Lyndsay Faye Famous Quotes & Sayings

72 Lyndsay Faye Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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I am pleased beyond words you aren't lying dead in a ditch somewhere. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I am pleased beyond words you aren't lying dead in a ditch somewhere.
I know formidable women, dozens of them, women who fight and who win... Noble women. Heroic ones. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I know formidable women, dozens of them, women who fight and who win... Noble women.
There was someplace urgent he needed to be, and he wasn't going to make it there on time. It was a gorgeous calamity in scale, I thought. A lovely misfortune. Immediate and irreversible and very soon forgotten. We needed more troubles like that. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: There was someplace urgent he needed to be, and he wasn't going to make it
I relate to this story almost as I would a friend or a lover - at times I want to breathe its entire alphabet into my lungs, and at others I should prefer to throw it across the room. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I relate to this story almost as I would a friend or a lover -
Three hundred pages of cotton-soft parchment, bound up with a green ribbon. Her writing gushed in watery ripples over the pages, penmanship that called to mind the maddest intricate Belgian lace. Wrought on a pin's head but stretching for miles if unraveled. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Three hundred pages of cotton-soft parchment, bound up with a green ribbon. Her writing gushed
I hope that the epitaph of the human race when the world ends will be: Here perished a species which lived to tell stories.
We tell stories to strangers to ingratiate ourselves, stories to lovers to better adhere us skin to skin, stories in our heads to banish the demons. When we tell truth, often we are callous; when we tell lies, often we are kind. Through it all, we tell stories, and we own an uncanny knack for the task.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I hope that the epitaph of the human race when the world ends will be:
If Mercy Underhill were any more perfect, it would take a long day's work to fall in love with her. But she has exactly enough faults to make it ridiculously easy. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: If Mercy Underhill were any more perfect, it would take a long day's work to
Look at it,' he said, gesturing. 'This window looks down upon hundreds more panes of glass, and behind those panes live thousands upon thousands of lost souls. When I feel cast down and helpless, scores of other men do as well, and when I am bitterly angry at feeling cast down and helpless, countless other people languish in concert with me. When I'm happy, it's the same. It's a bit like ... I used to play chamber music. It's like a vast orchestra. And so I shan't ever be alone. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Look at it,' he said, gesturing. 'This window looks down upon hundreds more panes of
Knowing that home was hateful to us both, I imagined that her calling me by the word meant I was expedient, or sturdy; but if I could only keep her hand in mine, I knew I would give my four limbs and my heart for the privilege, becoming instead four walls and a roof. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Knowing that home was hateful to us both, I imagined that her calling me by
Still I caught glimpses of another creature there in the tress, one with round eyes and a predator's hungry stare; but by the time I understood that I was the prey, my fate had already been sealed. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Still I caught glimpses of another creature there in the tress, one with round eyes
Mr. Grange is interested in grimoires and their efficacy. I Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Mr. Grange is interested in grimoires and their efficacy. I
Charles says that he does not care what sort of Jane I am so long as I am his Jane; Sardar says that he does not care what sort of Jane I am so long as I am my own Jane; Sahjara says that she does not care what sort of Jane I am so long as she is my Sahjara. Thus I am daily three Janes, and so the luckiest of all. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Charles says that he does not care what sort of Jane I am so long
I don't think I can do this anymore," I told my landlady ...
"Can anyone else, then?" she asked, voice rough.
"I don't think so," I acknowledged.
"And the this you mean - must this be done?"
"Yes."
"Then you will keep going." ...
"Keeping going is terrible."
"It is, she agreed. "That is why I admire you, Mr. Wilde. It is much easier to stop.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I don't think I can do this anymore," I told my landlady ... "Can anyone
My earlier metaphor had been wrong, I discovered. The splash of ink from the pen dropping onto the page looked nothing like a spray of blood at all. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: My earlier metaphor had been wrong, I discovered. The splash of ink from the pen
People tell me things they shouldn't. Things they ought to be powdering over, shoveling underground, facts they ought to be stuffing into a carpetbag before dropping into the river and quietly drowning. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: People tell me things they shouldn't. Things they ought to be powdering over, shoveling underground,
I do not know whether the casual readers of novels is acquainted with an anatomical curiosity known as the femoral artery; without too much medical meandering, although you might suppose that cutting a man's throat would be the fastest way to slaughter him, a good jab to the thigh will do. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I do not know whether the casual readers of novels is acquainted with an anatomical
And in a way I have always thought that words are alive a little, for they can whisper sweet nothings and roar dragon flame with equal efficiency. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: And in a way I have always thought that words are alive a little, for
In retrospect, I am very nearly as sharp as I pretend to be. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: In retrospect, I am very nearly as sharp as I pretend to be.
