Thursday Quoteables: Red, White, & Royal Blue

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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!

Straight people, he thinks, probably don’t spend this much time convincing themselves that they’re straight.

I feel this on so many levels.

Sometimes you just jump and hope it’s not a cliff.

Take a risk. Let go of all fears. Do the thing.

That’s the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.

AWWWW!!!!!

Thinking about history makes me wonder how I’ll fit into it one day, I guess. And you too. I kinda wish people still wrote like that. History, huh? Bet we could make some.

Love it.

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Thursday Quoteables: Lore

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The goddess took in the sight of him with derision before turning back toward Lore. “This vessel requires sustenance.” “You want . . . breakfast?” Lore guessed.

For context, this is Athena and Lore speaking. I just found the whole thing very hilarious.

“You know, I get why the hunters want immortality,” Miles said, looking up from the necklace. “And I get what it can do for them and their bloodlines. But even that doesn’t feel like enough of a reason when they know they’re going to be hunted, too.”

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

She’d woven a tale she could believe. She’d seen a ghost in place of a god.

Speaks for itself.

“Not that I didn’t enjoy almost being impaled by a screwdriver,” Castor said. “After your reaction at the fight, I didn’t think I’d ever see you again . . . but you came.” “Actually, I was escaping before you rudely interrupted me,” Lore said. “And, for the record, I had no idea this was your room.”

“I was escaping before you rudely interrupted me.” Just hilarious!!!!

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Thursday Quoteables: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Ms. Fuentes has been my advisor since my first day at Schomburg Charter, and her classroom has never changed. Lady still has the same motivational sign above her door: You’re the Author of Your Own Life Story. That sign has stared at us twenty advisory students from the time we walked in as little-bitty freshmen. And even though it doesn’t make me roll my eyes anymore, I still think it’s corny. Nonetheless, Advisory is my favorite class period of the day, even though it’s also the shortest; it’s where Ms. Fuentes takes attendance, makes announcements, and gives us college prep and “character-building” exercises. But most important, it’s the only class that has had the same students in it since freshman year. So we can talk here the way we can’t talk in any other class.

I chose this quote for the motivational sign, but I also love how raw and emotionally charged this quote is as well. It’s also very normal and low key. It’s amazing!

Ever since Tyrone, I don’t really talk about boys like that anymore. Boys’ at this age will say whatever they need to say to get what they want, and I’ve learned to trust pretty words even less than a pretty face.

This says more than I can say.

If I said I didn’t have a ton of questions about my mother, I’d be lying. All the time I find myself thinking: Would she be proud of me? If she were around, would I have gotten pregnant and had Babygirl? If she were still alive, would my father have stayed in Philadelphia?

I lost my sister and I lost everything. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like losing a parent when I was too young to even remember. Feeling loss is horrible. Feeling the absence that you can’t understand has to be even worse.

I’m constantly having to give people geography and history lessons on how my grandmother’s hometown is 65 percent Afro-Puerto Rican, on how the majority of slaves were dropped off in the Caribbean and Latin America, on how just because our Black comes with bomba and mofongo doesn’t mean it isn’t valid. And it seems I’m always defending the parts of me that I’ve inherited from my mother: the roots that come from this country, the facts that Aunt Sarah tells me about our people in the Raleigh area, the little sayings into her emails that I know come from her mother, and her mother’s mother, and her mother’s mother’s mother, to the first African mother who touched foot on this here land. The same wisdom I whisper to Babygirl every now and then, a reminder of where, and who, we are from.

This is a very educational quote that I found very appealing. I love learning about people’s cultures and about history. I’d love to dive into a book about this and just read and read. It’s beautiful.

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Thursday Quoteable: Special Edition for 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!

Note: This will be a special edition because a good friend of mine’s book has a one year anniversary of her debut novel Complications of Pi. It has been one of the best books I have ever read and it’s stuck with me. I’ll probably reread it over and over again many times before it’s all said and done. I asked her to share her favorite quotes and I’m featuring them here.

Peyton wanted to die from humiliation and muttered to herself. “Graceful?” The next words she heard had her relaxing a bit.

“Never had anyone fall for me quite that fast before.”

“I’m just glad I didn’t stumble to the floor.” Peyton paused a moment and then continued over to the table, and with caution, pulled out the chair across from Nikola and eased down.

I actually love this one myself.

The only thing she could say positively was, as she lay upon the cold, hard ground in the position she landed in, as she heard people screaming and the sound of shoes rushing about, as she was certain this was how her life was going to end, at least she was dying on what she would consider a math day.

I feel like this should have a bit of a spoiler alert. It’s a nice quote though.

“So, who’s playing tonight at the bar? Do you know?”

“It is a local band called Dicks and Chicks.”

It was a good thing that Peyton wasn’t taking a drink at that moment, or she knew it would now be sprayed all over the interior of the car. “What!

“Liked that, did you? I was going to say Wieners and Buns, but it didn’t have quite the same roll off the tongue as the other.”

I love the banter between these two 🙂

“I’m good. Nothing to be worried about. Today is your day and all about you. Let’s get going so you can marry Willy Wonka. Does this mean I can start calling you Mrs. Wonka? Oh, wait. Mrs. Wonka who likes to play with the Tonka crane!”

Isn’t this just so innocent and silly? I love it!

If Peyton could, she would just take off and land in the stars. There she would be a bright star and find her place among all the other sad or tragic tales people spoke about from one generation to another.

This is deep.

Simone walked into the room looking at the carnage. “I believe it is Chalkboard – 1, Peyton – 0”.

“More like 17-0 today already, but who’s counting.”

I love this! It made for a great opening of the book!

“I am not looking for anyone right now, and they all have the “M” word on their mind.” He shuddered at the mention of that letter.

“Mustard, I can see why; it is kind of a wasted condiment. Or maybe monkeys? Manatees, oh wait! My favorite M word…Math. Yes, who could resist the wonderful world of mathematics and logic!”

It’s silly. I like it 🙂

With a huge sigh, Peyton gave in. “Fine. You win. Pie is a dessert that most people enjoy after dinner. It comes in a variety of flavors and textures. There are your fruit pies that are cooked down fruit with sugar and have a crust on the bottom and top usually. Some people get decorative with the top crust making beautiful designs out of it. It can also be made into a cobbler, which in my opinion, is just a big rectangular pie.”

Best. Deflection. Ever!

“Coward. Don’t you know the wolf will always come and get what it wants?”

Have the read the book to get more context 😉

“You heard me. You some magic carpet ride where everyone wants their turn?”

Bleh

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Thursday Quoteables: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

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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 used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.

This is a wonderful quote. It says so much.

Sometimes it’s better not to look back.

This goes for so many things. It says so much and so little.

To have endured horrors, to have seen the worst of humanity and have your life made unrecognizable by it, to come out of all that honorable and brave— that was magical.

This is so sad.

Sometimes you just need to go through a door.

I need to write this somewhere on my wall. View it every day.

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Thursday Quoteables: Splintered

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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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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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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.