Amanda Hocking quotes

  • This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Doors #Zombie #Bangs

  • Mark my words, Princess,” Loki said. “One day, you’ll be madly in love with me.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Princess #One Day #Madly In Love

  • I don't want only one night. I want all the nights. I want all of you, forever.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Night #Forever #Want

  • I guess what I'm trying to say is that you can't live somebody else's life for them. They have to make their own choices, and sometimes all we can do is learn to live with them.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Choices #Trying #Sometimes

  • Sometimes it seems to me that that’s all my life has been, a series of things that I loved deeply that I could never have.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Sometimes

  • Not all prisons have bars
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Bars #Prison

  • Everything I went through," he said. "For you. It was worth it.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Said #Worth It

  • Tomorrow you will belong to someone else," Finn said. "But tonight, you're with me
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Tonight #Tomorrow #Said

  • This was good, except that now I had two crazed, burning zombies standing between me and the exit, plus another one that wasn’t on fire. I had not thought this plan through at all.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Fire #Two #Zombie

  • His lips brushed against mine. Delicately at first, almost testing to see if this was real.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Real #Firsts #Lips

  • I don't think I've ever really had a home before, not until I met you.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Home #Thinking #Mets

  • There was something almost painful about that, the intensity of being so vulnerable and so intimate with him.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Vulnerable #Painful #Intimate

  • Can I cut off your head?" "Are you asking for my permission?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Cutting #Asking #Permission

  • You know something?" He lifted his head, and when he turned to me, he had this strange look in his eyes. Almost as if he was really seeing me for the first time. "I don't think I ever really lived until this. I've never done anything that mattered before, but now I'm fighting to save my life, and yours. And I know it sounds really cheesy and lame, but I don't think I ever really felt alive. Not until I met you.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Eye #Fighting #Thinking

  • You can bite me if you want. I want you to.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Want #Bite Me #I Want You

  • It's a hard life, but it's the only life we have. And sometimes-' he pointed to a bright flash of lightening, its jagged light stretching from the sky to the ground, '-it's still beautiful. Sometimes you find something that makes this all worth it. And when you do, you hang onto it for as long as you can.' He turned to me, shrugging one shoulder. 'That's the best you can do.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Beautiful #Light #Sky

  • When you told me you loved me," Lily's eyes widened when she looked at Lux, "You saved the world.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Eye #World #Lilies

  • Aurora is right,” Willa said, sounding sad to be agreeing with her.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Aurora #Said

  • I looked at him like he was an idiot, but he didn’t notice. Or maybe he got it so often, he thought that was how people looked at him.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #People #Idiot

  • When something is important to you, you make sure its safe.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Important #Safe

  • I need to call Matt and let him know I'm okay," I said. Finn held the passenger door open while I got inside. As soon as he got in the driver's seat, I turned to him. "Well? Can I call him?" "You really want to?" Finn asked as he started the car. "Yes, of course I do! Why is that so suprising?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Doors #Car #Needs

  • At that moment I didn't particularly care if a band of raging marauders tried to do her in,but if there were frequent attacks on her "castle," I thought I should know.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Castles #Band #Care

  • Who was that?” I whispered, as if the walls could hear me. They were lined with pictures, a few of which I recognized as being painted by master painters. “Rhys.” “Yeah, I know but… is he my brother?” I asked. I had already decided that he was foxy, so I really hoped that he wasn‟t.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Brother #Wall #Yeah

  • Being liked for the way you looked is worse than not being liked at all.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Way #Appearance #Live By

  • I tended to hate people that hit me in the head without warning.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Hate #People #Warning

  • If Peter Pan had been real, he would've gone mad and killed everyone in Neverland.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Real #Mad #Gone

  • A vampire is branding girls, okay?" I ignored his refusal. "Something about that just feels wrong to me." "I would hope so.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Girl #Vampire #Ignored

  • Forever is a really long time, you know? What do you do with forever?" "The same thing you do when you don't have forever." He smiled wanly. "Live.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Long #Forever #Really Long

  • I look at you because I can't look away.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Looks #Because I Can

  • He kissed me desperately, like a drowning man and I was his oxygen.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Men #Oxygen #Drowning

  • How had it turned into this? I had lived my whole stupid life without him, and now I could barely make it through the hour.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Stupid #Hours #Stupid Life

