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 Mothers by Brit Bennett


“The weight of what has been lost is always heavier than what remains.”

“It was strange learning the contours of another’s loneliness. You could never know it all at once; like stepping inside a dark cave, you felt along the walls, bumped into jagged edges.”

“An inside hurt was supposed to stay inside. How strange it must be to hurt in a way that you couldn’t hide.”

Emergency Skin by N.K. Jemisin

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“What it couldn’t sustain was a handful of hateful, self-important parasites, preying upon and paralyzing everyone else. As soon as those people left, the paralysis ended.”

“Sometimes that’s all it takes to save a world, you see. A new vision. A new way of thinking, appearing at just the right time.”

“It is the guiding principle of our society. Rights belong only to those who earn them. When you complete this mission, for your bravery you will have proven yourself deserving of life, health, beauty, sex, privacy, bodily autonomy — every possible luxury. Only a few can have everything, don’t you see?”

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert


“Because he knew her well enough to realize she’d rather be holed up in here like Gollum, stroking books and murmuring, “My precious.”

“This love business is absolutely nonsensical.”

I’m a coward. I’m lost. I’m addicted to being around you and I don’t know what I’ll do when it stops. Maybe it shouldn’t stop.

All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson

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“Symbolism gives folks hope. But I’ve come to learn that symbolism is a threat to actual change—it’s a chance for those in power to say, “Look how far you have come” rather than admitting, “Look how long we’ve stopped you from getting here.”

“You sometimes don’t know you exist until you realize someone like you existed before.”

“Navigating in a space that questions your humanity isn’t really living at all. It’s existing. We all deserve more than just the ability to exist.”

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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“She hadn’t realized how long it takes to become somebody else, or how lonely it can be living in a world not meant for you.”

“There were many ways to be alienated from someone, few to actually belong.”

“You could drown in two inches of water. Maybe grief was the same.”

“People thought that being one of a kind made you special. No, it just made you lonely. What was special was belonging with someone else.”



  1. These quotes from All Boys Aren’t Blue are like a punch to the face!

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