Kami Garcia quotes

  • I had never been this mad at her before. It was one thing to be attacked by someone you hated, but this was something else. This was the kind of hurt that could only be inflicted by someone you loved, who you thought loved you. It was sort of like being stabbed from the inside out.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Heartbreak #Hurt #Mad

  • I'm just the librarian. I can only give you the books. I can't give you the answers.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Book #Giving #Answers

  • We don't get to chose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Truth #Choices

  • In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Dark #Light

  • You're incredibly, absolutely, extremely, supremely, unbelievably different.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Different

  • In one moment I was feeling everything and I was feeling nothing.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Feelings #Moments

  • Lena's hair was sticking out in about fifteen directions, and her eyes were all small and puffy from crying. So this was what girls looked like in the morning. I had never seen one, not up close.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Girl #Morning #Eye

  • Who burns me and shocks me and shatters me with a single touch.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Shock

  • Jewelry, I'm telling you. It's a thing. And love. And maybe danger.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #And Love #Jewelry #Danger

  • I didn't want to choose one world. I wanted to be part of both. I didn't want to see only one side of the sky. I wanted to see it all.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Sky #World #Want

  • I couldn't look at her. I'd been jealous and hurt, and I had dragged Liv into the middle of my own broken mess of a life. All because I thought Lena didn't love me anymore. But I was stupid, and I was wrong. Lena loved me so much, she was willing to risk everything to save me. I had given up on Lena, after she had refused to give up on me. I owed her my life. It was as simple as that.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Hurt #Giving Up #Stupid

  • I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I'll never love you any less than I do, right this second.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #I Love You #Romantic

  • The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Life #Inspire #Beautiful Creatures

  • If a girl says not to get her a birthday present that means get me a birthday present and make sure it's jewelry.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Happy Birthday #Girl #Mean

  • High school sucked. It was a universal truth, and whoever said these were supposed to be the best years of your life was probably drunk or delusional.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #School #Years #Drunk

  • The library was home away from home to my mom, and my family. We had spent every Sunday afternoon there since I was a little boy, wandering around the stacks, pulling out every book with a picture of a pirate ship, a knight, a soldier, or an astronaut. My mom used to say, "This is my church, Ethan. This is how we keep the Sabbath holy in our family.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Mom #Book #Home

  • She was my destination. I was always on the way to Lena, even when I wasn't. Even when she wasn't on her way to me.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Way #Destination

  • I guess that’s the thing about a hero’s journey. You might not start out a hero, and you might not even come back that way. But you change, which is the same as everything changing. The journey changes you, whether or not you know it, and whether or not you want it to.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Hero #Journey #Want

  • Old things are better than new things, because they've got stories in them, Ethan.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Old Things #Stories

  • Dig deep. Find your way to your soul.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Soul #Way #Dig Deep

  • The story you are afraid to write is usually the one you are meant to tell.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Writing #Stories

  • words same as always same as nothing when nothing is the same
    -- Kami Garcia

  • So why did I think about her every second? Why was I so much happier the minute I saw her? I felt like maybe I knew the answer, but how could I be sure? I didn't know, and I didn't have any way to find out. Guys don't talk about stuff like that. We just lie under the pile of bricks.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Lying #Thinking #Guy

  • His eyes softened. I thought maybe he pitied me, but it was something else. "Ultimately, it will be your burden to bear. It's always the Mortal who bears it. Trust me, I know." "I don't trust you and you're wrong. We aren't too different." "Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures." He was talking to me, but it didn't feel like he was talking about me anymore. "I apologize for the intrusion. I'll leave you to your sleep.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Beautiful #Sleep #Eye

  • I'm not even sure we remembered to kiss. What we had went deeper than a kiss
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Kissing #Deeper #Remembered

  • bent like the branches of a tree broken like the pieces of my heart cracked like the seventeenth moon shattered like the glass in the window the day we met
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Heart #Moon #Glasses

  • Maybe all crows were just creepy.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Creepy #Crow

  • I smiled at her, but she was already lost in thought, looking around the library as if it held all the answers to all our problems.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Library #Answers #Problem

  • we love what we love and who we love who we love and why we love why we love and find a falling shoelace knotted and strung between the fingers of strangers
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Fall #Funny Relationship #Stranger

  • In death, lie. In living, cry. Carry me home to remember to be remembered.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Lying #Home #Remember

  • I love her beyond the universe and back. I love her from this world to the next.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #World #Next #This World

  • Everything about me remembers everything about you
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Remember

  • Ethan thought he was doing the right thing. He knew it was crazy. And he didn’t want to go, but he had to anyway. Ethan was like that. Even if he was dead. He saved the world, but he shattered mine. What now?
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Crazy #World #Want

  • falling not flying one lost muddy shoe like the lost worlds between me and you
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Fall #Shoes #Flying

