J.R. Ward quotes

  • Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Couple #Fate #Trying

  • I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Found

  • Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Love #Inferiority #World

  • You're looking at that chick like you want to roll her up in a taco and put your hot sauce all over her.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Hot #Want #Sauce

  • Fine, dandy, she thought. Then lose the shirt, peel off those leather pants, and lie down on my tile. We'll take turns being on the bottom.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Lying #Tiles #Pants

  • Mary frowned. A vampire doctor. Talk about exploring your alternative therapies.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Doctors #Vampire #Alternatives

  • From one king to another, know that I'm giving you the middle finger right now." And he was, with a smile.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Kings #Giving #Middle Finger

  • For him , life was a coin that had disaster on one side and waiting for disaster on the other
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Waiting #Coins #Sides

  • Hey, no offense, but do you mind if you put both your palms where I can see ’em?
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Mind #Ems #Hey

  • Hey, what are you doing, little one? You want more? You are just too much . . . you . . . oh, no . . . not the quivering lip . . . oh, no.” Nalla let out a giggle. “Outrageous! You want more, and you know you’re going to get what you want because of The Lip. Jeez, you’ve got your father wrapped around your little finger, don’t you.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Father #Too Much #Lips

  • You are so beautiful, he mouthed. But of course she couldn’t see his lips. Guess he was going to have to show her.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Beautiful #Lips #Shows

  • There came a time in everyone’s life when they realized that in spite of how hard they’d been running from themselves, everywhere they went, there they were: Addictions and compulsions were nothing but marching bands of distraction, masking truths that were unpleasant, but ultimately undeniable.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Running #Addiction #Band

  • Among the problems with shame was that it in fact did not make you shorter or quieter or less visible. You just felt like you were.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Facts #Problem #Shame

  • I'm not broken, I'm ruined. Do you understand the difference? With broken maybe you can fix things. Ruined? All you can do is wait to bury me.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Differences #Broken #Waiting

  • You've always had me ... and my heart. My soul. Everything. I wish it hadn't taken this long for me to man up.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Taken #Heart #Men

  • ...He palmed up the life Alert. Death Alert was more like it: Help, I haven't fallen and I'm standing up-can you come and rectify this problem? - Isaac
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Helping #Problem #Rectify

  • I love you. And I'm going to keep loving you even after you don't know I exist.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Love You #Loving You #Lover Unbound

  • Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Bisexual #Vampire #Kidnapping

  • No, you've got it all wrong, John." Reading his emotions, she shook her head. "You're not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You're twice what anyone else is because you survived.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Reading #Males #Done

  • Qhuinn smiled, baring his fangs. 'Has anyone ever shown you the difference between good touch and bad touch? 'Cause I'd love to demonstrate. We could start right now.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Differences #Causes

  • Take off your coat." "Excuse me?" "Take it off." "No." "I want it off." "Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you. [Vishous to Jane]
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Coats #Want #Helping

  • Some bridges you crossed on your own, no matter who drove you to the edge
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Bridges #Matter

  • Besides, you think I'm not used to hurting? For me, it's home sweet home, my brother.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Sweet #Hurt #Brother

  • Yo, cop. We're heading for Screamer's. You wanna come?" Butch looked up at the doorway. Vishous was in the hall with Rhage and Phury behind him. The vampires had expectant looks on their faces, like they honestly wanted to hang with him. Butch found himself grinning like the new kid who didn't have to sit alone at lunch after all.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Kids #Lunch #Vampire

  • He cleared his throat and reminded himself that if you pissed Her Holiness off, they'd need barbecue tongs to pick up your steaming pieces.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Needs #Pieces #Holiness

  • The male's diamond eyes locked on Payne, and though she hadn't seen him in forever, she knew who he was. Sure as if she was staring at her own reflection. Tears sprang unbidden to her eyes for last she had known, he breathed no longer. "Vishous," she whispered desperately. "Oh, brother mine...
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Brother #Eye #Reflection

  • Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Falling In Love #Ruins #Painful

  • V rolled the Aquafina bottle between his palms. "How long have you wanted to ask me the question? About the gay thing." "For a while." "Afraid of what I'd say?" "Nope, because it doesn't matter to me one way or the other. I'm tight with you whether you like males or females or both." V looked into his best friend's eyes and realized… yeah, Butch wasn't going to judge him. They were cool no matter what. With a curse, V rubbed the center of his chest and blinked. He never cried but he felt as if he could at this moment.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Gay #Judging

