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!

Thursday Quotables #40

Hey everyone! I’m back this week with another Thursday Quotables and I’m continuing with my Inside Out theme this week and this week’s theme is going to be Anger, which seems like a weird theme for pretty quotes, but I’m sure I can find some! Here are my favourites:

  1. “Not my daughter, you bitch!” -Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling

One of the many quotes that made everyone love Molly Weasley!

2. “A flood of emotions rushes into me. Pain and anger. Sadness and pity. But most surprising of all, hope.” -Thirteen Reasons Why, Jay Asher

This book makes you feel all the feels!

3. “If you can learn to endure pain, you can survive anything. Some people learn to embrace it- to love it. Some endure it through drowning it in sorrow, or by making themselves forget. Others turn it into anger.” -The Assassin’s Blade, Sarah J Maas

I’m pretty sure I’ve featured this quote before, but it’s such a good quote and it fit and it’s one of my favourites, so I’m not sorry for sharing it again.

4. “I know my head isn’t screwed on straight. I want to leave, transfer, warp myself to another galaxy. I want to confess everything, hand over the guilt and mistake and anger to someone else. There is a beast in my gut, I can hear it scraping away at the inside of my ribs. Even if I dump the memory, it will stay with me, staining me. My closest is a good thing, a quiet place that helps me hold these thoughts inside my head where no one can hear them.” -Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson

I’ve never read this book, but I really like this quote!

5. “This was something she would keep hidden within herself, maybe in place of the knot of pain and anger she had been carrying under her breastbone…a security blanket, an ace up her sleeve. She might never use it, but she would always feel its presence like a swelling secret stone, and that way when she let go of the rage, she would not feel nearly as empty.” -Mercy, Jodi Picoult

This is one of the few Jodi Picoult books I haven’t read, but I liked this quote so I wanted to share it.

6. “Sometimes I just want to go in a room and break things and scream. Like, it’s so much pressure all the time and if you get upset or angry, people say, ‘Are you on the rag of something?’ And it’s like I want to say, ‘No. I’m just pissed off right now. Can’t I just be pissed off? How come that’s not okay for me?’ Like my dad will say, ‘I can’t talk to you when you’re hysterical.’ And I’m totally not being hysterical! I’m just mad. And he’s the one losing it. But then I feel embarrassed anyway. So I slap on that smile and pretend everything’s okay even though it’s not.” -Beauty Queens, Libba Bray

I haven’t read this book but I wanted to share this quote because I read it and I was like “yes, this is so damn relatable!”

7. “Sometimes I think there’s a beast that lives inside me, in the cavern that’s where my heart should be, and every now and then it fills every last inch of my skin, so that I can’t help but do something inappropriate. Its breath is full of lies; it smells of spite.” -Handle With Care, Jodi Picoult

I just really like this quote.

That’s all I have for this week. Hopefully I will have another one of these up for you guys next week, but in the meantime, I’m hoping to get a new discussion post up during the weekend, so make sure to look out for that.

Thursday Quotables #39

Hi everyone, I’m back! I know I’ve been a little MIA from these posts for the past couple of weeks, but what can I say? Other things in life do sometimes get in the way of blogging! However, I am here this week, continuing on with my Inside Out theme from a few weeks back, and this week’s theme is going to be Joy. So here we are, my favourite quotes about Joy:

  1. “There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.”  -A Walk To Remember, Nicholas Sparks

I haven’t read this book (Nicholas Sparks isn’t really my thing), but I found this quote on Goodreads and thought it was really pretty, so I wanted to share it.

2. “When you feel someone else’s pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.” -Girls In Pants: The Third Summer of The Sisterhood, Ann Brashares

I know I’ve shared this one before, but I really like it and it fits for this topic too, so I though I’d share it again.

3. “Because reading is one of the joys of life, and once you begin, you can’t stop, and you’ve got so many stories to look forward to.” -Benedict Cumberbatch

Okay so this isn’t from a book, but I love Benedict Cumberbatch and this quote is about books so, sorry….not sorry.

4. “Have you given any thought to your wedding vows?” Kai snorted.

“Delete anything that has to do with love, respect, or joy, and I’ll sign on the dotted line.” -Cress, Marissa Meyer

I haven’t read this book (I’m only on Scarlet) but this quote made me laugh when I read it so I wanted to share it.

5. “In the hall stood Richard Campbell Gansey III in his school uniform and overcoat and scarf and gloves, looking like someone from another world. Behind him was Ronan Lynch, his damn tie knotted right for once and his shirt tucked in.

Humiliation and joy warred furiously inside Adam.

Gansey strode between the pews as Adam’s father stared at him. He went directly to the bench, straight up to the judge. Now that he stood directly beside Adam, not looking at him, Adam could see that he was a little out of breath. Ronan, behind him, was as well. they had run.

For him.” -Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Maggie Stiefvater

I chose to share this because it’s one of my favourite moments from the Raven Cycle series, where Ronan and Gansey come to support Adam without having been asked, because that’s what friends do.

6. “Because your human joy fascinates me—the way you experience things, in your life span, so wildly and deeply and all at once, is … entrancing. I’m drawn to it, even when I know I shouldn’t be, even when I try not to be.” -A Court of Thorns and Roses, Sarah J Maas

I just think this quote is really beautiful.

7. “You deserve to be happy,” he said. And meant it. She deserved the joy he so often glimpsed on her face when Rowan was near—deserved the wicked laughter she shared with Aedion, the comfort and teasing with Lysandra. She deserved happiness, perhaps more than anyone.” -Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

I totally agree with the sentiments of this quote, Aelin does deserve to be happy (even if I wasn’t too keen on her personality switch in this book).

8. “That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or her imagination.” -Alice Hoffman

Okay, again not from a book, but it is by an author, so less cheating this time! I absolutely love this quote, I can’t believe I had never come across it before today.

9. “What is it like? Manon asked quietly. ‘To love.’ ‘It was like dying a little every day. It was like being alive, too. It was joy so complete it was pain. It destroyed me and unmade me and forged me. I hated it, because I knew I couldn’t escape it, and knew it would forever change me.” -Queen of Shadows, Sarah J Maas

This is one of my favourite passages from Queen of Shadows and since it fits the theme, I thought I’d share it here.

10. “I had an amazing feeling when I finally held the tape in my hand. I just thought to myself that in the palm of my hand, there was this one tape that had all these memories and feelings and great joy and sadness. Right there in the palm of my hand. And I thought about how many people have loved those songs, And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean. I think it would be great to have written one of those songs, I bed if I wrote one of them, I would be very proud. I hope the people who wrote those songs are happy. I hope they feel it’s enough. I really do because they’ve made me happy. And I’m only one person.” -The Perks of Being A Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

I haven’t read this book (seen the movie), but I thought this quote was really beautiful and I really wanted to share it.

That’s all I have for this week! Hopefully, I will have another one of these up for you guys next week, but in the meantime, I’m hoping to get a new discussion post up in the next few days, so make sure to check that out.