65 Alyssa Cole Quotes Author of When No One Is Watching

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Alyssa Cole (born August 12, 1982) is an American author of historical, science fiction, and contemporary romance novels. She is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance, thrillers, and graphic novels.

Her debut thriller When No One Is Watching was the winner of the 2021 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Paperback Original and the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut.

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Alyssa Cole began her writing career by publishing collections of short stories and novellas.

Some of the best award winning writings and books by her include An Extraordinary Union,  A Princess in Theory and When No One Is Watching and more.

Her stories tend to take place during important events in American history, including the civil rights movement, the Revolutionary War, and the Harlem Renaissance. Her novels on romance explore both straight and gay relationships.

Top 10 Alyssa Cole Quotes

  1. “People who called instead of texting were a plague on humanity.” – Alyssa Cole, A Princess in Theory

  2. “Such finery, paid for at the small cost of human lives and dignity.” – Alyssa Cole, An Extraordinary Union

  3. “This misplaced nationalism was another kind of corrupted love, and it was just as unpalatable.” – Alyssa Cole, An Extraordinary Union

  4. “How do you like your dukes? Grumpy? Tortured? Alpha, beta, or alpha in the streets, beta in the sheets?” – Alyssa Cole, A Duke by Default

  5. “Don’t you see?” she asked. “This is our homeland, too. We shouldn’t have to wreak havoc on the land to be seen as citizens! We shouldn’t have to.” – Alyssa Cole, An Extraordinary Union

  6. “It seemed the more he cared for her, the more easily he hurt her. Is that what love was? A finely honed blade that would cut at the slightest pressure?” – Alyssa Cole, An Extraordinary Union

  7. “Apparently, oh-sure-I’ll-do-that Ledi had been incinerated by the flames of her frustration and I-wish-a-motherfucker-would Ledi had risen from the ashes.” – Alyssa Cole, A Princess in Theory

  8. “Your Highness. While I admit that you are a fine specimen of a man, being a lesbian is not the only possible reason a woman wouldn’t respond to your attentions.” – Alyssa Cole, A Princess in Theory

  9. “Women helped each other in ways small and large every day, without thinking, and that was what kept them going even when the world came up with new and exciting ways to crush them.” – Alyssa Cole, Let Us Dream

  10. “People focused so much on the prince slipping on Cinderella’s lost shoe that they didn’t realize the real happily ever after was the moment she realized she was brave enough to go to the damned ball alone in the first place. “I’m not waiting around for some fuckboy to bring me a shoe. I’m here, working for you. I’m finding my own shoe,” – Alyssa Cole, A Duke by Default

Famous Alyssa Cole Quotes

  1. “Dejection was inefficient and worse, it was pedestrian.” – Alyssa Cole                                                       
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    Quotes By Alyssa Cole

  2. “Like many a jerk I had known, he was quite handsome.” – Alyssa Cole

  3. “She was Ellen Burns, and she was going to help destroy the Confederacy.” – Alyssa Cole

  4. “If debauchery was what you wanted from me? I would do it. Thoroughly.” – Alyssa Cole

  5. “Violence is not in good taste, but sometimes punch is what’s on the menu.” – Alyssa Cole

  6. “She chewed sarcastically, which Thabiso hadn’t even known was possible until that moment.” – Alyssa Cole

  7. “My mama has me trained well. Even if my hair is getting pulled out by the roots, I can sit still and not move.” – Alyssa Cole

  8. “Instead, Malcolm walked over to her and took the rag from her hands. She’d done enough scrubbing that day.” – Alyssa Cole

  9. “Maybe he was like one of those hitchhiking ghosts that kept a lunar schedule and helped lonely gay boys find themselves.” – Alyssa Cole

  10. “People bury the parts of history they don’t like, pave it over like African cemeteries beneath Manhattan skyscrapers.” – Alyssa Cole

  11. “He wore a forest green T-shirt and straight-legged black jeans that fit snugly, but not enough to advertise his eggplant emoji.” – Alyssa Cole

  12. “What twisted providence allowed people so subjugated to be so kind and thoughtful to the people who kept them under their boot?” – Alyssa Cole

  13. “Trust was a funny thing in that people thought they guarded it closely but were often willing to hand it over at the slightest sign of camaraderie.” – Alyssa Cole

