Thursday Quoteables: September 23rd

Thank you Lisa for hosting this great meme!

Welcome to Thursday Quotable! 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 Quotable is where my favorite lines will be, and you’re invited to join in!

The High Mountain Court (The Five Crowns of Okrith Book 1) by [AK Mulford]

One day she would see the ocean. One day she’d feel as mighty as those giant waves. The full moon followed her along the trail as she swallowed the tears threatening to destroy her.

This is very deep. I love it.

Warlight: A novel by [Michael Ondaatje]

“Half of the life of cities occurs at night.” Olive Lawrence warned us. “There’s more uncertain morality then. At night there are those who eat flesh by necessity- they might eat a bird, a small dog.” When Olive Lawrence spoke it was more like a private shuffling of ther thoughts, a soliloquy from somewhere in the shadows of her knowledge, an idea she was still unsure about. One evening she insisted we catch a bus with her to Streatham Common and walk its slow rise of land to the Rookery. Rachel felt uncertain in that open darkness, wished to go home, said it was cold. But the three of us kept moving forward, until we were eventually in the trees and the city had evaporated behind us.

It’s been awhile since I marked this quote. I’m not sure if I meant to highlight Olive’s flighty personality or the dark direction what she was saying was heading. It seemed that our dear (and unreliable) main character seemed to not get it. Not really.

Wizard's First Rule by [Terry Goodkind]

Richard hesitated. “Adie, this must be valuable. I don’t feel right accepting it.” “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. Right now, you be a very thirsty man. I thirst for Darken Rahl to be stopped. Take the night stone. If you feel the weight of obligation, you may return it to me one day.”

I may have shared this quote before. I’m just not sure. I just know that every time I hear it, I’m moved greatly. This is my third time reading this book. Maybe the fourth. I’m not really sure. Either way, I really love it.

Bill held Richard’s gaze as he put his hairy arm around his son’s shoulders. “We won’t forget.” A slight smile curled the corners of his mouth. “Long life to the Seeker.” Richard looked down at him in surprise and then grinned. Smiling quenched some of the fire of his rage. “When I first saw you,” Richard said, “my thought was that you were not a devious man. I find I was mistaken.”

This is a quote that you’d understand more if you read the book. It’s not really a spoiler. It’s just something that feels like an inside joke to other readers of this book. A private joke if you will.

I’d love to see some of your favorite quotes of the week!

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