No, no, Watson, it is all wrong. These certainly are my ts, ys, and ms, and the capital A is very good, but what on earth induced you to obey a note with such a manifestly inaccurate q? Lyndsay Faye Sayings: No, no, Watson, it is all wrong. These certainly are my ts, ys, and ms,
Some cities bustle, some meander, I have read; London blazes and it incinerates. London is the wolf's maw. From the instant I arrived there, I loved every smoldering inch of it Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Some cities bustle, some meander, I have read; London blazes and it incinerates. London is
I believe it is the sole business of government to invent elaborate impediments to swift action, Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I believe it is the sole business of government to invent elaborate impediments to swift
Elections decide which horde of rats gets to gnaw at the bones. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Elections decide which horde of rats gets to gnaw at the bones.
What if," replied Inspector Fry in the same maddeningly curteous tone, "we were all to construct daisy chains and drape them so as to shield the words from public view? Lyndsay Faye Sayings: What if," replied Inspector Fry in the same maddeningly curteous tone, "we were all to
I bit the inside of my lip until I could taste all I had left of my mother, which was her blood. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I bit the inside of my lip until I could taste all I had left
And here you are, another practical sort - neither Catholic nor Protestant, nor wicked, I think. Let us pray that you are not one of a kind, as in my experience your type tend to be o' tremendous use to God. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: And here you are, another practical sort - neither Catholic nor Protestant, nor wicked, I
Watson, if the newspapers could be punished for speculation, every publication in England would soon enough be bankrupted. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Watson, if the newspapers could be punished for speculation, every publication in England would soon
I wanted to inflict exquisite agonies upon Aunt Patience; and had I been informed that a few weeks later, I would serve her the deepest cut imaginable, I am not certain that I would not have smiled. Morbidity Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I wanted to inflict exquisite agonies upon Aunt Patience; and had I been informed that
Though I no longer presumed to have a conscience, I have never once lacked feelings. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Though I no longer presumed to have a conscience, I have never once lacked feelings.
As he passed a hand over his eyes, I recalled the he could not have slept more than twenty hours in the last seven days. For the first time since I had known him, Sherlock Holmes appeared to be exhausted by work rather than inaction.
"Because if I am right," he murmured, "I haven't the first idea what to do.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: As he passed a hand over his eyes, I recalled the he could not have
I looked up in curiosity. Behind us stood the Brown and Eagle Wool Warehouse and Schneider's Cap Factory, both constructed with that wholehearted devotion to industry that sullied the word architecture. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I looked up in curiosity. Behind us stood the Brown and Eagle Wool Warehouse and
The language spoken by New Yorkers was changing almost daily. Phrases culled from British thieves' cant intermingled with German, Dutch, Yiddish, and other immigrant languages to form "flash," a Lyndsay Faye Sayings: The language spoken by New Yorkers was changing almost daily. Phrases culled from British thieves'
My friend opened a small box which Lestrade had produced. Inside lay a beautiful silver cigarette case monogrammed with Holmes's initials, underneath which ran the words, "With the Respects of Scotland Yard, November 1888."
Sherlock Holmes sat with his lips parted, but no sound emerged.
"Thank you," he managed at length.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: My friend opened a small box which Lestrade had produced. Inside lay a beautiful silver
But I will be a beautiful disaster. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: But I will be a beautiful disaster.
Here is another query: is it the duty of Society to burden itself permanently with every vicious woman who becomes a mother? And is it possible to make such an establishment of male and female loafers, even with the best management, anything useful to them or the world? - NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, AUGUST 11, 1847 Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Here is another query: is it the duty of Society to burden itself permanently with
In the broad light of day, I could not give his tale nearly so much credence as I had granted it when sitting rapt before a midnight fireplace whilst the tempest without erased the natural world. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: In the broad light of day, I could not give his tale nearly so much
One can grow accustomed to carrying unseeable scars, as if the tattoo one wears is inked in flesh tone over flesh tone; but nevertheless one is still covered in secret, painted with secret, stained by it. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: One can grow accustomed to carrying unseeable scars, as if the tattoo one wears is
Children are remarkable creatures, hurtling through savage landscapes of sudden laughter and sharp heartbreaks. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Children are remarkable creatures, hurtling through savage landscapes of sudden laughter and sharp heartbreaks.
