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12 Quotes from thriller novels that will make you think

Thriller novels are some of the most exciting, dynamic and powerful genres available to readers. They have plot twists, danger, high stakes, dynamic characters, and tons of action. The keep you guessing on what’s going to happen next and have you sitting at the edge of your seat.

But one of the best things about a thriller novel, is it’s ability to make you think differently about a situation. It’s words can be so poignant that you consider things from a new light.

We’ve compiled a list of twelve times where thriller novels made us think.

1. “What was it about being so close to danger that filled us with adrenaline?”
Charlie Donlea, The Suicide House

2. “You’re not afraid of heights, you’re afraid of not being in control.”
Elena Wilkes, The Man I Married

3. “Someone doesn’t always need a gun to kill you. Sometimes, their actions are enough. You don’t need an assassin to kill you. Sometimes, a lover is enough.”
Namrata Gupta, Together We Were (W)hole

4. “All men are weak,’ said Phin.
‘That’s the whole bloody trouble with the world. Too weak to love properly. Too weak to be wrong.’
My breath caught at the power of this statement. I immediately knew it to be the truest thing I’d ever heard. The weakness of men lay at the root of every bad thing that had ever happened.”

Lisa Jewell, The Family Upstairs

5. “Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good.”
Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

6. “Things’ll get worse before they get better.”
Karen M. McManus, One of Us Is Lying

7. “You can repair anything but dead. You can’t fix that.”
Chris Bohjalian, The Flight Attendant

8. “While some monsters are born, others are created. But, the worst monsters are those who believe themselves to be heroes.”
E. H. Night, The Four Before Me

9. “Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward all the life there is with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. All the rest is darkness.”
Stephen King, It

10. “What’s going to happen when they find out what they’re really like? And they have to spend the rest of their lives married to each other?”
Sanjida Kay, My Mother’s Secret

11. “When you’re going through hell, go full throttle.”
Terry Irving, Warrior

12. “In my experience, those who have the greatest respect for the rules also take the most enjoyment in breaking them.”
Lucy Foley, The Guest List

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