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The Host Quotes

26 of the best book quotes from The Host
  1. #1
    “There are millions of us, all working together in perfect harmony toward our goal.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concept
    Unity
  2. #2
    “Humans were brutish and ungovernable. They had killed one another so frequently that murder had been an accepted part of life.”
  3. #3
    “Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached. Were the souls the exception to that rule? Could they have the light without the darkness of the world?”
  4. #4
    “My heart faltered and then beat unevenly, and I wanted to laugh at myself. Did it matter that [Jared] was beautiful, that I loved him, when he was going to kill me?”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    characters
    WandaJared
    concept
    love
  5. #5
    “It’s a big universe, and there’s a lot of company out there.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
  6. #6
    “How can I not trust another human completely? We’re family—both part of the brotherhood of extinction.”
  7. #7
    “My reaction was instantaneous and unthinking. I skittered to one side of the tunnel, sweeping Jamie along with one arm so that I was between him and whatever was coming for me.”
  8. #8
    “Her name is Wanda, not it.”

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  1. #9
    “Laughter was like a fresh breeze—it cleaned its way through the body, making everything feel good. Did other species have such a simple healer?”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concept
    Laughter
  2. #10
    “That’s my point. Body and soul. Two different things, in my case.”
  3. #11
    “How does going to one of those other planets help you? You’ll still be a parasite, [Wanda].”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    characters
    WandaJeb
    concept
    character
  4. #12
    “People touched my cheeks often, or put their fingers under my chin, holding my face up to see it better. I was frequently patted on my head (which was in easy reach, since I was shorter than everyone but the children).”
  5. #13
    “Anger flashed through me, hot and wild. In eight full lives, I’d never had an emotion touch me with such force.”
  6. #14
    “How much is physical, how much in the mind? How much accident and how much fate? Love simply is where it is.”
  7. #15
    “Perhaps you should open your eyes and look around for [love] specifically. It might do you a lot of good.”
  8. #16
    “The mysterious bond of mother and child was not a mystery to me any longer. There was no bond greater than one that required your life for another’s.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concept
    mothers

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  1. #17
    “The souls were wrong to be here. My humans deserved their world. I could not give it back to them, but I could give them this.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concept
    Humanity
  2. #18
    “I held you in my hand, Wanderer. And you were so beautiful.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    characters
    WandaIan
    concepts
    beautysoul
  3. #19
    “Look, I’m human. It’s hard to be fair sometimes. We don’t always feel the right thing, do the right thing.”
  4. #20
    “I knew the human exaggeration for sorrow—a broken heart. I’d always thought of it as a hyperbole. I wasn’t expecting the pain in my chest.”
  5. #21
    “I, the soul called Wanderer, love you, human Ian. And that will never change, no matter what I might become.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    characters
    WandaIan
    concept
    love
  6. #22
    “Humans were deceitful, treacherous creatures. I couldn’t anticipate their darker agendas when such things were unthinkable to my species.”
  7. #23
    “Were twenty-nine rattlesnakes afraid of a lone field mouse?”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concept
    fear
  8. #24
    “My first language had no word for betrayal or traitor. Or even loyalty—because without the existence of an opposite, the concept had no meaning.”
  9. #25
    “Because he was a soul, by nature he was all things good: compassionate, patient, honest, virtuous, and full of love.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concepts
    goodnesssoul
  10. #26
    “You never know how much time you’ll have.”
    author
    Stephenie Meyer
    book
    The Host
    character
    Wanda
    concept
    time
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