I have always enjoyed reading book quotes, so I decided that for 2019 I will share my favourite quotes for every five books that I read! These are quotes that stood out to me, but will in no way spoil the book for you. I hope they give you a sense of what the book is about and the writing style!
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
“America seems filled with violent people who like causing people pain but hate when those people tell them that pain hurts.”
“Ain’t nothing in the world worse than looking at your children drowning, knowing ain’t nothing you can do because scared that if you get to trying to save them, they might see that you can swim either.”
“Most groups of men I knew were good at destroying women and girls who would do everything not to destroy them.”
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
“Her story would have been simply memory and imagination without me to hear it; undiscovered and unaired, like a book without a reader. My second role was from the wings: the prompter.”
“Beautiful on the surface, but look a little closer and everything is decaying, rotting, falling apart.”
“But there’s nothing now that will stop me flowing downstream with the current. Soon I’ll reach the falls and be swept over the brink, and that will be the end of me.”
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
“All I ever want to do is read. I only leave the house under duress.”
“I wish everyone could relax and be able to just wear whatever you want, and feel good and be comfortable. And, not to put too fine a point on it, but anybody who criticizes someone for what they’re wearing or how they look is a piece of shit. Happy-face emoji.”
“[…]there are so many domestic places, so many little ways that you can make your existence holy in how you choose to treat your loved ones and people in your community.”
Peter and Alice by John Logan
“We can’t live in a fantasy. Reality may be hard, but it’s all we have.”
“In the place called Adulthood there are no Cheshire Cats… for they can’t endure the suffering of the place.”
“Children don’t have hearts yet, not really. They haven’t been hurt into the need for one.”
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
“We are defining the boundaries of normality by tearing apart the people outside it.”
“There is nothing I dislike more in the world than people who care more about ideology than they do about people.”
“The snowflake never needs to feel responsible for the avalanche.”
27 thoughts on “Favourite Quotes From the Last Fives Book I Read”
The are some really good quotes here. Thank you! I love quotes and your post was refreshing to see
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I am loving putting these posts together. I think a few quotes can tell you a lot about a book!
Oooo, I loved this quote: “We can’t live in a fantasy. Reality may be hard, but it’s all we have.”
It hits home for sure lol
Me too! That quote really hit me when I read it. The whole play is beautiful in a bittersweet way!
I love quotes too!
They can tell you a lot about a book!
Thx for sharing:) really good thoughts!
Yay! Glad you enjoyed them!
Bitter Orange is on my TBR list; how did you like it?
I absolutely loved it! It is definitely slow-paced but so atmospheric. There were some twists and turns I wasn’t expecting and the characters are seriously flawed but interesting. I would love to see what you think!
Good to know!
Really good quotes, thanks for sharing!
I am so glad you enjoyed them!
Peter and Alice ❤️
Love that quote about dressing from Nick Offerman and Megan Mulaly <3
Me too! That whole section is really good!
This really makes me want to read Jon Ronson!
His work is really interesting! I really enjoy his perspective!
Have you read the psychopath test? Not sure which one of his to read first!
I haven’t! It is next on my list! I listened to his audible exclusive The Last Day of August and that was interesting as well.
These are some great quotes! Thoughtful, and filled with emotions 😍
I’m glad you enjoyed them! Those are definitely the kind of quotes that stand out to me!
Loved this, what a great idea! I always write down my favourite quotes from all the books I read in a little notebook so maybe I should think about doing this too…
Thank you! I would love if you did this too. I am always curious to see what quotes stand out to people!
I’m definitely going to give it a go! Thanks for the idea 🙂