D. J. MacHale quotes

  • There are no simple answers in life. There is a good and bad in everyone and everything. No decision is made without consequence. No road is taken that doesn't lead to another. What's important is that those roads always be kept open, for there's no telling what wonder they might lead to.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Taken #Simple #Decision

  • Even at the end of the road, read the first sentence, there is a road. Even at the end of the road, a new road stretches out, endless and open, a road that may lead anywhere. To him who will find it, there is always a road.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #May #Firsts #Ends

  • To write, you need to find what you love.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Writing #Needs

  • It is much more fun to write about villains then heroes. The villains are the ones that think out the scheme, and the heroes just kind of come along for the ride.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Fun #Hero #Writing

  • Next time you wish to feed me poison, warn me first," Loor demanded. (The Merchant of Death)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Wish #Firsts #Poison

  • Looks like it's time to liven up this dead little town!" - Saint Dane (The Reality Bug)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Reality #Bugs #Towns

  • If I fall out, pull this ring? What happens then? I sprout wings and fly?" -Spader in "The Never War
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #War #Fall #Wings

  • Siry answered with one simple, shattering word. "Veelox.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Simple #Shattering

  • Not just chubby fat, I'm talkin' gordo
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Fats

  • I guess this means that our conflict is finally over. Perhaps we should celebrate." – Saint Dane Perhaps you should bite me." Bobby
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Mean #Saint #Conflict

  • Can I ask you a question?" "I'd be disappointed if you didn't." "How many of those suits do you have? Do you like, send them to the laundry, or throw them out and put on a new one when it gets all gamey?" - Bobby talking to Saint Dane, RR
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Talking #Saint #Suits

  • Nights were the worst. I'd try to get some sleep, only to be thrown out of bed and dragged out into the compound for another game of "Let's whack Bobby in the dark!" - Bobby Pendragon, RoZ
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Sleep #Dark #Night

  • Never make the first move." - Loor (The Rivers of Zadaa)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Moving #Rivers #Firsts

  • My feelings for you run very deep." - Loor Not deep enought, I guess." - Bobby (The Rivers of Zadaa)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Running #Rivers #Feelings

  • That Loor's a handful, she is." - Spader (Black Water)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Water #Black

  • Who's Heinz and what's an accordion?" -Spader
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Accordions

  • Mark: When did you learn to drive? Courtney: About three seconds ago.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Three #Mark

  • I see you brought along your violent little girlfriend. What a nice surprise!" - Saint Dane (The Reality Bug)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Girlfriend #Nice #Reality

  • And so we go.' It's my way of saying that I'm prepared for the next adventure. The next chapter. The next challenge. Whatever comes my way, I'm ready for it. Because that truly is the way it was meant to be...
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Adventure #Challenges #Way

  • Damon Scares me,' Maggie said. 'Maybe you should do what he wants.' 'Can't.' 'Why not?' 'Because he killed me. That kind of pisses me off
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Scare #Why Not #Want

  • where is here, when is now??
    -- D. J. MacHale

  • Whenever you look back and say "if" you know you're in trouble. There is no such thing as "if". The only thing that matters is what really happened.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Looks #Matter #Trouble

  • I'm the terrorist, do what I say or I'll terrorize you.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Terrorist

  • Defeat is most devastating at the moment of victory" Saint Dane
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Victory #Saint #Defeat

  • I was disappointed in Coop. He hated being bored and so did I. He was always looking for different things to do and coming up with new adventures that kept us moving. That was his job. Trolling for girls at the beach was okay by me, but I didn't want it to be our sole focus. Besides, the girls I liked had more interesting things to do than spend every waking moment sitting around at the beach comparing tans.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Girl #Beach #Jobs

  • I was exhausted. Fighting to save the universe will do that.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Fighting #Exhausted #Universe

  • Mine would be, "We will stand together, he and I. One in victory, one in shame. Only then can I truly own the power of Halla. How sweet the moment of revelation will be, when he learns that he handed it to me." -SD the Pilgrims of Rayne
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Sweet #Victory #Together

  • Oh yeah, and Spader was hanging out with a penguin" -Bobby Pendragon
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Penguins #Yeah #Hanging Out

  • You'd better put sunblock on that skeleton head of yours. You're gonna fry." -Bobby
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Skeletons #Sunblock

  • If you work hard doing the wrong job, is it really work? Or is it some kind of fakery?
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Jobs #Hard Work #Kind

  • You can't have pride without humility. Aggression without tolerance. Strength without compassion. Power without restraint.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Humility #Pride #Compassion

  • You want to kill me, don't you? And here I thought you and your friends were so righteous. You are just as capable of evil as anyone. Perhaps more so. Yet you believe your brand of evil is justified, so long as it serves your own misguided purposes." --Saint Dane
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Believe #Long #Evil

  • I met Pendragon when I made the journey to the far desert. He is from the tribe known as...as..." Loor was scrambling. Bokka didn't know about the Travelers. I had to bail her out. Yankees," I said. "The Yankees tribe." Hey, what can I say? It was the first thing that came to mind. "It's a strong tribe," I added. "Respected by all...except for our mortal enemies, the Sox tribe. They hate us. Especially the Red ones. Cannibals. Nasty characters.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Strong #Hate #Character

  • Aja gave Loor an up and down once-over. She then said, "Is Loor a man's name or a woman's name?" Ouch. Loor answered, "It is the name of a legendary hero on Zadaa. A woman." Really?" Aja said. "What did she do that was so heroic?" She killed her enemies and ate them.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Hero #Men #Names