  14. “Charity is well and good, but if you can let a person feel like they’ve done something, if you can make them feel human, that is an even greater gift.” – Alyssa Cole

  15. “I’m sure you know this, but power dynamics rooted in social status are a system designed to separate people instead of bringing them together for the greater good.” – Alyssa Cole

  16. “Engaging the arguments of those who hold differing opinions is always a worthy use of one’s time. It’s how we strengthen our rhetorical skills and broaden our knowledge.” – Alyssa Cole

  17. “What do you think people fall in love for, if not the hand holding? Do you think marriage is two people walking side by side, never touching lest one of them pull the other down?” – Alyssa Cole

  18. “She wondered if this was some new species of fuckboy, an evolved version that was more effective at luring women into its trap before showing its true nature. If that was the case, it was working.” – Alyssa Cole

  19. “She could always mark the moment when the stranger on the other end of the line began to speak to her louder and more slowly, like she needed their help to comprehend things when they were the ones with a problem.” – Alyssa Cole

  20. “Why do you want my voice?” he asked, demonstrating that bluntness again. “Because I’m a sassy sea witch and I’m gonna keep it in a nautilus necklace, then use it to steal your man from right under your nose,” she replied drily.” – Alyssa Cole

  21. “Actually, I need to change what I said. Everybody wants something from you, but sometimes there’s a person you want to give to. Sometimes what you give them makes you better for having given it. And it makes having to give to everyone else not so bad.” – Alyssa Cole

  22. “I care because as long as slavery is sanctioned in this world, either directly or tacitly, we are a doomed species. There is no hope for progress, no hope for a world of peace and prosperity, if some men are allowed dominion over others for as arbitrary a reason as skin color.” – Alyssa Cole

  23. “In all the times I’d moved in New York, I’d only thought about how safe the area was for me, not what my presence meant for people in the neighborhood. Not about what advantages I had that they didn’t. I was poor, too, after all, even though I had figured out how not to be, for a little white at least.” – Alyssa Cole

  24. “We don’t want revenge, Malcolm.” She looked at him like he was the densest bastard to ever walk the earth. “We want life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, just like any damned fool in these United States is entitled to so long as he isn’t Black or Red. So you can keep your outrage. All I can do is try to make a difference.” – Alyssa Cole

  25. “Lukas grew more animated. “Yes! I also love Senpai High and Chicken, My Love.” Nya giggled. “I haven’t played the chicken game yet. Is it actually good?” “Yes! I’m playing it now, and there’s actually a really interesting plot about a chicken rebellion. I’m romancing the alpha hen, who takes no nonsense and pecks out the eyes of her enemies.” – Alyssa Cole

  26. “Out of all the train cars in all the world you had to walk into mine.” Likotsi switched up which ankle was resting on which knee, the action forcing Fab to take a step back, then tilted her chin toward the doors separating the cars. “You’re only supposed to use those in case of emergency.” “I’d say that seeing you a few feet away counts as an emergency.” – Alyssa Cole

  27. “Your Lordship, I know that this title is new to you, but one of the more enforced rules of the peerage is that one doesn’t perform sexual congress, or near it, at the dining table,” Margaret said sweetly over her shoulder. “You are seated next to Agnes, but I will dump a cup of ale over your head if you continue to behave like a canine in heat. That goes for you too, sweet Agnes.” – Alyssa Cole

  28. “I’m sorry,” he said. She was ready to accept his apology, but then he continued. “Sorry that you think language and culture create deeper ties than the common journeys our ancestors made across the Atlantic, crammed into the filthy holds of ships. That’s a language, too. If you can’t speak it yet, then you are lucky. If you refuse to learn it, then you have no business with the Loyal League.” – Alyssa Cole

  29. “I believe that sometimes a man sees something he wants and covets it, whether it be property or a woman or prestige. Some men don’t see a difference among the three. They do anything they can to get them. A means to an end – is that the saying? For something that helps you get what you want? She glanced at him and he nodded. I think maybe I was the means and had confused myself for the end.” – Alyssa Cole

Best Quotes By Alyssa Cole

  1. “Love was for brave fools.” – Alyssa Cole                                                                                                                     
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    alyssa cole quotes images

