August 16, 2014

Saturday Quotes-Day - This Week: Quotes on Reading, War, and Teenagers

I like to collect quotes from the books I am reading.
Play along if you would like.  There is a Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post!

 from Jane Austen's First Love by Syrie James

"A good novel - a well written novel - not only entertains the reader with effusions of wit and humour, it touches the emotions and conveys a comprehensive understanding of human nature - all via the simple and remarkable act of transmitting words on a page - while at the same time displaying, in the best chosen language, the greatest powers of the human mind."

from The Dark World by Cara Lynn Shultz

"Logan shrugged out of his hoodie and turned around so he could rest his elbows against the table behind him.  His current post put the more aesthetic benefits of demonslaying on display, Logan's thin black T-shirt showing off what hoodies and his bulky uniform sweater hid.  That evil, terrible, selfish sweater."

 from A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

"After all, an unread book is nothing more than a colorful doorstop, isn't it?"

 from How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

1. "Because what you are, as a teenager, is a small, silver, empty rocket. And you use loud music as fuel, and then the information in books as maps and coordinates, to tell you where you're going."  THIS IS SO TRUE!

2. "Sitting in seat 14A, in the sun, I float on a full-moon, tidal joy unlike anything I have ever experienced. I am getting incredibly high on a single, astounding fact: that it's always sunny above the clouds. Always."

from Lies Told in Silence by M.K. Tod

1. "Would her course of action become clearer in a week or two? A month or two? Lise shook her head. Nothing was clear. Nothing at all."

2. "The mayor’s deep, sombre voice continued. As Helene listened intently to every word, the reality of what was happening permeated her mind and body. Fear gathered— fear and bewilderment. Fear for Guy, who would fight. Fear for Papa, who had such ominous duties. Fear for herself and her family in Beaufort. War was not happening in some distant time and place. It was happening here and now. A wave of nausea rushed through her....No, she thought , war is for history books, not for us to experience firsthand. It’s for faraway places known only on maps. Helene resisted an urge to panic; she could hide behind her mother’s desire to protect or she could stand beside her. Fear would not help. Fear was the enemy. “I think you should tell me everything you and Grandmere know, Maman.”

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