You saw this coming, didn’t you? I mean, I ranted so much about Carry On in my review that this was the next logical step to take. This book was absolutaly amazing and there were so many quotes in it that I liked, hilarious or otherwise. So I decided to share some of my favorites with you! Enjoy!
Note: this post contains spoilers so if you haven’t read this book yet, it would be best not to read further.
“I live with a vampire!”
“Are you saying you don’t think Baz is a vampire?”
“I know he’s a vampire. But it’s still unconfirmed.” (page 39)
“Who knows what he’s capable of in his sleep.”
“You do, as much as you watch him.”
“I live with a dark creature – I’m right to be paranoid!”
“I’d trade my pixie for your vampire any day of the week. There’s no anathema to keep someone from being lethally irritating.” (page 40)
“You have to pretend you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can’t carry on at all.” (page 143)
“Enough, Snow. I’m not the Queen.” (page 155)
“I let myself slip away… Just to stay sane. Just to get through it. And when I felt myself slipping too far, I held on to the one thing I’m always sure of – Blue eyes. Bronze curls. The fact that Simon Snow is the most powerful magician alive. That nothing can hurt him, not even me. That Simon Snow is alive. And I’m hopelessly in love with him.” (176)
“Sharing a room with the person you want most is like sharing a room with an open fire.
He’s constantly drawing you in. And you’re constantly stepping too close. And you know it’s not good–that there is no good–that there’s absolutely nothing that can ever come of it.
But you do it anyway.
Well. Then you burn.” (page 177)
“Just when you think you’re having a scene without Simon, he drops in to remind you that everyone else is a supporting character in his catastrophe.” (page 197)
“It would help in this specific situation if we knew how vampires worked.”
“Pretty sure they drink blood and turn into bats, Snow.” (page 232)
“We’re telling you now.”
“We? Since when are you two a “we”?”
“We’re not a ‘we’!”
Baz throws his hands up in the air and falls back on his bed.
“You people are impossible.” (page 242)
“I thought your parents hated the Pitches.”
“That’s politics. We’re talking about magic.”
“Obviously. What was I thinking.”
“Obviously. You weren’t.”
“What’s happening right now? What are we even doing?” (page 246)
“Maybe it didn’t hurt him because he’s already dead.”
“Baz isn’t dead.”
“Well, he’s not alive.”
“I… I think he is. He has magic. That’s life.” (page 254)
“Imagine you’re a pixie. I know it’s distasteful but imagine – you’re a pixie, and you have a daughter, and you name her Trixie. Trixie the pixie.”
“I think it’s kind of cute.”
“You think Trixie’s kind of cute.”
“Trixie is cute.”
“Snow. I’ve just eaten. It’s like being a fairy named Mary.”
“Or a vampire named Gampire.”
“Gampire isn’t even a proper name, Snow. You’re terrible at this game.” (page 270)
“You’re suggesting I go home with you.”
“With your family.”
“Well, it’s not like you have any family of your own.”
“How is it mad?”
“Your family hates me.”
“Yes, and? So do I.”
“I can’t stay at your house, are you kidding me?”
“Snow, we’ve lived in the same room for seven years. How can you have a problem with this?”
“You’re mad!” (pages 272-273)
“Baz. You’re… You’re wearing jeans.”
“I am. And you’re wearing hald the countryside.”
“I had to walk from the road.”
“The taxi driver was afraid to come down your drive. He thinks your house is haunted.”
“It is.” (page 290)
“I’m leaving. That room is haunted.”
“The whole house is haunted, I told you.”
“Come on, Snow, you can sleep on my couch. The wraiths don’t hang out in here.”
“I creep them out.”
“You creep me out.” I mutter, and he throws one of his pillows into my face. (page 304)
“Go away Snow.”
“You’re not a monster. I was wrong. All those years. You’re a bully. And a snob. And a complete arsehole. But you’re not one of them.”
Baz tries to jerk his face away, but I hold it fast. He opens his eyes, and they’re pools of gray and black and pain.
“This is what I deserve.” he says.
