Favourite Quotes From the Last Fives Book I Read

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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

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“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

38589871“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

38919266“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

17347724“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

22571552“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.”

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