Thursday Quoteables: Splintered

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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!

Disclaimer: I’m just starting this book. I found the quotes on Goodreads. If they are spoilers, they are spoilers for me too.

No one knows what he or she is capable of until things are at their darkest.

This is a very deep and true statement.

Jen said some guy asked you but you didn’t want to go. Why not?”

I shrug. “I have this character flaw? Called dignity?

No idea what this is referencing, but I have that character flaw too.

Sometimes a flame must level a forest to ash before new growth can begin. I believe Wonderland needed a scouring.

This might be a bit of a spoiler, but it’s a spoiler I am here for and want to know more about.

You crave chaos. You’re happiest when the world is in an uproar. You thrive on madness. Even when your magic is at its best when it’s the catalyst to confusion. You still can’t admit this?

Give. Me. More!

Thursday Quoteables: Valentine’s Special Part Two

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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 decided to do a part two of Valentine’s quotes. Hope you enjoy!

To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company.

-Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

-Emma by Jane Austen

I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.

-The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge, a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.

-Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Thursday Quoteables: Valentine’s Day Special

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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!

This will be a Valentine’s special! 🙂

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.

-Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Whatever our souls are made out of, his and mine are the same…If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.

-Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.

-Alligent by Veronica Roth

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.

-City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

Thursday Quoteables: Ash and Stone

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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!

As soon as the gargoyles leave, Cerek turns to me, pinning me to my seat with a stare. “Why are you hiding in this room acting like a scared human? You are so much more than anything in creation right now. Why do you think both sides would want you dead if they learned what you are? You could change the world with a single thought.” His eyes burn with desire as he stalks forward. “You’re busy entertaining gargoyles and chasing prophecies, but you are ours. Lilith promised you to us in exchange for our silence. And I will have you… all of you.”

Need more. Crave more. Desire more.

I shuffle down the long corridor of level four. It’s time to report for work, which today means torturing the greedy. I feel a sense of pride in punishing the wicked. The people that spent their lives hoarding wealth while watching others suffer. They deserve everything that’s coming to them.

This is the opening of the book. Isn’t it a strong opening? It’s one of my favorite openings of all time.

We follow Edith out of the apartment and watch as she carefully locks the door behind her. Going down the stairs is easier, but I think I’m going to have the best ass any demon has ever had living here.

I just love the sass behind this one right here. I also don’t mind the visual. Just saying.

“I thought you said that young people didn’t live here.” She turns and stares at Edith.

“No… I said we typically don’t appeal to a younger crowd. The stone family has owned an apartment since the building was opened. We can’t do anything about them.” Edith gazes out the window at the man standing by the side of the street the mutters under her breath. “Sometimes I wish they would move out, but then what would I have to look at on boring days?”

I love this for many different reasons. But it’s proof that we all love our eye candy!!!!

Thursday Quoteables: Soul of the Fire

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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!

Wizard’s Fifth Rule: Mind what people do, not only what they say, for deeds will betray a lie.

This speaks volumes.

That is the curse of lying, Sister. Once you place that crown of the liar upon your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.

This is true. Trust is killed in an instant and it takes a long time to be gained back.

I’m going to do the worst possible thing I could do to you and your people—what my grandfather would have done to you. “I’m going to leave you all to suffer the consequences of your own actions.

Yes!

While it was understandable to be afraid, and no one would expect you not to be, the worst thing you could do was to run from the trouble you had caused. No matter how accidental it was, you didn’t try to deny it. You didn’t run. You did what you must to right it.

Take responsibility for your actions. No matter how afraid you are of the consequences.

Thursday Quoteables: Havenfall Harbor

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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 fill the cup and stand there with the lid in my hands. Quinn had tea in her room, but I didn’t notice any honey, nor was there milk in her fridge. I put the top on and stalk over to the counter to pay. Here I am, making tea for a human and feeling ridiculous for doing it, but I still take her the fucking cup because I want her to be happy.

A vampire taking care of a human. It’s so cute.

Evan grabs my arm when I move to walk away, his grip firm, punishing. “She’s not responsible for how you feel. It’s not her job to fight your demons.”

I loved this so much! I can’t even begin to explain.

