Richelle Quotes


The only thing better than imagining Dimitri carrying me in his arms was imagining him shirtless while carrying me in his arms.

Vampire Academy

Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Academy    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

There's nothing worse than waiting and not knowing what'll happen to you. Your own imagination can be crueler than any captor.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Frostbite    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

what's your name?"
what?" i asked, squinting at the light.
your name." I reconized Dr. Olendzki peering over me.
you know my name."
I want you to tell me."
Rose. Rose Hathaway."
Do you know your birthday?"
Of course I do. Why are you asking me such stupid things? Did you lose my records?"
Dr. Olendzki gave an exasperated sigh and walked off, taking the annoying light with her. "I think she's fine,

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Frostbite    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

Not into older guys, huh?" asked Adrian once we were alone.
"You're imagining things," I said. "Clearly, my stunning beauty has clouded your mind.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

Wow." I hadn't thought Dimitri could be any cooler, but I was wrong. "You beat up your dad. I mean, that's really horrible...what happened. But, wow. You really are a god."
He blinked. "What?"
"Uh, nothing.

Vampire Academy

Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Academy    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

Roza." His voice had that same wonderful lowness, the same accent . . . it
was all just colder. "You forgot my first lesson: Don’t hesitate.

Blood Promise

Richelle Mead

Blood Promise

By the way, my name's Rose Hathaway. I'm seventeen years old, training to protect and kill vampires, in love with a completely unsuitable guy, and have a best friend whose weird magic could drive her crazy.
Hey, no one said high school was easy.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Frostbite    Hathaway    Mead    Richelle    Rose    Vampire

That's pretty hot," he said.
"Punching me in the eye?"
"Well, no. Of course not. I meant the idea of getting rough with you is hot. I'm a big fan of full-contact sports."
"I'm sure you are.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Frostbite    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

Well he didn't treat my mother very well. He did some horrible things."
"Like..." I hesitated. "Blood-whore things?"
"Like beating-her-up kinds of things" he replied flatly.
"Oh God," I said "That's horrible. And she...she just let it happen?"
"She did." The corner of his mouth turned into a sly, sad smile. "But I didn't"
"Tell me, tell me you beat the crap out of him"
His smile grew, "I did.

Vampire Academy

Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Academy    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

It’s okay. Everything’s going to be okay. You can let go of the sword."
"I can’t. I can’t leave him alone. I have to protect him."
"You have.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Frostbite    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

Sweat isn't a bad thing," he said, leaning his head against the wall thoughtfully. "Some of the best things in life happen while your sweating. Yeah, if you get too much of it and it gets old and stale, it turns pretty gross. But on a beautiful women? Intoxicating. If you could smell things like a vampire does, you'd know what I'm talking about. Most people mess it all up and drown themselves in perfume. Perfume can be good...especially if you get one that goes with your chemistry. But you only need a hint. Mix about 20 percent of that with 80 percent of your own perspiration...mmm." He tilted his head to the side and looked at me. "Dead sexy.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Academy    Frostbite    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

There are far too many silent sufferers.  Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares.

So...Mason, Eddie, and Mia went to Spokane to hunt Strigoi?"
"Yes."
"Holy shit. Why didn't you go with them? Seems like something you'd do."
I resisted the urge to smack him. "Because I'm not insane! But I'm going to go get them before they do something even stupider.

Frostbite

Richelle Mead

Frostbite
Fiction    Frostbite    Mead    Novel    Richelle    Vampires

Perhaps, if you weren't so busy regarding my shortcomings, you'd find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be.  I notice when the sky is blue.  I smile down at children.  I laugh at any innocent attempt at humor.  I quietly carry the burdens of others as though they were my own.  And I say 'I'm sorry' when you don't.  I am not without fault, but I am not without goodness either.

There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.

There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.

You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just
one star
to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.

Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.

Guardian Belikov is the princess's guardian now," said Kirova, "Her
sanctioned
guardian."
"You got cheap foreign labour to protect Lissa?

Vampire Academy

Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy
Academy    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

Call me crazy for asking this, but, um, are Lissa and I going with you?"
"No"
"No?"
"No.

Shadow Kiss

Richelle Mead

Shadow Kiss
Academy    Mead    Richelle    Vampire

With a few swift steps, Adrian stood in front of me again. The wall was only a couple inches behind me, and I had nowhere to go. He made no threatening moves, but he did clasp my hands and hold them to his chest while leaning down to me.
No, you will listen. For once, you’re going to hear something that doesn’t fit into your neat, compartmentalized world of order and logic and reason. Because this isn’t reasonable. If you’re terrified, believe me—this scares the hell out of me, too. You asked about Rose? I tried to be a better person for her—but it was to impress her, to get her to want me. But when I’m around you, I want to be better because… well, because it feels right. Because I want to. You make me want to become something greater than myself. I want to excel. You inspire me in every act, every word, every glance. I look at you, and you’re like… like light made into flesh. I said it on Halloween and meant every word: you are the most beautiful creature I have ever seen walking this earth. And you don’t even know it. You have no clue how beautiful you are or how brightly you shine.

