154 Quotes & Sayings By Kiera Cass

Kiera Cass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Elite, The Unexpected Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Boyfriend List, and the upcoming The Three. She lives in southern California with her husband, Chris L. Horner, and their four children.

True love is usually the most inconvenient kind.
True love is usually the most inconvenient kind. Kiera Cass
You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you. Kiera Cass
I want everything with you, America. I want the holidays and the birthdays, the busy season and lazy weekends. I want peanut butter fingertips on my desk. I want inside jokes and fights and everything. I want a life with you. Kiera Cass
Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to...
Sometimes I feel like we're a knot, too tangled to be taken apart. Kiera Cass
He must love you very much, ' Gavril said once I had my footing. I couldn't look at him. 'What makes you say that?' Gavril sighed. 'I've known Maxon since he was a child. He's never stood up to his father like that. Kiera Cass
I loved him. I couldn't pinpoint what made me so certain, but I knew it then, as surely as I knew my name or the color of the sky or any fact written in a book. Could he feel it, too? Maxon broke the kiss and looked at me. "You're so pretty when you are a mess." I laughed nervously. "Thank you. For that and for the rain and for not giving up." He ran his fingers along my cheek and nose and chin. "You're worth it. I don't think that you get that. You're worth it to me. Kiera Cass
It's the most wonderful and terrible thing that can ever happen to you, " she said simply. "You know that you've found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it." I sighed softly. She was absolutely right. Love was beautiful fear. Kiera Cass
What am I supposed to call you?
What am I supposed to call you?"" Your Royal Husbandness. It's required by law, I'm afraid. Kiera Cass
Try patting them on the back or shoulder and telling...
Try patting them on the back or shoulder and telling them everything is going to be fine. Lots of times when girls cry, they don't want you to fix the problem, they just want to be consoled. Kiera Cass
Live your life. Be happy as you can be, let...
Live your life. Be happy as you can be, let go of the things that don't matter, and fight. Kiera Cass
Beauty is subjective. You know how sometimes what makes a...
Beauty is subjective. You know how sometimes what makes a person attractive is the way they make you laugh or how it seems like they can read your mind? Kiera Cass
Maxon: “To be clear, no one agrees with you.” America:...
Maxon: “To be clear, no one agrees with you.” America: “To be clear, I don’t care. Kiera Cass
When we met, you couldn't stop staring at my breasts." His face went pale, as if he seriously thought he was so subtle no one would notice. "Make sure you get an equally satisfactory look a my backside as you leave. Kiera Cass
Books were a safe place, a world apart from my...
Books were a safe place, a world apart from my own. No matter what had happened that day, that year, there was always a story in which someone overcame their darkest hour. I wasn't alone. Kiera Cass
It was almost comforting, this mutual acceptance of our secrets.
It was almost comforting, this mutual acceptance of our secrets. Kiera Cass
You think you walk, Lucy? I think you fly. You...
You think you walk, Lucy? I think you fly. You see yourself in a uniform? I see you in a cape. You're a hero, of the quietest but most genuine nature. Kiera Cass
Every day you say something or do something that challenges...
Every day you say something or do something that challenges me, changes me. Kiera Cass
Why does she even bother sleeping?” I heard Elizabeth ask quietly. “You’d think by now she’d stop trying. We don’t need it.” I paused, waiting to hear Miaka’s response. “She must have a really wonderful dream often enough to make the bad ones worth it. Kiera Cass
You know, I once read a book about people who practiced polygamy. One man with several wives. Crazy. I was just in a room with eight very unhappy woman and I have no idea why anyone would choose that. Kiera Cass
I always wondered if they’d change you.
I always wondered if they’d change you. Kiera Cass
Whatever happened, I'd met my person, the one my soul...
