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60-Day Book Meme - Day 24

Day 24 - Best quote from a novel

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anything_can_be
Feb. 20th, 2014 01:04 am (UTC)
I enjoy collecting quotes, so there is no hope that I'll pick just one, nor did I stick to just novels - there are some quotes from non-fiction works in the mix as well. I'll thank you in advance for bearing with me...

One of my all-time favorites is from Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore -
Nobody's perfect. Well, there was this one guy, but we killed him....

I just read this one today in Concealed in Death, by J.D. Robb -
I don’t know why people do the things they do to each other. We’re all here to live our lives, to do our work, to raise our families, to love who we love. We’re all here for the same things, but some, they can’t let that be. They can’t be happy or content with that.

From Anita Diamont's The Red Tent -
I could only be what I was. And I was a woman. — Dinah

From The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini -
Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.

From Paths of Disharmony, by Dayton Ward -
The notion of labeling groups of people in order to define the parameters of discussion and problem solving had always seemed […] little more than a fool’s errand. Ideas, so long as they were constructive and based in facts and reality rather than hysterics and the propagation of ignorance and fear, were worth exploring regardless of their presenter’s ideology.

From Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters -
Families are messy. […] Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related, for better or worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minium.

Can't leave off Dr. Seuss! -
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! from Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Or forget Albert Einstein -
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning. - Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

And, one of the best for last...
Disaster was followed by catastrophe: The Roman Empire was followed by the Roman Church. — Petr Beckmann A History of π
imagine_peace
Feb. 20th, 2014 11:15 am (UTC)
"To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is the bad dream." From The Bell Jar. I probably like that quote a little too much.
rikkilee
Feb. 20th, 2014 11:38 am (UTC)
i didn't care for the perks of being a wallflower, I found it to be a pretty boring book, however... we accept the love we think we deserve has stuck in my mind since then.

It could also be because it is plastered over so many pinterest boards and whatnot, but I still like the quote.
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