What’s your favorite book quote?
One of my favourite quotes: “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying ‘End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH’, the paint wouldn’t even have time to dry.” ― Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
This is so true, honestly. I’m almost sure I would pull it just because I wouldn’t believe that it was possible and just wanted to make sure.
I totally agree with the quote!
yes! that’s one of my favorites too!
Hey! That’s not from a book!
The quote is from city of bones by cassandra clare; yes the picture is from the movie but the quote is in the book
@Ema the quote can be found in city of bones by cassandra clare chapter 22 “Luke laughed. “I’m a werewolf, not a golden retriever.”” – page 415”
Yeah, I know. I meant the pic???
Oh, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd! She was a vixen when she went to school. And though she be but little, she is fierce. HELENA. Oh, when you get her angry, she’s a good fighter, and vicious too.
What book is this from? I’ve heard “Though she be but little, she is fierce” more times than I can count and really, really like the quote, but I’ve never known what it was from. I didn’t even know that it was from a book. Lol.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare
@Maia Any time!
“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”
“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel– ‘thou mayest’– that gives a choice. It might be the most powerful word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘thou mayest’– it is also true that ‘thou mayest not’.” “And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” “All great and precious things are lonely.” –John Steinbeck, East of Eden
“‘I’m a terrible person,’ Pierrot said to her. ‘I’m quite wicked, too,’ Rose said, and she smiled.'” –Heather O’Neill, The Lonely Hearts Hotel
“‘In a word with so much to grieve and so little good to take, I grieve nothing. I take everything. Ignite, love. Ignite.” –Tahereh Mafi, Ignite Me
“You may tell a story that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them, and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.” “‘The future is never set in stone, remember that.'” –Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
“I told the editors, ‘her, print her. she’s mad but she’s magic. there’s no lie in her fire.'” –Charles Bukowski, “An Almost Made Up Poem”
“But this, too, is true: stories can save us.” –Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried
I’m reading east of Eden, right now. I’ve highlighted numerous quotes on the kobo. It’s not normally my kind of book, but I’m quite enjoying it.
It’s one of my very favorites.
@Kobey, @Laura, @Cambria, I want to see all of yours.
1. “To love is to destroy, and to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”
2. “Oh, we’re playing nice now? Shall we have tea first? Brew up a nice pot of kiss-my-ass?”
3. “Sorry I’m late princess, traffic was a bitch.”
Here is mine
All time Fav ❤
“Life isn’t about what you get, it’s about what you DO with what you get.”
-Lola Nolan (Lola and the boy next door)
My favorite quote. The moment when I truly knew that Clary had grown up when she could say something as profound. Gone was the child who often left me feeling annoyed. I hope that this will always be my favorite quote. ❤ ~Clary Fray, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. ❤
“I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal. I was a survivor, and I was strong. I would not be weak, or helpless again I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.” Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury
“We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“The moon is a loyal companion. It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human. Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“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, Different Seasons
“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.” -E.M. Forster, A Room With A View
I love your favorite quotes!
Thank you so much!! ?
Its more a word than quote, but I always loved “timshel” from East of Eden
There are good days and hard days for me – even now. Don’t let the hard days win” – Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Mist and Fury)
This is one of my favourites too!
I’m a rollercoaster that only goes up my friend -Augustus waters the fault in our stars
“We all have one life and we can choose how we want to live it. It’s important you realize that, no matter what anyone else says or how people may try to influence things, it’s ultimately down to you… only YOU can live for you. You can’t live in someone else’s shadow or permanently try to please someone else, then what do you have to show for it? You won’t have any of your own accomplishments, you won’t reach your personal goals, and you’ll only be ticking someone else’s boxes for them. If there is something in life that you really want to do, then do it. You’ll only ever live this day once in your lifetime, so start now.” -Zoe Sugg (Girl Online On Tour)
‘You were merely wishing for the end of pain, the monster said. Your own pain. An end to how it isolated you. It is the most human wish of all.’ -Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls)
To exist in this vast universe for a speck of time is the great gift of life. Our tiny sliver of time is our gift of life. It is our only life. The universe will go on, indifferent to our brief existence, but while we are here we touch not just part of that vastness, but also the lives around us. Life is the gift each of us has been given. Each life is our own and no one else’s. It is precious beyond all counting. It is the greatest value we can have. Cherish it for what it truly is. Your life is yours alone. Rise up and live it. Terry Goodkind
“one must always be careful of books, and what is inside them – for words have the power to change us all” – TID by Cassandra Clare
“it was books that made me feel perhaps I was not completely alone” – TID by Cassandra Clare
“The books we love, love us back. Just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us” – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
“This thing of darkness I aknowledge mine” – The Tempest by Shakespeare
“Many people fear they might be crazy at some point in their lives, but it requires a healthy dose of sanity to think there’s a chance you might be crazy. It’s only when you think there is no chance whatsoever that you should be worried. Only you won’t be worried because you’ll be crazy.” ― Nicholas Gannon, The Doldrums
“I live in the light, but carry my dark with me” the dead of the night by john marsden
“Go girl, seek happy nights for happy days” Romeo and Juliet
“Mari en sheva yelu. This action will have no echo. It means we won’t repeat the same mistakes, that we won’t continue to do harm.” -Leigh Bardugo-
“Only insofar as you enjoy being sorry, my dear, which, while it is a considerable amount, occurs only after the fact, thus making it a singularly ineffective deterrent, yes?” ― Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel’s Dart
“Stop longing.You poison today’s ease, reaching always for tomorrow.” ― Robin Hobb, Fool’s Errand
“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Broken isn’t the same as unfixable – Winter by Marissa Meyer
“all the stories are true” – city of bones by cassandra clare
“Betrayed by my own body, I sat back down dejected. The shame wasn’t new.” My name is Alex by James Allbrook
“Aren’t you afraid of dying?” he asked Lila now. She looked at him as if it were a strange question. And then she shook her head. “Death comes for everyone,” she said simply. “I’m not afraid of dying. But I am afraid of dying here.” She swept her hand over the room, the tavern, the city. “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still.” A darker shade of magic by VE Schwab
But what was the point of living so quietly you made no noise at all? “Oh, Evie, you’re too much,” people said, and it wasn’t complimentary. Yes, she was too much. She felt like too much inside all the time. So why wasn’t she ever enough?
