Cate Tiernan quotes

  • Men are natural warriors, but a woman in battle is truly bloodthirsty
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Warrior #Men #Battle

  • I felt an overwhelming gratitude in my life right now and wanted a chance to acknowledge it. I felt that any thanks given to any god all went to the same place, anyway, no matter what religion you were centered in.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Gratitude #Matter #Chance

  • There is darkness in light, there is pain in joy, and there are thorns on the rose.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Inspirational #Life #Pain

  • In fairy tales there's always one person who is made for one other, and they find each other and live happily ever after. Cal was my person. I couldn't imagine anyone more perfect. Yet what kind of sick fairy tale would it be if he was the one made exactly right for me and I wasn't right for him?
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Perfect #Sick #Fairy Tale

  • Everything is fine and bright. Day must follow every night. My power keeps me safe from harm. The Goddess holds me in her arms.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Night #Safe #Arms

  • It happened again this afternoon. Just the way it did that other night. We were talking--talking about how to protect her, actually--and then, suddenly, I looked at her and it was as if I'd found an entire universe in her eyes.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Eye #Night #Talking

  • Women are impossible, witches are worse, and women who are powerful witches are going to be the death of me.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Powerful #Impossible #Witch

  • Being good is something that one must choose over and over again, every day, throughout the day, for the rest of one’s life.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Be Good

  • The heart that loves must one day grieve. Love and grief are the Goddess's twined gifts. Let the pain in, let it open your heart to compassion. Let me help you bear your grief and then may your heart ease and open to greater love. May the love that flows eternally through the universe embrace and comfort you. p.85
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Pain #Grief #Heart

  • At that moment I remembered something Cal had told me: that there is beauty in darkness in everything. Sorrow in joy, life and death, thorns on the rose. I knew then that I could not escape pain and torment any more than I could give up joy and beauty
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Giving Up #Pain #Rose

  • It was all I could do to not knock him down right there in front of Asher and climb on him. If I stunned him with a frying pan first, he might not struggle too much.…
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Struggle #Frying Pans #Might

  • Heritage does not equal destiny.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Destiny #Doe #Heritage

  • Could he actually be my muirn beatha dan?
    -- Cate Tiernan

  • Please, ground, just open up and let me fall into an endless crevasse till I hit the center of the earth and combust. Please. Is that too much to ask?
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Fall #Too Much #Earth

  • What an amazing day," Bree said, stretching in her seat. "Thanks to me and my weather charm." I said lightly. Robbie and Hunter both looked at me in alarm. "You didn't," Said Robbie. "You didn't," Said Hunter. I was enjoying this. "Maybe I did, maybe I didn't." Hunter looked upset. "You can't be serious!" Cahn't, I thought. Cahn too.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Weather #Upset #Serious

  • I didn't know where this stuff was coming from - all of a sudden I was a little magickal sprite, bonding with my stone, feeling my earth roots, la la la... All I can is describe the way it felt. And that was how it felt. So sue me. Was I swaying? I felt like I might be swaying.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Roots #Feelings #Earth

  • But I also meant that loving someone really opening your heart to them is just asking to have your heart smashed and handed back to you in little pieces.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Heart #Loving Someone #Asking

  • You're not honey. Your'e wine. You're the deepest, darkest shadow under a tree on a blazing day. You're strong and hard, coursing like a current at the bottom of a river.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Strong #Wine #Rivers

  • I don't love you. But I see the value of you, the incredible worth of you, more than anyone I've ever known.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Love You #Incredibles

  • Anytime you feel love for anything, be it stone, tree, lover, or child, you are touched by the Goddess's magick...
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Children #Tree #Stones

  • Fire is a fragile lover, court her well, neglect her not; her faith is like a misty smoke, her anger is destructive hot.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Fire #Hot #Lovers

  • I-just want you. I want you so bad, all the time. I know I shouldn't, I know I can't, I know it's wrong... but even when you're pissing me off, when you're reminding me of pain and despair and torture-it's there, the wanting. I'm tired of fighting it. I fight so many things, all the time, every day. I don't want to fight this. Not anymore.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Pain #Tired #Fighting

  • My sister thought about it for a few moments. "Well, that's boring," she said finally. "Why can't you read ***** of something fun that I could borrow?" I laughed. "Maybe later.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Fun #Boring #Moments

