Favorite quotes from books?
Hunger games was practicing calligraphy
Was practicing calligraphy
“As long as this exists, this sunshine and this cloudless sky, and as long as I can enjoy it, how can I be sad.” Anne Frank
“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” Stephen King
Because,” explained Mary Rommely simply, “the child must have a valuable thing which is called imagination. The child must have a secret world in which live things that never were. It is necessary that she believe. She must start out by believing in things not of this world. Then when the world becomes too ugly for living in, the child can reach back and live in her imagination. I, myself, even in this day and at my age, have great need of recalling the miraculous lives of the Saints and the great miracles that have come to pass on earth. Only by having these things in my mind can I live beyond what I have to live for. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite, to know the flaws and love them too, that is rare and pure and perfect.” The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
“Of course it’s happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that means it’s not real?” JKR
Words can kill as surely as sword or ax or dagger. They can prostrate the subject and render the speaker voiceless. Words may not fracture bone but they can wound you with devastating precision. – Gilt by Katherine Longshore
“I believe there is a theory that men and women emerge finer and stronger after suffering, and that to advance in this or any world we must endure ordeal by fire… a moment of trial. All of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.”
_Rebecca, by Daphne DuMarier
No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. ~TP Reaper man
Oldie but a goodie lol. “ Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light!” Its helped me through lots of tough times. ~ Dumbledore
When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. The alchemist..
“Because if you’ve spent your whole life running, how do you learn to stand still? How do you figure out the right way to turn your straw house into brick?” from The Hazel Wood
“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.” – Ray Bradbury
“When Josey woke up and saw the feathery frost on her windowpane, she smiled. Finally, it was cold enough to wear long coats and tights. It was cold enough for scarves and shirts worn in layers, like camouflage. It was cold enough for her lucky red cardigan, which she swore had a power of its own. She loved this time of year. Summer was tedious with the light dresses she pretended to be comfortable in while secretly sure she looked like a loaf of white bread wearing a belt. The cold was such a relief.”
It’s more than a little quote but this always made me laugh and I can relate to it on so many levels!
I will love you till your heart stops beating
“If you say you got it, you got it. But if you fall down, I’ll pick you up.” Curran, Book 7 of the Kate Daniels series.
I think I loved you even before that night you took my virginity. From Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen Woodiwiss
“I’m what happens when you live by the motto ‘Live Fast. Die Young’ then you fuck up and survive.” ~ Some Total Loser
“How am I ever going to win with this body I live in?” I think that’s how the quote goes. It’s from “Girl In Pieces” by Kathleen Glasgow
“War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength”
“A brilliant light blazed up behind his eyes, and he heard nothing more but the bursting of his heart and the distant cries of an orphaned child.”
“When the day shall come, that we do part,” he said softly, and turned to look at me, “if my last words are not ‘I love you’–ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.”
Both from The Fiery Cross, by Diana Gabaldon.
‘Your face makes sense to me’
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be”. ~Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
“We accept the love we think we deserve.” ? The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
“I should have not said that.” Hagrid as I say that a lot hehe
“conceit spoils the finest genius.” It came from the mother in little women. I don’t know her name because the book I have is incomplete. Was her name mentioned in the book?
“He shall never know I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same.” Emily Brontë
” That’s the thing about pain It demands to be felt “
Glam to Charlie-…because a book let’s your imagination soar and a movie makes all the decisions for you. A book is almost always, but not always, a far richer experience than a book turned into a movie. Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Franks
“An English man is neither a bee or an ant. He should always have earth beneath his feet and a river in his ear” Devils Day, Andrew Michael Hurley.
My family are very connected to the water (my mother was from a family of fishermen, my dad was in the navy, my daughter’s father was a commercial fisherman and now my partner and I have our own boat and live next to the river). In addition this was one of my dad’s favourite books. I remember reading it as a kid and wanting nothing more than to live Ratty’s life next to the river and after 30 or so years I finally achieved that!
it’s never too late nor too early, it’s always the right time.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. (Robert Frost)
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world #tolkien
“Hearts are beastly things” from Brutal Curse by Casey L Bond
“Most prisons are of our own making. A man makes his own freedom, too.” Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb.
“Possession diminishes perception of value immediately”. John Updike – Problems.
From “84, Charing Cross Road”
“I looked down the length of the Vine. It was a long, narrow place, like a train car that wasn’t going anywhere. The people all seemed to have escaped from someplace – I saw plastic hospital name bracelets on several wrists. They were trying to pay for their drinks with counterfeit money they’d made themselves, in Xerox machines.” – from Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”
In wich book is it extracted ? Sounds interesting
EveryDay by David Levithan, a lot of great quotations in it & the book itself is just good, my favourite even.
?? sounds really good I’ll add it to my tbr list then . Thanks a bunch ?
“Is orgasmalicious a word?” Colleen O’Dowd DEARLY BELOVED, a MAtch Made in Heaven, book 1
“I think, therefore I am.”
When you look death in the eye and death blinks first, nothing seems impossible.
…like death in a cowboy duster. (Richelle Mead, Vampire Academy) “And then he was there, charging down the hallway, like death in a cowboy duster.”
And… “When they catch you they will kill you; but first they must catch you.” (Watership Down)
“Fear is the mindkiller” Dune – Frank Herbert
“Please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.” 🙁
“You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones. Remember this, on this journey you insist on making. If you die, I will not survive you long.”
What book is this?
@Kelli “The Shadow Rising”, part of Wheel of Time book series.
Start of Pacific Viking
“I’m tired, Boss… mostly I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There’s too much of it, it’s like pieces of glass in my head all the time.” -John Coffey, The Green Mile
“Salutations!” said the spider.
“Will you explain to me why people encourage delusional behavior in children and medicate it in adults”….Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver…..
“Its only after we lose everything that we are free to do anyhing” fight club
” We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no great war. No great depression. Our great war’s a spiritual one…our great depression…is our lives.” Fight club
Pretty much all fight club
@Jenna YES! So many great quotes in Fight Club!
“Noahnoah, promise me something, one very last thing: once your good-bye is perfect, you have to leave me and not look back. Live your life. It’s an awful thing to miss someone who’s still here”
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