Fourth, a telegram from brother Mycroft: 'Will visit at earliest possible convenience - great uproar in Whitehall. Mend quickly; your death would be most inconvenient at this time. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Fourth, a telegram from brother Mycroft: 'Will visit at earliest possible convenience - great uproar
The door flew open, revealing a wrinkled, forward-thrusting face wreathed with a nimbus of wispy white hair, a face resembling nothing so much as a mole emerging from its burrow. Her spectacles were so dirty that I could hardly see the use of them. She peered at us as if at two scabrous street dogs and tightened her grasp on her cane.
"What do you want? I don't let rooms, and if you've business with my sons or my husband, they work for a living.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: The door flew open, revealing a wrinkled, forward-thrusting face wreathed with a nimbus of wispy
Tell Mrs. Hudson there will be five for supper. If I am not back by eight, I will have no doubt been arrested. In that case, of course, there will be four. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Tell Mrs. Hudson there will be five for supper. If I am not back by
The spread of flash talk to the general population would prove to be a permanent shift in the English language. When you say "so long" to your "pal" in parting, you are participating in a subversive cultural phenomenon dating back to 1530 and the Derbyshire scoundrels who first developed a secret language all their own. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: The spread of flash talk to the general population would prove to be a permanent
The things my brother and I don't say could pave over the Atlantic Ocean. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: The things my brother and I don't say could pave over the Atlantic Ocean.
I always knew my grip upon the thread of time was tenuous, and the harder I clutched, the sooner it would break. Therefore, do not weep for me, my tender sweet love-- we must all resign ourselves to the final snapping of that bond between soul and death, and though it is a present unworthy of your grace and beauty, you must know that I gift my soul to you. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I always knew my grip upon the thread of time was tenuous, and the harder
Nothing is as bad as it seems,' I thought with the last remnants of my dense optimism. It couldn't be. I'd already lost everything once, I'd been ten, and so had countless other people I knew, and they all picked up and kept going. Or they picked up and went in a slightly different direction. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Nothing is as bad as it seems,' I thought with the last remnants of my
An argument could be made that the ultimate desecration of the human body is to end its earthly usefulness, which would imply that all murderers share equally that specific charge. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: An argument could be made that the ultimate desecration of the human body is to
I am not callow enough to suppose that books are not powerful
on the contrary, a book is the most delicious of paradoxes, an inert collection of symbols which are capable of changing the universe when once the cover is opened.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: I am not callow enough to suppose that books are not powerful on the contrary,
There was Fiona Fiddick's faculties for both humour and sewing, which enabled her to hide the words FEED ME in an embroidered nosegay of coral peonies which Miss Sheffleton proudly hung upon the classroom wall. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: There was Fiona Fiddick's faculties for both humour and sewing, which enabled her to hide
By day I taught Sahjara, who brought me unceasing small presents ranging from orange flower cakes to bouquets of jolly red berries; by night, I imagined my employer making the sort of inappropriate advances which would have made most governesses flee the estate forthwith, and in graphic detail, complete with bare thighs and calloused fingers and the diagonal notches which rest so sweetly above the hipbones when a gentleman is in training, as I had no doubt whatsoever Mr. Thornfield was. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: By day I taught Sahjara, who brought me unceasing small presents ranging from orange flower
Why didn't you say something?"
Flushing beet red, I replied, "Your inheritance was unexpected. I wanted to live there again, thought that it may have been . . . mine."
"And so it is!" he crowed. "Every brick, every weapon, every bloody blade of grass is as much yours as I am, darling, supposing you'll give me a pallet in the stables and a crust from time to time. Are you quite mad?"
"I don't want you to live on a pallet." My tears spilled, and he painted his fingertips over my jaw. "I want you to live in my bones.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Why didn't you say something?"Flushing beet red, I replied, "Your inheritance was unexpected. I wanted
Hope, I've discovered, is a sad nuisance. Hope is a horse with a broken leg. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Hope, I've discovered, is a sad nuisance. Hope is a horse with a broken leg.
Jeers and obscenities trailed after us like optimistic pickpockets. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Jeers and obscenities trailed after us like optimistic pickpockets.
You owe your attacker no debt, Miss Steele. It is, as I have proven, a logical impossibility? Promise to try? Lyndsay Faye Sayings: You owe your attacker no debt, Miss Steele. It is, as I have proven, a
We are all of us daily decaying, after all; the speed is our only variant. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: We are all of us daily decaying, after all; the speed is our only variant.
