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1. "Was she acting entirely consciously? No: women are always sincere, even in the midst of their most shocking duplicities, because it is always some natural emotion which dominates them. Perhaps, having given this young man such a hold on her, by having openly demonstrated her affection for him, Delphine was merely responding to a sense of personal dignity, which led her either to revoke any concessions she might have made or, at least, to enjoy suspending them. Even at the very moment when passion seizes her, it is perfectly natural for a Parisian woman to delay her final fall, as a way of testing the heart of the man into whose hands she is about to deliver herself and her future!"
Author: Honoré De Balzac
2. "As Delphine watched, into her head there popped a strange notion: the idea that perhaps strongly experienced moments, as when Eva turned and the sun met her hair and for that one instant the symbol blazed out, those particular moments were eternal. Those moments actually went somewhere. Into a file of moments that existed out of time's range and could not be pilfered by God."
Author: Louise Erdrich
3. "Delphine began to read with a mad attention when she wanted to talk to Clarisse. She saw that in her life there was a woman-shaped hole, a cutout that led to a mysterious place. Through it, her mother, then Eva, and now Clarisse had walked. If only she could plunge her arms through and drag them back."
Author: Louise Erdrich
4. "She slowly became convinced…that at the center of the universe not God but a tremendous deadness reigned. The stillness of a drunk God, passed out cold…She had learned of it in that house…where the drunks crashed…Things had happened to her there. She was neither raped nor robbed, nor did she experience God's absence to any greater degree than other people did. She wasn't threatened or made to harm anyone against her will. She wasn't beaten, either, or deprived of speech or voice. It was, rather, the sad blubbering stories she heard in the house. Delphine witnessed awful things occurring to other humans. Worse than that, she was powerless to alter their fate. It would be that way all her life – disasters, falling like chairs all around her, falling so close they disarranged her hair, but not touching her."
Author: Louise Erdrich
5. "Eva sipped her coffee. Today, her hair was bound back in a singular knot, the sides rolled in smooth twists, the knot itself in the shape of the figure eight, which Delphine knew was the ancient sign for eternity. Eva rose and turned away, walked across the green squares of linoleum to punch some risen dough and cover it with towels. As Delphine watched, into her head there popped a strange notion: the idea that perhaps strongly experienced moments, as when Eva turned and the sun met her hair and for that one instant the symbol blazed out, those particular moments were eternal. Those moments actually went somewhere. Into a file of moments that existed out of time's range.."
Author: Louise Erdrich
6. "Upon walking into Eva's kitchen, something profound happened to Delphine. She experienced a fabulous expansion of being. Light-headed, she felt a swooping sensation and then a quiet, as though she'd settled like a bird."
Author: Louise Erdrich
7. "Dear Delphine, When you are older I want you to find Chinua Achebe. I want you to read Things Fall Apart. Don't be hardheaded and try to read this book now. Don't be hardheaded, Delphine. You are the smart one, but you are not ready. You can read all its words. Even the African words. But you will not know what Achebe is saying. It is a bad thing to bite into a hard fruit with little teeth. You will say bad things about the fruit when the problem is your teeth. I want you to read this book. I want you to know Things Fall Apart. Fourteen is a good age to find Chinua Achebe. Nzila. Your Mother.P.S. For now you are eleven. Be eleven."
Author: Rita Williams Garcia
8. "Oh, gah, I've been slimed. (Jericho)It's not slime. It's a baby kiss. (Delphine)It's slime. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
9. "Hold him. Because if Jericho dies, I'm going to tear his heart out of his chest and feed it to him. (Delphine)Given the ass-whipping you just gave him, I'm sure you will. Remind me to –never- upset that woman. (Zeth)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
10. "You must have had such a great childhood with a man like that for your father. (Delphine)Yeah. All puppy dogs and rainbows and those weird furry people with padded coat hangers on their heads that look like space aliens on acid. (Jericho)You mean the Teletubbies? (Berith)The fact that you know what they're called, Berith, truly scares me. (Jericho)As a demon of torture, it behooves me to know all things that are deeply annoying. You'd be amazed how many people in the modern age no longer fear zombies as much as Teletubbies. (Berith)Not really. I'd rather battle a brain-eating zombie any day than hear them sing. (Jericho)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
11. "Why would you do that? (Delphine)Why do you think? (Jericho)Because I'm a bossy hag and you'd rather be enslaved to a man you hate than deal with me. (Delphine)You know…you're not funny. (Jericho)I think I'm hysterical. (Delphine)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
12. "Why would you help us? (Delphine)I hear stupidity is a fatal disease. Doing my own experimentation to see if that's true or not. If I survive, we'll know it's not. If I die…well, it'll suck. Bad. And I won't be happy. (Asmodeus)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
13. "Then Olympus it is. But do try to behave. I know it's hard for you, but… (Delphine)I won't piss on the floor. (Jericho)It's not the floor I'm worried about. It's their cornflakes. (Delphine)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
14. "I want to hate you, but I can't even stay mad at you. (Jericho)You know, I think you're more in need of lessons on how to seduce than I am. Why don't you call me fat and ugly while you're at it? (Delphine)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
15. "You think we stand a chance? (Delphine)Like an icicle on the equator. (Phobos)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
16. "That depends on the man. I like breasts myself. A nice rack goes a long way in getting me to do just about anything. Even stupid things. (Phobos)You are so offensive! (Delphine)Oh, please, I'm ten thousand years old. You're lucky I'm not more chauvinistic than I am. Babe, I've come a long way. (Phobos)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
17. "So would you like to join me for something to eat? (Jericho)As long as it doesn't involve the entrails of demons, I might be persuaded. (Delphine)Demon entrails have no appeal for me, either. Zeus's are another matter. (Jericho)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
18. "You were impaled? (Delphine)You know the worst part about impalement? You don't die immediately. You hang on bleeding and aching as the spike works its way slowly through your body until it pierces some major organ. Pray to the gods you worship that you never know what that feels like. (Jericho)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
19. "Say thank you to her, Dolophonos. She just kept you from getting your ass handed to you. (Jericho)Stop it! One more round of Grand Testosterone and I swear I'll geld you both where you stand. (Delphine)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
20. "You would kill or enslave everyone? There is so much beauty in the world that they'd destroy. How do you not see it? (Delphine)Spoken like someone who has only lived in the cushioned world of dreams. You have no idea what the real world is like. What people will do to you when they know they can get away with it. People are absolutely cruel and I say more power to Noir for tearing it down. (Jericho)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
21. "Looks like I'll be the one babysitting you all. (Jericho)It's okay, sweetie. I make a mean Band-aid. (Delphine)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
22. "What? Was that a laugh? (Delphine)No. (Jericho)Yes, it was. I heard it. Holy cow, call Hermes to spread the news. I think I just started the end of the world…it has to be a sign of the apocalypse. (Delphine)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

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