K.J. Charles Famous Quotes & Sayings

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67 K.J. Charles Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

K.J. Charles Sayings: I don't believe in demons and pitchforks. But I think, if you had to define I don't believe in demons and pitchforks. But I think, if you had to define hell, you could take a good man and deny him the rites he believed in, and condemn his soul to a slow process of corruption until it was nothing but a mass of rage and hate and seething evil that his true self would have loathed. I think that would be hell.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: What I mean is, one can't help one's fears. The question isn't if you're a What I mean is, one can't help one's fears. The question isn't if you're a fellow who cries in the night before a big engagement - and I knew a damned brave man who did exactly that, regularly. It's whether you pick yourself up the next day.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: Everyone can do evil. Some people can be forced to it, and some fight against Everyone can do evil. Some people can be forced to it, and some fight against it, and some don't even need an invitation.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: In writing Simon's stories, I have written myself out of my own life. In writing Simon's stories, I have written myself out of my own life.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: My life changed four months ago, and I utterly failed to understand that until just My life changed four months ago, and I utterly failed to understand that until just recently, and therefore ... I may have omitted to tell you that I love you." He took a breath. "That's all.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: Stephen rubbed at his face. Look, I have three choices. I never see you again Stephen rubbed at his face. Look, I have three choices. I never see you again so I'm not tempted; I give in to temptation and milk you for power until I'm a raging madman; or I control myself. I don't like the first two options.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: What the fuck, what the fucking, bloody devil-shit, what in the name of Satan's swollen What the fuck, what the fucking, bloody devil-shit, what in the name of Satan's swollen cock was that?
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K.J. Charles Sayings: No." Leo grinned reminiscently. "Tom was the most lawless man I ever knew. He always No." Leo grinned reminiscently. "Tom was the most lawless man I ever knew. He always said he never let a friend
down - "
"But sometimes people didn't know they weren't friends any more until it was too late.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: Not much. I've very little imagination. It's the imaginative chaps who suffer." "'The coward dies Not much. I've very little imagination. It's the imaginative chaps who suffer." "'The coward dies a thousand deaths
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K.J. Charles Sayings: Holt gave a modest shrug. "I can hold my own." "I dare say you have Holt gave a modest shrug. "I can hold my own."
"I dare say you have to," murmured da Silva.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: There really were no chains like the ones in your head. There really were no chains like the ones in your head.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: I am in the process of nailing Mr. Humphrey Griffin to the wall so thoroughly I am in the process of nailing Mr. Humphrey Griffin to the wall so thoroughly that future generations will mistake him for a tapestry, ...
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K.J. Charles Sayings: I had to let someone know who I was: not merely Simon's assistant, his chronicler, I had to let someone know who I was: not merely Simon's assistant, his chronicler, his poor scribbling friend, but the great love of a great life. That I may have lived in his shadow, but I was always by his side. That I was as needful to him as air.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: The silky dressing gown was open, revealing his smooth, bare chest and, Curtis couldn't but The silky dressing gown was open, revealing his smooth, bare chest and, Curtis couldn't but notice, dark nipples, one of which - oh, good God - was pierced with a silver ring.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: The unspoken thing, the forbidden hope, the one point that made David's service feel like The unspoken thing, the forbidden hope, the one point that made David's service feel like servitude because he could not even ask. But Lord Richard still wasn't moving, his deep blue eyes locked on David's and wide with shock, and now they knew. Now they both knew and there was no pretending otherwise.
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K.J. Charles Sayings: But - Why didn't you say?" "Secret agent. Secret. But - Why didn't you say?"

"Secret agent. Secret.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Charles Waterton and His Eccentric Taxidermy. Charles Waterton and His Eccentric Taxidermy.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Stephen can, of course, use my power, for two reasons. Firstly, because it's his, just Stephen can, of course, use my power, for two reasons. Firstly, because it's his, just as all I am and all I have are his. Not that he ever asks, of course. I'm not sure that he quite believes it." He looked round at Stephen, a rueful smile dawning, ignoring Fairley's loud noises of disgust. "But I do hope you are aware, my sweet, somewhere in that absurd heart, that I am ever, entirely, and quite pathetically yours.
