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Stories don't always have happy endings."

This stopped him. Because they didn't, did they? That's one thing the monster had definitely taught him. Stories were wild, wild animals and went off in directions you couldn't expect.


Patrick Ness

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Blame is a human concept, one of its blackest and most selfish and self-binding.
PATRICK NESS
Tread carefully, Marty. I mean it. The world has completely changed around you while you weren't loo...
PATRICK NESS
And here was a man who lived on belief, but who sacrificed it at the first challenge, right when he ...
PATRICK NESS
Conor was no longer invisible. They all saw him now.
But he was further away than ever.
PATRICK NESS
Who am I? the monster repeated, still roaring. I am the spine that the mountains hang upon...
PATRICK NESS
The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.
PATRICK NESS
If you speak the truth, the monster whispered in his ear, you will be able to face whateve...
PATRICK NESS
Sometimes people need to lie to themselves most of all.
PATRICK NESS
Yes", Kumiko said, seriously. "Exactly that. The extraordinary happens all the time. So much, we can...
PATRICK NESS
Yeah, my parents are crappy, but you hurt either of my sisters and I will spend my life finding ways...
PATRICK NESS
And yeah, I know most people would think it weird that two guy friends touch as much as we do, but w...
PATRICK NESS
I wish I had a hundred years, she said, very quietly. A hundred years I could give to you.
PATRICK NESS
You be as angry as you need to be," she said. "Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Not your grandma...
PATRICK NESS
Everything's always ending. But everything's always beginning, too.
PATRICK NESS
Funny how you can forget that every family isn't like yours.
PATRICK NESS
The mistake of every young person is to think they're the only ones who see darkness and hardship in...
PATRICK NESS
Belief is half of healing.
PATRICK NESS
If you can't, continue to be nice to them. Eventually, they may start being nice. A bully wants to h...
CARA NESS
Jim knew the word about The Legend of Bagger Vance was that Matt Damon didn't really look like a gol...
TOM NESS
John Roberts consistently has taken the most narrow, restrictive views of civil rights and women's r...
DEBRA NESS
We must oppose his confirmation as chief justice even more strenuously because, in that post, he wou...
DEBRA NESS
That means I was born with all the bones in my head grown together. I had to have two operations whe...
CARA NESS
See, almost every single one of you raised your hands. I also was teased when I was a little younger...
CARA NESS
Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority o...
ELIOT NESS
It's hard to get people to understand what the court means in their daily lives.
DEBRA NESS
This vote is painful proof that a majority of senators will not stand up for women's rights, civil r...
DEBRA NESS
If we don't get this done, the very soul of Minnesota will be lost.
LANCE NESS
Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the ...
ELIOT NESS
Who thought I would be Miss Louisa County?
CARA NESS
I had to miss school, and I had to have half my head shaved.
CARA NESS
Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the ...
ELIOT NESS
Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority o...
ELIOT NESS
Toads are to dragons what carrots are to unicorns.
NESS KINGSLEY
We think it's an important work showing some of the loopholes in the current wetlands law.
LANCE NESS
Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the ...
ELIOT NESS
John Roberts' record is extensive and troubling.
DEBRA NESS
That means a company could have a 'No Women' or 'No African-Americans' hiring policy, and that would...
DEBRA NESS
Possibly it wasn't too important for the world to know that we couldn't be bought, but I did want Al...
ELIOT NESS
The problem is, hunters and anglers have day jobs. They're lunch-pail sort of guys. They can't take ...
LANCE NESS
In my opinion, it was probably the worst case of legislation and bad acting I've seen in 20 years. I...
LANCE NESS
As duck hunters out in the field, we see that something's changed rather rapidly in the past 10 to 2...
LANCE NESS
I knew from practices that she was going to be good. She's run strong so far. She's very competitive...
SHARON NESS
You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looki...
ELIOT NESS
In the end, he refused to commit to upholding the core principles of Roe.
DEBRA NESS
It's unbelievable how poorly informed we are, how little information we have to go on.
DEBRA NESS
Since everybody benefits from our natural resources, shouldn't everybody have to pay for them?
LANCE NESS