Thursday Quoteables: October 28th

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!

Daughter of Sparta by [Claire Andrews]

Never make a deal with a god. A simple promise can result in a lifetime of servitude.

Fair enough.

A Lesson in Vengeance by [Victoria Lee]

The radio station Ellis has chosen plays the blues, mournful notes make me think of smoke. I wonder if the music is another thing Ellis is trying to make herself like, the same way she’s forcing herself to enjoy whiskey. Or perhaps this is one of those rare glimpses into who Ellis Haley really is, something organic that grew from her heart.

Did we ever really know Ellis at all?

The Lost Apothecary: A Novel by [Sarah Penner]

Gaynor took a breath. “Look, we’re new friends, and I won’t offer advice on your marriage. Though if we go for cocktails, I’ll start in on that without issue.” She chuckled. “But if there’s one thing I do know, it’s the importance of chasing dreams. Believe me, if you want something different, the only person holding you back is you. What is it you love to do?”

I really felt that this said so much in so little words!

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel by [Emma Donoghue]

She murmured, We could always blame the stars. I beg your pardon, Doctor? That’s what influenza means, she said. Influenza delle stelle—the influence of the stars. Medieval Italians thought the illness proved that the heavens were governing their fates, that people were quite literally star-crossed. I pictured that, the celestial bodies trying to fly us like upsidedown kites. Or perhaps just yanking on us for their obscure amusement.

I had no idea the meaning was like that.

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

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