K.J. Charles Sayings: I like it here. I just want to walk the wind, watch you play rugby. I like it here. I just want to walk the wind, watch you play rugby. Make kites for Agnes and do things, when I can - and come to bed with you at the end of the day. I've stopped running."
"You fell?"
"I landed.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Rowley had thought at first the beast had no name; it had taken him a Rowley had thought at first the beast had no name; it had taken him a while to understand that it had a perfectly good, descriptive name to which it was as likely to answer as any other, and that name was Cat. There was something terribly Clem about that.
K.J. Charles Sayings: [Blog post, March 10, 2014]

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K.J. Charles Sayings: He'd always wanted to stand alone ; he'd always thought of reliance on others as He'd always wanted to stand alone ; he'd always thought of reliance on others as a house of cards, a fragile structure that could be pushed over at any time. And that was true : people betrayed, and left, and died. He hadn't been wrong. Only, he hadn't considered that a card on its own couldn't stand at all.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Charm's a very dangerous thing. Lucien, tell me," Stephen said thoughtfully. "This respect for shamans, Charm's a very dangerous thing. Lucien, tell me," Stephen said thoughtfully. "This respect for shamans, this inviolability ... "
"Mmm?"
"Well, I don't know if you remember, but some three weeks ago, you tied me to your bedposts and spent two hours subjecting me to acts of unimaginable depravity. And considering you call me a shaman
"
"I take issue with 'unimaginable'," Crane interrupted, sudden heat and light rushing through him. "I imagine those acts in detail every night you're not there. In fact, I've imagined quite a few more that I have every intention of subjecting you to when I get a chance.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Arrogant , beautiful, domineering Lord Crane, with the caring that made Stephen's heart break, and Arrogant , beautiful, domineering Lord Crane, with the caring that made Stephen's heart break, and the vicious streak that made his knees bend, had chosen him among all the men's men of London, and treated him with a loyalty, generosity and almost painful honesty that made Stephen's heart hurt. And his reward was a few doled-out crumbs of Stephen's time in a country he hated.
K.J. Charles Sayings: When my namesake, the great Caesar, rode in triumph," Julius said, "he was accompanied by When my namesake, the great Caesar, rode in triumph," Julius said, "he was accompanied by a slave whose role was to whisper to him, You are but mortal. To remind him he was merely a man who would one day die like any other. If I could, I should have you at my side to remind me that I am alive, because I have not felt alive in so damned long, and with you, I do. No, I don't want you to marry, any more than I want you to return to your dirty democrats. I want to show you the world, and see you smile, and keep you with me while my soul grows back.
K.J. Charles Sayings: No strings, Justin. I want you on your feet, not your knees, and I'd rather No strings, Justin. I want you on your feet, not your knees, and I'd rather see you presiding at the seance table than hungry or desperate. I don't want you to capitulate. I never want you to do that. Merely, I would take it as a very great favour if you'd please, please let me give you back your freedom to choose.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Jesus!" he yelped."I fear not," said a silky voice, and Curtis realised that he had Jesus!" he yelped.
"I fear not," said a silky voice, and Curtis realised that he had collided with da Silva. "Both Jewish, of course, but the resemblance ends there.
K.J. Charles Sayings: It's a bright shadow," Clem said with fierce intensity, and Rowley's throat closed. For the It's a bright shadow," Clem said with fierce intensity, and Rowley's throat closed. For the words, and their meaning, and for Clem's open look, without the nervous apprehension and the hint of a stammer. For the trust that allowed him in moments like this to drop his ever-present guard. Hell
K.J. Charles Sayings: I love you," Julius observed at last. "To a degree that frankly startles me. I love you," Julius observed at last. "To a degree that frankly startles me.
