Seize the Night Quotes.

1. "If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

2. "Her beauty is not just—or even primarily—physical. In her face, I see her wisdom, her compassion, her courage, her eternal glory. This other beauty, this spiritual beauty—which is the deepest truth of her—sustains me in times of fear and despair, as other truths might sustain a priest enduring martyrdom at the hands of a tyrant. I see nothing blasphemous in equating her grace with the mercy of God, for the one is a reflection of the other. The selfless love that we give to others to the point of being willing to sacrifice our lives for them, is all the proof I need that human beings are not mere animals of self-interest; we carry within us a divine spark, and if we chose to recognize it, our lives have dignity, meaning, hope. In her it is spark is bright, a light that heals rather than wounds me."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

3. "Carpe Deim, Carpe Noctem."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

4. "He once told me that an August evening was "as hot as three toads in a Cuisinart," a comparison that left me blinking two days later."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

5. "Monkey stalactites"
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

6. "Hand-to-hand combat with three hundred pounds of screaming monkey menace is not my idea of a fair fight. My idea of a fair fight is one unarmed, toothless, nearsighted old monkey versus me with a Blackhawk attack helicopter."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

7. "He's got a chloroform-soaked rag in one hand, and before Judy realizes what's happening, the dude is all over her like fat on cheese."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

8. "We are the most alive and closest to the meaning of existence when we are most vulnerable, when experience has humbled us and has cured the arrogance which, like a form of deafness, prevents us from hearing the lessons that this world teaches."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

9. "With friends, this is a cool world; without friends, it would be unbearably cold."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

10. "To say that I am living on borrowed time would be not merely a cliché but also an understatement. My entire life has been a heavily mortgaged enterprise. But so is yours. Eventual foreclosure awaits all of us. More likely than not, I’ll receive my notice before you do, though yours, too, is in the mail. Nevertheless, until the postman comes, be happy. There is no other rational response but happiness. Despair is a foolish squandering of precious time."
- Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

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