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    We can save the world," I say, trying to smile. "You and me.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: smile 
     
    People say they want freedom, but what they really want is freedom from worry. If I take care of their problems, they don't mind being told what to do.
    — Patrick Ness
    Ideals, my girl," she says. "Always easier to believe in than live." "But if you don't at least try to live them," Bradley says, "then there's no point in living at all.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: living  live  believe 
     
    You are keeping the possibility [of peace] open. No wise leader would do anything less
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: possibility  leader  wise 
     
    There's so much wonder in the world. Don't let no one tell you otherwise.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: world  wonder 
     
    Noise ain't Truth, Noise is what men want to be true, and there's a difference twixt those two things so big that it could ruddy well kill you if you don't watch out.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: truth  men  true 
     
    Ah, well, then you've never stood on a beach as the waves came crashing in, the water stretching out from you until it's beyond sight, moving and blue and alive and so much bigger than even the black beyond seems because the ocean hides what it contains.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: ocean  water  black 
     
    Stories are important...They can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: truth  stories 
     
    In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel, my boy, is a rare gift indeed.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: world  gift  boys 
     
    ... a good idea always attracts other good ideas.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: ideas 
     
    Shout for libraries. Shout for the young readers who use them.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: young  library 
     
    Librarians are tour-guides for all of knowledge.
    — Patrick Ness
    Without a filter, a man is just chaos walking.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: men  chaos 
     
    "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
    tags: animals  wild  stories 
     
    Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: truth  believe  lies  knowing  mind 
     
    I was a hugely unchaperoned reader, and I would wander into my local public library and there sat the world, waiting for me to look at it, to find out about it, to discover who I might be inside it.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: world  library 
     
    A book" it's a world all on its own too. A world made of words, where you live for a while.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: live  world 
     
    To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.
    — Patrick Ness
    And too much informayshun can drive a man mad. Too much informayshun becomes just Noise. And it never, never stops.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: men 
     
    Choices may be unbelievably hard but they're never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that's not how a person with integrity acts.
    — Patrick Ness
    And it hurts her, but it's an okay hurt, but it hurts still, but it's good, but it hurts.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: hurt 
     
    The sound when we crash is so loud it's almost impossible.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: impossible 
     
    And it's a sad song, Todd, but it's also a promise. I'll never deceive you and I'll never leave you and I promise you this so you can one day promise it to others and know that it's true.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: sad  true  song 
     
    I don't know what's ahead," I say. "I don't know nothing about nothing but whatever it is, it's gotta be better than what's behind. It's gotta be.
    — Patrick Ness
    Don't deceive me. Never leave me.
    — Patrick Ness
    And the pain is too much it's too much it's too much and my hands are on my head and I'm rearing back and my mouth is open in a never-ending wordless wail of all the blackness that's inside me. And i fall back into it.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: pain 
     
    It's a trick Ben taught me to help settle my Noise. You close yer eyes and as clearly and calmly as you can you tell yerself who you are, cuz that's what gets lost in all that Noise.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: lost  eyes  help 
     
    I think maybe everyone falls... I think the asking is whether we get back up again.
    — Patrick Ness
    I remember the ache I used to feel when she got too close, how it felt like grief, how it felt like a loss, like I was falling, falling into nothing, how it clenched me up and made me want to weep, made me actually weep.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: grief  loss 
     
    The only crime, the only crime is to take a life. There is nothing else.' 'And that's why you don't fight,'I say. She turns to me sharply. 'To preserve life is to fight everything that man stands for.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: crimes  men  fight 
     
    The ability to make fire at will. It allowed us light to see in the darkness, warmth against the cold, a tool to cook our food.' He gestured vaguely in the direction of the Delta's engines. "Fire is what eventually led to travel across the black beyond, the ability to start a new life on a New World.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: travel  world  food  darkness  fire  black 
     
    If the world wants you, it's gonna keep on coming till it gets you. And who am I that can fix it? Who am I that can change this if the world wants it so badly? Who am I to stop the end of the world if it keeps on coming?
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: world 
     
    Life equals running and when we stop running maybe that's how we'll know life is finally finished.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: running 
     
    A thing worth learning is worth learning well.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: learning  worth 
     
    We are the choices we make. And have to make. We aren't anything else.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: choice 
     
    Stories are the wildest things of all. Stories chase and bite and hunt.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: stories 
     
    if one of us falls, we all fall
    — Patrick Ness
    Real life is only ever just real life. Messy. What it means depends on how you look at it. The only thing you've got to do is find a way to live there.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: live  real 
     
    A man is capable of thought. A crowd is not.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: men  thoughts 
     
    No,' Ben says, 'but I believe it. I believe it for you. And that's why it's hope.
    — Patrick Ness
    tags: believe  hope 
     
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