Malorie Blackman quotes

  • But remember this if nothing else: I love you more than there are words or stars. I love you more than there are thoughts and feelings. I love you more than there are seconds or moments gone or to come. I love you.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Stars #I Love You More #Feelings

  • Never, ever allow yourself to feel. Feelings kill.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Feelings #Feels

  • Just remember, Callum when you’re floating up and up in your bubble, that bubbles have a habit of bursting. The higher you climb, the further you have to fall’ - Lynette McGregor
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Fall #Floating #Remember

  • Jude's rule number five: Never get to close to anyone or anything that you can't walk away at a moment's notice if you have to. When you have to.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Numbers #Moments #Walks

  • Jude's fourth law: Caring equals vulnerability. Never show either.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Caring #Law #Shows

  • I suppose it doesn't occur to you that I can think the system just as unjust as you do.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Thinking #Unjust

  • When did we stop being people, being human?
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #People #Being Human #Humans

  • One of us... One of them... One of us... One of them... A rhythm playing like train wheels on a circular track -- never ending but going nowhere.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Track #Wheels #Rhythm

  • Because my mum and dad brought me up to believe that people are different but equal. And that I should treat everyone, no matter who, with the same respect I'd like to be shown.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Dad #Believe #People

  • A backup plan means somewhere in my head, I think I might fail and that word is not in my vocabulary. Plus I'm too talented to fail.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Mean #Thinking #Vocabulary

  • The truth isn't going to bend itself to suit you.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Suits

  • Sometimes the things you're convinced you don't want turn out to be the thing you need the most in this world.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Needs #World #Want

  • Five years off my life... I wondered with a wry smile, would people be immortal if they didn't have kids?
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Kids #Years #People

  • Did you love Melanie?" asked Adam unexpectedly. There was no pause before I shook my head. "That's a shame," said Adam. "Why?" "Well, someone as special as your daughter should've been... made with love.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Daughter #Special #Shame

  • I wish... I wish he wasn't quite so ashamed of me. And if he could stop feeling so ashamed of himself, then maybe we might stand a chance.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Feelings #Wish #Might

  • And things go unsaid soon get forgotten
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Forgotten #Unsaid

  • People are people. We'll always find a way to mess up, doesn't matter who's in charge.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #People #Matter #Way

  • And just like that, I'd been assessed and judged. Nurse Fashoda didn't know the first thing about me but she'd taken one look at my face and now she reckoned she knew my whole life story -- what had gone before and what was yet to come.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Taken #Nurse #Faces

  • The point is, you have family and friends who love you. You have a world out there just waiting for you to conquer it. You have a life that will be anything you make it. That's the point.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Love You #Waiting #Family And Friends

  • So why did you want to kiss me?" "We're friends aren't we?" Callum shrugged. I relaxed into a smile. "Of course we are." "And if you can't kiss your friends who can you kiss?" Callum smiled.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Kissing #Want #Kiss Me

  • She stays lost in the middle of her own world somewhere. We can’t get in and she doesn’t come out. Not often anyway, and certainly not for any length of time. But her mind takes her to somewhere kind, I think, to judge by the peaceful, serene look on her face most of the time.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Thinking #Judging #Peaceful

  • That just the way it is. Some things will never change. That's just the way it is. But don't you believe them.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Believe #Way #Never Change

  • I pulled him closer to me, wrapping my arms around him, kissing him just as desperately as he was kissing me. Like if we could just love long enough and hard enough and deep enough, then the world outside would never, could never hurt us.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Hurt #Kissing #Long

  • You're a Nought and I'm a Cross and there's nowhere for us to be, nowhere for us to go where we'd be left in peace...That's why I started crying. That's why I couldn't stop. For all the things we might've had and all the things we're never going to have.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Might #Cry #Crosses

  • Dear God, please let him have heard me. Please. Please. If you're up there. Somewhere.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Dear God #Dear #Heard

  • Don't you know that boys don't cry?' Adam grinned. 'Shall I tell you something I've only recently discovered,' I replied, not attempting to hide the tears rolling down my face and not the least bit ashamed of them. 'Boys don't cry, but real men do.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Real #Boys #Men

  • I hadn't fully realized just how powerful words could be before this. Whoever came up with the saying 'sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me' was talking out of his or her armpit.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Hurt #Powerful #Talking

  • Mrs Bawden yanked me away from the table and dragged me across the food hall. I tried to twist away from her, but she had a grip like a python on steroids.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Python #Twists #Tables

  • But the Good Book said a lot of things. Like 'love thy neighbor' and ' do unto others as you would have them do unto you'. If nothing else, wasn't the message of the Good Book to live and let live? So how could the Crosses call themselves 'God's chosen' and still treat us the way they did?
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Book #Way #Messages

  • The news lies all the time. They tell us what they think we would want to hear.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Lying #Thinking #News

  • Who did it, Sephy?' She repeated. 'Who beat you up? 'Cause whoever it was, I'll kill them.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Causes #Beats

  • Why was it that when noughts committed criminal acts, the fact that they were noughts was always pointed out? The banker was a Cross. The newsreader didn't even mention it.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Bankers #Criminals #Facts

  • I used to comfort myself with the belief that it was only certain individuals and their peculiar notions that spoilt things for the rest of us. But how many individuals does it take before it's not the individuals who are prejudiced but society itself?
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Comfort #Doe #Peculiar

  • D'you ever wonder what it would be like if our positions were reversed?' I ask. At Jack's puzzled look I continue. 'If we whites were in charge instead of you Crosses?' 'Can't say it's ever crossed my mind,' Jack shrugs. 'I used to think about it a lot,' I sigh. 'Dreams of living in a world with no more discrimination, no more prejudice, a fair police force, an equal justice system, equality of education, equality of life, a level playing field...
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Dream #Thinking #Justice

  • He pulls the hood over my head. I try to pull back. I'm not trying to run away. I just want to see her... One last time...
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Running #Trying #Lasts

  • Boys don't cry, but men do.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Boys #Men #Cry

  • The status quo is never news, only challenges to it.
    -- Malorie Blackman

    #Challenges #News #Status Quo