Thursday Quotables #47

Hi everyone! I know, I know, what is this sorcery, two Thursday Quotables in as many weeks? I can’t even remember the last time that happened! Hopefully now that it’s summer, I’ll be able to do more of these. I just finished reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and whilst I, *takes deep breath and prepares to run* think I actually prefer the movie, I did find that there were many lovely quotes that I just had to share on here. So here we go, my favourite Perks quotes:

  1. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

I know this quote is meant to be sad, in the context of the novel anyway, and it is, but I think it can also be happy, ie people accepting the love of amazing people because they know they deserve the best.

2. “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”

This is really sad, but I found it incredibly relatable because I feel like we’ve all felt like this at some point?

3. “Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody.”

This is again very sad, but I feel also kind of hopeful?

4. “So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

I love this quote, it’s just so beautiful and inspiring.

5. “This moment will just be another story someday.”

As a reader, this quote really resonated with me.

6. “And all the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing ‘unity.”

I love this quote so much, just because it’s so true, we are connected to so many other different people that we don’t even know through these random common threads.

7. “It is now my favorite book of all time, but then again, I always think that until I read another book.”

I think all of us bookworms have felt this at some point or another, no?

8. “You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love”.

I don’t know exactly why I like this quote, I just do.

9. “I want them to like the real me, not what they think I am.”

Don’t we all want this?

10. “I decided then that when I met someone I thought was as beautiful as the song, I should give it to that person. And I didn’t mean beautiful on the outside. I meant beautiful in all ways.”

I just think this is lovely, sappy as it may be!

There are many more quotes I could share, but I’m going to stop there as I think 10 is enough for this week! I don’t know when I’ll get another one of these done for you, we’ll just have to wait and see when I read another book that has quotes I feel are pretty enough to share! In the meantime though, the next post I have for you will probably be my new Top Ten Tuesday post on Tuesday so stay tuned for that!

Thursday Quotables #46

Hey everyone! It’s been forever since I last did one of these, but since I’m finally done with Uni and have more spare time on my hands now, I figured I would do another one of these, since I really enjoy doing them! I recently finished Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Mist and Fury and there were so many pretty quotes in it that I just wanted to sure them with you guys. So here we go my favourite quotes from A Court of Mist and Fury (I will try to choose non-spoilery ones, but if you haven’t read the book then you may want to stop reading here!):

  1. “To the stars who listen—and the dreams that are answered.”

This is probably the most recognisable quote from this book, and it’s my favourite because it’s just so pretty and I love the scene that it comes from.

2. “When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”

I don’t exactly know what is about this quote I liked, I just did!

3. “You decide your fate – your choices. Not me. You chose yesterday. You choose every day. Forever.”

Whilst it is Rhys that said this, this quote is basically everything I love about Feyre in this book, she has her own agency, she makes her own decisions and finally feels like she’s becoming her own person.

4. “Why does anything cling to something? Maybe they love wherever they’re going so much that it’s worth it. Maybe they’ll keep coming back, until there’s only one star left. Maybe that one star will make the trip forever, out of the hope that someday—if it keeps coming back often enough—another star will find it again.”

This is from the Starfall scene, my absolute favourite part of this book, so I absolutely had to share it!

5. “I wonder if some part of me knew what was waiting for me. That I would never be a gentle grower of things, or someone who burned like fire – but that I would be quiet and enduring and as faceted as the night. That I would have beauty, for those who knew where to look, and if people didn’t bother to look, but only to fear it… Then I didn’t particularly care for them, anyway. I wonder if, even in my despair and hopelessness, I was never truly alone. I wonder if I was looking for this place – looking for you all.”

I know this one is long, but I just loved it, when Feyre realises that she was always meant to end up at the Night Court, that she’s finally found “her people”.

6. “I was not a pet, not a doll, not an animal. I was a survivor, and I was strong. I would not be weak, or helpless again. I would not, could not be broken. Tamed.”

