[Let Me Quote Friday] Be a Child again

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This week’s quotes are from teen/children books I’ve loved and cherished. Enjoy~

“All the fear in the world, and the violence that comes from the fear, and the hatred that comes from the violence, and the lonliness that comes from the hatred. All the unhappiness, all the cruelty, it gathers like clouds in the air, and grows dark and cold and heavy, and falls like grey snow in thick layers over the land. Then the world is muffled and numb, and no one can hear each other or feel each other. Think how sad and lonely that must be.”

William Nicholson, Firesong

“There are some choices you can only make once. You can’t go back to where you made a choice and then take the other one.”
Mary Hoffman, City of Flowers

“Live in the present, remember the past, and fear not the future, for it doesn’t exist and never shall. There is only now.”

Christopher Paolini, Eldest

“Being a practiced liar doesn’t mean you have a powerful imagination. Many good liars have no imagination at all; it’s that which gives their lies such wide-eyed conviction.”
Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

“All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

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Have you read these books as a child? I believe they are more enjoyable now that we grew up and we can actually ‘understand’/

[Let Me Quote Friday] From my priority-to-read shelf

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All these quotes are from books I plan on reading as soon as my exams are over. Thought I would make the difference and instead of posting quotes I’ve already read before, I posted a couple of quotes that caught my eye. I think I can’t wait to read all these books!

“His lips are on mine, hard and warm and pressing. The touch is electrifying, but not like I’m used to. This isn’t a spark of destruction, but a spark of life. As much as I want to pull away, I just can’t do it. Cal is a cliff and I throw myself over the edge, not bothering to think of what it could do to us both. One day he’ll realize I’m his enemy, and all this will be a far-gone memory. But not yet.”
Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

“But there’s no way to avoid regret. Don’t let anybody tell you different. Regret is just life’s aftertaste. No matter what you choose, you’re gonna wonder if you shoulda done things different. I didn’t necessarily choose wrong. I just chose. And I lived with my choice, aftertaste and all.”
Amy Harmon, A Different Blue

“Funny how a single word can change everything in your life.”
“It is not funny at all. Steel is power. Money is power. But of all the things in all the worlds, words are power.”
Pierce Brown, Red Rising

“You overestimate the courage of those in power. They are often more interested in holding on to that power than in doing anything worthwhile with it.”
Sherry Thomas, The Burning Sky

“Letting yourself be vulnerable isn’t always a weakness. Sometimes it can be a conscious decision to draw the other person out.”
Penelope Douglas, Bully

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Quoting makes me feel wiser but what about you? Let me know your favorite quotes and suggestions of books to read.

Thank you!

[Let Me Quote Friday] Firelight by Sophie Jordan

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[His voice rumbles deep and smooth, like that day in the mountains, when emotions
flowed as thick as mist. “I’m sorry. I guess I got carried away. I thought…” He shakes his head, dragging both hands through his hair, clearly misunderstanding, reading something else on my face. “With you, I just…Jacinda, I didn’t mean—”
“Stop,” I say.
Because I can’t stand for him to apologize for kissing me.

Not when I wanted him to. Not when I want him to do it again. I drag a deep breath into my lungs, satisfied that I have regained control of myself and stopped the manifest.
This is good, I remind myself. My draki responds to him. My draki lives. Just a little too well. I’ll learn better control, I let myself think. Because I need him. He’s all I have. Not Cassian. I don’t need Cassian to rescue me.
I have Will. Here, he’s my way back to the sky.
Will keeps babbling, like he can’t help himself. “I don’t blame you for thinking I’m a
user, a player. I’m trying to get with you in the school stairwell like some—”
I stop his mouth with another kiss. Nothing smooth or deft. Just pull his face to mine and press my lips to his. Partly because I want to, and I can’t stop wanting to. Partly because I don’t need to be reminded how much I really should avoid him. And partly because I
have myself under control and want another try.]

Will & Jacinda Sophie Jordan, Firelight

[Let Me Quote Friday] Up In Flames

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[“Cole?” I said after I’d nuzzled my head under his chin.
“Elle,” he said, his tone all tease.
I nudged him. I was trying to be serious here. “I don’t hate you.”
He took a few moments before he replied. “I know,” he said as we went through the front door. “But sometimes I wish you did. Leaving you alone would be so much easier if I knew you hated me.”
The building was still dark. Everyone must have still been out having a good time.
“Why do you want to leave me alone?”
Cole’s body went a little rigid. “Because I can’t have you the way I want you. I know I told you at first that I was fine with any piece of you, but that changed when I—” he cut himself off abruptly. Clearing his throat, he carried me into a large dark room filled with a handful of bunk beds lining the walls. “I tried being content having a piece of you, but then that changed, and I wanted all of you. I needed all of you. But since I can’t have all of you, I’ll just have to figure out how to live with nothing of you.”
I didn’t know which was sadder: his voice or the way my heart felt after hearing those words. It was all or nothing of me with Cole. He would only settle for all of me or nothing of me. Those were the two options he could live with, but I could really only live with one.
That was my answer. I couldn’t live without him. Cole. I couldn’t live without him. I’d tried and failed miserably.]

Cole & ElleNicole Williams, Up In Flames

[Let Me Quote Friday] Lux Series

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Well these are just from Opal. There are too many funny quotes in the series so I gathered a few of my favorites just from Opal.

[A slow, wry smile teased Daemon’s lips. “Simmer down, Kitten, before I have to get you a ball of yarn to play with.”

Annoyance flared deep inside me. “Don’t start with me, jerk-face.”]
Daemon & KatyJennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

[Dawson shifted, dropping his head into his hand. “Do you ever stop talking?”

“When I’m sleeping,” Blake replied.

“And when you’re dead,” Daemon threw back. “You’ll stop talking when you’re dead.”

Blake’s lips thinned. “Point taken.”]
Daemon, Dawson & Blake ― Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

[I shot him a look. “That bouncer was really big.”
His lips quirked. “Oh, Kitten, see, I try not to say bad things.”
“What?”
The grin spread. “I would say size doesn’t matter but it does. I would know.” he winked, and I let out a disgusted groan. He laughed.”]
Daemon & KatyJennifer L. Armentrout, Opal

[“I have the feeling we just made a deal with the devil, and he’s going to come back and want our first-born child or something.”

Daemon waggled his brows. “You want kids? Because you know, practice makes–“

“Shut up.” I shook my head and started walking.”]
Daemon & KatyJennifer L. Armentrout, Opal