Nenia Campbell

«Maybe it frightened them, to admit that a woman could be master of her fate.»

Nenia Campbell


«In her view, there were three»

Nenia Campbell


«Since when did psychiatry become one big, fat Myspace survey?»

Nenia Campbell


«Knowledge is a rope, and you're weaving a noose out of it. Leave some slack for the enemy.»

Nenia Campbell


«When we mated I felt your heart stop beating and it was as if the world had stopped turning. It was only while surrounded by death that I realized I had never felt more alive.»

Nenia Campbell


«You think you're superior to the others, don't you? We'll you're not. In fact you're worse for mistaking basic human decency for moral superiority.»

Nenia Campbell


«Why do women always feel they have to settle for less?»

Nenia Campbell


«If you don't feel the same way about him, if you're just leading him on, you need to tell him that. I've seen too many nice guys get shafted because a girl can't get over some jerk.»

Nenia Campbell


«Keep calm. You have the forest in your blood.»

Nenia Campbell


«Why did this keep happening? Why her? Perhaps there was some pheromone certain people omitted, perceivable only on a wavelength unique to those individuals who preyed on them.»

Nenia Campbell


«People say hate is like a poison — but they're wrong. It's like a drug. You never forget your first hit, how it seduces you with its strength and power, and takes you completely by storm. It colors your world in light and meaning, until you wonder how you ever managed to get by without it. And then, eventually, you get to a point where you can't. It takes over your life, until hating becomes your reason for living.»

Nenia Campbell


«We always vilify what we don't understand.»

Nenia Campbell


«I couldn't tell anyone how I felt because I knew they wouldn't understand. Oh, poor little Christina, falling for the bad man who treats her like dirt because she didn't know any better. And isn't it a pity that they don't still teach sex-ed in schools? Or, oh, Christina, that filthy slut, if she puts out for a man like that, I imagine she puts out for»

Nenia Campbell


«She seemed like the kind of woman who would fall in love with the sky.»

Nenia Campbell


«Time can be as fluid as water, and never in the way you'd like; it slows down to a standstill when you wish you could get things over with, and rushes by in a blur when you wish things would last.»

Nenia Campbell


«I was cyber-bullied before all those Myspace-related suicides, so my school principal wasn't really impressed when my mom complained about what was happening to me on my Xanga blog and on AIM chat.»

Nenia Campbell


«College had once been my greatest aspiration; it stood for everything my mother did not—intellectualism, feminism, freedom. But being kidnapped had given me plenty of time to think, and somewhere between all that fear and dread, I'd realized that was the wrong reason to go to college. That the potential for those things had been inside of me all along, only I'd never realized because I hadn't believed myself strong enough to break free without an intermediary.»

Nenia Campbell


«Fear could drive one to violence as quickly as anger could.»

Nenia Campbell


«I was supposed to be powerless, and as a result they failed to see that I possessed claws.»

Nenia Campbell


«Everyone needs to escape sometimes, and retreating into somebody else's fantasy isn't nearly as satisfying as slipping into your own.»

Nenia Campbell


«Happiness is such a fragile thing, isn't it? So easily burst, like a bubble blown by a child, and always on the verge of being carried away.»

Nenia Campbell


«When they figure out how to bottle up orgasms and sell them as a food additive, I'll be first in line.»

Nenia Campbell


«Valys also didn't think I was good enough for him. He made that clear every time he acted like a martyr forced to settle. But what he didn't understand was that if he thought I might not be good enough for him, he definitely wasn't good enough for me. I was well aware of my flaws, but I knew my merits, too; I shouldn't have to be anyone's second-best. Least of all, his.»

Nenia Campbell


«Fire and water, logic and reason—those footholds of reality that you mortals hold so near and dear become like so much mist on the plains of the dreamscape.»

Nenia Campbell


«Without ethics, science would be cruelty.»

Nenia Campbell


«I cannot breathe, or see, nor swim,»

Nenia Campbell


«All lines are gray in the dark.»

Nenia Campbell


«Maybe that was the root of my dislike for her: she had what I wanted, which earned her my jealousy, and since I was ashamed of myself for wanting it, my scorn, as well.»

Nenia Campbell


«We spend much of our lives going about completely blind to reality, and yet we still have the gall to act victimized when it invariably catches up to us.»

Nenia Campbell


«Books make the best ersatz friendships.»

Nenia Campbell