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  • Irrational thoughts started swimming through his mind—he wanted to jump up and attack, beat him like he’d beaten Gaily after escaping the Maze.
    James Dashner  --  The Scorch Trials
  • He’d held his temper—he hadn’t done anything too impulsive or irrational.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • That was what worried him, as irrational as it seemed.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • "Eadlyn, you’re being irrational."
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir

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  • Alec fought down an irrational burst of anger—still withholding things, even now—and took a deep breath.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • It was irrational, and Colin hated thinking irrationally. but he couldn’t help but wonder whether perhaps being in the presence of the Archduke might reveal something to Colin about his missing piece.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • "So let’s hear another one of your irrational fears."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • I’m irrationally concerned she can see my butt through the paper robe.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • "Because love is irrational," I tell Vosch.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Everyone’s irrational.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • So I lay alone feeling irrationally forsaken and stared into the dark, more exhausted than I had ever been and yet unable now to sleep, listening to the others shift and moan in the grip of nightmares that could not have equalled the one we would likely wake to.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I knew that my fear was irrational—it was probably just those dumb rapper kids pulling another prank—but my heart was beating a hundred miles an hour, and some deep animal instinct commanded me to be silent.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • It was totally irrational, but I was beginning to feel like the BOP would never let me go.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He was deluded by obsession; his logic and reasoning became corrupted, irrational, and increasingly dangerous.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Shortly after I showed him the cyanide "wolf getters" and explained that not only were they instantly fatal, but almost impossible to detect, he began to display definite signs of irrational behavior.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • And second, the best cloaks have innumerable little pockets that I have an irrational and overpowering attraction toward.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • If he allowed his rage to break free, his father would simply accuse Wells of being too irrational, too immature to understand the law.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • An irrational hope that if I don’t find the day then the day won’t find me, that the things in the night will be nullified.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Her denial was so complete, so irrational, I realized there was no way I could argue with her.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Something similar can be seen even here in a few of the more violent and irrational proposals made to combat Newark Airport Expansion.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • It was irrational, Celaena knew.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I know how irrational that must seem, given what I saw happening around me; but until that evening I had thought I had a special immunity, that somehow the violence wouldn’t touch me.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Humans, I’d noticed, seem to be irrationally fond of dogs, and I could see why a puppy would be easier to cuddle with than, say, a gorilla.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • I drop my eyes, feeling a quick and irrational terror that he has managed to read my thoughts.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • He was drunken, aggrieved and threatening, and as deliberately irrational as an official who had decided to be malin.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Most of what he was saying—especially about my "responsibility"—was lopsided, irrational, smug and horrendously wrong, yet to my nearly total chagrin at that point, I found that I could not answer.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I have no wish to put myself in the same category: irrational, petulant.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He had the irrational desire to wrap his hands around Frank’s neck, which was stupid, since his hands wouldn’t even fit around Frank’s neck.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I felt an irrational need to defend myself and decided right then and there I wouldn’t back down until he did.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational—or, in simpler terms, fears that make sense and fears that don’t.
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Wide Window
  • Everything I had seen since I had stepped through the cleft stone pointed toward the completely irrational conclusion that the man I had met in the wood was in fact Frank’s six-times-great-grandfather.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • There was too much to see, too many colors, the shapes irrational.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I put on the jeans knowing how irrational my line of thinking was.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • But still I felt a petty, irrational pang of disappointment—and, as I walked home (skull-cracking headache, practically seeing double) I kept looking for her, scanning the anonymous, preoccupied faces around me.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But he was also not a stupid, irrational sort of man.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • To stop being so irrational and take the stupid gun.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • At that moment, she cannot think of a more reckless, irrational thing than choosing to become a parent.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I started calling his name, irrationally, over and over.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • My fear is irrational; this is just a test, it isn’t real.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Isabelle was wiping at her eyes, and Clary felt a wave of irrational anger—Isabelle barely knew Simon.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • My conscience told me to run, but some irrational and powerful force was resisting, like a weight pushing me toward the war.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • "I don’t want to sound irrational, Detective Fenerman," my father said.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • In giving and accepting battle at Borodino, Kutuzov acted involuntarily and irrationally.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He found that he was often angry, now: irrationally angry at his groupmates, that they were satisfied with their lives which had none of the vibrance his own was taking on.
    Lois Lowry  --  The Giver
  • He didn’t notice how cold it had suddenly become, he didn’t notice the wind, he didn’t notice the sudden irrational squall of rain.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • It was selfish and irrational, but she was furious with him for abandoning her, Tariq, who was like an extension of her, whose shadow sprung beside hers in every memory.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He had ceased drinking at a point below irrationality, and had neither stirred nor spoken during two or three hours.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • He did not know why he was so irrationally happy, for nothing was changed in his life or hers.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • To this day, radical thought was considered left wing, irrational thought was left brain, and anything evil, sinister.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • You were completely irrational.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
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