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!
The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa
“As we count up the memories from one journey, we head off on another. Remembering those who went ahead. Remembering those who will follow after. And someday, we will meet all those people again, out beyond the horizon.”
“At that moment, we were without doubt the greatest travellers in the world. And I was the world’s greatest travelling cat.”
“Among cats, when a female chooses a mate, it’s a very clear-cut thing. Not just among cats, but with all animals, the female’s judgement about love is absolute.”
From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke
“The connection you are creating here is like a flower. It requires soil and sun. things that, thanks to God, are given freely. But it is you, all of us, who has to water the flower to make it grow, Without water, all relations remain small. They can’t open, and eventually die”
“He was kryptonite sprinkled on pizza, my personal weakness”
“I have an endless thirst of love, the love of your body and soul.”
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
“He knew it the same way the woodsman knew it, because he knew trees: but he also knew it with the knowledge of the Wild Man of Greenhallow, who felt every slow green beat of the forest’s heart.”
“The tress crowded in close, leaving only a respectful space for the old oak; the path disappeared; mist descended thick beneath the branches.”
“He took a breath, and another, smelling old rotting leaves and health growth and autumn light. He felt almost as though he could have planted his feet and become a tree himself, a strong oak reaching up to the sky, brother of the old oak who ruled the wood.”
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
“Look to the beast, the bird, the wild dog, the critters, Pa’d taught me long ago. God spent all their might on the ears so they would have protection. And that safeguard ensures ours.”
“The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man.” —T. S. Eliot”
“I never understood why other people thought my color, any color, needed fixing.”
Recursion by Blake Crouch
“Everything will look better in the morning.
There will be hope again when the light returns.
The despair is only an illusion, a trick the darkness plays.”
“It is the lonely hour of the night, one with which he is all too familiar—when the city sleeps but you don’t, and all the regrets of your life rage in your mind with an unbearable intensity.”
“I know everything feels hopeless to you in this moment, but this is just a moment, and moments pass.”
Have you read any of these books? I would love to know if any of the quotes resonated with you!