  • From out of nowhere, Phury felt an overwhelming tide of guilt, like someone had popped the lid off all his deepest concerns and his fears for the future of the race. He had to respond to it, couldn't bear the pressure. Riding the wave, he found himself saying in a rush, "We live and die for our kind. The species is our first and only concern. We fight every night and count the jars of thelessers we kill. Stealth is the way we protect the civilians. The less they know about us, the safer they are. That is why we disappeared.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Fighting #Night #Race

  • It finally happened, he thought as he burrowed under his shirt and took hold of his heavy cross. All his life he’d wondered why he’d never fallen in love, and now he knew: He’d been waiting for this moment, this woman, this time. The female is mine, he thought. - Manny
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Waiting #Female #Moments

  • Written on the mirror, revealed by the steam, were the words, I love you, Jane.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Love You #Mirrors #Steam

  • Vishous: "...we both would slaughter anything that so much as startled you." Jane: "I'm scared of mice and spiders. But you don't need to use that gun on your hip to blow a hole in a wall if I ran into one, okay? Havaheart traps and rolled newspapers work just as well. Plus, you don't need a Sheetrock patch and plaster job afterward. I'm just saying.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Jobs #Wall #Blow

  • Without his mate to share his life, he was but a screen for events and circumstances to pass through. He was npt even empty, for he was no vessel to hold even the thinnest of air. He lived, though was not truly alive
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Air #Events #Alive

  • You want to poof it or ride back with me?
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Want

  • The Old Language really was beautiful, Blay thought. Staring at the symbols, for one brief, ridiculous moment he imagined his own name across Qhuinn's shoulders, carved into that smooth skin in the manner of the mating ritual. Never going to happen. They were destined to be best friends...which, compared to strangers, was something huge. Compared to lovers? It was the cold side of a locked door.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Beautiful #Names #Doors

  • What is wrong with you ” he whispered “that you care so much about me ” Blay’s sad smile added about a million years to his age lining his face with the kind of knowledge that came only after life kicked you in the nuts a number of times. “What is wrong with you that you can’t see why I would
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Numbers #Years #Nuts

  • See, this was the thing with Qhuinn. He could be out there and he could let his edge get away from him, but he always came back and made you feel like you were the single most important person in the world to him and that he was truly sorry for hurting your feelings.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Hurt #Sorry #Feelings

  • Jane: Focus is important. V: Only if you're a microscope.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Focus #Important #Microscopes

  • The Brotherhood was strong, a unit. a powerful force in their world for good. And so too were the females. Strong. A unit. A powerful force for good in their world.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Strong #Powerful #Brotherhood

  • But then, gifts are like beauty, are they not. It is in the eye of the recipient that they find their seat, not in the hand of the giver.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Hands #Giver

  • As much as we have free choice, absolute destiny is immutable. What is meant to happen does, through one measure or another.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Destiny #Choices #Doe

  • Bad deeds like beauty, are in the eye of the beholder.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Deeds #Beholder

  • Just once" Blay said softly. "Do it just once. So I'll know what it's like.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Said #Qhuinn And Blay

  • How can something so . . . huge happen so fast?
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  • Life was short, no matter how many days you were granted. And people were precious, each and every one, no matter how many you were lucky enough to have in your life. And love... love was worth dying for. Worth living for, too. -Tohrment
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Life And Love #People #Dying

  • [Qhuinn looking a Blay] A tear escaped from that eye . Welling up along the lower lid, it coalesced at the far corner, formed a crystal circle, and grew so fat it couldn’t hold on to the lashes. Slipping free, it meandered downward, getting lost in dark hair at the temple.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Dark #Hair

  • God, I miss you,” he said in a voice that cracked. “Every night. Every day…
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Night #Voice #Missing

  • Payne nailing him in the face woke him up. George brought him back his independence. But Beth handed him his crown.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Independence #Crowns #Faces

  • Sometimes IVs and pills weren’t always the best course of treatment for the injured. Sometimes all you needed was the touch of the one you loved and the sound of their voice and the knowledge that you were home, and that was enough to drag you back from the brink.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Home #Voice #Sound