Watching Feyre’s journey from broken to strong warrior was definitely the best part of A Court of Mist and Fury and this quote encompasses that.

7. “The Court of Dreams.
The people who knew that there was a price, and one worth paying, for that dream.”

It’s not necessarily the prettiest quote from this book, but as someone who is a dreamer, I could relate to this quote.

8. “There are good days and bad days for me – even now. Don’t let the hard days win.”

I just found this one kind of inspirational.

9. “I was burning through books every day—stories about people and places I’d never heard of. They were perhaps the only thing that kept me from teetering into utter despair”

I love this quote because it describes everything I love about reading, it allows you to escape your life and dive into the lives of others.

That’s all I have for this week, I don’t know when I will get another one of these done for you but hopefully now that I’m done with Uni, I’ll be able to share this quote posts with you guys more regularly! In the meantime though, I have plans for a new discussion post which will hopefully be up by next week.

Thursday Quotables #45

Hi everyone! Yup, I know, I know, it has been forever since I’ve done one of these, it’s already April and this is my first one of these posts of 2017! What can I say, Uni keeps me busy. Anyway, I promised you guys a few weeks back that I’d do one of these posts sharing my favourite quotes from VE Schwab’s magnificent A Conjuring of Light and since I’m off from Uni this week for my Easter holiday (soaking up the sunshine in the South of France is none too shabby), I decided to finally get around to it! So here we go, my favourite quotes from A Conjuring of Light (I will try not to choose spoilery ones but if you haven’t read the book, you may want to stop reading here):

  1. “Love and loss,” he said, “are like a ship and the sea. They rise together. The more we love, the more we have to lose. But the only way to avoid loss is to avoid love. And what a sad world that would be.”

This is just such an incredibly beautiful quote.

2. “Anoshe brought solace. And hope. And the strength to let go.”

Excuse me….I may have something in my eye……

3. “Caring was a thing with claws. It sank them in, and didn’t let go. Caring hurt more than a knife to the leg, more than a few broken ribs, more than anything that bled or broke and healed again. Caring didn’t break you clean. It was a bone that didn’t set, a cut that wouldn’t close.”

I swear I am just in awe of how beautifully this woman uses words.

4. “Delilah Bard never read many books.
The few she did had pirates and thieves, and always ended with freedom and the promise of more stories. Characters sailed away. They lived on. Lila always imagined people that way, a series of intersections and adventures. It was easy when you moved through life–through worlds–the way she did. Easy when you didn’t care, when people came onto the page and walked away again, back to their own stories, and you could imagine whatever you wanted for them, if you cared enough to write it in your head.”

This is without a doubt my absolute favourite quote from this book, it’s so beautiful and meta and I just love it.

5. “Myths do not happen all at once. They do not spring forth whole into the world. They form slowly, rolled between the hands of time until their edges smooth, until the saying of the story gives enough weight to the words—to the memories—to keep them rolling on their own.”

So pretty!

6. “Magic gave so much to Man, and Man so much to Magic, that their edges blurred, and their threads all tangled, and now they can’t be pulled apart. They’re bound together, you see, life to life. Halves of a whole. If anyone tried to part them, they’d both unravel.”

I love how much magic is another character in the universe Schwab has created with this book and this quote perfectly illustrates that.

7. “Magic made everything feel so impermanent, it was easy to forget that some things, once changed, could never be undone. That not everything was either changeable or infinite. Some roads kept going, and others had an end.”

I just think this is so beautiful.

8. “A myth without a voice is like a dandelion without a breath of wind.
No way to spread the seeds.”

I just really love this one.

9. “Magic ran between them like a current, a cord, and he wondered who she would have been if she’d stayed in Grey London. If she’d never picked his pocket, never held the contents ransom for adventure.
Maybe she would never have discovered magic.
Or maybe she would have simply changed her world instead of his.”

I SHIP LILA AND KELL SO DAMN MUCH!