Whatever happened, I'd met my person, the one my soul connected to. Kiera Cass
I love you beyond paint, beyond melodies, beyond words. And I hope you will always feel that, even when I'm not around to tell you so. Kiera Cass
Well, the one thing I've thought about is having dad give me away. You know when he takes your hand and he puts it in the hand of the person you marry? That's the only part I've ever wanted. Kiera Cass
What do you think my chances might be of finding a soul mate in the group of you? I'll be lucky if I can just find someone who'll be able to stand me for the rest of our lives. What if I've already sent her home because I was relying on some sort of spark I didn't feel? What if she's waiting to leave me at the first sign of adversity? What if I don't find anyone at all? What do I do then, America? . Kiera Cass
It makes the idea of in sickness and in health that much more real to see it play out in front of you. Kiera Cass
My heart is yours to break Kiera Cass
You are not the world, but you are everything that makes the world good. Without you, my life would still exist, but that's all it would manage to do. Kiera Cass
Bravery hides in amazing places. Kiera Cass
I'm happy, Ahren. I'm a princess. I have everything."" I think you're mistaking comfort for joy. Kiera Cass
It was dark, so I couldn't make out much of her face, but she had brilliant red hair, like honey and roses and the sun altogether. Kiera Cass
Two of them have asked in the most circumspect and quiet ways possible if there was a chance that you prefer women.” I let out a sound that wasn’t quite a laugh. “Of course, because the only way I could possibly like men is if I bowed down at their feet? Kiera Cass
When my father is stern, no one chastises him. I don’t think it’s fair that when I act similarly, I’m seen as cruel. I’m making a huge decision, and I’m trying to be wise about it. Kiera Cass
You can be brave and still be feminine. You can lead and still love flowers. Kiera Cass
We know you're strong, but accepting help is its own kind of strength. Kiera Cass
I’m not sure if fate or destiny is real. But I can tell you that sometimes the very thing you’ve been hoping for will walk through the door, determined to fend you off. And still, somehow, you will find that you are enough. Kiera Cass
I will never forget your fire. I can't wait to see what you do. Kiera Cass
I've tried to make choices. You don't really trust me to. Kiera Cass
You were the one who changed us when you left me in the tree house; and you keep thinking that if you push hard enough, you can make everything go back to before that moment. It doesn't work that way. Give me a chance to choose you. Kiera Cass
Wanting to cry doesn't mean you can. Kiera Cass
It doesn't really matter how you feel about your character, it just matters what you do with it. Kiera Cass
Let's be honest-we're a pretty intense bunch, yeah? Osten laughed, and Kaden's expression brightend. "But whatever we put her through, it was welcome. She'd rather have forced me to learn penmanship than never have had a daughter. She'd rather have been your living encyclopedia than not connect with us. She'd rather have begged you to sit still than have had only three children. None of this is because of us, " I promised. Kiera Cass
Break my heart for what breaks yours. Everything I am for you kingdom's cause, as I walk from nothing to eternity. Kiera Cass
Heal my heart and make it clean, open up my eyes to the things unseen, show me how to love like you have loved me. Kiera Cass
Close your eyes, Maxon."What?""Close your eyes. Somewhere in this palace, there is a woman who will be your wife. This girl? imagine that she depends on you. She needs you to cherish her and make her feel like the Selection didn't even happen. Like if you were dropped in your own out in the middle of the country to wander around door to door, she's still the one you would have found. She was always the one you would have picked. She needs you to provide for her and protect her. And if it came to a point where there was absolutely nothing to eat, and you couldn't even fall asleep at night because the sound of her stomach growling kept you awake–"" Stop it! "" Sorry."" Is that really what it's like? Out there.. does that happen? Are people hungry like that a lot?"" Maxon, I..""Tell me the truth."" Yes. That happens. I know of families where people give up their share for their children or siblings. I know of a boy who was whipped in the town square for stealing food. Sometimes you do crazy things when you are desperate."" A boy? How old?"" Nine."" Have you ever been like that? Starving?..How bad?"" Maxon, it will only upset you more."" Probably, but I'm only starting to realize how much I don't know about my own country. Please.""We've been pretty bad. Most time if it gets to where we have to choose, we keep the food and lose electricity. The worst was when it happened near Christmas one year. May didn't understand why we couldn't exchange gifts. As a general rule, there are never any leftovers at my house. Someone always wants more. I know the checks we've gotten over the last few weeks have really helped, and my family is really smart about money. I'm sure they have already tucked it away so it will stretch out for a long time. You've done so much for us, Maxon.""Good God. When you said that you were only here for the food, you weren't kidding, were you?"" Really, Maxon, we've been doing pretty well lately. I–""I'll see you at dinner. Kiera Cass