  • There is a point. I don't know what it is, but everything I've had, and everything I've lost, and everything I felt-it meant something. Maybe there isn't a meaning to life. Maybe there's only a meaning to living. That's what I've learned. That's what I'm going to be doing from now on. Living. And loving, as sappy as it sounds
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Sound #Lost

  • Laws of physics laws of love of time and space and the (in)between place (in)between you and me and where we are lost and looking looking and lost
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Space #Law #Physics

  • Your bird drinks whiskey and eats tobacco?" The old man frowned."Just be lad he doesn't like eatin' scrawny boys that don't know their way 'round the Otherworld.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Men #Boys #Bird

  • surrounded by strangers who love me (un)strangers made strange by pain
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Pain #Strange #Stranger

  • Flying or falling, it's up to us.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Fall #Flying

  • Oblivion eyes on a cereal box, the warm blinds of a father lost and last to know lost and last to love last boy lost you can't see even a bubble once it's popped
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Father #Eye #Boys

  • red plastic rain her tears stain
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Rain #Tears #Red

  • I am a friend. I have in my possession two thousand assorted buttons, eight hundred keys, and only one friend. Perhaps it is not something you can understand. I have not often been one before. I will be now.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Two #Keys #Eight

  • And you couldn’t control who you loved, even if you wanted to. That had been Genevieve’s problem with Ethan Carter Wate. It had been Uncle Macon’s problem with Lila, Link’s with Ridley. Probably even Ridley’s with Link. Love was how all these knots started to unravel in the first place.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Uncles #Firsts #Links

  • I wanted to find a place to hide from all of it, where the nightmares and the rivers and reality couldn't find me. For me, that place was always inside a book.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Book #Reality #Rivers

  • I may have been a Wayward, but my way was full of people who loved me. They were the only way I knew
    -- Kami Garcia

    #People #May #Way

  • They shouldn't call death passing on. They should call it leveling up. Because the game only got harder once I lost. And I was more than a little worried it had only just begun.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Games #Littles #Worried

  • As I followed him along the sharp black stones, I could hear Link's voice in my head. "Bad move, man. He's gonna kill you, stuff you, and add you to his collection of idiots who followed him back to his creepy cave
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Moving #Men #Voice

  • I need to talk to Lena" There it was. I'd finally said it. The one thing that had kept me from being able to exhale all day. The thing that had made me feel like I couldn't sit down, like I couldn't stay. Like I had to get up and go somewhere, even if I had nowhere to go.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Needs #Able #Nowhere To Go

  • You watch yourself. One day you're going to pick a hole in the sky and the universe is gonna fall right through. Then we'll all be in a fix
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Fall #Sky #One Day

  • What did you do to Amma?" "I was late to school." He studied my face. I studied his. "Number 2?" I nodded. "Sharp?" "Started out sharp and then she sharpened it.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #School #Numbers #Number 2

  • And you can look up just about anything, even dirty pictures. Every now and again, the dirtiest pictures you ever saw would pop up on the screen. Imagine!
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Dirty #Looks #Saws

  • Who can judge the judge?
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Judging #Beautiful Chaos

  • Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Teaching #Heart #Suffering

  • There were only two kinds of people in our town. ―The stupid and the stuck- ―The ones who are bound to stay or too dumb to go. Everyone else finds a way out.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Stupid #Two #People

  • Don’t spit down my back and tell me it’s raining.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Rain #Spit

  • There’s something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are. The stars look like they’re so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can’t. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Life #Stars #Dark

  • We are given to the great, for great purpose, to great ends. We are given to the grave, for grave purposes, to grave ends.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Purpose #Ends #Graves

  • the wheel of fate crushes us all
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Crush #Fate #Wheels

  • Lies, lies are the place where darkness grows.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Lying #Darkness #Grows

  • Obviously the whole Wayward thing hasn't been explained to you properly. You don't have any superpowers. You can't leap over tall buildings in a single bound or fight Dark Casters with your magic cat. Basically, you're a glorified tour guide who's no better equipped to face a bunch of Dark Casters than Mary P. over here -Ridley
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Cat #Dark #Fighting

  • I watched the way they looked at each other. Any idiot could see they were in love, even if they were the only two idiots who couldn't.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Two #Way #Idiot

  • Power is neither good nor evil.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Evil

  • Loneliness is holding the one you love When you know you might never hold him again. Even lost in the darkness My heart will find you The soul die at the hand of the one who carries it. If I could find a place to run away Hidden safely, I would be there today. The darkest daylight finds me.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Running #Loneliness #Heart

  • The more I learned about the world I thought I knew and all the ones I didn't, the more everything threaded together, leading everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Together #World

  • There are lots of things we choose not to see. Doesn't mean they aren't there, even if we wish they weren't.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Mean #Wish

