Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#55

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

17460553Favourite quote: Love is a funny thing. […] Eventually, it becomes a matter of scale. When the good outweighs the bad, you stay. When the bad is the only thing you notice anymore, you think about your future, or what’s left of it, consider options.

Meridian (Arclight#2) by Josin L. McQuein:

17798031Favourite quote: A body seems a solitary thing until each cell inside it gains its own voice, and when all shriek in terror at the same time–when they all dim to nothing after that last brilliant flare of emotion–perception of the whole can never be the same again.

Play Me Backwards by Adam Selzer

18852053Favourite quotes:

1. You show me a man who wants more out of life than an easy job that provides unlimited candy, and I’ll show you a greedy bastard.

2. Show your ass, save the world.

3. Maybe falling in love is just about finding someone who is willing to put up with most of your shit if you put up with most of theirs. Making two puzzle pieces fit together, even if they weren’t exactly from the same puzzle. Maybe all of that, “my whole world is on fire” thing is something else.

4. Love is like a maze of mirrors. No map can help you through it because you can never quite tell where you’re going. Also, you’re likely to see sides of yourself that you normally don’t.

5. Love is the feeling that your life is finally about to begin. But that’s one thing when you’re younger and think being an adult will be awesome, and another when you know it’s all about busting your ass to have a stainless steel kitchen and shit.

6. Everyone always says that when you’re a teenager, your highs are higher and your lows are lower. I was still a teenager, but I could see the end in sight.

Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#54

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno

18698816Favourite quotes:

1. When someone falls in love with you like that, he stops being your friend. He stops caring about your friendship and he only cares about wanting you to love him back.

2. We take it for granted.

We forget stuff along the way, sure, but mostly it’s little stuff. We forget where we put our keys or we forget to turn the curling iron off or we lie awake in bed in the middle of the night, convinced we left the stove on Convinced we left the front door unlocked. Convinced we forgot to set the alarm.

As we grow up, we accept that our memory gets worse. Sometimes we can’t remember what day it is. Sometimes we can’t remember if we washed our hair already. We stand in the shower dripping, unmoving.

[…]

Older still and now other things start to go. We cannot remember our children’s names. We call them every name we can think of until we get the right one. We know we’re right because they finally answer us.

3. The people we love get under our skin and crawl through our veins and find their way into our heart. They choke up our blood flow and mess up our breathing and tangle themselves through our bodies like wire. Like razors, like fire.

We remember them even when we don’t remember them. We try to forget. but it’s pointless.

Even amnesia. Even comas and brain damage and traumatic shock. Whatever makes us not remember, we still remember. Our minds flounder like fish but our bodies…

Our bodies remember.

Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke

17334538Favourite quotes:

1. Sometimes a choice isn’t a simple yes or no, but the truth made visible, strong enough to hold up a world.

2. Given a choice, it seems like pity would be easier to bear than mockery, but that’s not true. Mockery hardens defences; pity slips through, finding the softest places you have, and slices to the bone.

Pity will break you, every time.

3. If people love you because you’re perfect, what happens when you screw up? Constant perfection was its own kind of pressure, I realized, and felt an unexpected rush of sympathy.

Let’s get Lost by Adi Alsaid

18812437Favourite quote: “When you don’t have any reason to think of days as weekdays or weekends, you start to realize that all days are pretty much the same. And that kind of gives you the freedom to do whatever you want. It’s a lot easier to seize the day than it is to seize  a Tuesday. You have errands on Tuesday. On Tuesday you eat pizza again. Your favourite TV show is on Tuesday, you know? But the day…”

“The day is all just hours you’re alive for. They can be filled with anything. Unexpectedness, wildness, maybe a little bit of lawlessness, even.”

The Young World by Chris Weitz

13590919Favourite quote: It’s strange that you can be in love with somebody while hating so many things about them. Like how she doesn’t seem to be able to be serious, about anything, ever.

 

Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#53

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

Prisoner of night and fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog#1) by Anne Blankman

17668473Favourite quote: “If you think love means secrecy, then you don’t understand what love is at all.”

 

Talker 25 (Talker 25#1) by Joshua McCune

17339959Favourite quote: “I won’t run from death. I won’t run from pain or fear. Life hurts sometimes, sometimes so much that you think it’s never gonna stop hurting. That’s a beautiful thing.”

The Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready

18038539Favourite quotes:

1. “There’s a real town called everything,” Kane answers. “Especially in Pennsylvania, home of Intercourse and Blue Ball.”

2. “He said, ‘It’s not our ability to get forgiveness that saves us. It’s out ability to grant forgiveness.”

3. I sat forward and picked up a piece of the jet engine. “I think we get the world we deserve. People who love get love back, and people who hate, or fear, they get those back too.”

Noggin by John Corey Whaley

18051349Favourite quotes:

1. You have to forget about people when you can’t have them anymore. That’s the only way to be okay, I think–to forget how they looked and sounded and left Post-it notes on your desk and told you they’d come back from the dead someday. She had to get over me because there was no alternative. But I couldn’t do that with her. I couldn’t forget that she was still here and I was still here and we weren’t together.

2. They say the heart is just a muscle. They say it plays absolutely no role in our emotions and that it’s use as a symbol of love is based on archaic theories of it being the seat of the soul or something ridiculous like that. But as I quietly listened to every word she was saying to me, as each syllable shot a sharp arrow through the phone and into my ear, I swear I felt like my entire chest would collapse in on itself. I knew this feeling. They say a heart can’t really break because there’s nothing to be broken. But see, I once had to leave everyone I loved, and it felt this same way. Maybe Jeremy Pratt’s did too. Maybe his heart was torn to shreds and maybe that’s why it hurt so bad now, like it hadn’t had enough time to heal before receiving its next blow.

3. And of course it wasn’t okay. But that’s what we have to do, right? We have to tell people it’s okay even when it’s not.

Great by Sara Benincasa

18090059Favourite quotes:

1. “Remember that you can’t be one person one place and a totally different person in another place. Right is right and wrong is wrong, no matter where you are.”

2. My father told me once that people don’t change–they just reveal more of who they really are.

3. There’s the kind of dead from which you can bring someone back, when a heart stops for a brief collection of moments because of trauma or sickness, and you can shock it and pound it back to life. And then there’s the kind of dead that’s just final, from which there is no return, when the spirit or soul or whatever you want to call it has completely left the body, you can feel the absence of something, some intangible presence that indicates personhood.

Sea of Shadows (Age of Legends#1) by Kelley Armstrong

18089962Favourite quote: “Curiosity is what lets a young mind grow and keeps an old mind young.”

(Don’t You) Forget about Me by Kate Karyus Quinn

18599667Favourite quotes:

1. The thing is, secrets are awful in lots of ways, but they almost never lie.

2. Sometimes you make bad choices to keep yourself from making other, even worse ones. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.

3. “I found a quote from some guy that summed up the lucky thing pretty perfectly for me. It went like this: “Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.””

4. “Everyone falls eventually,” Piper told me. “You think it’ll hurt. But it’s falling with no bottom. You just keep going and going forever, just falling deeper and deeper. And once you stop being scared, it’s kind of fun.”

5. Forgetting the past doesn’t change it, and if we want a better ending we’ll have to go out and create it for ourselves somewhere on the other side of the mountain. Until then we have our stories. I’ll tell them to you as many times as you want. Then you;ll repeat them to all the new friends you’ll make. Most people will think you’re making them up. They might even call you a liar, and then, Wills, there’s only one thing you can say.

There’s no place like home.

Fan Art by Sarah Tregay

17924987Favourite quotes:

1. The popular [crowd].

I’m not popular. I’m in band.

2. This is why I don’t date girls. They’re weird. They talk about everything and assume you want to too. I don’t get it. It’s as if their bras are filled with words.

3. “Band geeks are the original,” I explain. “Orchestra dorks are simply copying our amazingly uncool status.”

4. There are three ways to say, I love you, man.

The first one is an announcement, said at full volume and often accompanied by a swear word. It’s sort of Thank you, sort of You’re cool, with a little And damn, you make me look good thrown in. This is how kellen said it.

The second one is a diss, said with four and a half tons of sarcasm and most likely a reference to the father, son, or Holy Ghost. There’s no sort of about it. It means I hate you right now.

The third one comes wrapped in caution tape. It is said quietly and on its own, without any adjectives. There’s no ‘sort of’ to this one, either, because you mean it.

