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Buckle up buck-a-roos! This is a long post and it took me a long time to write up because I have so many and I did some narrowing down. Some will make sense out of context and some – well, it would too much to explain. That’s why I had to do some editing. The ones I chose are either the most memorable or classic quotes from that book, or they just really stuck with me because they made me laugh, cry, or I just found it so poetic.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.
“Music? Music is life! It’s physical emotion – you can touch it! It’s neon ecto-energy sucked out of spirits and switched into sound waves for your ears to swallow.”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
Never Broken: Songs Are Only Half the Story by Jewel.
“I would try to be as bold as that blue waterfall that had the audacity to liberate itself from stone.”
“We cannot always control or avoid what happens to us, but we can control what it does to our spirit.”
“Hatred is hurt masquerading-it is an energy used to fool someone into thinking they are frightening when in truth they are frightened.”
Every Day by David Levithan.
“Some days are like this. And the only way to get through them is remember that they are only one day, and that every day ends.”
Another Day by David Levithan.
“Most of the time when we think we’re looking for death, we’re really looking for love.”
Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden.
“Your virtue is safe with me. Your discomfort is rather charming, actually, but I’m sure you’ll get over it.”
“The overall effect made Vos like a falcon poised in that exquisite instant between free fall and flight, and for a moment he couldn’t breath.”
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.
“But I think you should be careful, Batyushka, that God does not speak in the voice of your own wishing. We have never needed saving before.”
“It is a cruel task, to frighten people in God’s name.”
Morning Star by Pierce Brown.
“Molten wounds still glow where the two nuclear bombs detonated. And I wonder, in my last moments, if the planet does not mind that we wound her surface or pillage her bounty, because she knows we silly warm things are not even a breath in her cosmic life.”
“Mobs are soulless things that feed on fear and momentum and prejudice.”
“Government is never the solution, but it is almost always a problem. I’m a capitalist. And I believe in effort and progress and the ingenuity of our species.. The continuing evolution and advancement of our kind based on fair competition. Fact of the matter is, Gold does not want man to continue to evolve. Since the conquering, they have routinely stifled advancement to maintain their heaven…”
Golden Son by Pierce Brown.
“He looks like a Miltonian angel falling with wrath and glory. His exoskeleton sheds its friction armor, as Lucifer might have shed the fetters of heaven, feathers of flame peeling off, fluttering behind. Then a missile slashes the sky and high-grade explosives christen him mortal once again.”
“No. Don’t speak. It’s not your turn just because I pause.”
“I will die. You will die. We will all die and the universe will carry on without care. All that we have is that shout into the wind – how we live. How we go. And how we stand before we fall.”
“Rise so high, in mud you lie.”
“And what is the bloodydamn point of surviving in this cold world if I run from the only warmth it has to offer?”
You’re a sinister little shit, aren’t you?” Victra asks.
“I’m Gold, bitch. What’d you expect? Warm milk and cookies just because I’m pocket sized?
“Per aspera ad astra.”
“Through the thorns to the stars.” Sevro snickers. “You fancy little fart. Omnis vir lupus.” Everyone a wolf.
Zombies vs Unicorns, “Princess Prettypants” by Meg Cabot.
“My unicorn is going to smash your face.”
“You have one twisted unicorn.”
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.
“And the next time you get handed something magical – whether you expect it or not – behave like the witch you are, not some silly human. Don’t ignore it or tell yourself you’re imagining things.” Willful ignorance and dismissing the supernatural were at the top of Sarah’s list of human pet peeves. “Treat it with respect, and if you don’t know what to do, ask for help.”
“Promise,” I said quickly, wanting to get off the phone. But Sarah wasn’t through yet.
“I never thought I’d see the day when a Bishop relied on a vampire for protection, rather than her own power,” she said. “My mother must be turning in her grave…”
She [Sarah] picked up three wineglasses and waved them in Matthew’s direction. “Got any more of that wine, Casanova?”
“I’m French, Sarah, not Italian. And I’m a vampire. I always have wine,” Matthew said with a wicked smile.
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.
“I just killed a man! This isn’t the moment to discuss our marriage.”
“Nonsense. Marrying amid bloodshed is a de Clermont family tradition,” Philippe said briskly.
“I trust my wife’s judgement,” Matthew said firmly.
“That’s what Philippe says about Granny,” Gallowglass muttered under his breath. “Just before all hell breaks lose.”
The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness.
“And if we all did what we should, we would wake to find ourselves in paradise.”
“Ah yes the elusive right moment.” Matthew snorted. “It never comes, Diana. Sometimes we just have to throw caution to the wind and trust the people we love.”
“And one last thing: I do not, nor have I ever, sparkled.”
The Perks of Being a Wallflower byStephen Chbosky.
“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
“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.”
Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand by Aaron Allston.
“Luke, I don’t want to discourage your curiosity, but I have to remind you, if something goes wrong, this is an exceptionally embarrassing way to die.”
I can go on and on with Harry Potter quotes, but this is what I narrowed it down to:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
“So light a fire!” Harry choked.
“Yes…of course…but there’s no wood!” …
“HAVE YOU GONE MAD!” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT!”
“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.
“Ginny!” said Mr. Weasley, flabbergasted. “Haven’t I taught you anything? What have I always told you? Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain?”
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
“I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
“Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort. Remember Cedric Diggory.”
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling.
“Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?”
“Yes,” said Harry stiffly.
“There’s no need to call me ‘sir’ Professor.”
The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.
“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”