“Well, it isn’t what I deserve.”
I see the fire flickering in his eyes, which means it must be all around us.
“I won’t. I’ve never turned my back on you. And I’m not starting now.” (page 340)
“He shakes his head, and he’s saying something, and I think I might kiss him. Because I’ve never kissed anyone before. (I was afraid I might bite.) And I’ve never wanted to kiss anyone but him. (I won’t bite. I won’t hurt him.) I just want to kiss him, then go. “Simon…,” I say. And then he kisses me.” (page 342)
“I am going to die kissing Simon Snow. Aleister Crowley, I’m living a charmed life.” (page 343)
“If Baz thinks I’m ever letting him go, he’s wrong. I like him like this. Under my thumb. Under my hands. Not off plotting and scheming and talking to vampires.
I’ve got you now, I think. I’ve finally got you where I want you.” (page 343)
“So she’s just coming here?”
“To your Gothic mansion?”
“It’s not Gothic. It’s Victorian.”
“Is this a trap? Are you luring us all here to kill us?”
“How did I lure you? You hitchhiked to my door.” (papge 360)
“You went to a vampire bar! What a pair of splendid morons you are! Did you take photos?”
“Vampires don’t show up in photos.”
“That’s mirrors, you dolt.”
“You can’t see yourself in the mirror?” (page 368)
“Of course I can see myself in the mirror. Simon Snow is a fool.” (page 379)
“I’m not the Humdrum! But why does thinking so make you want to kiss me?”
“Everything makes me want to kiss you. Haven’t you worked that out yet? Crowley, you’re thick.”
He kisses me again. And he’s laughing again.
“I’m not the Humdrum. I’d know if I were.”
“What you are is a fucking tragedy, Simon Snow. You literally couldn’t be a bigger mess.”
He tries to kiss me, but I hold back- “And you like that?”
“I love it.” He says
“Because we match.” (page 420)
“They’ll know that we’re gay.”
“There go my job prospects. What will my family say? Baz, you’re actually, literally the only thing I have to lose. So as long as doing gsy stuff in public doesn’t make you hate me, I don’t really care.”
“We’re just dancing. That’s hardly gay stuff.”
“Dancing’s well gay. Even when it isn’t two blokes.” (page 504)
“I don’t belong with you anymore.”
“Wrong. The Crucible drew us together.”
“I was eleven years old, and I’d lost my mother, and my soul, and the Crucible gave me you.”
“It made us roommates.”
“We were always more.”
“We were enemies.”
“You were the center of my universe. Everything else spun around you.” (page 506)
“You were the sun, and I was crashing into you. I’d wake up every morning and think, ‘This will end in flames.’”(page 507)
“You’re still Simon Snow. You’re still the hero of this story.”
“This isn’t a story!”
“Everything is a story. And you are the hero. You sacrificed everything for me.”
“I didn’t do it for you, exactly-”
“Fine. For me and the rest of the magickal world. It was brave. It was brave and selfless and clever. That’s who you are, Simon. And I’m not going to get bored with you.”
He’s still looking in my eyes. Staring me down like he did that dragon, chin tilted and locked. “I’m not the Chosen One,” he says.
I meet his gaze and sneer. My arm is a steel band around his waist. “I choose you,” I say. “Simon Snow, I choose you.” (page 507)
“You can change your mind.”
“I’ll always be less than you.”
“I know. It’s a dream come true.” (page 508)
“The whole prophecy is bollocks. And one will come to end us. And one will bring his fall. Did I also bring my own fall?”
“No. That was me. Obviously.”
“How did you bring my fall? I stopped the Humdrum myself.”
“Fell in love, didn’t you?”
Penny groans, and Baz starts laughing, trying not to crack a smile.
“Enough flirting! I’ve endured enough flirting for this lifetime. I’m hungry, Simon. Find the biscuit box.”
Baz grins, then leans over and kissed my neck.
“Go on, then,” he says. “Carry On, Simon.” (page 517)
And that’s a wrap! Let me know what are your favorite quotes from Carry On and if I’ve forgotten any important ones.