Thursday Quoteables: Betrayed

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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!

It was like I was inside a fishbowl in the middle of a typhoon, and everyone else was on the outside cluelessly enjoying lovely weather.

This one really hit me hard. It’s stuck with me since I first read it. To me, this is what having depression, anxiety, and PTSD feels like.

A big, studly football jock like me? I got plenty of blood to spare. For you, I have anything to spare.

Heath is one of my favorite characters of all time! He’s just so adorakable! And yes. I said that right.

“Your way of life is sinful and wrong,” he said fiercely.

“Thus says a man who admits to worshipping a God who vilifies pleasure, relegates women to roles that are little more than servants and broodmares, though they are the backbone of your church, and seeks to control his worshippers through guilt and fear.”

Parents day did not go well for Zoey thanks to her stepfather showing up and being his usual self.

Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.

This was also in the first book. It’s a very powerful statement if you think about it. Interpret it as you will.

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Thursday Quoteables: Chainfire

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Hesitation is a mistake that invites defeat. I would not be Mord-Sith had I not hesitated when I was young.

This is a deep quote from one of my favorite characters in the series. I absolutely love her!

Others made you into who you were. You made yourself into what you have become.

So simple but yet so deep!

Love is a passion for life shared with another person. You fall in love with a person who you think is wonderful. It’s your deepest appreciation of the value of that individual, and that individual is a reflection of what you value most in life. Love, for sound reasons, can be one of life’s greatest rewards.

This is just so beautiful.

Not everyone is willing to embrace liberty; liberty requires not just effort, but risk. Some people choose to delude themselves and see their chains as protective armor.

Some truths are just hard to swallow!

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Thursday Quoteables: Marked

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You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.

This is actually one of my favorite quotes of all time. It speaks so strongly to me and has since I read this book for the first time.

Actually, since I’m gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don’t have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.

I really adore Damien and this is one of my favorite quotes of all times of his.

I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character.

This is true, but I want to broaden this to say animals in general.

Do vampyres play chess? Were there vampyre dorks? How about Barbie-like vampyre cheerleaders? Did any vampyres play in the band? Were there vampyre Emos with their guy-wearing-girl’s-pants weirdness and those awful bangs that cover half their faces? Or were they all those freaky Goth kids who didn’t like to bathe much? Was I going to turn into a Goth kid? Or worse, an Emo? I didn’t particularly like wearing black, at least not exclusively, and I wasn’t feeling a sudden and unfortunate aversion to soap and water, nor did I have an obsessive desire to change my hairstyle and wear too much eyeliner.

I’m not sure why I like this quote actually. I just do.

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Thursday Quoteables: Locke & Key

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No. You can’t understand. Because you’re reading the last chapter of something without having read the first chapter. You’re a little guy, Bode. Kids always think they’re coming into a story at the beginning, when they’re usually coming in at the end.

This is profound

Don’t ever have children, Tyler, unless you’re ready to be afraid everyday for the rest of your life.

Makes sense.

I think if you cheat in a ethics class then there’s really no hope for you.

I mean…

I’m not questioning your bravery. I’m questioning your intelligence.

Kinsey Kinsey…..

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Thursday Quoteables: Naked Empire

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Everyone makes mistakes. How a person deals with their mistakes is a mark of their character.

I say this so much!

Only you can achieve self-worth for yourself. Any group offering it to you, or demanding it of you, comes bearing chains of slavery.

Yes!!!

Evil grants no mercy, and to attempt to appease it is nothing more than a piecemeal surrender to it. Surrender to evil is slavery at best, death at worse. -Richard Rahl

He’s seriously one of my favorite characters of all time.

Moral compromise rejects the concept of right and wrong. It says that everyone is equal, all desires are equally valid, all action is equally valid, so everyone should compromise to get along.

Makes you think.

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Thursday Quoteables: Red, White, & Royal Blue

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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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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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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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