•   Loading... Please wait
  • Search
      Authors  

    maggie stiefvater Quotes

    I'm very easily distracted unless I have music on. Listening to music while I brainstorm makes me think of scenes that would fit the mood of the music I'm playing.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: listening  music  mood 
     
    It's easy to say why I love coming to Chicago for my signings, because I still remember the very first time I came to Chicago, right before 'Shiver' came out. I remember I was so struck by the feel of the city, how wide open it felt, even with these massive buildings all around me. The parks and green spaces are incredible.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: time  right  space 
     
    Oh, filmmakers, please don't take my soft book and turn it into a horror, or take my horror and make it soft.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: horror  book 
     
    When I was a child, I was one of the kids who wore black all the time, and when the kids asked me why I wore black, I said things like, 'I'm mourning the death of modern society.' I mean, I was a riot.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: children  death  time  society  child  kids  black 
     
    My parents were very permissive when it came to animals. As long as we earned the money to buy them and built whatever structure it was they were going to live in, we could have any kind of pet we wanted. They would have let us have a rhinoceros if we could have afforded it.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: animals  live  money  parent 
     
    Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern? It wouldn't be escapism.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    Ideas come from all over, but as I write more and more, I find I'm always hunting for mood: I want to write a novel with a pervasive mood that sticks with you after you close the cover.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: novel  write  ideas  mood 
     
    When I was a teen, I thought I would have to choose between my writing or my music or my art, but it turns out it's a difficult juggling game but I can do all of them.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: thoughts  music  teen  writing  games 
     
    When I graduated from college, I went straight to work for a federal contractor, a desk job, and they were great to me, they loved me, I was like their mascot, but I just couldn't stand working in an office. I just hated it. And so one day I went in and said, 'I'm sorry, this is my two-weeks notice, I'm quitting to become an artist.'
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: work  job  college  artist  sorry 
     
    One of the things that I really like about young adult fiction is that you can explore the relationships between teens and their parents. I definitely think that teens are a product of their parents. You either end up just like them or you consciously make the decision to be unlike them.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    Once upon a time, I was very shy and you wouldn't even see me in a room. Then, when I was 16, I made the conscious decision to not be afraid of anything - this was about the time I picked up the bagpipes too - and my life pretty much changed forever.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: human 
     
    It's a hard thing to hold a civil conversation after recalling that one party has used a Taser on the other, so both of them finished the walk in silence.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: silence 
     
    Looking at him like that, I felt like I needed something from him, or somebody, and that probably meant that he also needed something from me, or somebody, but the revelation was like looking at spots on a slide. Knowing that it meant something to somebody wasn't the same as it meaning something to you.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: meaning  knowing 
     
    My most memorable adventure was investigating the chalk cliffs in Yorkshire. While clambering over kelp-covered boulders half-covered by the sea, I fell and smashed my tail bone on one of them.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: adventure 
     
    Avoiding a bathtub because your parents tried to kill you in one isn't the same as avoiding your entire life by becoming a wolf.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: parent 
     
    Overhead, the stars were wheeling and infinite, a complicated mobile made by giants.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: star 
     
    Grace reached over and began stroking her fingers through my hair. I closed my eyes and let her drive me crazy.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: grace  eyes  crazy 
     
    I hated this. I hated knowing what I wanted and knowing what was right and knowing they weren't the same thing.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: right  knowing 
     
    One thousand brilliant stars punched holes in my consciousness, pricking me with longing. I could stare at the stars for hours, their infinite number and depth pulling me into a part of myself that I ignored during the day.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: star  longing 
     
    Some days seem to fit together like a stained glass window. A hundred little pieces of different color and mood that, when combined, create a complete picture.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: mood 
     
    I tried to picture her in a class, any class, anywhere on campus, and failed miserably. I pictured her frolicking in a forest glade around some guy she'd just sacrificed to a heathen god. That image worked way better.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: god 
     
    I have a certain avoidance of reality that makes fantasy an ideal choice for me.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: fantasy  reality  choice 
     
    People shouldn't have to earn kindness. They should have to earn cruelty.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: people  kindness  cruelty 
     
    There are moments that you'll remember for the rest of your life and there are moments that you think you'll remember for the rest of your life, and it's not often they turn out to be the same moment.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: moment 
     
    It is possible to be in love with you just because of who you are.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    I'd be happy with this summer if it's all we ever had.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: summer 
     
    The world needs more love at first sight.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: world 
     
    Taking risks is not being suicidal. Otherwise, skydivers need serious help.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: help  risk 
     
    I whisper like the sea in the horse's ear.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    I was wild and tame and pulled into shreds and crushed into being all at once.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: wild 
     
    I'm pleased to see that the cab is cluttered with cough drop wrappers and empty milk bottles and bits of mud-smeared newspapers made brittle by age. Neatness makes me feel like I have to be on my best behavior. Clutter is my natural habitat.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: age 
     
    My mother always said that I was born out of a bottle of vinegar instead of born from a womb and that she and my father bathed me in sugar for three days to wash it off. I try to behave, but I always go back to the vinegar.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: father  mother 
     
    There doesn't seem like there should be an artful way to butcher a cow, but there is, and this is not it.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    The most dangerous and wonderful creature alive is the human.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: human  dangerous 
     
    The walls of the arch are covered with blood-red jellies that wink and glisten at me by the light of the moon. My father told me they were completely harmless. I don't believe him. Nothing is completely harmless.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: believe  moon  father 
     
    This time of year, I live and breathe the beach. My cheeks feel raw with the wind throwing sand against them. My thighs sting from the friction of the saddle. My arms ache from holding up two thousand pounds of horse. I have forgotten what it is like to be warm and what a full night's sleep feels like and what my name sounds like spoken instead of shouted across yards of sand. I am so, so alive.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: time  live  sleep  night  pounds  year 
     
    It was exactly what I wanted-beautiful distraction.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    a life is measured by moments like these
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: moment 
     
    ...she made her home in between the pages of books.
    — Maggie Stiefvater
    tags: book 
     
  •   Loading... Please wait
  • Search

    Related Authors