Category Archives: Thursday Quoteables

Thursday Quotables: The Space Between Worlds

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The scientists would say this is all expected, that the pressure in my chest was just the toll traversing took on my most concentrated bones, and that my dreams are the same as the hallucinations in the hatch because they are both just the mind trying to process what it doesn’t understand. And there is a world where they are right, and a world where they are wrong, and I don’t need to know which this is.

This basically explains the majority of the book.

Because that’s what a sister is: a piece of yourself you can finally love, because it’s in someone else.

And when a sister dies, that piece dies with them and it can never be healed.

They say hunting monsters will turn you into one. That isn’t what’s happening now. Sometimes to kill a dragon, you have to remember that you breath fire too. This isn’t a becoming; its a revealing. I’ve been a monster all along.

The quote says it all.

I am always pretending, always wearing costumes but never just clothes.

This speaks to me loudly.

Thursday Quoteables: Marked

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character.

I feel this is true for all animals in general really.

You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.

This has been one of my favorite quotes of all time. It hit home with me the very moment I read it.

Actually, since I’m gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don’t have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.

I always loved how straightforward and blunt Damien was in the series.

I clamped down on the sick, hurt feeling inside that threatened to make me burst into tears. My eyes dried instantly. I was good at hiding tears. I should be; I’d had three years to get good at it.

Something I can relate to on a very personal level.

Thursday Quoteables: Wizard’s First Rule

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Sometimes, making the wrong choice is better than making no choice. You have the courage to go forward, that is rare. A person who stands at the fork, unable to pick, will never get anywhere.

This is very true. We are allowed mistakes.

There is no such thing as pure good or pure evil, least of all in people. In the best of us there are thoughts or deeds that are wicked, and in the worst of us, at least some virtue. An adversary is not one who does loathsome acts for their own sake. He always has a reason that to him is justification. My cat eats mice. Does that make him bad? I don’t think so, and the cat doesn’t think so, but I would bet the mice have a different opinion.

My ex-fiance and I used to have many conversations about this. I agree with it so much.

Everything is valuable under the right conditions. To a man dying of thirst, water be more precious than gold. To a drowning man, water be of little worth and great trouble.

This is very true. I never thought of it that way before.

The Wizard’s First Rule: People are stupid; given proper motivation almost anyone will believe almost anything.

No words needed.

Thursday Quoteables: Vampire Academy

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The greatest and most powerful revolutions often start very quietly, hidden in the shadows. Remember that.

I may be wrong on this, but it feels like if you observe rather than act, things will be resolved better.

If I let myself love you, I won’t throw myself in front of her. I’ll throw myself in front of you.

Damphirs become Guardians who protect Moroi at all costs. Including their own happiness.

Taking a deep breathe, I made one of the hardest decisions of my life.

I walked away.

I’m like Rose. Sometimes my self control is limited and I say things I should have kept to myself. I should have walked away.

Do you think I’m pretty?

I think you’re beautiful

Beautiful?

You are so beautiful, it hurts sometimes.

I’ve always loved this. Always. I want somebody to talk to me like this one day. I’m allowed to swoon over fiction!

Thursday Quoteables: The Girls

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

That was part of being a girl–you were resigned to whatever feedback you’d get. If you got mad, you were crazy, and if you didn’t react, you were a bitch. The only thing you could do was smile from the corner they’d backed you into. Implicate yourself in the joke even if the joke was always on you.

This is especially a thing in my family.

Girls are the only ones who can really give each other close attention, the kind we equate with being loved. They noticed what we want noticed.

I can’t explain it. This one just speaks to me so loudly.

You wanted things and you couldn’t help it, because there was only your life, only yourself to wake up with, and how could you ever tell yourself what you wanted was wrong?

I mean…. it’s true

No one had ever looked at me before Suzanne, not really, so she became my definition. Her gaze softening my centre so easily that even photographs of her seemed aimed at me, ignited with private meaning.

We all have that one person that changes everything for us.

Thursday Quoteables: The Complications Of Pi

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Once inside the car, she rattled off her address and, like Cinderella, was whisked back home away from the ball. This time there would be no happily ever after and no shoe left behind.

I’ve felt this way several times through the years.

She excelled at avoiding uncomfortable situations where she felt like her heart had relocated to inside her skull. Dating oddly was one of those scenarios. She didn’t really do casual dating. Her shortest relationship was six months and her longest one was three years. That one tore her apart and she still wasn’t sure if she was over the whole thing yet or not. Was she even ready to date again?

I feel like a lot of people struggle with this often. Myself included.

You’re right. I don’t believe you should have to out yourself so to speak just because you’re worried about your job. I mean, heterosexual people don’t go around saying ‘I just wanted you to know that I like men in case you have parents or students that think it’s wrong.’ I understand where you’re coming from, though. Maybe that’s why I’m a hard ass at times or don’t give a shit. Maybe I’m in a position where it doesn’t affect me as much. Were your parents cool when you told them?

I really loved the entire conversation behind this. Especially this part.