K.J. Charles Sayings: If you can't be happy, then be something else. Be useful, that would be good. If you can't be happy, then be something else. Be useful, that would be good. Decorative, if you like. Selfish, if you must. But don't whine about it.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Cat doesn't have to be like a person, he's Cat. Cat doesn't have to be like a person, he's Cat.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Richard couldn't adorn David's ears with jewels and doubted very much he'd want them. Even Richard couldn't adorn David's ears with jewels and doubted very much he'd want them. Even the plainest gifts would be attention-grabbing, inappropriate, dangerous. Richard would just have to give his valet the world instead.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Heroic," Crane told Baines contemptuously. "Old women, idiot children, bound men, you'll take on all Heroic," Crane told Baines contemptuously. "Old women, idiot children, bound men, you'll take on all comers. There's a three-legged stray dog hangs around the lanes here. Perhaps someday you could work up to kicking that.
K.J. Charles Sayings: A story without an ending is an unbearable itch to the reader. A story without an ending is an unbearable itch to the reader.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Clem tried to marshal his meaning to his tongue, Clem tried to marshal his meaning to his tongue,
K.J. Charles Sayings: Someone wanted to choke me to death on my own hair? Someone wanted to choke me to death on my own hair?
K.J. Charles Sayings: When I have you, sweet boy, it will be because you want me to. Not When I have you, sweet boy, it will be because you want me to. Not against your better judgment, not in spite of my surname, and definitely not to annoy your aunt."
Stephen went red, but his voice was defiant. "Well, what was that, then?"
Crane shrugged. "You seemed tense.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Well, God knows what you used to be, then, because you're built like a brick Well, God knows what you used to be, then, because you're built like a brick shithouse and hung like a horse.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Nobody ain't going to lay a finger on you, missus," said Merrick. "Not while me Nobody ain't going to lay a finger on you, missus," said Merrick. "Not while me and my lord are standing. You tell Mr. Day about it and don't worry no more"
"Since when did you talk to law?" demanded Leonora in Shanghainese.
"Since his nobility's fucking it. Youe want the shortarse on your side.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Of course I've got a conscience," Jonah said. "He's sitting right here next to me. Of course I've got a conscience," Jonah said. "He's sitting right here next to me.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Cyprian didn't shrug - a servant of his calibre would never do such a thing Cyprian didn't shrug - a servant of his calibre would never do such a thing - but his entire demeanor implied a shrug.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Did anyone wonder if someone hit his head for him? Did anyone wonder if someone hit his head for him?
K.J. Charles Sayings: I think once an author is attacking people for leaving Amazon reviews, common sense has I think once an author is attacking people for leaving Amazon reviews, common sense has shut up shop and gone home, and the best thing to do is not engage at all.
K.J. Charles Sayings: You're remarkably uninteresting for a flying trollop. You're remarkably uninteresting for a flying trollop.
K.J. Charles Sayings: You're a very unobtrusive, nondescript little man.""Er - ""Except for those eyes of yours," Crane You're a very unobtrusive, nondescript little man."
"Er - "
"Except for those eyes of yours," Crane went on musingly. "And those incredible hands. And that foxy smile. You don't let it out much, do you? Everything under cover. And then you stop hiding yourself for a moment, and your whole face lights up, and suddenly I can see just how you'll look when I fuck you.
K.J. Charles Sayings: You look like the cat that swallowed the cream," Stephen said softly."That comes later. You look like the cat that swallowed the cream," Stephen said softly.
"That comes later.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Nobody would believe that Richard left evening pleasures promptly because it gave him longer in Nobody would believe that Richard left evening pleasures promptly because it gave him longer in his valet's company, that he took such care over his clothing because it made two hours' dressing with Cyprian unexceptional. That he would rather talk to a liveried servant than to any of the gentlemen who were his closest friends.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Such an easy thing, to be liked. All you had to do was make sure Such an easy thing, to be liked. All you had to do was make sure people didn't know you.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Clem didn't seem to have whatever ability it was that let other people "just tell," Clem didn't seem to have whatever ability it was that let other people "just tell," and it felt as if there was an entire world of communication going on at a pitch he couldn't hear. Not
K.J. Charles Sayings: He had rid my inherited house of a lustful ghost, opened my eyes to a He had rid my inherited house of a lustful ghost, opened my eyes to a concealed world of strange forces and arcane knowledge, and buggered me twice.
