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Maggie Stiefvater’s “Shiver” Quotes (39 Quotes)


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  • I remembered the pain as clearly as if I were shifting - the pain of loss. I felt the agony of the single moment that I lost myself. Lost what made me Sam. The part of me that could remember Grace's name.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • One happy day for every falling leaf you catch. Sam's voice was low.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • I was born with these eyes. I was born for this life.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • One thousand brilliant stars punched holes in my consciousness, pricking me with longing. I could stare at the stars for hours, their infinite number and depth pulling me into a part of myself that I ignored during the day.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • I was suddenly struck by how dissimilar we were. It occurred to me that if Grace and I were objects, she would be an elaborate digital clock, synced up with the World Clock in London with technical perfection, and I'd be a snow globe - shaken memories in a glass ball.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")


  • Peppermint swirled into my nostrils, sharp as glass, then raspberry almost to sweet, like too-ripe fruit. Apple, crisp and pure. Nuts, buttery, warm, earthy
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • I was wild and tame and pulled into shreds and crushed into being all at once.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • Sam: Hope hurt more than the cold.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • I wasn't sure if I was charmed by his reluctance to share a bed with a girl or insulted that, apparently, I wasn't hot enough for him to charge the mattress like a bull.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • Sam: I wanted to answer, but I was broken.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • I would say that by virtue of your not acting parental up to this point, you've relinquished your ability to wield any power now. Sam and I are together. It's not an option.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • She kissed me harder, breath huffing into my mouth, and bit my lip. Oh, hell that was amazing. I growled before I could stop myself.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • Again and Again, however, we know the language of love, and the little churchyard with its lamenting names and the staggeringly secret abyss in which others find their end: again and again the two of us go out under the ancient trees, make our bed again and again between the flowers, face to face with the skies
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • If that moment had been a real thing, it would've been a butterfly, flapping and fluttering toward the sun.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")

  • She was past present future. I wanted to answer, but I was broken.
    (Maggie Stiefvater, "Shiver")


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