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…
Thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.