K.J. Charles Sayings: I like the way he says 'furthermore'," Merrick observed quietly. "Cos you can tell he I like the way he says 'furthermore'," Merrick observed quietly. "Cos you can tell he means 'wankers'.
K.J. Charles Sayings: It's one of your most attractive qualities, you know, you never snore. Rare ad precious It's one of your most attractive qualities, you know, you never snore. Rare ad precious and - his voice dropped, though they were alone on the platform - sadly underrated in a bed partner
K.J. Charles Sayings: There is something very old and odd and quite unpleasant about this house.""Yes, its Graham."Stephan There is something very old and odd and quite unpleasant about this house."
"Yes, its Graham."
Stephan grinned and followed him into the long room.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Dear me, Mr. Day. You really do love to get fucked on desks, don't you? Dear me, Mr. Day. You really do love to get fucked on desks, don't you? Put you on a desk, and you're begging for it. What is so particularly exciting about desks?
K.J. Charles Sayings: Are. To have people cut you dead, or look at you with contempt, or have Are. To have people cut you dead, or look at you with contempt, or have your friends and family turn their backs - You don't know what that's like. I don't want you to know what that's like. God damn it, I saw your face when you thought your uncles would get those bloody photographs!
K.J. Charles Sayings: Ben looked up, and the foundations of his life began to crumble. Ben looked up, and the foundations of his life began to crumble.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Two death sentences? Really? I mean, you look very well, considering. Two death sentences? Really? I mean, you look very well, considering.
K.J. Charles Sayings: I'm a very busy man" Crane said. "But I suppose I could force myself back I'm a very busy man" Crane said. "But I suppose I could force myself back here, lick you all over till you're begging for my cock, and then fuck you so hard they'll hear you screaming in the street. If you insist
K.J. Charles Sayings: Come to bed with me, you blasted radical. Bring me your revolution. Come to bed with me, you blasted radical. Bring me your revolution.
K.J. Charles Sayings: Tell him that I am quite specifically in desperate need of a redheaded bastard."Julius blinked. Tell him that I am quite specifically in desperate need of a redheaded bastard."
Julius blinked. "And that will help, will it?
K.J. Charles Sayings: That's different." "People always say that, you know," Julius observed. "And yet, somehow, it never That's different." "People always say that, you know," Julius observed. "And yet, somehow, it never is. Here we are." They
K.J. Charles Sayings: When I fuck you, Mr. Day, it will not be briefly. It will be long When I fuck you, Mr. Day, it will not be briefly. It will be long and hard and extremely thorough. I'm going to take pains with you.
K.J. Charles Sayings: This was the torment and insanity, the enjoyment of angels, when he was helpless in This was the torment and insanity, the enjoyment of angels, when he was helpless in Silas's hands. "Frighten me," Dominic whispered.
K.J. Charles Sayings: I like to make you know your master," Crane said. "It's only fair. The rest I like to make you know your master," Crane said. "It's only fair. The rest of the time you've got me so thoroughly enslaved, I might as well be wearing a collar with your name on it.
K.J. Charles Sayings: You like 'em dangerous, that's your trouble. If they ain't leaving a trail of dead, You like 'em dangerous, that's your trouble. If they ain't leaving a trail of dead, you ain't interested.
K.J. Charles Sayings: He was a member of the Diogenes Club, to which he had been nominated by He was a member of the Diogenes Club, to which he had been nominated by one of his more peculiar acquaintances, a Government man whose intellectual capacity was matched only by his physical corpulence.
K.J. Charles Sayings: It was hard to keep up the fight for the freedom of your fellow man It was hard to keep up the fight for the freedom of your fellow man when your fellow man was a bastard.