  • That scent she threw off was not anything by Chanel. Unless they’d recently added a Tragedy line.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Tragedy #Scent #Lines

  • When you were young, you thought time was a burden, something to be discharged as fast as possible so you could be grown-up. But it was such a bait-n-switch – when you were an adult, you came to realize that minutes and hours were the single most precious thing you had.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Bait #Adults #Realizing

  • And love … love was worth dying for. Worth living for, too.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Dying #And Love

  • No stonger allies no greater friends no bigger fighters of honor could a king behould then these assembled afore me mine brothers mine blood
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Brother #Kings #Blood

  • That human, he's a lesser waiting to happen, in my opinion--nothing less, nothing more
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Waiting #Opinion #Humans

  • The smile he gave her was wistful, just a little lift to his mouth. "You are a fighter." ""Yes. Always. And sometimes I'm a whole army.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Army #Mouths #Littles

  • In the center was a tiny handprint in red paint.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Handprints #Red #Tiny

  • Nothing that passes between us will ever be wrong. Come back to me.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Come Back To Me

  • Chaos and love when hand in hand and oh, the glorious grace of the world because of it.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Hands #Grace #And Love

  • Do you think I haven't noticed? You can't wait to be free of me. I drink and then you bolt up, as if you've had to force yourself to endure my presence." She'd started to sob then. "I've always tried to be clean when I come to you. I spend hours in the tub, washing myself. But I cannot find the dirt that you see." -Marissa to Wrath
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Thinking #Wrath #Waiting

  • Man, it was a good thing vampires didn't get cancer. Lately he'd been chain-smoking like a felon.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Cancer #Men #Smoking

  • Then again, he supposed the healing process, in contrast to trauma, was gentle and slow... The soft closing of a door, rather than a slam.- John
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Healing #Doors #Slam

  • Time to the face the music,
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Faces

  • Those deep hazel eyes held his and didn't blink. "You'd be amazed what I would do to keep you alive." Abruptly, V's mouth opened, his breath growing tight. And as the two of them stood chest-to-chest, he knew every inch of his body, felt it all at once.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Two #Body

  • There was both love and despair in his voice. He was truly handicapped when it came to emotions, and falling in love hadn't changed that...
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Falling In Love #Voice #Despair

  • I have no words. Sixteen languages, but no words. -Vishous
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Sixteen #Language #Vishous

  • Vishous screamed. The only thing that was louder was the pop as the hip was relocated, as it were. And the last thing he saw before he checked out of the Conscious Inn & Suites was Jane's head whipping around in a panic. In her eyes was stark terror, as if the single worst thing that she could imagine was him in agony... And that was when he knew that he still loved her.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Agony #Panic

  • Vampire ***** does not go out of style.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Style #Vampire #Doe

  • When Vishous pushed open the door to the exam room, he got a gander at the kind of seating arrangement that made him think fondly of castration.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Thinking #Doors #Rooms

  • All I see are ankles and wrists--and FYI, you're pulling a Mileyfrickin'-Cyrus with that belly flash. Not attractive.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Ankles #Attractive #Flash

  • I wish I were whole. I wish I could have given you youngs, if you'd wanted them and I could conceive them. I wish I could have told you it killed me when you thought I had been with anyone else. I wish I had spent the last year waking up every night and telling you I loved you. I wish I had mated you properly the evening you came back to me from the dead.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Night #Years #Wish

  • You are perfect for a female." "Not where I come from." "Then they're using the wrong standard.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Perfect #Female #Standards

  • Have I mentioned you are the hottest geek I've ever known ?
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Geek #Hottest

  • His cheeks were slick with tears that spilled over his diamond eyes, a ceaseless flow he neither noticed nor appeared to care about. And she had a feeling it was going to be a while before the leaking stopped-an inner artery had been nicked and this was the blood of his heart, spilling out of him, covering him.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Eye #Heart #Blood

  • He screamed for all he had lost...screamed for the half male he was...screamed for Jane...screamed for who his parents were and what he wished for his sister...screamed for what he had forced his best friend to do...He screamed, and screamed until there was no breath, no consciousness, no nothing. No past or present. Not even himself anymore. And in the midst of the chaos, in the strangest way, he became free.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Past #Parent #Way

