Lauren Oliver

Raven

Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
If there is a God, he must have gotten tired of watching a long time ago.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
Later, I learned that the Wilds did obey certain rules, did contain a certain kind of order—raw and bare and beautiful.
Only humans are unpredictable.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
Lies are just stories, and stories are all that matter. We all tell stories. Some are more truthful than others, maybe, but in the end the only thing that counts is what you can make people believe.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
Still, her walk is unmistakable: light on her feet, kind of bouncing on her toes, as if she might break into a run at any second.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
Grandma had told me not to get too attached. So many of them don’t make it out here, she’d said. But I was already attached. From the second I found her; from the second I felt the skating pressure of her heartbeat beneath her tiny ribs. I knew she was mine—my job, my duty to protect.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
His secret name, which belongs to me, and to him, and to no one else.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
Love is still hard for me to say sometimes, even when we’re alone, even after all this time.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
Hardly anyone gets to see that side of him. How he speaks in a rush when he’s excited. How he likes to say the word love, over and over.
Love. I love you. I’ll always love you, my love. You are the love of my life.
We keep these things for each other, the deepest parts.
Mizzhas quoted3 years ago
People are like ants: Just a few of them give all the orders. And most of them spend their lives getting squashed
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