“In this heavy and confusing life, while you deal with your business, you wonder what they are doing all of a sudden and think of the person first aside from yourself. That’s enough of a reason to call it love.”

-Excerpt from Every Moment Was You

Playlist for the Dead

“Did they have no sense of how much they’d contributed to the fact that we were all here in the first place?” -Sam Goldsmith

“If you have this, you’ll have a place to focus. You can think about him when you look at it, and the rest of the time you can try to live.” -Astrid/Alison

“That’s the whole point. There’s a lot you don’t know. But I want you to.” -Archmage_Ged

“Was I crazy? Or was she flirting with me?” -Sam

“Could I really be sure that all my aches and pains were from the things I remembered?” -Sam

“I’d spent the day hanging out with a cheerleader from the rich side of town. Never would have seen that one coming.” -Sam

“That password? Try ‘Athena’,” -Astrid/Alison

“I’ll uncomplicate it. Hi, I’m Hayden Stevens.” -Hayden Stevens

“You clearly have severely underdeveloped gaydar.” -Astrid/Alison

“Drive safe. I’ve got my whole life in your car.” -Sam

“…If none of us is a hundred percent responsible, then it’s probably just as likely that none of us could have stopped this from happening, even if we’d known what it was we should have been trying to do. And we probably need to accept that, just like we need to accept that he’s not coming back.” -Sam

“I would never understand how hurt and confused and hopeless he must have felt, to decide it wasn’t worth trying, and I wasn’t mad at him anymore for doing it, but I never wanted to feel that way. And I never wanted to feel like I’d made someone else feel that way, either.” -Sam

Where She Went

“She’s starting to get a lot of buzz in that world. Or whatever the equivalent of buzz is in classical music. Perhaps hum.” -Vanessa LeGrande

“Tonight, I’ll listen. And that’ll be enough.” -Adam

“Ms. Hall would like you to come backstage.” -Usher

“The only way to survive this conversation is to have it with Mia’s sandals.” -Adam

“And that was the night I started writing songs again.” -Adam

“Let her do the wondering for a change.” -Adam

“Every year I get older, I think about how old Teddy would be, too.” -Adam

“I’ve come to realize there’s a world of difference between knowing something happened, even knowing why it happened, and believing it.” -Adam

“Quitting’s not hard. ‘Deciding’ to quit is hard. Once you make that mental leap, the rest is easy.” -Mia

“Really? Was that how you quit me?” -Adam

“You made me stay.” -Mia

“You can’t hate me for taking your word.” -Mia

“Some trauma is just too much for the conscious mind to handle and you have to go in through a back door to access it.” -Mia

“I look at the pictures, imagining that one day Mia’s own children will fill more of her frames, creating a new family for her, a continuing generation that I won’t be a part of.” -Adam

“I know. I needed someone to hate, and you’re the one I love the most, so it fell to you.” -Mia

“It felt like a gift. From them. For my first recital ever, they gave me a cello. And for this one, they gave me you.” -Mia

“And the answer’s no. I don’t wish her dead. Not so sure about you, though.” -Bryn

“She holds me until I recover my Y chromosome.” -Adam

“Anything I got right in regard to these details is because of these people. Anything I got wrong is because of me.” -Gayle Forman

Hollow City

“I had come to the island to solve my grandfather’s mystery, and in doing so I had discovered my own.” -Jacob

“Peculiarities are a bit like muscles–the more you exercise them, the bigger they grow.” -Millard

“So if he wants to talk, let’s hear what he has to say.” -Emma

“Some truths are expressed best in myths.” -Addison

“I’d become a mystery they would never solve. A wound that would never heal.” -Jacob

“I was coming to believe I had been sent here to repay that debt–my own, my father’s, and my grandfather’s, too.” -Jacob

“In battle, you don’t aim for the enemy’s pinky toe first–you stab him right through the heart!” -Enoch

“Why didn’t you tell us you were ‘syndrigasti’?” -Bekhir

“It’s as if the more he cares about someone, the less he can see. Emotions clouds his vision.” -Emma

“And when this is all over, I’ll look for you. There are more like us out there, and we’ll find them one day, together.” -Millard

“Nowhere am I deadlier than in a field of wildflowers.” -Hugh

“The day I met her, that’s what I call my birthday. The day I met my true mum.” -Emma

“It’s safe in the tub. Maybe you should get in, too. That way we’d all be safe.” -Esme

“Laughing doesn’t make bad things worse any more than crying makes them better.” -Jacob

“I swear on my life, one day I’ll personally escort all those that hurt my sisters to Hell.” -Miss Wren

“Everyone thinks I’m a coward. This is my chance to prove them wrong.” -Horace

“So maybe it was better to leave a few spots on the map blank. To let the world keep a little of its magic, rather than forcing it to divulge every last secret. Maybe it was better, now and then, to wonder.” -Jacob

“If you never hear from us again, well, one day you’ll be able to tell our story. You can tell your kids about us. Or your grandkids. And we won’t entirely be forgotten.” -Emma

“No, Dad. I’m peculiar.” -Jacob

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

“…the story of Grandpa Portman’s childhood wasn’t a fairytale at all. It was a horror story.” -Jacob

“But if it meant that I’d finally be able to put my grandfather’s mystery to rest and get on with my unextraordinary life, anything I had to endure would be worth it.” -Jacob

“That’s right, we got it all–only food, only bed, only phone!” -Kev

“Only birds can manipulate time. Therefore, all time manipulators must be able to take the form of a bird.” -Miss Peregrine

“The entire history of my love life in a dusty box in the closet.” -Emma

“…common people can’t pass through time loops.” -Emma

“He could see the monsters.” -Emma

“His whole life he’d been telling me the truth, and I didn’t believe him.” -Jacob

“But if you insist on leaving here, then I insist you never return.” -Miss Peregrine

“Be careful, okay?” -Jacob’s dad

“Nice problem to have. Wish my mum and dad had loved me enough to worry when I left home.” -Olive

“One day, when the danger has passed, he will come back to you. You have my word.” -Emma

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” -Jacob