Like I did.

In the After by Demitria Lunetta

12157407Favourite quote: My eyes stung. I desperately wanted my father to be remembered.

“But no matter how much it hurt me to lose your father, it was only a tiny fraction of the pain I felt when I thought you were gone.

Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#52

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle

18048731Favourite quotes:

1. There are things you cannot share with friends. Even best ones. Some secrets that are kinder just to keep.

2.That’s real life. Things don’t always work out the way you think they will. They’re not so neat and tidy. But people come into your life with a purpose–I see that now. Claire likes to say that people cross your paths for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Astor was a reason. Hayley, though? Hayley is a lifetime.

3. “You needed the secret kept for you more than I needed the truth to come out.”

4. I understand, now, that your own identity, your past, has nothing to do with the way others see you. Being a hero isn’t about someone else’s definition. Not Abigail’s and not Constance’s. Not the Post’s. Not even Claire’s. Being a hero is about one thing: the way you see yourself.

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

18053148Favourite quotes:

1. Sometimes love is so intense that it turns into this gray area that borders on hate. That’s what happens when the people you love have that type of power of you.

2. I’d heard people say that being pregnant during the summer was miserable, but that shit had nothing on cancer.

Cold Calls by  Charles Benoit 

cold callsFavourite quote: Say something cheesy now and that was it, you were the class suck-up, say something clever and you were the smart-ass, say something stupid and you were forever stupid.

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

17586458Favourite quotes:

1. The truth was, I had never felt sad about being gay. It was just another part of who I was, no different from my size seven feet or 20/20 vision. The part I hated was the hiding; the pretending to be someone I wasn’t; the steady, tormenting harassment that came in the form of Bible scripture and church sermons, the constant fear that if people found out, they would hate me, ridicule me, possibly even hurt me. That stuff sucked.

2. If New Horizons is, like Kaylee said, the tool God gave me to create a better life, I’m pretty sure I’m using it wrong.

3. See, that’s the problem with getting hit by lightning. You get burned.

Skin and Bones by  Sherry Shahan

18378832Favourite quote: “It’s hard to watch our kids make mistakes and not want to fix them,” Dr. Chu said

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama

17934493Favourite quotes:

1. The thing is, when you’re with someone like Poppu– Someone who sees straight through your battered façade and loves every bit of you, someone who makes you laugh until you pee your pants, someone who grabs you in a hug exactly when you need it– you don’t crave any kind of approval from strangers. You don’t need to ‘matter’ in the world, because you already matter to the only person who counts.

2. Wishes were stupid and pointless. They were self-inflicted injuries–open wounds that you had to tend for the rest of your life just to contain them, to keep them from festering and consuming you.

Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#51

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

Don’t Even Think About it by Sarah Mlynowski

17560541Favourite quote: That’s our story.

How we became a we.

And that’s what we are these day. A we.

When you’re a group that can hear each other’s thoughts, the line between and We gets kind of blurry.

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Panic_HC_JKT_des4.inddFavourite quote: The Bravery was in moving forward, no matter what. Someday, she might be called on to jump again. And she would do it. She knew, now, that there was always light–beyond the dark, and the dear, out of the depths; there was sun to reach for, and air and space and freedom.

There was always a way up, and out, and no need to be afraid.

Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#50

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

The Queen’s Choice by Cayla Kluver

18168636Favourite Quotes:

1. Keep silent your screams and never look back.

2. A long time ago, before I’d lost my wings, I’d thought that bravery could be attained with an open mind and heart, by persuing and facing my demons. Now I considered that fearlessness was the luxury of the cloistered and blind, and that it was too late for me.

Before My Eyes by Caroline Bock

17934644Favourite quotes:

1. How do you tell someone like Pete that these kinds of friendships don’t last, that they weren’t made to last more than the summer even in the best of circumstances, and these certainly haven’t been the best. That some friends aren’t meant to be, except in stories, or books. You miss a penalty shot and no one wants to talk to you, and maybe you don’t want to talk to them either. You want your own oblivion, and they don’t understand. You don’t answer their texts or even answer the messages of the one or two who venture to call. None of this has much to do with Peter, but you know you won’t be friends with him past tomorrow.

2. “All that we see or seem to see  is but a dream within a dream.”

