I meant to have this ready last week when my review came out, but circumstances prevented that.
“When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them. You want—”
~ Julian Blackthorn on being in Love
“These pictures are my heart. And if my heart was a canvas, every square inch of it would be painted over with you.”
~Julian on Emma
No one is ever the villain of their own story.
Being told that love is forbidden does not kill love. It strengthens it.
“He bumped into a pay phone and said, ‘Excuse me, miss,’ on our way in,” said Julian.
“It’s polite to apologize,” said Mark with the same small voice.
“Not to inanimate objects.”
~ Julian and Mark Blackthorn
“Everyone is more than one thing,” said Kieran. “We are more than single actions we undertake, whether they be good or evil.”
~ Kieran of the Wild Hunt
“Laws are meaningless, child. There is nothing more important than love. And no law higher.”
~ Malcolm Fade
Mark, looking beatific, took the dispenser of maple syrup off the table and upended it over his strawberries. He picked one up and put it in his mouth, stem and all. Julian stared at him.
“What?” Mark said. “This is a perfectly normal thing to eat.”
“Sure it is,” said Julian. “If you’re a hummingbird.”
~ Mark and Julian