Speedy Quote Sunday

 

Speedy Quote Sunday

Hey, book lovers!

Hope you’re having a happy Sunday!

Book quotes weave their way into our lives making an impact we don’t expect. Here are a couple of favorites.

 

“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.

Or you don’t.” (The Stand, Stephen King)

It’s gradual. Change. It happens every day and you never notice until it’s one, five, ten years later and you’re wondering, “How the hell did I get here?”. That’s okay. It’s even scary because you had a plan. But, time and change don’t care about plans. The way King describes this one aspect of change isn’t like turning into a butterfly. It’s very real and reminds me of the summer after I graduated college. Lonely, scary, and without a damn clue about who I’m going to be now that I have another piece of paper that says I’m smart.

 

“Courage does not always roar. Valor does not always shine.” (Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi)

Truth. And we don’t always see it. Sometimes these two things are shadowed by emotions that won’t recognize these two attributes. Sometimes they are silent because they must be and we must accept that we won’t always get praise for them. It’s never easy.

 

“Fate is for the weak–those people who don’t have enough power or will to shape life into what they need it to be.” (Paper Princess, Erin Watt)

There are moments when you disagree with a book’s character and this was one of those moments. In my belief, fate is real. It has been for me, but it’s not as if I float on its cloud. But I do believe there are some things we can’t steer out of the way of and will come to a head-on collision with. It’s what we do after that wreck that’ll be up to us.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Speedy Quote Sunday

Speedy Quote Sunday

There are always those quotes from books that are incredibly moving and stay with us long after the book has ended. Here are a few favorites.

 

“Ah, love. That’s what the world has lost. There’s no more love, only the illusion of it.” (Fever, Lauren De Stefano)

Slightly tragic, but something I worry about lately. People don’t seem to fight for their relationships anymore. It doesn’t seem like it anyway. Relationships are lost with the thought that you can just get a new one the next day. It’s all so uncomfortable and makes the idea of love not seem like a fairytale, but like a joke.

 

“Dreams that come true can be beautiful, but they can also turn into nightmares when people won’t wake up.” (Caraval, Stephanie Garber)

I fell so in love with this quote. SO IN LOVE. Dreams are wistful and magical and light. So much so that we don’t think about the dark side of them. That they can turn dark. Sometimes I’m not sure we even recognize it when it happens. This acknowledgement had me squeeing because it’s so real and, like showing both sides of a coin. So much importance.

 

“Flame and shadow. One cannot exist without the other.” (Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard)

Cannot have one without the other. There is always a balance and the balance is wherever you find it. In milk too cereal ratio. In day and night. In good and bad. In vegetarians and meatlovers. However you see it, there’s never one without the other. Unless you truly don’t have milk with your cereal. In that case you’re just a monster. LOL.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Speedy Quote Sunday

Speedy Quote Sunday

Hello, book clan!

There are always those quotes you catch from a book that strike you and stay with you. Here are a few of mine.

 

“Sometimes when something touches you, it’s hard to find the words. You can say things like ‘beautiful’, ‘fabulous’, ‘awesome’, but the words don’t really describe how you feel, especially if you were feeling all that, but the picture made you-made you hurt some, too.” (Kissed By an Angel, Elizabeth Chandler)

Ineffable. When you can’t find the words for how strongly you feel whether it’s overwhelming happiness or unbearable sadness. When even trying to have such feelings can be difficult because all you felt for so long was a hollowness from something being snatched away and you don’t know how to fill it or what to fill it with.

 

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” (Edgar Allan Poe)

Poe is such a major favorite of mine. Though quite morbid and fantastic with imagery and horror, I find his words filled with emotion that strikes the heart.

 

“It’s funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.” (Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan)

There are some things that we struggle to adapt to and some we just refuse to accept. I’ve been there a few times.

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Speedy Quote Sunday

Speedy Quote Sunday

Bookworms!!

I am so sorry I’ve missed a Sunday. Life took a turn for the busy, but here’s a fresh Speedy Quote Sunday.

Some quotes stick to our lives, allowing our hearts to expand and make room for meaning and dreams. At least that’s how it is for me from time to time. Here are a few quotes for you.

 

“If you ask me if I’m okay again, I’m going to smack myself in the face just to punish you.” (Midnight Alley, Rachel Caine)

I’ve read the Morganville Vampires series so MANY TIMES that I’ve had to buy new copies. It filled with wit, sarcasm, and the occasional ‘oh shit, I’m going to die’. This line is one that always makes me burst out laughing because we all have that person that you know this would work on. This is a special kind of relationship.

