I wrote a post like this a long time ago and thought it was a good time for an update. All of the quotes come from books that are recent favorites of mine. I chose quotes that either made me laugh or is part of what made the book a favorite.
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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”
-Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice
“Say ‘Nevermore’,” said Shadow.
“Fuck You,” said the Raven
-Neil Gaiman, American Gods
Who controls the past controls the future, who controls the present controls the past
-George Orwell, 1984
“Once upon a time there was a silence that dreamed of becoming a song and then I found you and now everything is music,”
-Laini Taylor- Muse of Nightmares
“In the way of bookish children, she carried her books into trees and along the banks of chuckling creeks, weaving her way along their slippery shores with the sort of grace that belongs only to bibliophiles protecting their treasures.”
― Seanan McGuire, In an Absent Dream
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone’s soul, becomes their blood and self and purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows that they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift.”
― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
“Lately, I feel like my life is a book written in a language I don’t know how to read.”
― Brandon Sanderson, The Hero of Ages
“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
“I am haunted by humans.”
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
Are any of these quotes your favorite?