For the first time maybe ever, it didn't matter if I looked beautiful or not. I felt it. Kiera Cass
I felt a warm hand touch my forehead. And then my cheek. I held my act steady though Akinli’s touch made me feel more than awake.“ Where in the world did you come from, you beautiful, silent girl?” he whispered. Kiera Cass
In an instant, everything in the room came alive. Like the sunshine had a melody and the sounds of footsteps had a texture I could feel in my fingertips each time anyone moved Kiera Cass
There's a different kind of beauty that comes with humility and honesty Kiera Cass
He grinned back at me, and I remembered how normal he’d made me feel the first time we’d met. Here, once again, he wasn’t bothered by my silence. And I suddenly realized what made me feel so uncomfortable about Elizabeth’s exploits. The people she attracted were drawn to the same thing everyone else was: our glowing skin, dreamy eyes, and air of secrecy. But this boy? He seemed to see more than that. He saw me not just as a mysterious beauty, but as a girl he wanted to know. He didn’t stare at me. He spoke to me. Kiera Cass
How can the truth make anything worse? Kiera Cass
I would be the best of us, the highest of the lows. Kiera Cass
Hey I'm sorry about the other day. Didn't mean to give you a hard time, I ---" He held up his hands. "It's no problem. And I didn't mean to be pushy. But i've seen a lot of people let the bad around them make them hard or stubborn. In the end, they miss the chance to make their world bette because they only see the worst in it." There was still something about the tone of his voice and his features that made me feel like I knew him. "I know what you mean." I shook my head. "I don't want to be like that. But I get so angry. Sometimes I feel like I know too much, or that I've done things I can't make right, and it just hovers over me. And when I see things happen that shouldn't.." "You don't know what to do with yourself." "Exactly." He nodded. "Well, I'd start by thinking about what's good. Then I'd ask myself how I could make that good even better." I laughed. "That doesn't make sense." He stood. "You just think about it a little. Kiera Cass
Akinli, this strange boy whose life at the moment seemed to be hanging on this, pushed himself from the bed. Julie gasped, watching as his arms trembled under his weight, even as thin as he was. He crushed his eyes together in concentration, willing himself up. I heard Ben whisper to himself, “Come on, come on, come on.” When Akinli, breathing as if he truly had just run a marathon, was fairly close to upright, he held out an arm for me. I fell into it fearlessly. We leaned into each other, neither of us strong enough to stay up on our own.“ I thought I’d never see you sit up again, ” Julie cried. We both turned to her, smiling at the happy tears on her face. . Kiera Cass
I'm not sure anyone knows what they're looking for until they find it Kiera Cass
I hope you find someone you can't live without. I really do. And I hope you never have to know what it's like to have to try and live without them. Kiera Cass
No, I’m not choosing him or you. I’m choosing me. Kiera Cass
If you don’t want me to be in love with you, you’re going to have to stop looking so lovely. First thing tomorrow I’m having your maids sew some potato sacks together for you. Kiera Cass
You get confused by crying women, I get confused by walks with princes. Kiera Cass
Your Majesty–Tugging my ear. Whenever. Kiera Cass
I hit your thigh! ”“ Oh, please. A man doesn’t need that long to recover from a knee to the thigh. Kiera Cass
I can’t help it." I sighed. "One can never help being born into perfection. Kiera Cass
I should have known that if any girl was going to disobey an order, it would be you. Kiera Cass
Yes, Maxon, " I whispered. "It’s possible. Kiera Cass
Listen to me, kitten. Win or lose, you’ll always be a princess to me. Kiera Cass
I’ve met nearly every woman in this room, and I can’t think of one who would make a better friend. I’d be glad to have you stay." My relief was inexpressible." Do you think, " Maxon asked, "That I could still call you ‘my dear’?" "Not a chance." I whispered. Kiera Cass
