My natural habitat is a bed with tea and hundreds of books surrounding me; when I’m not there, I can usually be found in the corner of the classroom reading a book. If by some miracle someone gets me talk, I’ll quote my favorite books of all time.
That’s exactly what I’ll be talking about in today’s post: some (If I put all of them here, you’ll be reading my version of War and Peace, but a lot longer) of my all time favorite book quotes.
This is also the perfect time to mention that this post is a collab with one of my fellow blogger: lonelymeme from Life In A Blogshell. On her blog, she’s going to have her favorite quotes. I gave it a read and absolutely enjoyed it. If you even remotely like my content, then you should check out her’s!
On her blog, she’s going to have her favorite quotes. I gave it a read and absolutely enjoyed it. If you even remotely like my content, then you should check out her’s!
“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” ― John Green, Looking for Alaska
Did you really think you would get through whole RMAI post without hearing about Looking for Alaska? Funny. It’s no secret that I’m head over heels in love with the book. I originally put 11 quotes from the book in here, but finally decided on settling with this one and making a whole other post completely dedicated to the quotes I adore.
Anyways, about the quote. I absolutely love it because it’s so blunt and honest. It doesn’t shy away from the hard topic that is not living in the moment. I catch myself almost all the time dreaming of what my life could be and what would happen if that thing happened etc. And I never really appreciate what I have in the present and deal with the problems at hand. When I first read the book this particular quote just snapped me out of the trance I was in and made me aware of this destructive habit.
“Time passes. That’s the rule. No matter what happens, no matter how much it might feel like everything in your life has been frozen in one particular moment, time marches on.” ― Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye
This book left me absolutely destroyed and in tears. I will never forget how much hurt this book made me feel by just reading this heart warming story. I can find hundreds of beautiful texts splattered thought the novel, but this one stuck with me the most.
Time really does move. It doesn’t matter if you’re enjoying it or not, it moves and doesn’t wait for anyone. We all need a little reminder that the world doesn’t stop when something happens to us, it just keeps ticking at the same pace.
“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.” — Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
When I first read this series I was happily surprised. Although the last book in the series was not my favorite, I can appreciate the writing.
Suzanne Collins makes even a dystopian world feel like our own. She connects struggles we all face in these characters’ lives even though they love a completely different life.
I don’t think there’s much else to say.
“Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
And here’s another book that is just begging to be quoted. As I said in my review, the writing in this is impeccable. Absolutely beautiful. You’ll love every word written even if the plot isn’t really your thing.
This whole book addresses some taboo topics and isn’t afraid to debunk some of the stereotypical thoughts associated with depression and suicide. It doesn’t glamorize anything and makes sure the reader understands that depression isn’t something you can just fuck with and move on.
“Maybe there isn’t such a thing as fate. Maybe it’s just the opportunities we’re given, and what we do with them. I’m beginning to think that maybe great, epic romances don’t just happen. We have to make them ourselves.” ― Marissa Meyer, Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
I had a really hard time narrowing down which quote I wanted to put in here from the Lunar Chronicles. It’s one of the first ever series I read and it holds a special part of my heart.
It has such a diverse cast of characters that don’t really start off on good terms, but then end up bonding and joining forces to form a family of sorts. It’s so heartwarming to see the characters that I’ve spent so many pages with connecting and it’s kind of inevitable that I would be quoting them here.
“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)
Harry Potter is a classic. There’s no way I could get through this whole post without quoting it at least once.
This plays right into every situation you can think of; racism, sexism, homophobia, islamophobia, and just plain judging people. We need to remember that we’re all equal and our past doesn’t define us (unless you’re Hitler or something…)
That’s all I have for you today. I got a little carried away because this was supposed to be a 500-word post, but I guess you’re gonna have to deal with a 1000 word one instead. Yeah…