10. “In myths, the hero survives.
The evil is vanquished.
The world is set right.
Sometimes there are celebrations, and sometimes there are funerals.
The dead are buried. The living move on.
Nothing changes.
Everything changes.
This is a myth.
This is not a myth.”

This is just such a lovely quote.

11. ‘Good, then take this’. He dropped a ring into Kell’s hand.
Kell frowned. ‘I’m flattered, but I think you’re asking the wrong brother.”

This one just made me laugh so hard.

That’s all I have for this week. I’d say I’ll have another one of these for you soon, but I haven’t been very good at getting one of these a week done for a long time, so truthfully, I don’t know when I’ll next get one of these done for you! In the meantime though, I will definitely try and get a new discussion post up for you guys as I’m very aware we’re almost halfway through April and I haven’t done one yet!

Thursday Quotables #44

Hi everyone! I know it’s been an age since I’ve done one of these, Uni life has been keeping me super busy, but since I had a week off this week, I thought I’d treat you guys! For this week, I want to share my favourite quotes from Empire of Storms as Sarah J Maas is one of my favourite writers and I love getting to share her writing! So here are my favourite quotes from Empire of Storms (I promise, no spoilers!):

  1. “The world will be saved and remade by the dreamers”

This is hands down my favourite quote from the book, I think because I would definitely consider myself a dreamer, so it has a certain resonance with me. This is one for the quote wall (yes I have a wall of quotes that I like pinned up in my room!).

2. “Even when this world is a forgotten whisper of dust between the stars, I will love you.”

I may not be the biggest fan of Rowaelin but they do say some beautiful things to each other (if a little cheesy!).

3. “But they wove a tapestry of dreams, all begging for one thing… a better world.”

This is just beautiful.

4. “Why bother when a dramatic entrance is so much more fun?”

This one was just funny and so perfectly describes Aelin. She does love her dramatic entrances!

5. “Aelin had promised herself, months and months ago, that she would not pretend to be anything but what she was. She had crawled through darkness and blood and despair-she had survived.”

I like this quote because it shows how much Aelin has grown from the shattered girl she was at the beginning of Throne of Glass.

6. “The fear of loss . . . it can destroy you as much as the loss itself.”

I think this quote is very pertinent to Aelin’s character.

7. “And she wondered if it were possible to love someone enough to die from it. If it were possible to love someone enough that time and distance and death were of no concern.”

I’ve never loved someone like this, but I like to feel that it might be possible and it is a beautiful quote.

8. “She had been forgotten—by everyone and everything. And still she had hoped.”

I think this quote pretty much encapsulates everything I love about Elide. Despite the rotten hand that fate has dealt her, she never loses hope.

That’s all I have for this week, but hopefully I will have a new post for you guys soon (though I can’t guarantee when!). In the meantime though, I’m hoping to have another discussion post up for you guys soon, so stay tuned for that!

Thursday Quotables #43

Hey everyone! I’m back with a new Thursday Quotables post this week (I’m getting better at doing these on time!). For this week, I’ve chosen a theme of failure, not the nicest sounding theme but I’m hoping that I can find some nice uplifting quotes that show failure isn’t the end of the world! Anyway here are my favourite quotes about overcoming failure:

  1. “Life is full of screwups. You’re supposed to fail sometimes. It’s a required part of the human existance.”  -Along For The Ride, Sarah Dessen

I’ve never actually read this book, but I liked this quote, so simple and very relatable.

2. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I’ve met people who don’t want to try for fear of failing.” -JK Rowling

Okay so this isn’t from a book but how could I not use this quote from my favourite author in today’s post?

3. “Today he failed to change the world. As for tomorrow, who can tell?” -Undivided, Neal Shusterman

I like this quote because although it talks about failure, it expresses optimism for success, plus I love this series!

4. “The moment you doubt whether you can fly you cease for ever to be able to do it” -Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

Okay I’ll admit, I’ve never actually read Peter Pan, but I couldn’t resist including this quote, it might not explicitly mention failure but it’s implied and I thought this was a really pretty quote.

