Patrick Ness Quotes

In this world of numbness and information overload, the ability to feel, my boy, is a rare gift indeed.

- Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

You do not write your life with words. You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.

- Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

War is like a monster. War is the devil. It starts and it consumes and it grows and grows and grows. And otherwise normal men become monsters, too.

- Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Choices may be unbelievably hard but they're never impossible. To say you have no choice is to release yourself from responsibility and that's not how a person with integrity acts.

- Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

Being a leader is making the people you love hate you a little more each day.

- Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

If you ever see a war, you'll learn that war only destroys. No one escapes from a war. No one. Not even the survivors.

- Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Worst is the one who knows better and does nothing.

- Patrick Ness, Monsters of Men

People ask for what they need in different ways. Sometimes by not even asking for it at all.

- Patrick Ness, More Than This

There's so much wonder in the world. Don't let no one tell you otherwise.

- Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go