Crank, you see
isn’t any ordinary 
monster. It’s like a 
giant octopus, 
weaving
its tentacles not
just around you, 
but through you,
squeezing
not hard enough to
kill you, but enough 
to keep you from 
reeling
until you try to get
away.

'Patch hooked his elbow around my neck and dragged me into a kiss. “Every time you strip my sword, I owe you a kiss. How's that sound?”

I bit my lip to keep from giggling. “That sounds really dirty.”

Patch waggled his brows. “Look whose mind just rolled into the gutter.”


Finale, Becca Fitzpatrick

‘I saw you, and I wanted to be close to you. I wanted you to let me in. I wanted to know you in a way no one else did. I wanted you, all of you.’

Finale, Becca Fitzpatrick

'It’s difficult to ever go back to the same places or people. You turn away, even for a moment, and when you turn back around, everything’s changed.'

Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

But I believe good things happen everyday. I believe good things happen even when bad things happen. And I believe on a happy day like today, we can still feel a little sad. And that’s life, isn’t it?’

Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

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'Oh, Beast,' said Beauty. 'I have come home.' 

His eyelids flickered. How was it she had never noticed before that his agate eyes were equipped with lids, like those of a man? Was it because she had only looked at her own face, reflected there?


The Courtship of My Lyon, Angela Carter

'Anything you can do to me, chances are I do it to myself already, and I hit harder than you ever could'

Marya Hornbacher

'The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.'

Angela Carter

'Crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. It's you or me amplified.'

Susanna Kaysen, Girl, Interrupted