Barry Lyga Quotes

Barry Lyga (born September 11, 1971), is an American young adult novelist and short story writer. He lives in New York. Lyga majored in English at Yale receiving his BA in 1993. He then spent ten years working at Diamond Comic Distributors after having spent his teenage years immersed in comic books. During this period, Lyga had seen his short stories published. His book Archvillain was released in October 2013. and I Hunt Killers was released in March 2012.

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And what? Accidentally cuts off three fingers postmortem? 'Oops, oh, no, my girlfriend just died! Clumsy me, in trying to perform CPR, I chopped off some fingers! Guess I'll just take them with me.... Oh, darn, where did that middle finger go?

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Disappointment is part of parenthood, Jasper. The trick is learnin' to love your kids even when they disappoint you.

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. . . but there's a restraining order in place.' She speaks slowly, choosing her words carefully. 'I'm not supposed to be this close to you.' You were never supposed to be this close to me,' I say, and I have no idea why.

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He easily gathered her in his arms; Gramma was made up of skin and bones and hate and crazy - and hate and crazy don't weigh anything.

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...called nine-one-one," Howie was saying, "and then I heard something in the alleyway, so I went back there and" --Howie coughed-- "and valiantly attacked his knife with my guts, to no avail." "Did you get a good look at him? Could you describe him?" Howie smiled wanly. "Yeah. He was about yay long" --he held up his hands, four inches apart-- "thin, made of steel. Pointy. Sharp.

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Psychologist: "This, ah, is a new sort of, ah, psychopathology that we're only now beginning to, ah, understand. These, ah, super-serial killers have no, ah, 'type' but, ah, rather consider everyone to be their 'type.'"Gramma: "Did you hear that? Your daddy's a superhero!

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What was the opposite of linkage blindness? What described being certain of something without any kind of evidence?...The term was faith.

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This is why I forgive, but I don't forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn't mean anything anymore.

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Medicine cabinets are dangerous. Those doors, man. They'll just spring on you like a ninja.

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He fucked my wife!" George wailed"He ruined my life!""Your wife was a goddamn whore!

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I don't know and I don't care anymore. I was supposed to have my way for once, just once in my life. I did everything right and I got nothing for it. I want to kill them all. no, better yet, I want to die. No, even bettter than that: I want to kill them all then die.

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It's a good day when a goddess gets on the school-bus with you.

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I just have an allergic reaction to lung cancer. Gives me tumors.

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And my parents made me want i am. So what? We get stuff from our parents, but we also get stuff from the world around us. From people around us. And at the end of the day, we're us.

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Cars are little privacy cocoons that we take with us. If you could refuel while driving you could, theoretically, stay moving forever.

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