  • Was it really so far-fetched to think that words had a way of shaping a person's whole life?
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Thinking #Way #Whole Life

  • Nothing was ever how you wanted it to be. Not anymore. Not for me.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Wanted

  • Was it worth it? Feeling better for a minute or two, knowing that the cold would still be out there waiting?
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Feel Better #Knowing #Two

  • I'd never really thought past the whole dying-for-the-sake-of-the-world part of things. When you're alive, you don't dwell on how you're going to spend your time once you're dead. You just figure you're gone, and the rest will pretty much take care of itself.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Past #Dying #World

  • Even when I didn't know anything else about where I was or what I was supposed to be doing. You were my Wayward, even then. Everything always brought me back to you. Everything.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Doing You

  • Nightmares end. That's how you know they're nightmares.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Nightmare #Ends

  • A Seer's moon, a Siren's tears, Nineteen Mortal, Wayward fears, Incubus graves and Caster rivers, The Final Page the End delivers.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Moon #Rivers #Tears

  • There is a point. I don't know what it is, but everything I've had, and everything I've lost, and everything I felt—it meant something.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Lost

  • Maybe there isn't a meaning to life. Maybe there's only a meaning to living.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Meaning Life

  • A kiss that was every bit as big and every bit as small as a kiss can be.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Kissing #Bigs

  • What we had went so much deeper than a kiss. When we were together, she turned me completely inside out. It didn't matter if we were dead or alive. We could never be kept apart. There were some things more powerful than worlds or universes. She was my world, as much as I was hers. What we had, we knew. The poems are all wrong. It's a bang, a really big bang. Not a whimper. And sometimes gold can stay. Anybody who's ever been in love can tell you that.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Powerful #Kissing #Together

  • Arelia looked up at Macon. "It's not the house that protects her. It's the boy. I've never seen anything like it. No Caster can come between them.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Boys #House #Protect

  • And have her back by midnight. " "Is that some powerful Caster hour?" "No. It's her curfew.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Powerful #Midnight #Hours

  • I was a fine arts major in college, and a painter for many years. And I found that, like writing, art is very similar.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Art #Writing #College

  • I only assumed those dresses were costumes, based on the garish nature of the plumage.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Dresses #Costumes

  • ...south of Somewhere and north of Nowhere...
    -- Kami Garcia

  • Sometimes things aren't what they seem and even a Seer can't see what's commin'.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Sometimes

  • You're not the only one falling
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Fall #Lena Duchannes

  • I stared at the creased map on my wall, the thin green line connecting all the places I had read about. There they were, all the cities of my imaginary future, held together with tape and marker and pins. In six months, a lot had changed. There was no thin green line that could lead me to my future anymore. Just a girl.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Girl #Wall #Cities

  • ...you cannot punish a wet child for the rain.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Children #Rain

  • Ethan Wate: What I can't figure is, you go to church everyday, how do you believe in all of this and still believe in God? Amma: God created all things didn't he? Only man will decide which ones is mistakes. - Beautiful Creatures
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Beautiful #Mistake #Believe

  • It was a promise she knew I might not be able to keep. But I made it anyway because I was going to find a way to make it true.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Promise #Might #Able

  • It was pretty obvious Lena wanted to be asked. Another mysterious thing about girls- they want to be asked to stuff even if they don't want to go.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Girl #Want #Stuff

  • Good for you, Ethan." That's what my poor mama would've said. Ma'am.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Mama #Poor #Said

  • Darkness, true darkness, is something more than lack of light.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Light #Darkness

  • The stuffs you're good at and the stuffs you're bad at are just different parts of the same thing. Same goes for people you love and the people you don't. And the people who love you and the people who don't. The only thing that mattered was that you cared about a few people.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Love You #People #Different

  • I don't want ta hear that kinda dirty talk comin' from you." "What, fanny? Fanny fanny fanny!
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Dirty #Want #Dirty Talk

  • I would love to say how nice it is to see you again, but that would be a lie. And I am nothing if not honest.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Nice #Lying #Would Be

  • There wasn't enough chocolate in the world to make this better.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Chocolate #World #Enough

  • I start with a beat sheet, which is more of an abbreviated outline. It hits all the major plot points. From there, I move to note cards. But the most important part of my process is my inspiration board.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Moving #Inspiration #Important

  • The beginning of a book is always the hardest part for me. I'm a Chapter 3 kind of writer, which means I naturally start at Chapter 3.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Book #Mean #Kind

  • Writing a book is hard. It turns out, writing a second book is twice as hard.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Book #Writing #Turns

  • Fate decides until challenged by the fated
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Fate

  • You end up taking your sugar with your salt and your kicks with your kisses.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Kissing #Sugar #Salt

  • You're so full of crap, you could pass for a toilet.
    -- Kami Garcia

    #Humorous #Toilets #Crap