  • The two circled around the back of the house, making sure that nobody saw them. Once inside, they found Patrick right where they had left him, sitting in front of Mark's computer. The only difference was that he was surrounded by bags of Doritos and cans of Mountain Dew. He looked up at them with wild eyes. You okay?" Courtney asked. I'm fantastic!" Patrick exclaimed. "This sugary drink is incredible!" Swell," Courtney remarked sarcastically. "He's wired on Dew.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Eye #Two #Differences

  • Perhaps you should bite me", Bobby Pendragon.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Should #Bite Me #Pendragon

  • In my few short years I learned that seeing what's positive about a situation is a lot more fun and gets you a lot further than looking for what might be wrong with it.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Fun #Years #Might

  • I saw the horrible way that people could treat each other. That may be the saddest thing of all. I saw greed and anger and murder and a total lack of concern for human life. It was a wicked side of the human soul that I saw... and it saddened me to know that such a dark place existed.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Dark #People #Greed

  • I love you Mark..." Courtney, PoR. I love you too Courtney..." Mark, PoR.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Love You #Mark #I Love You Too

  • There will be no more protest. No more dissension. No more violence. There will be only one voice. The voice of Ravinia. The voice of Halla. Your voice." "There goes freedom of speech." I said Alexnder Naymeer and Bobby Pendragon, Raven Rise, Page 458
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Ravens #Voice #Freedom Of Speech

  • Spader and I were nearly killed. Three times. We were also robbed and witnessed a gruesome murder. Happy birthday to me!
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Three #Murder

  • I really suggest the Pendragon series to all readers unless you are afraid of gore!
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Reader #Pendragon

  • At least I thought it was a wall. It sure felt like one. It was hard. It was flat. It stretched out on either side of me. You know... wall.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Wall #Sides #Flats

  • Max Rose: Vo? What kind of name is that? Spader: What kind of name is Rose? Isn't that some kind of flower?
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Flower #Names #Rose

  • What exactly is a french before it's fried?
    -- D. J. MacHale

  • Now it was just the three of us: the leader, the warrior, and the kid about to wet his pants. Guess who I was.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Witty #Kids #Warrior

  • I hate clowns. I've mentioned that, right?
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Hate #I Hate #Clown

  • Because this is the way things are meant to be.(Press Tilton)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Way #Meant To Be

  • There are two types of people in this world. People who hate clowns...and clowns. (Bobby Pendragon)
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Hate #Two #People

  • Before I can face the future, I must first deal with the past.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Past #Faces #Firsts

  • It wasn't that I didn't trust Mark's flying, it was just that, okay, I didn't trust Mark's flying.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Flying #Mark #Okay

  • We took the elevator back down from the first observation level of the Eiffel Tower and started walking in he direction of the Taj Mahal
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Taj Mahal #Towers #Levels

  • I have a sudden urge to pee.- Spader
    -- D. J. MacHale

  • There were eleven of us. Each more different than the next. All with the same mindset. Things weren't the way they were meant to be. It was our job to make things right. We were the soldiers of Halla. It was time for us to take it back.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Jobs #Soldier #Way

  • Riggedy riggedy white Come and spend the night We'll play some games Some wild some tame Cause if you will, you might. By, Laberge
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Night #White #Games

  • I've made mistakes. More than my share. Hopefully, I've learned from them, but can't guarentee anything. There's only one thing I can promise. I'm taking this to the end." -Bobby Pendragon
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Mistake #Promise

  • Seriously. Dados bounce." Bobby in Raven Rise
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Ravens

  • Dont you know... I'm the boggyman."-St. Dane
    -- D. J. MacHale

  • Do you know how hard it is to gather seventy thousand people? Especially people who are confused and scared that they might be eaten by hungry dinosaurs?
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Confused #People #Dinosaurs

  • I'm sorry I hurt your hand...with my face." -Bobby Pendragon
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Hurt #Sorry #Hands

  • I went to the four levers. None of them were marked. There was only one way to figure out which one was the right one. I had to call upon all my Traveler experience and special powers to figure it out. It's called...Eenie, meenie, miney...mo!" -Bobby Pendragon
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Special #Four #Levers

  • If I weren't already dead, I'd have to kill myself just so I could roll over in my grave.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Graves

  • We may have been like needles in a hay stack, but they were like needles . . . in a stack of needles
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Hay #May #Needles

  • I stood on the street, staring up at the most normal-looking house in the world. My house. I'd lived there my entire life. It was home. It was safe. It was haunted. The only other explanation was that I was demented. I couldn't say which I was rooting for.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Home #House #Normal

  • I felt as if I learned a few things. I learned that it's sometimes okay to think like a weenie, so long as you don't act like one—at least not all the time. I learned that it's okay to be wrong, as long as you can admit it and are willing to listen to those who may know better.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Thinking #Long #May

  • My life is an ongoing, ever changing adventure.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Adventure #Ongoing #Life Is

  • The history of each and every territory is written in the blood of those who died trying to fulfill the aspirations of their ambitious leaders.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Blood #Leader #Trying

  • I knew what Saint Dane was sensing. I knew why he was confused. he thought I was done. He thought we were done. He was wrong, and that's what he was sensing. He felt our presence. I figured I might as well confirm things for him. "Pendragon, don't--," Patrick warned. I stepped out fron behind the pillar into the light. "Man, that suit is just wicked cool!" I called out.
    -- D. J. MacHale

    #Confused #Men #Light