3. “Because I could not stop for Death–He kindly stopped for me.”

Me Since You by Laura Wiess

12989100Favourite quotes:

1. But when I looked for good, eveil came; And when I looked for light, darkness came. My lyre is turned to mourning, and my pipe to the voice of those who weep. (Job)

2. “When someone threatens suicide, when they tell somebody they’re going to do it beforehand they’re reaching out, hoping someone will stop them. The problem is that people who aren’t depressed don’t always understand that and have a hard time believing it. To them, the idea of killing yourself to end pain is inconceivable. They think it’s nothing but drama or a bid for attention and if they ignore it or reason with them, they’ll come to their senses and life will go back to normal. […] Most times it doesn’t happen that way. The ones who don’t tell anyone beforehand…They’ve already made their decision and planned it all out to make sure they succeed. We find them after the fact, when it’s too late.”

3. “We grow up believing that bad things don’t happen to good people…but sometimes they do. It’s a hard truth to accept, that life is not fair.”

4. “Isn’t it funny; add a person to the family and smoking stops. Lose one, and it starts right back up again.”

Ask Again Later by  Liz Czukas

16090645Favourite quote: “If everybody jumped off a cliff, would you?”

:If there were a kick-ass party at the bottom of the cliff, I absolutely would.”

“God, you suck.”

A Death Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

a death struck yearFavourite quotes:

1. “You wonder why I stay,” I said. “Sometimes I wonder too. But I hate to think of a child, of anyone really, lying somewhere sick and scared, waiting for help that does not come.”

2. “I’m not afraid of these ghosts, Cleo. I have enough of my own to keep me company.”

3. ” I know what it’s like to lose a friend and wonder why you’re the one left behind. To think that nothing makes sense. Not one thing.”

4. I turned my head. “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool,” I said, “than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”

Let the Storms Break (Let the Sky Fall#2) by Shannon Messenger

18051183Favourite quotes:

1. “There’s much more power in pain.”

2. “Breaking the winds breaks you. The power becomes a craving, like…part of you dies and the only way to fill the emptiness is to spoil everything around you. And you can’t fight it because you can’t fight it because you don’t want to fight it, because then you’d never be able to experience the rush again.

3. “Sometimes pain is necessary to fix a problem that cannot otherwise be corrected. It’s unpleasant and unfortunate, but then it’s over and everything is set right.”

4. “But will you be able to live with yourself if something happens to anyone you love?”

Favourite Book Quotes of the Week#49

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A list of my favourite quotes from books I’ve read in the past week. Leave a comment/link telling me what your favourite quotes are! I’ll be sure to check your post out too!

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor

18053047Favourite quotes:

1. Words like fag and homo are totally unacceptable whether or not people are gay, but my point is that trying particular behaviors and interests to a particular gender seems to be the major reason guys who like dance get called names.

2. “If you realize life is short, you break up with your gay boyfriend and get a real boyfriend.”

3. “Sometimes it’s hard to hear when we’ve done something wrong. But we can learn from our mistakes.”

4. Time does not care how precious it is, how hard you are working not to squander it.

Time passes.

5. And suddenly I started to cry. Serious sobs, the kind where your stomach hurts and you can’t breathe and there’s snot running down your face. I was crying so hard I couldn’t even mute the sounds I was making, and Luke put his hand on my back and I thought about how everyone would think that I was crying because of Stacy’s fucking speech and I wanted to kill someone. I wanted to kill someone and I wanted to die and I wanted to run as far and as fast as I could.

Perfect Lies (Mind Games#2) by Kiersten White

12578370Favourite quotes:

1. “Silly man, doesn’t he know money is imaginary?” It’s paper that turns into numbers on screens, after all. It’s there, then it’s gone. I put it places, I take it out, I move it someplace else. Imaginary. Most things are imaginary, when you think about it.

Sometimes I think I’m imaginary.

2. “She told me only people we love the most can destroy us, because no one else has that kind of power.”

3. “Oh, baby sister. We all want things we shouldn’t have. Even you. Just because you love him doesn’t mean you should. Love is a choice, like anything else.

4. Once upon a time, I was a little girl with a mom and a dad and a sister, and the only monsters in the world were imaginary.

Then I became one of the monsters.