Is this a good time to pat your shoulder? Kiera Cass
P.S. May, don’t these strawberry tarts just make you want to cry? Kiera Cass
Need someone to talk to? I could tug my ear right now. Kiera Cass
I guessed princesses-in-training didn’t wear pants. Kiera Cass
The Selection was no longer something that was simply happening to me, but something I was actively a part of. I was an Elite. Kiera Cass
...I want it to be as easy as breathing for you to say yes. Kiera Cass
The Angeles air was quiet, and for a while I laid still, listening to the sound of Maxon breathing. Kiera Cass
Castes never meant that much to me. Kiera Cass
I remembered suddenly that Aspen had always been this way. He sacrificed sleep for me, he risked getting caught out after curfew for me, he scrounged together pennies for me. Aspen's generosity was harder to see because it wasn't as grand as Maxon's, but the heart behind what he gave was so much bigger. Kiera Cass
The look in Marlee's eyes was triumphant, and the smile hiding behind her cup of tea said, 'Gotcha'! Kiera Cass
I looked at his face, unsure of how many more of his smiles I'd have. Kiera Cass
I wanted everything from and everything for him, because I wanted every piece of him. Kiera Cass
I worked, and I was excited about the next time the five of us had a joint class. When that time came, Silvia started by asking us what we were passionate about. I scribbled down my family, music, and then, as if the word demanded to be written, justice. Kiera Cass
Something about being that close to him all the time made my bones feel weak. Kiera Cass
I was stunned into silence, the way I always was when he touched the sky places of my heart. Kiera Cass
We'll when he lets his guard down he's okay. Like when he just talks without checking his words or you catch him just looking at something like... He's really looking for the beauty in it. Kiera Cass
I love your hair! " Marlee gushed. "I wish I'd been born with red hair. It makes you look so alive. I hear that people with red hair have bed tempers. Is that true? Despite my rotten day, Marlee's manner was so vivacious that my smile grew wider. "I don't think so. I mean, I can have a bad temper at times, but my sister is a redhead, and she's as sweet as can be. Kiera Cass
How had I lost so much in such a short period of time? It would seem like leaving your family, living in some foreign place, and being separated from the person you love should be events that take years to roll into place, not just a day. Kiera Cass
It's hard to get a hug wrong. Kiera Cass
I wanted to be his dear, his darling. Kiera Cass
I know there was a time, when our country was new, when the assignment of these numbers helped organize something that was on the brink of not existing. But we are no longer that country. We are so much more now. Kiera Cass
He let out a sigh. With my head there against his chest, I could faintly make out the sound of his heart beating through his suit coat. It seemed to be rushing. His hand, gentle as ever, reached to cup my cheek. As I looked into his eyes, I felt that unnameable feeling that was growing between us. With his eyes, Maxon asked for something we'd both agree to wait on. I was glad he didn't want to wait anymore. I gave him a tiny nod, and he bridged the small gap between us, kissing me with unimaginable tenderness. Kiera Cass
America, I don't think you can change history." All the same, his expression looked hopeful." Sure we can. Besides, who'd ever know about it but you and me? Kiera Cass
If this were a simpler matter, I'd have eliminated everyone else by now. I know how I feel about you. Maybe it's impulsive of me to think I could be so sure, but I'm certain I would be happy with you. Kiera Cass
I curled closer to May, comforted by her warmth. Kiera Cass
Because even though you're dating five other women, I think I'm cheating on you. Kiera Cass
- Just that. Your family must be very different from mine.- I’d say so. - I laughed. - For one, no one wears their tiaras to breakfast.- Maxon smiled. - More of a dinner thing at the Singer house?”- “Of course. Kiera Cass
You’re too beautiful for your own good. Once you leave, we’ll have to send some of the guards with you. You’ll never survive on your own, poor thing. Kiera Cass
He reached up and tugged his ear. And I did the same. Kiera Cass
No wonder I’d never had any friends. I was shockingly bad at it. Kiera Cass
I let myself be sad. I let myself think of him. Kiera Cass
Great. Now the queen thought I was a misfit, too. Kiera Cass
The Swendish queen– whose name I couldn’t pronounce to save my life. Kiera Cass
Yeah, Mom, I’ll just keep telling the prince that he has absolutely no shot with me and offend him as often as I can. Great plan. Kiera Cass
If you like the lovable sound of an asthma attack in your ear every time you tell a joke. Kiera Cass