"But they knew in their hearts that once science had declared a thing possible, there was no escape from its eventual realization."
Childhood’s End ( ). Loc. 2501-2502.
"For well-bred people do not, after all, care to read about the social gaffes of others."
Childhood’s End ( ). Loc. 1869-1870.
"Evil men could be destroyed, but nothing could be done with good men who were deluded."
Childhood’s End ( ). Loc. 88-89.
"That’s all that being a monster hunter is, really. Learning how to stop being the one who does the fearing, and how to make the predators be the ones who were afraid."
Me, My Elf, and I ( ). Loc. 234-235.
"Most national myths, at their core, are racist. They are fed by ignorance."
War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning ( ). Loc. 362-363.
"Terry coughed, but if one listened closely, beneath the noise could be heard something that sounded like, “Know where you live!”
I narrowed my eyes. “That is illegal, Mr. Officer.”
Terry coughed again, this time coming out as “Secret organization! Above the law!”"
Old Flames, New Fires ( ). Loc. 1780-1784.
"On the plus side, though… other than the fact it required I grip a blazing corpse and push it ahead of me, the plan did work awfully well."
Old Flames, New Fires ( ). Loc. 1618-1620.
"I nodded in satisfaction. The power of Rob Prime had grown greatly with his new title, as was right and proper. As the greatest of Robs, his new title would give him powers and abilities beyond that of mortal men. I was proud to be present for the birth of such a being, the Rob to end all Robs, the alpha and omega of the name Robert. Long may he reign."
Old Flames, New Fires ( ). Loc. 1561-1564.
"I learned that the success of the character comes a hundred percent from the puppeteer underneath, not from any externals or cosmetics or tricky gadgetry."
— Jon Stone (quoted in Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street [p. 91] by Michael Davis)
"“Why did you retain the services of such an unbalanced person?” Justice Jefferson demanded.
“Oh, I’m highly balanced,” asserted the MAD Hatter. He set the teacup in the brim of his hat and did a pirouette. “It’s the strategic forces that are unbalanced.”
“We were unaware of his condition at the time,” Aquinas explained."
— James Morrow. This Is the Way the World Ends (Kindle Locations 3664-3667). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.
"George liked the word pixel. It sounded like something an elf would use for self-gratification."
— James Morrow. This Is the Way the World Ends (Kindle Location 3442). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.
"George admitted to his spermatids that he was very confused."
— James Morrow. This Is the Way the World Ends (Kindle Locations 3180-3181). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.
"Mother Mary Catherine turned to the bench, winked impishly, and said, “Be sure to convict that chucklehead. He thinks a country’s Christianity is measured by the size of its thermonuclear arsenal.”
Sparrow now wore the look of a boy engaged in wetting his pants."
— James Morrow. This Is the Way the World Ends (Kindle Locations 3030-3032). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.
"Ever try stuffing a melted marshmallow up a wildcat’s ass? It can be done, but you have to like your job."
— James Morrow. This Is the Way the World Ends (Kindle Locations 2975-2976). Open Road Media. Kindle Edition.