I’ve never been the girl that likes bad boys, I’m much too pragmatic for that, but something about Griffin both intrigues me and pisses me off. I can pinpoint what pisses me off no problem, it’s the other more curious part that’s driving me insane. I remember one of my roommates my junior year had a thing for a football player. He treated her like total shit, I asked her why she put up with it. “He burns bright Quinn,” she said, “so bright that sometimes it’s worth the scorch to be close to him.” I didn’t understand her words then, and still don’t. Well, I don’t think I understand them anyway. I’m not exactly sure how I would respond if Griffin showed a real interest in me, but I do know he would need to stop being a dick.

I can’t explain why this hit me so hard.

“You guys want anything while I’m up?” “More popcorn?” Evan gives me a hopeful wince, tipping the empty bowl in my direction. “Are you actually going to share some this time?” I place my hands on my hips. “You had a handful,” he counters. “Yeah, and I thought I was going to lose a finger.” Teasing him is fun. Evan grumbles about eating something under his breath, but I don’t catch it. Griffin lifts his hand to hide his mouth, but his eyes crinkle on the sides, giving him away.

I loved the casual and natural banter here. It’s just soothing and wonderful.

Thursday Quoteables: The Secret Life of Addie LaRue

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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!

It ends, the music replaced by applause, and Toby sidles up to the bar, orders a Jack and Coke because they’ll give it to him for free, and somewhere between the first sip and the third he sees her, and smiles, and for an instant Addie thinks—hopes, even now—that he remembers something, because he looks at her as if he knows her, but the truth is simply that he wants to; attraction can look an awful lot like recognition in the wrong light.

This one speaks for itself for me.

How do you walk to the end of the world? she once asked. And when Addie didn’t know, the old woman smiled that wrinkled grin, and answered. One step at a time.

This is a witty joke. I love it.

What she needs are stories.

Stories are a way to preserve one’s self. To be remembered. And to forget.

Stories come in so many forms: in charcoal, and in song, in paintings, poems, films. And books.

Books, she has found, are a way to live a thousand lives—or to find strength in a very long one.

It’s such a simple thing that none of us ever think about. We want to think that no matter what happens, there will be somebody around to remember us and miss us.

Because time is cruel to all, and crueler still to artists. Because visions weakens, and voices wither, and talent fades…. Because happiness is brief, and history is lasting, and in the end… everyone wants to be remembered

Thursday Quoteables: Christmas Favorites

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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!

Note: Doing this week’s different in honor of Christmas. Hope you enjoye!

Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.

– Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.

– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Everyone wants a Christmas tree. If you had a Christmas tree Santa would bring you stuff! Like hair curlers and slut shoes.

– Janet Evanovich, Visions of Sugar Plums

It was the beginning of the greatest Christmas ever. Little food. No presents. But there was a snowman in their basement.

– Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening every taste bud, making you wish it could last forever.

– Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.

– Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Thursday Quoteables: Temple of the Winds

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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!

It isn’t what kind of house you have that matters. This is not happiness. It’s what kind of mind you have, and how you care for your fellow man — what you can do to help others who can be helped by no one else.

Kindness and compassion will always be more important than wealth and objects.

Richard will have my hand, but you should know as well as anyone that he will not be eating out of it –and I wouldn’t want him to.” – Kahlan

Richard will always be his own person and make his own decisions. She will not have him any other way.

We all make mistakes.

The people who love us forgive the mistakes.

The people who won’t forgive don’t really matter.

This speaks well enough on its own.

Wizard’s Fourth Rule

There is magic in sincere forgiveness; in the forgiveness you give, but more so in the forgiveness you receive.

Love this.

Thursday Quoteables: Safe Haven

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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!

Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.

This speaks so much to me.

Love doesn’t mean anything if you’re not willing to make a commitment, and you have to think not only about what you want, but about what he wants. Not just now, but in the future.

Yes!

That’s the thing about life. A lot of the time, it isn’t easy at all. We just have to try to make the best of it.

Truer words have never been spoken.

Because everybody lies. It’s part of living in society. Don’t get me wrong-I think it’s necessary. The last thing anyone wants is to live in a society where total honesty prevails. Can you imagine the conversations? You’re short and fat, one person might say, and the other might answer, I know. But you smell bad. It just wouldn’t work. So people lie by omission all the time. People will tell you most of the story…and I’ve learned that the part they neglect to tell you is often the most important part. People hide the truth because they’re afraid.” -Jo

I got the chills so bad reading this the first time I had to read it again two more times.