The Golden Lily

Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily
Adrian    Bloodlines    Golden    Lily    Mead    Richelle    Sydney

Never give up.
It's like breathing—once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope. You can't do that. You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams. Don't ever, ever, ever give up.

A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.

While you judge me by my outward appearance I am silently doing the same to you, even though there's a ninety-percent chance that in both cases our assumptions are wrong.

Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action....no matter what.  So you're afraid? Be afraid.  Be scared silly to the point you're trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!

Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand.

No one is without troubles, without personal hardships and genuine challenges.  That fact may not be obvious because most people don't advertise their woes and heartaches.  But nobody, not even the purest heart, escapes life without suffering battle scars.

All I ever wanted from you was to know that I was wanted
by
you.  That would have changed everything.

Desire    Fate    Need    Richelle    Richelle goodrich    Want    Wanting

To love is to accept a soul entirely, not wishing that the person was otherwise, nor hoping for change, nor clinging to some ideal past. To love is to cherish the individual standing before you presently―charms, quirks, and all. To love is to give someone a piece of your heart that you will never, ever reclaim.

What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval?  
I'm
someone.  
I
approve.  So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!

Do it again.
Play it again. Sing it again. Read it again. Write it again. Sketch it again. Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again.
Because
again
is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.

Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.

Without you there would be no me.
I am everything reflected in your eyes.
I am everything approved by your smile.
I am everything born of your guidance.
I am me only because of you.

Children    Direction    Father    Growing up    Guidance    I    I am    Me    Mother    Parent    Parenthood    Richelle    Richelle goodrich    Teaching

You were born and with you endless possibilities, very few ever to be realized.  It's okay.  Life was never about what you
could
do, but what you
would
do. 

Birth    Birthday    Drive    Effort    Hope    Possibilities    Richelle    Richelle goodrich    Success    Talents

If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.

One smile has the power to...
Calm fears.
Soften stone walls.
Warm a cold heart.
Invite a new friend.
Mimic a loving hug.
Beautify the bearer.
Lighten heavy loads.
Promote good deeds.
Brighten a gloomy day.
Comfort a grieving spirit.
Offer hope to the forlorn.
Send a message of caring.
Lift the downtrodden soul.
Patch up invisible wounds.
Weaken the hold of misery.
Act as medicine for suffering.
Attract the companionship of angels.
Fulfill the human need for recognition.
Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?

How often it is that we set ourselves in the high seat, judging others, not having read their book but merely having glimpsed the cover.

Be warned: A person content to sit with you and criticize others will speak critically of you out of earshot.

Gratitude doesn't change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.

Don't underestimate the power of friendship. Those bonds are tight stitches that close up the holes you might otherwise fall through.

Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy.  If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so.

It is terrifying, said Adrian. And weird, for lack of a better word. And part of you knows… well, part of you knows something’s not right. That your thinking’s not right. But what do you about that? All we can go on is what we think, how we see the world. If you can’t trust your own mind, what can you trust? What other people tell you?

The Golden Lily

Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily
Adrian    Bloodlines    Golden    Lily    Mead    Richelle    Sydney

Walk with me for a while, my friend—you in my shoes, I in yours—and then let us talk.

Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country?  Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote.

A session of boasting won't attract any real friends.  It will set you up on a pedestal, however, making you a clearer target.

Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.

I'm starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.

It's none of your concern what others say or think about you. Your happiness is your own responsibility.

Mothers observe all, absorb all,
give all, forgive all,
offer all, suffer all,
feel all, heal all,
hope for all, pray for all.
But most of all,
Mothers
love always.

Life has moments that feel as if the sun has blackened to tar and the entire world turned to ice.  It feels as if Hades and his vile demons have risen from the depths of Tartarus solely for the purpose of banding to personally torture you, and that their genuine intent of mental, emotional, and spiritual anguish is tearing you to shreds.  Your heart weighs as heavily as leaden legs which you would drag yourself forward with if not for the quicksand that pulls you down inch by inch, paralyzing your will and threatening oblivion.  And all the while fire and brimstone pour from the sky, pelting only you.  
Truly, that is what it feels like. But that feeling is a trial that won't last forever.  Never give up.

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