Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
I remember the lesson I learned the hard way as a little kid, when I tried to sneak around my parents' rules: Trying to outsmart a genius rarely ends well.
~ Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray, pg. 161
I’ve been thinking about things blowing up since I was in fourth grade. I used to want to wear my bike helmet all the time. I wanted an army helmet like they have on M*A*S*H. Except blowing up isn’t always external. It’s not always easy to hear or see. Synapses fire every day in my brain. Thinking is just like exploding until it eventually scars you and you can’t interact with people anymore. It’s like one big, final detonation.
~ I Crawl Through It by A.S. King, Kindle Location 279
"I am what the universe made me to be, my dear."
"You bow before the whims of the universe, then?"
"What else would I do?"
"Fight it"..."Fight with everything, force the universe to bow to you instead."
"That's a charming concept, Blushweaver. But I believe that the universe and I are in slightly different weight categories."
"I think you're wrong."
"Are you saying I'm fat?"
~ Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson, pg. 144