Leave the girl alone, Clete, and let's get back on the road," the tall driver said, and his voice had that "I'm done with you" edge to it. "I don't know who this guy is, but I don't think he changes into a nutria.

You think that it's not magic that keeps you alive? Just ‘cause you understand the mechanics of how something works, doesn't make it any less of a miracle. Which is just another word for magic. We're all kept alive by magic, Sookie. My magic's just a little different from yours, that's all.

I wish," I said. "I could save orgasms in a jar for when I need them, because I think I have a few extra.

I think it's 'only polite' that my wife should let me know when she's entertaining a male visitor, furthermore one that has shared her bed.

Vampires often turn on those who trust them. We don't have human values, you know. A lot of humans turn on those who trust them, I pointed out. I can be practical. I'm not a total fool.

Very few of my characters are totally heroic or totally villainous.

He had thinning brown hair, broad shoulders, sharp blue eyes, and a suggestion of a gut.

I had a smell in my nose that just wouldn't go away, and I hated it. It was coating my lungs inside, I thought, and I'd spend the rest of my life breathing it in and breathing it out. The odor was composed of burning building materials, scorched bodies, and disintegrating vampires. It was the smell of hatred.

As I put one foot on the steps, Hunter said silently, Bye, Aunt Sookie. Bye, Hunter, I said right back.

People stubbornly lived their lives as they wanted, without regard to me, to an amazing degree.

Lily might be icy on the outside, but inside she was Vesuvius.

People fidget. They are compelled to look engaged in an activity, or purposeful. Vampires can just occupy space without feeling obliged to justify it.

A place isn't really yours until you clean it.

How could two people in love so misjudge each other?

The cruelty of children is more shocking than the cruelty of adults. Not only was I shocked, I was angry. But it felt somehow wrong, unhealthy, to be so furious with a child.

This woman has been mine, and she will be mine' he said, in tones so definite I thought about checking my rear end for a brand.

I'm about as scientific as a saltine.

Maybe I hadn't been a big dating success because I was a boring person, but possibly it had been because I had limited tolerance for all this preliminary maneuvering and signal reading. - Aurora.

Eric was incensed, to use a good entry from my word of the day Calender. In fact his eyes were almost throwing sparks he was so angry. "This woman has been mine, and she will be mine" he said in tones so definite I thought about checking my rear end for a brand.

Don't you just hate nights like that, when you think over every mistake you've made, every hurt you've received, every bit of meanness you've dealt out? There's no profit in it, no point to it, and you need sleep.

Aubrey looked a little—what? I couldn't identify it.

Sometimes the bitch wins.

Maybe she was being so hoity-toity because she didn't have her own fairy godmother.

I've often wished when I started a book I knew what was going to happen. I talked to writers who write 80-page outlines, and I'm just in awe of that.

You might have been paid back enough to suit you" I said, "but I don't know if you've been paid back enough to suit me.

Life had sure been simpler when I hadn't dated.

The vampire changed the music from some heavy metal thing to Sarah Mc-Lachlan's Good Enough, which is slow, but with a beat.

If it's easy to be friendly she will be. If the wind blows the other way her friendship will be gone. And I'm thinking the wind is blowing the other way. She has found some other way to be an important person in her own right by hating others.

My brother, Jason, came into the bar, then, and sauntered over to give me a hug. He knows that women like a man who's good to his family and also kind to the disabled, so hugging me is a double whammy of recommendation.

Life begins at night.

Experience had taught me it's better to be wary and feel ridiculous than to get conked on the head, or abducted, or whatever the enemy plan of the day might be.

Sweetheart," Bill said formally, "I have always loved you, and I will be proud to die in your service. When I'm gone, say a prayer for me in a real church.

I love the South, don't get me wrong; but it does lag behind the times in social developments.

You're lips are bloody.' He seized my face in both hands and kissed me. It's hard not to respond when a master of the art of kissing is laying one on you.

If this was The Lord of the Rings and I had a smart British voice like Cate Blanchett, I could tell you the background of the events of that fall in a really suspenseful way. And you'd be straining to hear the rest.

Apparently, once you got used to regular and spectacular sex, your body had a mind of its own (so to speak) when it was deprived of that recreation; to say nothing of missing the hugging and cuddling part.

I really, really wanted to lose awareness of the here and now. The best way for me to do that was bury myself in a book.

When I went home…I promised myself, I would take a cool shower and I would read. After a day spent dealing with others, television was just one more batch of voices to listen to; I'd rather have a book in my hands than the remote control.

Episcopalians are pretty thin on the ground in the central United States.

Jack always had said you knew a person by the books they read . . . or didn't read.

We didn't have any blankets and.

I'd often thought being a Christian meant by definition being a bad one, since nothing is more difficult than Christianity, so I was more or less used to that feeling.

Once again, I had that feeling of drowning when I hadn't even known I was in the pool.

The average woman would not be pondering how fast her date could kill her, but I'll never be an average woman.

I hurt with you. I bled with you - not only because we're bonded but because of the love I have for you. -- Eric Northman.


You won't find a vampire in a Ford Fiesta.

Jason's favorite person in the entire universe was Jason Stackhouse.

I am so over Sookie and her precious fairy vagina and her unbelievably stupid name. - Pam.