The Diviners, Libba Bray
“No one’s happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy” Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand
“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” – Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
Everything is relative.
“If you believed that thoughts were energy and energy is matter (E=mc2) and matter never disappears, then a person can never truly leave you unless you stop thinking about them. Everything you shared with a person is still there swirling around in the universe. Love, Cam had to admit, might be real. And love endures. Relationships endure. Because thoughts are energy, energy is matter, and matter never disappears.” ???? Wendy Wunder
“Da woman is da mule of da world.” Zora Neale Hurston from “Their Eyes Were Watching God.”
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live” – Joan Didion, The White Album
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. He who believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” …John 3:16 from The Bible This verse deeply touches my soul .
– No one tells you it’s all about to change, to be taken away. There’s no proximity alert, no indication that you’re standing on the precipice. And maybe that’s what makes tragedy so tragic. – Dark Matter – Blake Crouch.
“Break my heart. Break it a thousand time. It was only ever yours to break -Maxon from the One by Kiera cass”
“He must love you very much,’ Gavril said once I had my footing. I couldn’t look at him. ‘What makes you say that?’ Gavril sighed. ‘I’ve known Maxon since he was a child. He’s never stood up to his father like that. -America from The elite by Kiera Cass”
“Your mind will believe comforting lies while also knowing the painful truths that make those lies necessary. And your mind will punish you for believing both.” – Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls)
Another favorite from my elementary days: “My name is Junie B Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don’t like Beatrice. I just like B and that’s all.” – Barbara Park (Junie B Jones)
“I watched the phone go to voicemail, because human interaction is exhausting”.
“So it goes.”
Where is this from?
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut. ?
The Sorrows of Satan by Marie Corelli. It is widely regarded as one of the world’s first bestsellers –
“A gift thats demanded is no gift at all.” A Snoodle’s Tale by Phil Vischer
“Love is beautiful fear.” – The Elite by Kiera Cass
“Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
“Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.” -Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
“We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”
“I wear the chain I forged in life. I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning windows. Their terror of falling from a great height is still just as great as it would be for you or me standing speculatively at the same window just checking out the view; i.e. the fear of falling remains a constant. The variable here is the other terror, the fire’s flames: when the flames get close enough, falling to death becomes the slightly less terrible of two terrors. It’s not desiring the fall; it’s terror of the flames. And yet nobody down on the sidewalk, looking up and yelling ‘Don’t!’ and ‘Hang on!’, can understand the jump. Not really. You’d have to have personally been trapped and felt flames to really understand a terror way beyond falling.”
Franz Kafka is Dead. He died in a tree from which he wouldn’t come down. “Come down!” they cried to him. “Come down! Come down!” Silence filled the night, and the night filled the silence, while they waited for Kafka to speak. “I can’t,” he finally said, with a note of wistfulness. “Why?” they cried. Stars spilled across the black sky. “Because then you’ll stop asking for me.”
I have two: 1. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” -Chuck Palahniuk, DIARY. 2. “All books reveal perfection, by what they are or what they are not.” -Christopher Moore, LAMB: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRIST’S CHILDHOOD PAL.
” What can be imagined, need never be lost” Weaveworld- Clive Barker
“We live in the flicker — may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.” – Joseph Conrad
“I’ve been here before,” she said. “When I was younger.” “Yeah, well, the things we get to see when we’re young are different than the things we get to see when we’re older.” – Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss. “Love wasn’t a fling in a back room at a party. It was something you lived and died for.” – Richelle Mead, Blood Promise. “I told him I’d kick his ass if he threatened me again.” She sighed, vexed, but I thought I saw a gleam of pride in her eyes. “That’s no way for a lady to behave.” “You’re right. Empty threats are very unladylike. I should’ve just kicked his butt on the spot.” – Becca Fitzpatrick, Dangerous Lies “You’re always looking at me like that.” “Like what?” “Like I burn down animal shelters for fun and light my cigarettes with orphans.” – Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls “Why did you bring me down here? So I could watch you die?” “No, sweetie. Just the opposite.” He rolled his head to face her. “I asked you to come so I could watch you live.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song “I used to think that when people fell in love, they landed where they landed, and had no choice in the matter afterward. And maybe that’s true of beginnings, but it’s not true of this, now. I fell in love with him. But I don’t just stay with him by default…I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” – Veronica Roth, Allegiant. “I’m not saying that everything is survivable. Just that everything except the last thing is.” – John Green, Paper Towns. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets @Holly
If he had wanted to make sure I was worthy not to taunt me, but because he wanted his end…he wanted his end to be worth carving ~ Sarah J Maas
“Too weird to live, too rare to die” from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson.
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