  • But looking at this closet, so nice and arranged with their crazy lives at rest among these carefully placed clothes and footwear, she felt good about where they were. "Normal" was not a bad things in this lunatic world; it really was. No matter how it happened to be defined.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Crazy #Nice #Clothes

  • You will not live through this if she does not
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Doe #Vishous

  • Yanking his inner manwhore back to the land of polite conversating, he forced his hands to stop
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Hands #Land #Polite

  • Yeah, but going by that cold tone of voice, she had to wonder whether the best-laid plans of mice and vampires, blah, blah, blah...
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Voice #Vampire #Tone

  • He went over to the leathers and picked them up. Nice Catholic boy like him didn't know much about BDSM, but it looked like he was going to learn firsthand. Taking out his cellphone, he hit V, but didn't expect an answer. He guessed GPS was going to have to come in handy once again.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Nice #Boys #Gps

  • Sometimes words were less valuable than the air that carried them when it came to getting close.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Air #Sometimes #Valuable

  • Strong relationships are not rocked by a truth that is grounded by resolute monogamy.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Strong #Brotherhood #Monogamy

  • I'm in love," he said hoarsely. "With someone else. That's why." Qhuinn (Lover Unleashed)
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Lovers #Said

  • Life has gotten in the way of our life.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Way

  • V had a passing thought that she used the word "anyway" like an eraser on a crowded chalkboard. She said it whenever she needed to clear off the things she'd just shared to make room for more.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Rooms #Chalkboards #Used

  • I love you." Z squeezed his eyes shut. "Don't be a tragedy, Bella.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Love You #Eye #Tragedy

  • Thank you for caring for my brother." He took his sunglasses off. And looked at her with total adoration.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Brother #Caring #Sunglasses

  • I'll call you," Manny said. "You do that, my man. You frickin' do that." -Manny to V
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Men #Said

  • To his mind, free will was a privilege, not a right.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Mind #Privilege #Free Will

  • When he frowned again, she was fairly sure that the nomenclature did not please him, and she found herself wishing she had been birthed to other syllables.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Wish #Nomenclature #Found

  • Her perfume or soap or whatever it was reminded him of sandalwood and something else. Oh, right...orgasms.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Soap #Perfume #Sandalwood

  • I'm sorry," Butch croaked. "Oh God, I'm so sorry..." V put his arm out and curled it around the cop. Pulling the male close to his chest, he laid his head down on his buddy's. "It's okay," He said roughly. "It's all right. It's okay...You did the right thing...
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Sorry #Males #Arms

  • The pair of them were staring at the computer screen like two dogs watching animal planet: very focused, but incapable of turning up the volume or changing the channel. -Manny and Butch
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Dog #Animal #Two

  • What are the rules," The cop said. "There are none." Vishous spread his stance and braced himself. "Do whatever you want...but you have to break me. You've got to tear me apart.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Tears #Want #Cop

  • I do not crave this" But he needed it before he became a danger to himself and others.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Danger #Needed #Vishous

  • Love can conquer everything but reality. Which will win every stinking time.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Winning #Reality #Conquer

  • Blay said yet again, that old, familiar voice cutting through all of those years of rejection and judgment, giving him not just a rope of acceptance to hang on to, but a flesh-and-blood hand to lead him out of the darkness of his past... And into a future that didn't require lies or excuses, because what he was, and what they were, was both extraordinary-and not hing out of the ordinary. Love, after all, was universal.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Lying #Cutting #Acceptance

  • In so many ways, he had wanted this his whole life—or at least ever since he’d survived his transition and had any sexual impulse at all. This moment was the culmination of countless daydreams and innumerable fantasies, his secret desire made manifest.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Secret #Desire #Way

  • I think you and he need to talk. And once you do, I won’t have to worry about being jumped like a felon again.” Blay frowned. “He and I have nothing to say to each other—” “With all due respect, the ligature marks around my neck would suggest otherwise.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Thinking #Worry #Needs

  • I love you. You are my heart beating outside of my chest.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Love You #Heart #My Heart

  • Will you get off me!" "But I'm giving you CPR-" "I will die before kissing you, Hollywood." Z tried to sit up, his breathing heavy. "Don't even think about it.
    -- J.R. Ward

    #Kissing #Thinking #Cpr