  • You married Elora?” “Yes, briefly.” Oren emphasized how fleeting it had been. “We were wed because we thought it would be a good way to combine our respective kingdoms. Vittra and Trylle have had their disagreements over the years, and we wanted to create peace. Unfortunately, your mother is the most impossible, irrational, horrible woman on the planet.” He smiled at me. “Well, you know. You’ve met her.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Mother #Years #Would Be

  • So we know she's safe and taken care of?" Daniel asked, and she nodded. "Good. Then why don't we do something that you want to do?" "Like what?" "I don't know. What do you like to do?" "Um...." Her stomach rumbled, since crying always made her hungry. "I like eating breakfast." "That's so weird." Daniel grinned. "Because I like making French toast." "That works out, doesn't it?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Taken #Work Out #Breakfast

  • Every man would fall in love with their voice, their lovely appearance, but no man would ever get past that. They'd never really know the girls for who they actually were, never really love them. It would be impossible for any of the four girls to ever really fall in love and be genuinely loved in return.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Girl #Falling In Love #Past

  • Loki," I said. "Hey, Princess." He smiled dazedly as he looked up at me. "What's wrong?" "Nothing." I smiled and shook my head. "Not anymore." "What's this?" He took my hair and held it out so i could see. A curl near the front had gone completely silver. "I take a nap, and you go gray?" "You didn't take a nap." I laughed. "Don't you remember what happened?" He furrowed his brow, trying to remember, and understanding flashed in his eyes. "I remember..." Loki touched my face. "I remember that I love you." I bent down, kissing him full on the mouth, and he held me to him.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Princess #Love You #Eye

  • I get that we can't be together. And it's not like I'm so weak-willed that the simple act of saying hello to me will cause me to jump your bones in the hall.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Simple #Together #Saying Hello

  • During our session, I told Tove about how I'd done mind-speak on Duncan, but it only worked when I was irritated. Using that logic,Tove spent most of the morning trying to irritate me into using it. Sometimes it worked, but most of the time I just got pointlessly annoyed.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Morning #Annoyed #Mind

  • You knew that she wanted me to marry somebody else,and you never told me?" He appeared confused by my reaction. "It wasn't my place." "Maybe it wasn't your place as a tracker, but as the guy making out with me in this bed, yeah,I think it was your place to tell me that I'm supposed to marry someone else.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Confused #Thinking #Guy

  • Well,I hope you like the ring." He held it out to me, he velvet lid still closed. "My mom hates it." "I'm sure I'll love it,then," I said, and he laughed.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Mom #Hate #Velvet

  • If im lucky, i will never have to see you again. Because if i do, that means we are at war, and id have to hurt you
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Hurt #War #Mean

  • You expect me to believe that you're being held against your will?" I raised a skeptical eyebrow. "You're roaming around the castle freely." "As are you." He turned away from me then. "Not all prisons have bars. You should know that better than anyone, Princess.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Believe #Princess #Eyebrows

  • A foolish man thinks he knows everything. A wise man knows he doesn't," Finn replied absently, still looking down at the book. "That's such a fortune-cookie answer," I said with a laugh, and even he smirked at me.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Wise #Book #Thinking

  • You know, back in the day, when a guy saved a Princess's life, she would reward him with a kiss...
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Princess #Kissing #Guy

  • A foolish man thinks he knows everything. A wise man knows he doesn't.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Wise #Men #Thinking

  • I’m not a bloody cockroach. What’s all this about? What are you trying to find out?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Trying #Cockroaches #Bloody

  • I was always depressed growing up. There wasnt a reason for it, I just was. I was sad and morose. I cried a lot, I wrote a lot, and I read a lot; and that was how I dealt with it.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Growing Up #Growing #Reason

  • For me to be a billion-dollar author, I need to have people buying my books at Wal-Mart.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Book #People #Dollars

  • I've taken every writing class I've had available. I took classes in high school, and I took English and writing classes in community college, but I dropped out of college. I also attended a local writing workshop two years ago.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Taken #Writing #School