5. “There are no boring stories, only a failure to truly listen” -Inamorata, Megan Chance

I had never heard of this book or author before today but I have to say, I’m rather in love with this quote.

That’s all I have for you today, it’s much harder to find quotes on this topic than I thought! Hopefully I will have another one of these for you guys soon, but in the meantime, I should be doing another discussion post soon, so stay tuned for that.

Thursday Quotables #42

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but what can I say, it’s been a busy summer on the blog! For this week, I decided to share quotes from A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab, as I loved that book when I read it earlier in the summer and am currently enjoying the sequel, A Gathering of Shadows. Anyway, here are my favourite quotes from A Darker Shade of Magic:

  1. “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still” -Lila Bard

This is possibly my favourite quote from this book, in fact I liked it so much that I wrote it on the inside cover of my copy of the book.

2. “Sure I do,” countered Lila cheerfully. “There’s Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, and Dead London,” she recited, ticking them off on her fingers. “See? I’m a fast learner.” -Lila Bard

This made me laugh so hard when I read it.

3. “You know so little of war. Battles may be fought from the outside in, but wars are won from the inside out.” -Holland

I just thought this was a really pretty quote.

4. “Love doesn’t keep us from freezing to death, Kell,” she continued, “or starving, or being knifed for the coins in our pocket. Love doesn’t buy us anything, so be glad for what you have and who you have because you may want for things but you need nothing.” -Lila Bard

I really liked this quote from Lila because Kell was having a bit of a self pity party at this part of the book and Lila really puts him in his place!

5. “I apologize for anything I might have done. I was not myself.” “I apologize for shooting you in the leg,” said Lila. “I was myself entirely.” -Rhy Maresh & Lila Bard

I loved this little exchange between Rhy and Lila.

That’s all I have for this week I’m afraid, just a small snapshot of my favourite quotes from A Darker Shade of Magic. Hopefully, I will have another one of these for you next week but in the meantime, I will definitely have a new discussion post for you guys in the next few days.

Thursday Quotables #41

Hey everyone! I’m back this week with my final Inside Out themed quotes post (as I did Fear a while ago) and the theme this week is Disgust. Another weird theme for pretty quotes, and I’m sure it will be hard to find some, but I’ll give it a try! Here are my favourites:

  1. “Desire is not always lessened by disgust. Nor can it be bestowed, like a favor, to those most deserving of it. And as my words bind my magic, so you can know the truth. If she doesn’t desire his kiss, she won’t be free.”  -City of Ashes, Cassandra Clare

I’ve never read this book, but I found this quote on Goodreads and thought it was really pretty so I wanted to share it.

2. “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” -Matilda, Roald Dahl

I always laugh when I read this quote!

3. “Well, I care what you think of me. I care enough that I stayed at this disgusting party for you. And I care enough that I’d attend a thousand more like it so I can spend a few hours with you when you aren’t looking at me like I’m not worth the dirt beneath your shoes.” -The Assassin’s Blade,  Sarah J Maas

SAMMMMMMMMMMM! WHY SARAH? WHY?

4. “She taught me all about real sacrifice. That it should be done from love, not misplace disgust for another person’s genetics.” -Allegiant, Veronica Roth

I may not have loved this book, but it did have some very quoteworthy bits in it.

5. “Really?” Risa said, disgusted. “‘What do we have here?’ Is that your best line? If you’re going to attack a defenseless girl in an alley, at least try not to be cliché about it.” -Unsouled, Neal Shusterman

This made me laugh so much when I read it!

That’s all I have for this week, I’m afraid (it’s not so easy to find good quotes on this topic!). Hopefully I will have another one of these up next week, in the meantime however, I’m going to be away at YALC for the weekend, so the next post you can expect from me will be my YALC recap, probably on either Sunday evening or during the day Monday. I’m so excited!!!!! YALC starts tomorrow and only 2 days till I’ll be there!