Catherynne M. Valente Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Catherynne M. Valente quotes, Catherynne M. Valente sayings, and Catherynne M. Valente proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Temptation likes best those who think they have a natural immunity, for it may laugh all the harder when they succumb. Catherynne M. Valente
You will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast. Catherynne M. Valente
There is no such thing as a people who are all wicked or even all good. Everyone chooses. But even they, even they looked at people and saw only tools. No one is a cup for another to drink from. Catherynne M. Valente
We like the wrong sorts of girls, they wrote. They are usually the ones worth writing about. Catherynne M. Valente
Metamorphosis is the most profound of all acts. Catherynne M. Valente
Family is a transitive property. Catherynne M. Valente
Heroes in motion tend to stay in motion, but villains in motion tend toward mass destruction. Catherynne M. Valente
He tried to reconstruct the story in his mind, but it kept getting confused, bleeding into itself like watercolors. Catherynne M. Valente
Even if you’ve taken off every stitch of clothing, you still have your secrets, your history, your true name. It’s hard to be really naked. You have to work hard at it. Just getting into a bath isn’t being naked, not really. It’s just showing skin. Catherynne M. Valente
You know how we can be about things which sparkle and shine. We imagine they will put back something of what has been lost. Catherynne M. Valente
All things are strange which are worth knowing. Catherynne M. Valente
The thing to decide is what kind of monster to be. The kind who builds towns or the kind who breaks them. Catherynne M. Valente
Because I’m a cat. A big one, the Panther of Rough Storms, in fact. But still a cat. If there’s a saucer of milk to spill, I’d rather spill it than let it lie. If my mistress grows absent-minded and leaves a ball of yarn about, I’ll bat it between my paws, and unravel it. Because it’s fun. Because it’s what cats do best. Catherynne M. Valente
The thing to decide is what kind of monster to be. The kind who builds towns or the kind who breaks them. Catherynne M. Valente
We like the wrong sorts of girls, they wrote. They are usually the ones worth writing about. Catherynne M. Valente
That's Venus, September thought. She was the goddess of love. It's nice that love comes on first thing in the evening, and goes out last in the morning. Love keeps the light on all night. Catherynne M. Valente
He missed you like a fish in a bowl misses the open sea. Catherynne M. Valente
You are going to break your promise. I understand. And I hold my hands over the ears of my heart, so that I will not hate you. Catherynne M. Valente
Shoes are funny beasts. You think they're just clothes, but really, they're alive. They want things. Fancy ones with gems want to go to balls, big boots want to go to work, slippers want to dance. Or sleep. Shoes make the path you're on. Change your shoes, change the path. Catherynne M. Valente
When one is traveling, everything looks brighter and lovelier. Catherynne M. Valente
All things built with tax money are beautiful: so we must think or go mad. Catherynne M. Valente