Book Quotes


She wasn’t doing a thing I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.

A Girl I Knew, J. D. Salinger

I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not to fill them with satisfaction or glee.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

“You know what I say to people when I hear they’re writing anti-war books?”

“No. What do you say, Harrison Starr?”

“I say, ‘Why don’t you write an anti-glacier book instead?’ ”

What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too.


And even if wars didn’t keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut

 “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

“Can we make them know that they deserve better?”

“We can try.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

“Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said.
“Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
“The world is not a wish granting factory. “
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

 Til shade is gone

’til water is gone

Into the Shadow with teeth bared

Screaming defiance with the last breath

To spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the Last Day

– Aiel saying, first mentioned in The Dragon Reborn, Robert Jordan

 “The fundamental mistake I had always made—and that she had, in fairness, always led me to make—was this: Margo was not a miracle. She was not an adventure. She was not a fine and precious thing. She was a girl.”

Paper Towns, John Green

So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Edison’s last words were: It’s very beautiful over there.” I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.

– Looking for Alaska, John Green








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