Bookish Quotes

“To die would be an awfully big adventure.”
(J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan)

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
(Suzanne Collins – Mockingjay)

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love.”
(J.K. Rowling- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
(Toni Morrison – Beloved)

“When a girl lets you be the one to hold her as her entire world falls apart, […] it changes the way you see her.”
(Kelly Oram – The Avery Shaw Experiment)

“A loss that can be repaired by money is not of such very great importance.”
(Anonymous – The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights)

“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
(Veronica Roth – Divergent)

“The trouble is, sometimes words are like arrows. Once you shoot them, there’s no going back.”
(Jess Rothenberg – The Catastrophic History of You and Me)

“Cheesy lines like that will get you nowhere with me, but, by all means, keep them coming. You’re so much easier to ignore when you’re being an idiot.”
(Kelly Oram – V is for Virgin)

“Nothing ended, nothing begun, nothing resolved.”
(Annie Proulx – Brokeback Mountain)

“It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”
(Stephenie Meyer – The Host)

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
(Aldous Huxley – Brave New World)

“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.”
(J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit)

“Countless possible futures await you – […] – but only one will bring you happiness and peace. Beware of losing your way, for you are one of the few who are truly free to choose their own fate. That freedom is a gift, but it is also a responsibility more binding than chains.”
(Christopher Paolini – Eragon)

“We all have the potential to do terrible things. But we also have the potential to overcome our mistakes.”
(Veronica Rossi – Into the Still Blue)

“Ask me if I sparkle and I’ll kill you where you stand!”
(Jeaniene Frost – This side of the grave)

“Sometimes, friends drift in and out of our lives like fashion accessories – in one season and out the next.”
(Jess Rothenberg – The Catastrophic History of You and Me)

“The story so far: in the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
(Douglas Adams – The Restaurant at the End of the Universe)

“Forbidden to remember, terrified to forget; it was a hard line to walk.”
(Stephenie Meyer – New Moon)

“He surprised her by taking her hand and threading his fingers throug hers. […] She stared at their hands. He’d never done that before. […] ‘This feels intimate. Don’t you think it does?’ […] Roar flashed a grin: ‘Aria, this isn’t intimate. If I were being intimate with you, trust me, you’d know.’ She rolled her eyes. ‘Next time you say something like that, you should toss a red rose and then leave with a swish of your cape.’ ”
(Veronica Rossi – Through the Ever Night)

“Every story ever told really happened. Stories… are where memories go when they’re forgotten.”
(Doctor Who – Episode 9.12)

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