands, with her legs, with her body. Something else. Something else. Something else. Laini Taylor

You really think joy is easier to come by than pain? What have you had more of? Laini Taylor

The thing is, you throw brains and souls into an animal and stir, you don't really know what you're going to get. Laini Taylor

Stars got tangled in her hair whenever she played in the sky. Laini Taylor

The sooner you learn to finish things, and as a matter of course finish your creative endeavors, the better. It took me a long time to learn that. Laini Taylor

The main thing I've learned is that we all have to learn to work with - and appreciate - the brain we've been given, and not waste time wishing things were easier. Laini Taylor

But he is pretty. God, I hope he's not an asshole. Do you think there's any chance he's both non-orifice and single? I mean, seriously. What are the chances? Laini Taylor

Like mold on books, grow myths on history. Laini Taylor



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