  2. “I need you to channel the confidence of a mediocre white man.” – Alyssa Cole                                     
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    alyssa cole quotes

  3. “But Jamal had gained access to the folder labeled NothingToSeeHere.” – Alyssa Cole

  4. “This city is held together by hope and insomnia,” she said. “Who needs infrastructure?” – Alyssa Cole                                                                                                                       
    Best Alyssa Cole Quotes
    Best Alyssa Cole Quotes

  5. “His cheeks, and his courage apparently, had been warmed by whiskey’s sweet embrace.” – Alyssa Cole

  6. “Suddenly an adolescent voice boomed through the train car. Showtime! Showtime, ladies and gentlemen!” – Alyssa Cole

  7. “Someone knew about their relationship, and once people knew something existed they could destroy it.” – Alyssa Cole

  8. “Ah. I thought that the common method of refusal was stepping on my toe and spinning off like a top during the turn,” he said.” – Alyssa Cole

  9. “Man’s inhumanity to man wasn’t solely regulated by skin color, although it did allow its practitioners to choose their targets more easily.” – Alyssa Cole

  10. “Don’t you see?” she asked. “This is our homeland, too. We shouldn’t have to wreak havoc on the land to be seen as citizens! We shouldn’t have to.” – Alyssa Cole

  11. “Ledi wondered how people had ever mistaken the Swiss for a peace-loving people. They had invented those knives and they knew how to use them.” – Alyssa Cole

  12. “The walls were covered in rich, floral-patterned wallpaper and large oil paintings of white dudes at various stages of life and facial hair manscaping trends.” – Alyssa Cole

  13. “What I desire is that which would give you pleasure. If this wine gives you pleasure, I will pour it. If there is something else you would ask of me, it is yours.” – Alyssa Cole

  14. “her thoughts were in tumult as she quietly sorted through the cornmeal, searching out the grubs that were vying with hungry Virginians for the meager stores of food.” – Alyssa Cole

  15. “I’ll have to disagree with that,” she said. “Some arguments are not worth engaging. If you tried arguing for the validity of the Confederacy, this conversation would be over.” – Alyssa Cole

  16. “Don’t I get to choose whom I talk to?’ Susie asked, indignant. Malcolm regretted his action instantly. Yes, she was a pawn in his quest for information, but he needn’t treat her as one.” – Alyssa Cole

  17. “My neck and chest go hot in a flash and I look away. I should just start building my cabin alongside Fuckboy Creek because obviously it’s where I intend to spend the rest of my days.” – Alyssa Cole

  18. “That was all people could really do for one another, he supposed. Take care of each other during the bad times – and there would always be bad times – and make each other happy during the good.” – Alyssa Cole

  19. “When she’d seen Likotsi’s photo – a woman in a dapper suit with a bearing that made her think of royalty and a mouth that made her think of worship – a flash of desire had zipped through her body, surprising her.” – Alyssa Cole

  20. “Ledi shook her head. “Girl, look. We’ve all read this fanfic. You’ve sent me this fanfic. I’m not saying this is going to last forever, but I would be remiss in my duties as your friend if I didn’t send you out equipped.” – Alyssa Cole

  21. “Sydney.” Theo is grinning as he calls my attention back to him, though his eyes are somber. “I need you to channel the confidence of a mediocre white man. I’ll give you mine. We’ll figure it out because we don’t have any other choice.” – Alyssa Cole

  22. “She’d thought that Fab had smashed their connection like a smartphone beneath a car tire, but all their data had been saved on a cloud drive somewhere, it seemed, and was happily downloading and ready to resume where they’d left off.” – Alyssa Cole

  23. “She locked the brakes on her chair, gripped the handles, and then pushed herself to a standing position. Her arms shook a bit, but she transferred herself to the couch smoothly, crossing her legs before reaching for the remote resting on the table.” – Alyssa Cole

  24. “When you’re trying to survive, sometimes you’re gonna encounter liars. Politicians are the worst of them. But there are good ones too. You take your chances there like anywhere else in life because the only other option is giving up. That make sense?” – Alyssa Cole

  25. “I fight for the Union because America is supposed to be a land where people can be free from tyranny, where families aren’t ripped apart to make a profit, where men aren’t whipped for speaking their mind and women aren’t abused worse than brood mares.” – Alyssa Cole


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