I have many favorite quotes that come from a variety of books. Some of them are:-
“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)
“But there was something I liked about the idea of those seeds buried so deep having at least a chance to emerge”
— Sarah Dessen
“We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.”
— Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go)
“What is pertinent is the calmness of beauty, its sense of restraint. It is as though the land knows of its own beauty, its own greatness, and feels no need to shout it.”
— Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day)
“Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”
— J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye)
“No one knows for certain how much impact they have on the lives of other people. Oftentimes, we have no clue. Yet we push it just the same.”
— Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why)
“When did we see each other face-to-face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that, we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.”
— John Green (Paper Towns)
I will not write anything else but this:-
“A quote is something that grabs your heart; you feel its absence in your chest because it has been stolen by the words that you thought were written just for you.”
5 thoughts on “Day 17: Favorite Quote from A Book”
From ‘Stalin’s Ghost’–“You are so fucked, a curse would be superfluous.”
(Martin Cruz Smith)
Oh! That is an interesting quote.
Thanks for sharing.
HA – your quote is lovely;)
Oh man, you’ve assembled some great quotes here. I especially love the ones from Paper Towns and Catcher in the Rye.
All of these have meaningful substance to them. You are a great thinker.