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Laughable.

“You know,” Gabriel said, “there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.”

“There was a time I thought I was a ferret,” Will said, “but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn’t.”

~Clockwork Angel by: Cassandra Clare

Top 10: Quotes I Loved From Books This Past Year

This year has been a great year for books for me. I have read some of my very favorites, that I’m sure I will reread in years to come. Today, the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish are spotlighting our favorite quotes from the books we’ve read this year. As you probably know, this is one of my favorite topics because I get to revisit some quotes that I’ve already posted, and other new ones that I have yet to share. I have read quite the emotional books and others that were hilarious, but overall great reads. Here’s a handful of my favorite quotes/moments so far this year:

 

“Sometimes,” Jem said, “our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It’s those times, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered–that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learn to live your new life, and you can’t imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.”

~Clockwork Angel by: Cassandra Clare 

 

In the silence between the words, I hear music.

~Silence by: Deborah Lytton

 

He kept pretending that they were on a real date, and then he’d remember that they were.

~Eleanor & Park by: Rainbow Rowell

 

This is where you can find your soul if you dare. Where you can touch that part of you that you’ve never dared look at before. Do not come here and ask me to show you how to draw a face. Ask me to help you find the wind.

~Speak by: Laurie Halse Anderson

 

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.

~The Giver by: Lois Lowry

 

You saved my life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily. But you saved my life, and now I’m yours. The me that’s me right now is yours. Always.

~Eleanor & Park by: Rainbow Rowell

 

“Isn’t that the guy you asked me to throw soda on?” 

Colton’s head jerked up. He stared first at Reece, then at me. “You asked him to throw soda on me?”

“Of course not. The boy is delirious, That’s what happens to children when they’re malnourished. They start hallucinating.” I put my hand against Reese’s forehead as though checking for a temperature. “I’m afraid he has a serious case of it.”

Colton folded his arms and continued to glare at me. “No, Charlotte, you have a serious case of it, and I’m not talking about malnourishment.”

Reese stepped away from my temperature check and toward Colton. “She said you wouldn’t melt like the Wicked Witch of the West, but you might fizz a little.” Reese turned back to me. “He never did fizz.”

“I’m about to,” Colton said. “Just watch for a few more seconds.”

~It’s A Mall World After All by: Janette Rallison

 

In a perfect world everything would be either black or white, right or wrong, and everyone would know the difference. But this isn’t a perfect world. The problem is people who think it is.

~Unwind by: Neal Shusterman

 

Kinder than is necessary. Because it’s not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed.

~Wonder by: R.J. Palacio

 

When I think of you, and you are not there, I see you in my mind’s eye always with a book in your hand.

~Clockwork Prince by: Cassandra Clare

Top 10: Fellow Book Loving Characters

While perusing the lovely posts accompanying this Top Ten Tuesday (courtesy of The Broke and The Bookish), I came across YA On My Mind‘s post. I have to say, I was inspired and I even snatched a couple of their answers. A couple of which I already picked for my list and others I had forgotten. Now you have to bear with me, as my list is a bit of a mess–much like my scattered brain lately. Which explains my lack of TTTs lately. So I couldn’t quite reach 10 and a couple are from the same book, but I had a great time coming up with these names. It’s always nice to read about characters who feel the same way as you do about reading.

Here are my fellow book lovers that I’ve discovered over the years:

1. Matilda Wormwood, “So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

2. Hermione Granger, “The presence of hundreds of books had finally convinced Hermione that what they were doing was right.”

3. Elizabeth Bennett, “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

4. Tessa Gray, “One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.”

5. Will Herondale, “It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them.”

6. Ethan Wate, “I stared at the creased map on my wall, the thin green line connecting all the places I had read about. There they were, all the cities of my imaginary future, held together with tape and marker and pins.”

7. Hazel Grace, “Books so special and rare and yours that advertising your affection feels like a betrayal.”

8. Colin Singleton, “Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”