Wednesday, April 10, 2013

10 Book Quotes on the 10th

Although this year is shaping up to be the year of scrapping and really not reading. I still wanted to share these quotes from some of my favorite books last year. I tried not to include any spoilers despite one quote that cracks me up from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - actually two quotes. Nevertheless I restrained myself and came up with these ten. I hope you enjoy. Until then...

1. “What are you going to do with your life?" In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing and still she was no nearer an answer... "Live each day as if it's your last', that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn't practical. Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”
David Nicholls, One Day

2. “That's the thing about demands to be felt.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. “You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

4. "What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

5. "You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

6. “We think, in some ways, we have all done this our whole lives, searching for the book that will give us the keys to ourselves, let us into a wholly formed personality as though it were a furnished room to let. As though we could walk in and look around and say to the gray-haired landlady behind us, "We'll take it.”
Eleanor Brown, The Weird Sisters

7. “You may tell a tale 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 that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

8. "Even under the best of circumstances, there's just something so damn tragic about growing up.”
Jonathan Tropper, This Is Where I Leave You

9. “I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won’t tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn’t change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad. ..Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it’s okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

10. “Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

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