 

“Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?” (The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien)

Such a logical question, especially if you’ve just woken up and haven’t had your coffee or breakfast yet, or your second breakfast. But then again, if you’re like me, you tend to skip a good part of the morning so that you don’t have to think about such a complex question.

 

“The right thing and the easy thing are never the same.” (Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia)

For the right thing is not always easy and the wrong this is not always difficult.

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Speedy Quote Sunday

Speedy Quote Sunday

Hello, my bookish clan!

Sometimes there are book quotes that linger with you. You’ll look back on them as help bring clarity and meaning to your life. That or they just make you and laughter is the cure for sadness. Do it as often as possible.

“Anything whole can be broken. And anything broken can be put back together again. That is the meaning of Abracadabra. I create what I speak.” (The Rules of Magic, Alice Hoffman)

I love this because nothing is ever permanently broken. Some things take longer to heal than others. Nothing is invincible, especially the heart.

“Secrets have a way of twisting themselves around your heart like a python and choking the joy out of you.” (Willow, V. C. Andrews)

Secrets always feel like this. Ever notice that? No matter if their good or bad, you just want to let them out.

 

“Without hope, people become desperate to escape the pain. They seldom see the rhythms in their own lives, how dark phases come before new beginnings.” (Daughters of the Moon, Lynne Ewing)

There’s always those times that you become hopeless and wondering if things will ever get better, especially if it seems like they never will. Never stop having hope, that what this reminds me of.

More to come soon…

-K

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Speedy Quote Sunday

Speedy Quote Sunday

Hello, loves!

Today is a special day for me. It’s the magical day in which I go from number 25 to 26. I’m excited to spend it with my mum. I hope you all are having a special day as well! If the 21st is your day of birth as well then happy birthday!

Now, for some beautiful quotes and deep, meaningful, totally humorous (because let’s be honest some of the best book quotes are so great you nearly pee yourself) book quotes!

There are special quotes, moments, feelings that stick with you after reading. They leave fingerprints in your mind for you to remember and carry with you.

 

“As soon as you admitted to loving someone, you suddenly had a lot to lose. You freely gave them a way to hurt you.” (A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares, Krystal Sutherland)

Falling in love is a scary idea. I am 26 years old and have yet to have a first love. I have no idea what it’s like, but I’ve seen it with other people and it is terrifying. That doesn’t mean I’ll push it away if it comes my way, but I am skittish. I’m careful. I don’t want to fuck it the fuck up. I’ve messed around, sure, but the love part is still out there and when it happens I am scared of being hurt. It’s something I’ll have no control over.

 

“I’d built a wall around myself the first day we’d met, but she used a sledgehammer to smash it down and made me care for her.” (Awake, Natasha Preston)

To manage a feat, it’s impeccable. This reached me because I have my own walls. I’m cautious and protective of myself. My wall is named Sarcasm. It’s a comfort zone and I think we all have walls and that they can be important to have if only to have them broken down.

 

“The dead are so close they can hear us.” (The Witching Hour, Anne Rice)

Since we are rearing up on Halloween, has anybody ever thought about this? Ever imagine, or just get that feeling with hair standing on end, that you’re not alone? I’m a believer in ghosties and other supernatural nifties. I’ve had my fair share experiences with ghosts, so I’m always curious to hear from other people about them.

Have a ghost story? Tell me about it!

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Speedy Quote Sunday

Speedy Quote Sunday

There are always those quotes that stick with you.

 

“Real love is an investment of yourself. You drop every natural defense you possess and replace it too soon with trust and dependence. Love, or the feelings you will come to call love, can be very, very dangerous.” (The Mirror Sisters, V.C. Andrews)

Love is so complicated and simple at the same time. It takes control when we think we have control of it. Or so I’ve observed.

 

“Free yourself. Have the courage.” (Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, A.S. King)

Powerful and relatable to many possibilities from politics to religion to yourself in only just five words. For me, stand up for what you believe in and feel free.

 

“The Latin Club is totally evil.” (The Poison Eaters-In Vodka Veritas, Holly Black)

If you’ve ever taken a Latin class you get it. LOL. Feels like you’re summoning the devil.

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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Have a favorite quote? Any thoughts? Tell me in the comments below.