Thursday Quotables

Thursday Quotables~ The Square Root of Summer

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Harriet Reuter Hapgood’s The Square Root of Summer.

The Square Root of Summer

1

Whatever just happened, it definitely only happened to me. Or it happened to us both, but I’m the only one who saw it– we’re at opposite sides of the event horizon. The point of no return. I don’t want to think about which side I’m on.

2

Until then, I’d thought it all happened at the same time: I was born/she died. No one had ever told me there’d been a moment, in between, when I’d had a mami.

3

It’s as though every time there’s a moment like that, where I think I’m better, there has to be something sad to balance it out.

4

This kiss is changing the universe. I have butterflies, the earthquake-in-Brazil kind, as I pull away.

5

I’m ready to live in the world again, but the world won’t let me.

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Thursday Quotables~ Are We There Yet?

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from David Levithan’s Are We There Yet?.

Are We There Yet?

1

Elijah doesn’t know what to say. Shrugs were invented to answer such questions, so that’s just what Elijah does.

2

And there is, that moment, a shock of recognition. Elijah doesn’t even know yet what he is recognizing.There is only the shock. The sense. That feeling of something happening that was meant to happen.

3

Why did it take thousands of years for artists to discover a third dimension? How can you discover something that is already there?

4

It is too late, though, for Danny to say anything about it. If Elijah trips there is nothing he can do. If Elijah falls, he will still feel in some way responsible. For having noticed too late.

5

In the end, Elijah will never know, and Danny will never know whether or not Elijah knows.

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Thursday Quotables~ The Winner’s Kiss

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Kiss.

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)

1

Part of her hadn’t wanted to let it go. Part of her thought if she kept the moth, she might somehow reverse her mistakes.

2

His words did make her want to leave. She felt so unalterably his. It was bewildering, because she didn’t know him, not really, and he knew two halves of her that she couldn’t fit together.

3

The way she lifted her chin. He’s seen this before. All the ships that shattered against the rock of her determination. How she’d break herself, too, if she must, to get what she wanted.

4

He welcomed the god’s warning, realized he always wanted to know before it happened. He wouldn’t want to blink too suddenly out of this life.

5

It took him a velvety moment to understand that this was real. The air was quiet. An insect beat its clear wings. She brushed hair from his brow. Now he was very awake.

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Thursday Quotables~ The BFG

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

The BFG

1

“Dreams,” he said, “is very mysterious things. They is floating around in the air like little wispy-misty bubbles. And all the time they is searching for sleeping people.”

2

“Ah, but they is not killing their own kind,” the BFG said. “Human beans is the only animals that is killing their own kind.”

3

Considering she was meeting a giant for the first time in her life, the Queen remained astonishingly self-composed.

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Thursday Quotables~ The Invisible Library

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Genevieve Cogman’s The Invisible Library.

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1)

1

She was contaminated with chaos, sick with the stuff, and she could only hope that she was right, that it would go away with time. But now she had to hold together and be in charge.

2

Bradamant sniffed, somehow managing to suggest that the words Of course were simply beneath her. “I can’t see why you didn’t do it yourself,” she said.

3

He was looking at her with something that took her a moment to identify as trust, as expectation that she could handle things. She had to deserve that trust.

4

Pure animal terror at the thought of being torn apart by a half a dozen large wolves voted in favour of escape. Explanations could wait.

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Thursday Quotables~ Pippi Longstocking

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking.

Pippi Longstocking

1

Out of doors the sun shone in a clear blue sky. It was one of those radiant September days that made you feel like walking in the woods. Pippi had an idea.

2

Then she had sat down in front of her chest and looked at all her birds’ eggs and shells, and though about the wonderful places where she and her father had collected them, and about all the little pleasant shops all over the world where they had bought the beautiful things that were now in the drawers of her chest.

3

In fact they were now so courageous that they ventured to go up to the window and look out over the garden.

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Thursday Quotables~ The Elite

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Kiera Cass’s The Elite.

The Elite (The Selection, #2)

1

That feeling, that indefinable something, coursed through me. As dejected as I’d felt, as embarrassed as I’d been, when he offered me that moment, I had to take it.

2

Our eyes met, and everything else felt distant for the moment. It was comforting finding myself in that bubble again, the place that Aspen and I had created for ourselves years ago.

3

I was almost grateful for Celeste at that moment. She might have been a hundred things that irritated me, but she was also impossible to intimidate. I could use some of that.

4

I wished I could erase everything else and hold on to this moment, this brief second when he and I knew how much we meant to each other.

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Thursday Quotables~ The Selection

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Kiera Cass’s The Selection.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

1

Originally, I had been looking for friendly faces, girls I might want to hang out with while I was there. I’d never really had a friend.

2

I smiled back. Yes, it was all wrong, but some good would come out of this.

3

I looked over to my jar. I picked it up and felt the penny slide around, so lonely.
“Me, too,” I whispered. “Me, too.”

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Thursday Quotables~ The Burning Page

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Genevieve Cogman’s The Burning Page.

The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3)

1

 Li Ming waited politely, with an air of someone who would of course be glad to leave, rather than eavesdrop on a matter that didn’t concern him. But his silver eyes, as bright and metallic as his hair or his fingernails, showed a confidence that he would be allowed to stay.

2

This was getting more emotionally fraught than Irene enjoyed. The cramped quarters didn’t help, as they were now standing extremely close.

3

Although Vale might extract more truth from the Fae while he was still half-asleep, that approach risked missing some vital bit of information.

4

There were all her friends and family who were in danger. And then there was Zayanna, who, barring a miracle and a very implausible explanation, had lied to her.
She’d liked Zayanna.

5

It was the sort of faint odour that might come from a piece of decaying food somewhere in one’s home, which couldn’t be precisely tracked down, but which would slowly infiltrate the entire place. It suggested unwholesomeness.

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Thursday Quotables~ Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

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Because I love sharing quotes from books, the more random the better, I decided to join Bookshelf Fantasies for Thursday Quotables to highlight some great quotes from the books I’m reading.

This week I’m featuring quotes from Matthew Quick’s Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

1

We look at each other in our Bogart hats and it’s like we’re communicating, even though we’re completely silent.
I’m trying to let him know what I’m about to do.
I’m hoping he can save me, even though I realize he can’t.

 2

I like thinking all alone in the auditorium even when there is no violin music.

3

I didn’t like it at all, but I didn’t say anything.
Why?
I should have said something– not just to stick up for myself, but because I think Asher wanted me to save him.