Derek Landy: Author Bio About and Best Quotes


Ten of My Favorite Derek Landy Quotes 

Derek Landy, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Derek Landy quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Derek Landy’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Derek Landy made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Derek Landy

Known for his screenwriting and writing, Derek Landy is an Irish author and screenwriter. Aside from his bestselling children’s/YA series Skulduggery Pleasant books, a supernatural mystery series starring Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton detective, and Valkyrie Cain, a young female magician, he has also written two screenplays that have been turned into films: “Dead Bodies” and “Boy Eats Girl”, both of which have received IFTA awards. For Best Script, Landy himself was nominated for an IFTA.

He does not brag about the awards he has won, such as Irish Book of the Decade, Red House in the UK, and all the other awards he displays on his mantelpiece with humility. As well, he is far too modest to mention that his first book was a Publisher’s Weekly Best Book of the Year, but he would like to extend an invitation to Oprah to meet over tea one day, as thanks for selecting his book for the Oprah’s Book Club Kids Reading List.

He watches too many movies, plays too many video games, and reads too many comics. Ireland is home to too many cats for him. He occasionally talks to real people, but only when absolutely necessary

Born: October 23, 1974, Lusk, Ireland
Twitter: DerekLandy
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery & Thrillers

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Popular Quotes

“Doors are for people with no imagination.”
― Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

 “I need a weapon,” Valkyrie muttered.
“You’re an Elemental with a Necromancer ring, trained in
a variety of martial arts by some of the best fighters in the world,” Skulduggery pointed out. “I’m fairly certain that makes you a weapon.”
“I mean a weapon you hold. You have a gun, Tanith has a sword… I want a stick.”
“I’ll buy you a stick for Christmas.”
― Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

“Stairs,” Valkyrie said, disappointed.
“Not just ordinary stairs,” Skulduggery told her as he led the way down. “Magic stairs.”
“Oh, yes.”
She followed him into the darkness. “How are they magic?”
“They just are.”
“In what way?”
“In a magicky way.”
She glared at the back of his head. “They aren’t magic at all, are they?”
“Not really.”
― Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

 “What is it?’ Stephanie whispered.
That, my dear Valkyrie, is what we call a monster.’
She looked at Skulduggery. ‘You don’t know what it is, do you?’
I told you what it is, it’s a horrible monster. Now shut up before it comes over here and eats us.”
― Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

 “Are you going to shoot me?’ Vengeous sneered. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised. What would a thing like you know about honor? Only a heathen would bring a gun to a sword fight.’

And only a moron would bring a sword to a gunfight.”
― Derek Landy, Playing with Fire

 “Being a detective isn’t all about torture and murder and monsters. Sometimes it gets truly unpleasant…The fate of the world may depend on whether or not you can bring yourself to visit your relatives.”
― Derek Landy

“They say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit,” Valkyrie said.

China glanced at her. “They’ve obviously never met me.”
― Derek Landy, Mortal Coil

 “I’m placing you under arrest for murder, conspiracy to commit murder and, I don’t know, possibly littering.”
― Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

“We’re not retreating, we’re advancing in reverse.’ –Skulduggery Pleasant”
― Derek Landy, Playing with Fire

“Kindness suits you.”

“Really? I think I’m quite allergic to it.”
― Derek Landy

10 Famous Quotes by Author Derek Landy

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Derek Landy quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Derek Landy quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Derek Landy. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Derek Landy quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Derek Landy Quote 

“Valkyrie patted Fletcher’s arm. “Don’t worry,” she said. “If the bad man comes, I’ll protect you.”
“If the bad man comes,” Fletcher responded, “I’ll bravely give out a high-pitched scream to distract him. I may even bravely faint, to give him a false sense of security. That will be your signal to strike.”
“We make a great team.”
“Just don’t forget to stand in front of me the whole time,” he said.”
― Derek Landy, Death Bringer

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