  • Of course, when we got home, we found that Dagda had peed on my down comforter. He had also eaten part of Mom's maidenhair fern and barfed it up on the carpet. Then he had apparently worked himself into a frenzy sharpening his ting by amazingly effective claws on the armrest of my dad's favorite chair. Now he was asleep on a pillow, curled up like a fuzzy little snail. "God, he's so cute," I said, shaking my head.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Cute #Mom #Dad

  • There are no coincidences. And everything means something.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Mean #Coincidence

  • I'd once read somewhere that is takes about half as long to recover from a deep relationship as the relationship lasted.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Long #Half #Deep Relationship

  • You have to admit he's good looking," Bree pressed, leaning against my kitchen counter. "Of course I admit it. I'm not blind," I said, busily opening cans.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Kitchen #Blind #Looking Good

  • I feel like a fox in a henhouse full of Catholic girls.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Girl #Catholic #Foxes

  • Stay here!" he commanded me, then he raced off after Cal. I stopped for just a moment. Then I ran after them.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Moments #Ran

  • Robbie turned to the house again. "Got a flashlight?" "Of course not." I smirked. "That would make me too well prepared, wouldn't it?
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #House #Flashlights #Wells

  • Better stupid and safe that smart and dead.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Smart #Stupid #Safe

  • Then what's the point of trying if you can't even win?" "You win in lots of different ways," Asher said. "Lots of little wins. The point of this life is not to be good all the time. It's to be as good as you can. No one is perfect. No one does it right all the time. That's not what life is.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Winning #Perfect #Trying

  • I was of the “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then wonder why life didn’t give you freaking sugar so you could drink the stuff” school of thought.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #School #Giving #Sugar

  • My face is not that expressive!
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Faces #Expressive

  • No matter how dark you are, no matter what you think your heritage is or how inevitable your fall is, you can always make a choice in the next second to be different..
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Fall #Dark #Thinking

  • Being good is something that one must choose over and over again, every day, throughout the day, for the rest of one's life," Asher said. "A day is made of a thousand decisions, most small, some huge. With each decision you have the chance to work toward light, or sink toward darkness.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Light #Decision #Darkness

  • Over my dead body, I thought. Yes, even immortals use that phrase. It has extra oomph for us.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Phrases #Use #Body

  • He gave a hard smile and the oxygen in my lungs evaporated. “We both know I’m not a gentleman.” “Yeah. Okay, let me out. I’m tired.” “There’s something else,” he said, and I groaned. “What now?” “This.” He stepped closer to me, so close that the containers were sandwiched between us. His eyes looked down into mine, intent and golden, like a lion. “Oh, no, you don’t!” I hissed, dropping everything. I pushed hard against his chest; it was like shoving a tree. “Yes,” he said very softly, leaning down. “Yes, I do.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Tired #Eye #Oxygen

  • I should have known the power-hungry slave drivers at River's Edge would see my five days of freedom only as a challenge to be filled.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Rivers #Challenges #Slave

  • He seems so.. English sometimes, kind of distant or reserved, but then he'll look at me, and his eyes see right through to my soul..
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Eye #Soul #Looks

  • David held up his hands. "Hold it. This is going nowhere. You two are both afraid, and being afraid makes you angry, and being angry makes you lash out." "Thank you, Dr. Laura," I said snippily. "I'm not afraid of her," Hunter said, like a six-year-old, and I wanted to kick him under the table. Now that I knew he was actually alive, I remembered just how unpleasant he was.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Two #Hands #Years

  • Oh my God, can you see me? I thought I was wearing my invisibility cloak.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Invisibility #Cloaks

  • Years from now I'll look back and remember today as the day I met him. I'll look back and remember the exact moment my life began to include him. I will remember it forever.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Years #Forever #Looks

  • What would it be like to care so little about what other people thought of you?
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #People #Care #Littles

  • No, officer, I have no idea why I'm wearing this possum costume. I called you what? OH. My bad." -Nastasya
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Ideas #Costumes #Possums

  • Come with me," Reyn said. "I want to show you something." Frankly, I had expected something more original. "Really?" I asked, "That's it? That's what you came up with?
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Want #Said #Shows

  • You went to all that trouble just for my body?" I said, amazed and so grateful. Reyn looked up, irritation on his face. "Yeah. We were going to have you stuffed, as an example to future students." I grinned, "You could put me on wheels, move me from room to room.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Moving #Grateful #Irritation

  • I held a nail in place and slammed it with the hammer. Best. Chore. Ever.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Nails #Hammers #Chores

  • The Goddess teaches us that every ending is also a beginning. May there be rebirth from this death.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #May #Goddess #Rebirth