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Thursday Quoteables 5/21/20

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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!

I suppose I should warn you, Padre. In the absence of male supervision, my mother has become a revolutionary.” Renzo Leoni

There are just so many words to say. I could write a book on my feelings on this. Instead, I’ll just let the quote speak for itself.

The steamy, noisy kitchen was the safest place in the world, it seemed to him. Safety had never been anything to think about before; it was something you took for granted, like his mother’s endless, effortless, generous food, and the fact that there would always be hot plates ready to serve it on.

It’s amazing the little things that we take for granted that we think will e there for ever. Safety, comfort, love, compassion. People. One day, they aren’t there anymore and we feel it like a hole in us.

If a bank robber tapes over the lens of a surveillance camera, that’s MO. If he feels a need to tear his clothes off and dance naked before that same camera, that’s signature.

This example of the difference between the two is priceless. I love it!

The things that go unsaid are often the things that eat at you – – whether because you didn’t get to have your say, or because the other person never got to hear you and really wanted to.

This resonates with me so much. I can’t even begin to explain how much the quote struck me. I’m constantly obsessing over the things I never said to people. I think that’s more anxiety than anything, but yeah.

Thursday Quoteables 5/14/20

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

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!

You are worth seven-dollar lilies. You are worth anything that instantly makes your life better.

I used to think I was the only one who struggled with this. I would spend money on others and not even think twice about it. But I question every single purchase I make for myself. Do I really need this? Could I be doing other things with the money I use to buy this? Is this a waste?

Always respect life. Then you’ll value yours. The hard part isn’t turning you into a killer. The hard part is keeping you human.

Evan was pulled from the orphanage as a kid and trained to be an assassin. His handler did everything in his power that Evan kept his humanity in the process.

But once you’ve come face-to-face with real madness and returned, once you’ve found yourself to be a bridge between the two worlds, you can never turn your back again.

It’s hard to see the world the same once you experience something so overwhelming and outrageous you question if it was reality.

What does it mean to watch? When a crime takes place in front of you, what is watching? Is it a failure to act or is it simply keeping your eyes open?

The main character in this book is twelve or thirteen years old. His friend attacks a girl their age and leaves her for dead. He does nothing to stop nor help and he lives to regret his inaction for the rest of his life.

Thursday Quotables 5/7/20

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

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 used to think I wasn’t a novice warrior, but letting my enemy escape was a rookie mistake- one I’m still paying for. I have a sneaking suspicion I will be paying for this mistake for the rest of my life.

All her life she was raised to believe that vampires are the enemy. None of them should be allowed to live.

She had enough awareness about her mental health to know that her father’s death could affect her deeply, striking her like a lightning bolt and knocking her back off her feet for weeks, maybe months. It was a familiar pattern, one Maggie realized she shared with her father, a cycle of creativity, depression, sexual neediness. Of course with male artists, there was a sort of “comes with the territory” acceptance that Maggie had never found herself. She knew people judged, including her sisters. As her therapist in Los Angeles had told her, “You can change your patterns, but you can’t change society’s perceptions. So, work on you and don’t get hung up on the others.”

This one hits me in more ways than I care to admit. I have beliefs that aren’t really accepted by social norms. Most of the stuff I don’t openly talk about. That’s because I do believe in keeping some things private. It’s not because I’m ashamed.

Victor, the tall Nigerian man, was evidently her stepfather; and Josh, her half brother. But Pip didn’t like those words, those cold technicalities. The people you love weren’t calculated, subtracted, or held at arm’s length across a decimal point. Victor was her dad, who’d raised her since she was four years old, and Josh was her annoying little brother.

My family is heavily broken. On both sides. My parents were never together. I don’t’ want to get into the details. They both had children with other people. I understand and relate to this post so much. Especially since I had a grandmother who got mad when I claimed my half brothers and sisters as brothers and sisters instead of labeling them properly.

It was all shades of grey: moral justification for immoral ends. A good man pushed into the role of a villain – not just for the sake of his own survival, but for that of his men.

What would you do to save those who you love and care about? What lengths would you take to save their lives?

Thursday Quotables 4/30/20

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

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!

Their fragmented bits and broken bodies look eerily identical in the moonlit patches. Blood stains what was once lush green grass. But whose blood is it? This red wave of defeat mixes together seamlessly without a care about its source or the feuding creatures who contributed.

This just goes to show that in the end, violence and war hurts both sides equally.

I rarely objected to his desires- physical or otherwise- because, in truth, it was far easier to please someone who made their wishes well-known.

For those who ask why people let other people do the things they did.

But I also knew that if he turned away from me at this moment, somehow I would survive that, and I would find a way to flourish like the yard that still bloomed and grew around my family hom.
I’m sookie Stackhouse. I belong here.

She is so strong. She shows it when things go south in her relationships. Probably an unpopular opinion, but I never really thought that her and Eric fit well together. I feel like their relationship was more of a convenience than a love.

A woman who would steal your love when your love was really all you had to give was not much of a woman.

Being cheated on sucks. It makes you feel and think things you’d never think in normal circumstances.

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Thursday Quoteables 4/23/20

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

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!

If you don’t like what you see, change it.”

It’s not many words but it’s so powerful. In times where you feel helpless and alone, you’re stronger than you think. You have the power to get up and change the way things are. You make your own life and you can change it if you don’t like what you see.

Everything is for sale. You just have to name the right price.

There are people in the world who are willing to sell and do anything to get what they need and want. There are people in the world that are willing to buy anything for the purpose of buying it. It’s important that we realize that not everybody has the same morals and beliefs we do.

Sometimes friends grow apart. You tell each other everything and you’re sure this is a person you’ll know the rest of your life but then she stops writing or calling, or you realize she’s really not so nice, or she turns into a right-winger.

This quote really hit me. It shows that sometimes these things happen. Not everybody is meant to stay in your life forever. I’ve been learning that lesson in life for a long time. There was a show once called One Tree Hill. There was a character who stated that “People always leave.” I felt that way more than I should. But it does make sense. This does too. In the end, we move on with our lives. We cherish those who are still in our lives every day more than we ever show.

But you can’t erase every thought; once you’ve had it, it’s there to stay.

This is as important as it is lucid. It’s more the intent behind the thought than the thought itself. It’s like if you hit someone. You can’t undo that. The bruise may heal, but the damage is there. Thoughts are the same way. I feel like thoughts would be similar to writing something out and erasing it. The words are gone to an extent, but the imprint is still there. It always will be.

Thank you for Reading!

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Thursday Quoteables

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

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!

Vampire Academy

This is a quote that really resonated with me. Back when I first read this book, I was involved with this guy. It was a very on and off relationship. I thought that if I just loved him enough and stayed patient that one day he would see how much he loved me. I was very wrong. It was a hard blow, but it was so worth it to move forward in life.

House Of Night

This is such a simple quote, but it holds such a deep meaning. The most evil being can put a mask on and pretend to be good. They can play victim when they are cornered. There are also people who look rough and evil that are some of the most kindest souls you will ever meet. They don’t try to prove who they are. They want their actions to speak for them.

Jane Eyre

This is a very progressive quote. Especially thinking of the way things were during that time frame. Women were little more than property. I think that’s why it sticks with me so well. It shows how powerful our thoughts and our will can truly be.

Princes Diaries

This is a very powerful quote. It really fit with the book as well. Mia’s biggest concern is always being afraid of something. Afraid to be herself. Afraid to love who she wanted to love. Afraid to speak her mind. In some ways, many of us can relate to the feelings she had.

Thank you for Reading!

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