**I have already fallen behind on these, so I am going to try to catch up!
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!
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
“It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.”
“Imagination, of course, can open any door – turn the key and let terror walk right in.”
“Like the waters of the river, like the motorists on the highway, and like the yellow trains streaking down the Santa Fe tracks, drama, in the shape of exceptional happenings, had never stopped there.”
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
“Who made this boy think I had time for him? Got me out here wasting all my good words.”
“We all make choices about people. Who we want to hold close, who we want to remain in our lives, and who we are just fine without.”
“The world is a turntable that never stops spinning; as humans we merely choose the tracks we want to sit out and the ones that inspire us to dance.”
The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
“But time moves in only one direction. Not everything that breaks can be repaired.”
“There is a difference between what is not true and what cannot be measured.”
“Not everything that happens in a life can be digested. Some events stay forever whole. Some images never leave the mind.”
Down Among the Stick and Bones by Seanan McGuire
“Some adventures require nothing more than a willing heart and the ability to trip over the cracks in the world.”
“A single revelation does not change a life. It is a start.”
“The Moors were beautiful in their own way, and if their beauty was the quiet sort that required time and introspection to be seen, well, there was nothing wrong with that. The best beauty was the sort that took some seeking.”
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
“I might die today, and I don’t know if it was inevitable or if I inched myself into it, one small mistake after the other.”
“I cannot fade into the background anymore, but I can try to become human again.”
“No one can ask a man to be courageous with a gun to their head, but he must be courageous.”
16 thoughts on “Favourite Quotes From the Last Five Books I Read”
Beautiful language, to be savoured!
I often capture quotes from books and imprison them in my notebook.
Very well said. I do this as well!
I loved these quotes!! 😍
I’m so glad!
I want to read With the Fire on High so badly. I hope you enjoyed it!
It’s amazing!!!! Top three favourite YA novels of all time.
Love this idea! I have so many quotes tabbed in books and clipped on the kindle. Would be cool to share them with other book lovers. You should turn this into a weekly or monthly meme 🙂
I was actually thinking about that. Might be something I do in the near future!
Ill defiantly be joining in if you do 😀
Awesome! Thanks! I will keep you posted.
You picked such good ones from In Cold Blood!!
Such a quotable book!
After reading The Poet X this month, I cannot wait to read her next novel. Elizabeth Acevedo has such a way with words!
She really does. I will read anything that she writes.
I never heard of The Dreamers before, but it sounds like it’s worth a read. Hope to check it out!
I highly recommend it. It makes you think.