  • I heard you're campaigning on my behalf." He walked over to me. "That wouldn't be because you'd miss me too much if I were gone,would it?" "Don't be absurd," I scoffed. "I don't condone murder, even for people like you." "People like me,huh?" He cocked an eyebrow. "You mean devilishly handsome, debonair young men who come to sweep rebellious princesses of their feet?" "You came to kidnap me, not sweep me off my feet," I said,but he waved his hand at the idea. "Semantics.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Princess #Mean #Men

  • You have so much going on. It comes off like a..." "Static?" I suggested. "Exactly!" He snapped his fingers and pointed at me. "You need to tune it, get your frequencies in check, like a radio." "I would love to.Just tell me how." "It's not a matter of turning a dial. You have no on or off switch." He walked around in a large lazy circle. "It's something you have to practice. It's more like being potty-trained. You have to learn when to hold it and when to release." "That's a pretty sexy analogy," I said.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Sexy #Practice #Circles

  • She's the princess. She commanded and I obeyed!"-Loki "You don't obey a suicide mission!"-Finn
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Suicide #Princess #Missions

  • I hate that you do this to me. I hate how crazy you make me. I hate you! - Wendy
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Hate #Crazy #Wendy

  • You really do hate me, don't you? I mean, destroying someone's ice-cream cone? That's vicious." Her cheeks reddened. "I didn't see you there. Honestly." She wiped at his shirt more frantically, as if she could prevent it from staining if she rubbed hard enough. "Oh, now I see your plan, and it's far more devious than I thought." Daniel smirked. "You were looking for an excuse to grope me.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Hate #Mean #Ice Cream

  • When you mix dirt with water, the dirt doesn't get clean. The water just gets dirty.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Dirty #Water #Dirt

  • This is so weird. They're your brother and aunt." "No, I understand. They're your family too." Rhys said. "They loved you and raised you. That's what family is, right?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Brother #Aunt #Said

  • Don’t.” I walked up to him. “If it ever comes down to a situation between me and you, save yourself. I’m not worth dying for.” “Princess, I-” “None of us are,” I said, looking at him seriously. “Not the Queen or any of the Markis or Marksinna. That’s a direct order from the Princess, and you have to follow it. Save yourself.” “I don’t understand.” Duncan’s whole face scrunched in confusion. “But… if it’s as you wish, Princess.” “It is. Thank you,” I smiled at him and walked into the palace.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Queens #Princess #Order

  • I will make this world a better place, whether they like it or not. That’s the fun of being Queen.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Queens #Fun #World

  • Don’t be a hero,” I told him sternly. “Protect yourself.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Hero #Protect #Protect Yourself

  • I know you’ll be a good Queen, a strong, noble leader, and that’s more than these people deserve,” she said. “But don’t give too much. You need to keep some of yourself for you. And listen to your heart.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Strong #Queens #Heart

  • I decided to go along with it. If he tried to give me the runaround, I would bolt. I didn't have time to waste on vague answers and evasive language. Matt and Rhys were captive, and Rhys couldn't even sit down.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Giving #Answers #Waste

  • I only saw fire and chandeliers and smoke. No people. Not the room. Not even a time frame. Do you know how many chandeliers there are in the south wing alone? What was I supposed to do? Tell everyone to avoid chandeliers forever?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Fire #Wings #People

  • Ready?" Tove asked without looking at me. He started walking before I answered. "Duncan, you don't need to come with us," I told him as I hurried after Tove. Duncan followed me the way he always did, but he slowed. "It's probably best if he does," Tove said, tucking his hair behind his ears. "Why?" I asked, but Duncan smiled, excited to be included. "We need someone to test on," Tove replied matter-of-factly, and Duncan's smile instantly faded.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Hair #Doe #Needs

  • Have you tried?" Tove countered, his eyes sparkling. "Well...no," I admitted. "Do it." "How?" He shrugged. "Figure it out." "You're really good at this training thing," I said with a sigh.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Eye #Training #Figures

  • Some books and authors are best sellers, but most aren't. It may be easier to self-publish than it is to traditionally publish, but in all honesty, it's harder to be a best seller self-publishing than it is with a house.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Honesty #Book #Self

  • How did you even know I wasn't in my room?" "I checked on you." Finn gave me a look like I was an idiot. "I check on you every morning." "You check on me when I'm sleeping?" I gaped at him. "Every morning?" He nodded. "I didn't know that." "Why would you know that? You're sleeping," Finn pointed out.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Morning #Sleep #Looks