N: LOL. Took me a minute. Why did you hang up?
Now this was the million dollar question and one she didn’t want to answer.
P: First time student walked into my office for help.
N: Earlier?
P: I am a bird people eat.

I just really loved the chicken reference. I am forever going to use that instead. Can’t wait to see blank stares in my future.

Thursday Quoteables: 7/22/20

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Grief is tricky like that. It can lie low for hours, long enough for magical thinking to take hold. Then, when you’re good and vulnerable, it will leap out at you like a fun-house skeleton, and all the pain you thought was gone comes roaring back.

My Thoughts: This quote hit me on a personal level. My little sister passed away in 2006. I went through a dark time for a long time after that. I’m better now, but there are days that the pain hits me out of nowhere. It doesn’t feel like it’s ripping me apart anymore, but it’s there.

Most of the heroes of the sagas are men who saved fair maidens from villains and monsters, because the fair maidens could not save themselves. This was a problem. I did not want to be a fair maiden who needed to be saved. I wanted to be the hero doing the saving.

My Thoughts: I love how eloquent the rejection of gender roles is portrayed here. She could be one thing or another. She chooses what she wants regardless of whether it’s supposedly not what’s expected of her.

Later, Kestrel wished she had spoken then, that no time had been lost. She wished that she’d had the courage that very moment to tell Arin what she’d finally known to be true: that she loved him with the whole of her heart.

My Thoughts: I think we all have those times where we should have said something that we didn’t. When we do finally realize it, we think it’s too late. That the moment has come and gone and here we are wondering what could have been.

We’re standing in the ashes of a war like no other—if we don’t try harder to see the shades of gray involved, we’ll find ourselves in the thick of a new one.

My Thoughts: I could be wrong, but I think that it’s basically saying that if we aren’t willing to make compromises and do things that make us a bit uncomfortable, we will always find ourselves in war.

Thursday Quoteables: The Winner’s Crime

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

All four of my quotes this week will be from the same book. I am almost done with this book!

I don’t mind being a moth. I would probably start eating silk if it meant that I could fly.

Being able to fly means a lot to those who feel trapped and grounded.

There was dishonor, she decided, in accepting someone else’s idea of honor without question.

Trusting in somebody is amazing, but having your own thoughts is wonderful.

You snored,” Kestrel said. “I did not.” “You did. You snored so loudly that the people in my dreams complained.

I just found this hilarious!

Sometimes you think you want something,” Arin told him, “when what you need is to let it go.

One of the hardest things one can do is to move on when they really don’t want to.

Thursday Quoteables: Dark And Deepest Red

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

All four of my quotes this week will be from the same book. I’ve really enjoyed the book so far.

Whenever Lala asks why they left the hills outside Riquewihr, left where they buried her mother and father, Tante says, What we are, they have made it a crime in our own country. So we will go somewhere no one knows us.

They are basically looked down on for their heritage. It’s truly sad.

With everyone else, he had to hold his Romanipen hidden inside him, a map to a country he had to pretend didn’t exist. In this house, he could be who he was. Outside, he had to be like everyone else.

This happens in society too. People are forced to hide their religious practices in effort to keep from offending others.

Alifair has worked so hard to hide that he was given a girl’s name at birth, and has to conceal the fact of his body to be considered as the boy he is. He has done this work, learning to bind himself beneath his shirts, settling his voice as low as the other boys’, and he has done it so well that even this man doesn’t suspect.

He’s so far one of my favorite characters in this book so far.

When I grew up, I would never let my family, or myself, be where my grandparents had just been, having to cut our own work into pieces so someone else wouldn’t steal it.

I see this in many places. People complain about things and expect free products or compensation. It’s sickening.

Thursday Quoteables 6/18/20

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Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This feature is the place to highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.  Whether it’s something funny, startling, gut-wrenching, or just really beautifully written, Thursday Quotables is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

Dustin shook his head and sighed. People were starving, wars were being fought all over the world, so many people were suffering. And yet here was an eighteen-year-old dropping two gs on some bullsh*t like it was nothing. It didn’t seem right that some people had so much when others had so little. He knew he shouldn’t go on principle, but when it came to Kimmie, Dustin’s convictions were like a bunny getting battered around by a bear.

I can totally understand where Dustin is coming from. Especially since he didn’t want to go to the party on principle. He only chose to go for Kimmie.

Grief was beginning to be overlaid by the first layer of the skin and time. Jordan supposed that layer would get thicker and thicker and in a way she was sorry. Grief cut, but it also made you remember.

Everybody is horrified by death. They feel the tragedy. But nobody feels the true pain of death until somebody they love more than anything passes away. Grief hits everybody differently, but it still cuts.

Do not assume motive where human error will suffice.

There are many things in life that can be explained fully with “human error”. Better known as human emotion.

If he’s giving you up, maybe he isn’t worth it.

This is a very simple and wonderful quote. It means so much. If a person who’s willing to give up on you without even hearing your side or your wishes, you can do better. Another great piece of advice with relationships that stuck with me is “He’s Just Not That Into You.” Movie and Book.