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    As much as I devoured comics, I read non-graphic books exponentially more, so I'm not sure I can credit or blame them. Comics, however, taught me a lot about what makes a story arc work and how to bring a story to its natural resting place between issues.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: work  stories  book  read 
     
    Fight scenes are very physical for me. Sometimes I require my own body to move through them before I can tell where a character's likely to feel it.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: character  body  fight 
     
    He stared at his hot chocolate like it held the secret to the universe.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: secret  universe 
     
    I looked like a ghost. And I should know. I've seen a few.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: ghost 
     
    most of us, as we undergo the growing up process, do not get what we want or even what we should. We get what we have, and no more, and we find out how to make what we have work for us.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: work  process 
     
    I just . . . knew, the way you know how to breathe or to pull your hand back from a hot stove.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    I pulled in a soft breath. My lungs were starving, crying out for air. I lay still, and a cough tickled at the back of my throat. It always happens when you're hiding, a cough, a sneeze, something. It's stupid. The body decides to screw around with you, even though it knows being quiet is the only way it's going to go on living.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: living  body  crying 
     
    That's the funny thing about old hurts- they just wait for new heartache to come along and then show up, just as sharp and horrible as the first day you woke up with the world changed all around you.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: funny  world  heartache 
     
    And ordering me around is exactly the wrong way to make me do what you want.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: wrong  ordering 
     
    The only place their voices were left was in my head. It was better than being alone but it was so, so lonely.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: alone 
     
    I don't even have moderately big breasticles. They just look like - well, nevermind what they look like. At least they stay strapped down when I worm into a sports bra.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    Boys always get the best eyelashes; it's like some kind of cosmic law. And half-breed kids get some kind of extra help there from genetics, too.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: law  help  boys  kids 
     
    His eyes were green chips of flame, and the growl was so thick it blurred the air around him, the sound of a very pissed off skinchanger.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: eyes 
     
    I'd kind of expected that kids who knew about the Real World wouldn't act like jock dipwads. Guess I was wrong.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: world  wrong  real  kids 
     
    You can't ever stop thinking something quick enough. Something that hurts always gets the knife in too fast for you to slam a lid on it and shove it away.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: hurt  thinking 
     
    I sensed him leaning forward. It's weird to feel someone's attention on you that way, like you're the only thing in the world they're listening to. Most of the time people are distracted, or just thinking about what they're going to say next.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    What you can't run away from, you have to face
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    If something is visceral and unsettling for me, my job is to not look away, not to punk out. Sometimes the dark things come from places inside me, experiences Ive had, that need to be transformed.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: experience  dark  job 
     
    Better to be strong than pretty and useless.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: strong 
     
    Sometimes, as much as writing saves one's own life, you cannot imagine how it will save another's. This is another reason why it is important to do the work, over and over again. It is food, the kind a soul needs.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: work  food  soul  writing  imagine 
     
    Graves: It's going to snow. Dru Anderson: Thanks for the warning. Graves: Hey, no problem. First one's free.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: problem 
     
    First you find out what you have , Dad would say. Then you figure out how to make it work for what you need, 'cause you don't get what you want. You get just what you have and no more.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: work 
     
    I'm getting really tired of bleeding. Someone stop the world, I want to get off.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: world 
     
    Come take a look at one of the oldest human urges- religion. After all, the only thing that makes us screwier is sex.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: human  sex 
     
    His smell-the scent of a demon, cinnamon incense, amber musk-wrapped around me, filled my lungs. I felt like I could breathe again, without every breath being tainted by the stench of dying cells. The smell of him seemed to coat my abused insides with peace, and flow down into the middle of my body to spread through my veins. I filled my lungs again. While I could, before what was undoubtedly a hallucination vanished.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: peace  body  dying  demon 
     
    No problem, Goth Boy. First one's free.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: problem  boys 
     
    There was a hole inside her, and it twisted.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    Some days, a killing spree seems like a good idea.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: ideas 
     
    Someday, Dante, I will discover how your mind works
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: work  mind 
     
    I was always holding onto people, and they were always leaving.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: people 
     
    It's always difficult to say goodbye, especially when one has spent a long time - literally years, in the case of a series - inside a character or two, suffering and celebrating with them.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    Richelle Mead delivers sexy action and tongue-in-cheek hellish humor-if damnation is this fun, sign me up!
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: action  fun  sexy 
     
    Death did not play favorites-He loved all equally. What you cannot escape, you must fight; what you cannot fight, you must endure . The god's voice-not quite words, just a thread of meaning laid in my receptive mind-
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: death  meaning  fight  god 
     
    People don't really want to know anything about you. They just want you to fit into their little predetermined slots. They decide what you are in the first two seconds, and they only get nervous or upset if you don't live up to their snap judgments.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: people  live 
     
    Touch me again, and it will be your last act in life - Blue Eyes.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: eyes 
     
    It truly sucks to doubt your friends when you only have one or two of them, I realized.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: friends  doubt 
     
    He laughed. The laugh could strip the skin off an elephant in seconds.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    He hadn't told me everything, but I'd left him for dead. I guess we were just about even.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    Christophe, with the careful tone of an adult telling a kid not to pet the nice foaming-rabid pooch.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: adult  kids 
     
    He wiped away the tears, tenderly, and I forgot to weep as he told me silently everything I always wanted to hear.
    — Lilith Saintcrow
    tags: tears 
     
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