It was a gorgeous calamity in scale, I thought. A lovely misfortune. Immediate and irreversible and very soon forgotten. We needed more troubles like that. Ones like burning supper or coming down with a head cold at an awkward time. I desperately wanted to pass through countless small, endurable problems with the girl sitting next to me. I didn't need much else. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: It was a gorgeous calamity in scale, I thought. A lovely misfortune. Immediate and irreversible
Confident I remain, however, and I find myself hopeful as well -- if the world is wide enough for me to find someone, who knows what miracles lurk behind each and every closed door? Charles Thornefield and I are far from perfect; but we are perfect for each other, and perhaps in the end, our chains bind us more closely than anyone who has never been a prisoner can imagine. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Confident I remain, however, and I find myself hopeful as well -- if the world
Both citizens and noncitizens bribed by the Party by means of jobs and liquor cast as many illegal ballots as they can in a single day, after which said votes will be either tossed in the river or purposefully miscounted. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Both citizens and noncitizens bribed by the Party by means of jobs and liquor cast
Never have I seen a deadlier-looking collection of firemen, street brawlers, Party thugs, and fighting entrepreneurs in my life, and they made Chief Matsell's hiring practices pretty clear. If you were loyal to the Party or maybe even a good watchman, you could wear a copper star. If you looked like you've killed a man with your bare hands and aren't shy about doing it again, you could be a captain. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Never have I seen a deadlier-looking collection of firemen, street brawlers, Party thugs, and fighting
And I maintain, Detective Halse," said Inspector Fry doggedly, "that the civil unrest which allowing this message to remain in view would foment is against the principles of conscience and of British decency. Are you against the principles of British decency, Detective? Lyndsay Faye Sayings: And I maintain, Detective Halse," said Inspector Fry doggedly, "that the civil unrest which allowing
Nobody chased her. But that was nobody's fault, really, not in a city of this size. It was only the callousness of four hundred thousand people, blending into a single blue-black pool of unconcern. That's what we copper stars are for, I think... to be the few who stop and look. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Nobody chased her. But that was nobody's fault, really, not in a city of this
Grace had called Ellen a dry little prune who'd be lucky to give it away for free disguised as a hat, let alone sell it or marry it off. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Grace had called Ellen a dry little prune who'd be lucky to give it away
Because I'm still here. I got a brick, a leather strap, and a rock from a slingshot too, all on a shelf. But look at me. I'm right here. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Because I'm still here. I got a brick, a leather strap, and a rock from
Some tragedies bind us, as lies do; they are ropes braided of hurt and bitterness, and you cannot ever fully understand how pinioned you are until the ties are loosened. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Some tragedies bind us, as lies do; they are ropes braided of hurt and bitterness,
His eyes flew back at me and I could see whole civilizations, cities that he'd built and cherished and planned for, like the model of an entire world, all crumbling. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: His eyes flew back at me and I could see whole civilizations, cities that he'd
More accurately, on the bed and on the table lay various pieces of what had once been a body.
Holmes was leaning with his back against the wall, his countenance deathly white. "The door was open," he said incongruously. "I was passing by, and the door was open."
"Holmes," I whispered in horror.
"The door was open," he said once more, and then buried his face in his hands.
Lyndsay Faye Sayings: More accurately, on the bed and on the table lay various pieces of what had
If I must go to hell to find my mother again, so be it: I will be another embodied disaster. But I will be a beautiful disaster. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: If I must go to hell to find my mother again, so be it: I
Tim, press your teeth together and keep them that way,' he growled. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Tim, press your teeth together and keep them that way,' he growled.
Besides, Watson," he added, with a glint of humour in his grey eyes, "you, after all, are a man of the world. We must put your skills to use, for there is no greater tragedy on God's green earth than that of untapped talent. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Besides, Watson," he added, with a glint of humour in his grey eyes, "you, after
Time is a tyrant, words our last and only weapons. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Time is a tyrant, words our last and only weapons.
Knowing even as I craved permanence in New York City, that would never come to pass. The pair of us would live for as long as we could. As well as well could. That was all. Then we'd blow away like wishes made on dandelion heads. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Knowing even as I craved permanence in New York City, that would never come to
Come now, my dear fellow. Expertise is none the less admirable for being of an unsavoury variety. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Come now, my dear fellow. Expertise is none the less admirable for being of an
Being brave and being alone aren't the same thing. Lyndsay Faye Sayings: Being brave and being alone aren't the same thing.
There is no practice more vexing than that of authors describing coach travel for the edification of people who have already travelled in coaches. As I must adhere to form, however, I will simply list a series of phrases for the unlikely reader who has never gone anywhere: Lyndsay Faye Sayings: There is no practice more vexing than that of authors describing coach travel for the